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May 5, 2015

Saudi Arabia has suspended all schools in the southern region of Najran, state TV reported Tuesday. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
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Saudi Arabia has suspended all schools in the southern region of Najran, state TV reported Tuesday.
Armed Yemeni tribal gunmen of the Popular Resistance Committees loyal to fugitive President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. (AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)
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A report says armed Yemeni tribesmen have taken control of four military posts in southwestern Saudi Arabia.
Yemeni children clean the streets due to the fuel shortages preventing garbage trucks from working in Sanaa, May 4, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:24 GMT
Saudi's government said it was considering a possible truce in Yemen to allow humanitarian aid through, despite pounding several positions across Sanaa on Monday.
Kabsa, a Saudi specialty. (File photo)
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A recent study by the Saudi Food and Drugs Authority has revealed that over 30% of eatery workers in Mecca and Madinah do not have health certificates.
Supporters of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi walk through the streets of Taez during clashes with Houthi militants, May 2, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Fugitive Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi has scheduled "national dialogue" talks to take place on May 17 while instability continues to ravage the country.
Southern Separatist Movement supporters in Yemen move tanks through Aden, May 3, 2015. (AFP/File)
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When you look at the implications of what is going on in the Middle East, it looks extremely ridiculous. The Sunni-Shia divide along with a few Western nations stirring it up means everyone is bombing each other in the region.

May 4, 2015

A man about to be executed in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
18:03 GMT
Five foreigners have been executed in Saudi Arabia as the rate of capital punishment surges in the kingdom.
Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Awad Asiri (center). (AFP/Joseph Eid)
08:16 GMT
Two men were arrested in connection with an assassination plot against Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Awad Asiri.
Mövenpick is one of the world's leading hoteliers. (Sunstar)
06:48 GMT
Leading Swiss hotel and resort firm Mövenpick announced the opening of a second branch in the Saudi capital of Riyadh along with Morocco's Marrakech.

May 3, 2015

It had been reported earlier that Saudi Arabia had launched a ground offensive in the city of Aden. (AFP/File)
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A Saudi-led coalition has denied that a ground offensive has been launched in Yemen's port city of Aden, Reuters has reported.
Armed tribal supporters of exiled Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi man a vehicle with an automatic rifle attached to it near the International airport in the port city of Aden, as battles against Shiite Huthi rebels continue, on May 2, 2015. (AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)
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For the first time the Saudi-led coalition has deployed ground troops in Yemen, as its airforce continues to conduct airstrikes in Sanaa.
Yemenis stand at the site of a Saudi air strike against Houthi rebels near Sanaa Airport. (AFP/File)
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The activist organization Human Rights Watch claims to have satellite evidence of Saudi Arabia using cluster munitions, also known as barrel bombs, in Yemen.
Senior Vice President Amin al-Nassar was named chief executive ‘until further notice,’ according to Aramco's statement. (Pixabay)
07:20 GMT
Aramco, the world’s biggest energy company, will be separated from the Saudi oil ministry, following a major government reshuffle.

May 2, 2015

Egypt announced in April that it would take part in major military operations with Saudi Arabia. (AFP/FIle)
13:20 GMT
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has arrived in Saudi Arabia Saturday for talks with top Saudi officials, according to a presidential spokesman.
Construction on the satellites by Lockheed Martin will begin immediately, with a targeted launch in 2018. (Wikipedia)
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Saudi Arabia seals $650m deal with Lockheed Martin and Arianespace to build and launch communications satellites for Arabsat.

May 1, 2015

The newly announced decree appoints Muhammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and replaces the KSA's long standing foreign minister, Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, with a successor. (AFP/File)
16:43 GMT
Saudi Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud slammed the Kingdom's cabinet reshuffle announcement earlier this week, terming the decision "impulsive" and calling for more dialogue.
Troops fire artillery shells towards Yemen from their post in southwestern Saudi Arabia, April 13, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Dozens of Yemeni rebels were killed along with three Saudi soldiers during border clashes overnight, the kingdom’s Defense Ministry said.
A Houthi fighter stands in front of a house destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, April 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Iran has been arming Yemen's Shia Houthi fighters since 2009 according to a confidential UN report Friday.

April 30, 2015

Thousands of Saudi leaders flowed through a palace in the Saudi capital Thursday to pledge support for the new crown prince. (Twitter)
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Thousands of Saudi leaders flowed through a palace in the Saudi capital Thursday to pledge support for the new crown prince.

April 29, 2015

Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi fled to Saudi Arabia after Shia Houthi rebels took control of much of the country in March (File-AFP)
14:07 GMT
Hadi's government prepares to join GCC.
A Houthi fighter stands in front of a property destroyed by a Saudi airstrike in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, April 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:50 GMT
Twelve civilians were killed by Houthi militants in the Yemeni city of Aden overnight Tuesday while the Saudi-led coalition continued to airstrike the region.
King Salman also appointed his son as Saudi Arabia's new defense minister. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
King Salman bin Abdulaziz announced Prince Muhammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as the heir of the throne, along with replacing the kingdom's foreign and interior ministers respectively.

