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The countries relocated their embassies to Aden, a port city on the southern coast of Yemen. (AFP/File)
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Saudi and Qatari ambassadors resumed their work in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, reported a Hadi-aid on Thursday. The embassies in Sana'a were evacuated in mid-February due to security concerns.

February 26, 2015

US shale oil output growth is not expected to start slowing before the second part of 2015.
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Opec kingpin Saudi Arabia is feeling vindicated after a strategy of allowing oil to flood the market has begun to achieve what it was aiming for.
Global oil prices have sat above $100 a barrel for the best part of the past five years, partly due to soaring demand from China.
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Following last year’s surprise move by Opec (Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries) to counter the growing US shale oil industry, crude prices have plunged to below $55 a barrel.
The Saudi government said Thursday it is committed to fighting drug smuggling, one of many crimes punishable by death in the country. (AFP/File)
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The Saudi government said Thursday it is committed to fighting drug smuggling, one of many crimes punishable by death in the country.
Officials identified four of the five victims of a fire in Saudi Arabia as Bangladeshi, a labor counselor said Thursday. (Screenshot: Twitter)
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Officials identified four of the five victims of a fire in Saudi Arabia as Bangladeshi, a labor counselor said Thursday.

February 25, 2015

In our view, it is intended to mean the party engaged to build the works (i.e. the constructing contractor) and not a designer or supervisor.
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As Saudi Arabia has this key difference, it is important to understand the essential principles guiding construction contracts in the kingdom.
The timing is sensitive as Riyadh is preparing to open its stock market, the largest Arab bourse, to direct investment by foreigners this year.
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Mobily’s rise was remarkable. It turned profitable in 2006, a year after launching operations, and annual profits soared 854 per cent between then and 2013.
King Abdullah II (L) met with the late Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud in the Red Sea port of Jeddah on August 14, 2014. (AFP/File)
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King Abdullah will meet with King Salman on Wednesday to discuss the strengthening of ties between Saudi Arabia and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan,
It would mean that international buyers would have access to new sellers of energy that could be purchased at competitive prices and in turn drive down the price of Saudi Arabian oil.
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US politicians are pushing to lift the country’s ban on crude oil exports, a move that if successful would challenge Saudi Arabia’s long held dominance over the global oil market.
Al-Naimi was the driving force behind Opec's recent shift in policy choosing not to cut output at its last meeting in November to support oil prices.
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"Markets are calm now ... demand is growing," Al-Naimi told reporters on the sidelines of a conference in the port city of Jizan, southwest Saudi Arabia.
The convicted belonged to a 36-member terrorist cell. (Shutterstock)
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Two men belonging to a terrorist organization were sentenced to death on Tuesday by Saudi's Special Criminal Court for plotting to hijack an airplane.

February 24, 2015

At least 13 men were found guilty Tuesday of recruiting al-Qaeda members and helping Osama bin Laden find shelter. (AFP/File)
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At least 13 men were found guilty Tuesday of recruiting al-Qaeda members and helping Osama bin Laden find shelter.

February 23, 2015

A very small percentage of expatriates, working in managerial positions, are paid huge salaries but the vast majority is not.
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The Labor Ministry has forced the minimum wage on the private sector to make sure that Saudis will not be exploited, the same should be done for expats.
In 2002, Saudi Arabia opened its telecoms market to competition.
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Mobile and landline calls between telecom service providers will now be cheaper after the Board of Directors of the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) approved a reduction in rates.
The weapons are currently in route to Lebanon, after having been delayed for over a year. (AFP/File)
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After a one year delay, $1 billion worth of weapons purchased through a Saudi Grant agreement with France will soon arrive in Lebanon.
Turkey already has a law that permits Saudis to own real estate in the country.
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Turkey is planning to offer citizenship to Saudi investors, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said here on Sunday.
The kingdom has made appraisals of unconventional gas potential in its northwest, Eastern Province and Empty Quarter.
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"Saudi Arabia will be the next frontier after the US, where shale and unconventional will make a significant contribution to our energy mix, especially gas."

February 21, 2015

SYRIA (177/180): Daesh is in Syria, but the Syrian regime is just as deadly. While Daesh is estimated to have murdered at least 20 reporters — dozens of Arabs don’t make headlines — the regime has killed nearly as many. Warring factions in the country have made it impossible to cover the conflict without being targeted. (AFP/File)
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More journalists have been targeted and killed than ever before. The deadliest region? The Middle East.
Saudi film festival opens despite cinema ban in the ultra conservative country! (Image: Arab News)
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Saudi film festival opens despite cinema ban in the ultra conservative country!

February 19, 2015

Aramco has been seeking to make inroads into more advanced chemicals to diversify away from its oil and basic petrochemicals businesses.
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State oil giant Saudi Aramco is talking to banks about taking a $10 billion loan for general business purposes.
Two-day meetings in Saudi's capital Thursday sought to bolster the Iraqi army against Daesh. (AFP/File)
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Two-day meetings in Saudi's capital Thursday sought to bolster the Iraqi army against Daesh.
There have been 897 confirmed MERS cases in Saudi Arabia since the coronavirus was first detected in June 2012. (AFP/File)
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There have been 897 confirmed MERS cases in Saudi Arabia since the coronavirus was first detected in June 2012.
Maisa is in love and celebrating her recent nuptials. (Image: Albawaba file)
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Maisa Moghrabi's secret is out: Moroccan starlet married in secret TWO months ago!

February 18, 2015

Saudi Arabia's terrorism tribunal confirmed Sunday the latest verdict against the human rights lawyer. (Screenshot: Twitter)
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Saudi Arabia's terrorism tribunal confirmed Sunday the latest verdict against the human rights lawyer.

February 16, 2015

The two Saudis had been found guilty of stabbing relatives, a crime punishable by death in the country. (AFP/File)
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The two Saudis had been found guilty of stabbing relatives, a crime punishable by death in the country.
Cuts follow Saudi Arabia reduced pricing to Asia last week to the lowest in at least 14 years
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Iraq and Iran cut their prices for March crude oil deliveries to Asia to the lowest in more than a decade, signalling the battle for a share of Opec’s largest market is intensifying.

February 15, 2015

The statement did not make immediately clear whether al-Mady would be leaving his post at Saudi Basic Industries Corp.
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New Saudi King Salman appointed SABIC CEO Mohamed al-Mady as the president of the country’s military industries corporation,

February 14, 2015

Saudi Arabian girls dreaming of Olympics
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Sarah Attar, one of the first female athletes to represent Saudi Arabia at the Olympic Games, has said her historic participation was not a “blip in the charts” and that it was “not an option” for the Kingdom to stop its...
Raif Badawi was arrested in 2012 for "insulting Islam." (AFP/File)
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Saudi Arabia postponed for a fifth week the flogging of the blogger Raif Badawi, AFP has reported.
According to the Saudi Foreign Ministry, Saudi Arabic closed its embassy "due to the deteriorating security and political situation in the Yemeni capital." (AFP/File)
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Saudi Arabia evacuated its embassy in Yemen on Friday amid security concerns. A number of Western embassies have recently closed as well.

February 13, 2015

Saudi women's rights activists Loujain Hathloul and Maysaa al-Amoudi were held in prison for over two months. (Twitter)
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Saudi Arabia released two women's rights activists from prison on Friday. One had been arrested for driving and the other for her social media posts.