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National celebrations open Saudi sports stadium to women for first time

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RIYADH Saudi Arabia is celebrating the 87th anniversary of its foundation this weekend with a big programme of concerts and performances, including a pageant operetta on Saturday evening which allowed women to enter the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh for the first time.

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Saudi Arabia to implement bankruptcy law in early 2018: Al Arabiya 22 Sep 2017

DUBAI Saudi Arabia will begin implementing a new bankruptcy law early next year as part of efforts to attract foreign investment and encourage private sector activity, Saudi-owned broadcaster Al Arabiya reported citing the kingdom's commerce minister.

Saudi Arabia to implement bankruptcy law in early 2018 - Al Arabiya 22 Sep 2017

DUBAI Saudi Arabia will begin implementing a new bankruptcy law early next year as part of efforts to attract foreign investment and encourage private sector activity, Saudi-owned broadcaster Al Arabiya reported citing the kingdom's commerce minister.

Saudi Arabia to implement bankruptcy law in early 2018 - Al Arabiya 22 Sep 2017

DUBAI, Sept 22 Saudi Arabia will begin implementing a new bankruptcy law early next year as part of efforts to attract foreign investment and encourage private sector activity, Saudi-owned broadcaster Al Arabiya reported citing the kingdom's commerce minister.

INTERVIEW-Saudi shipper Bahri sees VLCC market improving by Q4 21 Sep 2017

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Sept 21 Saudi Arabia's Bahri, the exclusive oil shipper of Saudi Aramco, expects supertanker rates to stabilise at slightly better levels going into the fourth quarter, the vice president for commercial and operations of its oil business said.

Record number of states punishing human rights activism - U.N. 20 Sep 2017

GENEVA A record 29 states, including China, Iran and Saudi Arabia, have retaliated in the past year against citizens who cooperate with the United Nations, the U.N. human rights office said on Wednesday.

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Saudi Arabia to lift ban on internet calls 20 Sep 2017

RIYADH Saudi Arabia will lift a ban on internet phone calls, a government spokesman said, part of efforts to attract more business to the country.

UPDATE 1-Saudi Arabia to lift ban on internet calls 20 Sep 2017

RIYADH, Sept 20 Saudi Arabia will lift a ban on internet phone calls, a government spokesman said, part of efforts to attract more business to the country.

Sovereign fund joins Saudi entertainments drive 20 Sep 2017

RIYADH, Sept 20 Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund said on Wednesday it planned to set up a company to invest in the entertainment sector, which the kingdom is keen to develop as part of economic and social reforms.

Saudi Arabia set to lift ban on internet calls 20 Sep 2017

RIYADH, Sept 19 Saudi Arabia will remove its ban on internet phone calls on Thursday, a government spokesman said, in a bid to stimulate online business as the kingdom looks to boost non-oil revenue.

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Germany votes as history beckons for Merkel, and far-right

BERLIN Germans began voting in a national election on Sunday that is likely to see Chancellor Angela Merkel win a historic fourth term and a far-right party enter parliament for the first time in more than half a century.