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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Visitors to Saudi Arabia warned to steer clear of camels amid Mers threat

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:23am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Sarah Karacs sarah.karacs@scmp.com Travellers urged to steer clear of camels and maintain good hygiene as more cases surface Visitors to Saudi Arabia warned of Mers threat Travellers to Saudi Arabia are advised to stay alert and avoid contact with camels after the World Health Organisation said another 15 cases of the Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers), including four ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. News - World - IRAQ

    Saudi Arabia’s top cleric says terrorism has no place in Islam

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 10:07pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Riyadh Saudi Arabia's top cleric said that extremism and the ideologies of groups like Islamic State and al-Qaeda were Islam's No1 enemy and that Muslims had ... before they can preach, and that about 3,500 clerics in Saudi Arabia had been dismissed since 2003 for their sermons. Associated Press ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - World - CONFECTIONARY

    Saudi Arabia tests Cadbury chocolates for pork after traces found in Malaysia

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:49am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Riyadh Calls for boycott after two products made in Malaysia found to violate Islamic standards Saudi Arabia tests Cadbury chocolates for pork traces Saudi Arabian authorities ... and Drug Authority said in a statement that it had taken samples of Cadbury chocolates from the local market to test for contamination. Pork is strictly prohibited in Islam. Saudi Arabia ...

  7. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Saudi Arabia invites Iranian foreign minister to visit Riyadh

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

    ... Reuters in Riyadh Iranian foreign minister invited to Riyadh Saudi Arabia has invited Iran's foreign minister to visit, Riyadh said yesterday, hinting at the possibility of a thaw ... neighbours since taking office last year, but while Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has visited other Gulf Arab states, he has not yet been to Saudi Arabia. Relations between Iran and most ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Saudi Arabia confirms six people died of Mers virus over the weekend

    Posted May 19th 2014, 04:04pm by AFP

    ... Respiratory Syndrome was a 59-year-old man who died yesterday in the western city of Taif. Saudi Arabia is the worst-hit by the virus. It reported two new infections, one in Riyadh and the other ... a 71-year-old man and another aged 77 died in Riyadh and Medina respectively, the ministry website reported. The World Health Organisation carried out a five-day inspection visit to Saudi Arabia ...

  9. Property - International - SAUDI ARABIA

    Home loans in Saudi Arabia nearly double after passage of mortgage law

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... to 0.58667 per cent at last week's auction. Saudi Arabia sells bills at weekly auctions on Mondays. Real estate construction has been on the rise since King Abdullah announced in March 2011 ... Bloomberg Home lending sees rapid growth as developers prepare to benefit from legislation allowing banks to offer credit to a wider range of borrowers With mortgage law, Saudi loans up 83 ...




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