Saudi Arabia

Impossible to reduce output - Saudis

2014-12-18 12:46

Saudi Arabia, the largest producer in the Opec oil cartel, cannot reduce its output despite plunging prices, a report says.

Zero carbon emission goal not realistic - Saudi Arabia

2014-12-09 11:45

Setting a target of zero carbon emissions by 2050 is not 'realistic', Saudi Arabia's chief negotiator at UN talks for a new, world climate pact says in Lima.

26 foreigners held for 'terrorism' in Saudi

2014-12-07 16:15

Authorities in Saudi Arabia say they have arrested 135 suspects, including 26 foreign nationals, for "terrorism" offences.

Saudi sees oil market stabilising itself'

2014-11-26 11:40

Opec leader Saudi Arabia has signalled it was unlikely to push for a major change in oil output at the producer group's meeting.

Thousands attend Shi'ites burial

2014-11-08 07:56

Thousands of mourners have joined the funeral of eight people killed during an unprecedented rampage against minority Shi'ites.

Gulf energy subsidies worth $160bn a year

2014-11-05 09:45

Arab states in the Gulf, which pump a fifth of the world's crude oil, spend more than $160bn on energy subsidies annually, a top World Bank official says.

Saudi women back at the protest wheel

2014-10-28 08:20

Saudi Arabian activists, fighting a religious ban on females driving, have declared their online campaign a success. Many brave women posted videos and images of themselves behind the wheel.

Saudi Arabia warns women not to drive

2014-10-23 18:00

Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry has issued a warning to women not to get behind the wheel in defiance of the kingdom's men-only road rules.

Saudi Arabia sentences Shi'ite cleric to death

2014-10-15 13:29

A Saudi judge has sentenced to death a prominent cleric who has called for greater rights for the kingdom's Shi'ites, after his arrest prompted deadly protests in the oil-producing east of the country.

Egyptian workers riot in Saudi Arabia

2014-10-13 19:40

Five Saudis have been injured after several Egyptians rioted in Duba to protest their employers' neglicence.

Biden calls Saudi Arabia after diplomatic gaffe

2014-10-08 10:26

US Vice President Joe Biden has called Saudi Arabia’s foreign affairs minister and “clarified” his diplomatic gaffe in which he suggested Saudi Arabia and other key allies had financed the ISIS.

Tears as 2 million Muslims mark peak of hajj

2014-10-03 15:44

Tears flowed and prayers filled the air as the annual Muslim hajj by close to two million believers from around the world reached its zenith on a vast plain in western Saudi Arabia.

Pilgrims throng Mecca for hajj

2014-09-29 15:52

Their backs hunched, elderly Muslim pilgrims lean on walking sticks as others in wheelchairs nudge their way into Mecca's Grand Mosque where scores of people are encircling the holy Kaaba.

Death sentences for 4 Saudis in 'bloodiest terror' cell

2014-09-22 14:49

Four Saudi men have been sentenced to death for their role in one of the kingdom's "bloodiest terror cells", a report says.

Saudi Arabia cushions labour reform

2014-09-04 16:40

Saudi Arabia is changing tack in its labour reforms, softening the blow to companies with money for subsidies and training.

Islamic State accused of mass killings

2014-08-25 21:14

The United Nations has condemned appalling, widespread crimes by Islamic State forces in Iraq, including mass executions of prisoners.

Saudi prince robbed of €250 000 in carjacking

2014-08-18 13:25

Kalashnikov-wielding robbers have attacked the motorcade of a Saudi prince in Paris, making off with €250 000 in cash and reportedly stealing 'sensitive' documents, French police say.

Saudi Arabia gives UN $100m to fight terrorism

2014-08-13 22:34

Saudi Arabia has given $100m to the United Nations to support counter-terrorism efforts and called on other countries to do the same.

Militants attack Yemen-Saudi border post

2014-07-05 11:35

Officials say militants have targeted a border post between Yemen and Saudi Arabia in an attack that left two soldiers and three of the gunmen dead.

Ramadan starts in most places on Sunday

2014-06-27 22:29

Saudi Arabia and several other Arab countries have announced that the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan will start on Sunday.

Saudi beheads two for raping minors

2014-06-26 17:50

Saudi authorities have beheaded two nationals convicted of raping minors in two separate cases, in one of which the culprit killed the victim, the interior ministry says.

Pilgrims warned of Mers risk during Hajj

2014-06-19 08:32

The deadly MERS virus remains a serious public health problem as thousands of pilgrims head to Saudi Arabia for Hajj.

US - Iraq shows need to fight terror financing

2014-06-17 21:44

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says that developments in Iraq, where jihadist-led militants have seized swathes of the country, emphasise the need to combat terror financing.


Woman who stabbed sleeping child beheaded

2014-12-09 21:08

An Ethiopian woman who stabbed a small Saudi girl 30 times in her sleep has been beheaded.

