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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

Amnesty condemns Saudi terror law

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 17:25

A secret anti-terror law being drawn up by Saudi Arabia would lead to "massive rights violations", says Amnesty International.
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Freed Saudi woman driver defiant

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 18:42

A woman in Saudi Arabia whose imprisonment for driving drew global attention says she is more determined than ever to continue her campaign.
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Germans debating Saudi tank sale

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 15:41
related countries: Germany Germany

MPs in Germany are to debate secret plans to sell Saudi Arabia 200 tanks despite a policy of not selling arms to repressive states.
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Red Sea boat sinking 'kills 197'

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 8:37
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudanese authorities link a boat disaster, in which nearly 200 people are reported drowned, to the current food crisis in the Horn of Africa.
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Tension over Saudi worker curbs

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 6:08
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, Philippines Philippines

Saudi Arabia says it will stop issuing work permits for domestic workers from Indonesia and the Philippines, after a series of high-profile spats.
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Maid trade

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 1:06
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian's execution has no impact on exodus to Saudi Arabia
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Driving change

Monday, June 27th 2011, 23:07

Saudi women turn to social media for right to drive
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Indonesia ban on Saudi maid work

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 13:34
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia says it will no longer allow its citizens to travel to Saudi Arabia for domestic service work after a maid was executed.
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'Saudi apology' on maid beheading

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 11:16
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

Indonesian officials say Saudi Arabia has apologised for beheading a maid without informing Jakarta - an incident that sparked an international outcry.
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Clinton backs 'brave' Saudi women

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 18:41
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praises "brave" women in Saudi Arabia who are campaigning for the right to drive.
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Saudi in Indonesia beheading row

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 12:49
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

Indonesian politicians and the public are protesting against Saudi Arabia's decision to execute an Indonesian maid without informing Jakarta.
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VIDEO: Saudi women drivers stage protest

Friday, June 17th 2011, 18:18

Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that bans women from driving motor vehicles but there has been a growing show of defiance against the edict
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Saudi women drivers stage protest

Friday, June 17th 2011, 12:58
related places: Riyadh

Saudi women begin driving cars in the capital Riyadh in open defiance of an official ban on female drivers, in an action organised on social network sites.
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Ash disrupts East African flights

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 12:36
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

Flights to East Africa are severely disrupted as ash from an Eritrean volcano spreads across the region and heads towards Saudi Arabia.
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Clinton cuts short African tour

Monday, June 13th 2011, 17:58
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea, Israel Israel

The US secretary of state cuts short a three-nation tour of Africa due to a volcanic eruption that threatened to leave her stranded in Ethiopia.
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VIDEO: Yemeni president 'will be back'

Saturday, June 11th 2011, 23:59
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The nephew of Yemen's injured president Saleh says his uncle will return to lead his country after his treatment in Saudi Arabia ends.
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Yemeni parties deny talks report

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 21:54
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemen's ruling party denies it has held talks with the opposition bloc since President Ali Abdullah Saleh flew to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment.
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Yemen opposition accepts stand-in

Monday, June 6th 2011, 16:02
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemen's opposition says it accepts a transfer of power to the vice-president after President Saleh left for treatment, amid uncertainty over his future.
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VIDEO: Uncertain future for troubled Yemen

Monday, June 6th 2011, 14:13
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

People have taken to the streets of the Yemeni capital Sanaa to celebrate after President Ali Abdullah Saleh travelled to Saudi Arabia for hospital treatment.
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Yemenis rejoice as Saleh leaves

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 18:40

Thousands celebrate in Yemen as President Saleh leaves for treatment in Saudi Arabia, amid uncertainty over whether he will return.
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VIDEO: Yemenis rejoice as Saleh leaves

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 17:03
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Thousands of people in Yemen are celebrating the departure of President Ali Abdullah Saleh to Saudi Arabia.
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VIDEO: Venice Biennale: Art meets politics

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 22:23
related countries: Haiti Haiti

The Venice Biennale features exhibitions from 89 countries with Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and Haiti represented for the first time.
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One-man protest

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 6:59

Saudi authorities dampen demands for political reform
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Spring? What Spring?

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 10:44

No instability please, we're Saudi Arabian
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Taking the wheel

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 8:07
related places: `Arab

Saudi woman inspired by Arab spring challenges driving ban
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Saudi roots

Monday, May 16th 2011, 23:52

Friends and residents of Jeddah reflect on death of Bin Laden
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Saudi citizen killed in Karachi

Monday, May 16th 2011, 12:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Karachi

Gunmen open fire on a car belonging to the Saudi consulate in Karachi, killing a Saudi citizen, police say.
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