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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

Mother forgives over beheading

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 1:10
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The mother of beheaded Sri Lankan domestic worker Rizana Nafeek forgives those who she says wanted her daughter to be executed in Saudi Arabia.
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Court rejects Saudi blogger case

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 17:33

A Saudi court refuses to charge a young blogger accused of insulting Islam, highlighting the struggle between conservative and reformist forces.
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Saudis jail Egypt rights lawyer

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 12:15
related countries: Egypt Egypt

An Egyptian human rights lawyer is sentenced to five years in jail and 300 lashes by a court in Saudi Arabia for trafficking drugs.
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Saudi king names women to council

Friday, January 11th 2013, 17:38

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah appoints women to a fifth of the seats in the previously all-male consultative Shura Council.
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Sri Lankan maid beheaded in Saudi

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 19:25
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Saudi Arabia beheads a Sri Lankan domestic worker for killing a baby in her care in 2005 in a case that is widely condemned by rights groups.
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Anger as Saudi in 90s weds teen

Monday, January 7th 2013, 17:30

The marriage of a Saudi man in his 90s to a 15-year-old girl draws a wave of criticism on social media in the conservative Gulf kingdom.
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Sudanese man beheaded in Saudi

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 13:23
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A Sudanese man convicted of murder has been beheaded in Saudi Arabia, the country's interior ministry says.
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VIDEO: Freedom to work for Saudi women

Friday, December 14th 2012, 9:12

More women in Saudi Arabia are entering the workplace after rules in the country were relaxed by King Abdullah.
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Jaguar considers new Saudi plant

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 8:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

West Midlands-based carmaker Jaguar Land Rover is to explore the option of manufacturing in Saudi Arabia, in what would be its second major overseas venture.
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Saudi diplomat killed in Yemen

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 15:29
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

A Saudi diplomat and his bodyguard are killed in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, by gunmen dressed as security forces who opened fire on their car.
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Saudi king appears after surgery

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 15:09

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has appeared on state TV for the first time since undergoing major back surgery, calming fears for his health.
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Saudi women 'monitored by SMS'

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 17:31

A discovery that Saudi male guardians are now automatically getting text alerts about cross-border movements of the women under their custody causes an uproar on Twitter.
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Uncovering the hidden bodies in Saudi art

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 2:06

Uncovering the hidden bodies in Saudi art
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Saudi plotted attack on Bush home

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 22:08

A Saudi student who plotted to attack the Texas home of ex-President George W Bush and other targets is sentenced to life in jail.
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US to be 'biggest oil producer'

Monday, November 12th 2012, 18:27
related countries: United States United States

The US will overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest oil producer by 2017, says the International Energy Agency.
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Sudan's Omar Bashir 'has surgery'

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 18:28
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir undergoes a minor operation in Saudi Arabia, state media says.
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Saudi shift signals change

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 14:14

Replacement of key interior minister bold move by Saudi king
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New Saudi interior minister named

Monday, November 5th 2012, 18:32

Saudi Arabia's king names Prince Mohammed bin Nayef as interior minister, replacing Prince Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz after four months in post.
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Saudi border guards die in ambush

Monday, November 5th 2012, 11:42
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Two Saudi border guards are killed in an ambush by gunmen in the south of the country, near the border with Yemen, officials say.
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Saudi fuel truck crash kills 22

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 10:42
related places: Riyadh

At least 22 people are reported killed and scores injured in a fuel truck crash and explosion in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh.
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Fire at Saudi wedding kills 25

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 10:24
related places: Abqaiq

Twenty-five people have been killed by an electrical fire at a wedding in the Abqaiq region of eastern Saudi Arabia, officials say.
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Bosnian walks to Mecca via Syria

Friday, October 26th 2012, 10:47
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, Syria Syria
related places: Mecca

A Bosnian Muslim man walks thousands of kilometres to reach Saudi Arabia on a pilgrimage and thanks God for his safe passage through war-torn Syria.
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VIDEO: Saudi forces parade ahead of Hajj

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 16:18
related places: Mecca

Thousands of Saudi security forces parade in Mecca ahead of the culmination of this year's Muslim pilgrimage.
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Saudi female religion police plan

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 12:46

The head of Saudi Arabia's religious police, known as the "mutawa", says women officers need to be introduced into the force.
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Woman directs first Saudi movie

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 7:45

Saudi woman becomes country's first movie director
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Saudi envoy plotter pleads guilty

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 21:43
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

An Iranian-American man unexpectedly pleads guilty of plotting to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the US, and says Iranian agents were involved.
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Saudis 'insulted' by UK inquiry

Monday, October 15th 2012, 4:45
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Saudi Arabia says it is "insulted" by a parliamentary inquiry into how the UK deals with the country and Bahrain.
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'Saudi weapons' found in Syria

Monday, October 8th 2012, 20:06
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

The BBC finds evidence that appears to suggest that weapons intended for the Saudi military have been diverted to Syrian rebels in Aleppo.
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VIDEO: 'Saudi weapons' found in Syria

Monday, October 8th 2012, 18:01
related countries: Syria Syria

BBC News has uncovered evidence that weapons intended for the Saudi military have been diverted to Syrian rebels.
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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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