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Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:16:37 GMT
Sentence over, Saudi activist still in prison  -  Pakistan Today
A Saudi Arabian activist remains in prison despite completing his eight-year sentence for protesting the war in Gaza, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. The sentence against Khalid al-Umair expired on October 5, the New York-based watchdog said in a ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:14:18 GMT

Uncomfortable assumptions about security: the UK vote on support for Saudi Arabia  -  Open Democracy
“any authorisation by the UK of the transfer of weapons and related items to Saudi Arabia… in circumstances where such weapons are capable of being used in the conflict in Yemen, including to support its blockade of Yemeni territory, and in ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:51:46 GMT
Canada's FM to press Riyadh on jailed Saudi blogger  -  Middle East Online
OTTAWA - Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion will press Saudi Arabia's chief human rights official on jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, his office said Wednesday. The foreign ministry said Dion would speak on Thursday with visiting Saudi ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:34:56 GMT

ISIS leader threatens attacks in Turkey & Saudi Arabia; confident Mosul will not fall  -  RT
The IS leader also threatened to carry out multiple attacks in Saudi Arabia, targeting the Islamic kingdom's security services, government officials and, notably, members of Al Saud royal family, while accusing them of siding with countries involved in ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:23:39 GMT

Saudi congratulates Hezbollah-backed Lebanon president  -  Your Middle East
King Salman telephoned Aoun to wish him success, "stressing the kingdom of Saudi Arabia's support for Lebanon and its unity", the official Saudi Press Agency reported late Tuesday. Lebanese lawmakers elected the 81-year-old former army chief on Monday ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:11:48 GMT

Wisconsin city raises $20K to find killer of Saudi student  -  USA TODAY
News of the death of Hussain Saeed Alnahdi, 24, of Buraydah, Saudi Arabia, from injuries he received around 2 a.m. CT Sunday outside a pizza parlor two blocks from campus quickly spread overseas via social media. Saudi students said they expected the ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:02:19 GMT
Saudi Arabia can boost oil output again  -  Trend News Agency
The report said that any future OPEC deal is conditional on: 1) the relationship between Saudi and Iran: as Syria continues to be volatile and the war with Yemen lingers, geopolitics may once again trump economic rationale; 2) Saudi Arabia's fiscal ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:12 GMT
Emirates NBD release Saudi Arabia PMI: 3 November 2016  -  CPI Financial
Commenting on the Emirates NBD Saudi Arabia PMITM, Khatija Haque, Head of MENA Research at Emirates NBD, said, “The decline in the Purchasing Managers' Index in October was not unexpected, given the additional fiscal measures that came into ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 06:28:03 GMT

Saudi prince flogged in court-ordered punishment  -  DunyaNews Pakistan
RIYADH (Reuters) - A prince of Saudi Arabia's ruling Al Saud family was given lashes in a prison in Jeddah as a court-ordered punishment, a Saudi newspaper reported on Wednesday, less than a month after the kingdom executed another prince for murder.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 06:18:01 GMT
MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf may have soft tone; Saudi, UAE data weak  -  Reuters
Purchasing managers' data shows growth in Saudi Arabia's non-oil private sector slowed in October because of government austerity steps in response to low oil prices; the seasonally adjusted Emirates NBD Saudi Arabia Purchasing Managers' Index fell to ...