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  1. News - World

    Saudi Cabinet minister says kingdom to give Egypt a $5 billion aid package

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 01:52am by AP

    ... RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Cabinet minister says kingdom to give Egypt a $5 billion aid package. ...

  2. Sport - China - SOCCER

    Saudi Arabia pose big challenge for China at Asian Cup

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 10:16pm by Michael Church

    ... China were on Wednesday drawn to face three-time Asian champions Saudi Arabia in Sydney. Uzbekistan, semi-finalists in the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, and North Korea will round out group B when the tournament kicks off in January, but it will be the Saudis that present the greatest challenge for Perrin and his team after the two countries faced off in the qualifying rounds. Saudi Arabia won ...

  3. 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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Riyadh Unprecedented move seen as part of effort to clamp down on any dissent in kingdom Saudi Arabia bans 420 books from fair Saudi authorities have banned hundreds of books, including works by renowned Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, as part of a crackdown on publications deemed threatening to the conservative kingdom. Saudi Arabia clamped down ...

  4. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Jordan assumes UN Security Council chair after Saudi Arabia rejected seat

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 11:16pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Amman assumes presidency of Security Council as a last-minute stand-in for Saudi Arabia Jordan prepares for busy two years in key U.N. post Jordan took over the UN ... Jordan will join Chad, Chile, Lithuania and Nigeria on the council until December 31, 2015. The UN General Assembly elected Amman in early December as a replacement for Saudi Arabia after Riyadh ...

  5. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Scientists in Saudi Arabia map genome of date-palm tree

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Saudi scientists get to know their dates Scientists from Saudi Arabia and China said they have completed mapping the genome of the date-palm ... said. on Sunday. The palm is widely cultivated across the Middle East and North Africa. Saudi Arabia has 450 varieties of the 2,000 species known worldwide, according to genetic scientists. ...

  6. Business - Commodities - ANALYSIS

    Saudi Arabia's reliance on high oil prices courts disaster

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:17am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Numerous risks face the kingdom's finances, with a collapse in the oil price a real possibility Saudi Arabia's reliance on high oil prices courts disaster Saudi Arabia is just about the only energy producer so far unaffected by the shale revolution. Yet despite appearances, Saudi Arabia's financial and oil market strength is brittle. Saudi ...

  7. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Saudi Arabia executes 7 men after appeals rejected

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 05:27pm by Associated Press in Riyadh

    ... Associated Press in Riyadh Saudi Arabia’s official news agency says seven Saudi men convicted of theft, looting and armed robbery have been beheaded, a week after their families appealed to the king for clemency. Human Rights Watch had called for the sentences to be canceled because the men were juveniles when they were arrested. One of the men said earlier this month that he was only ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Saudi Arabia to spend fortune to train new anti-Assad rebel force

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 11:04pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Riyadh to spend millions of US dollars in effort to defeat Syrian leader, counter jihadist groups Saudi Arabia to train new anti-Assad force Saudi Arabia is preparing to spend ... Saudi Arabia is fighting both." Saudi Arabia has long called publicly for arming the anti-Assad rebels and has bridled at US caution. It has been playing a more assertive role since ...

  9. News - World - IRAN: ANALYSIS

    US ready to upset Israel and Saudi Arabia in pursuit of Tehran deal

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 09:27pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Israel and Saudi Arabia alarmed at American persistence after the failure of Geneva talks US ready to upset allies for Tehran nuclear accord The United States remains ready to upset key allies Israel and Saudi Arabia by securing a swift nuclear deal with Iran despite the failure of talks in Geneva, US-based analysts said. While Tehran remained ...

  10. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    King Abdullah swears in first women to Saudi Arabia's Shura Council

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Riyadh Women take first seats Thirty Saudi women took seats in Saudi Arabia's Shura Council for the first time in the ultra-conservative kingdom's ... the decisions following consultations with religious leaders in Saudi Arabia, which applies a strict version of Islamic sharia law. In 2011, he granted women the right to vote and contest the next local ...




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