Saudi Arabia

January 15, 2004

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The Management Committee of the Al-Aqsa and Al-Quds Funds has endorsed an allocation of $20 million to finance educational, health and water supply projects for West Bank and Gaza residents affected b

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Saudi Refining (SRI), an affiliate of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), and Shell Oil Products US have reported that their Motiva Enterprises (Motiva) joint venture has signed a letter of

January 14, 2004

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As many as 335,000 pilgrims arrived in Saudi Arabia until Tuesday evening to perform this year's Hajj. Out of this number, 120,000 pilgrims have alrea

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The Yemeni cabinet approved on Tuesday its 2004 program, which includes detailed plans for all ministries and concerned bodies on local and central le

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Human Rights Watch said US troops had violated international rules of war by destroying civilian houses that were the suspected homes of Iraqi fighter

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Egyptian actress Eman Tukhi has announced to resign from her acting career wanting to abandon the entertainment world for good

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Saudi Aramco will hold the official inauguration of its Haradh Natural Gas and Oil Development Project on January 18, 2004.  The recently completed mega-project consists of a gas plant capable of deli

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Ex-CEO of Al-Tawfeek Company for Investment Funds and Al-Amin Bank Saleh Malaikah has announced the launch of a new bank registered as an offshore Shari'a compliant institution in Labuan, Malaysia.

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The UK’s <i>Mail on Sunday</i> newspaper has agreed to pay substantial libel damages to Saudi businessman Sheikh Khalid Bin Mahfouz, over an article published in 2002, which suggested that he was the

January 13, 2004

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Israeli authorities prevented 386 pilgrims from the Gaza Strip from traveling to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj through the Rafah Terminal on the Egyptian

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Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance Sheikh Saleh Bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh received in Riyadh on Tuesday the Chairman of

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An airplane carrying 325 pilgrims was forced to make an emergency landing Tuesday after running into "technical problems", shortly after its departure

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A US Apache attack helicopter was shot down Tuesday near the Iraqi town of Habbaniyah, some 80 kilometers west of Baghdad - the third helicopter downe

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In a bid to attract foreign investment into Saudi Arabia, the government approved a new bill on Monday, which slashes the tax rate imposed on foreign investors from 45 to 20 percent.

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The Alshaya Group has signed an agreement to lease 140,000 square feet of prime retail space, including the largest Debenhams department store in the Middle East in Mall of the Emirates.  The mall is