Saudi Arabia

Saudi Fransi Capital says three big IPOs in pipeline as market booms 

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RIYADH - Investment bank Saudi Fransi Capital has three big initial public offers of shares in the pipeline as the Saudi Arabian equity market booms and firms become keener to list, the company’s chief executive said.

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait shared zone tensions underlie oilfield closure 1:37pm BST

* Kuwait is placing restrictions on Chevron's operations - sources

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California man charged with murder of Saudi student 5:33am BST

LOS ANGELES - A 28-year-old man was charged on Monday with murdering a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found last week alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city, authorities said. | Video

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California man charged with capital murder of Saudi student 20 Oct 2014

LOS ANGELES - A 28-year-old man was charged on Monday with murdering a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found last week alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city, Los Angeles prosecutors said.

Saudi Arabia steps up beheadings; some see political message 20 Oct 2014

RIYADH - Immediately after his sword falls, the Saudi Arabian executioner steps backwards to avoid soiling his clothes with the blood of the condemned man, whose headless body can be seen slumping over backwards in the shaky online film.

Saudi's Jarir to double stores over five years 20 Oct 2014

RIYADH - Saudi Arabian retailer Jarir Marketing Co plans to invest 1.1 billion riyals ($293 million) over the next five years to roughly double the number of its stores in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, its chairman said.

Saudi's NCB pledges conversion to Islamic bank after pressure from scholars 20 Oct 2014

RIYADH, Oct 20 - Saudi Arabia's biggest bank has responded to criticism of its operations from Islamic scholars by pledging to convert itself into a full-fledged Islamic bank within about five years.

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Saudi's Jarir to double stores over five years 19 Oct 2014

RIYADH - Saudi Arabian retailer Jarir Marketing Co plans to invest 1.1 billion riyals ($293 million) over the next five years to roughly double the number of its stores in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, its chairman said.

Saudi oil pipeline briefly set alight after shots fired at patrol 18 Oct 2014

DUBAI - A "limited fire" broke out on a subsidiary oil pipeline in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday after assailants fired shots at a security patrol, the state news agency SPA said.

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California police identify remains of missing Saudi student 18 Oct 2014

LOS ANGELES - Police said on Friday they had identified the remains of a man found alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city as those of a college student from Saudi Arabia who went missing in September.

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Islamic State advances against Yazidis on Iraq's Sinjar mountain

ARBIL/BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants advanced on Iraq's Sinjar mountain on Tuesday, tightening a siege of thousands of stranded Yazidis, who called on the United States and its allies to act to avert more bloodshed. | Video