Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Saudi king back home, orders $37 bln in handouts - �World News - MSN News UK

Saudi state media announced an action plan to help lower- and middle-income people among the 18 million Saudi nationals.

It includes pay rises to offset inflation, unemployment benefits and affordable family housing.

Saudi Arabia has so far escaped popular protests against poverty, corruption and oppression that have raged across the Arab world, 16 countries, toppling entrenched leaders in Egypt and Tunisia and even spreading to Bahrain, linked to the kingdom by a causeway

Saudi king back home, orders $37 bln in handouts - �World News - MSN News UK

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