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U.S. transfers 4 Guantanamo inmates in waning hours of Obama tenure

WASHINGTON The United States sent four detainees from the Guantanamo Bay military prison to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia on Thursday, marking President Barack Obama's final prisoner transfers from a facility whose continued existence he said would be judged harshly by history.

Saudi Arabia crude exports rise to 8.258 mln bpd in Nov - JODI 19 Jan 2017

DUBAI, Jan 19 Saudi Arabia's crude oil exports in November rose to 8.258 million barrels per day (bpd) from 7.636 million bpd in October, official data showed on Thursday.

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U.S. investors praise Saudi reform commitment at Davos 19 Jan 2017

DAVOS, Switzerland Asset management giant BlackRock and chemical major Dow Chemical praised Saudi Arabia on Thursday as the kingdom said it was pressing ahead with reforms and investments beyond oil.

UPDATE 1-Fingerprint policy pushes Saudi's Mobily into Q4 loss 19 Jan 2017

DUBAI, Jan 19 Saudi Arabia's second largest telecommunications operator, Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), posted a fourth-quarter loss on Thursday because of the cost of implementing a government initiative to register fingerprints with phone numbers.

UPDATE 1-Saudi's National Commercial Bank Q4 net profit up 7.5 pct 18 Jan 2017

* Loans and advances up 0.3 pct over same period (Adds detail, context)

New Zealand presses Gulf states to finalize stalled trade deal 17 Jan 2017

DUBAI New Zealand is pressing to finalize a stalled free trade deal with the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that includes two of the Middle East's largest economies, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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Saudi Arabia's religious authority says cinemas, song concerts harmful 17 Jan 2017

DUBAI Saudi Arabia's top religious authority has called cinemas and singing concerts harmful and corrupting, in a move that could complicate government efforts to introduce cultural reforms to the conservative kingdom.

Saudi's Jubeir rejects criticism of Riyadh in French election race 17 Jan 2017

PARIS, Jan 17 Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has hit back at suggestions by some French presidential candidates that Riyadh funds Islamist extremism in France and that bilateral ties between the two allies should be reviewed.

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi may fall further as Q4 results dent confidence 17 Jan 2017

DUBAI, Jan 17 Saudi Arabia's stock market may be pulled down further on Tuesday by disappointing fourth-quarter earnings, while subdued international equities and crude oil prices could restrain other regional markets.

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Oil up on Saudi commitment to cut; U.S. output seen rising 16 Jan 2017

CALGARY, Alberta Oil prices settled up on Monday, as Saudi Arabia's commitments to reducing production offset a report forecasting U.S. output would again rise this year.

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Women's anti-Trump march clogs Washington streets

WASHINGTON Hundreds of thousands of women, many wearing bright pink hats, marched in Washington on Saturday in a mass show of opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump's agenda the day after the Republican businessman-turned-politician took office. | Video