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Sovereign fund joins Saudi entertainments drive

RIYADH, Sept 20 Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund said on Wednesday it planned to set up a company to invest in the entertainment sector, which the kingdom is keen to develop as part of economic and social reforms.

Saudi Arabia set to lift ban on internet calls 10:27am BST

RIYADH Saudi Arabia will remove its ban on internet phone calls on Thursday, a government spokesman said, in a bid to stimulate online business as the kingdom looks to boost non-oil revenue.

Saudi Arabia set to lift ban on internet calls 10:17am BST

RIYADH, Sept 19 Saudi Arabia will remove its ban on internet phone calls on Thursday, a government spokesman said, in a bid to stimulate online business as the kingdom looks to boost non-oil revenue.

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EDF in talks with Saudi Arabia, South Africa for nuclear deals 19 Sep 2017

PARIS EDF's head of new nuclear, Xavier Ursat, said the company is in talks with several countries about selling nuclear power plants, including China, India, South Africa and Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Shura Council to vote on curbing autonomy of morality police 18 Sep 2017

RIYADH Saudi Arabia's Shura Council, an influential advisory body to the government, will vote on a proposal to merge the religious police into the ministry of Islamic affairs, local media reported, further curbing the force's authority.

Saudi trains first women air traffic controllers 18 Sep 2017

RIYADH, Sept 18 Saudi Arabia will train women to work as air traffic controllers, state media reported, as the conservative Islamic kingdom seeks to create more jobs for women as part of a reform push to wean the economy off oil.

Saudi Arabia says still examining options for nuclear power plants 18 Sep 2017

VIENNA, Sept 18 Saudi Arabia said on Monday it was still undertaking feasibility studies before deciding how and where to build its first nuclear power stations.

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Saudi minister says framework for private sector stimulus almost ready 18 Sep 2017

RIYADH A new legal framework for Saudi Arabia's government to do business with the private sector will be in place by year-end while other parts of an economic stimulus package are ready, Commerce and Investment Minister Majid al-Qusaibi said.

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Saudi Arabia name Bauza to replace Van Marwijk as coach 15 Sep 2017

RIYADH Saudi Arabia appointed Argentine Edgardo Bauza on Thursday to lead them at next year's World Cup in Russia after negotiations with their Dutch manager Bert van Marwijk broke down.

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Saudi Arabia name Bauza to replace Van Marwijk as coach 15 Sep 2017

* Breakdown in contract negotiations to blame (Adds detail, Van Marwijk quotes)

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Rescuers in harrowing school search as Mexico quake toll hits 225

MEXICO CITY Rescue workers scrabbled through piles of rubble on Wednesday in a harrowing search for dozens of children feared buried under a Mexico City school, among hundreds of buildings destroyed by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation. | Video