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Chinese tourists can wield influence over Azerbaijan's economy.

Azerbaijan found a new way to attract tourists to discover its beauties, which recently opened to the world. After attracting thousands of tourists from Persian Gulf countries for the last two years, the country is keen to beckon tourists from Eastern Asia to help the tourism drive.

- AzerNews - AZ

New Saudi Railway Expected To Reduce Dependence On Crude Oil.

Saudi Arabia plans to soon issue contract tenders for a 1,000-mile railway between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, and to extend links to serve oil giant Aramco, Saudi Railway Company's chief executive Bashar Al Malik told Bloomberg in an interview published on Monday. Saudi Arabia has been planning the 1,000-mile Red ...

- - US

BAE gains surprise win for Typhoon fighter jet with Qatar deal.

LONDON, Sept 18 — Qatar signed an initial order for 24 Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets from the UK in a surprise win for manufacturer BAE Systems Plc, as the newly isolated Persian Gulf state beefs up air defences with the third contract placed...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Guide to smart cities in the Arabian Gulf: Why this is a region to watch.

With urbanization well above the global average, a young tech-savvy population and a raft of major infrastructure projects, the Gulf region is helping pioneer the smart city model.

- ZDNet - UK

Qatar feeling serious pain from Saudi blockade.

British are getting nervous with some fearing the possibility of a prolonged conflict in the Persian Gulf

- The Globe and Mail - CA

In Persian Gulf, Computer Hacking Now a Cross-Border Fear.

State-sponsored hacks have become an increasing worry among countries across the Persian Gulf. They include suspected Iranian cyberattacks on Saudi Arabia to leaked emails causing consternation among nominally allied Arab nations. Defending against such attacks have become a major industry in Dubai, as the city-state home ...

- Voice of America - US