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Saudi minister confirms warning on proposed U.S. law on 9/11

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GENEVA Saudi Arabia has warned the United States that a proposed U.S. law that could hold the kingdom responsible for any role in the Sept 11, 2001, attacks would erode global investor confidence in America, its foreign minister said on Monday.

Saudi builder Binladin cuts 77,000 jobs, to lay off Saudis -report 02 May 2016

RIYADH, May 2 Major Saudi Arabian construction company Saudi Binladin Group has laid off about 77,000 foreign workers and plans to cut thousands of jobs held by Saudi nationals, a local newspaper reported on Monday.

Saudi Arabia says to provide housing to 100,000 poorer families 01 May 2016

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, May 1 Saudi Arabia's government will provide housing for 100,000 low-income families over the next year as part of a reform programme designed to strengthen the economy and reduce its dependence on oil, the Housing Ministry said on Sunday.

Saudi hands over Houthi prisoners as Yemen peace efforts inch ahead - spokesman 30 Apr 2016

DOHA Yemen's Houthi movement said on Saturday its foe Saudi Arabia had handed over 40 prisoners as part of an agreement to quell border fighting as U.N.-backed peace negotiations to end Yemen's civil war crept forward.

Saudis to push oil output higher but won't flood market - sources 29 Apr 2016

RIYADH, April 29 Saudi Arabia's oil output will edge up close to record highs in coming weeks to meet summer demand for power but is unlikely to be pushed to the limit and flood global markets, Saudi-based industry sources said.

Saudi central bank net foreign assets fall $6 billion in March 28 Apr 2016

DUBAI Saudi Arabia's central bank, which serves as the kingdom's sovereign wealth fund, reported a fall of $6 billion in net foreign assets in March as low oil prices took their toll.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Saudi central bank net foreign assets fall $6 bln in March 28 Apr 2016

DUBAI, April 28 Saudi Arabia's central bank, which serves as the kingdom's sovereign wealth fund, reported a fall of $6 billion in net foreign assets in March as low oil prices took their toll.

Saudi central bank net foreign assets fall $6 billion in March 28 Apr 2016

DUBAI Saudi Arabia's central bank, which serves as the kingdom's sovereign wealth fund, reported a fall of $6 billion in net foreign assets in March as low oil prices took their toll.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Saudis open new phase in Asia oil market turf war with China spot sale 27 Apr 2016

* Russia has so far dominated oil sales to China's teapot refiners

UPDATE 1-Saudi's Flynas to decide on Boeing vs Airbus order by early June 27 Apr 2016

* Bombardier CS300 ruled out as not tested in Mideast climate (Adds detail, context, oversupply comments)

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Kerry aims to extend truce to Syria's Aleppo as ceasefire unravels

AMMAN/GENEVA Washington and Moscow said on Monday they were working hard to extend a truce in Syria to Aleppo, the divided northern city where a sharp escalation of violence in recent weeks has left a ceasefire in tatters and torpedoed peace talks. | Video