Saudi Arabia

Saudi economy accelerates in Q1, may not be sustained

DUBAI, July 2 - Saudi Arabia's economy accelerated in the first quarter of 2015, showing the world's top oil exporter can cope with low energy prices, but growth may slow as the government faces pressure to rein in spending.

CORRECTED-Slow start after Saudis open stock market to foreigners - U.S. fund managers 01 Jul 2015

June 25 - One week after Saudi Arabia opened its stock market to direct foreign investment, U.S. mutual fund managers say they are interested but not rushing to invest in the Middle East's biggest economy.

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Insight - Islamic State weaves web of support in Gulf Arab states 01 Jul 2015

KUWAIT/DUBAI - When a Saudi Arabian man flew to Kuwait in the early hours of Friday to carry out the country's worst militant attack, a bomb vest, Kuwaiti-style Arab robes, a place to prepare, and a car and driver to take him to his target were all lined up for him.

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi stocks slip; Salama plunges on right issue 01 Jul 2015

DUBAI, July 1 - Saudi Arabian stocks fell early on Wednesday as oil prices weakened and Salama Cooperative Insurance plunged in response to a rights issue.

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OPEC oil output hits three-year high in June on Iraq - Reuters survey 30 Jun 2015

LONDON - OPEC oil supply in June has climbed to a three-year high due to record or near-record output from Iraq and Saudi Arabia, a Reuters survey found, underlining the focus of the group's top exporters on market share.

RPT-INSIGHT-Kuwait attack shows Gulf vulnerability to Islamic State 30 Jun 2015

KUWAIT, June 29 - By sending a Saudi Arabian suicide bomber to Kuwait and recruiting local members of a stateless underclass to help him attack a Shi'ite Muslim mosque, an Islamic State cell struck at the Gulf Arab monarchy's most potent internal divisions.

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Insight - Kuwait attack shows Gulf vulnerability to Islamic State 29 Jun 2015

KUWAIT - By sending a Saudi Arabian suicide bomber to Kuwait and recruiting local members of a stateless underclass to help him attack a Shi'ite Muslim mosque, an Islamic State cell struck at the Gulf Arab monarchy's most potent internal divisions.

INSIGHT-Kuwait attack shows Gulf vulnerability to Islamic State 29 Jun 2015

KUWAIT, June 29 - By sending a Saudi Arabian suicide bomber to Kuwait and recruiting local members of a stateless underclass to help him attack a Shi'ite Muslim mosque, an Islamic State cell struck at the Gulf Arab monarchy's most potent internal divisions.

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Kuwait says mosque bomber was young Saudi man, detains driver 29 Jun 2015

KUWAIT - Kuwait identified the suicide bomber behind its worst militant attack as a young Saudi Arabian man and said on Sunday it had detained the driver of the vehicle that took him to a Shi'ite Muslim mosque where he killed 27 people.

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Kuwait says mosque bomber was young Saudi man, detains driver 29 Jun 2015

KUWAIT - Kuwait identified the suicide bomber behind its worst militant attack as a young Saudi Arabian man and said on Sunday it had detained the driver of the vehicle that took him to a Shi'ite Muslim mosque where he killed 27 people.

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Greeks deeply divided heading into crucial vote

ATHENS - Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets on Friday in rival rallies that laid bare the deep divide heading into a referendum that may decide the country’s future in Europe’s single currency. | Video