Saudi Arabia

Country Saudi Arabia
Capital Riyadh
Continent Asia
Currency Saudi Riyal(SAR)
Languages Arabic

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Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Islam and home to Islam's two holiest shrines in Mecca and Medina. The king's official title is the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. The modern Saudi state was founded in 1932 by ABD AL-AZIZ bin Abd al-Rahman Al SAUD (Ibn Saud) after a 30-year campaign to unify most of the Arabian Peninsula. A male descendent of Ibn Saud, his son ABDALLAH bin Abd al-Aziz, rules the country today as required by the country's 1992 Basic Law. Following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990, Saudi Arabia accepted the Kuwaiti royal family and 400,000 refugees while allowing Western and Arab troops to deploy on its soil for the liberation of Kuwait the following year. The continuing presence of foreign troops on Saudi soil after the liberation of Kuwait became a source of tension between the royal family and the public until all operational US troops left the country in 2003. Major terrorist attacks in May and November 2003 spurred a strong on-going campaign against domestic terrorism and extremism. King ABDALLAH has continued the cautious reform program begun when he was crown prince. To promote increased political participation, the government held elections nationwide from February through April 2005 for half the members of 179 municipal councils. In December 2005, King ABDALLAH completed the process by appointing the remaining members of the advisory municipal councils. The king instituted an Inter-Faith Dialogue initiative in 2008 to encourage religious tolerance on a global level; in February 2009, he reshuffled the cabinet, which led to more moderates holding ministerial and judicial positions, and appointed the first female to the cabinet. The country remains a leading producer of oil and natural gas and holds more than 20% of the world's proven oil reserves. The government continues to pursue economic reform and diversification, particularly since Saudi Arabia's accession to the WTO in December 2005, and promotes foreign investment in the kingdom. A burgeoning population, aquifer depletion, and an economy largely dependent on petroleum output and prices are all ongoing governmental concerns.

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UN report blames Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi's murder. What next? - Al Jazeera English
  1. UN report blames Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi's murder. What next?  Al Jazeera English
  2. The Guardian view on Jamal Khashoggi’s murder: Saudi Arabia and its friends  The Guardian
  3. The Guardian says it was warned of cyber attacks by Saudi Arabia  CNN
  4. U.N. report firmly blames Saudi Arabia for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi  Brookings Institution
  5. Saudis Called Khashoggi ‘Sacrificial Animal’ as They Waited to Kill Him  The New York Times
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UK arms sales to Saudi unlawful, court rules - BBC News
  1. UK arms sales to Saudi unlawful, court rules  BBC News
  2. UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia unlawful, court of appeal declares  The Guardian
  3. UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia are unlawful, Court of Appeal rules  The Independent
  4. Senate to vote on measures blocking Trump administration's weapons deal with Saudi Arabia  USA TODAY
  5. UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia declared unlawful by court of appeal  Deutsche Welle
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Iran shoots down US drone - The GuardianIran shoots down US drone  The Guardian

Iran says US 'spy' drone was flying in its airspace amid strained relations over last week's oil tanker attacks.



UN Report Blaming Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi Killing Won't Matter - The InterceptUN Report Blaming Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi Killing Won't Matter  The Intercept

As long as the U.S. stands firmly by Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom won't face justice — or restrain itself.



Saudi Arabia De-fangs its Religious Police in Liberalisation Drive, But Plans to Enforce 'Decency' - News18Saudi Arabia De-fangs its Religious Police in Liberalisation Drive, But Plans to Enforce 'Decency'  News18

RiyadhSaudi Arabia has rendered toothless the once-feared religious police amid a liberalisation drive, but a planned "public decency" law is stoking ...



Pompeo overrules experts, keeps Saudi Arabia off US child soldiers list - CNNPompeo overrules experts, keeps Saudi Arabia off US child soldiers list  CNN

Washington (CNN) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo decided not to include Saudi Arabia on the State Department's list of countries that recruit child soldiers and ...



