Saudi Arabia

2 suspects blow themselves up in Saudi Arabia

2017-01-21 21:50

Officials in Riyadh say two suspects have blown themselves up during a firefight with security forces in Jeddah in western Saudi Arabia.

Egypt keen to save Saudi ties after islands ruling

2017-01-17 21:33

Cairo will do all it can to preserve crucial ties with Saudi Arabia, experts say, after an Egyptian court ruled against government plans to transfer control of two islands to Riyadh.

Saudi minister optimistic about oil market stabilisation

2017-01-12 18:46

Saudi Energy Minister Khaled al-Falih is optimistic about a stabilisation of the oil market following an Opec deal to cut output.

Son of PE businessman freed from Saudi prison after a year, sister still jailed

2017-01-12 14:25

After more than a year in a Saudi Arabian prison the third of four siblings from a Port Elizabeth family has been released.

Egypt annual urban consumer price inflation highest in years

2017-01-10 20:02

Egypt has reported a dramatic jump in the country's annual urban consumer price inflation, a stark reflection of the heavy toll inflicted by the government's tough economic measures.

OPEC seeks cuts from non-members at Vienna talks

2016-12-12 17:25

OPEC officials met Saturday with Russia and other oil producers to try to persuade them to lower production under a pact to stem a global glut and lift prices.

Saudi court sentences 15 'spies' to death

2016-12-06 21:30

A Saudi court has sentenced 15 people to death and several others to prison in a case involving alleged Iranian spy cell.

A liberal mother of six jailed for challenging Saudi taboos

2016-11-07 22:11

In Arab world, female Islamic scholars and activists push for interpretations of Shariah law that allow women more freedom.

Head of Saudi-based Islamic group resigns after Egypt joke

2016-11-01 15:43

The secretary-general of the Saudi-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation resigns after making a joke about the purportedly frugal ways of Egypt's president.

Raids intensify despite UN call to extend Yemen truce

2016-10-23 11:41

Warplanes from the pro-government Arab coalition conducted strikes on rebel positions in Yemen hours after the UN envoy appealed for the renewal of a ceasefire.


Saudi Arabia expects higher growth than IMF forecast

2017-01-18 16:01

Saudi Arabia’s growth this year will be significantly higher than the IMF's new forecast, according to Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan.

Saudi to launch multi-billion renewable scheme

2017-01-17 14:21

Saudi Arabia is set to launch a renewable energy programme worth up to $50bn, as the world's largest oil exporter vies to diversify its economy.

Saudi airline flynas in $8.6 bn Airbus deal

2017-01-12 17:24

Saudi low-cost carrier flynas has concluded an $8.6bn purchase deal with Airbus, a major shareholder says.

Iran receives Saudi hajj invite

2017-01-10 20:15

Iran has finally received an official invitation from Saudi Arabia for its pilgrims to attend this year's hajj, two weeks after Riyadh announced it.

Over 2 000 Saudi jihadists abroad - ministry

2016-12-27 10:16

More than 2 000 Saudis are fighting abroad with jihadist groups, with over 70% of them in Syria, the kingdom's interior ministry has been reported as saying.

British FM's 'proxy war' comment misconstrued: Saudi

2016-12-11 20:30

The press took out of context comments by the British foreign secretary about "proxy wars" waged by long time ally Saudi Arabia, the Saudi foreign minister has said, adding it deems the matter closed.

Morocco quits Africa-Arab summit over presence of Polisario

2016-11-23 16:00

Morocco and several Arab countries have walked out of an Africa-Arab nations summit in Equatorial Guinea to protest the presence of a delegation from the Polisario Front, says media reports.

Saudi, Iran stoke Sunni-Shia tensions in Nigeria: experts

2016-11-05 13:32

Northern Nigeria has become the latest battleground in the proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, after violent clashes between supporters of rival groups from the two main branches of Islam.

Strikes on Yemen detention centre: Toll updated

2016-10-30 20:34

Saudi-led coalition air strikes on rebel-held security buildings in Yemen's west, including a detention centre, killed 60 people, an official has said, updating the toll from 38 dead.

Fighting rages in Yemen despite truce

2016-10-22 19:03

Fierce gun battles have erupted between Yemeni rebels and pro-government forces along the border with Saudi Arabia despite truce.

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