Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia reports 11 new cases of MERS virus, first in Mecca

ABU DHABI - Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had discovered 11 more cases of the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including what appeared to be the first case in the Muslim holy city of Mecca.

Saudi Arabia reports 11 new cases of MERS virus, first in Mecca 23 Apr 2014

* New reported cases include first from holy city of Mecca

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Saudi watchdog to regulate homegrown YouTube shows - newspaper 22 Apr 2014

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia plans to regulate local companies that screen shows on YouTube, a senior official was quoted as saying in local media on Tuesday - a move that could stifle its nascent creative industries.

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Saudi watchdog to regulate homegrown YouTube shows: newspaper 22 Apr 2014

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia plans to regulate local companies that screen shows on YouTube, a senior official was quoted as saying in local media on Tuesday - a move that could stifle its nascent creative industries.

Saudi watchdog to regulate homegrown YouTube shows -newspaper 22 Apr 2014

DUBAI, April 22 - Saudi Arabia plans to regulate local companies that screen shows on YouTube, a senior official was quoted as saying in local media on Tuesday - a move that could stifle its nascent creative industries.

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Spread of MERS in Saudi Arabia accelerates with 17 new cases 22 Apr 2014

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia has discovered another 17 cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), as the total number of confirmed infections of the SARS-like disease has jumped by a third in the kingdom in the past week.

Spread of MERS in Saudi Arabia accelerates with 17 new cases 22 Apr 2014

* Confirmed cases in Saudi Arabia up by a third in past week

Saudi Arabia's home finance company in final stages -sponsor 22 Apr 2014

April 22 - Saudi Arabia's national home finance company, Bidaya, may open its doors by the end of this year, part of efforts to raise low levels of home ownership in the country, its founding sponsor said.

Saudi Arabia sentences eight to death for 2003 attacks - SPA 21 Apr 2014

RIYADH - A Saudi Arabian court on Monday sentenced three more men to death, raising the number of people condemned for their involvement in a suicide attack on expatriate residential compounds in Riyadh in 2003 to eight, the state news agency reported.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Saudi Arabia replaces health minister amid MERS virus fears 21 Apr 2014

(In fifth paragraph, corrects rate of increase in total number of cases to 25 percent from four-fold)

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Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked

KIEV - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being behind the political upheaval in Ukraine and said Moscow would respond if its interests came under attack. | Video