Yemen's Houthi rebels hit Saudi facility with 'cruise missile' - Aljazeera.comYemen's Houthi rebels hit Saudi facility with 'cruise missile'  Aljazeera.com

Attack by rebel group on facility in southern province of Jizan the latest in string of attacks on Saudi targets.



Saudi Arabia Can’t Earn Its Way Out of Trouble - The Wall Street JournalSaudi Arabia Can’t Earn Its Way Out of Trouble  The Wall Street Journal

It would take a lot more black gold to keep Saudi Arabia out of the red.



Saudi Arabia’s Sagia signs trade deals with Japanese institutions - The NationalSaudi Arabia’s Sagia signs trade deals with Japanese institutions  The National

The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (Sagia) inked a number of trade-related deals with Japanese companies and universities as it seeks to ...



Saudi Arabia May Execute Teenager for His Protests — Including When He Was 10 - The InterceptSaudi Arabia May Execute Teenager for His Protests — Including When He Was 10  The Intercept

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has overseen an escalation in violent crackdowns on political protest. It's getting even worse.



Global poll places US near Russia and Saudi Arabia in 'using influence for bad' - BreakingNews.ieGlobal poll places US near Russia and Saudi Arabia in 'using influence for bad'  BreakingNews.ie

The survey of 17000 people found 22% believed the US used its international influence mostly in a negative way.



U.S. Excludes Saudi Arabia from List of Countries Using Child Soldiers - Democracy Now!U.S. Excludes Saudi Arabia from List of Countries Using Child Soldiers  Democracy Now!

In other news on Saudi Arabia, Reuters reports that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blocked the kingdom from being included on a U.S. list of countries ...



Iran And Saudi Arabia Make Surprise Investments Close To Each Other In Australia - ForbesIran And Saudi Arabia Make Surprise Investments Close To Each Other In Australia  Forbes

Oil is not the only commodity which interests Saudi Arabia and Iran with the two Middle East rivals making surprise investments in Australia at roughly the same ...



Government freezes new arms sales to Saudi Arabia after court rules them illegal amid war crime allegations - The IndependentGovernment freezes new arms sales to Saudi Arabia after court rules them illegal amid war crime allegations  The Independent

The government has stopped approving the sale of weapons that could be used in Yemen after its processes were ruled unlawful by judges. Liam Fox, the ...



Saudi Arabia reaffirms support for empowerment of women - ArabnewsSaudi Arabia reaffirms support for empowerment of women  Arabnews

NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia has re-emphasized its commitment to the empowerment of women during a high-profile meeting at UN headquarters in New York.



Iran slams Saudi Arabia over tanker attack allegations - Aljazeera.comIran slams Saudi Arabia over tanker attack allegations  Aljazeera.com

Tehran blames Riyadh's own 'misguided approach' for causing current tensions in the region.



Saudi Crown Prince MBS warns against exploiting Khashoggi murder - Al Jazeera EnglishSaudi Crown Prince MBS warns against exploiting Khashoggi murder  Al Jazeera English

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called on any party 'exploiting case' to present evidence, in veiled attack on Turkey.



Paris Air Show 2019: Saudi Arabia considering A400M as An-132D fades - IHS Jane's 360Paris Air Show 2019: Saudi Arabia considering A400M as An-132D fades  IHS Jane's 360

The Royal Saudi Air Force is currently considering the Airbus Military A400M Atlas medium lift transport aircraft. Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Arabia Military ...



Yemen's Houthis claim new attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport - Al Jazeera EnglishYemen's Houthis claim new attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport  Al Jazeera English

New drone attack comes days after Saudi-led coalition bombed Sanaa as two sides engage in tit-for-tat attacks.



Saudi Arabia: Decision to spare teenager's life must be followed by abolition of death penalty for all juveniles - Amnesty InternationalSaudi Arabia: Decision to spare teenager's life must be followed by abolition of death penalty for all juveniles  Amnesty International

Responding to the news that Murtaja Qureiris, the young man from Saudi Arabia arrested at the age of 13, will not face execution and has been sentenced to 12 ...



