SAUDI ARABIA. Unfortunately, the use of state-of-the-art smart devices in the Arab world has been mostly confined to entertainment-related domains, and no serious efforts have been made to optimize technologies in awareness-raising programs that serve the human infrastructure in societies.
INTERNATIONAL. The rare show of friction among the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council threatens to undermine efforts to integrate their US$1.6 trillion economies, which supply about a fifth of the world's oil.
INTERNATIONAL. A catastrophic disaster can - and will - happen again if the lessons of Macondo and other similar incidents are not learned and shared routinely; Change required to prevent future disasters, industry warned.