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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 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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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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