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Warships move in key strait near Yemen

2015-03-27 20:52

Egyptian warships have moved into the key strait off Yemen as Saudi-led airstrikes continue.

Turmoil in Yemen escalates as Saudi Arabia bombs rebels

2015-03-27 11:15

The turmoil in Yemen has grown into a regional conflict, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shiite rebels allied with Iran, while Egyptian officials say a ground assault will follow the airstrikes.

President of Yemen flees by sea

2015-03-26 09:10

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has fled Yemen by sea, as Shiite rebels and their allies moved on his last refuge in the south, captured its airport and put a bounty on his head, officials say.

Oil prices retreat as Saudi pumps extra oil

2015-03-23 15:01

Oil prices have fallen as Saudi Arabia says it is pumping more oil, exacerbating a global supply glut, analysts say.

US shuts Saudi embassy over security fears

2015-03-15 10:30

The US embassy in Saudi Arabia has suspended consular services in the kingdom for two days due to "heightened security concerns", after warning of threats against Western oil workers.

S Arabia, S Korea sign MOU on nuclear power

2015-03-04 19:05

Saudi Arabia and South Korea have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to co-operate on the development of nuclear energy, Saudi state news agency SPA says.

Woman wins award for best drama at Saudi Film Festival

2015-02-25 20:38

A female Saudi film-maker won an award for best drama at the Saudi Film Festival, the chief juror says, hailing a higher quality of entries despite the kingdom's cinema ban.

Saudi royal to hunt protected birds again

2015-02-02 21:06

Pakistani authorities are finalising arrangements for a Saudi prince to visit its southwestern desert region to kill Houbara bustards again.

David Shapiro: Resources, retail and oil worries in Africa

2015-01-29 15:22

Time now for us to get a more in-depth view of how the markets are trading and more analysis of this with our favourite market commentator, David Shapiro from Sasfin.

Oil price too low - Saudi Aramco chief

2015-01-27 14:30

World oil prices have fallen too far, state-owned energy giant Saudi Aramco says, stressing that it is for the market and not Opec producers to shore them up.


Saudi-led campaign strikes Yemen's Sana'a

2015-03-27 19:40

Yemen's beleaguered government says Saudi-led airstrikes against its Houthi militia opponents would not last long on the second day of a mainly Gulf Arab campaign.

Saudi Arabia launches strikes against Yemen rebels

2015-03-26 10:12

Saudi Arabia is carrying out air strikes against Huthi rebels in Yemen, launching an operation by a regional coalition to save the government of embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

Opec must co-operate to boost oil prices - Saudi

2015-03-23 16:15

Oil producers outside Opec must co-operate to boost falling crude prices as the cartel refuses to take responsibility alone, the Saudi oil minister says.

Gulf corporate earnings up 10% in 2014

2015-03-17 16:45

Corporate earnings in the energy-rich Gulf states have risen 10% last year, for the first time surpassing their highest level before the global financial crisis.

46 000 ISIS Twitter accounts

2015-03-07 06:45

At least 46 000 Twitter accounts have been linked to supporters of ISIS in late 2014.

Saudi gunpoint rapist beheaded

2015-03-03 20:18

Saudi Arabia has beheaded a convicted rapist, bringing to 36 the number of death sentences carried out in the kingdom this year.

Killers cross dressers executed in Saudi

2015-02-05 22:18

Saudi Arabia has executed four robbers who dressed as women to lure and kill their victim, as well as a Pakistani man for drug trafficking.

New Saudi king makes cabinet reshuffle

2015-01-30 08:33

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has reshuffled the monarchy's government less than a week after ascending to the throne of the oil-rich country.

Saudi airman gets 35 years for raping boy in Las Vegas

2015-01-29 11:09

A Saudi air force sergeant convicted in the rape of a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas casino hotel has been sentenced to 35 years to life in prison for the crime.

First beheading under new Saudi King

2015-01-26 15:21

Saudi Arabia has beheaded a serial child rapist, in the first execution since King Salman's rise to the throne in the conservative Muslim monarchy.

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