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29 Mar: Oil giant Saudi Aramco’s profits drop to half in 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s state-backed oil giant Aramco announced Sunday that its profits nearly halved in 2020 to $49 billion, a big drop that came as the coronavirus pandemic roiled global energy markets. Saudi Arabian Oil Co. released its annual financial results a year after the pandemic sent the price of oil crashing to all-time lows as people stopped moving around the world to stem the spread of the virus.

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02 Mar: The Khashoggi case

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of journalist and activist Jamal Khashoggi, who was barbarously murdered inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul in 2018, has made a public plea to punish the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohamed bin Salman.