Saudi Arabia

Canada Parliament gunman aimed to go to Saudi Arabia, not Syria: mother

TORONTO - The Canadian citizen who police contend shot dead a soldier at the nation's war memorial before charging into Parliament had intended to travel to Saudi Arabia, not Syria, his mother said in a letter to a news agency published on Saturday.

Masked men burn two Saudi Arabia consulate cars in Egypt: sources

CAIRO/ISMAILIA - Masked men set fire to two cars belonging to the consulate of Saudi Arabia in the Egyptian city of Suez on Friday morning, local security sources and the state news agency reported.

World, Egypt 24 Oct 2014

Saudi Arabia's Shi'ites fear they are at mercy of region's tumult

RIYADH - The Shi’ite Muslim minority in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province have long felt marginalized by the Sunni ruling dynasty, and protests for greater rights as part of the 2011 Arab Spring brought a crackdown on both protesters and demands for reform.

World, 24 Oct 2014

Saudi Arabia steps up beheadings; some see political message

RIYADH - Immediately after his sword falls, the Saudi Arabian executioner steps backwards to avoid soiling his clothes with the blood of the condemned man, whose headless body can be seen slumping over backwards in the shaky online film.

World, 20 Oct 2014

Americans shot in Saudi Arabia were defense contractors: U.S. official

WASHINGTON - Two Americans shot in Saudi Arabia were employees of U.S. defense contractor Vinnell Arabia, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday.

World, U.S. 14 Oct 2014

Facing new oil glut, Saudis avoid 1980s mistakes to halt price slide

DUBAI - Still haunted by its failed attempt to prevent a steep drop in oil prices by slashing production by almost three quarters in the 1980s, the world's top oil exporter Saudi Arabia is determined not to make the same mistake again.

14 Oct 2014

Saudi bank's $6 billion IPO ignites religious controversy

RIYADH - Plans by Saudi Arabia's biggest bank for a $6 billion initial public offer of shares, the largest-ever equity sale in the Arab world, have run into religious controversy with some clerics suggesting it violates Islamic principles.

Deals, World, 14 Oct 2014

Qatar Emir tells Saudi King he met terms to end GCC rift: Gulf source

- 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 Tuesday.

World, 14 Oct 2014

Exclusive: Privately, Saudis tell oil market- get used to lower prices

LONDON/NEW YORK - Saudi Arabia is quietly telling the oil market it would be comfortable with much lower oil prices for an extended period, a sharp shift in policy that may be aimed at slowing the expansion of rival producers including those in the U.S. shale patch.

13 Oct 2014

U.S., Saudi Arabia hit militant targets in Syria: U.S. military

WASHINGTON - The United States and Saudi Arabia launched eight airstrikes on Sunday and Monday against Islamic State targets in Syria, including seven near Kobani, the U.S. military's Central Command said.

World, 13 Oct 2014
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Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter

SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD - U.S.-led air strikes hit Islamic State positions around the Syrian border town of Kobani on Friday in an apparent bid to pave the way for heavily-armed Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces to enter from neighboring Turkey. | Video