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Saudi foreign reserves fall slows in July after bond sale
Banking & Finance»

Saudi foreign reserves fall slows in July after bond sale

Friday, 28 August 2015 1:09 AM

Central bank data shows assets shrink by 0.5% to $661bn compared to previous month as low oil prices continue

Five Saudi men jailed for terrorism
Culture & Society»

Five Saudi men jailed for terrorism

Thursday, 27 August 2015 4:55 PM

Sentences of 3-17 years handed down for crimes including promoting terrorism on social media, helping smuggle out militia fighters

Saudi's King Salman set to visit US for the first time
Politics & Economics»

Saudi's King Salman set to visit US for the first time

Thursday, 27 August 2015 2:08 PM

Unconfirmed trip is expected to smooth over differences with President Obama following Iran nuclear deal

25 arrested for illegal Haj operations in Saudi Arabia
Culture & Society»

25 arrested for illegal Haj operations in Saudi Arabia

Thursday, 27 August 2015 2:08 PM

Authorities shut down 30 Haj and Umrah offices operating with false or expired licences

Saudi Arabia launches TV programme to counter ISIL recruitment
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Saudi Arabia launches TV programme to counter ISIL recruitment

Thursday, 27 August 2015 1:47 PM

Security of the Kingdom aims to cultivate patriotism among youth as a counter to them being ‘brainwashed’ on social media

Saudi Arabia set to cut billions from its budget
Politics & Economics»

Saudi Arabia set to cut billions from its budget

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 2:03 PM

Oil crash prompts gov't to reportedly seek advice on 2016 budget

Saudi Arabia executes four people in one day, death penalties soar
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Saudi Arabia executes four people in one day, death penalties soar

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 2:00 PM

Total number of judicial killings reaches 130 so far in 2015 compared to 88 in the whole of last year

Saudi buyer behind deal for Joan Rivers' $28m penthouse
Property»

Saudi buyer behind deal for Joan Rivers' $28m penthouse

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 1:47 PM

Former governor of Eastern Province reportedly buys New York property of US comedienne who died last year

Saudi Arabia said to be holding suspect in 1996 Khobar bombing
Culture & Society»

Saudi Arabia said to be holding suspect in 1996 Khobar bombing

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 1:47 PM

Ahmed al-Mughassil reportedly captured for role in attack that killed 19 US service personnel and wounded almost 500 people

Kuwait summons Iran envoy over disputed gas field reports
Politics & Economics»

Kuwait summons Iran envoy over disputed gas field reports

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 1:41 PM

Kuwait angered at reports that Iran had published brochure on investment opportunities at Dorra gas field

Saudi military intercepts Scud missile fired by Yemeni forces
Culture & Society»

Saudi military intercepts Scud missile fired by Yemeni forces

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 1:41 PM

Residents in Yemen's capital Sanaa reported hearing a big roar as the Scud was launched from near the city

Prince Alwaleed escapes China crisis
Markets»

Prince Alwaleed escapes China crisis

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 12:06 PM

Saudi billionaire one few of a his rich peers to escape without a loss

Gulf private equity firms battle for Saudi supermarket chain
Banking & Finance»

Gulf private equity firms battle for Saudi supermarket chain

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 6:23 PM

Sources say deal for Al Raya for Foodstuff Co is likely to be worth as much as $300m

Saudi Arabia committed to US dollar peg, says central bank
Politics & Economics»

Saudi Arabia committed to US dollar peg, says central bank

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 5:52 PM

Senior Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency official also says Gulf kingdom is expected to see 3% economic growth this year

Saudi businesswoman 'beat, starved to death her maid'
Culture & Society»

Saudi businesswoman 'beat, starved to death her maid'

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 2:08 PM

The maid was reportedly taken to hospital with bruises, other signs of abuse and was 30kg underweight


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