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Saudi, Venezuela talk of OPEC, non-OPEC cooperation to stabilize oil market: SPA

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DUBAI Saudi Arabia's oil minister Ali al-Naimi discussed cooperation between OPEC members and other oil producers to stabilize the global oil market with his Venezuelan counterpart on Sunday, state news agency SPA reported.

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Saudi King Salman calls for others not to interfere in kingdom 07 Feb 2016

RIYADH Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Sunday called on other countries not to interfere in the kingdom's internal affairs in what appeared to be a rebuke to Riyadh's main foe Iran, which it accuses of attempting to stir unrest.

Saudi King Salman calls for others not to interfere in kingdom 07 Feb 2016

RIYADH, Feb 7 Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Sunday called on other countries not to interfere in the kingdom's internal affairs in what appeared to be a rebuke to Riyadh's main foe Iran, which it accuses of attempting to stir unrest.

Saudi bourse uncertain about MSCI entry in 2017 - acting CEO 07 Feb 2016

DUBAI, Feb 7 Saudi Arabia's stock exchange (Tadawul) is not certain that it can join international index compiler MSCI's emerging markets index in 2017, the exchange's acting chief executive was quoted as saying.

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi, Egypt edge down in early trade after oil weakens 07 Feb 2016

DUBAI, Feb 7 Stock markets in Saudi Arabia and Egypt slipped in early trade on Sunday, erasing some of their gains in the previous session after oil prices reversed and global markets sold off at the end of last week.

Bahrain says ready to commit ground forces to Syria 06 Feb 2016

DUBAI Bahrain is ready to commit ground troops to Syria as part of a U.-S.-led coalition against Islamic State, the Gulf island state said on Friday, a day after its larger neighbour and close ally Saudi Arabia announced a similar pledge.

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Saudi says ready to take part in any U.S.-led ground operations in Syria 05 Feb 2016

DUBAI Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it was ready to participate in any ground operations in Syria if the U.S.-led alliance decides to start such operations, an adviser to the Saudi defence minister said.

RPT-Saudi currency devaluation would carry major political risk 05 Feb 2016

RIYADH, Feb 4 A devaluation of Saudi Arabia's currency could cause such political instability that Riyadh has little choice but to stick to its promise to use vast foreign exchange reserves to defend the riyal's 30-year-old peg to the U.S. dollar.

Saudi says ready to take part in any U.S.-led ground operations in Syria 04 Feb 2016

DUBAI Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it was ready to participate in any ground operations in Syria if the U.S.-led alliance decides to start such operations, an adviser to the Saudi defence minister said.

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Saudi currency devaluation would carry major political risk 04 Feb 2016

RIYADH A devaluation of Saudi Arabia's currency could cause such political instability that Riyadh has little choice but to stick to its promise to use vast foreign exchange reserves to defend the riyal's 30-year-old peg to the U.S. dollar.

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Russian firepower helps Syrian forces edge towards Turkey border

BEIRUT/ONCUPINAR, Turkey The Syrian army advanced towards the Turkish border on Monday in a major offensive backed by Russia and Iran that rebels say now threatens the future of their nearly five-year-old insurrection against President Bashar al-Assad. | Video