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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Iraqi officials deny troops have withdrawn from the Saudi border, amid reports that 30,000 Saudi reinforcements have been deployed there.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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Big jump in Mers cases reported

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 17:52

More than 100 more cases and 34 deaths from the new respiratory disease Mers has been reported by officials in Saudi Arabia.
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Shots fired as jet lands in Pakistan

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 20:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

Gunmen open fire on a passenger plane arriving at Peshawar in Pakistan from Saudi Arabia, with one person killed and at least two injured.
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Lake drained in student murder probe

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 13:28

A lake is drained and searched by police investigating the murder of a Saudi Arabian student in Colchester.
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Arrest over Saudi student murder

Friday, June 20th 2014, 18:14

A 19-year-old man is arrested in connection with the death of a Saudi Arabian woman in Essex.
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Saudi workers protected from sun

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 17:27

New health and safety regulations to protect outdoor workers from the sun come into effect in Saudi Arabia.
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Saudi Arabia raises Mers virus toll

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 17:32

Saudi Arabia says 282 people are now confirmed to have been killed by the Mers virus since it emerged in 2012, significantly more than initially thought.
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VIDEO: The 'secret' uprising on Saudi coast

Friday, May 30th 2014, 21:50

In a special investigation for the BBC's Our World, Saudi journalist Safa Al Ahmad has gained unprecedented access to film in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province as the Shia community reacts to a violent government crackdown.
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Saudi Arabia's hidden uprising

Friday, May 30th 2014, 14:31

Reporting under the radar on Saudi Arabia's protests
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Saudi activists sentenced to death

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 14:07

Two Shia activists have been sentenced to death in a week in Saudi Arabia after being convicted of attacking security forces in the country's east.
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Dutch try to avert Saudi sanctions

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 16:19
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Netherlands sends a diplomat to Saudi Arabia to try to ease anger over anti-Islamic messages distributed by far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders.
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VIDEO: Saudi Arabia promises action on Mers

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 13:08

Saudi Arabia's acting health minister say his country will do more to tackle the Mers virus
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Saudi camel warning over Mers virus

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 12:55

The authorities in Saudi Arabia advise wearing masks and gloves when handling camels to avoid spreading the Mers virus, which has killed at least 133 in the kingdom.
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Saudi fears rise over mystery virus

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 1:33

Spread of virus with no known cure fuels fears
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Saudi blogger jailed for 10 years

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 0:13

A Saudi court has sentenced blogger Raif Badawi to 10 years in prison for "insulting Islam" and setting up a liberal web forum, local media report.
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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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