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Saudi Arabia

Only quarter of brain: Saudi cleric on why women should be denied driving licenses

The cleric was suspended from leading prayers, other religious activity in Asir after being pilloried on social media for his comment.

23 Sep 2017 11:43 AM

Gulf crisis: Saudi Arabia accuses Qatar of distorting facts, suspends talks

Saudi Arabia led the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain in cutting ties with Qatar in June.

09 Sep 2017 10:58 AM

Over 2 million Muslims around world gather for Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi

Riyadh, Tehran cut ties months later, after execution of a Shiite cleric in Saudi Arabia sparked attacks on diplomatic missions in Iran.

30 Aug 2017 3:15 PM

Saudi king orders reopening of Qatar border to pilgrims amid Gulf crisis

The announcement to reopen the border for Qatari pilgrims came after Saudi Arabia's King Mohammed bin Salman received an envoy from Doha.

17 Aug 2017 9:14 AM

Saudi top prosecutor summons Twitter users for harming public order

The country's chief prosecutor summoned the Twitter users on Sunday without naming them or specifying how many were accused.

14 Aug 2017 12:33 PM

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Saudi Arabia defends judiciary amid outcry over executions

Rights group Reprieve says the initial judgment came from a “secretive” counter terrorism court.

05 Aug 2017 11:58 AM

France, Saudi Arabia pledge to combat terrorism

France is seeking to mediate in the Qatar crisis. Drian also visited Qatar said such punitive measures should end.

16 Jul 2017 1:02 PM

Huge house fire leaves 11 Indians dead, 6 wounded in Saudi Arabia

Four of them were from Uttar Pradesh, 3 from Kerala, 1 from Bihar, 1 from Tamil Nadu and details of 2 others were yet to be ascertained.

13 Jul 2017 7:45 AM

Gulf crisis: Tillerson hold talks with Arab ministers over Qatar boycott

Four Arab states on Tuesday quickly dismissed a counter-terrorism deal signed between Qatar and the United States as 'insufficient'.

12 Jul 2017 7:39 PM

Saudi public schools to start physical education for girls after a long wait

The Shura Council approved the introduction of physical education for girls in 2014, but clerics decried it as ‘Westernisation’.

12 Jul 2017 3:43 PM

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Gulf crisis: Arab nations slam Qatar's non-compliance as threat to security

The Saudi foreign ministry on Wednesday said they had received Qatar's response to their demands.

07 Jul 2017 8:49 AM

11 injured, including 5 officers in suicide bombing at Mecca; attacker dead

The US Central Intelligence Agency said the attacks bore the hallmarks of ISIS. Since 2014 Saudi Arabia has faced attacks claimed by ISIS.

24 Jun 2017 10:23 AM

Donald Trump’s role in Saudi game of throne

Prince Salman was an early visitor to the US, where he met Mr Donald Trump.

23 Jun 2017 2:21 AM

Saudi King ousts nephew, names son, 31, as heir

Many ordinary citizens tweeted their allegiance, but support for Mohammed has not been unanimous.

22 Jun 2017 1:57 AM

Saudi king upends royal succession, places son first-in-line to throne

The announcements were made in a series of royal decrees carried on the state-run Saudi Press Agency.

21 Jun 2017 2:33 PM

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Saudi King Salman names son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince

The newly announced Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman already oversees a vast portfolio as defense minister.

21 Jun 2017 10:07 AM

Saudi king issues royal decree to restructure prosecutions system

The king's decree issued on Saturday renames the Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution as the office of Public Prosecution.

17 Jun 2017 3:31 PM

Airspace ban for Qatar flights was to protect citizens: Saudi Arabia

The United Arab Emirates and Qatar have long been major proponents of open-skies policies.

13 Jun 2017 5:03 PM

Donald Trump backs Saudi-led isolation of Qatar over terrorism

The dispute comes less than a month after Trump visited Saudi Arabia and called for Muslim nations to unite against extremism.

06 Jun 2017 8:47 PM

Saudi Arabia coalition suspends Qatar troops involvement in ongoing war in Yemen

Qatar is home to the sprawling al-Udeid Air Base, which is home to the US military's Central Command and some 10,000 American troops.

05 Jun 2017 2:13 PM

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