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Saudis, oil majors discuss gas investments

LONDON/DUBAI, April 11, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia and international oil companies have discussed gas venture opportunities inside the kingdom and abroad as part of the top crude-exporting country’s drive to diversify investments before the listing of national energy giant Saudi Aramco. Saudi officials explored investment opportunities with firms including BP and …

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Trump’s pro-business stance buoys Saudi effort: Prince Saud

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 3, (AP): The Saudi prince tasked with attracting foreign investment said Monday that US President Donald Trump’s pro-business administration can be a good thing for the kingdom as it overhauls its economy and prepares to publicly list shares of state-owned oil giant Aramco. Prince Saud …

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Prince Mohammed, Trump share view Iran a security threat – Saudi hails ‘historical turning point’

WASHINGTON, March 15, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia hailed a “historical turning point” in US-Saudi relations after a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman highlighted the two leaders’ shared view that Iran posed a regional security threat. The meeting on Tuesday appeared to signal a …

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Attack on Arab royals foiled – Malaysia arrests Yemen militants

KUALA LUMPUR, March 7, (RTRS): Malaysia on Tuesday said suspected militants from Yemen arrested late last month ahead of a visit by Saudi King Salman were planning an attack on “Arab royalties”. A senior police source said the four Yemenis belonged to a Houthi insurgency group that has been fighting …

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Good times over for expats in Saudi – Kingdom steps up efforts to employ more Saudis

RIYADH, Feb 26, (AFP): Seventeen years after first setting foot in Saudi Arabia, Dominic Steck shipped his two cats and returned to Germany with his wife and school-age children, who hardly know their homeland. As Saudi Arabia steps up efforts to employ more of its own people, and with economic …

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Saudi men ‘show’ their support to end violence against women

RIYADH, Feb 9: Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP), chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, announces its participation in the 31st Al-Janadriyah National Festival of Heritage and Culture as a strategic partner. Organized by the Ministry of National Guard, the event began on Wednesday February 1, 2017 and will …

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Court rejects islands transfer to Saudi Arabia – ‘Tiran, Sanafir sovereign Egyptian territories’

CAIRO, Jan 16, (AFP): Egypt’s top administrative court upheld on Monday a ruling voiding a government agreement to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia in a deal that sparked rare protests. The government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi had appealed against a lower court ruling in June …

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Saudi detains two rights activists – ‘No charges have been filed’

DUBAI, Jan 10, (AFP): Saudi Arabia has arrested two human rights activists, one of whom tweeted a depiction of the birth of Christ on Christmas Day, a monitoring group said on Tuesday. The arrests of Essam Koshak and Ahmed al-Mshikhs are “part of the ongoing attacks on human rights defenders …

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Dozens of foreign workers have been sentenced to flogging and jail in Saudi over unpaid wages protest

RIYADH: Dozens of foreign workers have been sentenced to flogging and jail for unrest during protests over unpaid wages by Saudi Binladin Group several months ago, reports said on Tuesday. Al-Watan newspaper and Arab News did not give the nationalities of the 49 workers, and foreign embassy staff contacted by …

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Firefight kills Saudi soldier

RIYADH, Dec 25, (AFP): A Saudi soldier was killed in a cross-border firefight with Yemeni rebels, the interior ministry said Sunday. A border post was attacked overnight by Houthi rebels, a spokesman said, adding that one soldier wounded in the exchange died before reaching hospital. He was the latest of …

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