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Outrage, condemnation as bombing hits Madinah near Prophet’s Mosque, tomb

RIYADH, July 5: Three suicide bombings have struck across Saudi Arabia in a single day, including a shocking attack at Islam’s second holiest site, the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, where four security guards were killed. Monday’s attacks on Islam’s spiritual home came as Muslims prepare for the feast this week …

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Bomber strikes near US consulate in Saudi

RIYADH, July 4, (Agencies): A foreign suicide bomber blew himself up near the American consulate in Saudi Arabia’s western city of Jeddah in the early hours of US Independence Day on Monday. Two security officers were slightly wounded, the interior ministry said, as the American embassy in Riyadh reported no …

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Egyptian court voids transfer of islands to Saudis

CAIRO, June 21, (AP): An Egyptian court on Tuesday rejected as “unconstitutional” a border agreement that would have transferred two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, and which had sparked street protests in Cairo. The ruling was a rare rebuke of the government’s foreign policy by the judiciary, which has …

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Riyadh denies threat to UN funding

UNITED NATIONS, United States, June 9, (AFP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday rebuked Saudi Arabia and its allies for resorting to “undue pressure” to remove the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen from a blacklist of child rights violators. In his first public remarks about the uproar, Ban said he …

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Tax fears in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH/DUBAI, June 8, (RTRS): Expatriates in Saudi Arabia and their Saudi employers alike voiced unease about a proposal the government is studying to impose income tax on foreign workers to make up for falling oil revenues. Around a third of the 30 million inhabitants of the world’s top oil exporter …

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Saudi-led coalition taken off blacklist

UNITED NATIONS, June 7, (Agencies): Following a vehement protest from Saudi Arabia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday removed the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen from a list of government forces that committed grave violations against children last year, pending a joint review of cases. Saudi Arabia’s UN Ambassador …

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US ‘reveals’ how much Treasury debt Saudi Arabia owns in March – Kingdom holds $116.8 bln, ranked 13th largest foreign holder of Treasury securities

WASHINGTON, May 17, (AP): Foreign holdings of US Treasury securities rose in March, with the Treasury Department revealing for the first time in four decades how much Saudi Arabia owns. In its latest report, Treasury said Monday that that total holdings increased 0.8 percent to a record $6.29 trillion. The …

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O Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques … we have a word

WITHOUT a doubt, the royal directives issued by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz are vital in developing and revitalizing the government’s performance in accordance with the advancement scheme of Saudi Arabia. It is a comprehensive ‘revolution’ not only in terms of the ministerial structures and …

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Gunbattle kills Saudi soldier

DUBAI, May 8, (RTRS): A Saudi soldier died in a gunbattle with militants in the western Taif region outside Mecca on Sunday, state news agency SPA said. Two assailants opened fire on a police station before retreating to the mountain village of Thaqeef where the soldier, named as private Saeed …

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Saudi ‘reshuffle’ highlights serious shift away from oil – Vision 2030 ‘core’

RIYADH, May 8, (Agencies): With a major government reshuffle, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and his powerful son have shown their determination to move the kingdom’s economy away from oil, experts say. A series of royal decrees announced on Saturday merged various ministries to reflect new priorities under the wide-ranging Vision …

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