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Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz. [AFP]
10:12 GMT

Billionaire Saudi businessman Alwaleed bin Talal has admitted to the kingdom’s support for the IS terrorists who fight against the Iraqi and Syrian governments.

French President Francois Hollande walks with Saudi Crown Prince and Defence Minister Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud before a meeting in Paris, September 1, 2014 (AFP/File)
09:57 GMT

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Defense, Prince Salman, said the military would continue to protect Islam's holiest sites from potential attacks.

October 22, 2014

One-year dollar/Saudi riyal forwards jumped to 90.0 points, their highest level since a peak of 91.50 points hit in March 2011.
11:44 GMT

The dollar demand had pushed the Saudi riyal’s spot rate unusually far beyond its peg of 3.75 against the dollar.

The accused terror cell members had planned to attack U.S. forces in Kuwait (U.S. Central Command file photo).
10:18 GMT

The individuals had planned to attack U.S. military personnel in Qatar and Kuwait.

October 20, 2014

 North America's shale boom has started to squeeze Saudi oil out of the US market,
23:21 GMT

Saudi crude exports fell in August for the fourth month in a row to their lowest levels in three years.

The two governments signed the neutral zone agreement almost 50 years ago.
04:55 GMT

A Kuwaiti oil trade union on Sunday condemned the unilateral closure by Saudi Arabia of an offshore oilfield jointly operated by the Arab neighbours

October 19, 2014

The Houthis captured Tawwal border crossing in Hajjah Province on Saturday. They also took control of Wagha region in the same province. (AFP/File)
12:27 GMT

Shiite Houthi fighters have taken control of a crossing along Yemen's northern border with Saudi Arabia.

“The main terminal is fairly lackluster. It isn’t overly clean, crowds can be a problem, and the services for travelers are in short supply."
12:02 GMT

An international website specializing in airport services has ranked King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah among the worst airports in the world with regard to services

Hassan Farhan al-Maliki has been arrested, according to media reports. (Image: Fars News Agency)
11:40 GMT

Hassan Farhan al-Maliki has called for putting an end to what he describes as discrimination against Shi'a Muslims in Saudi Arabia.

Yemeni protesters demonstrate outside the Saudi embassy in Sana'a against the death sentence of Shi'a cleric and anti-government protest leader Nimr al-Nimr on Oct. 18. (AFP/ Mohammed Huwais)
08:04 GMT

Sheikh Nimr, who has repeatedly criticized the lack of basic freedoms in Saudi Arabia, was sentenced to death last week.

October 17, 2014

Euro Disney has a debt of about 1.7 billion euros
01:44 GMT

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal will join a financial bailout of the money-losing Euro Disney theme park, his Kingdom Holding Co said Tuesday.

The majority of these children were Egyptians, Syrians, Burmese and from the African continent.
00:46 GMT

The member said education authorities needed to find a solution to the problem because “education is a basic human right for everyone, whether they are a citizen or foreigner living in the Kingdom.”

October 16, 2014

Dira square in Riyadh where public executions are sometimes carried out (AFP/File)
16:01 GMT

The prominent Shia cleric Nimr Baqir al-Nimr has been sentenced to death for allegedly encouraging protests in Saudi Arabia, his family said.

During the “Laish Hip-Hop?” session at Lund University. (Image: Arab News)
07:34 GMT

Lund University students were treated to a special seminar on Arabic hip hop this month!

October 14, 2014

The attacker is believed to be a Saudi national who was born in the U.S. (File/AFP)
18:46 GMT

An American citizen was shot dead while another injured by an gunman in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh Tuesday. The attacker is now being held by security forces.