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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

Saudi Arabian heir to throne dies

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 12:12

Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz al Saud, who was heir to the Saudi throne, has died in his eighties, Saudi TV reports.
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VIDEO: Saudis to pay for unfinished meals

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 21:15

A Saudi restaurant in Damam city, the capital of the Eastern Province in Saudi Arabia, has started charging costumers who do not finish their meals.
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UK seizes Iranian accused assets

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 9:46
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The UK Treasury says it has frozen the assets of five men suspected of an Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States.
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Iran pours scorn on Saudi 'plot'

Monday, October 17th 2011, 23:12
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iran's President Ahmadinejad says US allegations of a plot to assassinate a Saudi envoy are as false as its claims were about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
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Saudi king surgery 'successful'

Monday, October 17th 2011, 15:23
related places: Riyadh

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, aged 86, has had successful surgery on his back in Riyadh, the official news agency says.
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Iran denies US meeting over plot

Friday, October 14th 2011, 20:38
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Tehran

Iranian officials deny any direct contact with the US about allegations Tehran was behind a plot to kill the Saudi envoy on US soil.
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Obama censures Iran over 'plot'

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 19:05
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Washington

President Barack Obama says the US can back up all its allegations of an Iranian conspiracy to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington.
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VIDEO: Iran dismisses assassination plot

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 20:35
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Tehran

US Vice President Joe Biden has said that the discovery of an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate a Saudi Arabian envoy on US soil will have serious consequences for Tehran.
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Iran airline hit by US sanctions

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 19:13
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US imposes sanctions on an Iranian airline it says flew members of an elite force linked to an alleged plot to kill the Saudi envoy on US soil.
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US to pressure Iran over 'plot'

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 11:19
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Washington

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls for a "very strong message" to be sent to Iran after allegations of a plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the US.
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US disrupts 'Iranian terror plot'

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 22:27
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel, United States United States

The US says it has broken up a plot by agents linked to Iran to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington using explosives.
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Activists attack Saudi executions

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 14:19
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The public execution of eight Bangladeshi migrant workers in Saudi Arabia is strongly condemned by a leading human rights group in Bangladesh.
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Clashes in eastern Saudi region

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 16:42

Fourteen people are reported to have been injured in clashes in eastern Saudi Arabia, home to many Shia and the scene of protests earlier this year.
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Why Saudi rulers feel under siege

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 7:26

The Arab Spring is forcing Saudi rulers to consider change
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Saudi woman's lashing 'revoked'

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 7:11

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah overturns a court ruling sentencing a woman to 10 lashes for breaking a ban on female drivers, reports say.
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Saudi woman driver to be lashed

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 13:19

A Saudi woman is sentenced to 10 lashes for breaking the country's ban on female drivers.
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Saudi social media joy at reform promise

Monday, September 26th 2011, 14:55

The news of King Abdallah’s plans to grant Saudi women the right to vote and stand in municipal elections is being met with elation by the country’s Twitterati and Facebook enthusiasts.
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Yemen leader calls for early vote

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 21:05
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he is committed to handing over power, in his first speech since returning from Saudi Arabia.
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Saudi women to get right to vote

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 15:12

Women in Saudi Arabia are to be given the right to vote and run in future municipal elections, the country's King Abdullah announces.
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VIDEO: Yemen President Saleh returns to Sanaa

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 21:07
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh has returned to the country from Saudi Arabia three months after surviving an assassination attempt.
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Challenge to Saudi case in Spain

Saturday, September 17th 2011, 10:58
related countries: Spain Spain

Lawyers for a woman who alleges sexual assault by a Saudi prince say the case has not been properly handled by Spain's criminal justice system.
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Neolithic Arabians 'tamed horses'

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 22:19

Saudi officials say archaeologists are excavating a site that suggests horses were domesticated 9,000 years ago in the Arabian Peninsula.
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Yemeni politician dies in Riyadh

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 9:38
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Riyadh

The speaker of Yemen's upper house, Abdulaziz Abdulghani, has died of injuries from an assassination attempt on President Saleh in June.
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Yemen's Saleh vows to return home

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 16:45
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh vows to return home following hospital treatment in Saudi Arabia despite continuing unrest and against the wishes of the US.
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VIDEO: Region steps up pressure on Syria

Monday, August 8th 2011, 15:33
related countries: Syria Syria

Reports from Syria say the army is shelling the eastern city of Deir al-Zour for a second day, as Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah urges the Syrian president to bring in reforms and stop the bloodshed amongst civilians.
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Saudi Arabia recalls Syria envoy

Monday, August 8th 2011, 6:34
related countries: Syria Syria

Saudi Arabia recalls its ambassador from Syria calling the crackdown there "unacceptable", in a major escalation in foreign pressure.
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Yemen's Saleh 'leaves hospital'

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 14:00
related countries: Yemen Yemen

President Saleh of Yemen is discharged from hospital in Saudi Arabia, two months after he was injured in an attack, medical sources say.
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