Saudi Arabia's King Salman offers $1m to International Civil Aviation Organization - ArabnewsSaudi Arabia's King Salman offers $1m to International Civil Aviation Organization  Arabnews

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman has provided $1 million to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Saudi Press Agency reported Monday.



Houthis Strike Saudi Airport, Escalating Yemen Conflict - The New York TimesHouthis Strike Saudi Airport, Escalating Yemen Conflict  The New York Times

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked an airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, wounding 26 people in the latest escalation of a ...



He was arrested at 13. Now Saudi Arabia wants to execute him - CNN InternationalHe was arrested at 13. Now Saudi Arabia wants to execute him  CNN International

When Murtaja Qureiris was a child, he led protests demanding rights for Saudi Arabia's Shia minority. Now he faces the death penalty.



Saudi Arabia's NIC obtains star certification in cloud computing - Saudi GazetteSaudi Arabia's NIC obtains star certification in cloud computing  Saudi Gazette

RIYADH — The National Information Center (NIC) of the State Security Presidency has obtained Global Star ISO certification accredited at Cloud Security ...



Arab Coalition intercepts drone targeting Saudi Arabia - ArabnewsArab Coalition intercepts drone targeting Saudi Arabia  Arabnews

DUBAI: The Arab Coalition destroyed a Houthi drone targetting Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported. The militia sent the drone ...



Major court ruling finds UK sale of arms to Saudi Arabia "unlawful" - Newstalk 106-108 fmMajor court ruling finds UK sale of arms to Saudi Arabia "unlawful"  Newstalk 106-108 fm

Britain's sale of arms to Saudi Arabia for use in the war in Yemen has been declared unlawful by the UK Appeals Court. The UK has sold at least £4.7bn ...



Bella Hadid apologises to UAE, Saudi Arabia on Instagram - Gulf NewsBella Hadid apologises to UAE, Saudi Arabia on Instagram  Gulf News

American model Bella Hadid, who is of Palestinian and Dutch descent, has issued an apology on her Instagram stories to Arab and Muslim people — and ...



La Scala chief fired after duet with Saudi Arabia - The TimesLa Scala chief fired after duet with Saudi Arabia  The Times

One of the world's greatest opera houses has effectively dismissed its artistic director after he offered a place on the institution's board to Saudi Arabia in return ...



Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Joins the U.S. in Blaming Iran for Oil Tanker Attacks - TIMESaudi Arabia's Crown Prince Joins the U.S. in Blaming Iran for Oil Tanker Attacks  TIME

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman joined the U.S. in accusing Iran of being behind the attacks on two oil tankers.



Saudi Arabia launches probe into 'halal' nightclub - Gulf NewsSaudi Arabia launches probe into 'halal' nightclub  Gulf News

Authorities in Saudi Arabia, closed the mixed dance-floor on opening night during Jeddah festival event.



U.K. Government Ordered to Review Saudi Arabia Arms Sales - BloombergQuintU.K. Government Ordered to Review Saudi Arabia Arms Sales  BloombergQuint

(Bloomberg) -- The U.K. government must review a decision to grant arms export licenses to Saudi Arabia, London judges ruled Thursday. Britain made an “error ...



39 workers return after being stranded in Saudi Arabia for a year - India Today39 workers return after being stranded in Saudi Arabia for a year  India Today

As many as 39 workers from Telangana, who had been stranded for around a year in Saudi Arabia, have returned here on Monday, thanks to the efforts of the ...



Al-Ahsa: Home to the most prominent archaeological and historical sites in Saudi Arabia - ArabnewsAl-Ahsa: Home to the most prominent archaeological and historical sites in Saudi Arabia  Arabnews

AL-AHSA: Al-Ahsa is an oasis rich with green spaces and water springs, and was home to many ancient civilizations, some that existed as far back as 6000 BC.



