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Syria warns Saudis against incursion, says will be resisted

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BEIRUT Syria will see any incursion on its territory as an act of aggression, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Saturday, days after Saudi Arabia announced it was ready to send in ground troops.

Iran mocks Saudi offer to send ground troops to Syria

DUBAI The head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard said on Saturday Saudi Arabia lacked the courage to go through with a plan to send ground troops to Syria, and warned they would be wiped out if they went in.

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Bahrain says ready to commit ground forces to Syria

DUBAI Bahrain is ready to commit ground troops to Syria as part of a U.-S.-led coalition against Islamic State, the Gulf island state said on Friday, a day after its larger neighbour and close ally Saudi Arabia announced a similar pledge.

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White House welcomes Saudi announcement on fighting Islamic State

WASHINGTON The White House said on Friday it welcomed Saudi Arabia's announcement that it was prepared to ramp up its commitment to fighting Islamic State in Syria.

World, 05 Feb 2016

Saudi says ready to take part in any U.S.-led ground operations in Syria

DUBAI Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it was ready to participate in any ground operations in Syria if the U.S.-led alliance decides to start such operations, an adviser to the Saudi defence minister said.

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Saudi Arabia willing to send ground troops to Syria to fight ISIS: AP

WASHINGTON Saudi Arabia is willing to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State if the U.S.-led coalition agrees, the Associated Press reported on Thursday, citing the Saudi military spokesman.

World, 04 Feb 2016

Saudia airlines says bomb threat on Madrid-Riyadh flight is a hoax

DUBAI Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), said a bomb scare that grounded its Riyadh-bound flight from Madrid on Thursday was a false alarm.

World, 04 Feb 2016

Saudi Arabia blames Syrian government for halt of peace talks

RIYADH Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Thursday that the Syrian government's had refused to cooperate with the U.N. envoy at Syria peace talks and that this was to blame for their suspension.

World, 04 Feb 2016

A new global oil deal could draw lessons from 1998

LONDON After a year of secret diplomacy and hushed-up private talks around the world, OPEC's mighty Saudi Arabia and rival Venezuela were persuaded to cut a deal by non-OPEC Mexico which overcame mutual acrimony and led to a much-needed rise in oil prices.

02 Feb 2016

Saudi Arabia says 375 civilians killed on its border in Yemen war

RIYADH Mortars and rockets fired at Saudi Arabian towns and villages have killed 375 civilians, including 63 children, since the start of the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen in late March, Riyadh said on Monday.

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Taiwan quake kills at least 12, fells apartment block

TAINAN, Taiwan A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan early on Saturday killing at least 12 people, most in a 17-storey apartment building that collapsed, with some people still known to be missing in the ruins of the complex as night fell, government officials said. | Video