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News: Saudi Arabia

We have started to collect the most important news related to Saudi Arabia in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Saudi Arabia: news

Saudi cleric in virginity warning

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 22:18

A report in Saudi Arabia warns that if Saudi women are given the right to drive, it would spell the end of virginity in the country.
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Saudis reject repression claims

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 16:10

Saudi Arabia says a report by Amnesty International, accusing the kingdom of launching a wave of repression, is based on 'inaccurate information'.
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Saudis accused of new repression

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 15:16

Amnesty International accuses Saudi Arabia of reacting to the Arab Spring by launching a new wave of repression, with thousands of people arrested.
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Two dead in Saudi Arabia gunfight

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 6:02

Two people are killed in a gunfight in Saudi Arabia between security forces and what authorities call 'criminal elements' working for a foreign power.
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Yemen leader 'to sign power deal'

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 10:20
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is in Saudi Arabia to sign a deal which will see him stand down after months of unrest, Yemen's state media say.
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Syria accused over embassy raids

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 9:44
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Saudi Arabia accuses Syria of failing to stop attacks on its embassy after the Arab League voted to punish Damascus over its crackdown on protests.
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New Saudi defence minister named

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 17:38

Saudi Arabia names Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz as new defence minister after the death of Crown Prince Sultan.
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Saudi Arabia names crown prince

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 23:40

Saudi Arabia names long-time interior minister Prince Nayef as the heir to the throne of King Abdullah, following his brother's death last week.
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Saudi crown prince funeral held

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 14:56

Hundreds attend the funeral in Riyadh of Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz al Saud, who was heir to the Saudi throne.
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Saudi envoy 'plotter' in US court

Monday, October 24th 2011, 16:07
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: New York

An Iranian-American charged over a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the US appears in a New York court and pleads not guilty to terror charges.
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VIDEO: Saudi Crown Prince Sultan dies

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 15:20

The heir to the throne of Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, has died.
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Saudi Arabian heir to throne dies

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 12:12

Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz al Saud, who was heir to the Saudi throne, has died in his eighties, Saudi TV reports.
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VIDEO: Saudis to pay for unfinished meals

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 21:15

A Saudi restaurant in Damam city, the capital of the Eastern Province in Saudi Arabia, has started charging costumers who do not finish their meals.
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UK seizes Iranian accused assets

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 9:46
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The UK Treasury says it has frozen the assets of five men suspected of an Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States.
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Iran pours scorn on Saudi 'plot'

Monday, October 17th 2011, 23:12
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iran's President Ahmadinejad says US allegations of a plot to assassinate a Saudi envoy are as false as its claims were about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
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Saudi king surgery 'successful'

Monday, October 17th 2011, 15:23
related places: Riyadh

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, aged 86, has had successful surgery on his back in Riyadh, the official news agency says.
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Iran denies US meeting over plot

Friday, October 14th 2011, 20:38
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Tehran

Iranian officials deny any direct contact with the US about allegations Tehran was behind a plot to kill the Saudi envoy on US soil.
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Obama censures Iran over 'plot'

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 19:05
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Washington

President Barack Obama says the US can back up all its allegations of an Iranian conspiracy to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington.
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VIDEO: Iran dismisses assassination plot

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 20:35
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Tehran

US Vice President Joe Biden has said that the discovery of an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate a Saudi Arabian envoy on US soil will have serious consequences for Tehran.
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Iran airline hit by US sanctions

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 19:13
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US imposes sanctions on an Iranian airline it says flew members of an elite force linked to an alleged plot to kill the Saudi envoy on US soil.
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US to pressure Iran over 'plot'

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 11:19
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Washington

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls for a "very strong message" to be sent to Iran after allegations of a plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the US.
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US disrupts 'Iranian terror plot'

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 22:27
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel, United States United States

The US says it has broken up a plot by agents linked to Iran to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington using explosives.
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Activists attack Saudi executions

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 14:19
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The public execution of eight Bangladeshi migrant workers in Saudi Arabia is strongly condemned by a leading human rights group in Bangladesh.
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Clashes in eastern Saudi region

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 16:42

Fourteen people are reported to have been injured in clashes in eastern Saudi Arabia, home to many Shia and the scene of protests earlier this year.
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Why Saudi rulers feel under siege

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 7:26

The Arab Spring is forcing Saudi rulers to consider change
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Saudi woman's lashing 'revoked'

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 7:11

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah overturns a court ruling sentencing a woman to 10 lashes for breaking a ban on female drivers, reports say.
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Saudi woman driver to be lashed

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 13:19

A Saudi woman is sentenced to 10 lashes for breaking the country's ban on female drivers.
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