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Saudi court hands death sentence to man convicted of 2004 attack on Swiss firm

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RIYADH A man has been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for killing six Westerners and a Saudi soldier in an al Qaeda attack in the city of Yanbu in 2004, local media reported on Tuesday.

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi slumps over 3 pct, other bourses mixed 23 May 2016

DUBAI, May 23 Saudi Arabia's stock index sank 3.1 percent on Monday as investors sold shares indiscriminately, while the United Arab Emirates and Qatar held onto small gains. Egypt fell as foreign funds exited the market.

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GE says to double Saudi workforce as economy reforms 23 May 2016

DUBAI Saudi Arabia won support for its economic reform plan from one of the world's biggest companies on Monday as General Electric Co (GE) said it would double its workforce in the kingdom to 4,000 people by 2020.

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GE says to double Saudi workforce as economy reforms 23 May 2016

DUBAI Saudi Arabia won support for its economic reform plan from one of the world's biggest companies on Monday as General Electric Co (GE) said it would double its workforce in the kingdom to 4,000 people by 2020.

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Saudi Arabia to join Turkey, Indonesia in infrastructure Islamic bank 23 May 2016

JAKARTA Saudi Arabia has joined Turkey, Indonesia and the Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB)[ISDBA.UL] as a prospective founder member of a new Islamic finance infrastructure bank, according to Indonesia's finance minister.

Saudi Arabia to join Turkey, Indonesia in infrastructure Islamic bank 23 May 2016

JAKARTA, May 23 Saudi Arabia has joined Turkey, Indonesia and the Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) as a prospective founder member of a new Islamic finance infrastructure bank, according to Indonesia's finance minister.

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IMF backs Saudi economic plan for 'appropriately bold' transformation 19 May 2016

DUBAI The International Monetary Fund backed Saudi Arabia's sweeping economic reform plan on Thursday and said the kingdom was cutting spending at the right speed to cope with a huge state budget deficit caused by low oil prices.

Maldives severs diplomatic ties with Iran citing security threats 18 May 2016

COLOMBO Maldives, a staunch supporter of Saudi Arabia, has severed ties with Iran, saying the Islamic Republic's policy in the Middle East is detrimental to peace and security for the Indian Ocean archipelago, its Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

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Senate passes bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia 17 May 2016

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia's government for damages, setting up a potential showdown with the White House, which has threatened a veto.

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Senate passes bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia 17 May 2016

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia's government for damages, setting up a potential showdown with the White House, which has threatened a veto.

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Too soon to say explosion downed plane, Egypt forensics chief says

CAIRO/PARIS The head of Egypt's forensics authority dismissed as premature a suggestion on Tuesday that the small size of the body parts retrieved since an EgyptAir plane crashed last week indicated there had been an explosion on board.