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Phone Call Between Saudi Crown Prince, Qatar's Emir Sparks Media Row

Saudi Arabia and Qatar appear to be engaging in diplomacy-by-megaphone Date : September 10, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ VoA CAIRO - Saudi Arabia says it has suspended dialogue with Qatar to resolve an ongoing conflict with its Gulf neighbors, following a fresh row over a phone conversation between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. Saudi Arabia claims the Qatari News Agency misrepresented the substance of the call. Saudi Arabia and Qatar appear to be engaging in diplomacy-by-megaphone once again, as the media of both states wrangle over a phone call ...Full Story

POLITICS

Phone Call Between Saudi Crown Prince, Qatar's Emir Sparks Media Row

Date : September 10, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ VoA Saudi Arabia and Qatar appear to be engaging in diplomacy-by-megaphone CAIRO - Saudi Arabia says it has suspended dialogue with Qatar to resolve an ongoing conflict with its Gulf neighbors, following a fresh row over a phone conversation between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Qatar's Emir ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Saudi’s investment arm pouring in $3.5 billion in Uber

Date : June 2, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Investment has come from unexpected quarters RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - In a twist of fate for San Francisco-based private technology firm, Uber - investment has come from unexpected quarters after Saudi Arabia decided to pour in investments worth $3.5 billion.> Big News Network ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Binladin Group projects to be reviewed after crane crash

Date : September 18, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Company meets safety standards RIYADH - The Saudi Arabian government will review the Saudi Binladin Group's (SBG) ongoing projects in the wake of last week's Makkah crane disaster to ensure the company meets safety standards, a senior Saudi official said on ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

As holy month of Ramadan ends, Muslims across the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr with prayers for peace

Date : June 26, 2017 Reporter : BNN Eid-al-Fitr, or the festival of breaking the fast RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Muslims around the world marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan on Saturday and started the festival of Eid-al-Fitr offering prayers for peace. > BNN Eid-al-Fitr, or the festival of breaking the fast ...Full Story

HISTORY

Saudi King Abdullah dead at 90

Date : January 23, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet The new king is Crown Prince Salman King Abdullah ibn Abdilazīz of Saudi Arabia, known in the kingdom as the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, has died at an age of 90, state TV said early Friday. Saudi television cut to Koranic verses early on Friday, which often ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Saudi Arabia swaps prisoners with Houthis amid lull in fighting

Date : March 10, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Exchanged prisoners with its Houthi opponents RIYADH Saudi Arabia has handed over seven Houthi prisoners in exchange for a captured officer - as part of measures aimed at ending Yemen's year-long war.> Big News Network Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Saudi Arabia joins UN in evacuating civilians and diplomats from Yemen

Date : March 29, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet The Houthi rebels are backed by Iran RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia has sent its navy to Yemen to evacuate dozens of its own and foreign diplomats from Yemen's southern city of Aden. The evacuation comes after a third night of airstrikes by a Saudi-led ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Turkey, Saudi Arabia to mull Syrian crisis

Date : February 26, 2015 Reporter : Trend Saudi Arabia visit of Turkish President February.26, By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend: Regional issues will be discussed during the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Saudi Arabia, Anadolu agency reported on Feb.26. Turkish president will pay a visit to ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Middle East tensions to support oil prices in near term

Date : April 3, 2015 Reporter : Trend Recent developments in the Middle East region April 2 By Aygun Badalova - Trend: Recent developments in the Middle East region are likely to support global oil prices in the near term, analysts from the US JP Morgan bank believe. “Since the Iraqi crisis in 1H2014, ...Full Story

TRAVEL

Two Saudi women drivers to be tried in terrorism court

Date : December 26, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet The women were brought to the court not for breaking the ban DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - In a surprisingly shocking move, Saudi authorities have sent two women, who were earlier detained for nearly a month after defying a ban on female drivers, to a counterterrorism court. Loujain ...Full Story

SPORTS

Saudi women's Olympic judo bout over in 82 seconds

Date : August 9, 2012 Reporter : Angola Press On the mat, the Saudi looked tentative and cautious on her feet     LONDON — It was over in little more than a minute, but it will go down as one of the most memorable moments of the London Games. A young Saudi judo fighter's decisive defeat on the mat Friday is being ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Saudi Cleric Says Women Are not Required to Wear Hijab

Date : December 7, 2014 Reporter : moroccoworldnews.com Can use Makeup Rabat - A new fatwa  (islamic Law) against wearing Hijab has been issued last week by a Saudi Cleric who said that “Islam doesn’t require women to wear veil,” adding that women can put makeup on, take pictures for ...Full Story

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