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  1. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Saudi Arabia invites Iranian foreign minister to visit Riyadh

    Posted May 14th 2014, 01:47am by Reuters

    ... Prince Saud al-Faisal told a news conference that Zarif had been invited to the kingdom but that despite Iran's past declarations of a wish to improve ties, the visit had not transpired. He ... President Bashar al-Assad faces an insurgency backed by Gulf Arabs. Gulf states, like Western powers and Israel, fear Iran has been using its declared civilian nuclear energy programme as a front ...

  2. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Saudi Arabia arrests two al-Qaeda suspects

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 10:45am by Agence France-Presse in Riyadh

    ... Agence France-Presse in Riyadh Militants may have been plotting against Western embassies in Middle East Saudi Arabia arrested two suspected members of al-Qaeda who may have been plotting ... al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), state news agency SPA quoted ministry spokesman General Mansour al-Turki as saying. The Chadian suspect had been expelled from Saudi Arabia but returned ...

  3. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Saudi Arabian intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, removed

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Riyadh Saudi Arabian intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the architect of Riyadh's attempts to bring down Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has been removed from ... by a deputy. "Prince Bandar was relieved of his post at his own request and General Youssef al-Idrissi was asked to carry out the duties of the head of general intelligence," state news ...

  4. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Crusading Saudi internet editor sentenced to 10 years' jail, 1,000 lashes

    Posted May 08th 2014, 11:57pm by Reuters

    ... with arrests and prosecutions. Last month, prominent Saudi rights lawyer and activist Waleed Abu al-Khair was detained incommunicado after appearing in court in Riyadh on sedition charges, according ...

  5. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Saudi Arabia bans more than 10,000 copies of 420 books at annual fair

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 09:15pm by AFP

    ... modern poet, Badr Shaker al-Sayyab, and another Iraqi poet, Abdul Wahab al-Bayati, as well as those by the Palestinian poet Muin Bseiso. The fair's organising committee also banned a book entitled When will the Saudi Woman Drive a Car? by Abdullah al-Alami, the Saudi Gazette daily reported. Saudi Arabia is the only country where women, forced to cover in public from head to toe, ...

  6. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Syrian pilgrims in Mecca protest against Bashar al-Assad's regime

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Mecca

    ... Reuters in Mecca Anti-Assad protest by pilgrims in Mecca Saudi authorities quickly dispersed a protest by hundreds of Syrian pilgrims calling for the fall of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and denouncing what they said was an international failure to stop bloodshed in their country, witnesses said. Protesters held up rebel flags and marched towards Jamarat Bridge in Mina, ...

  7. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Anger at woman’s death after Saudi campus reportedly bars male medics

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 09:37pm by AP

    ... took an hour before allowing the paramedics in. The university's rector, Badran al-Omar, denied the report on Thursday, saying there was no hesitation in letting the paramedics in. He said the university did all it could to save the life of the student, who was identified as Amna Bawazeer. Al-Omar said that after the incident, he met Bawazeer's father, who told him his daughter had ...

  8. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Saudi preacher jailed for 8 years for raping, killing daughter

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to death to eight years in prison and 800 lashes, a lawyer said yesterday. In a case that drew public condemnation in the kingdom and abroad, the court also ordered Fayhan al-Ghamdi to pay his ex-wife, the girl's mother, one million riyals (HK$2.1 million) in "blood money," lawyer Turki al-Rasheed said. Blood money is compensation for the next of kin under Islamic law. ...

  9. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Scientists in Saudi Arabia map genome of date-palm tree

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 08:59pm by AFP

    ... on the project since 2008. The sequencing could help increase productivity as well as prevent and help in the treatment of diseases affecting date palms, Saudi research institute head Mohammed al ...

  10. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Top Saudi cleric says women who drive risk damaging their ovaries

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 06:09pm by Reuters in Riyadh

    ... Reuters in Riyadh Sheikh Saleh al-Lohaidan says women who drive could bear children with clinical problems One of Saudi Arabia’s top conservative clerics has said women who drive risk ... the kingdom. As one of the 21 members of the Senior Council of Scholars, Sheikh Saleh al-Lohaidan can write fatwas, or religious edicts, advise the government and has a large following among other ...




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