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Saudi purge widens, travel bans … freeze – New ministers named

RIYADH, Nov 6, (Agencies): A campaign of mass arrests of Saudi Arabian royals, ministers and businessmen widened on Monday after a top entrepreneur was reportedly held in the biggest anti-corruption purge of the kingdom’s affluent elite in its modern history. The arrests are the latest in a series of dramatic …

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Princes … billionaires held in Saudi shakeup – Royals ousted

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Nov 5, (AP): Saudi Arabia has arrested dozens of princes, senior military officers, businessmen and top officials, including a well-known royal billionaire with extensive holdings in Western companies, as part of a sweeping purported anti-corruption probe that further cements control in the hands of its young crown …

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Saudi Arabia cancels female Egyptian star Sherine’s concert – Go ahead, call it a comeback. Singer James Arthur does

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct 15, (AP): Saudi Arabia’s entertainment authority says it has cancelled plans for a concert featuring a famous Egyptian singer named Sherine, known for her rags-to-riches story. The General Entertainment Authority said in a statement Sunday that the concert, which had been planned for the end of …

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Amir congratulates Saudi King on National Day

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 23, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable Saturday to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to congratulate him on the occasion of the Kingdom’s 87th National Day. In his cable, His Highness the Amir also expressed wishes of prosperity …

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Long gone the wind of ‘rebellious ones’

SINCE the start of the Arab autumn movement, renegades have been attempting to wreck the stability of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. They advocate all kinds of lies which get disqualified by reality on a daily basis. Nonetheless, they continue with their wickedness unaware of the fact that the land …

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‘Illegals’ await Saudi crackdown

RIYADH, Aug 8, (RTRS): For four months, texts from the government pinged into every mobile phone in Saudi Arabia ordering “illegal expatriates” to leave the kingdom before the end of an amnesty that expired in late July. The campaign, “a nation without violators,” warned of fines, jail time and deportation …

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Saudi police kill wanted terrorist – Kuwait condemns Qatif attack

RIYADH, July 15, (Agencies): Saudi police have killed a wanted “terrorist” in the Shiite-majority eastern district of Qatif, where there has been a string of attacks on security forces, newspapers said Saturday. Jaafar al-Mobireek was killed late Friday in an operation in the city of Saihat, in Eastern Province, al-Jazirah …

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Saudi Arabia impose ‘tax’ on expats

RIYADH, July 6, (AFP): Saudi Arabia on Thursday said it had begun taxing foreigners working in the private sector as part of fiscal reforms aimed at coping with a drop in oil revenues. Long a tax-free haven for expatriates, the Saudi economy was dealt a serious blow in 2014 when …

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‘Saudi Arabia has highest number of rich people’

KUWAIT CITY, July 1: Saudi Arabia tops in the Middle East and is 19th in the world in terms of the highest number of wealthiest people with per capita wealth of more than $30 million, as per a recent report concerning the wealthiest individuals in the world in 2016 released …

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Amir condemns Makkah terror plot – Suicide bomber blows himself up

KUWAIT CITY, June 24, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Friday a cable to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz to express Kuwait’s strong condemnation of the terrorist scheme against the Grand Mosque of Makkah. In his cable, His Highness the Amir said that this terrorist …

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