OSINTSUM 18JAN2015

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10 Gitmo detainees from Yemen sent to Oman

Egypt extends participation in Yemen conflict

After 25 years, Saudi Embassy officially reopens in Baghdad

Three Qaeda suspects ‘killed in Yemen drone strike’

AQIM takes Australian couple hostage in northern Burkina Faso

US confirms Americans kidnapped in Baghdad

It’s been 25 years since the start of Operation Desert Storm

Al Qaeda Attacks in Burkina Faso Kill at Least 30

Oil slides to lowest since 2003 as Iran sanctions lifted

Sanctions lifted after Iran found in compliance on nuclear deal

OSINTSUM 13JAN2016

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Kabul, Afghanistan

 

Saudi Arabia to build world’s tallest tower, reaching 1 kilometer into the sky

Saudi Arabia to build world’s tallest tower, reaching 1 kilometer into the sky

Though I generally support ideas like this to draw investment and tourism to areas that really could use it, it is possible that just spending the 1 billion on the poor in Saudi Arabia would be a better approach. It would alleviate so many issues that are directly related to extremism. With that said, this could work well assuming Saudi opens its borders more to tourism and provides the appropriate infrastructure for tourism,.