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Saudi Arabia pardons soldiers over Yemen conflict

Apo - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday issued a sweeping royal pardon for its soldiers deployed in Yemen, lifting any "military and disciplinary" penalties for troops taking part in its support of pro-government forces in the devastating conflict.

Saudi replaces chief executive of NEOM mega city

Apo - Saudi Arabia has replaced the CEO of its NEOM mega city project less than a year after the unveiling of the $500 billion venture billed as a regional Silicon Valley.

Saudi Arabia, Oman sites added to UNESCO World Heritage List

Manama - UNESCO added Saudi Arabia's Al-Ahsa Oasis and Oman's ancient city of Qalhat to its World Heritage List on Friday, the world cultural body said.

'Look, a woman driver!': Saudis tackle onslaught of sexism

Apo - Long relegated to the back seat, Saudi women celebrated taking the wheel for the first time this week in a much-awaited rite of passage, but one crucial hurdle remains -- the attitude of men.

'Because I can': ride-hailing app welcomes Saudi women drivers

Apo - Reem Farahat waited for a ride request. Her phone pinged. "I've already cried twice," she said, heading out to work as one of Saudi Arabia's first female drivers for Careem.

At midnight, Riyadh erupts in cheers for a woman in a car

Apo - Every few metres someone -- a newlywed couple, a group of young girls with balloons -- stops Samar Almogren to cheer her on or flash her a thumbs-up.

Celebrations, tears as Saudi Arabia overturns ban on women driving

Apo - Saudi women celebrated taking the wheel for the first time in decades Sunday as the kingdom overturned the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform expected to usher in a new era of social mobility.

Elation, nerves as Saudis rev up to lift women driving ban

Apo - Donning a virtual reality headset, Aziza sits behind the wheel of a racing simulator as Saudi Arabia prepares to lift its decades-old women driving ban -- and instantly slams the gas pedal: 70 mph, 80, 90...

Saudi Arabia gears up to end women driving ban

Apo - Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from Sunday, ending the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform marred by what rights groups call an expanding crackdown on activists.

End of driving ban to boost Saudi women's economic role

Dubai - The end of a decades-old female driving ban is expected to bring an economic windfall for millions of Saudi women, making it easier for them to work and do business.

OPEC inches towards oil output deal ahead of key meeting

Vienna - OPEC energy ministers expressed optimism Thursday they were nearing a compromise on oil output policy, with Saudi Arabia acknowledging that a big production hike would be "politically unacceptable" to archfoe Iran, and Iran saying that it was "ready fo...

In Saudi Arabia, men still drive gender policy

Dubai - The public relations blitz that has seen Saudi Arabia garner headlines this year culminates Sunday, when women take the wheel for the first time. But a draconian guardianship system remains.

Saudi Arabia arrests two more women activists: HRW

Dubai - Saudi Arabia has arrested two more women's rights activists, in an "unrelenting crackdown" just days before the kingdom ends a decades-long ban on female motorists, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Russia, Saudi seek raised OPEC output of 1.5 million bpd

Moscow - Russia and Saudi Arabia will ask OPEC to hike production by 1.5 million barrels a day in the third quarter of 2018, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Saturday.

Saudis to hold players 'accountable' for World Cup drubbing

Apo - Saudi Arabia's sports authorities threatened Friday to hold members of the national football team "accountable" after their crushing defeat against hosts Russia in the opening match of the World Cup.

Clashes kill 39 combatants outside Yemen's Hodeida: medics

Sana - Heavy clashes killed 39 combatants outside Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida on Thursday, as a Saudi and UAE-backed offensive to retake the key aid hub entered its second day.

Yemen troops mass in bid to retake key port

Sana - Yemeni forces backed by Saudi Arabia and the UAE massed around the key port city of Hodeida Wednesday in a bid to seize it from Iran-backed Huthi rebels, Emirati state media reported.

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait offer $2.5 bn in aid to crisis-hit Jordan

Apo - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait have offered $2.5 billion in aid for Jordan to ease its economic crisis following a wave of anti-austerity protests, the Saudi state media announced early Monday.

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait offer $2.5 bn in aid to crisis-hit Jordan

Apo - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait have offered $2.5 billion in aid for Jordan to ease its economic crisis following a wave of anti-austerity protests, the Saudi state media announced early Monday."In light of the close brotherly ties......

First Saudi women get driving licences

Apo - Saudi Arabia on Monday began issuing its first driving licences to women in decades, authorities said, just weeks before the historic lifting of the conservative kingdom's ban on female motorists.

First Saudi women get driving licences

Apo - Saudi Arabia on Monday began issuing its first driving licences to women in decades, state media reported."The first group of women today received their Saudi driving licences," the official Saudi Press Agency said.

Qatar economy weathers storms of year-long blockade

Dubai - Qatar has weathered the economic impacts of a stifling Saudi-led blockade, maintaining healthy growth, but some sectors continue to pay the price a year after the crisis erupted.

Death toll tops 100 in fight for key Yemen port: medics

Sana - The battle for a major rebel-controlled port in Yemen has left more than 100 soldiers and insurgents dead in less than a week, medics and military sources said Saturday.

Saudi warns of military action if Qatar gets Russian missiles: report

Paris - Saudi Arabia has threatened military action against Qatar if it goes ahead and acquires Russia's top of the range S-400 air defence missile system, Le Monde daily reported.

Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet with eye on culture

Apo - Saudi Arabia announced another cabinet reshuffle Saturday with a heavy focus on culture and religion, as the kingdom undergoes a major image overhaul.

Al-Qaeda warns Saudi crown prince over 'sin'

Dubai - Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has warned Saudi Arabia's reformist Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over his "sinful projects", in a bulletin released Friday.

Saudi Arabia seeks to criminalise sexual harassment

Apo - Saudi Arabia is preparing to outlaw sexual harassment, officials said Tuesday, less than a month before the conservative kingdom lifts its decades-long ban on women driving.

Cyclone death toll in Oman, Yemen rises to 11: authorities

Salalah - The death toll from a cyclone that battered southern Oman and the Yemeni island of Socotra has reached 11, while eight sailors are still missing, authorities said.

Qatar bans Saudi, UAE goods from stores

Doha - Qatar has ordered shops to remove goods originating from a group of Saudi Arabian-led countries which a year ago imposed a wide-ranging boycott on the emirate, Doha officials said Saturday.

Russia, Saudis signal oil production boost

Sanktpeterburg - Russia and Saudi Arabia said Friday they believe a deal is possible to gradually boost oil output from as soon as July as world oil prices have recently hit highs last seen in 2014.
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