Saudi Arabia

PREVIEW-Soccer-Al Hilal eye ACL as springboard for Saudi revival

DUBAI, Oct 30 - Saudi Arabian giants Al Hilal will bank on some fervent home support to overturn a 1-0 deficit against fledgling outfit Western Sydney Wanderers in the second-leg of the AFC Champions League (ACL) final on Saturday as they bid for a third title.

UPDATE 1-Saudi firm Mobily delays earnings to review financial statements 30 Oct 2014

(Adds Mobily will not publish Q3 results on Thursday, details and context)

Saudi bank NCB set to defy global slowdown with $6 bln flotation 30 Oct 2014

DUBAI, Oct 30 - Saudi Arabia is still expected to chalk up the region's biggest ever listing when National Commercial Bank's 22.5 billion riyal ($6 billion) offering closes on Sunday, bucking a broader market slowdown.

Saudi Arabia finds six new MERS cases as outbreak grows 30 Oct 2014

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia said late on Wednesday it had detected six new cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in 24 hours, the biggest daily jump for months with officials blaming lax hospital procedures.

Saudi Arabia finds six new MERS cases as outbreak grows 30 Oct 2014

RIYADH, Oct 30 - Saudi Arabia said late on Wednesday it had detected six new cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in 24 hours, the biggest daily jump for months with officials blaming lax hospital procedures.

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Barclays sued by Saudi developer for $10 billion 29 Oct 2014

NEW YORK - A Saudi real estate company has sued Barclays for $10 billion (6.24 billion pounds), claiming the bank ceased pursuing lease payments due from the Saudi government on military complexes in the kingdom in order to obtain a lucrative banking license there.

Saudi budget carrier flynas suspends long-haul services 28 Oct 2014

RIYADH, Oct 28 - Saudi Arabia's first and only budget airline, flynas, has suspended long-haul flights because profits on the routes did not meet expectations, chief executive Raja Azmi said on Tuesday.

Saudi riyal market calms after jolt due to capital outflow 28 Oct 2014

DUBAI, Oct 28 - The Saudi Arabian riyal spot and forward markets calmed on Tuesday after being jolted last week by unexpectedly large outflows of funds from the kingdom, traders said.

Saudi Arabia jails three lawyers for tweets criticising judiciary 27 Oct 2014

RIYADH - A Saudi Arabian court sent three lawyers to prison for terms of between five and eight years on Monday for criticising the country's judiciary and justice system in messages on Twitter, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

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Rise in MERS cases prompts Saudi warning to residents 27 Oct 2014

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry on Monday urged residents of the world's top oil exporter to renew precautions against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) after a rise in new cases of the disease since early September.

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Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter

SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD - A convoy of Iraqi Kurdish forces in Turkey rolled late on Friday towards the frontier with Syria to help Syrian Kurds defend the besieged town of Kobani, which has become the focus of the global war against Islamic State militants. | Video