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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Honeymoon is over for new Saudi leader as reform pain kicks in

Honeymoon is over for new Saudi leader as reform pain kicks in:
"As new arrivals hurry through Riyadh’s airport, Ahmed hustles for customers, hoping to lure travellers into his saloon car.

One of hundreds of thousands of Saudis who studied in the US on a government-funded programme, the 30-year-old mechanical engineering graduate has yet to find a job for which he spent years training for. Instead, he makes an uncertain living, operating an illegal airport taxi, risking fines from the police.

“The economy is bad, where are the jobs?” he says. “All my friends are cursing the government.”"

'via Blog this'