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Saudi Arabia busts four cells with suspected links to Islamic State

Saudi authorities have dismantled four cells with suspected links to the Islamic State extremist militia, a security official said on Thursday. Spokesman...

Two Saudi sailors killed in Yemen rebel attack on warship

Two Saudi sailors were killed and three injured when forces loyal to Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked a warship patrolling off the Yemeni coast, a Saudi-led...

Yemeni jailed for 21 years in Saudi for insulting Islam and monarchy

A Saudi court has sentenced a Yemeni resident of the kingdom to 21 years imprisonment for questioning and insulting tenets of the Islamic faith and insulting...

Two suspected militants killed in Saudi police raid

Saudi authorities said that two "dangerous terrorists" with suspected linked to the Islamic State extremist militia were killed Saturday in a police raid in...

Saudi Arabia executes royal prince for murder

A prince from the Saudi royal family was executed on Tuesday for murdering a man during a brawl in the capital Riyadh, the Interior Ministry announced. The...

Saudi Arabia turns to Gregorian calendar to shore up finances

Saudi Arabia on Sunday shifted to the Gregorian or Western calendar as a basis for paying civil servants as part of an austerity package. Saudi Arabia, the...

Saudi Arabia says seven killed in rocket attack from Yemen

Four Saudi citizens and three foreign residents of the kingdom have been killed in a cross-border rocket attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels, the official Saudi...

Report: Saudis promise to help Germany with attack investigations

The Saudi government has offered its support for the investigations into two terrorist attacks in Germany last month, according to a Spiegel magazine report...

Seven Saudi soldiers killed in Yemen border attack

Seven Saudi soldiers have been killed in border attacks by Yemeni "militias," a Saudi-led military coalition that backs the Yemeni government said on Sunday...

Number of executions in Saudi Arabia crosses 100 this year

Four men were executed in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said, taking the total number of executions so far this year in the kingdom to 102...

Report: Three Saudi men arrested while hunting Pokemon at airport

Three Saudi men were arrested while playing the popular mobile phone game Pokemon Go at an airport in the kingdom, the Saudi online newspaper Almowaten...

Saudi king vows to hit back at extremists after Medina suicide attack

Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday vowed to strike back at those leading the country's youth astray, a day after three suicide attacks in the Kingdom, one...

Four killed as suicide bomber hits near Islam's second-holiest site

Four police officers were killed late Monday when a suicide bomber blew himself up near the Prophet's Mosque in Medina, the second most sacred site in the...

Suicide bomber blows himself up near Prophet's Mosque in Medina

A suicide bomber blew himself up Monday night near the Prophet's Mosque in Medina, one of Islam's holiest sites, in the third such attack of the day in Saudi...

Suicide bomb explodes near US consulate in western Saudi Arabia

A suicide bomber blew himself up outside the US consulate in Jeddah, western Saudi Arabia, early Monday, killing himself and injuring two consular security...

Obama: US and Gulf allies united in fight to destroy Islamic State

President Barack Obama said Thursday that the United States and its Gulf allies were united in the war against the Islamic State extremist militia. "We...

Obama and Gulf allies discuss regional security, Islamic State

US President Barack Obama was meeting with Gulf allies in Saudi Arabia on Thursday to discuss regional security and the fight against the Islamic State...

Fire at Saudi petrochemical plant kills 12

A fire erupted Saturday in a petrochemical plant in eastern Saudi Arabia, killing 12 workers, a local official said. Eleven others were injured in the blaze...

Saudi Arabia orders citizens to avoid Lebanon, Emirates follows suit

Saudi Arabia has urged its citizens to leave Lebanon, broadcaster al-Arabiya reported Tuesday, amid a worsening row between the two governments over Iran....

Saudi Arabia puts 30 on trial for spying for Iran

Saudi Arabia is putting 30 people on trial on charges of allegedly spying for Iran, media reported Monday. Those facing trial include an Afghan and Iranian...

Saudi Arabia halts military aid to Lebanon over militia concerns

Saudi Arabia announced Friday that it was halting a 4-billion-dollar military aid programme for Lebanon, saying it was concerned about money ending up in the...

Man shoots dead six in Saudi Arabia

A Saudi man opened fire with a machine gun after storming an education office in the kingdom's south-western province of Jizan, killing six employees, state...

Saudi Arabia should end tensions, says Iranian foreign minister

 The Saudis should "come to their senses" and end tensions with Iran, the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Friday. Saudi Arabia ended...

Syrian opposition: no talks if "third party" invited

The Syrian opposition alliance formed to take part in peace talks in Geneva next week will not participate if any "third party" is invited, its coordinator...

Saudis threaten new measures in row with Iran

Saudi Arabia on Saturday said it was considering new steps against Iran amid a sharp dispute between the two regional rivals. “Saudi Arabia is looking into...

Saudi Arabian allies sever, downgrade diplomatic ties with Iran

Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Sudan followed ally Saudi Arabia's lead in severing or downgrading ties with Iran as regional tensions escalate...

Bahrain follows Saudi Arabia in severing diplomatic ties with Iran

The Gulf kingdom of Bahrain severed diplomatic ties with Iran on Monday, hours after neighbouring Saudi Arabia broke off relations with Tehran. The Bahraini...

One dead as Saudi police attacked in executed cleric's hometown

A civilian was killed and an 8-year-old child injured when gunmen opened fire on police in the hometown of executed Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr, Saudi police...

Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Iran amid heightened tensions

Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with Iran on Sunday and ordered Iranian diplomats to leave the country amid tensions between the two regional powers over...

Saudi-Iran tensions grow over leading Shiite cleric's execution

Tensions grew Sunday between Saudi Arabia and its regional rival Iran, a day after Riyadh executed a prominent Shiite cleric, angering the region's Shiites...
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