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  • Oil Rises Above $86 as Investors Say Market Oversold

    Oil Rises Above $86 as Investors Say Market Oversold

    Oil has lost more than a fifth of its value since June on heavy oversupply, signs of weak demand growth and indications that key oil producers, particularly Saudi Arabia, have a limited appetite to intervene on prices.

  • Saudi Shiite Cleric Sentenced to Death for 'Sedition'

    Saudi Shiite Cleric Sentenced to Death for 'Sedition'

    A Saudi court on Wednesday sentenced prominent Shiite cleric and anti-government protest leader Nimr al-Nimr to death after convicting him of sedition, his family said.

  • US National Shot Dead in Saudi Capital Riyadh

    US National Shot Dead in Saudi Capital Riyadh

    A gunman killed a U.S. national and wounded another in the Saudi capital of Riyadh on Tuesday, officials said, heightening Western concerns over security in the world's top oil exporter as regional unrest rises.

  • Facing New Oil Glut, Saudis Avoid 1980s Mistakes to Halt Price Slide

    Facing New Oil Glut, Saudis Avoid 1980s Mistakes to Halt Price Slide

    The oil glut of the 1980s, the early days of the modern crude market and a distant memory for most traders, has resurfaced recently in conversations with Saudi officials and veteran analysts who see it as the defining moment behind the kingdom's new ...

  • 22,000 'Nitaqat' Returnees Seek Government Assistance

    22,000 'Nitaqat' Returnees Seek Government Assistance

    About 22,000 people, who have returned from Saudi Arabia, have registered with the state government seeking assistance for starting self-employment programmes, an official said.

  • Luis Suarez Back in Business, Japan Edge Jamaica

    Luis Suarez Back in Business, Japan Edge Jamaica

    Luis Suarez was replaced with 20 minutes to go in Uruguay's friendly match vs Saudi Arabia but his hopes of a winning international return were ruined by Naif Hazazi's last-minute equaliser for the former Asian champions as they drew 1-1.

  • Saudi Arabia Activists Rev up Women's Right-to-Drive Campaign

    Saudi Arabia Activists Rev up Women's Right-to-Drive Campaign

    Activists in Saudi Arabia are revving up a right-to-drive campaign using social media in the world's only country that bans women from getting behind the wheel, a campaigner said on Thursday.

  • US Vice President Joe Biden Calls Saudi Arabia after Diplomatic Gaffe

    US Vice President Joe Biden Calls Saudi Arabia after Diplomatic Gaffe

    US Vice President Joe Biden called Saudi Arabia's foreign affairs minister on Tuesday and "clarified" his diplomatic gaffe in which he suggested Saudi Arabia and other key allies had financed the Islamic State group, the White House said.

  • Hajj Free of Ebola, MERS: Saudi Arabia Minister

    Hajj Free of Ebola, MERS: Saudi Arabia Minister

    The annual hajj pilgrimage which drew two million Muslims from around the world has been epidemic-free, Saudi Arabia's acting health minister said on Monday.

  • Brent Crude Falls to 2-Year Lows on Strong Dollar, Surplus Supply

    Brent Crude Falls to 2-Year Lows on Strong Dollar, Surplus Supply

    While output surges in the United States owing to oil shale extraction, exports are on the rise in Russia, Libya and Kurdistan. Also, Saudi Arabia cut prices for the fourth straight month last week to defend its market share, suggesting it is unlikel...

  • Pilgrims Renounce Evil, Sacrifice Animals as Haj Nears End

    Pilgrims Renounce Evil, Sacrifice Animals as Haj Nears End

    Tens of thousands of Muslims, including Indians, ritually stoned the devil in Mina Valley for the second day on Sunday and sacrificed animals to mark the culmination of the annual Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

  • Joe Biden calls UAE Prince to Clarify Remarks on Syria

    Joe Biden calls UAE Prince to Clarify Remarks on Syria

    Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday called the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates to clarify that he did not mean to imply in his remarks last week that the Gulf ally was supporting al Qaeda fighters in Syria.

  • At Haj, Saudi Arabia Clerics Step up Anti-Islamic State Drive

    At Haj, Saudi Arabia Clerics Step up Anti-Islamic State Drive

    Taking aim at Islamic State, Saudi Arabia has mounted a battle for hearts and minds at this year's haj, warning pilgrims that the hardline group is "evil" and seeking to recruit their children to fight in Iraq and Syria.

  • Around 1.4 Million Muslims Reach Hajj

    Around 1.4 Million Muslims Reach Hajj

    Tears flowed and prayers filled the air as the annual Muslim hajj by about 1.4 million believers from around the world reached its zenith on a vast plain in western Saudi Arabia on Friday.

  • Two Indian Centenarians to Perform Haj this Year

    Two Indian Centenarians to Perform Haj this Year

    A 109-year-old Indian man is among the two centenarians from the country in Saudi Arabia, who will perform Haj this year.

  • 1.36 Lakh Indian Pilgrims Reach Saudi Arabia for Haj

    1.36 Lakh Indian Pilgrims Reach Saudi Arabia for Haj

    All the 1,36,020 Indian pilgrims who will perform Haj this year have reached Saudi Arabia, officials said on Tuesday.

  • Indian Deported From Saudi After Acquittal in Murder Case

    Indian Deported From Saudi After Acquittal in Murder Case

    An Indian, who spent almost nine years in jail in Saudi Arabia in connection with the murder of a Pakistani worker, has been deported to India after he was acquitted of the charges.

  • Iran to Give Military Grant to Lebanese Army: Senior Official

    Iran to Give Military Grant to Lebanese Army: Senior Official

    Iran is to give a military grant to the Lebanese Army, the director of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Tuesday, boosting security forces that are already backed by Saudi Arabia and the United States.

  • Austria Reports First MERS Case in Saudi National

    Austria Reports First MERS Case in Saudi National

    Austria has reported its first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in a woman from Saudi Arabia who had recently travelled to the Alpine country, ORF Oe 1 radio reported on Tuesday, citing the health ministry.

  • Saudi Arabia Warns Yemen Violence Could Threaten Global Security

     Saudi Arabia Warns Yemen Violence Could Threaten Global Security

    Saudi Arabia has said "unprecedented challenges" facing Yemen since Shi'ite Muslim rebels took over the capital could threaten international security, and called for swift action to deal with instability in its southern neighbour.

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