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Saudi prince aims for Silicon Valley appeal to gleam at home

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DUBAI/RIYADH The powerful young prince behind modernizing reforms in Saudi Arabia presents himself as the champion of his nation's plugged-in youth, and his visit to Silicon Valley this week sought to bolster that image.

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Court orders Germany to decide on gun exports to Saudi Arabia 23 Jun 2016

FRANKFURT A German court on Thursday ordered the government to decide whether to allow gunmaker Heckler & Koch to export parts to Saudi Arabia, handing a partial victory to the arms manufacturer.

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Saudi deputy crown prince, U.N. chief talk protecting Yemen's children 23 Jun 2016

UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Saudi Arabia's powerful deputy crown prince on Wednesday and the pair discussed improving civilian protection in Yemen after a U.N. report briefly blacklisted a Saudi-led coalition for killing children.

Wanted man killed after Saudi raid on Shi'ite village - state media 23 Jun 2016

DUBAI A wanted man has been killed in Saudi Arabia's oil-producing Eastern province after an exchange of gunfire while police were searching his home, state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.

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Saudi deputy crown prince meets U.N. chief, says 'I'm not angry' 22 Jun 2016

UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday met Saudi Arabia's powerful deputy crown prince, who remarked that he was not angry with the U.N. chief for briefly blacklisting a Saudi-led coalition for killing children in Yemen.

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Saudi heritage revival too late to save many cultural treasures 22 Jun 2016

ASIR, Saudi Arabia If Rijal Almaa, a stone village tucked into a fold of Saudi Arabia's southern mountains, showcases the polished end-point of new efforts in the kingdom to preserve cultural heritage, the hamlet of Watan Emsoudah represents the difficulties faced. | Video

Saudis to let foreign investors buy listed debt instruments 22 Jun 2016

DUBAI, June 22 Saudi Arabia plans to let foreign institutional investors buy exchange-listed debt instruments as part of reforms intended to draw more foreign money into its markets, the Capital Market Authority (CMA) said on Wednesday.

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Saudi heritage revival too late to save many cultural treasures 22 Jun 2016

ASIR, Saudi Arabia If Rijal Almaa, a stone village tucked into a fold of Saudi Arabia's southern mountains, showcases the polished end-point of new efforts in the kingdom to preserve cultural heritage, the hamlet of Watan Emsoudah represents the difficulties faced.

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Egyptian court acquits 22 over Red Sea islands protest 22 Jun 2016

CAIRO A Cairo court acquitted on Wednesday 22 people on trial for protesting against a government decision to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, a judicial source and a defence lawyer said.

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Rosneft's Sechin says Saudi Arabia, U.S. and Russia call shots on oil markets 21 Jun 2016

MOSCOW Igor Sechin, the head of Russia's top oil producer Rosneft, said on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia, the United States and Russia were the three main players on global oil markets, dismissing again OPEC's role as a regulator.

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Germany's Merkel signals sober separation from EU 'partner' Britain

BERLIN/HERMANNSWERDER, Germany German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for clear-headed negotiations with "close partner" Britain over its departure from the European Union.