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Saudis can message the king directly

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 8:27

Web users in Saudi Arabia can now petition their King directly through a website.
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Saudi Mers death toll passes 100

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 23:11

Saudi Arabia says more than 100 patients infected with the Mers coronavirus have now died since the outbreak began in 2012.
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Saudi reports five more Mers deaths

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 21:38
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Five new deaths from the Mers coronavirus have been announced in Saudi Arabia, bringing the death toll to 92, as Egypt registers its first case.
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Maliki attacks Saudi 'interference'

Friday, April 25th 2014, 16:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki tells the BBC that Saudi Arabia has "clearly interfered" in Syria and in Iraq's internal affairs.
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Saudi health minister sacked

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 9:00

As Saudi Arabia dismisses its health minister, the Mers virus death toll continues to rise.
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Death penalty for 2003 Saudi attack

Monday, April 21st 2014, 16:22
related places: Riyadh

A Saudi court sentences five men to death for their role in three suicide bomb attacks on expatriate residential compounds in Riyadh in May 2003.
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Halliburton reports $622m profits

Monday, April 21st 2014, 15:31
related countries: Angola Angola, Russia Russia, United States United States

US oil exploration firm Halliburton has reported better-than-expected first quarter profits, helped by robust drilling activity in Russia, Saudi Arabia and Angola.
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The Saudi women smoking shishas

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 19:26

Should a woman need a man with her to smoke a hookah?
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Saudi intelligence chief removed

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 9:12

Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, has been removed from his post "at his own request", state media report.
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Indonesian maid spared Saudi death

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 13:32
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A campaign in Indonesia, with help from the government, has raised enough money to prevent an Indonesian maid being executed in Saudi Arabia.
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Tusk clue to Saudi desert's green past

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 16:01

Tusk of extinct elephant gives clue to Saudi desert's past
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Obama seeks to smooth Saudi ties

Friday, March 28th 2014, 22:51
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria, United States United States

US President Barack Obama holds talks with Saudi King Abdullah to ease tensions over the Syria conflict and Iranian nuclear negotiations.
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VIDEO: Saudi's 'first kiss'

Friday, March 28th 2014, 17:28

The story behind the parody video
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Can Obama Saudi visit stem deteriorating ties?

Friday, March 28th 2014, 2:26

Can Barack Obama's Saudi visit stem deteriorating ties?
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Saudis and Qatar 'destabilise Iraq'

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 21:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Qatar Qatar

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki accuses Saudi Arabia and Qatar of seeking to destabilise his country by supporting insurgent groups.
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Brotherhood 'terrorists', say Saudis

Friday, March 7th 2014, 19:03
related countries: Syria Syria

Saudi Arabia designates the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation, along with two jihadist groups fighting with the Syrian rebels.
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Gulf ambassadors pulled from Qatar

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 13:38
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE withdraw their ambassadors from Qatar after alleging that the emirate has been meddling in their internal affairs.
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Saudi judges to get training centres

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 18:34

Saudi Arabia is to set up training centres for judges to improve their "efficiency and performance", despite criticism from conservatives.
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Saudi commuters face eight-hour jams

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 13:08
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Commuters face eight-hour traffic jams while crossing a 16-mile causeway linking Saudi Arabia to Bahrain.
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Guantanamo prisoner pleads guilty

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 18:35
related countries: France France, United States United States, Yemen Yemen

A Saudi man held at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay pleads guilty to his role in the deadly 2002 attack on a French oil tanker off Yemen.
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Four killed in Saudi police raid

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 17:26

Two police officers and two men they were trying to arrest have been killed in a gunfight in Saudi Arabia's restive Eastern Province, officials say.
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Indonesian maids get Saudi rights

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 12:46
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Saudi Arabia signs an agreement with Indonesia aimed at protecting the rights of Indonesian maids in the country following allegations of abuse.
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VIDEO: Prince Charles in Saudi sword dance

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 9:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Prince of Wales wears traditional robes and carries a sword as he takes part in a festival of culture ceremony in Saudi Arabia.
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BAE agrees Saudi Eurofighter deal

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 9:20

Defence group BAE Systems agrees pricing with Saudi Arabia over the rising cost of a long-running Eurofighter Typhoon jet deal.
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Charles joins in Saudi sword dance

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 1:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Prince of Wales wore traditional robes and carried a sword as he took part in a ceremony celebrating cultural life in Saudi Arabia.
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Woman named editor of Saudi paper

Monday, February 17th 2014, 13:43

A woman is named editor-in-chief of a daily newspaper for the first time in Saudi Arabia.
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Pilgrims killed in Saudi hotel fire

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 2:04

At least 15 people are killed and 130 injured in a fire at a hotel used by pilgrims in western Saudi Arabia, the state news agency has reported.
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Extremists in Saudi religious police

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 16:00

The head of Saudi Arabia's feared religious police - the "mutawa" - admits the force contains some extremists and promises to remove them.
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Dozens hurt in Saudi jet landing

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 15:13
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Medina

A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 767 flying from Iran makes an emergency landing in Medina, injuring 29 people, three seriously, officials say.
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Saudi '$3bn grant' for Lebanon army

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 21:13
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon's president announces a $3bn grant from Saudi Arabia, shortly after the funeral of a senior politician killed in a car bomb on Friday.
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Saudi security court jails poet

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 17:18

A security court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a Shia poet and journalist to a year in prison in connection with protests in Eastern Province.
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BAE shares fall on contract setbacks

Friday, December 20th 2013, 15:09
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Shares in BAE Systems fall 4.5% on worries about fighter jet sales to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
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