INTERNATIONAL. The combined wealth of the 40 richest individuals on Earth is US$1.1 trillion; Alwaleed ranks 24th on the index with a net worth of US$20.5 billion; Carlos Slim remains the richest person in the world, with a fortune of US$68.8 billion.
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.