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Riyadh grooves to new beat – Saudis lighten-up on entertainment

RIYADH, Oct 7, (AFP): With pumping hip hop beats and electrifying dancers, Saudi Arabia has launched what’s being hailed as an entertainment revolution for the ultra-conservative kingdom, which usually tightly restricts music, dance and theatre. Hundreds of men and women, side-by-side, hooted their appreciation and clapped to the beat as …

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Saudi Electricity awards France’s Engie $1.2 bln power station contract

DUBAI, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Saudi Electricity Co said on Wednesday that in partnership with national oil giant Saudi Aramco, it had awarded a contract to French utility company Engie to build a 1,504 megawatt power plant. The Fadhili power plant will be built at a cost of $1.2 billion …

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Saudi appoints retired Kuwaiti police officers

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 29: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has appointed retired Kuwaiti police officers to benefit from their experiences, especially in the fields of investigation and inspection, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. Sources said retired Brigadier Abdulrahman Mosaed Al-Jazzaf was one of those appointed to work in Saudi Arabia. …

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Saudi riyal falls, bond may be delayed after U.S. Congress vote

DUBAI, Sept 29 (Reuters) – The Saudi riyal fell against the U.S. dollar in the forward foreign exchange market on Thursday after the U.S. Congress voted to allow relatives of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia. Any legal action could take years to wind through the …

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Riyadh cuts ministerial pay, bonuses – Saudis tighten belts

RIYADH, Sept 26, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia will cut ministers’ salaries by 20 percent and scale back financial perks for public sector employees, according to a cabinet statement and royal decree broadcast on state-run Ekhbariya TV on Monday. It was the first announcement of pay cuts for government employees, who make …

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Saudia plane isolated in Manila after false distress call

A pilot of a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane mistakenly pressed a hijack warning button as it approached Manila’s airport on Tuesday, causing airport officials to mobilize commando forces and isolate the jet after it landed, Philippine officials said. Manila airport manager Eddie Monreal said Flight SV872 from Jeddah made the …

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Muslims crowd Makkah ahead of Hajj – Male guardianship should apply only to marriage: Saudi cleric

MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia, Sept 8, (Agencies): Close to 1.5 million Muslims from around the world had descended Thursday on Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, undeterred by last year’s stampede disaster but with Iranians absent. As temperatures exceeded 40C (105F), pilgrims crowded into Makkah’s sprawling, air-conditioned Grand Mosque complex …

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US arms offers to Saudi top $115bn – Rights groups slam Obama administration

WASHINGTON, Sept 8, (RTRS): US President Barack Obama’s administration has offered Saudi Arabia more than $115 billion in weapons, other military equipment and training, the most of any US administration in the 71-year US-Saudi alliance, a report seen by Reuters has found. The report, authored by William Hartung of the …

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Six Filipinos dead in Saudi house fire

RIYADH, Aug 22, (AFP): A pregnant woman, her husband and infant daughter were among six Filipinos killed in a weekend fire at their Saudi Arabian residence, the Philippines embassy said on Monday. The blaze, blamed on an electrical overload, broke out just after 6:00 am (0300 GMT) Saturday at the …

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US cuts military advisors to Saudi coalition – Rocket fire from Yemen kills Saudi

RIYADH, Aug 20, (Agencies): The US military has slashed the number of intelligence advisers directly supporting the Saudi-led coalition’s air war in Yemen, the US Navy said Saturday, following concerns over civilian casualties. The reassignment of personnel, around June, came because “there was not the same sort of requests coming …

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