With a pledge for an Expo "built by the world for the world", Saudi's bid smashed the opposition after months of intense lobbying in the run-up to the vote in Paris.
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Chandrashekar was released a few days ago after he paid the amount to the complainant and also a fine. He left for India and reached Mangaluru via Mumbai on Monday night.
Some of the top footballers like Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Karim Benzema are plying their trade in there.
Saudi Arabia's apparently successful bid, just 27 days after announcing it, comes less than a year after neighbouring Qatar held the first Winter World Cup.
Riyadh's willingness to fund high-profile sporting events has drawn accusations that it is "sportswashing" its human rights record.
Momentum toward a landmark US-brokered deal to normalize relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia, guardian of Islam's two holiest sites, was shattered by the October 7 attack by Hamas militants.
“Israel has failed as an army at the strategic, intelligence and military levels. Hamas came and killed around 1,400 people including 300 Israeli soldiers.
Cairo has sought to work with Washington since the violence broke out, but is reportedly refusing to allow only foreigners, including US citizens, to get out of Gaza via the Rafah border crossing.
Saudi Arabia, which chairs the current session of the Islamic Summit, has invited the member nations of the Organisation of Islamic Nations (OIC) to the meeting to be held in Jeddah on Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia in the weeks before the attacks had spoken of progress in US-led diplomacy to normalize relations with Israel.
Hamas' attack has raised new questions about whether Palestinian ambitions for sovereignty can be put aside while the US tries to help Israel improve ties with rest of its Middle East neighbours.
Yoga is for people of all faiths, she said.
The warning in the IEA’s monthly market report comes a day after oil prices jumped following OPEC’s own update showing that the gap between global supply and demand would be the widest since 2007.
They also agreed to diversify the current status of their hydrocarbon relationship into a “comprehensive energy partnership.”
Speaking at the India-Saudi Arabia Investment Forum held in New Delhi, Panda highlighted India’s rapid economic growth and creating opportunities for domestic and foreign investors.
Star players such as Neymar and Karim Benzema were among 94 overseas acquisitions, including 37 from Europe's top five leagues, the financial consultancy's Sports Business Group said.
The inflated crude price in the international market will raise cost of India’s crude basket, and oil marketing companies will have to shell out more to import crude.
As well as the start of preparations for January’s Asian Cup, which Saudi Arabia hasn't won since 1996, Mancini also has the start of qualification for the 2026 World Cup in November.
The countries' moves could increase inflation and the cost for motorists at gasoline pumps. Saudi Arabia said it will continue to monitor the market and could take further action if necessary.
Mancini added: "The presence of top players in the Saudi Pro League indicates the potential for growth in the national football scene."