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Attacks on Saudi oil facilities knock out half the kingdom's supply

15 Sep 2019

RIYADH/DUBAI/LONDON Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry on Saturday, knocking out more than half the Kingdom's output, in a move expected to send oil prices soaring and increase tensions in the Middle East. | Video

Exclusive: Saudi's Rumayyan takes control of Aramco IPO executive committee - sources

04 Sep 2019

DUBAI/RIYADH The head of Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund was made head of an executive committee overseeing plans to float shares in Saudi Aramco before he was named new chairman of the state oil giant this week, five sources familiar with the matter said.

Fund manager BlackRock opens office in Saudi Arabia

04 Sep 2019

RIYADH BlackRock Inc , the world's largest fund manager, has opened an office in Saudi Arabia, pushing ahead with plans to capitalize on the government's ambitious reform agenda despite global criticism of its human rights record.

Explainer: Saudi Arabia struggles to hold Yemen coalition together as allies face off

02 Sep 2019

RIYADH/DUBAI Saudi Arabia is struggling to hold together a military coalition fighting Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen after local allies turned on each other in a power struggle that has strained Riyadh's alliance with its main regional partner, the United Arab Emirates.

Cleared for takeoff: Saudi women start exercising their newest right

22 Aug 2019

RIYADH Saudi Arabia's international airports are the scene of the latest "first" for women citizens, who can now leave the country without permission from a male relative as the kingdom chips away at its heavily criticised guardianship system.

Saudi woman activist rejects release deal tied to denying torture - family

13 Aug 2019

RIYADH Prominent Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has rejected a proposal to secure her release from prison in exchange for a video statement denying reports she was tortured in custody, her family said on Tuesday.

Saudi woman activist rejects release deal tied to denying torture - family

13 Aug 2019

* Women faced electric shocks, flogging, sex assault - watchdogs

Explainer: Separatist takeover of Yemen's Aden leaves Saudi Arabia in a bind

11 Aug 2019

RIYADH/DUBAI The southern separatists' takeover of Aden, the interim seat of Yemen's government, could leave Saudi Arabia struggling to hold together a military coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthis.

Explainer: Separatist takeover of Yemen's Aden leaves Saudi Arabia in a bind

11 Aug 2019

RIYADH/DUBAI The southern separatists' takeover of Aden, the interim seat of Yemen's government, could leave Saudi Arabia struggling to hold together a military coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthis.

Saudi Arabia women's rights reforms may still be thwarted by custom

05 Aug 2019

RIYADH Saudi officials have hailed as "historic" new rights granted to women in Saudi Arabia that further dismantle its heavily criticised guardianship system, but male relatives could still find ways to thwart these freedoms.

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