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  • >Saudi Arabia: As executions rise, allies must focus more closely on warring ... - The Independent
    The IndependentSaudi Arabia: As executions rise, allies must focus more closely on warring ...The IndependentA Specialised Criminal Court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a prominent Shia clergyman, Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, to death on vague charges o…
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  • >Saudi Arabia observes World Polio Day - Arab News
    Arab NewsSaudi Arabia observes World Polio DayArab NewsThe last virologically confirmed polio case due to an indigenous virus was reported in Saudi Arabia on Oct. 28, 1995. National immunization days were held regularly from 1995 to 2000, in coordina…
    - 4 hours ago, 26 Oct 14, 1:31am -
  • >Afghan President Visits Saudi Arabia - Voice of America
    Voice of AmericaAfghan President Visits Saudi ArabiaVoice of AmericaAfghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, is making his first foreign trip since taking office, fulfilling a promise to undertake a religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. Ghani's off…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 2:57pm -
  • Saudi Arabia beheads Pakistani for smuggling heroin - DAWN.com
    DAWN.comSaudi Arabia beheads Pakistani for smuggling heroinDAWN.comRIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Friday beheaded a Pakistani man convicted of smuggling heroin into the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom, the interior ministry said. Butha Mushtaq was the thi…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Oct 14, 8:14pm -
  • Masked men burn two Saudi Arabia consulate cars in Egypt: sources - Reuters
    Arab NewsMasked men burn two Saudi Arabia consulate cars in Egypt: sourcesReutersSaudi Arabia has been a strong backer of Egypt since then-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi toppled Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood last year, and the attack appea…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 4:09pm -
  • Saudi Arabia's Shi'ites fear they are at mercy of region's tumult - Reuters
    Saudi Arabia's Shi'ites fear they are at mercy of region's tumultReutersRIYADH (Reuters) - The Shi'ite Muslim minority in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province have long felt marginalized by the Sunni ruling dynasty, and protests for greater rights as part…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 10:05am -
  • Saudi Arabia's Women Problem - The Atlantic
    The AtlanticSaudi Arabia's Women ProblemThe AtlanticOne of the lesser-noted tendrils of the Arab Spring, which kicked off in earnest in 2011 and has been all but declared over, is the ongoing movement to end the ban on female drivers in Saudi Arabia.…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 2:19am -
  • Saudi Arabia's Risky Oil-Price Play - Businessweek
    BusinessweekSaudi Arabia's Risky Oil-Price PlayBusinessweekWith the U.S. on track to become the world's largest oil producer by next year, it's become popular in Washington and on Wall Street to call America the new Saudi Arabia. Yet the real Saudi A…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 12:23am -
  • Saudi Arabia jails al Qaeda suspects over plot to hit US forces - Reuters
    Saudi Arabia jails al Qaeda suspects over plot to hit US forcesReutersDUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi court has sentenced 17 people, four of them women, to prison terms of up to 30 years in two separate cases, one of which involving an al Qaeda plot to att…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 1:56am -
  • As Oil Prices Plummet, Saudi Arabia Faces a Test of Strategy - New York Times
    New York TimesAs Oil Prices Plummet, Saudi Arabia Faces a Test of StrategyNew York TimesBEIRUT, Lebanon — With global oil prices plunging at a pace not seen since the 2008 financial crisis, Saudi Arabia is emerging as a central player, accused by s…
    - 10 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 5:35am -

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  • >GCC 'immune' to Yemeni virus
    It is gasping for breath as it continues to sink deeper into the sea of its own blood. Somalia has been embroiled in a civil war since 1991 and this is exactly what we had warned of in Yemen, but things ran out of control until Sana'a fell into a tre…
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  • >Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, oil and war
    Last Wednesday, a criminal court in Saudi Arabia sentenced Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr , one of the kingdom's most visible political dissidents , to death. Saudi authorities have justified the verdict in terms of national security.
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 11:32pm -
  • >Religious Shia Leader Sentenced to Death in Saudi Arabia: Real Mirror ...
    Religious Shia Leader Sentenced to Death in Saudi Arabia: Real Mirror of ISIS. By Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker If you want to view the real mirror of ISIS then look no further than the religious apartheid state of Saudi Arabia.
