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May 24, 2015

A $100 billion city to be built from scratch in Saudi Arabia will be completed by 2035 to serve as a commercial hub for countries on the Red Sea.
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A $100 billion city to be built from scratch in Saudi Arabia will be completed by 2035 to serve as a commercial hub for countries on the Red Sea.
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Fitness Time has been chosen as the official partner of FC Barcelona in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Under the partnership agreement reached between the two sides...
Shams is as famous for her war of words as she is for her music! (Twitter)
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Will the two Gulf stars bury the hatchet now that Shams has bestowed her forgiveness on Ahlam?
Bonki Rushdi Tojikiston decided to move towards Islamic banking in October 2014. (Pixabay)
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BRT in Tajikistan looks to Saudi-based ICD, an arm of the Islamic Development Bank, in their move towards a shariah compliant financial system.
A Saudi man reacts following a blast inside a mosque, in the mainly Shiite Saudi Gulf coastal town of Qatif, 400 kms east of Riyadh, on May 22, 2015.  (AFP/Husein Radwan)
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Saudi Arabia's official press agency claims the suspect, Saleh al-Qashaami, was already wanted by Saudi security agencies.

May 23, 2015

The report stated that the offer was turned down for unspecified reasons. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Saudi Arabia rejected an offer by Israel to supply it with Iron Dome rocket defense technology, according to a London-based Arab newspaper.

May 22, 2015

Locals examine the damage to Imam Ali mosque in Qatif, Saudi Arabia following a Friday suicide bomb attack that left at least 15 dead.  (AFP/File)
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In an online statement, Daesh militants claimed Friday's deadly suicide bombing attack on a Shiite mosque in Qatif. At least 15 were killed, sources say.
People inspect damage following a string of Daesh-claimed attacks in March on Shiite mosques in Yemen's capital Sanaa. Friday's attack injured 13, say security sources.  (AFP/File)
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Security sources say the bombs were planted before Friday prayers, two of the 13 people are in critical condition.
A Yemeni man observes the damage following a Saudi-led coalition airstrike near Sanaa's airport.  (AFP/File)
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Friday morning airstrikes targeted Houthi positions around Yemen's capital, residents say.
At least 30 people were injured during the attack in Qatif province. (AFP/File)
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At least 15 people are believed to have been killed by a suicide bomber after explosives were detonated at a Shia mosque during Friday prayers in Saudi Arabia.
Doctors and medical staff treat wounded Yemenis at Al-Sadaqa hospital in the port city of Aden, May 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Houthi rebels in Yemen demanded an end to Saudi airstrikes as a condition to participate in UN-brokered peace talks.
A general view shows muslim pilgrims praying at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Mecca. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
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The governor disclosed his plans for massive development in the region.

May 21, 2015

A Yemeni man walks amidst the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led air strike on a residential area last month, in the capital Sanaa, on May 18, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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According to local officials, Saudi mortal shells hit a humanitarian aid office, killing five Ethiopian refugees.
A handout picture released by the Jordanian Royal Palace on Aug. 14, 2014, shows King Abdullah II meeting with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud in the Red Sea port of Jeddah. (AFP/File)
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The Saudi Development Fund board of directors is scheduled to discuss Jordan's request for a longterm, low-interest loan at a meeting next month.
Supporters of Yemen's Houthi movement attend a rally in Sanaa, May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Shia Houthis in Yemen said they would back UN-hosted peace talks while Saudi-led forces continue to strike the country.

May 20, 2015

Rival factions in Yemen will restart political consultations May 28 in Geneva. (AFP/File)
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Rival factions in Yemen will restart political consultations May 28 in Geneva.
Clashes on the Saudi border are occurring more frequently as the war in Yemen rages on. (AFP/File)
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A Saudi border guard named Hassan Someili was killed in clashes with Yemen's Houthi fighters.
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Mothanna Anbar is one of the uncovered musical gems that Saudi Arabia has to offer.
Typical! In Saudi Arabia, most people were curious about the cost of a camel. In fact, the highest price paid for a camel in the Gulf Kingdom was $800,000. But surely a budget option is also available.
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From camels to Lamborghinis, what are people in the Middle Eastern looking to buy? Google away!
Young Yemeni supporters of the Shiite Houthi movement hold weapons during a march in the capital Sanaa in protest to the Saudi-led military operations against positions held by them and their allies, on May 18, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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From March 26 until May 12 the number of registered injuries is twice as high as the death toll.
A Yemeni woman walks through the rubble of houses destroyed by a Saudi airstrike from last month, May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Over half a million people in Yemen have been displaced by the ongoing conflict, a spokesperson for the UNHCR said Tuesday.

