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G20 vows to fight coronavirus impact on poor nations

Apo - G20 finance ministers and central bankers pledged Tuesday to address the debt burden of low-income countries and deliver aid to emerging markets as part of a plan to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Saudi to raise oil exports to record levels as price war rages

Apo - Saudi Arabia said on Monday it will raise its oil exports to a record 10.6 million barrels per day starting from May despite a global supply glut, escalating a price war with Russia.

Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit rebel-held Yemen capital

Apo - The Saudi-led military coalition on Monday said it carried out multiple air strikes on Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa in retaliation for missile strikes on Riyadh.

Saudi intercepts missiles over curfew-locked Riyadh, border city

Apo - Saudi air defences intercepted ballistic missiles over Riyadh and a city on the Yemen border late Saturday, leaving at least two civilians wounded in the capital that is under curfew in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Saudi forces intercept missile over curfew-locked Riyadh

Apo - Saudi forces intercepted a missile over Riyadh late Saturday, state media said, after at least three explosions were heard in the curfew-locked capital amid efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

Turkey charges 20 Saudis over Khashoggi murder

Istanbul - Turkish prosecutors on Wednesday charged 20 suspects including two former top aides to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the brutal 2018 murder of Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi.

Five years on, Saudi struggles to escape Yemen quagmire

Apo - Five years after launching its much-criticised military intervention in Yemen, Saudi Arabia is stuck in a costly quagmire with no exit in sight while it grapples with multiple crises at home.

Saudi calls for 'virtual' G20 summit over coronavirus

Apo - Saudi Arabia has called for a "virtual" summit of leaders from the Group of 20 major economies next week to address the coronavirus pandemic, a statement said Wednesday.

Saudi to boost oil output capacity by 1 mn barrels per day: Aramco

Apo - Energy giant Saudi Aramco said Wednesday it plans to raise its crude production capacity by one million barrels per day to 13 million bpd as a price war with Russia intensifies.

Saudi to boost oil output capacity by 1 mn barrels per day: Aramco

Apo - Energy giant Saudi Aramco said Wednesday it plans to raise its crude production capacity by one million barrels per day to 13 million bpd as a price war with Russia intensifies.

High time for UN to act over Khashoggi killing, says fiancee

Geneva - The lack of action by the United Nations after the brutal slaying of the dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi raises questions about the organisation's credibility, his fiancee said.

Oil crash: Saudi Arabia's risky price war

Apo - Saudi Arabia sent energy markets into a tailspin Monday after slashing crude prices, a risky gambit to sideline competitors including Russia that will test the fortunes of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Saudi Arabia in royal purge over 'coup plot'

Apo - Saudi authorities have detained three princes including King Salman's brother and nephew for allegedly plotting a coup, three sources told AFP Saturday, signalling the de facto ruler's tightening grip on power.

Saudi detains three royal princes over 'coup plot': reports

Apo - Saudi authorities have detained three princes including King Salman's brother and nephew on charges of plotting a coup, the US media reported Friday, signalling a further consolidation of power by the kingdom's de facto ruler.

US lawmakers seek to force intelligence release on Khashoggi death

Washington - US lawmakers vowed Tuesday to force the release of an intelligence report on the killing of Saudi dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi, accusing President Donald Trump of blocking it to protect the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia suspends entry for pilgrims over coronavirus

Apo - Saudi Arabia on Thursday suspended visas for visits to Islam's holiest sites for the "umrah" pilgrimage, an unprecedented move triggered by coronavirus fears that raises questions over the annual hajj.

Saudi Arabia suspends entry for pilgrims over coronavirus

Apo - Saudi Arabia on Thursday suspended visas for pilgrims wishing to visit Mecca over coronavirus fears, the foreign ministry said.

Saudi calls to arrest 'sugar candy' female rapper draw ire

Apo - Official calls to arrest a Saudi female rapper who appeared in a music video has sparked an online backlash with many calling the move hypocritical as the kingdom invites Western women to perform.

Coronavirus puts 'fragile' global recovery at risk: IMF to G20

Apo - The deadly coronavirus epidemic could put an already fragile global economic recovery at risk, the IMF warned Sunday, as G20 financial chiefs voiced "real concern" over its economic ripple effects.Global growth was poised for a modest rebound to 3.

G20 ministers weigh coronavirus risks at Saudi meeting

Apo - Finance ministers and central bank governors from G20 nations weighed the potential impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the world economy as they met in Riyadh Saturday for a two-day gathering.

G20 ministers weigh coronavirus risks at Saudi meeting

Apo - Finance ministers and central bank governors from G20 nations weighed the potential impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the world economy as they met in Riyadh Saturday for a two-day gathering.

Saudi hosts G20 financial leaders amid coronavirus alarm

Apo - Finance ministers and central bank governors from G20 nations meet in the Saudi capital Saturday for a two-day gathering to discuss the global economy and the risks from the coronavirus epidemic.

Saudi hosts G20 financial leaders amid coronavirus alarm

Apo - Finance ministers and central bank governors from G20 nations meet in the Saudi capital Saturday for a two-day gathering to discuss the global economy and the risks from the coronavirus epidemic.

Saudi jet 'downing' in Yemen stirs alarm over Huthi weaponry

Apo - Claims that Yemeni rebels shot down a Saudi warplane have spotlighted the increasingly potent Huthi arsenal -- cause for alarm in Riyadh as fighting escalates amid faltering efforts to end the five-year conflict.

'Happy I can choose': New era sees Saudi women light up in public

Apo - Rima settles in a chair at an upscale Riyadh cafe, looks around carefully and, seeing no one she recognises, drags on her electronic cigarette before exhaling a cloud of smoke.

31 civilians killed in strikes on Yemen after Saudi jet crash

Dubai - At least 31 civilians were killed in strikes on Yemen on Saturday, the United Nations said, following a Saudi-led operation in response to one of its fighter jet crashing, with Iran-backed Huthi rebels claiming to have shot it down.

Saudi fighter jet crashes in Yemen, rebels say they downed it

Apo - A Saudi fighter jet crashed in conflict-torn Yemen, the Riyadh-led military coalition supporting the government announced Saturday, as the Iran-backed Huthi rebels said they downed the plane.

Saudi-led forces to face trial over Yemen violations

Apo - The Saudi-led coalition fighting Huthi rebels will put on trial military personnel suspected of being behind deadly air strikes on civilians in Yemen, where the UN has deplored horrific rights violations.

Saudi ship on suspected weapons voyage arrives in France

Cherbourg - A Saudi cargo ship on a suspected mission to collect weapons for use in the war in Yemen arrived in the French port of Cherbourg on Thursday.

Pompeo to pay first visit to Africa

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will make his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa, the State Department said Wednesday, putting a focus on a continent rarely prioritized by the Trump administration.
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