Saudi Arabia

Saudi mufti tells young Saudis not to heed call to jihad

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti urged young people on Thursday to ignore calls to jihad from people representing "deviant principles", the latest salvo in an anti-militant campaign by the kingdom's religious establishment.

Saudi Arabia jails 23 more men for militancy in security crackdown

RIYADH - A Saudi Arabian court sentenced 23 men to jail terms of up to 22 years for their role in militant attacks, state media said on Wednesday, part of a security crackdown in which scores of people have been imprisoned over the past week.

28 Aug 2014

Scientists find mild cases of MERS among patients' families

CHICAGO - Fewer than half of Saudi Arabian patients in a study passed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus to household members, and many of those who developed secondary infections contracted mild cases of MERS, global researchers reported on Wednesday.

28 Aug 2014

Scientists find mild cases of MERS among patients' families

CHICAGO - Fewer than half of Saudi Arabian patients in a study passed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus to household members, and many of those who developed secondary infections contracted mild cases of MERS, global researchers reported on Wednesday.

28 Aug 2014

Scientists find mild cases of MERS among patients' families

CHICAGO, Aug 27 - Fewer than half of Saudi Arabian patients in a study passed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus to household members, and many of those who developed secondary infections contracted mild cases of MERS, global researchers reported on Wednesday.

28 Aug 2014

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi uptrend resumes, most markets gain

DUBAI, Aug 26 - Saudi Arabia's bourse, encouraged by the prospect of opening up to direct foreign investment, resumed its uptrend on Tuesday on the back of banks and petrochemicals, while most markets in the region also rose modestly.

26 Aug 2014

Iran deputy foreign minister to visit Saudi Arabia

DUBAI/RIYADH - Iran's deputy foreign minister will visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for the first bilateral talks between the Middle East's most intractable Muslim rivals since Iran's political landscape shifted in 2013, media in both countries reported.

25 Aug 2014

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi, Egypt slip on profit-taking after strong gains

DUBAI, Aug 25 - Stock markets in Saudi Arabia and Egypt edged down on Monday as investors booked profits after strong gains, while Qatar's bourse rose on expectations for fund inflows when a few local stocks get higher weightings in MSCI's emerging market index.

25 Aug 2014

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi banks rally on; property stocks lift Egypt

DUBAI, Aug 24 - Saudi Arabia's banking stocks, poised to benefit from the expected increase of interest rates in the United States, continued to boost the kingdom's market on Sunday, while property developers buoyed Egypt's bourse.

24 Aug 2014

UPDATE 2-Saudis propose 10 pct foreign ownership cap for bourse

* Minimum $5 billion AUM for foreign institutions (Adds comment by fund managers, analysts)

21 Aug 2014