Saudi Arabia and the arms race that you've not heard enough about - CNNSaudi Arabia and the arms race that you've not heard enough about  CNN

It's the Middle East arms race that many people don't want to talk about. The White House may be preoccupied with Iran's past pursuit of nuclear weapons and ...



Saudi Arabia Tests Appetite for Potential Euro Bond Sale - BloombergSaudi Arabia Tests Appetite for Potential Euro Bond Sale  Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia may sell euro-denominated bonds for the first time after testing investor appetite for a possible deal, according to two people familiar with the ...



US-Saudi Arabia: two senators to force vote on ties and weapons sales - Vox.comUS-Saudi Arabia: two senators to force vote on ties and weapons sales  Vox.com

Sens. Todd Young (R-IN) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to force vote on Trump relations with Saudi Arabia and arms sales amid Khashoggi and Yemen crises.



Act Local, Think Global: How Saudi Arabia's Entrepreneurs Are Growing Their Enterprises Internationally - EntrepreneurAct Local, Think Global: How Saudi Arabia's Entrepreneurs Are Growing Their Enterprises Internationally  Entrepreneur

"Why not?” That was my response to the ongoing debate inside my brain one morning when my Saudi Arabia-based training center received a call from an ...



Saudi Arabia and Iran after the summits of discontent - Al Jazeera EnglishSaudi Arabia and Iran after the summits of discontent  Al Jazeera English

Saudi Arabia hosted three summits last week - a Gulf, an Arab and an Islamic one - with one common goal: Confront and isolate Iran. All other urgent issues in ...



Saudi entertainment officials open probe into 'nightclub opening' - Aljazeera.comSaudi entertainment officials open probe into 'nightclub opening'  Aljazeera.com

The purported nightclub is located on Jeddah's waterfront and is a branch of the White venue, according to reports.



Saudi Arabia says it has intercepted two Houthi drones - Aljazeera.comSaudi Arabia says it has intercepted two Houthi drones  Aljazeera.com

The drones targeted Khamis Mushait in the kingdom's south but caused no damage or casualties, Saudi Arabia says.



Saudi Arabia agrees Iran was behind tanker attacks: Saudi minister - ReutersSaudi Arabia agrees Iran was behind tanker attacks: Saudi minister  Reuters

Saudi Arabia agrees with the United States that Iran was behind the suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign ...



After the crackdown in Saudi Arabia, what could come next? - Al Jazeera EnglishAfter the crackdown in Saudi Arabia, what could come next?  Al Jazeera English

As three popular clerics could be executed at any moment, analysts warn increased repression may fuel further dissent.



Singapore lags behind China and Saudi Arabia in use of AI for clinical diagnosis and telehealth, says survey - The Straits TimesSingapore lags behind China and Saudi Arabia in use of AI for clinical diagnosis and telehealth, says survey  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Healthcare professionals in Singapore are using artificial intelligence (AI) for clinical diagnosis more than their counterparts in most other ...



In bid to stop teen execution, Austria moves to shut Saudi-founded faith center - CNNIn bid to stop teen execution, Austria moves to shut Saudi-founded faith center  CNN

The Austrian foreign ministry says the government is preparing to shut down a Saudi-backed center for religious dialogue in Vienna in an attempt to prevent the ...



Saudi Arabia seeks bids for first public-private healthcare project - Arabian BusinessSaudi Arabia seeks bids for first public-private healthcare project  Arabian Business

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health has announced that it is seeking local and international healthcare *service* providers to take part in its first public-private ...



Saudi Arabia opens 'Halal nightclub' - Dhaka TribuneSaudi Arabia opens 'Halal nightclub'  Dhaka Tribune

Those in favour of the latest venue, which will only serve non-alcoholic cocktails, tweeted using the Arabic-language hashtag #JeddahDisco.