Oil producers face 'huge liabilities'

2014-12-09 10:30

Saudi Arabia's top climate negotiator says that growing pressure to phase out fossil fuels does not help the UN climate negotiations.

Saudis may face tighter budget

2014-12-02 18:50

Plunging oil prices may mean the first budget cuts for major exporter Saudi Arabia in years, but they are not expected to be large enough to stop growth.

Saudi sights set on US shale

2014-11-25 10:13

Opec's biggest crude producer Saudi Arabia will have its sights set on the upstart US shale oil business at a crucial cartel meeting to debate possible output cuts.

Saudi convicts 8 for attacks on foreigners

2014-11-19 05:10

A Saudi Arabia court has convicted eight men guilty of involvement in a series of deadly attacks against foreigners.

Gulf stocks hit by falling oil prices

2014-11-05 15:33

Gulf stock markets have suffered sharp falls, led by Saudi Arabia and Dubai, as a slump in world oil prices depressed sentiment in the energy-rich region.

Oil-rich Saudi must invest in solar energy

2014-10-28 10:00

Oil-rich and sun-blessed Saudi Arabia has no choice but to invest in solar energy, a senior official of the national electricity provider says.

Masked men burn 2 Saudi Arabia consulate cars in Egypt

2014-10-24 22:20

Masked men have set fire to two cars belonging to the consulate of Saudi in the Egyptican city of Suez, local security sources say.

Kuwait slams Saudi's halt to joint output

2014-10-20 11:04

A Kuwaiti oil trade union has condemned the unilateral closure by Saudi Arabia of an offshore oilfield jointly operated by the Arab neighbours.

The Saudi oil enigma

2014-10-14 09:45

Saudi Arabia is one of the most compulsively secretive countries in the world at the start of the 21st century, says Reuters market analyst John Kemp.

Get used to lower oil prices - Saudis

2014-10-13 16:18

Saudi Arabia is quietly telling the oil market it will be comfortable with much lower oil prices for an extended period, a sharp shift in policy.

Snap! Hajj selfies gain popularity

2014-10-05 18:19

Raising his arm, Yousef Ali hugs his elderly father in front of one of Islam's holiest sites as they grin for a selfie - a craze that has hit this year's hajj.

Wounded Syrian by wheelbarrow to hajj

2014-10-03 05:00

Wounded Syrian rebel Abdulkarim al-Naseef had to be pushed in a wheelbarrow during his long journey to Saudi Arabia, where he will perform the hajj.

Saudi prince: Forces of darkness tarnish Islam

2014-09-22 20:30

Islam has been tarnished by "forces of darkness" and Saudi Arabia should do more to protect its youth from violent extremism, the kingdom's second crown prince has said.

No Saudi ban over Ebola for Nigerians going on haj

2014-09-08 16:30

Saudi Arabia, which has barred pilgrims from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea from the haj due to Ebola concerns, will allow Nigerians to attend, an official says.

Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

2014-08-30 22:19

The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the US if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.

Saudi executes 4 hash smugglers

2014-08-18 21:28

Saudi Arabia has executed 4 for smuggling hashish, bringing the number of executions this year to 32.

Petroleum producers rely less on Middle East

2014-08-15 15:30

Following four decades of war, sanctions, nationalisation and unrest, oil and gas producers are gradually shifting attention from the Middle East.

Egypt's president to visit Saudi Arabia

2014-08-11 08:04

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is in Saudi Arabia to meet one of his strongest international supporters, King Abdullah, to talk about key security issues impacting the region.

Saudi officials behead maid for toddler murder

2014-08-04 15:59

Saudi authorities have beheaded a Nepali housemaid convicted of murdering a two-year-old boy by slitting his throat, the interior ministry says.

Manila urges Muslims to delay Hajj due to MERS

2014-07-03 10:54

Philippine health authorities are urging Muslim Filipinos to postpone their pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia due to worries about the Middle East respiratory syndrome virus.

Saudi will expel non-Muslims disrespecting Ramadan

2014-06-26 19:08

Saudi authorities threatened to expel non-Muslim foreigners who eat, drink or smoke in public during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which begins this weekend.

Islamic body vows to combat 'sectarian policies'

2014-06-19 14:28

The Saudi-based Organisation of Islamic Co-operation, representing more than 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide, has affirmed a commitment to unity in combating "sectarian" policies.

WHO warns of Mideast virus threat to pilgrims

2014-06-17 21:44

Efforts to prevent the spread of a dangerous virus need to be stepped up ahead of the start of the Muslim pilgrimage season, the World Health Organisation says.

Iraq government to blame

2014-06-13 16:09

A senior Saudi prince has blamed the Iraqi government of Nuri al-Maliki for the loss of wide areas of northern Iraq to Islamist militants.

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