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Hariri back in Lebanon for first time since quitting as PM

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BEIRUT Saad al-Hariri returned to Beirut on Tuesday for the first time since he resigned as prime minister in a statement delivered from Saudi Arabia that plunged Lebanon into crisis.

U.S. warns citizens against risks of travel to Saudi Arabia 21 Nov 2017

DUBAI The U.S. State Department on Tuesday warned citizens to "consider the risks" when travelling to Saudi Arabia due to militant threats and the threat of ballistic missile attacks on civilians by rebels in Yemen.

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Macron scores diplomatic coup on Lebanon but balancing act under test 21 Nov 2017

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron's initiative in bringing Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri to Paris puts France at the centre of a power struggle between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite Iran and will test a policy of neutrality that critics doubt can be sustained.

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Exclusive: Selling Saudi Arabia's grain mills proves a grind for investors 21 Nov 2017

DUBAI An unwieldy sale process and onerous ownership rules are discouraging some potential investors from bidding for Saudi Arabia's state-owned grain mills, sources close to the firms say, in a potential snag for the kingdom's economic reforms.

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Exclusive - Agribusiness firms discouraged by Saudi mills sale terms 21 Nov 2017

DUBAI An unwieldy sale process and onerous ownership rules are discouraging some potential investors from bidding for Saudi Arabia's state-owned grain mills, sources close to the firms say, in a potential snag for the kingdom's economic reforms.

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Famine survey warns of thousands dying daily in Yemen if ports stay closed 21 Nov 2017

GENEVA A U.S.-funded famine survey said on Tuesday that thousands of Yemenis could die daily if a Saudi-led military coalition does not lift its blockade on the country's key ports.

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Exclusive: Westinghouse discussing group bid for Saudi nuclear tender - sources 21 Nov 2017

RIYADH/PARIS Toshiba-owned Westinghouse is in talks with other U.S-based companies to form a consortium to bid in a multi-billion-dollar tender for two nuclear power reactors in Saudi Arabia, three industry sources said.

Exclusive - Westinghouse discussing group bid for Saudi nuclear tender: sources 21 Nov 2017

RIYADH/PARIS Toshiba-owned Westinghouse is in talks with other U.S-based companies to form a consortium to bid in a multi-billion-dollar tender for two nuclear power reactors in Saudi Arabia, three industry sources said.

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi falls in early trade, Emaar still sliding in Dubai 21 Nov 2017

DUBAI, Nov 21 Saudi Arabia's stock index fell 0.3 percent in early trade on Tuesday while blue chip Emaar Properties continued sliding in Dubai.

UPDATE 1-Saudi agency says country targeted in cyber spying campaign 20 Nov 2017

LONDON/RIYADH, Nov 20 Saudi Arabian security officials said on Monday that the country had been targeted as part of a wide-ranging cyber espionage campaign observed since February against five Middle East nations as well as several countries outside the region.

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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president on Friday

HARARE Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president on Friday following the resignation of Robert Mugabe after nearly four decades in power, state broadcaster ZBC reported on Wednesday.