May 19, 2015

Saudi Arabia's job description might make you squirm. (Twitter)
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The country's job description might make you squirm.
A Yemeni girl inspects a damaged car in a residential area that was destroyed by Saudi-led air strike last month, in the capital Sanaa, on May 18, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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Witnesses reported smoke rising from the son of President Saleh's house in southern Sanaa.
Yemeni children hold weapons during a Shia Houthi rally in the capital Sanaa, May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Saudi fighter jets pounded the Yemeni capital of Sanaa Tuesday for the first time since the five-day ceasefire between both countries expired.
Saudi aid to Egypt represented nearly 2.3 percent of Egypt's GDP. (Shutterstock)
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The IMF has released a report with details of the direct aid given to Arab nations by Saudi Arabia.

May 18, 2015

The cold sore of football hooliganism
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After a long season, the Saudi football scene is coming to an end for the year. The professional league has just finished and there are few games remaining in the King’s championship.
French soldiers patrol in Paris, January 14, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Eleven people have been detained in connection with an ambush of a Saudi prince's diplomatic convoy in Paris last year, the prosecutor's office said Monday.
The Saudi-Pakistan talks come amid the P5+1 negotiations over Iran's nuclear program. (AFP/File)
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Saudi Arabia and Pakistan reportedly held talks over the purchase of nuclear weapons, a senior US official told The Sunday Times.
Counterfeit goods have become a growing problem in GCC nations. (AFP/File)
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An NGO has teamed up with the Arabian Anti-Piracy Alliance to combat counterfeit goods across the GCC.
The official said Iran is still likely to request the oil reduction but has low expectations for the next meeting in June. (AFP/File)
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The official said Iran is still likely to request the oil reduction but has low expectations for the next meeting in June.
D&B Business Optimism Index survey showed mixed results across various business sectors in Saudi. (AFP/File)
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Following the release of the D&B Business Optimism Index survey in Saudi Arabia for Q2, it seems hope in business has dropped slightly. But why?
Supporters of Yemen's Southern Separatist Movement gather in the port city of Aden, as battles against Shiite Houthi rebels continue, on May 17, 2015. (AFP/Saleh Obeidi)
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Airstrikes have resumed in Aden after Yemen's five-day humanitarian truce expired.

May 17, 2015

The country's residents laugh off those stereotypes, and let you laugh too. (All photos/Twitter)
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The country's residents laugh off those stereotypes, and let you laugh too.
The General Court in Riyadh.  Saudi Arabia on Sunday beheaded a Pakistani national convicted of smuggling heroin, bringing the total executions in 2015 to 84.  (AFP/File)
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Saudi Arabia beheaded a Pakistani national convicted of drug smuggling, bring the number of executions in 2015 to 84.
Displaced Yemeni children receive aid from UNICEF, the UN children's agency.  The UN envoy to Yemen Sunday called for an extension to the five-day humanitarian truce in the country.  (AFP/File)
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UN Yemen envoy speaks out at talks in Riyadh, calling on extension of five-day ceasefire set to expire Sunday.

May 16, 2015

Clashes claim lives in Yemen's third city Taiz despite five-day humanitarian ceasefire, set to end Sunday.  (AFP/Taha Saleh)
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Clashes claim lives in Yemen's third city despite five-day humanitarian ceasefire, set to end Sunday.

May 15, 2015

By now we know Yemen is in chaos, but last week's video shows you what that looks like. (AFP/File)
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Watch what happens when a Saudi airstrike hits a building full of ammunition.
Yemeni men gather outside a shop during the five-day ceasefire with the Saudi-led coalition, May 14, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Special UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed urged both Saudi Arabia and Yemen to respect the five-day humanitarian ceasefire.
US President Barack Obama sits with GCC leaders at Camp David in Maryland, May 14. 2015. (AFP/File)
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Gulf countries were seeking assurances from Barack Obama regarding Iran and Daesh during a two-day summit at Camp David Thursday.

May 14, 2015

The ceasefire will allow humanitarian aid to reach those caught in the crossfire. (AFP/File)
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Yemeni officials, speak anonymously, stated that a Saudi-led coalition helicopter fired a truck transporting Houthi weapons in Saada province.
Saudi energy experts have stressed the need to curb power consumption and seek renewable sources.
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Saudi energy experts have stressed the need to curb power consumption and seek renewable sources.
US President Barack Obama welcomes the emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah to the White House in Washington, DC, on May 13, 2015. Obama is hosting leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to allay their fears over a potential nuclear deal with Iran and to discuss regional security issues. (AFP/Nicholas Kamm)
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As the United State's Arab allies prepare to convene for meetings at Camp David this week, one must wonder how the American President will play the new Arab world order.
Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rahman Bin Nasser
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A Saudi prince has been banned from entering stadiums for one year following his alleged involvement in an altercation at the end of a crucial match in the Saudi league.
A 74-year-old Saudi man died of the virus Tuesday, rising the total number of fatalities to 431 in the kingdom since 2012. (AFP/File)
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A 74-year-old Saudi man died of the virus Tuesday, rising the total number of fatalities to 431 in the kingdom since 2012.

