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Yemeni soldiers killed in air strike

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 12:48
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Dozens of soldiers have been killed in an air strike by a Saudi-led coalition on an army base in southern Yemen, reports say.
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Many killed in Yemen air strike

Monday, July 6th 2015, 15:30
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Saudi-led coalition bombers strike a suburb of the southern Yemen port city of Aden, killing at least 30 people, witnesses there say.
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Saudi prince to give away $32bn

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 9:40

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest people, says he will donate his entire $32bn fortune to charity.
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Kuwait mosque bomber 'was a Saudi'

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 11:07
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

Kuwait says the attacker who carried out Friday's suicide bombing at a Shia mosque has been identified as a Saudi citizen.
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Saudi Yemen bombing a message to Iran

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 15:57
related countries: Iran Iran, Yemen Yemen

Saudi bombing a warning to Iran as Yemen destruction mounts
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Saudi imam apologises to comedian

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 16:41

A Saudi imam apologises after accusing a well-known Saudi comedian of apostasy for mocking overzealous clerics.
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Bin Laden 'proof of death requested'

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 9:12
related countries: United States United States

Wikileaks releases what it claims are Saudi documents showing that Abdullah Bin Laden asked the US for his father's death certificate.
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Fears missing family is Syria-bound

Monday, June 15th 2015, 20:04
related countries: Syria Syria

Three sisters from Bradford are feared to have travelled to Syria with their nine children after going on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.
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Saudi Arabia opens up stock market

Monday, June 15th 2015, 10:10

Foreigners can now buy and sell shares in listed companies on the Saudi Arabian stock exchange, but investors aren't queuing up just yet, writes Mark Lobel.
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VIDEO: Saudi blogger's 'slow death sentence'

Friday, June 12th 2015, 9:23

The wife of the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who has been sentenced to 10 years in jail and 1,000 lashes, describes his punishment as "a slow death".
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Secret US mission to heal Saudi king

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 23:28
related countries: United States United States

The medical mission that tied the US and Saudi Arabia together
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Saudis uphold blogger's 1,000 lashes

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 21:37

Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court upholds a sentence of 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for blogger Raif Badawi, despite a foreign outcry.
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Saudi air strikes 'kill 44 Yemenis'

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 11:58
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

At least 44 people are killed in Saudi-led air strikes on rebel-controlled army headquarters in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, reports say.
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Saudis 'shoot down' Yemeni missile

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 7:57
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Saudi Arabia shoots down a Scud missile fired from across the border by Yemen's Houthi rebels and its allies, the state news agency says.
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How IS seeks sectarian war in Saudi Arabia

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 17:52

How IS is trying to ignite a sectarian war
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Bomb attack at Saudi Arabia mosque

Friday, May 29th 2015, 16:46

At least four people die in a bomb attack outside a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia, only a week after more than 20 people were killed in a similar bombing.
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Dozens killed in Sanaa air strike

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 16:03
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

Saudi-led coalition warplanes have bombed a special forces camp in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, killing at least 36 people, officials and witnesses say.
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Yemen rebels 'driven out of city'

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 16:24
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Pro-government militiamen reportedly drive Houthi rebels out of a city in south Yemen, the first major advance since Saudi-led air strikes began.
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VIDEO: Can Saudi coalition defeat IS?

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 22:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

The recent, dramatic gains by Islamic State fighters across Syria and Iraq are prompting fresh doubts over whether the coalition strategy to defeat them is working.
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IS 'carried out Saudi mosque attack'

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 21:52

The Islamic State group says it was behind a deadly suicide bombing on a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia, apparently its first attack in the kingdom.
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Saudi coalition renews Yemen strikes

Monday, May 18th 2015, 10:37
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A Saudi-led coalition resumes air strikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen after a five-day humanitarian ceasefire expires.
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Yemen aid effort begins after truce

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 18:37
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Humanitarian organisations take advantage of a five-day truce to get aid into Yemen after weeks of Saudi-led air strikes targeting Houthi rebels.
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Strikes hit Yemen ahead of ceasefire

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 20:07
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

Saudi-led coalition aircraft carry out fresh air strikes on Yemen's capital, Sanaa, hours before a five-day ceasefire gets under way.
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Mixed success for Saudi military operation

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 0:17
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Mixed success for Saudi military operation in Yemen
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Yemen rebels 'down Morocco warplane'

Monday, May 11th 2015, 12:11
related countries: Morocco Morocco, Yemen Yemen

Houthi rebels in Yemen say they have shot down a Moroccan fighter jet that was taking part in Saudi-led coalition air strikes against them.
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Yemen inches towards ceasefire

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 9:26
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemen's Houthi rebels vow to respond "positively" to a Saudi humanitarian truce offer, as the plight of civilians caught in fighting worsens.
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UN criticises Saudi strikes in Yemen

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 6:54
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The United Nations representative in Yemen says that Saudi-led bombings are putting trapped civilians at risk.
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Saudis tell Yemenis to leave border

Friday, May 8th 2015, 18:58
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Saudi-led coalition aircraft drop leaflets urging residents in a Yemeni border district to leave, as air strikes against rebels continue.
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Viewpoint: How far is Saudi-Iranian rivalry fuelling Yemen war?

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 15:53
related countries: Iran Iran, Yemen Yemen

Is Saudi Arabia overplaying the Iran card in Yemen?
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Saudis propose ceasefire in Yemen

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 14:06
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Saudi Arabia says it is prepared to introduce a five-day humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen, as the UN says 6,000 people have been injured since air strikes began.
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Boat shelling kills dozens in Aden

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 15:16
related countries: Yemen Yemen

At least 32 people have been killed in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden while trying to flee heavy fighting in a boat, medics say.
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Aid groups seek full access to Yemen

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 14:42
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Two aid groups make an urgent call to the Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi rebels in Yemen for unobstructed access, as the conflict spreads.
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Saudi king sacks aide over 'slap'

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 10:15
related countries: Morocco Morocco
related places: Riyadh

Saudi Arabia's King Salman sacks the head of royal protocol after he was filmed slapping a photojournalist covering the arrival of Morocco's king in Riyadh.
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Senegal to support Yemen campaign

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 1:07
related countries: Senegal Senegal, Yemen Yemen

Senegal is to send 2,100 troops to support the Saudi-led campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, its foreign minister says.
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VIDEO: Rights for Saudi women 'progressing'

Monday, May 4th 2015, 9:15

Saudi Arabia is one of the world's most conservative societies, and the role of women is limited, but some think progress is being made, as Lina Sinjab reports.
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