Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia tackles MERS virus, still hunting source

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LONDON - Saudi Arabia has not yet traced the source of a mysterious camel virus, leaving many questions about a disease that has killed 346 people in the Kingdom.

Saudi Arabia tackles MERS virus, still hunting source

LONDON, Nov 21 - Saudi Arabia has not yet traced the source of a mysterious camel virus, leaving many questions about a disease that has killed 346 people in the Kingdom.

21 Nov 2014

UPDATE 2-MIDEAST STOCKS-Petchems lift Saudi Arabia, Egypt up

DUBAI, Nov 20 - Saudi Arabia's stock index edged up in early trade on Thursday after oil prices appeared to stabilise, while Egypt's bourse continued to recover from a bout of profit-taking.

20 Nov 2014

Oil slips towards $78 as market awaits OPEC

LONDON - Brent crude oil slipped towards $78 a barrel on Wednesday as data showed Saudi Arabia increased crude exports in September despite signs of an oversupplied market and producers appeared divided ahead of an OPEC meeting to discuss output.

19 Nov 2014

REFILE-Saudi investment firm Jadwa eyes real estate push

DUBAI, Nov 18 - Saudi Arabia's Jadwa Investment, one of the country's largest privately owned investment firms, says it is planning to invest in domestic real estate as it expands into new asset classes, hoping to cash in on booming demand for new homes.

18 Nov 2014

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi Arabia sinks 2.8 pct as oil extends slide

* Saudi drops below chart support, no further support in vicinity

17 Nov 2014

Brent falls towards $78 as Japan enters recession

LONDON - Brent crude fell by more than $1 towards $78 a barrel on Monday after Japan, the world's fourth-biggest crude importer, slipped into recession and as Saudi Arabia reiterated the oil price should be left to supply and demand.

Business, Japan 17 Nov 2014

Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain end rift with Qatar, return ambassadors

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain agreed on Sunday to return their ambassadors to Qatar, signalling an end to an eight-month rift over Doha's support for Islamist groups.

World, Bahrain 17 Nov 2014

UPDATE 1-Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain end rift with Qatar, return ambassadors

(Updates with Gulf states agreeing to end rift, previous Dubai)

17 Nov 2014

UPDATE 2-MIDEAST STOCKS-Maa'den weighs on Saudi; Egypt up after S&P affirms rating

DUBAI, Nov 16 - Saudi Arabia's stock market fell in early trade on Sunday as heavyweight Ma'aden dropped after announcing a rights issue, while Egypt's bourse edged up after Standard and Poor's affirmed the country's sovereign credit rating.

16 Nov 2014
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U.S. plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars

WASHINGTON - The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according to a Pentagon document prepared for Congress.