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  1. Stay in Saudi Arabia, Filipinos told

    Posted Jun 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... in Saudi Arabia to stay put after three Filipinos were killed in the suspected al-Qaeda-led attack on an expatriate enclave. Yesterday, Mrs Arroyo called on them to 'continue to work ... I reached the door, one gunman fired at me.' Meanwhile, Mr Tarrosa has told the Philippine ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Bahnarim Guinomla, that he would rather stay in the kingdom because ...

  2. 'More unrest likely' in Saudi Arabia

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... of infiltrators from Iraq and Jordan had been turned back by his country's security forces. The previous month, he had told the Gulf Daily News that Saudi Arabia's change of tactics ... the Mirage: America's Fragile Partnership with Saudi Arabia, said it had only been a matter of time before an attack was carried out on an official US installation in the kingdom. American ...

  3. Saudi tycoon helps fund Arabic degree

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron An Arabic degree is being launched by the University of Hong Kong with a major donation from a Saudi business tycoon. A total of 25 places will be offered from September on the programme being set up by the university's language centre. It will take students with no prior experience of Arabic on a range of degrees offering the language as a single or double major ...

  4. Requiem for the House of Saud

    Posted Jun 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer If you drew up a list of royal families long overdue to be overthrown, the al-Sauds would rank right up there. The latest terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia which killed 22 ... as the terrorists intended. The main problem in Saudi Arabia is demographic: its native population has doubled to 18 million in the past 20 years, while its per capita income has almost exactly halved. ...

  5. Slow progress, at best, expected on Saudi reforms

    Posted Mar 18th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Foreign Editor Saudi Arabia's feudal monarchy has promised political and social reforms to subdue international and domestic pressure, but observers said yesterday ... for their rights,' Dr Fandy, a Georgetown University academic and author of Saudi Arabia and the Politics of Dissent, said. 'Monarchies undo themselves this way.' But he, and analyst Simon ...

  6. Al-Qaeda's hidden appeal

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray Last weekend's bloody battles in Saudi Arabia evoked two images. It is said that when a westerner expressed surprise at a bedouin addressing King Ibn Saud ... powerful economic asset. Leaving aside the appeal of Islamic solidarity, al-Qaeda's demand for the expulsion of Americans from Saudi Arabia strikes a chord in nations that have grappled ...

  7. The immense power of Islam's centre

    Posted Aug 05th 2004, 12:00am by Karim Raslan

    ... Saudi Arabia remains a vital reservoir for future economic growth. The second is all too often overlooked, but in time will be more important: Saudi Arabia remains the linchpin of the Islamic ... of military intervention in Sudan and the US-led occupation of Iraq, the ulama's sense of perceived threats cannot be underestimated. Saudi Arabia is in the midst of transition. After decades ...

  8. Sinopec looks to Saudis for gas needs

    Posted Apr 01st 2004, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Success in Middle East exploration will seal import deal to mainland China Petroleum and Chemical Corp (Sinopec) will consider importing natural gas from Saudi Arabia and building ... Mr Chen said the project would hinge on exploration success in Saudi Arabia, where the company won a contract earlier this month to explore for gas reserves. 'If we achieve good results ...

  9. Exodus of expats would cripple supporting sectors of economy

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Foreign Editor Saudi Arabia's globally vital oil industry would not collapse with a sudden exodus of foreigners, but experts warned yesterday that key supporting ... of previous estimates of 5.6 million. Saudi Arabia has about 23 million people. Blaming a rapid rise in unemployment, especially among young Saudis, on the increasing reliance on foreign workers, Mr ...

  10. Prince invests time and effort in promoting business opportunities

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Kenneth Ko ATTRACTING FOREIGN investment to speed up economic growth is gaining strength in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority is stepping up efforts to promote ... initiative to draw investment interest. He emphasised that Saudi Arabia had great investment potential and the authority was the new support partner for investors. The prince said the authority would ...




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