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Saudis shun 'made in Turkey' as rivalry deepens

Apo - From pickled vine leaves to coffee and cheese, Saudi supermarkets are taking Turkish products off the shelves after calls for a boycott, as rivalry between Riyadh and Ankara heats up.

Khashoggi fiancee sues Saudi prince in US over murder

Washington - The fiancee of journalist Jamal Khashoggi sued Saudi Arabia's crown prince and other officials Tuesday in a US court, seeking damages for his brutal murder in Istanbul two years ago.

Pompeo encourages Saudis to normalize with Israel

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday encouraged Saudi Arabia to recognize Israel, in what would be a massive boost for the Jewish state amid normalization by two other Gulf Arab kingdoms.

Mecca reopens for limited 'umrah' pilgrimage

Mecca - Mask-clad Muslims circled Islam's holiest site along socially distanced paths on Sunday, as Saudi authorities partially resumed the year-round umrah pilgrimage with extensive health precautions adopted after a seven-month coronavirus hiatus.

Mecca reopens for limited 'umrah' pilgrimage

Mecca - Mask-clad Muslims circled Islam's holiest site along socially distanced paths on Sunday, as Saudi authorities partially resumed the year-round umrah pilgrimage amid extensive health precautions after seven-month coronavirus hiatus.

International probe sought on Khashoggi death anniversary

Istanbul - Global rights groups called Friday for an international enquiry to establish the truth behind the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul's Saudi consulate two years ago.

Mecca to reopen for limited pilgrimages after 7-month pause for virus

Apo - Saudi Arabia will reopen the Muslim holy places for the year-round umrah pilgrimage on Sunday, scaled back and with extensive health precautions, seven months after coronavirus prompted its suspension.

G20 summit to be held virtually: Saudi hosts

Apo - Saudi Arabia said Monday it will hold the G20 summit virtually in November, instead of having leaders of the world's richest nations converge on Riyadh as planned before the coronavirus crisis.

Exiled Saudi dissidents launch opposition party

London - A group of Saudi dissidents exiled in Britain, the US and elsewhere announced the launch of an opposition party on Wednesday, the first organised political resistance under King Salman's rule.

No deal with Israel, but Saudi pushes outreach to Jews

Apo - From scrubbing hate-filled school textbooks to a taboo-defying religious sermon, Saudi Arabia is pushing for another kind of normalisation after declining to establish formal relations with Israel -- co-existence with Jews.

Trump boasted of saving Saudi prince over journalist killing: report

Washington - US President Donald Trump boasted that he saved Saudi Arabia's crown prince from greater scrutiny over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to an explosive new book.

Saudi Arabia struggles to turn page on Khashoggi's murder

Apo - Saudi Arabia sought to turn the page on a journalist's murder with a final court ruling, but observers say the damaging scandal that sparked global revulsion will continue to haunt the kingdom.

Saudi scraps death sentences over Khashoggi murder, jails 8

Apo - A Saudi court on Monday overturned five death sentences over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder in a final ruling that was condemned by his fiancee and slammed by a UN expert as a "parody of justice".

Saudi scraps death sentences over Khashoggi murder, jails 8

Apo - A Saudi court Monday overturned five death sentences over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder in a final ruling that jailed eight defendants to between seven and 20 years, state media reported.

Saudi Arabia opens airspace for UAE-Israel flights

Apo - Saudi Arabia agreed Wednesday to permit UAE flights to "all countries" to overfly the kingdom, as Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu signalled more direct flights linking the UAE with the Jewish state.

Saudi allows overflights by UAE services to 'all countries'

Apo - Saudi Arabia has agreed to allow UAE flights to "all countries" to overfly the kingdom, state media reported Wednesday, days after allowing an Israeli aircraft to pass over en route to Abu Dhabi.

Spurned by allies, Saudi rethinks chequebook diplomacy

Apo - From Pakistan to Lebanon, Saudi Arabia is scaling back its famed chequebook diplomacy, a longstanding policy of splashing petro-dollars in exchange for influence, which observers say has yielded few tangible gains.

Campaigners to file UN complaint over Saudi prince's detention

Apo - Two rights groups are lodging a complaint to the UN over the "arbitrary" detention of a philanthropist Saudi prince, according to a document seen by AFP, adding to international pressure for his release.

Saudi Arabia reaffirms no Israel deal without Palestinian peace

Berlin - Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it will not follow the United Arab Emirates in establishing diplomatic ties with Israel until the Jewish state has signed an internationally recognised peace accord with the Palestinians.

Saudi Arabia says no Israel deal without Palestinian peace

Berlin - Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it would not follow the United Arab Emirates and establish diplomatic ties with Israel until the Jewish state had sealed a peace accord with the Palestinians.

Kushner urges Saudi to normalise ties with Israel

Dubai - US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and White House advisor Jared Kushner said Monday it would be in Saudi Arabia's interest to normalise ties with Israel as the United Arab Emirates has agreed to do.

Saudi silent over Israel deal but covert ties under focus

Apo - The UAE's decision to normalise ties with Israel could propel Saudi Arabia to deepen its furtive relations with the Jewish state as Riyadh seeks to entice investments to fund an ambitious economic transformation, analysts say.

Saudi ex-spy chief's lawsuit spotlights secret power plays

Riyadh - A former Saudi intelligence czar's lawsuit in the US courts makes a host of incendiary claims, including that the powerful crown prince tried to have him killed, and threatens to spill more royal secrets.

Saudi king lands in Red Sea megacity to 'rest' after surgery

Apo - Saudi Arabia's King Salman arrived at a planned Red Sea megacity to "rest and recuperate", state media said Thursday, after the 84-year-old ruler underwent surgery to remove his gall bladder.

Saudi Arabia seeks to tame powerful cyber armies

Apo - Online armies of self-styled Saudi patriots riding a wave of state-led nationalism attack critics and what they call "traitors" of the kingdom -- but their growing clout has left the government uneasy.

Another watchdog at US State Department abruptly gone

Washington - The internal watchdog looking into accusations against Secretary of State Mike Pompeo abruptly quit Wednesday, just months after his predecessor was fired.

Pilgrims stone Satan in last major rite of scaled-back hajj

Mena - Muslim pilgrims cast sanitised pebbles Friday as they "stoned the devil" in the last major ritual of the hajj, which the Saudi king acknowledged had been tough to organise amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Hajj goes virtual for families of lucky pilgrims

Khobar - Faridah Bakti Yahra travelled alone to Mecca when she won the lottery of a lifetime to join this year's hajj, the smallest in living memory, but her family is relishing the experience virtually.

Muslim pilgrims scale Mount Arafat for peak of hajj

Mena - Masked pilgrims scaled Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat Thursday to pray and repent in the climax of this year's hajj, the smallest in modern times after massive crowds in previous years.

Muslim pilgrims to scale Mount Arafat for peak of hajj

Mena - Muslim pilgrims converged Thursday on Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat for the climax of this year's hajj, the smallest in modern times and a sharp contrast to the massive crowds of previous years.
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