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9/11 plotter accuses Saudi royals

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 20:47

Convicted al-Qaeda plotter Zacarias Moussaoui has claimed members of the Saudi royal family helped fund the 9/11 attacks.
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New Saudi TV 'off air' after launch

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 20:19
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain
related places: `Arab

New Saudi Arabian pan-Arab news channel Alarab stops scheduled broadcasting less than 24 hours after going on air from studios in Bahrain.
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Saudis shelve blogger flogging again

Friday, January 30th 2015, 22:39

Saudi Arabia postpones for a second time a further round of flogging against blogger Raif Badawi, whose case caused a global outcry.
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Saudi ambush targets US citizens

Friday, January 30th 2015, 17:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

A gun attack in Saudi Arabia on a car carrying two US citizens leaves one of them wounded, in the latest attack on foreigners in the Gulf kingdom.
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Saudi king reshuffles cabinet

Friday, January 30th 2015, 4:55

King Salman of Saudi Arabia announces a major cabinet reshuffle, a week after he acceded to the throne.
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Saudi Arabia and an uncertain future

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 2:28

An uncertain future for Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah
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Obama visits new Saudi King Salman

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 22:31
related countries: India India, United States United States

US President Barack Obama cuts short an India trip to lead a bipartisan delegation to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.
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World leaders pay respects in Riyadh

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 20:28

World leaders gather in Saudi Arabia to offer condolences after the death on Friday of King Abdullah at the age of 90.
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New Saudi king promises continuity

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 19:04
related places: Riyadh

King Salman pledges continuity in Saudi Arabia as his predecessor King Abdullah is buried in an unmarked grave following Friday prayers.
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'Saddened' PM to go to Saudi Arabia

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 18:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron will travel to Saudi Arabia to pay his condolences, following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.
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VIDEO: What is King Abdullah's legacy?

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 15:02

Frank Gardner looks at the legacy of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, who died on Thursday
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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 11:55

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died in hospital, royal officials announce, weeks after being admitted with a lung infection.
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VIDEO: Archive: Saudi king speaks to BBC

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 10:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC's John Simpson interviewed Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz in 2007, in the aftermath of the 7/7 London terrorist attacks.
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Asian shares up on oil and ECB moves

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 9:53

Asian shares rose on Friday encouraged by a rise in oil prices following news of the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah.
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Flogging of Saudi blogger postponed

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 17:38

Saudi Arabia has postponed the flogging of blogger Raif Badawi for the second week running on health grounds, according to a human rights group.
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Saudis 'can cope' with low oil price

Monday, January 19th 2015, 11:09

Saudi Arabia can cope with low oil prices for "at least eight years", Saudi Arabia's petroleum minister's former senior adviser has told the BBC.
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Saudis 'to review' blogger flogging

Friday, January 16th 2015, 21:13

The case of a Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes has been referred to the Supreme Court by the king's office, the BBC learns.
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Flogging of Saudi blogger postponed

Friday, January 16th 2015, 13:19

Saudi Arabia postpones the second round of its public flogging of activist and blogger Raif Badawi on medical grounds.
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VIDEO: Beaten for blogging: #Free Speech Stories

Friday, January 16th 2015, 3:06

Wife of convicted Saudi blogger living in 'perpetual anxiety'
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VIDEO: Plea to free Saudi blogger Badawi

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 23:24

There are new calls for western governments to demand the release of Raif Badawi, who has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in Saudi Arabia, and 1,000 lashes.
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West urged to help Saudi blogger

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 13:21

The wife of liberal Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes, urges Western powers to demand his release.
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Saudi Arabian blogger 'flogged'

Friday, January 9th 2015, 13:28

A Saudi Arabian blogger has been publicly flogged after being convicted of cybercrime and insulting Islam, reports say.
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Saudi guards killed on Iraq border

Monday, January 5th 2015, 18:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Three Saudi border guards have been killed and three others wounded in attack near the kingdom's frontier with Iraq, the interior ministry says.
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Saudi king suffering from pneumonia

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 16:43

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah is suffering from a lung infection and has been breathing with the aid of a tube, Saudi officials say.
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Saudi women drivers in terror trial

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 19:34

Two Saudi women who were detained for defying a ban on female drivers are to be tried in a terrorism court, activists say.
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Opec oil production 'will not fall'

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 8:42

Saudi Arabia's oil minister, Ali al-Naimi, says the Opec cartel will not cut oil production even if the price falls to $20 a barrel.
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Four militants killed in Saudi raid

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 15:03

Saudi security forces kill four militants in a raid in Awamiya, in a province with a restive Shia population, the interior ministry says.
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Fall in oil prices 'temporary'

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 14:21

Recent falls in the price of oil are likely to be temporary, says the oil minister for Saudi Arabia, Opec's biggest producing nation.
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Yemen kills 'militants wearing veils'

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 22:21
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Several suspected al-Qaeda militants, disguised as fully veiled women, are reportedly shot dead by Yemeni security forces near the Saudi border.
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Why is Saudi Arabia using oil as a weapon?

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 1:27

Why is Saudi Arabia using oil as a weapon?
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Oil price falls ahead of Opec meeting

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 22:45
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

The price of oil has fallen as Opec oil producers prepare for their meeting on Thursday and data shows crude stocks rose last week.
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BBC man's killer sentenced to death

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 5:05

A man who shot dead BBC cameraman Simon Cumbers in Saudi Arabia 10 years ago has been sentenced to death.
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Saudi Arabia: Why succession could become a princely tussle

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 1:41

Who will rule when Saudi Arabia's founding father runs out of sons?
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