Saudi Arabia

Iraq and Syria pose Saudi dilemma - failed states or Iran proxies

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RIYADH/DUBAI - With militant Islamists gaining the upper hand in Syria's rebel movement and grabbing big tracts of Western Iraq, Saudi Arabia's ruling family faces an increasingly uncomfortable dilemma.

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Iraq and Syria pose Saudi dilemma - failed states or Iran proxies 28 Aug 2014

RIYADH/DUBAI - With militant Islamists gaining the upper hand in Syria's rebel movement and grabbing big tracts of Western Iraq, Saudi Arabia's ruling family faces an increasingly uncomfortable dilemma.

Saudi mufti tells young Saudis not to heed call to jihad 28 Aug 2014

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti urged young people on Thursday to ignore calls to jihad from people representing "deviant principles", the latest salvo in an anti-militant campaign by the kingdom's religious establishment.

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Scientists find mild cases of MERS among patients' families 27 Aug 2014

CHICAGO - Fewer than half of Saudi Arabian patients in a study passed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus to household members, and many of those who developed secondary infections contracted mild cases of MERS, global researchers reported on Wednesday.

Scientists find mild cases of MERS among patients' families 27 Aug 2014

CHICAGO, Aug 27 - Fewer than half of Saudi Arabian patients in a study passed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus to household members, and many of those who developed secondary infections contracted mild cases of MERS, global researchers reported on Wednesday.

Soccer-Gyan scores again as Al Ain prove too strong for Al Ittihad 27 Aug 2014

Aug 27 - Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan struck his 12th goal in the AFC Champions League this term to lead Emirati side Al Ain to the semi-finals after completing a 3-1 win over Saudi Arabia's Al Ittihad on Tuesday and 5-1 aggregate victory.

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Iranian minister says Saudi talks "constructive" 26 Aug 2014

DUBAI - Iran's deputy foreign minister said he held "positive and constructive" talks with Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Tuesday where Islamist militancy in Iraq - that both see as a threat - was one of the topics discussed.

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi uptrend resumes, most markets gain 26 Aug 2014

DUBAI, Aug 26 - Saudi Arabia's bourse, encouraged by the prospect of opening up to direct foreign investment, resumed its uptrend on Tuesday on the back of banks and petrochemicals, while most markets in the region also rose modestly.

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Iran deputy foreign minister to visit Saudi Arabia 25 Aug 2014

DUBAI/RIYADH - Iran's deputy foreign minister will visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for the first bilateral talks between the Middle East's most intractable Muslim rivals since Iran's political landscape shifted in 2013, media in both countries reported.

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi, Egypt slip on profit-taking after strong gains 25 Aug 2014

DUBAI, Aug 25 - Stock markets in Saudi Arabia and Egypt edged down on Monday as investors booked profits after strong gains, while Qatar's bourse rose on expectations for fund inflows when a few local stocks get higher weightings in MSCI's emerging market index.

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Pakistani protesters clash with police, soldiers secure state TV

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani soldiers and paramilitary forces entered the headquarters of the state television channel PTV in Islamabad on Monday after a crowd of protesters stormed the building and took the channel off the air. | Video