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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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Bahrain King urges to get tougher on terror

Bahrain’s King Hamad has urged authorities to take stringent counter-terrorism measures, decisively and earnestly. "Strict measures must be expedited to confront terrorism, or else it will spread out to our lands,"

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Bahrain donates $5m for Palestinians in Gaza

His Majesty King Hamad of Bahrain has donated $5 million to support besieged Palestinians in Gaza.   He directed humanitarian aid to be urgently dispatched to them, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our

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DFMC unveils King Koil’s Silk Collection in UAE

Dubai Furniture Manufacturing Company (DFMC), a market leader in premium mattress segment in the Middle East, has re-introduced the Silk collection from King Koil in the UAE.   The I-Mattress Silk Collection rang

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Bahrain condemns terror blast that killed policeman

Bahrain's King Hamad has condemned a terror blast that killed a policeman in East Eker in the kingdom.   "The martyr of duty Mahmood Fareed is the victim of the trea

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