According to Almarai literature, the dairy company—founded by Irish Agri Pioneers Alastair and Paddy McGuckian—began with 350 cows, before expanding its operations dramatically over the past three decades. The company is now responsible for more than 200,000 cows globally and is the world's largest vertically integrated dairy company. (Full article...)
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Jeddah Tower in August 2019
Jeddah Tower (Arabic: برج جدة), previously known as Kingdom Tower (برج المملكة), is a skyscraper construction project currently on hold. Located on the north side of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it is planned to be the world's first 1 km (3,281 ft) high building, and the centrepiece and first phase of a development and tourist attraction known as Jeddah Economic City.
There was steady progress, but in January 2018, building owner JEC halted structural concrete work with the tower about one-third completed due to labor issues with a contractor following the 2017–19 Saudi Arabian purge. (Full article...)