Saudi Arabia


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.

Close Guantanamo Bay

2014-06-11 06:30

"Tear down this prison," should be the "tear down this wall" of the 2000s, says Simon Williamson.

Seven new MERS deaths in Saudi

2014-05-10 15:34

Saudi Arabia has announced seven more deaths from the MERS coronavirus, as the World Health Organisation prepared for an emergency meeting.

Egypt warns against travel to Saudi Arabia

2014-05-02 16:11

Egypt’s health ministry has issued a warning against children, elderly people and anyone suffering from chronic heart and chest diseases travelling to Saudi Arabia due to an outbreak there of a deadly new virus.

Saudi prince accused of poaching rare birds

2014-04-23 14:04

A Saudi prince has been accused of killing close to 2 000 endangered birds while on safari in Pakistan, the bird’s meat are known to be an aphrodisiac.

Saudi crown prince denounces banks - media

2014-04-09 14:48

The second-in-line to the Saudi Arabian throne has denounced banks in the kingdom for contributing 'too little compared to what they take', reports Saudi media.

Oil price 'fair' despite factors

2014-04-07 12:31

Kuwaiti Oil Minister Ali al-Omair says that current oil prices are "fair" despite strong geopolitical factors impacting the region.

Muslim Brotherhood reviewed in UK

2014-04-02 05:45

The Muslim Brotherhood's activities in Britain will be reviewed over concerns about possible links to violence, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

Saudi MERS death toll rises to 63

2014-03-15 14:18

Saudi health authorities say a young man had died from the MERS coronavirus, bringing the death toll from the respiratory disease in the worst-hit country to 63.

Saudi designates Muslim Brotherhood terrorists

2014-03-07 16:20

Saudi Arabia has formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group, official Saudi television reported citing a statement by the Interior Ministry.

Obama to travel to Saudi amid Syria crisis

2014-02-03 21:55

The White House says President Obama will travel to Saudi Arabia in March to meet with King Abdullah to discuss security issues in the Middle East that have caused strains.

Saudi beheads Indian worker for murder

2014-01-30 20:01

An Indian worker convicted of murdering a Saudi has been beheaded by the sword in the Riyadh region, the interior ministry says.

Saudi drops SMS to men when women travel

2014-01-14 18:00

Saudi Arabia has suspended a programme that notifies the male guardians of female relatives, who may only travel abroad with their permission, once the women leave the country.

 

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.

Arabs mostly give Obama negative 2014 report card

2014-06-04 14:14

A new poll shows that Arabs believe the Obama administration has little commitment to a Palestinian state and should not intervene militarily in Syria.

Egypt probes suspected Mers death

2014-05-05 17:19

Egyptian authorities are investigating whether a 60-year-old woman who has died in the city of Port Said had the SARS-like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

Saudi body studying regulating YouTube production

2014-04-27 22:25

Saudi Arabia is studying ways to regulate locally-produced YouTube content, including the possibility of requiring government-issued licenses for some users, an official has said.

Saudi seizes drugs worth millions, arrests 6

2014-04-13 18:00

Saudi Arabian police have arrested six people and seized illegal drugs worth $267m that were being smuggled into the country from Bahrain, the interior ministry says.

Saudi mulls end to sports ban in girls' schools

2014-04-09 14:40

Saudi Arabia is considering ending its ban on sports in girls' state schools, after its consultative council recommended the ban be lifted over vociferous opposition from traditionalists.

Blood money saves maid from Saudis

2014-04-03 20:54

Indonesia has agreed to pay $1.9m to stop the impending execution of an Indonesian maid on death row in Saudi Arabia for murder.

Davies: SA keen to reduce huge trade imbalance

2014-03-21 14:39

South Africa wants to step up efforts to reduce its huge trade imbalance, especially in value added exports, says Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies.

Saudi reports 1 more death from new virus

2014-03-14 20:08

Saudi Arabia says a man has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 63 the deaths in the kingdom at the centre of the outbreak.

NCB Capital gets first female Saudi head

2014-03-04 10:45

The appointment of a woman as CEO of the investment banking arm of Saudi Arabia's National Commercial Bank breaks new ground in the conservative kingdom.

Saudi beheads Pakistani drug smuggler

2014-02-05 12:59

Saudi authorities have beheaded a Pakistani for smuggling drugs and a national for killing a compatriot, bringing the number of executions in the kingdom this year to nine.

Saudi jihadists abroad face jail time

2014-02-03 21:34

Saudi citizens fighting in foreign conflicts will be liable to prison sentences of between three and 20 years under a new law, the Saudi royal palace has announced.

Saudi healthcare set for big booms

2014-01-19 15:00

Stock market listings planned by two of Saudi Arabia's biggest private hospital operators point to a boom in its healthcare industry.

Saudi gets lashes, jail over Twitter defamation

2014-01-02 16:07

A Saudi court has sentenced a man convicted of defaming a Kuwaiti singer by accusing her on Twitter of adultery to three months in jail and 80 lashes, a news website reports.

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