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In packed churches and secret masses, papal visit brings Gulf Catholics hope

01 Feb 2019

DUBAI/RIYADH In Dubai's overflowing churches and Riyadh's secretive masses, Catholics across the Gulf are eagerly awaiting Pope Francis' historic visit to the United Arab Emirates next week. | Video

Saudi Arabia winds down 15-month anti-corruption campaign

31 Jan 2019

RIYADH Saudi Arabia has ended a sweeping crackdown on corruption ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that it said had recovered more than $106 billion through settlements with scores of senior princes, ministers and top businessmen.

No ownership changes to Amoudi businesses after Saudi detention - spokesman

29 Jan 2019

RIYADH There are no ownership changes to any businesses belonging to Saudi-Ethiopian tycoon Mohammed Hussein al-Amoudi following his release from more than 14 months in Saudi detention in an anti-corruption campaign, a family office spokesman told Reuters on Tuesday.

RPT-UPDATE 2-Saudi signs $54.4 bln of deals, offers manufacturing incentives

29 Jan 2019

RIYADH, Jan 28 Saudi Arabia said on Monday it had signed agreements worth 204 billion riyals ($54.4 billion) and offered fresh incentives to attract capital as part of a 10-year programme that would help diversify the economy of the world's top oil exporter.

Saudi signs $54.4 billion of deals, offers manufacturing incentives

28 Jan 2019

RIYADH Saudi Arabia said on Monday it had signed agreements worth 204 billion riyals ($54.4 billion) and offered fresh incentives to attract capital as part of a 10-year program that would help diversify the economy of the world's top oil exporter.

Saudi Arabia frees Ethiopian-born tycoon amid flurry of releases

27 Jan 2019

RIYADH/ADDIS ABABA Saudi Arabia has freed Saudi-Ethiopian businessman Mohammed Hussein al-Amoudi more than 14 months after he was detained in a crackdown on corruption, the latest in a flurry of releases as the kingdom faces intense scrutiny over its human rights record.

Bakr bin Laden temporarily released from Saudi detention - sources

24 Jan 2019

RIYADH Bakr bin Laden, former chairman of construction giant Saudi Binladin Group, has been temporarily released nearly 15 months after his arrest in Saudi Arabia's anti-corruption campaign, three sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia pumps money into restive Shi'ite quarter it once flattened

19 Jan 2019

(This Jan. 17 story was refiled to correct job description in paragraph 12)

U.S.'s Pompeo: Saudis assured me of accountability for Khashoggi murder

14 Jan 2019

RIYADH U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that Saudi leaders assured him everyone responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi would be held accountable, as Riyadh tries to resolve its biggest political crisis in a generation.

Saudi woman's flight rallies opposition to male guardianship

11 Jan 2019

RIYADH An 18-year-old Saudi woman's flight from what she said was an abusive family has rallied opposition to the kingdom's male guardianship system, still a major constraint on women despite the conservative Muslim country's efforts to open up. | Video

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