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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 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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Did Saudi Arabia change the law to allow Narendra Modi "to address his Indian citizens on Saudi’s ground"?

Has Modi given a speech in Saudi Arabia to an audience of Indian citizens? Yes. On April 2, 2016, Modi gave a speech at a residential complex in Riyadh, to an audience of (mainly?) expatriate Indian ...
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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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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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