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Saudi suspect in 1996 anti-US bombing arrested: report

Riyadh - A key suspect in the bombing of a housing complex in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 US airmen almost two decades ago has been captured, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

IS claims suicide bombing against Saudi police

Riyadh - An Islamic State group suicide bomber on Thursday detonated an explosives-packed vest in a mosque inside a Saudi special forces headquarters killing 15 people.

Obama administration gives slavery a free pass in favored nations

Washington - High-ranking Obama administration officials pressured State Department human rights experts to gloss over slavery and other human rights violations in countries with which the United States is seeking to enter lucrative trade and strategic agreements.

Middle East refinery expansion plans experiencing complications

Cairo - Expansion to oil refining capacities hit an unforeseen snag, halting an already expensive importing chain responsible for gasoline production. Partially responsible for these snags is an increase in domestic energy needs amidst excruciating heat.

Yemen blockade 'killing' civilians: humanitarian chief

Riyadh - The Saudi-led military coalition's blockade of Yemen is "killing" as many civilians as the war, the head of aid group Doctors Without Borders said Thursday during a visit to the country.

Saudi FM slams 'aggressive' Iran comments

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Monday denounced "aggressive statements" by Iran, intensifying the verbal sparring between the regional rivals following a global deal on Tehran's nuclear programme.

EU foreign chief in Saudi for talks on Iran, Yemen

Riyadh - EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini held talks in Saudi Arabia Monday to explain the agreement she helped broker on Iran's nuclear programme, and to push for an end to Yemen's war.

Saudis seek US reassurance on Iran deal

Jeddah - Saudi leaders on Wednesday sought reassurance from US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter over a deal curbing Iran's nuclear programme in exchange for an easing of economic sanctions.

Hamas leader in landmark Saudi visit

Jeddah - The head of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, met Saudi King Salman during a pilgrimage to Mecca, in a rare encounter since a two-year rift, state news agency SPA reported Saturday.

More than 400 arrested in Saudi crackdown on IS

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia announced Saturday it has broken up an Islamic State group-linked network and made more than 430 arrests, foiling new attacks on Shiite mosques and a diplomatic mission.

Saudi officials claim they did not agree to Yemen truce

Sanaa - The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that he was "very much disappointed" by the failure of a ceasefire that was supposed to begin on Friday and last until the end of Ramadan.

Saudi king shuffles government again

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Monday named a new housing minister and replaced the head of the royal court in his latest government shuffle.

Ramadan festival breathes new life into Saudi's old Jeddah

Jeddah - Residents of the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah are slowly returning to its historic centre, where a Ramadan cultural festival and UN heritage status are giving new life to the old quarter.

Former Saudi FM Prince Saud al-Faisal dies

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's Prince Saud al-Faisal, formerly the world's longest-serving foreign minister who oversaw four decades of turbulent diplomacy for the oil-rich kingdom, has died.

Saudi policeman killed in raid, IS flags found: ministry

- A Saudi policeman was shot dead on Friday during a raid in which three people were arrested and flags of the Islamic State group were found, the interior ministry said.

Saudi Arabia: Prince vows to give entire fortune to charity

Riyadh - Billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia said he will give his entire fortune — worth $32 billion (£20bn) — to charity when he dies.

Saudi Prince Alwaleed pledges $32 bn fortune to charity

Riyadh - Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal on Wednesday promised his entire $32 billion (28.8 billion euro) fortune to charitable projects in coming years, in one of the biggest ever such pledges.The pledge is "maybe...

UN envoy to Yemen trying to broker a peace deal

Aden - Ismail Ahmed, the UN envoy to Yemen, will travel to Kuwait on June 27 and then travel to Ryadh Saudi Arabia for a week's stay. Finally, he will move on to Sanaa, Yemen for another week to try and reach a preliminary peace deal to end the conflict.

Saudi seeks nuclear deals, alliances to counter Iran

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia is pursuing its own nuclear projects and building alliances to counter Iran, which is days away from a potential atomic deal Riyadh fears could further destabilise the region.

Wikileaks publishing over half a million secret Saudi documents

The transparency advocacy website, Wikileaks, is publishing secret documents from the Saudi Foreign Ministry. Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, has confirmed that Wikileaks is publishing these documents in batches.
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