Saudi Arabia Hopes to Extend OPEC+ Production Cuts by Early July - BloombergSaudi Arabia Hopes to Extend OPEC+ Production Cuts by Early July  Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia hopes OPEC and its allies will agree to extend oil production cuts into the second half of the year at a meeting that will probably take place in the ...



The Saudi government is hunting down women who flee the country by tracking the IMEI number on their cellphones - Business InsiderThe Saudi government is hunting down women who flee the country by tracking the IMEI number on their cellphones  Business Insider

Saudi Arabia is using military-grade technology to track down the cellphones of women who flee its patriarchal system, several runaways have told INSIDER.



Saudi Arabia opens applications for recruitment of female soldiers, immigration officers - ArabnewsSaudi Arabia opens applications for recruitment of female soldiers, immigration officers  Arabnews

RIYADH: The Saudi Interior Ministry's undersecretariat for military affairs opened the application window for the recruitment of female soldiers, to ensure the ...



Does Saudi Arabia have support to face Iran? - Aljazeera.comDoes Saudi Arabia have support to face Iran?  Aljazeera.com

Saudi Arabia hosts summits calling for action against Iran as Riyadh accuses its rival of threatening regional order.



House committee challenges weapon sales to Saudi Arabia - Los Angeles TimesHouse committee challenges weapon sales to Saudi Arabia  Los Angeles Times

House Democrats will grill officials in charge of selling weapons to Saudi Arabia in a bipartisan attempt to block $8-billion deal as protest of Riyadh abuses.



Yemen's Houthis claim seizing 20 positions in Saudi Arabia - Aljazeera.comYemen's Houthis claim seizing 20 positions in Saudi Arabia  Aljazeera.com

Houthi spokesman says 'surprise' push in kingdom's Najran province caused heavy losses to Saudi-led coalition's forces.



Saudi Arabia issues more than 7.65m visas for Umrah pilgrims - ArabnewsSaudi Arabia issues more than 7.65m visas for Umrah pilgrims  Arabnews

RIYADH: The number of Umrah visas issued this year has reached 7650736, of which 7393657 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom, according to data ...



Saudi Arabia gets first hydrogen fueling station - Saudi GazetteSaudi Arabia gets first hydrogen fueling station  Saudi Gazette

DHAHRAN — Saudi Aramco and Air Products on Tuesday inaugurated the first hydrogen fueling station in Saudi Arabia at Air Products' new Technology Center ...



Saudi Arabia/UAE: Join Landmine Ban Treaty - Human Rights WatchSaudi Arabia/UAE: Join Landmine Ban Treaty  Human Rights Watch

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates should go beyond supporting mine clearance efforts in Yemen and renounce all use of these indiscriminate ...



National defense budget: Progressives’ next battleground to hold Trump accountable with Saudi Arabia - Vox.comNational defense budget: Progressives’ next battleground to hold Trump accountable with Saudi Arabia  Vox.com

There's a fight brewing to hold Trump's unfettered alliance with Saudi Arabia in the Yemen war accountable.



Who are the key Sahwa figures Saudi Arabia is cracking down on? - Al Jazeera EnglishWho are the key Sahwa figures Saudi Arabia is cracking down on?  Al Jazeera English

At least three are on death row and could be killed in days, according to reports, as the kingdom stifles dissent.



Nuclear development in Saudi Arabia: should the US back it? - Power TechnologyNuclear development in Saudi Arabia: should the US back it?  Power Technology

Andrew Tunnicliffe speaks with Shervin Taheran and Fred McGoldrick about Saudi Arabia's nuclear ambitions and the future of the sector.



Fact Check: No, cars are not melting in Saudi Arabia due to extreme temperature - India TodayFact Check: No, cars are not melting in Saudi Arabia due to extreme temperature  India Today

Facebook users are sharing a post showing melting cars claiming that the rising temperature has caused the cars to melt in Saudi Arabia.



