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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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Islamic State sets sights on Saudis

Friday, November 14th 2014, 19:15
related places: Riyadh

The leadership of Islamic State has Riyadh on its mind
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Oil price falls below $80 a barrel

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 20:41

Brent crude oil price falls below $80 a barrel for the first time since 2010, as Saudi Arabia fails to confirm a cut in production.
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'Nine die' in Saudi gun battles

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 20:29

At least nine people are killed in Saudi Arabia in two gun battles believed to be linked to Shia Muslims as they mark the festival of Ashura.
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Crude oil prices hit four-year low

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 19:42
related countries: United States United States

Crude oil prices hit a four-year low after Saudi Arabia unexpectedly cut the price of crude oil sold to the US, adding further to pressure on the growing US oil industry.
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Saudis jailed for judiciary tweets

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 0:44

A court in Saudi Arabia sentences three lawyers to up to eight years in jail for criticising the country's justice system on Twitter.
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Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 13:18

Four women in Saudi Arabia have been given prison sentences for supporting al-Qaeda and training their sons for jihad.
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Is the oil crash a secret US war on Russia?

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 17:11
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Is there a US-Saudi conspiracy behind the recent oil crash?
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Saudi cleric 'sentenced to death'

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 17:33

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced to death a prominent Shia cleric whose arrest two years ago triggered deadly protests, his brother says.
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US contractors shot in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 9:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Riyadh

An American employee of a US defence contractor is killed and another slightly injured in a gun attack in Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh.
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Suarez returns after bite ban

Friday, October 10th 2014, 21:15
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Luis Suarez sets up Uruguay's goal in a 1-1 friendly draw in Saudi Arabia - his first international appearance since his ban.
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Oil price falls to two-year low

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 17:17

Global oil prices fall to their lowest level in more than two years after Saudi Arabia cut its official selling price.
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Saudis play down Hajj Ebola concerns

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 15:36

Two million Muslims begin the annual, five-day Hajj pilgrimage, with Saudi Arabia playing down concern of Ebola infection.
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Almaz's story

Monday, September 29th 2014, 23:03

Abused and unpaid - the story of an African servant in Saudi Arabia
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VIDEO: Mers: Camel traders unalarmed by virus

Monday, September 15th 2014, 4:14

Tulip Mazumdar visits a camel market in Saudi Arabia to see how people feel about Middle East Respiratory Virus being linked to the animals.
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Arab states back US push against IS

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 23:14
related countries: United States United States

Ten Arab states, including Saudi Arabia, agree to rally with the US in tackling the threat posed by Islamic State jihadists.
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Russia warns US on Syria strikes

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 15:36
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: `Arab

Russia warns that US air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria would be a "gross violation" of international law.
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Terror suspects held in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 14:38

Saudi Arabia's interior ministry says it has arrested 88 people suspected of plotting attacks inside and outside the country.
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Saudis executed for drugs possession

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 10:39

Saudi Arabia executes four relatives for drugs possession, amid what Amnesty International calls a "disturbing" surge in the use of the death penalty.
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Paris raid on Saudi prince's convoy

Monday, August 18th 2014, 14:50
related countries: France France

Heavily armed men in northern Paris attack a convoy of cars belonging to a Saudi prince, stealing 250,000 euros (£200,000; $330,000), police say.
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'Ebola victim' dies in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 22:20

A man being treated for Ebola-like symptoms dies in Saudi Arabia, in what could be the latest outbreak's first fatality outside Africa.
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Saudi market to open to foreigners

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 17:01

Saudi Arabia's stock market is to open up to foreign investors for the first time, the country announces.
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Leading Saudi rights activist jailed

Monday, July 7th 2014, 18:02

The sentencing of Saudi human rights activist Waleed Abu al-Khair to 15 years in prison is condemned as "outrageous" by Human Rights Watch.
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Iraq denies Saudi border withdrawal

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 15:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi officials deny troops have withdrawn from the Saudi border, amid reports that 30,000 Saudi reinforcements have been deployed there.
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Appetite for art fuelling Saudi displays

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 1:05

How cultural exhibitions are finding new audiences in Saudi Arabia
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