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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

Millionaire sold fake bomb detectors

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 18:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A millionaire businessman who sold fake bomb detectors to countries including Iraq and Georgia, knowing they did not work, is convicted of fraud.
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VIDEO: Saudis build 1,000-mile border fence

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 22:07
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Saudi Arabia is building a fence, over 1,000 miles long, in order to seal off its troubled frontier with Yemen.
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Saudis build Yemen border fence

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 19:06
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Saudi Arabia builds a giant border fence to seal off its frontier with Yemen as security deteriorates after the 2011 uprising, officials say.
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Saudi Arabia denies paralysis ruling

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 11:16

Saudi Arabia denies reports that a court in the kingdom has ordered a punishment of paralysis for a man who caused the paralysis of a friend.
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Iran travel ban on Saudi diplomat

Monday, April 8th 2013, 16:27
related countries: Iran Iran

A Saudi diplomat allegedly involved in a deadly drink-driving car accident is banned from leaving Iran, says a senior Iranian MP.
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Frank Gardner's return to Saudi Arabia

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 23:00

Frank Gardner revisits the country where he was shot in 2004
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UK concern at Saudi paralysis ruling

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 12:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK urges Saudi Arabia not to carry out a "grotesque" sentencing of paralysis for a man as punishment for paralysing another man.
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Outrage at Saudi paralysis sentence

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 19:34

Amnesty denounces as "outrageous" the reported sentencing of paralysis for a Saudi man as punishment for paralysing another man.
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Modern art patronage pays dividends in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 0:28

Fresh breeze ripples through Jeddah art scene
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Saudi Arabia 'threatens Skype ban'

Monday, March 25th 2013, 18:51

Saudi authorities reportedly threaten to ban encrypted messaging services such as Skype, Viber and WhatsApp, causing upset among their many users.
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Saudi Shia leaders criticise arrests

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 14:12

A number of Shia community leaders in Saudi Arabia sign a statement condemning the recent arrest of 16 Shia citizens on allegations of spying.
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Saudi Arabia arrests 18 for spying

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 20:03
related countries: Iran Iran, Lebanon Lebanon

Saudi Arabia arrests an Iranian, a Lebanese and 16 Saudis accused of being part of a "spying cell for a state", officials say.
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VIDEO: Jeddah's contemporary art scene

Monday, March 18th 2013, 2:28

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has been hosting its first ever Art Week.
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Dozens injured in Bahrain unrest

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 17:15
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Dozens of people, including police officers have been injured in unrest marking the second anniversary of a Saudi led intervention into gulf island state.
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Saudi men executed for robbery

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 9:41

Seven men convicted of armed robbery have been executed in southern Saudi Arabia, the interior ministry says, despite appeals by human rights groups.
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VIDEO: 'I had to direct from inside a van'

Monday, March 11th 2013, 15:57

Director Haifaa Al-Mansour, who became Saudi Arabia's first female film-maker, talks about her new production starring a 10-year-old girl.
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Saudi Arabian activists jailed

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 15:32

A Saudi Arabian court jails two prominent human rights activists for setting up an illegal organisation and rebelling against the king's authority.
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Saudi prince in Forbes list dispute

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 15:05

Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal accuses Forbes magazine of understating his wealth as he severs ties with the magazine.
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Shard firm oversees Saudi skyscraper

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 4:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The team that built London's Shard skyscraper is chosen to manage the construction of the world's tallest building - a 1km tower - in Saudi Arabia.
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Weak demand hits profits at BAE

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 9:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK aerospace company BAE Systems reports a fall in full-year profits, blaming delays over a major contract with Saudi Arabia and weak global demand.
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Women sworn in on Saudi council

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 11:02

Saudi King Abdullah swears in 30 women to the previously all-male Shura Council, seen by many as a major step in female participation in public life in the kingdom.
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Saudi activist calls for abuse law

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 9:05

A Saudi Arabian human rights activist calls for a child abuse law in the kingdom after a five-year-old girl was allegedly beaten to death by her father.
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Pilgrimage crash kills 5 in family

Monday, February 11th 2013, 15:15
related places: Mecca

Five members of the same family from Newport are killed in a taxi crash while on a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
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CIA drone base in Saudi revealed

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 17:29
related countries: United States United States

The US Central Intelligence Agency has been operating a secret airbase in Saudi Arabia for unmanned drones for the past two years, US media reveal.
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Saudi prince becomes third in line

Friday, February 1st 2013, 16:38

Former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Muqrin becomes third in line to the throne with his appointment as deputy PM of the Gulf kingdom.
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Anger over Saudi child death case

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 22:36

The case of a five-year-old Saudi girl who died after allegedly being beaten by her father sparks an online campaign in the kingdom.
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Mother forgives over beheading

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 1:10
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The mother of beheaded Sri Lankan domestic worker Rizana Nafeek forgives those who she says wanted her daughter to be executed in Saudi Arabia.
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Court rejects Saudi blogger case

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 17:33

A Saudi court refuses to charge a young blogger accused of insulting Islam, highlighting the struggle between conservative and reformist forces.
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Saudis jail Egypt rights lawyer

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 12:15
related countries: Egypt Egypt

An Egyptian human rights lawyer is sentenced to five years in jail and 300 lashes by a court in Saudi Arabia for trafficking drugs.
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Saudi king names women to council

Friday, January 11th 2013, 17:38

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah appoints women to a fifth of the seats in the previously all-male consultative Shura Council.
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