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WATCH: Saudi police arrest teenage boy for dancing in the street

2017-08-23 13:06

Saudi police have arrested a 14-year-old boy who was filmed dancing at an intersection in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.

Saudi billionaire to invest $800m in Egypt tourism

2017-08-07 20:45

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is to invest more than $800m in hotels in Egypt, the investment ministry in Cairo has said.

Saudis release woman in viral miniskirt video without charge

2017-07-20 08:05

Saudi Arabia says a woman detained after wearing a miniskirt in a video that went viral has been released without charge.

Tillerson meets Arab ministers over Qatar boycott

2017-07-12 16:28

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has held talks with four Arab states boycotting Qatar as part of a round of intense shuttle diplomacy aimed at resolving the regional crisis.

Saudi executes six for drug trafficking, homicide

2017-07-10 19:39

Six people convicted of drug trafficking and murder have been executed in Saudi Arabia, the government says, the highest number of executions on a single day this year.

Qatar responds to demands after deadline extended

2017-07-04 10:14

Qatar has responded to a list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies after they agreed to give a defiant Doha another 48 hours to address their grievances.

UK's Jeremy Corbyn: Halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia

2017-07-01 13:18

Labour Party leader calls for halt of arms sales to Riyadh, says UK wants 'peace process in Yemen, not Saudi invasion'.

Israel calls for Saudi Arabia ties

2017-06-22 23:15

Intelligence minister Katz invites King Salman to send crown prince to Israel in order to establish mutual ties.

Egypt islands deal with Saudi pits government against courts

2017-06-19 19:34

The tempestuous parliament approval of a deal transferring two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is putting Egypt's government at odds with the judiciary and providing the country's battered opposition a nationalist cause to whip up at a time of growing economic distress.

Egyptian committee approves transfer of islands to Saudis

2017-06-13 19:14

An Egyptian parliamentary committee has voted to approve the transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia under a 2016 agreement with Riyadh

 

Saudi Arabia reopens border to Qatari pilgrims despite tensions

2017-08-18 12:15

Qatari hajj pilgrims have begun crossing into Saudi Arabia after Riyadh reopened the border in a move that Doha welcomed, but saw as "politically motivated".

Qatar changes anti-terror law amid Gulf row

2017-07-21 09:45

Qatar announced changes to its anti-terror legislation, one of the controversial issues at the core of the crisis between Doha and its neighbours who accuse it of backing extremists.

Rights group praises 'overdue' Saudi reform on girl sports

2017-07-13 13:17

Rights campaigners on Thursday welcomed an "overdue" reform in Saudi Arabia to allow girls to take part in sports at state schools in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

Britain's arms exports to Saudi 'lawful' - court

2017-07-11 05:26

Britain's High Court has ruled that UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia are 'lawful', after campaigners argued the weapons were used to violate international humanitarian law in bombing Yemen.

Saudi-led group vows new measures against Qatar

2017-07-07 12:40

Four Arab countries vow 'political, economic and legal measures' after Qatar delivered response to demands.

Arab nations extend deadline in Qatar crisis by 48 hours

2017-07-03 05:41

Arab nations have extended a deadline in the Qatar crisis by 48 hours after a request by Kuwait's emir.

Steep list of demands to end Qatar crisis

2017-06-23 08:26

Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar have issued a steep list of demands to end the crisis.

Saudi king replaces crown prince in major royal shake up

2017-06-21 07:01

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, removing the country's counterterrorism czar and a figure well-known to Washington from the royal line of succession.

Egypt parliament debates islands deal ahead of ratification

2017-06-14 18:12

Following Cairo clashes, Egypt lawmakers debate disputed 2016 deal on transfer of 2 Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

Al Jazeera off the table in any Gulf crisis talks - FM

2017-06-13 12:58

Qatari media group will not be discussed in any negotiations: Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.

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