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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.

World news related to Saudi Arabia – overview

Saudi Arabia: news

Saudi anger at poultry price hike

Friday, October 5th 2012, 11:48

A Twitter campaign urges people in Saudi Arabia to refrain from eating chicken to punish traders who it says have raised prices by as much as 40%.
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Curbs on Saudi religious police

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 15:05

The head of Saudi Arabia's notorious religious police announces new curbs on his force's powers amid growing anger over excesses.
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Nigeria anger over women Hajj row

Monday, October 1st 2012, 17:22
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria is angered by the latest deportations of women from Saudi Arabia a day after Hajj flights had resumed and the problem thought to be resolved.
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Ikea regrets Saudi catalogue slip

Monday, October 1st 2012, 15:36

The furniture giant says it regrets that women are completely absent from images in the Saudi version of its catalogue.
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VIDEO: Nigeria Hajj row over unescorted women

Friday, September 28th 2012, 8:40
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria has suspended all Hajj flights to Saudi Arabia following the deportation of more than 170 Nigerian women who had arrived in the country without male escorts.
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Nigeria suspends Hajj flights

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 16:06
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria suspends all Hajj flights to Saudi Arabia after the authorities there deported more than 170 women who had arrived without a male escort.
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Saudis detain Nigerian Hajj women

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 14:36
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria protests about the detention at airports in Saudi Arabia of an estimated 1,000 Nigerian women planning to make the Hajj pilgrimage.
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Rare protest over Saudi prisoners

Monday, September 24th 2012, 14:05

Relatives of Saudi prisoners - mostly held without charge - hold a rare demonstration outside a desert jail to demand the inmates' release.
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UK's dilemma in balancing the Gulf

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 15:27
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Turmoil prompts UK review of Bahrain and Saudi ties
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Saudi Arabia's al-Qaeda challenge

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 23:34

Saudi Arabia's continuing struggle to quash threat from al-Qaeda
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Saudi campaigner goes on trial

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 12:37

Prominent human rights activist Mohammad al-Qahtani goes on trial in Saudi Arabia, charged with setting up an unlicensed organisation.
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Oil giant recovers from net virus

Monday, August 27th 2012, 11:47

Saudi Aramco, the world's leading oil producer, restores services after a virus attack struck about 30,000 of its computers.
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French mother's fatal fall probed

Monday, August 20th 2012, 12:31
related countries: France France

French police investigate the death of a Jewish mother who fought to get her daughter back from a Saudi prince.
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Arab nations urge Lebanon exodus

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 23:33
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

Four Arab nations urge their citizens to leave Lebanon after a string of kidnappings raises fears that the Syrian conflict is spilling over.
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'Thirty dead' in Syria air strike

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 18:24
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

Syrian warplanes attack the northern town of Azaz, reportedly killing 30 people, and as tensions escalate in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia urges its citizens to leave.
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Saudis oppose .gay net domains

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 16:44

Saudi Arabia opposes plans to create .gay and other top-level domain names on the internet.
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Arab League postpones Syria talks

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 1:21
related countries: Syria Syria

Foreign ministers of the Arab League postpone a meeting on the Syrian crisis, officials say, as fighting in key cities continues.
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Saudi soldier 'killed by gunmen'

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 8:24

A soldier is shot dead and another injured during a clash with protesters in eastern Saudi Arabia, with reports of a protester killed too.
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Saudi woman makes Olympic history

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 14:04

Judoka Wojdan Shaherkani makes history as the first Saudi Arabian female to compete at the Olympics.
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Saudi woman athlete makes headlines

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 12:06

Row over Saudi woman athlete at home and abroad
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VIDEO: Hijab victory for Saudi judoka

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 3:26

The International Olympic Committee has said that Wojdan Shaherkani will now be allowed to wear a head-scarf that does not compromise her safety.
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Saudi Arabian hijab row resolved

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 12:54

Saudi Arabia judoka Wojdan Shaherkani will compete at the Olympics after a row over the wearing of a hijab is resolved.
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Arrests at Saudi Arabia protest

Friday, July 27th 2012, 13:47

Security forces detain a number of protesters in eastern Saudi Arabia, after they reportedly demand the release of political detainees.
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Saudi religious police detained

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 15:43

Members of the Saudi religious police have been detained after being accused of being responsible for a fatal car accident involving a family.
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Saudi women to compete in Games

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 14:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Saudi Arabia is sending two female athletes to compete in the London 2012 Games, the International Olympic Committee says.
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Saudis 'seeking women Olympians'

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 15:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A senior Saudi official denies media reports that no women from his country will compete at the London Olympics.
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Two killed during Saudi protest

Monday, July 9th 2012, 12:18

Two men are killed in Saudi Arabia during a protest against the arrest of a prominent Shia cleric, officials and activists say.
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Saudi princess in UK asylum claim

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 17:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The daughter of Saudi Arabia's former ruler King Saud says she is seeking political asylum in the UK.
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UN ends Saudi dissident sanctions

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 10:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The UN Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against al-Qaeda removes a London-based Saudi dissident from its blacklist.
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