Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia tackles MERS virus, still hunting source

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LONDON, Nov 21 - Saudi Arabia has not yet traced the source of a mysterious camel virus, leaving many questions about a disease that has killed 346 people in the Kingdom.

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Saudi Arabia tackles MERS virus, still hunting source 10:36am GMT

LONDON, Nov 21 - Saudi Arabia has not yet traced the source of a mysterious camel virus, leaving many questions about a disease that has killed 346 people in the Kingdom.

UPDATE 2-MIDEAST STOCKS-Petchems lift Saudi Arabia, Egypt up 20 Nov 2014

DUBAI, Nov 20 - Saudi Arabia's stock index edged up in early trade on Thursday after oil prices appeared to stabilise, while Egypt's bourse continued to recover from a bout of profit-taking.

Soccer-Saudis complete a Gulf Cup revival with a win over Yemen 20 Nov 2014

RIYADH, Dec 19 - A first half thunderbolt by Nawaf Al Abed gave hosts Saudi Arabia a 1-0 win over surprise package Yemen and a place in the semi-finals in the Gulf Cup on Wednesday.

Riyadh fears Islamic State wants sectarian war in Saudi Arabia 18 Nov 2014

RIYADH - Tighter security in Saudi Arabia has made it hard for Islamic State to target the government so the militants are instead trying to incite a sectarian conflict via attacks on the Shi'ite Muslim minority, the Saudi Interior Ministry said.

Riyadh fears Islamic State wants sectarian war in Saudi Arabia 18 Nov 2014

RIYADH - Tighter security in Saudi Arabia has made it hard for Islamic State to target the government so the militants are instead trying to incite a sectarian conflict via attacks on the Shi'ite Muslim minority, the Saudi Interior Ministry said.

REFILE-Saudi investment firm Jadwa eyes real estate push 18 Nov 2014

DUBAI, Nov 18 - Saudi Arabia's Jadwa Investment, one of the country's largest privately owned investment firms, says it is planning to invest in domestic real estate as it expands into new asset classes, hoping to cash in on booming demand for new homes.

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi Arabia sinks 2.8 pct as oil extends slide 17 Nov 2014

* Saudi drops below chart support, no further support in vicinity

Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain end rift with Qatar, return ambassadors 16 Nov 2014

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain agreed on Sunday to return their ambassadors to Qatar, signalling an end to an eight-month rift over Doha's support for Islamist groups.

UPDATE 1-Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain end rift with Qatar, return ambassadors 16 Nov 2014

(Updates with Gulf states agreeing to end rift, previous Dubai)

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Japan PM seeks verdict on 'Abenomics' in snap election

TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament's lower house on Friday for a snap election on Dec. 14, seeking a fresh mandate for his struggling "Abenomics" revival strategy just two years after he returned to power promising that "Japan is Back".