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Saudi King extends Eid holidays by a week

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued directives extending the Eid Al Fitr holiday by one week, Saudi Press Agency announced on Wednesday.   The Saudi leader directed the Eid holiday to run until Jul

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Saudi sacks labour minister, announces key Shoura revamp

In a major move, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has appointed Ali bin Nasser Al Ghafis as the new labour minister replacing Mufrej Al Haqabani and also revamped the kingdom’s top consultative body Shoura Council with key appointments, i

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Saudi sacks labour minister, announces key Shoura revamp

In a major move, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has appointed Ali bin Nasser Al Ghafis as the new labour minister replacing Mufrej Al Haqabani and also revamped the kingdom’s top consultative body Shoura Council with key appointments, i

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Saudi King leaves country on holiday

Saudi Arabia's King Salman left the country on holiday on Thursday and appointed the crown prince to manage the kingdom's affairs in his absence, state news agency SPA reported. The statement did not say how long King Salm

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Saudi plans spending cuts, reforms to reduce deficit

Saudi Arabia, its finances hit by low oil prices, announced plans to shrink a record state budget deficit with spending cuts, reforms to energy subsidies and a drive to raise revenues from taxes and privatisation. The 2016 budget,

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Govt to raise efficiency of public spending: Saudi king

Saudi Arabia will seek to diversify its sources of income and improve the efficiency of government spending as it strives to reduce its dependence on oil revenue, which has plunged since last year, King Salman said on Wednesday. &

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Saudi King Salman orders over $8bn investments in Egypt

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered the kingdom to help meet Egypt's petroleum needs for the next five years, Saudi state news agency SPA reported. He also ordered that Saudi investments in Egypt be more than 30 billion

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Saudi Arabia welcomes Iran nuclear deal

Saudi Arabia is satisfied with assurances from US President Barack Obama about the Iran nuclear deal and believes the agreement will contribute to security and stability in the Middle East, a senior Saudi official said on Friday.

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Saudi King vows to punish people behind attack

Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Sunday he was "heartbroken" over a suicide bombing at a Shi'ite mosque in the kingdom that killed 21 people, state news agency SPA reported, a conciliatory statement as sectarian strife intens

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Air strikes hit Houthi military convoy in Yemen

Saudi-led air forces attacked a convoy of Houthi armoured vehicles, tanks and military trucks travelling on the coastal road from the Arabian Sea town of Shaqra towards Aden in southern Yemen, residents said. The Iranian-backed Sh

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