The price of tickets will rise by 25% on June 30, 2014
5) Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be visiting Saudi Arabia this month to seek help in the fight against IS militants.
Harper’s government plans to double its contribution to the anti-IS coalition, the Saudis estimate, but would be willing to consider having Canada join in the “airstrikes”.
6) Denmark’s Prime Minister Lars Lkke Rasmussen will visit Israel next week, to discuss ways of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
The Danish Prime Minister is expected to discuss the Iran nuclear deal with his Israeli counterpart Benyamin Netanyahu, before traveling on to New York for the UNGA.
7 UPDATED: June 16, 2014. After much delay, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has confirmed the presence of several members of the royal family in Saudi Arabia for the first time.
The prince was quoted by the state news agency on June 15 : “All the princes and the prominent members of the Saudi elite are gathered in Riyadh for the 10th and last gathering of the year in the company of the King in Saudi Arabia.”
It was reported in June 2015 that Abdullah is slated to hold more lavish and politically sensitive social events in Saudi Arabia.