Saudi Arabia

Saudi court sentences two to death, jails 13 over attack

DOHA - A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced two men to death and 13 others to long prison terms after they were accused of killing a policeman and three civilians and forming an al Qaeda cell in prison, the kingdom's state news agency (SPA) said on Tuesday.

Saudi corporate earnings growth set to jump before bourse opening 16 Sep 2014

* Foreign investor involvement may eventually boost profitability

PREVIEW-Soccer-Gulf heavyweights clash for place in ACL final 15 Sep 2014

DUBAI, Sept 15 - The Gulf's deadliest striker comes up against one of its most miserly defences when Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal host Emirati club Al Ain in the first leg of their Asian Champions League semi-final in Riyadh on Tuesday.

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Saudi Arabia agrees to host training of moderate Syria rebels 11 Sep 2014

WASHINGTON - Saudi Arabia has agreed to host training camps for moderate Syrian rebels as part of President Barack Obama's broad strategy to combat Islamic State militants who have taken over parts of Syria and Iraq, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

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Saudi Arabia agrees to host training of moderate Syria rebels 11 Sep 2014

WASHINGTON - Saudi Arabia has agreed to host training camps for moderate Syrian rebels as part of President Barack Obama's broad strategy to combat Islamic State militants who have taken over parts of Syria and Iraq, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 2-Saudi reports oil cutback as OPEC again cuts demand view 10 Sep 2014

* Saudi cut may partly reflect lower domestic demand (Adds detail on surplus in paragraph 2, analyst comments)

Saudi Aramco, Sumitomo Chemical invite banks to back JV plant expansion 10 Sep 2014

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Sept 10 - Saudi Arabia's PetroRabigh said on Wednesday its founding shareholders had formally invited banks to provide financing for the 32 billion riyal ($8.5 billion) expansion of its petrochemicals complex in the kingdom.

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Saudi Arabia's clerics condemn IS but preach intolerance 10 Sep 2014

DUBAI - When Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh described Islamic State and al Qaeda as "kharijites" last month, he was casting them as the ultimate heretics of Muslim history, a sect that caused the faith's first and most traumatic schism.

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Saudi Arabia's clerics condemn IS but preach intolerance 10 Sep 2014

DUBAI - When Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh described Islamic State and al Qaeda as "kharijites" last month, he was casting them as the ultimate heretics of Muslim history, a sect that caused the faith's first and most traumatic schism.

Saudi Arabia's clerics condemn IS but preach intolerance 10 Sep 2014

* Saudi clergy have denounced al Qaeda and Islamic State militants

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U.S. general says cannot rule out larger ground role in Iraq

WASHINGTON - The most senior U.S. military officer raised the possibility on Tuesday that American troops might need to take on a larger role in Iraq's ground war against Islamic State militants, but the White House stressed they would not deploy on a combat mission.