    - 10 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 7:38pm -
  • >True meaning of Islam hijacked by extremists
    Usman Akhtar, 23, New Fairfield, returned from South Africa, where he studies Islamic Studies, to observe Ramadan with his family. He is standing outside of Danbury Masjid on Main Street, where he gathers with his family and the Muslim community each…
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 8:23am -
  • The Artist Sessions will hold a mini-festival at the Asian Art Museum
    Following up on Kathleen Supove's visit to the Center for New Music last week , Lara Downes' The Artist Sessions will continue with a mini-festival coproduced with the Asian Art Museum in conjunction with their current exhibition Roads of Arabia: Arc…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Oct 14, 4:27am -
  • Converting them to halal? Saudi Arabia buys stake in major French poultry firm
    The Saudi-Arabian food group Almunajem has taken a stake of 25 percent in the French poultry producer Groupe Doux. The transaction completes the financial restructuring of Doux that filed for insolvency over two years ago.
    - 1 day ago, 25 Oct 14, 12:32am -
  • WTI Set for Fourth Weekly Drop as Saudi Policy Seen Unchanged
    West Texas Intermediate retreated from the biggest gain since September amid speculation a drop in Saudi Arabian oil supplies isn't a signal that OPEC's largest producer has decided to cut production. Brent slid in London.
    - 1 day ago, 24 Oct 14, 8:30pm -
  • Berri questions fate of Saudi aid to Lebanese Army
    BEIRUT: Speaker Nabih Berri expressed fears over Saudi Arabia's $3 billion grant to Lebanon Thursday, saying that a delay or cancellation of the donation would defeat its purpose. "There is a fear of a delay in Saudi Arabian aid [pledged] to the Army…
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  • Saudi Arabia's Shi'ites fear they are at mercy of region's tumult
    The Shi'ite Muslim minority in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province have long felt marginalised by the Sunni ruling dynasty, and protests for greater rights as part of the 2011 Arab Spring brought a crackdown on both protesters and demands for reform. But…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 12:33pm -
  • Sheikh Nimr of Saudi Arabia goes to the gallows
    Behind the iron curtains of religious fanaticism and terror of Al Saud's autocratic monarchy, the coward and opportunistic advocates of human rights and democracy around the world are going to witness another death of a popular Shiite cleric Saudi Ar…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 12:33pm -

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  • Mobile-driving ban starts in May
    JEDDAH – Starting in May drivers will be under the scrutiny of a new traffic system which prohibits the use of all mobile phone activity while driving. Traffic agencies all over the Kingdom will begin enforcing the newly approved rules issuing fin…
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  • Way cleared for aviation institute
    JEDDAH – Abdullah Ruhaimi, President of the Civil Aviation Authority, has signed an agreement with the Governor of the General Organization for Technical Education and Vocational Training (GOTEVT) defining mutual cooperation in national manpower de…
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  • Search for ‘Islamic gelatin’
    JEDDAH – Research institutions across the Middle East have been trying to crack the code of gelatin. The main element in medicine capsule production, transparent gelatin, has been the focus of 44 Islamic countries, which have been trying to acquir…
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  • SASO, ISO team up for workshop today in Riyadh
    Riyadh -- Working in close cooperation with International Standards Organization (ISO) will be one of the topics of a two-day workshop of Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO) that opens in Riyadh Sunday.Nabil A. Molla, SASO’s general manager…
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  • Rising from the ruins
    JEDDAH – Al-Balad district slowly crumbles as time takes its toll on many of the buildings abandoned over the last three decades. Last year Prince Sultan Bin Salman, secretary general of the Supreme Commission for Tourism (SCT), inaugurated a clean…
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  • Umrah season begins
    MAKKAH – The Umrah season for the current year has begun with the arrival of at least 10,000 people in Makkah and Madina, intending to perform the minor pilgrimage, said Saad Al-Qurashi, vice chairman of the National Committee on Haj and Umrah at M…
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  • Culture ministry gets ICDL prize
    RIYADH – The Ministry of Culture and Information has been awarded the pioneering prize for spreading Information Technology for 2007 for its decision in approving the International Computer Driving License (ICDL) standard for all its personnel.ICDL…
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  • Chase-death witness goes to court today
    TABUK – The two witnesses who tipped of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice about a man with an unrelated woman – both of whom died last week in a road collision while trying to flee – are scheduled to appear in co…
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  • Ifta member explains the rift over edicts
    Sheikh Saad Bin Nasser Al-Shethri, member of the Council of Senior Ulema and of the Permanent Ifta (Edict) Committee for Saudi Arabia, in this interview with Al-Hayat Arabic daily, examines the issue of controversial edicts that have of late created…
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