May 13, 2015

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (C) walks out to receive Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum, ruler of Dubai (unseen) upon his arrival to attend the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Riyadh on May 5, 2015. (AFP/Fayez Nureldine)
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Saudi Arabia has committed to giving Yemen $540 million in aid.
Despite calls for relief from the pressure of rising living costs, many employers in the UAE are still reluctant to increase staff allowances this year.
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Despite calls for relief from the pressure of rising living costs, many employers in the UAE are still reluctant to increase staff allowances this year.
Smoke billows following an air-strike by Saudi-led coalition on May 11, 2015, in the capital Sanaa.(AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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Eyewitnesses told media outlests that a tank run by Shiite Houthi militants had opened fire on positions held by army troops loyal to embattled President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.

May 12, 2015

A Yemeni child lies in a hospital bed after being injured by a Saudi airstrike a day before in Sanaa, May 12, 2015. (AFP/File)
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A humanitarian ceasefire between the Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels in Yemen took hold Tuesday at 20:00 GMT.
Smoke billows following an air-strike by Saudi-led coalition on a Houthi-controlled army camp on May 12, 2015, in the capital Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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Just hours before the proposed ceasefire, the Saudi-led coalition conducted airstrikes in the western Yemeni province of al-Hudaydah.
The Iranian Red Crescent delivered a shipment of aid to Yemen on March 31, 2015. (AFP/File)
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A cargo ship that departed Iran for Yemen on Monday will be protected by Iranian warships, Reuters reported. According to Iran, the ship carries humanitarian aid and a team of doctors.
Yemeni men carry an injured photographer following air strikes on the residence of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh on May 10, 2015, in the capital Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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The causalities make it one of the highest death tolls in a single day since the conflict started.
Civilians leave a besieged district of Homs. (AFP/File)
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Motorbikes rigged with explosives detonated in predominately Alawite neighborhoods in the central Syrian province.
Saudi King Salman meets with US President Barack Obama at the Erga Palace in Riyadh on Jan. 27, 2015. (AFP/Saul Loeb)
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Manifestations of Saudi and Israeli unhappiness with US policy toward Iran have not brought about any major changes in its strategy.
Smoke rises from burning buildings following a Saudi airstrike in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, May 11, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Saudi fighter jets continued to carry out airstrikes against Houthi targets across Yemen, hours before the ceasefire was due to take place.

May 11, 2015

Powerful explosions shook Sanaa on Monday after airstrikes from the Saudi-led coalition struck a rebel arms depot. (Twitter)
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Powerful explosions shook Sanaa on Monday after airstrikes from the Saudi-led coalition struck a rebel arms depot.
Only two of the six Gulf nations invited to Camp David will be sending delegates for the US president's discussion on Iran negotiations. (AFP/File)
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Only two of the six Gulf nations invited to Camp David will be sending delegates for the US president's discussion on Iran negotiations.
Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef was appointed as the successor to the new Saudi king Jan. 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman has pulled out of a summit planned for later this week between US President Barack Obama and Gulf leaders.
Yemeni families walk on a beach in Aden's Tawahi neighborhood, while civilians try to escape fighting, May 6, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Civilians in the Yemeni city of Aden awaited the anticipated ceasefire between Saudi Arabia and Houthis following a week of aerial bombardment and clashes.
Yemeni men stand on a street as smoke billows following reported air strikes on the residence of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh on May 10, 2015, in the capital Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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Saudi forces and Houthi rebels exchanged heavy artillery and rocket fire on the Yemen border a day before a ceasefire is expected to begin.
The F-16 fighter jet was allegedly carrying out an air raid. (AFP/File)
10:36 GMT
The war plane went missing over Yemen after participating in a Saudi-led airstrike.
Officials meet at the Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Riyadh on May 5, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Officials of the Gulf Cooperation Council agreed to continue with plans to add a value-added tax in their six nations, suggesting low oil prices may be behind the new support for the potential reform.
The DHL facility in Milan. (DPDHL)
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DHL has opened a $20.2 million logistics center in Riyadh's King Khalid International Airport.
Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition bombed Saleh's house in central Sanaa following a night of intensive strikes against Shiite rebel positions, witnesses said. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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The F-16 fighter jet, which was a part of the Saudi-led coalition conducting airstrikes on Yemen, went missing at 6pm on May 10th.