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Jul 26

Florence Pugh’s Nude Scene In ‘Oppenheimer’ Covered Up By CGI Black Dress In India And Middle East

  • An intimate moment in Christopher Nolan’s dark historical drama “Oppenheimer” has been censored in several countries outside the U.S., including India.
  • Like most movies that feature explicit sex or nudity, sources close to the film confirm, those scenes were censored to secure a release in countries such as India and the Middle East, which don’t allow that type of content to play in theaters.
Jul 21

How The Middle East Is Preparing For The Post-Oil, EV Era Of Transportation

  • Saudi Arabia has been working on its own brand of electric vehicles, Ceer, and plans to install 50,000 domestic EV charging stations by 2025.
  • The U.S. and China are also bringing brands to the Mideast. GM is preparing to launch the Cadillac Lyriq, GMC Hummer EV and Chevrolet Bolt EUV in the Middle East this year, while Ford intends to launch EVs in the region in 2024.
Jun 14

Saudi Arabia And China Are Part Of A Multipolar World Order

  • China has for years been making inroads into Saudi Arabia as the kingdom’s top trading partner and the largest buyer of its oil.
  • “I don’t see our relationship with the U.S., with China as being mutually exclusive,” Saudi Minister of Investment Khalid Al-Falih told CNBC.
  • The U.S. has military installments in Saudi Arabia, selling it advanced weaponry and providing training and joint operations with the Saudi military.
Jun 13

Shares Of Manchester United Pop 12% After Qatar Media Hints At Takeover Bid ‘Success'

  • Qatar’s Al-Watan newspaper reported Tuesday evening that Sheikh Jassim, a son of the country’s former prime minister, is poised to be announced as the preferred bidder of the Premier League soccer club.
  • A spokesperson for Manchester United declined to comment when contacted by CNBC.
  • The reports come after seven months of negotiations, with British petrochemicals billionaire Jim Ratcliffe also in talks to buy the club.
May 30

Putin Congratulates 'Dear Friend' Erdogan On Election Victory

  • Turkey’s historical election is highly consequential for its population of 85 million, in terms of the future of the country’s democracy, economy and foreign relations.
  • It’s also deeply significant for many parts of the world beyond Turkey’s borders.
  • President Recep Tayyip Erdogan leads a country that is home to NATO’s second-largest military force, but also has a friendly and growing relationship with Russia’s Vladimir Putin — making many Western officials uneasy.