Saudi Arabia

Saudi court jails 17 for seeking to fight in Iraq - SPA

DUBAI - A Saudi Arabian court jailed 17 men for up to 26 years on Monday for seeking to fight in Iraq and funding militants, official media reported, part of a security crackdown in which scores have been imprisoned in recent weeks.

Saudi court jails 17 for seeking to fight in Iraq: SPA 7:58pm BST

DUBAI - A Saudi Arabian court jailed 17 men for up to 26 years on Monday for seeking to fight in Iraq and funding militants, official media reported, part of a security crackdown in which scores have been imprisoned in recent weeks.

Saudi c.bank says may cap consumer lending, limits fees 3:44pm BST

DUBAI, Sept 1 - Saudi Arabia's central bank has published new consumer lending regulations which give it the power to cap retail lending at individual banks and limit the fees that banks can charge.

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Iraq and Syria pose Saudi dilemma - failed states or Iran proxies 28 Aug 2014

RIYADH/DUBAI - With militant Islamists gaining the upper hand in Syria's rebel movement and grabbing big tracts of Western Iraq, Saudi Arabia's ruling family faces an increasingly uncomfortable dilemma.

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Iraq and Syria pose Saudi dilemma - failed states or Iran proxies 28 Aug 2014

RIYADH/DUBAI - With militant Islamists gaining the upper hand in Syria's rebel movement and grabbing big tracts of Western Iraq, Saudi Arabia's ruling family faces an increasingly uncomfortable dilemma.

Saudi mufti tells young Saudis not to heed call to jihad 28 Aug 2014

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti urged young people on Thursday to ignore calls to jihad from people representing "deviant principles", the latest salvo in an anti-militant campaign by the kingdom's religious establishment.

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Scientists find mild cases of MERS among patients' families 27 Aug 2014

CHICAGO - Fewer than half of Saudi Arabian patients in a study passed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus to household members, and many of those who developed secondary infections contracted mild cases of MERS, global researchers reported on Wednesday.

Scientists find mild cases of MERS among patients' families 27 Aug 2014

CHICAGO, Aug 27 - Fewer than half of Saudi Arabian patients in a study passed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus to household members, and many of those who developed secondary infections contracted mild cases of MERS, global researchers reported on Wednesday.

Soccer-Gyan scores again as Al Ain prove too strong for Al Ittihad 27 Aug 2014

Aug 27 - Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan struck his 12th goal in the AFC Champions League this term to lead Emirati side Al Ain to the semi-finals after completing a 3-1 win over Saudi Arabia's Al Ittihad on Tuesday and 5-1 aggregate victory.

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Iranian minister says Saudi talks "constructive" 26 Aug 2014

DUBAI - Iran's deputy foreign minister said he held "positive and constructive" talks with Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Tuesday where Islamist militancy in Iraq - that both see as a threat - was one of the topics discussed.

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Ukraine accuses Russia of 'undisguised aggression' as rebels advance

KIEV/MOSCOW - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists. | Video