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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

BAE signs £1.9bn Saudi jet deal

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 16:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British defence giant BAE signs a £1.9bn ($3bn) deal with Saudi Arabia to supply Hawk trainer jets, safeguarding over 200 UK jobs.
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Ban for Saudi Olympic horsemen

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 16:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Two top members of the Saudi Olympic equestrian team are banned from competing for eight months, and are now likely to miss the London games.
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Kuwaiti denies Twitter blasphemy

Monday, May 21st 2012, 17:18
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, Kuwait Kuwait

A Kuwaiti man pleads not guilty to charges that he insulted the Prophet Muhammad and the rulers of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain in messages on Twitter.
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Bahrain and Iran in 'union' row

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 11:45
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, Iran Iran

Bahrain's foreign ministry summons Iran's charge d'affaires following Iranian comments objecting to a proposed union between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
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Gulf states delay union decision

Monday, May 14th 2012, 20:15

Leaders of the six-member Gulf Co-operation Council postpone the creation of a union at a meeting in Riyadh, saying more talks are needed.
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Saudi king sacks key conservative

Friday, May 11th 2012, 22:38

Saudi King Abdullah sacks conservative adviser, Sheikh Abdelmohsen al-Obeikan, a staunch critic of relaxing gender segregation.
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Indian court cuts Hajj subsidy

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 8:48
related countries: India India

India's Supreme Court orders the government to eliminate its subsidy for Muslim pilgrims going on the Hajj to Saudi Arabia.
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Saudis to reopen Egypt embassy

Friday, May 4th 2012, 14:39
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Saudi Arabia announces it will reopen its embassy in Egypt, after it was shut following protests against the arrest of an Egyptian lawyer last week.
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Saudis welcome Bin Laden widows

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 11:51

Saudi officials say they have no suspicions about the late al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden's widows and children, who arrived in the kingdom last week.
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Egypt protests shut Saudi embassy

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 15:36
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The Saudi embassy and consulates in Egypt are closed following protests over an Egyptian lawyer who has been detained in Saudi Arabia.
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Bin Laden wives deported to Saudi

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 22:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

The three widows and children of Osama Bin Laden are deported to Saudi Arabia following a year in Pakistani custody since the al-Qaeda leader was killed.
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Showing paintings of British suburban houses to Saudis

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 8:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Showing Lowry and suburbia to Saudi art lovers
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Saudis imprison Egyptian lawyer

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 11:12
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt is trying to secure the release of an Egyptian human rights lawyer sentenced to prison and 20 lashes in Saudi Arabia for defaming King Abdullah.
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Saudi court 'convicts activist'

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 10:59

A prominent human rights campaigner has been sentenced to four years in prison by a state security tribunal in Saudi Arabia, campaigners says.
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Saudi diplomat 'held by al-Qaeda'

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 14:19
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A Saudi diplomat kidnapped in southern Yemen in March is being held by al-Qaeda, the Saudi interior ministry says.
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Saudis deny inmate hunger strike

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 15:14

The authorities in Saudi Arabia deny that a prominent human rights campaigner, who has been detained for a year, is on hunger strike.
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Saudi princess: What I'd change about my country

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 23:21

Five things I'd change about Saudi Arabia
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IOC faces Saudi Arabia ban demand

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 18:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The IOC is urged to ban Saudi Arabia from London 2012 after the country's Olympic Committee president rules out women competitors.
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Saudi rape case dropped in Spain

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 14:26
related countries: Spain Spain

A court in Spain drops a rape case against a Saudi prince over "contradictions and vagueness" in evidence from the alleged victim.
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Swedish MP quits over Saudi deal

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 9:43
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Sweden's Defence Minister Sten Tolgfors resigns after facing criticism for a secret plan to help Saudi Arabia build weapons.
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Saudi diplomat kidnapped in Yemen

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 15:32
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Gunmen have seized the Saudi deputy consul in the southern Yemeni city of Aden outside his home, police say.
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Row over Saudi youth conference

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 9:01
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

A Saudi women's rights activist is planning legal action against Kuwaiti MPs who demanded a ban on a youth conference they condemned as un-Islamic.
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VIDEO: Changing face of Saudi art scene

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 6:31

Saudi Arabia's art scene has flourished and is now pushing the boundaries of long-held taboos.
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Oil prices up despite Saudi move

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 5:57

Oil prices climb as concerns about supply overshadow Saudi Arabia's pledge to boost its crude output by a quarter if needed.
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Women 'injured' in Saudi protest

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 16:36

An investigation is launched after at least 50 women are reportedly injured after a protest at a university in Saudi Arabia turns violent.
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Saudi man shot dead in Bangladesh

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 15:42
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

A Saudi Arabian official has been shot dead in an upmarket district of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, police say.
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Sweden 'secret arms for Saudis'

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 14:29
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Swedish PM Fredrik Reinfeldt is pressed to clarify a report that his government is helping Saudi Arabia plan an advanced arms factory.
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Oil price dips from fresh highs

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 12:15

The price of crude oil reaches a three-and-a-half-year high following reports of an explosion at a pipeline in Saudi Arabia.
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Malaysia defends deporting Saudi

Monday, February 13th 2012, 7:42

Malaysia defends its deportation of a Saudi journalist accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a tweet, saying it cannot be seen as a safe haven.
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