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Saudi Arabia, Pakistan snub Malaysia's Muslim summit

18 Dec 2019

KUALA LUMPUR/RIYADH Leaders from many Islamic nations including Turkey and Iran gathered in Malaysia on Wednesday to tackle issues that have agitated Muslims worldwide, but the summit was snubbed by Saudi Arabia and its close ally Pakistan.

Qatar foreign minister says early talks with Saudi Arabia have broken stalemate

17 Dec 2019

RIYADH/DOHA Qatar's foreign minister said recent talks had broken a protracted stalemate with Saudi Arabia and that Doha would study demands by its Gulf rivals but not turn its back on ally Turkey.

'Vindication' - Saudi Arabia hails 10% debut jump in Aramco shares

12 Dec 2019

RIYADH/DUBAI Saudi Aramco shares surged the maximum permitted 10% above their IPO price on their Riyadh stock market debut on Wednesday, in a move hailed by the government as a vindication of its towering $2 trillion (£1.56 trillion) valuation of the state oil company. | Video

Ölkonzern Aramco macht größten Börsengang der Welt perfekt

11 Dec 2019

Riad/Dubai Der Erdölgigant Saudi Aramco hat den größten Börsengang aller Zeiten über die Bühne gebracht - mit einem Kurssprung von zehn Prozent am ersten Handelstag.

Qatari PM attends Gulf summit but no mention of 2-1/2 year row

10 Dec 2019

RIYADH Qatar's premier attended an annual Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, its highest representation since 2017, but there was no public mention of a 2-1/2 year boycott by its neighbours despite hints of a thaw.

Amid flurry of Saudi reforms, mocktails on order in execution square

09 Dec 2019

RIYADH For decades, criminals in Saudi Arabia were lined up after Friday prayers at a central Riyadh plaza and beheaded by sword in a gruesome public spectacle overseen by the religious police.

Saudi Arabia ends gender-segregated entrances for restaurants

08 Dec 2019

RIYADH Restaurants in Saudi Arabia will no longer need to maintain entrances segregated by sex, the authorities said on Sunday, further eroding some of the world's strictest social rules as sweeping reforms take hold.

Saudi Arabia ends gender-segregated entrances for restaurants

08 Dec 2019

RIYADH, Dec 8 Restaurants in Saudi Arabia will no longer need to maintain entrances segregated by sex, the authorities said on Sunday, further eroding some of the world's strictest social rules as sweeping reforms take hold.

Exclusive: Saudi Aramco pursues war cover after attacks - sources

04 Dec 2019

LONDON/RIYADH Saudi Aramco is looking to buy insurance against war and terror attacks after a damaging drone and missile attack on some of its oil facilities in September, two sources told Reuters.

Saudi Arabia releases 11 people questioned over foreign ties - official

01 Dec 2019

RIYADH Saudi Arabian authorities have released 11 citizens who were detained for several days last month for questioning over suspected links to foreign entities, a Saudi official told Reuters.

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