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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.

UN announces agreement on 72-hour Yemen cease-fire

2016-10-18 09:51

The United Nations' special envoy for Yemen says the warring parties in the Arab nation have agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire which will take effect just before midnight.

Egypt seeks alternatives after Saudi halts fuel deliveries

2016-10-11 20:00

Egypt has invited tenders to meet its refined oil products needs for October after Saudi Aramco halted the expected delivery of 700 000 tons for this month, says the petroleum ministry.

Allies Saudi Arabia, Egypt in rare public spat over Syria

2016-10-10 20:30

Close allies Egypt and Saudi Arabia are having their first public spat since Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took office two years ago.

Saudi king reduces salaries, perks for senior officials

2016-09-27 06:23

Saudi Arabia's King Salman is reducing the salaries and benefits of senior government officials as lower oil prices continue to pinch the kingdom's economy.

Hajj at high point a year after deadly stampede

2016-09-11 16:55

The hajj has reached its high point as Muslims from across the world converged on a stony hill in Saudi Arabia, a year after the worst tragedy in the pilgrimage's history.

House passes September 11 legislation as Obama veto threat looms

2016-09-09 21:01

The House has approved a bipartisan bill that would allow families of September 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia.


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 prince executed for murder

2016-10-18 20:30

Saudi Arabia has executed a member of the royal family for murder, in a rare case involving one of the thousands of members of the House of Saud.

Longtime allies Egypt, Saudi Arabia in rare public row

2016-10-12 22:00

Egypt and Saudi Arabia have long been key allies but tensions over regional issues including Syria and Yemen have erupted into the open in rare public disagreements.

Egypt seeks alternatives after Saudi halts fuel deliveries

2016-10-11 16:10

Egypt has invited tenders to meet its refined oil products needs for October after Saudi Aramco has halted the expected delivery of 700 000 tonnes for this month.

Ethiopian woman executed over murder of Saudi Arabia child

2016-09-27 18:15

An Ethiopian women has been executed in Saudi Arabia after she was convicted of slashing a Saudi child's throat and leaving her in a bathroom to bleed to death.

Cost to attend hajj in Mecca rises

2016-09-12 11:01

After spending thousands of dollars to reach Mecca for the hajj, Muslim pilgrims face another unavoidable cost...the armfuls of gifts they are expected to take home.

Almost 1.5 million Muslims at launch of hajj

2016-09-10 17:50

From Asia, Africa and points in between, nearly 1.5 million Muslims launched the annual hajj pilgrimage to Islam's holiest sites, undeterred by a stampede last year that cost around 2 300 lives.

Crowds rally in Iran against Saudi Arabia ahead of hajj

2016-09-09 19:23

Thousands of Iranians have marched through the streets to protest Saudi Arabia ahead of the hajj, a sign of soured relations between the two countries following last year's crush and stampede during the annual pilgrimage.

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