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UPDATE 1-Saudi Arabia in talks with Six Flags to build theme parks in kingdom

DUBAI, June 28 Saudi Arabia has begun talks with Six Flags Entertainment Corp to build theme parks, the company said on Tuesday, as part of the kingdom's efforts to expand its tourism sector and diversify the economy.

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CIA weapons for Syrian rebels sold to arms black market: NYT 27 Jun 2016

Weapons shipped into Jordan for Syrian rebels by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia were stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, the New York Times reported, citing American and Jordanian officials.

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CIA weapons for Syrian rebels sold to arms black market - NYT 27 Jun 2016

Weapons shipped into Jordan for Syrian rebels by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia were stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, the New York Times reported, citing American and Jordanian officials.

UPDATE 1-Saudi Arabia picks banks to manage multi-billion dollar bond, sources say 26 Jun 2016

* Likely one of largest EM bond sales ever (Adds detail, context)

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Saudi prince aims for Silicon Valley appeal to gleam at home 23 Jun 2016

DUBAI/RIYADH The powerful young prince behind modernizing reforms in Saudi Arabia presents himself as the champion of his nation's plugged-in youth, and his visit to Silicon Valley this week sought to bolster that image.

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Court orders Germany to decide on gun exports to Saudi Arabia 23 Jun 2016

FRANKFURT A German court on Thursday ordered the government to decide whether to allow gunmaker Heckler & Koch to export parts to Saudi Arabia, handing a partial victory to the arms manufacturer.

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Saudi deputy crown prince, U.N. chief talk protecting Yemen's children 23 Jun 2016

UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Saudi Arabia's powerful deputy crown prince on Wednesday and the pair discussed improving civilian protection in Yemen after a U.N. report briefly blacklisted a Saudi-led coalition for killing children.

Wanted man killed after Saudi raid on Shi'ite village - state media 23 Jun 2016

DUBAI A wanted man has been killed in Saudi Arabia's oil-producing Eastern province after an exchange of gunfire while police were searching his home, state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.

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Saudi deputy crown prince meets U.N. chief, says 'I'm not angry' 22 Jun 2016

UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday met Saudi Arabia's powerful deputy crown prince, who remarked that he was not angry with the U.N. chief for briefly blacklisting a Saudi-led coalition for killing children in Yemen.

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Saudi heritage revival too late to save many cultural treasures 22 Jun 2016

ASIR, Saudi Arabia If Rijal Almaa, a stone village tucked into a fold of Saudi Arabia's southern mountains, showcases the polished end-point of new efforts in the kingdom to preserve cultural heritage, the hamlet of Watan Emsoudah represents the difficulties faced. | Video

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Cambodian opposition leader promises return from exile

MANILA Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Hun Sen of using the judiciary to crush the opposition and guarantee his own victory in 2018 elections while the country goes "down the drain" amid rampant corruption.