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Saudi Arabia's religious authority says cinemas, song concerts harmful

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DUBAI Saudi Arabia's top religious authority has called cinemas and singing concerts harmful and corrupting, in a move that could complicate government efforts to introduce cultural reforms to the conservative kingdom.

Saudi's Jubeir rejects criticism of Riyadh in French election race 11:34am GMT

PARIS, Jan 17 Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has hit back at suggestions by some French presidential candidates that Riyadh funds Islamist extremism in France and that bilateral ties between the two allies should be reviewed.

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi may fall further as Q4 results dent confidence 5:53am GMT

DUBAI, Jan 17 Saudi Arabia's stock market may be pulled down further on Tuesday by disappointing fourth-quarter earnings, while subdued international equities and crude oil prices could restrain other regional markets.

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Oil up on Saudi commitment to cut; U.S. output seen rising 16 Jan 2017

CALGARY, Alberta Oil prices settled up on Monday, as Saudi Arabia's commitments to reducing production offset a report forecasting U.S. output would again rise this year.

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Saudi's flynas orders 60 Airbus A320neos, upgrades 20 more 16 Jan 2017

RIYADH/DUBAI Saudi Arabian budget carrier flynas is to buy 80 Airbus A320neo narrow body jets in a deal worth $8.6 billion that includes upgrading an earlier order, it said on Monday. | Video

Saudi Arabian Airlines budget unit to fly leased Airbus A320s 16 Jan 2017

RIYADH/DUBAI Saudi Arabian Airlines' budget carrier Flyadeal will lease six Airbus A320s, an Airbus executive said on Monday, a sign that the European planemaker might again have pipped Boeing in the race to win a big Middle East deal.

UPDATE 1-Saudi to launch $30-50 billion renewable energy programme soon 16 Jan 2017

ABU DHABI, Jan 16 Saudi Arabia will launch a renewable energy programme in coming weeks that is expected to involve investment of between $30 billion and $50 billion by 2023, Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Monday.

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Saudi pledges adherence to oil cut, confident others will 16 Jan 2017

ABU DHABI Saudi Arabia will adhere strictly to its commitment to cut output under the global agreement among oil producers, its energy minister said on Monday, expressing confidence that OPEC's plan to prop up prices would work.

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Saudi pledges adherence to oil cut, confident others will 16 Jan 2017

ABU DHABI Saudi Arabia will adhere strictly to its commitment to cut output under the global agreement among oil producers, its energy minister said on Monday, expressing confidence that OPEC's plan to prop up prices would work.

UPDATE 2-Saudi pledges adherence to oil cut, confident others will 16 Jan 2017

* Says producers unlikely to extend deal beyond six months (Adds quotes, details)

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Iraqi forces push into IS-held pocket in Mosul - military

MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD Iraqi special forces pushed deeper into Islamic State-held districts in eastern Mosul on Tuesday, and army units battled the militants inside a military base in the north of the city, military officials said.