April 28, 2015

The airstrike destroyed a runway and a plane at Sana'a International Airport. (AFP/File)
18:36 GMT
Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed the runway of Sanaa's main airport to prevent an Iranian plane from landing there, the Al-Arabiya television channel reported on Tuesday.
Saudi security forces have detained 93 people suspected of belonging to Daesh and stopped an attack on the US embassy, the interior ministry said Tuesday. (AFP/File)
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Saudi security forces have detained 93 people suspected of belonging to Daesh and stopped an attack on the US embassy, the interior ministry said Tuesday.
According to a statement released by civil defense officers working on the rescue operation, some 50 workers were present at the time of the collapse. (AFP/File)
07:40 GMT
Several construction workers were killed are more are still trapped after the roof of a building they were working on at a Saudi Arabian university collapsed Monday.

April 27, 2015

KSA has been a key market for growth in the Islamic banking industry.
12:58 GMT
The Islamic banking industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is set to achieve $683 billion of Shariah-compliant assets by 2019.
An army made up of Arab nations would put a further strain on the region. (AFP/File)
10:56 GMT
While some Arab countries move to establish a joint military force in the Middle East, such actions could put a further dent in the region's rocky Sunni-Shia relationship.

April 26, 2015

Riyadh’s hotel market also saw year-to-February occupancy rates remain stable at 64 per cent (File photo).
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Saudi Arabia’s hospitality market can expect to witness high levels of new supply over the next three years.
A UAE fighter jet lifts off before taking part in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Yemen.  (AFP/File)
18:32 GMT
The crash occurred Sunday during a training exercise in Saudi Arabia, killing an instructor and a student.
Concerns related to low oil prices, coupled with the more recent concerns over QFII access being delayed, have led to a significant outflow of funds from foreign investors (File photo).
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The move holds significant potential for the market’s growth and importance over the coming years, Deloitte said in a study.
Two Saudi police officers had been killed by Daesh militants at a checkpoint in April. (AFP/File)
10:26 GMT
Saudi Arabia's security forces stopped a potential terrorist attack in the kingdom by Daesh militants, according to an interior ministry spokesperson.
Armed Shia Houthi militants sit in a pick up truck in southern Sanaa, April 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:25 GMT
Saudi Arabia's military resumed a fresh round of airstrikes across the Yemeni capital of Sanaa Sunday following a one-week lull.
Yemeni children sit in a temporary shelter after fleeing Sirwah due to fighting between Houthi rebels and militiamen loyal to the country's fugitive President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, April 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
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The Yemeni conflict has been catastrophic for most of the Middle East. Bringing Saudi and Iran into a standoff, which delves into the Shia-Sunni divide, could it move towards Europe?
 Saudi Arabia has a response to the global surplus of oil: Raise output to near-record levels and then pump even more.
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The world's biggest oil exporter, having abandoned last year its role of keeping global markets in balance.

April 25, 2015

John Kerry urged the Houthis and "those who have influence over them" to enter negotiations (File-AFP)
10:33 GMT
US Secretary of State encourages Houthis to come to the negotiating table.
The Saudi authorities arrested a 23-year-old man with links to Daesh militants in Syria. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Saudi authorities have held the ISIL (Daesh) militant group responsible for the fatal shooting of two policemen in the capital, Riyadh, earlier this month.

April 24, 2015

At least 115 children have been killed and 172 injured since start of Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen, says UNICEF.  140 children have been recruited as fighters.  (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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At least 115 children have been killed and 172 injured in the Yemeni conflict since the launch of the Saudi-led airstrikes in the country, says UNICEF.

April 23, 2015

Saudi Arabia’s economy has been growing at an average rate of 6 per cent per annum (image: on file).
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The hundreds of billions of dollars that would flow into investments in Saudi Arabia once its $530 billion capital market opens up is likely to give a major boost.
Saudi Arabia had announced two days ago that it was ending airstrikes. (AFP/File)
08:01 GMT
Saudi Arabia and its allies have launched a round of new airstrikes on Yemen, AFP reported on Thursday.
Another Opec producer, the UAE, has also trimmed supplies to Asia as it diverts more oil for use at a new refinery (image: on file).
05:55 GMT
Saudi Arabia has reduced contractual crude supplies to some customers in Japan and South Korea since March by trimming the volumes of oil loaded.

April 22, 2015

Supporters of the Shiite Houthi movement take part in a demonstration in the capital Sanaa on April 22, 2015, against the Saudi-led military "Decisive Storm" air campaign targeting Houthi rebels and their allies in Yemen. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
19:10 GMT
Iran said Wednesday two of its warships had reached the Gulf of Aden a day after the Saudi-led coalition announced the end of its air campaign.
Fresh strikes came hours after the announced end of Saudi's air campaign against the Houthis Tuesday night and as the US warned Iran against sending weapons to the Houthis. (AFP/File)
10:44 GMT
Renewed strikes targeted new positions in Yemen's third largest city of Taez Wednesday, just hours after the announced end to their operation "Operation Decisive Storm."
The Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC) said that it feared that raising of the Saudization rate at this time would have a negative impact on the job market as companies.
08:12 GMT
The Ministry of Labor clarified on Sunday that it has not issued any new regulations with regard to limiting expatriates’ stay in the Kingdom.