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Saudis find body of judge – Policeman, militant killed in shootout

RIYADH, Dec 25, (AFP): Saudi police have recovered the body of a kidnapped pro-government Shiite judge after a shootout in which a policeman and a …

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Billionaire freed after settlement

AMMAN, Dec 19, (RTRS): Palestinian billionaire Sabih al- Masri, Jordan’s most powerful businessman, returned to Amman on Tuesday after his release in Saudi Arabia secured …

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Saudis ‘down’ Houthi missile – Riyadh target

RIYADH, Dec 19, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia said it shot down a ballistic missile Tuesday over Riyadh fired from Yemen by Iran-backed Houthi rebels who announced …

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Saudis said to ‘detain’ Palestinian billionaire

AMMAN, Dec 16, (RTRS): Sabih al-Masri, Jordan’s most influential businessman and the chairman of its largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for …

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Saudi focus on ‘reforms’

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Dec 13, (Agencies): Saudi King Salman delivered a speech on Wednesday outlining his government’s priorities for the coming year, urging citizens to …

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95% of suspects detained in Saudi Arabia corruption probe accept settlements

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s attorney general said Tuesday that most of the 159 individuals detained in a corruption sweep have agreed to pay a financial settlement …

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Greek query over botched Saudi arms sale – Government accused of incompetence

ATHENS, Nov 25, (AFP): The Greek government has come under fire over a planned arms sale to Saudi Arabia that fell through amid accusations of …

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Saudi Arabia aims to start issuing tourist visas to foreigners next year

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia aims to start issuing tourist visas to foreigners next year, a senior Saudi official told CNN, as the government seeks to open …

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Banks wary of loans in corruption probe

DUBAI, Nov 20, (RTRS): Kingdom Holding’s plan to borrow money to fund new investments has stalled because owner Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has been detained …

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Sovereign fund up amid turmoil – ‘Due process’

DUBAI, Nov 14, (RTRS): As Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption purge sends the shares of some if its companies into a tailspin, the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund …

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