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Saudi king replaces housing minister

Saudi Arabia's King Salman replaced the housing minister late on Wednesday, a day after pledging to speed efforts to end a shortage of homes in his first address to the nation since becoming monarch in late January. "Reli

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Saudi king replaces housing minister

Saudi Arabia's King Salman replaced the housing minister late on Wednesday, a day after pledging to speed efforts to end a shortage of homes in his first address to the nation since becoming monarch in late January. "Reli

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Bahrain’s commitment to an ‘inclusive society’ reiterated

His Majesty King Hamad has reiterated Bahrain's commitment to an inclusive society in which all people are represented. Speaking as he received representatives of Bahrain's expatriate communities, he pledged that the kingd

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Saudi King aims for new Sunni bloc vs Iran, IS

Saudi Arabia is pushing for Sunni Muslim Middle East countries to set aside differences over political Islam and focus on what it sees as more urgent threats from Iran and Islamic State. Its new monarch, King Salman, has used summ

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Oil jumps as Saudi king's death feeds uncertainty

Oil prices jumped in Asian trading today (January 23) as news of the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah added to uncertainty in energy markets already facing some of the biggest shifts in decades. Abdullah died early on Fri

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Saudi King Abdullah dies, new ruler is Salman

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died early today (January 23) and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world's top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam said in an official statement. King Salman has named hi

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King says Saudi to deal with weak oil challenge with 'firm will'

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said the world's top oil exporter would deal "with a firm will" with the challenge posed by lower oil prices in a speech read on his behalf by Crown Prince Salman an

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Saudi King’s scholarship programme candidates announced

More than 10,400 scholars who have met the acceptance to the 10th class of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Scholarship Program were announced recently in Saudi Arabia, according to a report. The group

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King Abdullah approves $13bn pilgrim city in Madinah

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has instructed the finance ministry to implement the massive SR50-billion ($13.32 billion) pilgrim city project in Madinah to further improve services provided to pilgrims. Work on the first phase

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$49m revamp for Corniche planned in Bahrain

The King Faisal Corniche in Manama, Bahrain is set for a major BD19 million ($49.7 million) facelift. Deputy Premier Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa will lay the foundation stone for the project, said a report in the Gulf

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