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A thirst for fresh water in Saudi Arabia

Man has always assumed the water we drink, bathe in and use for our recreation is one of our unending natural resources. Where water has been available, cultures have flourished. But our global "footprint" is now affecting our critical watersheds.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

Saudi health minister sacked as MERS toll rises

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia dismissed its health minister on Monday just days after he visited a hospital at the centre of growing concerns about the kingdom's handling of the MERS virus.
In the Media by AFP

Foreigner dies of MERS in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah - A foreigner has died from MERS in the western Saudi city of Jeddah, where authorities have sought to calm fears over the spreading respiratory illness, the health ministry said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Another Saudi MERS death raises kingdom toll to 67

Jeddah - Saudi health authorities announced on Wednesday another death caused by the MERS virus in the capital Riyadh, bringing the nationwide toll to 67.The 57-year-old Saudi national had been suffering from chronic illnesses, the health ministry said.
In the Media by AFP

MERS fears prompt ER closure at Saudi hospital

Jeddah - The main public hospital in the Saudi city of Jeddah has closed its emergency room after a rise in cases of the MERS virus among medical staff, the health ministry said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Atheists are terrorists, says new Saudi law

Riyad - Marking a new low in regard for human rights, Saudi Arabia has reportedly passed a law that will treat all atheists as terrorists.
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey

Obama in Saudi for talks overshadowed by mistrust

Riyadh - US President Barack Obama sought to allay Riyadh's criticism of his policies on Syria and Iran, telling the Saudi king their two countries remain in lockstep on their strategic interests.
In the Media by Tangi Quemener (AFP)

Putin seeks diplomatic end to Ukraine crisis: U.S.

Riyadh - Russian President Vladimir Putin called his American counterpart Barack Obama on Friday to discuss a U.S. proposal on resolving the crisis in Ukraine, the White House said.
In the Media by AFP

Obama, Saudis 'to discuss boosting moderate Syria opposition'

Riyadh - US President Barack Obama, who arrived in Riyadh Friday, will discuss with Saudi officials ways to "best empower" Syria's moderate opposition, including militarily, a senior White House official said.
In the Media by AFP

Mistrust overshadows Obama's Saudi trip

Riyadh - King Abdullah meets President Barack Obama Friday as mistrust fuelled by differences over Iran and Syria overshadows a decades-long Saudi-US alliance.
In the Media by Assad Abboud (AFP)

Saudi clerics urge faithful to shun 'Islamic' superhero series

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's top clerics have declared an Islam-inspired cartoon series, which earned praise from US President Barack Obama, a "work of the devil" that Muslims should not watch.The television version of superhero comic book "The 99" is being aired by...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Saudi 2013 GDP up 3.8%: central bank

Riyadh - OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia's GDP grew by 3.8 percent in 2013, media on Sunday quoted Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) governor Fahad al-Mubarak as saying.The International Monetary Fund said last May that it expected growth in the largest Arab ec...
In the Media by AFP

Saudi MERS death toll rises to 63

Riyadh - Saudi health authorities said Saturday a young man had died from the MERS coronavirus, bringing the death toll from the respiratory disease in the worst-hit country to 63.The 19-year-old national, who died in Riyadh, had been suffering from chronic ill...
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Saudis demand Qatar close Al Jazeera kick out U.S. think tanks

Riyad - The relationship between Saudi Arabia and Qatar became even more strained after the Saudis demand closure of the popular TV Al Jazeera news channel that is owned by Qatar.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Saudis, Emiratis quit Qatari media outlets

Riyadh - Saudi and Emirati pundits have quit major media outlets in Qatar, including the broadcaster of top-flight European football, they said on Sunday, as tensions soar between Doha and Gulf states.In an unprecedented decision on Wednesday, Saudi Arabia, the...
In the Media by AFP

Egypt embraces Qatars isolation

Saudi Arabia has declared the Muslim Brotherhood to be a terrorist mere days after withdrawing its ambassador from Qatar for that gulf states support for the Brotherhood.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Saudi lists 'terror' groups, orders Islamist fighters home

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia listed the Muslim Brotherhood and two Syrian jihadist groups as terrorist organisations Friday, and ordered citizens fighting abroad to return home within 15 days or face imprisonment.
In the Media by Assad Abboud (AFP)

Saudi MERS death toll rises to 62

Riyadh - Saudi health authorities said Thursday a man has died from the MERS coronavirus, bringing the death toll from the respiratory disease in the worst-hit country to 62.The 55-year-old national, who died in Riyadh from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome,...
In the Media by AFP

Saudi, Bahrain, UAE recall envoys to Qatar

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recalled their ambassadors from Doha in an unprecedented move Wednesday in protest at Qatar's alleged interference in their internal affairs.The three Gulf Arab states made the decision following what ...
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Selective justice: Foreign nationals and the death penalty

Geneva - The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) steps up its campaign this week for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide.
In the Media by Robert Myles
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