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Does Saudi Arabia have 100,000 tents equipped with air-conditioning systems sitting empty in the desert?

Yes, the city of Mina has 100,000 air-conditioned tents. They are empty much of the year. More info: Mina is a small city located inside a low lying valley in the province of Makkh, in western Saudi ...
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Is Saudi Arabia funding 200 mosques but not accepting any refugees?

This question has two claims: Saudi Arabia refuses to accept any Syrian refugees. Saudi Arabia announced it'll build 200 mosques for Syrian refugees in Germany. Claim 1: Saudi Arabia refuses to ...
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Did the Saudi mufti issue a fatwa saying that men can eat their wives?

Claim: Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh, issued a fatwā permitting man to chop up and eat wife in event of extreme hunger. Status: False It's reported that the claim first appeared on a satire ...
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Is the United States now the largest oil producer?

At some point in time other liquids besides oil began being added to crude oil output by the reporting agencies. These are primarily natural gas liquids, and can also be ethanol and maybe a few other ...
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Is this graphic comparing punishments between ISIS and Saudi Arabia accurate?

The graphic was made by the Middle East Eye, which explains the "MEE" in the lower corner. The entire article seems pretty sound, but I've worked hard to find other sources to verify its ...
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Did Saudi Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz claim the earth is flat?

This supposed fatwa relates to Sheik Abdul-Aziz Ibn Baaz, but the 1993 date is much too recent, and it is a false accusation of being a fatwa. There is an official statement from the Kingdom of ...
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Is Russia's fiscal break-even price for oil around half of Saudi Arabia's?

There are multiple different break-even prices that people usually quote. The fiscal break-even is the oil price at which the fiscal balance is zero. The external break-even is the oil price at ...
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Has Saudi Arabia banned 50 names?

No, while it was widely reported, the Saudi government has denied it. Many sources such as the Washington Post, Daily mail, Direct matin, Gulf News, Le Monde, Le Figaro or Al HUffington Post (Maghreb)...
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Did Saudi Arabia deposit 1 billion dollars to pay the US for troop presence?

Saudi Arabia has not, yet, deposited money to pay for troop presence. Vox Article quotes a Pentagon spokesperson: Consistent with the president’s guidance to increase partner burden-sharing, the ...
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