Saudi Arabia, the Arab world’s biggest economy, has started producing purified water at the 27 billion-riyal ($7.2 billion) Ras al-Khair desalination plant on the Persian Gulf, the state-owned Saudi Press Agency said, citing Minister of Water and Electricity Abdullah Al-Hussayen.
U.S. Navy officers in the Pacific fleet say the service’s Littoral Combat Ship may lack the speed, range and electronic-warfare capabilities needed to operate in Asian waters, according to a congressional audit.
Clas Ohlson AB, Sweden’s biggest hardware retailer, plans to step up foreign expansion after opening its first store outside Europe this year as it seeks to mimic the success of local peers Ikea and Hennes & Mauritz AB.
Abu Dhabi’s largest oil refinery is preparing to boost production of the industry’s lowest-sulfur diesel within three months as standards for the fuel rise, two people with knowledge of the matter said.
The Pentagon is working with a dozen countries, including allies in the Persian Gulf region and east Asia, to bolster the cybersecurity of their militaries and build a collective defense against attacks.
Blazing gas flares 70 meters high brighten the night sky above Qatar’s Ras Laffan Industrial City. The 295-square-kilometer complex houses the world’s largest assemblage of liquefied natural gas plants and the biggest port for LNG exports on the globe. Ras Laffan chills to a fluid more gas in a year than Canada consumes and then ships it to run electric plants and warm homes from Tokyo to Buenos Aires. The gas facilities within its grounds produce almost a third of the world’s LNG exports, Bloomberg Markets will report in its May issue.