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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

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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Malaysia deports tweet row Saudi

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 8:27
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian authorities deport a Saudi journalist who left his country after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a tweet.
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New Saudi clash leaves one dead

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 9:15

A man is shot dead by security forces at a demonstration in eastern Saudi Arabia, the second such incident in two days, activists say.
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'Protester' dies in Saudi Arabia

Friday, February 10th 2012, 15:50

A protester has been shot dead by security forces in the city of Qatif in eastern Saudi Arabia, activists say.
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Malaysia detains Saudi for tweet

Friday, February 10th 2012, 8:22
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian police detain a Saudi journalist who left his country after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a tweet.
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Ethiopians face Saudi deportation

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 11:03
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

A group of imprisoned Ethiopian Christians face deportation from Saudi Arabia for "illicit mingling" of the sexes, Human Rights Watch says.
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VIDEO: Karzai 'plans talks with Taliban'

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 23:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghan government is planning to meet the Taliban in Saudi Arabia in an attempt to jump-start peace talks, the BBC has learned.
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Karzai 'plans talks with Taliban'

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 13:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai is planning to meet the Taliban in Saudi Arabia in an attempt to jump-start peace talks, the BBC learns.
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VIDEO: Saudis leave Arab league mission

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 21:29
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: `Arab, Damascus

Saudi Arabia has pulled out of the Arab League monitoring mission in Syria, criticising Damascus for failing to act to stop violence against protesters.
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New attacks on Israeli websites

Monday, January 16th 2012, 12:13
related countries: Israel Israel

A Saudi computer hacker is blamed for attacks on the websites of Israel's stock exchange and national airline, El Al.
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Saudi Shia protester 'shot dead'

Friday, January 13th 2012, 15:05

At least one person has been killed and three others injured in clashes between security forces and Shia protesters in eastern Saudi Arabia, activists say.
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Cameron on trip to Saudi Arabia

Friday, January 13th 2012, 5:08

David Cameron is embarking on his first visit to Saudi Arabia as prime minister.
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Israeli hacker's retaliatory leak

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 16:31
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: `Arab

An Israeli hacker has released Saudi credit card details online and threatens more leaks to avenge Arab hacking attacks.
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Saudi men in lingerie sales ban

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 2:19

Saudi Arabia is to finally enforce a decree allowing only women to work in lingerie shops, despite disapproval from senior clerics.
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US sells $30bn in jets to Saudis

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 18:48
related countries: United States United States

The US confirms the sale of nearly $30bn of fighter jets to Saudi Arabia, saying the deal would send a "strong message" to countries in the region.
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Twitter gets Saudi cash injection

Monday, December 19th 2011, 8:06

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and his Kingdom Holding Co announce a $300m investment in social media site Twitter.
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Saudi woman executed for sorcery

Monday, December 12th 2011, 18:03

A Saudi woman has been executed for practising "witchcraft and sorcery", the country's interior ministry says
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Australian faces 500 Saudi lashes

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 7:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia
related places: Canberra

Saudi Arabian judges sentence an Australian man to 500 lashes and a year in prison after convicting him of blasphemy, Canberra officials say.
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Saudi cleric in virginity warning

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 22:18

A report in Saudi Arabia warns that if Saudi women are given the right to drive, it would spell the end of virginity in the country.
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Saudis reject repression claims

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 16:10

Saudi Arabia says a report by Amnesty International, accusing the kingdom of launching a wave of repression, is based on 'inaccurate information'.
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Saudis accused of new repression

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 15:16

Amnesty International accuses Saudi Arabia of reacting to the Arab Spring by launching a new wave of repression, with thousands of people arrested.
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Two dead in Saudi Arabia gunfight

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 6:02

Two people are killed in a gunfight in Saudi Arabia between security forces and what authorities call 'criminal elements' working for a foreign power.
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