Oil-Rich Saudi Arabia Barrels Into the Gas Business - The Wall Street JournalOil-Rich Saudi Arabia Barrels Into the Gas Business  The Wall Street Journal

Saudi Arabia's deal to buy American natural gas is part of a decadelong $160 billion plan to build up its gas assets, as the oil-rich kingdom's demand for new ...



Saudi Arabia issues tender to buy 900,000 tonnes barley - ZAWYASaudi Arabia issues tender to buy 900,000 tonnes barley  ZAWYA

PARIS - Saudi Arabia's main state grain buying agency the Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO) said on Thursday it has issued an international tender to ...



Fact Check: Did cars in Saudi Arabia melt due to high temperature? - Times of IndiaFact Check: Did cars in Saudi Arabia melt due to high temperature?  Times of India

News News: Several social media users are posting images of melted cars and street lights claiming that it is due to the extreme heat wave in Saudi Arabia and ...



Saudi Arabia is Changing, But Don't Give MbS All the Credit - LobeLogSaudi Arabia is Changing, But Don't Give MbS All the Credit  LobeLog

by Annelle R. Sheline. Whether admiring his reforms or damning his abuses, news coverage of Saudi Arabia tends to portray Mohammed bin Salman as the ...



Exclusive: US intel shows Saudi Arabia escalated its missile program with help from China - CNNExclusive: US intel shows Saudi Arabia escalated its missile program with help from China  CNN

The US government has obtained intelligence that Saudi Arabia has significantly escalated its ballistic missile program with the help of China, three sources with ...



Senators Look to Force 22 Votes Blocking Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia - The New York TimesSenators Look to Force 22 Votes Blocking Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia  The New York Times

A bipartisan group of senators will try to force votes rebuking the White House's decision to circumvent Congress to sell munitions to Saudi Arabia.



Foster + Partners completes quartet of high-speed rail stations in Saudi Arabia - DezeenFoster + Partners completes quartet of high-speed rail stations in Saudi Arabia  Dezeen

Foster + Partners has completed stations in Mecca, Medina, Jeddah and King Abdullah Economic City, along the Haramain high-speed rail line in Saudi Arabia.



Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities - ArabnewsSaudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities  Arabnews

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman has urged all government agencies to adopt the term “persons with disabilities” in all official communications and media ...



Saudi Arabia and the UAE belong on the UN 'list of shame' - Al Jazeera EnglishSaudi Arabia and the UAE belong on the UN 'list of shame'  Al Jazeera English

The UN should not succumb to pressure not to hold accountable the two countries for victimising Yemeni children.



Saudi Arabia committed to Aramco IPO – crown prince - RapplerSaudi Arabia committed to Aramco IPO – crown prince  Rappler

The planned initial public offering of Saudi Arabian oil conglomerate Aramco is expected to be the world's largest stock sale.



Saudi Arabia rebuffs UN Khashoggi report - The Canberra TimesSaudi Arabia rebuffs UN Khashoggi report  The Canberra Times

Saudi Arabia's minister of state for foreign affairs has rejected a UN report that says there is credible evidence Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other...



The Dark Side of Israel’s Cold Peace With Saudi Arabia - BloombergThe Dark Side of Israel’s Cold Peace With Saudi Arabia  Bloomberg

When Israeli and Saudi officials publicly acknowledged their quiet thawing of relations in 2015, the U.S. and other Western allies were encouraged. Yes, the ...



Saudi Arabia urges world powers to secure waterways after twin attacks - Al-ArabiyaSaudi Arabia urges world powers to secure waterways after twin attacks  Al-Arabiya

Saudi Arabia's cabinet urged world powers Tuesday for firm measures to secure shipping lanes across the region, state media reported, after last week's twin ...



A Muslim appeal for Saudi Arabia to show mercy - The EconomistA Muslim appeal for Saudi Arabia to show mercy  The Economist

A document urging clemency provides a snapshot of global Sunni Islam. It is revealing to see who did and did not sign.



