Saudi Arabia to offer citizenship to 'brilliant' individuals

Pedro Gonçalves
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Saudi Arabia is to offer citizenship to experts and talented creatives as part of a bid to modernise and diversify the ultraconservative kingdom's economy, local media has reported. The changes are part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's economic and social reform plans to diversify the economy and steer it away from its reliance on oil. It aims to attract "scientists, intellectuals and innovators from around the world, to enable the kingdom to become a diverse hub...

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