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Saudi king swears in new ministers, replacing those detained
by Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy - November 6, 2017 - 10:51pm
Saudi King Salman on yesterday swore in new officials to take over from a powerful prince and former minister believed to be detained in a large-scale sweep that has shocked the country and upended longstanding traditions...
Russian envoy visits Saudi Arabia for Syria, Gulf talks
by Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy - September 10, 2017 - 8:33pm
The Saudi king and Russia's foreign minister met in Saudi Arabia on yesterday ahead of a possible visit by the monarch to Russia next month.
France, Saudi Arabia deepen alliance with 10B euros in deals
by Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy - October 13, 2015 - 6:00pm
France has signed deals worth 10 billion euros ($11.4 billion) with Saudi Arabia, said French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on yesterday, underscoring the shared foreign policy stances that have helped deepen the two...
Egypt's president in Saudi Arabia for talks with new king
by Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy - March 2, 2015 - 3:45am
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi visited Saudi Arabia on yesterday for his first policy meeting with the country's king ahead of a conference aimed at shoring up financial support from wealthy Gulf states...
First beheading under new Saudi king stirs attention
by Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy - January 27, 2015 - 7:01am
Saudi Arabia on yesterday executed a man convicted of raping several girls in a case that has captured the kingdom's attention and marks the first beheading carried out under the newly enthroned King Salman.
Saudi to dig into reserves for 2015 budget
by Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy - December 26, 2014 - 3:15am
Saudi Arabia's Cabinet on Thursday endorsed a 2015 budget that projects a slight increase in spending and a significant drop in revenues due to sliding oil prices, resulting in a nearly $39 billion deficit.
Saudi women drive in protest with little problem
by Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy - October 27, 2013 - 6:22am
More than 60 women across Saudi Arabia claimed they drove cars yesterday in defiance of a ban keeping them from getting behind the wheel, facing little protest by police in their push for easing restrictions on women...
Saudi women in top council want debate on driving
by Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy - October 10, 2013 - 5:10am
Saudi women on the ultraconservative kingdom's top advisory council have called for a discussion on the sensitive issue of allowing women to drive, a move that could embolden reformers pushing to lift the ban. ...
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