Saudi Arabia's King Abdul Aziz University launches six-level Chinese proficiency test - ArabnewsSaudi Arabia's King Abdul Aziz University launches six-level Chinese proficiency test  Arabnews

JEDDAH: King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) on Sunday launched a Chinese language proficiency test under the supervision of KAU's Chinese Science and ...



July 2 is the last date of entry for Umrah pilgrims, says Saudi ministry - Saudi GazetteJuly 2 is the last date of entry for Umrah pilgrims, says Saudi ministry  Saudi Gazette

In a circular, the ministry informed the Umrah *service* providers that the electronic issuance of Umrah visas was stopped on Monday, June 17, ahead of the ...



Amir Khan defends £7m Saudi Arabia fight despite human rights concerns - The GuardianAmir Khan defends £7m Saudi Arabia fight despite human rights concerns  The Guardian

Amir Khan has defended the choice of location, Jeddah, for his next fight, against Neeraj Goyat, in the face of human rights concerns.



David Guetta on his historic Saudi Arabia performance - The NationalDavid Guetta on his historic Saudi Arabia performance  The National

The French DJ hails the kingdom efforts in opening up to musicians.



Saudi Arabia blames Iran for tanker attacks - The Irish TimesSaudi Arabia blames Iran for tanker attacks  The Irish Times

Crown prince calls for 'decisive stand' from international community, but says kingdom does not want war.



Saudi Arabia to execute three scholars after Ramadan: Report - Al Jazeera EnglishSaudi Arabia to execute three scholars after Ramadan: Report  Al Jazeera English

Sheikh Salman al-Awdah, Awad al-Qarni and Ali al-Omari to be sentenced to death by Riyadh, Middle East Eye reports.



Alexa Bliss On Her Concussions, Who She's Traveling With, How Her Recent Trip To Saudi Arabia Was - Wrestling Inc.Alexa Bliss On Her Concussions, Who She's Traveling With, How Her Recent Trip To Saudi Arabia Was  Wrestling Inc.

Alexa Bliss recently spoke with Scott Fishman of TV Insider and said the recent trip to Saudi Arabia for WWE Super ShowDown was different than the trip to Abu ...



Why Saudi Arabia will be the best place to live and work for engineers - Construction Week OnlineWhy Saudi Arabia will be the best place to live and work for engineers  Construction Week Online

This is how construction companies in Saudi Arabia are reworking people strategies to attract top engineering talent - Business.



Saudi Arabia executes Asian man for smuggling drugs - Khaleej TimesSaudi Arabia executes Asian man for smuggling drugs  Khaleej Times

The Ministry of Interior in Saudi Arabia today issued a statement implementing the death sentence on a Pakistani prisoner in Dammam. The execution was ...



Sri Lanka police bring five Easter bomb suspects back from Saudi Arabia - ReutersSri Lanka police bring five Easter bomb suspects back from Saudi Arabia  Reuters

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Five Sri Lankans suspected of having links to Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people were brought home in police ...



Saudi Arabia on Track to Outpace India at Top of ETF Ranking - BloombergSaudi Arabia on Track to Outpace India at Top of ETF Ranking  Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia is climbing quickly in a ranking that tracks flows into exchange-traded funds of developing countries this year, and could soon take first position ...



Oil rises as Saudi Arabia sees producers sticking with ongoing supply cuts - MoneycontrolOil rises as Saudi Arabia sees producers sticking with ongoing supply cuts  Moneycontrol

Oil prices rose on Monday after Saudi Arabia said producer club OPEC and Russia should keep supplies restricted at current levels, and in relief that the United ...



Saudi Arabia First - The AtlanticSaudi Arabia First  The Atlantic

The president is helping the repressive monarchy wage war in open defiance of Congress. That's grounds for impeachment.



Saudi Arabia to probe Halal disco – Middle East Monitor - Middle East MonitorSaudi Arabia to probe Halal disco – Middle East Monitor  Middle East Monitor

Saudi General Amusement Committee has opened an investigation into the alleged Halal disco whose videos went viral on the internet, Al-Shorouq newspaper ...



