Saudi Arabia

UPDATE 2-Saudis propose 10 pct foreign ownership cap for bourse

* Minimum $5 billion AUM for foreign institutions (Adds comment by fund managers, analysts)

Games-Hosts S.Korea to face Saudis, Malaysia, Laos in soccer 6:15am BST

SEOUL, Aug 21 - Hosts South Korea have been drawn with Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Laos in the group stage of the Asian Games soccer tournament, organisers said on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia sentences 18 to jail for militant offences 5:44am BST

RIYADH - A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced 18 men to prison terms of 10 months to 25 years for their part in a series of militant attacks against government and foreign targets between 2003-06, state media reported late on Wednesday.

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Australia claim Liverpool's Smith with Socceroos call-up 3:45am BST

SYDNEY - Australia coach Ange Postecoglou called England under-21 international Brad Smith into his squad for next month's Asian Cup warm-ups against Belgium and Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

Soccer-Australia claim Liverpool's Smith with Socceroos call-up 2:48am BST

SYDNEY, Aug 21 - Australia coach Ange Postecoglou called England under-21 international Brad Smith into his squad for next month's Asian Cup warm-ups against Belgium and Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

MIDEAST STOCKS-Banks lift Saudi to 6-year high; Suez project cheers Egypt 20 Aug 2014

DUBAI, Aug 20 - Banks led Saudi Arabia's stock index to a new six-year peak as trading volumes increased on Wednesday, while Egypt also extended gains. But other Gulf markets were subdued as a summer lull deepened.

Saudi court sentences one to death, 30 to jail for militant attacks 19 Aug 2014

RIYADH - A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced one man to death and 30 others to prison terms of up to 30 years for their part in a series of militant attacks against government and foreign targets since 2003, state media reported.

UPDATE 1-Saudi court sentences one to death, 30 to jail for militant attacks 19 Aug 2014

RIYADH, Aug 19 - A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced one man to death and 30 others to prison terms of up to 30 years for their part in a series of militant attacks against government and foreign targets since 2003, state media reported.

Saudi Arabia opens family courts, first step in wider legal reform 19 Aug 2014

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday opened new courts focusing on family disputes, the first of a series of specialised tribunals aimed at making the kingdom's legal system faster, more transparent and predictable.

Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti denounces Iraq's Islamic State group 19 Aug 2014

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh, the highest religious authority in the country, said on Tuesday the militant groups Islamic State and al Qaeda were "enemy number one of Islam" and not in any way part of the faith.

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Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike on Thursday and said it would continue to target the group's armed leadership after a ceasefire failed. | Video