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Saudis recall Sweden ambassador

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 18:08
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Saudi Arabia recalls its ambassador to Stockholm amid a diplomatic row after Sweden said it would end a long-standing defence deal.
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Saudi Arabia rejects flogging critics

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 15:26

Saudi Arabia expresses 'dismay' at international criticism over the flogging of a Saudi blogger, rejecting foreign interference.
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VIDEO: Saudi Arabia 'biggest arms importer'

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 13:03
related countries: India India

Saudi Arabia is now the world's biggest arms importer, having overtaken India, according to a new report on global defence spending.
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US tries to reassure Gulf over Iran

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 16:11
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Riyadh, Gulf

The US will keep an eye on "destabilising" acts by Iran despite moves towards a nuclear deal, John Kerry says on a visit to Saudi Arabia.
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VIDEO: 'Migrant worker' hip-hop in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 13:23

Video challenges how South Asian migrants are seen in Gulf
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Al-Qaeda in Yemen frees Saudi envoy

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 12:56
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A Saudi diplomat held hostage in Yemen for almost three years by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been released, officials say.
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WHO calls for action over Mers virus

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 12:12

Too little is being done to control the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, which has infected 50 people in Saudi Arabia so far this month, the World Health Organization warns.
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Saudi women drivers 'out of jail'

Friday, February 13th 2015, 6:34

Two Saudi women who were detained for defying the kingdom's ban on female drivers are freed after more than 70 days in custody, reports say.
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VIDEO: Prince Charles visits ancient Saudi site

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 6:49

Prince Charles is given rare access to ancient archaeological sites in Saudi Arabia, as he continues his tour of the Middle East.
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Charles raises Saudi blogger case

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 18:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Prince of Wales raises the issue of jailed blogger Raif Badawi during his first meeting with Saudi Arabia's new king.
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Bahrain suspends Alarab TV channel

Monday, February 9th 2015, 17:59
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain
related places: `Arab, Manama

Bahrain's government announces the suspension of a new Manama-based, Saudi pan-Arab news channel just days after its launch.
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Gulf crisis 'could last 10-15 years'

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 22:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The crisis in the Gulf provoked by Islamic State is probably the worst since WWII and could endure for another 10 to 15 years, says Sir John Jenkins, who has just stood down as Britain’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
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9/11 plotter accuses Saudi royals

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 20:47

Convicted al-Qaeda plotter Zacarias Moussaoui has claimed members of the Saudi royal family helped fund the 9/11 attacks.
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New Saudi TV 'off air' after launch

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 20:19
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain
related places: `Arab

New Saudi Arabian pan-Arab news channel Alarab stops scheduled broadcasting less than 24 hours after going on air from studios in Bahrain.
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Saudis shelve blogger flogging again

Friday, January 30th 2015, 22:39

Saudi Arabia postpones for a second time a further round of flogging against blogger Raif Badawi, whose case caused a global outcry.
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Saudi ambush targets US citizens

Friday, January 30th 2015, 17:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

A gun attack in Saudi Arabia on a car carrying two US citizens leaves one of them wounded, in the latest attack on foreigners in the Gulf kingdom.
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Saudi king reshuffles cabinet

Friday, January 30th 2015, 4:55

King Salman of Saudi Arabia announces a major cabinet reshuffle, a week after he acceded to the throne.
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Saudi Arabia and an uncertain future

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 2:28

An uncertain future for Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah
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Obama visits new Saudi King Salman

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 22:31
related countries: India India, United States United States

US President Barack Obama cuts short an India trip to lead a bipartisan delegation to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.
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World leaders pay respects in Riyadh

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 20:28

World leaders gather in Saudi Arabia to offer condolences after the death on Friday of King Abdullah at the age of 90.
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New Saudi king promises continuity

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 19:04
related places: Riyadh

King Salman pledges continuity in Saudi Arabia as his predecessor King Abdullah is buried in an unmarked grave following Friday prayers.
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'Saddened' PM to go to Saudi Arabia

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 18:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron will travel to Saudi Arabia to pay his condolences, following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.
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VIDEO: What is King Abdullah's legacy?

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 15:02

Frank Gardner looks at the legacy of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, who died on Thursday
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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 11:55

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died in hospital, royal officials announce, weeks after being admitted with a lung infection.
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VIDEO: Archive: Saudi king speaks to BBC

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 10:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC's John Simpson interviewed Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz in 2007, in the aftermath of the 7/7 London terrorist attacks.
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Asian shares up on oil and ECB moves

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 9:53

Asian shares rose on Friday encouraged by a rise in oil prices following news of the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah.
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Flogging of Saudi blogger postponed

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 17:38

Saudi Arabia has postponed the flogging of blogger Raif Badawi for the second week running on health grounds, according to a human rights group.
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Saudis 'can cope' with low oil price

Monday, January 19th 2015, 11:09

Saudi Arabia can cope with low oil prices for "at least eight years", Saudi Arabia's petroleum minister's former senior adviser has told the BBC.
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Saudis 'to review' blogger flogging

Friday, January 16th 2015, 21:13

The case of a Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes has been referred to the Supreme Court by the king's office, the BBC learns.
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Flogging of Saudi blogger postponed

Friday, January 16th 2015, 13:19

Saudi Arabia postpones the second round of its public flogging of activist and blogger Raif Badawi on medical grounds.
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VIDEO: Beaten for blogging: #Free Speech Stories

Friday, January 16th 2015, 3:06

Wife of convicted Saudi blogger living in 'perpetual anxiety'
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VIDEO: Plea to free Saudi blogger Badawi

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 23:24

There are new calls for western governments to demand the release of Raif Badawi, who has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in Saudi Arabia, and 1,000 lashes.
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West urged to help Saudi blogger

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 13:21

The wife of liberal Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes, urges Western powers to demand his release.
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Saudi Arabian blogger 'flogged'

Friday, January 9th 2015, 13:28

A Saudi Arabian blogger has been publicly flogged after being convicted of cybercrime and insulting Islam, reports say.
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