French tradesmen severely beaten and forced to kiss the feet of Saudi Princess - 9NewsFrench tradesmen severely beaten and forced to kiss the feet of Saudi Princess  9News

A French tradesman said he was tied up, severely beaten and forced to kiss the feet of the sister of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.



Saudi Arabia accused of hacking London-based dissident - The GuardianSaudi Arabia accused of hacking London-based dissident  The Guardian

Saudi Arabia has been accused of launching a sophisticated hacking attack against a prominent dissident in London who is allegedly living under police ...



Saudi Arabia shoots down Houthi drone targeting Jizan airport - Al Jazeera EnglishSaudi Arabia shoots down Houthi drone targeting Jizan airport  Al Jazeera English

Saudi announcement came hours after Houthis said they used an armed drone to attack warplane runways at the airport.



Saudi Arabia Says Iran Spreading 'Chaos, Death and Destruction' - BloombergSaudi Arabia Says Iran Spreading 'Chaos, Death and Destruction'  Bloomberg

Saudi Vice Minister of Defense Khalid bin Salman said the targeting of Abha Airport by Iranian-backed Houthi militia is “a continuation of their immoral and ...



Trump declares emergency to expedite arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE - CNNTrump declares emergency to expedite arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE  CNN

The Trump administration has declared an emergency to bypass Congress and expedite billions of dollars in arms sales to various countries -- including Saudi ...



Duped by travel agent, 20 pilgrims from Telangana stuck in Saudi Arabia - LivemintDuped by travel agent, 20 pilgrims from Telangana stuck in Saudi Arabia  Livemint

HYDERABAD: As many as 20 people are stuck in Saudi Arabia after they were allegedly duped by their travel agent. They had gone to perform 'Umrah' during ...



UAE, Norway, Saudi Arabia: 'State Actor' Likely Attacked Oil Tankers - VOA NewsUAE, Norway, Saudi Arabia: 'State Actor' Likely Attacked Oil Tankers  VOA News

The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Norway said Thursday that a preliminary investigation into a coordinated attack on four of their oil tankers in an ...



Almost 3.5m people attend Eid events across Saudi Arabia - ArabnewsAlmost 3.5m people attend Eid events across Saudi Arabia  Arabnews

RIYADH: Almost 3.5 million people attended Eid Al-Fitr events organized by the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs. The ministry, which organized 991 events ...



Saudi Arabia lifts export ban on fruits and vegetable from Kerala - BusinessLineSaudi Arabia lifts export ban on fruits and vegetable from Kerala  BusinessLine

Kerala's fruits and vegetable exporters have heaved a sigh of relief following the lifting of the export ban by Saudi Arabia after the Nipah virus attack last year.



'What they did to me was so horrific': brutal silencing of a Saudi feminist - The Guardian'What they did to me was so horrific': brutal silencing of a Saudi feminist  The Guardian

To the outside world, Loujain al-Hathloul is regarded as one of the most influential women on the planet – but in her own country, she is seen as a threat who ...



Saudi Arabia records largest jump in CFA candidates - Arab NewsSaudi Arabia records largest jump in CFA candidates  Arab News

LONDON: The number of Saudis enrolling for chartered financial analyst (CFA) exams has jumped by a quarter — more than in any other Gulf state. It coincides ...



PICTURES: This is what Saudi Arabia's Neom Bay Airport looks like - Construction Week OnlinePICTURES: This is what Saudi Arabia's Neom Bay Airport looks like  Construction Week Online

New images have been shared on LinkedIn of the Neom Bay Airport, which will serve Saudi Arabia's $500bn (SAR1.9tn) cross-border futuristic Neom city in ...



Pelosi: Congress will block Trump's arms sales to Saudi Arabia | TheHill - The HillPelosi: Congress will block Trump's arms sales to Saudi Arabia | TheHill  The Hill

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday vowed that President Trump would have a fight on his hands as he presses to realize a sweeping arms sale to ...