The Royal Saudi Air Force currently has approximately 1,106 aircraft, 40,000 active personnel, 23,000 recruits, 9 wings, +99 squadrons, and a Special Forces unit dedicated to combat search and rescue. (Full article...)
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Jeddah Tower in May 2021
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 first 1 km (3,281 ft) high building in human history, 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 2017–2019 Saudi Arabian purge. (Full article...)