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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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Kerry briefs Gulf leaders on Iran nuke talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry met Saudi Arabia's king and Gulf Arab foreign ministers in Riyadh on Thursday to reassure them that a possible nuclear deal with old adversary Iran would not damage their interests. Kerry arriv

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Saudi King names Sabic CEO defence industries boss

New Saudi King Salman appointed Sabic CEO Mohamed Al-Mady as the president of the country's military industries corporation, a royal decree published on the state news agency SPA said on Saturday. The statement did not make im

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Saudi King names Sabic CEO defence industries boss

New Saudi King Salman appointed Sabic CEO Mohamed Al-Mady as the president of the country's military industries corporation, a royal decree published on the state news agency SPA said on Saturday. The statement did not make im

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Saudi king reshuffles cabinet; veterans stay

Saudi Arabia's new King Salman has ordered a lavish payout to all state employees and reshuffled some top government jobs while keeping in place the oil, foreign, finance, defence and interior ministers. The top oil exporter w

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Aramco gets plot to build stadium in Madinah

Oil company Saudi Aramco has been given a site in Madinah covering an area of 2.7 million sq m to build a stadium as per the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, a report said. Aramco will issue all the nec

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Qatar Emir says steps taken to end GCC rift

Qatar's Emir told Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah this week his country had done everything it could to resolve a dispute over Doha's links with Islamist groups, but the monarch appeared unconvinced, a Gulf security source said on Tuesd

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Saudi king warns of terrorism threat to US, Europe

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said terrorism would soon spread to Europe and the US unless it is quickly dealt with in the Middle East, the Saudi state news agency reported late on Friday. The king made the statement during a r

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Saudi king names new spy chief as Iraq crisis spreads

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has appointed Prince Khaled bin Bandar as head of intelligence three months after his predecessor, who was in charge of efforts to support Syrian rebels against President Bashar al-Assad, was sacked.

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Saudi King vows to crush militancy

Saudi King Abdullah, in a Ramadan message on Saturday, vowed to crush Islamist militants threatening the kingdom, the state news agency reported, saying the world's top oil exporter would not tolerate "a band of terrorists".

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