SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia tops ranking among the countries with the highest proportion of mobile phone users in the world with a ratio of 188%, followed by Vietnam and Oman in, according to a recent study.
INTERNATIONAL. Both countries posted freedom scores of 8.1, according to the annual Economic Freedom of the Arab World report published by the Fraser Institute. Bahrain dropped from first place last year to third place and a score of 8.0 in this year's report, which is based on 2012 data, the most recent available.