saudi arabia The Present Neom, Saudi Arabia’s $500 billion megacity, reaches its next phase Construction of the $500 billion dollar tech city-state of the future is moving ahead. Smart Skills Saudi Arabia Is Building a $500-Billion New Territory Based on Tech and Liberal Values This independent zone, with its own regulations and social norms, will be built from scratch on 10,231 square miles of untouched land at a cost of $500 billion. Smart Skills Where Does the USA Rank In Empathy Worldwide? We're ranked behind Saudi Arabia and Korea in empathy. Surprised? Culture & Religion Why Did Saudi Arabia Ban Pokémon Go? Saudi clerics see Pokemon Go as anti-Islamic and full of forbidden symbols and ideas (like evolution!), so have renewed their 2001 fatwa on it.