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Lebanon PM dismisses "rumors" about his detention

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri dismissed reports about his alleged detention in Saudi Arabia as "rumors," hours before he is expected to leave the kingdom to France two weeks after his surprise resignation.<p>The office of French President Emmanuel Macron said Hariri is expected in …

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Yemeni spokesman threatens to attack Saudi, UAE airports

A Houthi-linked army spokesman in the Yemeni capital has threatened escalation against Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, saying the rebels …

Middle East

Oil prices jump after report that Saudi citizens being urged to leave Lebanon - MarketWatch

Oil prices touched fresh session highs on Thursday following a report from Al Arabiya that Saudi Arabia has urged its nationals to leave Lebanon …

Oil

Top Lebanese priest to head to Saudi Arabia amid crisis

A top Lebanese Christian religious figure is to head to Saudi Arabia where he is expected to meet with Lebanon's prime minister who resigned earlier …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia says it will reopen Yemen airports, seaports

Saudi Arabia said Monday that the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen will begin reopening airports and seaports in the Arab world's …

Middle East

Saudi walks back escalation as dramatic moves backfire

BEIRUT (AP) — Saudi Arabia's dramatic moves to counter Iran in the region appear to have backfired, significantly ratcheting up regional tensions and setting off a spiral of reactions and anger that seem to have caught the kingdom off guard.<p>Now it's trying to walk back its escalations in Lebanon …

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The Richest Man in the Middle East Is Under Arrest in Saudi Arabia. Here's What We Know About His Money

The billionaire prince and investor has been arrested in what Saudi Arabia calls a corruption crackdown. Here's his net worth.<p>He’s the richest man in …

Wealth

The Middle East’s next big crisis, and 4 other global stories you might have missed

<i>In this occasional series, The Washington Post brings you up to speed on some of the biggest stories of the week. First up: A series of events sent the Middle East into turmoil.</i><p><b>The biggest story: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince makes a power play</b><p>First, Saudi officials reported they had intercepted and …

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France’s Macron condemns Houthi missile launch at Riyadh

| <b>Published —</b> Friday 10 November 2017<p>Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman receives French President Emmanuel Macron. (SPA)<p>JEDDAH: French President …

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Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain urge nationals to leave Lebanon

Saudi Arabia has asked its nationals residing in Lebanon to leave immediately in a travel warning issued on Thursday, Nov. 9.<p>The travel warning also …

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Saudi AG reveals corruption close to $100 billion, 208 individuals called in for questioning

| <b>Published —</b> Thursday 9 November 2017<p>Attorney General Saud Al-Mojeb. (Photo courtesy: social media)<p>JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has uncovered corruption to …

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What Saudi Arabia’s purge of ministers, princes — including the Buffett of the Middle East — means for markets - MarketWatch

Saudi Arabia’s 32-year-old crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, appears to be flexing his muscle in what is being viewed by some as the latest, and …

Middle East

Saudis Must Now Temper Expectations for Aramco's IPO

A share sale was expected to raise $100 billion, but $65 billion looks more realistic amid political upheaval.<p>The Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, used oil as his initial springboard from relative obscurity. In his first on-the-record interview, in January 2016, he proposed …

Oil

UK set to agree $2bn loan guarantee for Saudi Aramco

and in London and in Dubai<p>The British government is poised to sign off a $2bn loan guarantee for Saudi Aramco as London seeks to host the stock …

Saudi Aramco

Saudi government to confiscate $800 billion from alleged corrupt individuals

Saudi Arabia said it is targeting the assets of several ultra-rich businessmen and more than 60 princes in its recenrt crackdown on alleged currpution in the kingdom, The Wall Street Journal reported.<p>Multiple bank account of “persons of interests” have been frozen. The Saudi central bank saying the …

Corruption

Saudi-led Coalition closing land, sea and air ports in Yemen to stop Iran arms smuggling

| <b>Published —</b> Monday 6 November 2017<p>Weapons and equipment, believed to be from Iran, are displayed aboard the deck of USS Forrest Sherman after they …

Middle East

‘No one is above law,’ Crown Prince proves by action

Saudi Gazette<p><b>Jeddah</b> — The crackdown on corruption soon after the formation of an anti-graft supreme committee headed by the Crown Prince has been …

Middle East

Coalition Spokesman: Iran provided Houthis with ballistic missiles

The kingdom announced a list of 40 names of leaders and elements responsible for planning, executing and supporting various terrorist activities by …

Middle East

Prince Mansour Bin Muqrin, many officials die in Asir helicopter crash

Saudi Gazette report<p><b>Riyadh</b> -- Prince Mansour Bin Muqrin, deputy emir of Asir region, died on Sunday in a helicopter crash in Asir, southwest Saudi …

Middle East

Saudi traffic cameras nearly ready for use in enforcing mobile phone ban while driving

JEDDAH: The Traffic Directorate in the Kingdom said that it is almost done installing cameras that monitor drivers on their phone or who are not …

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, Including Billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal

LONDON — Saudi Arabia announced the arrest on Saturday night of the prominent billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, plus at least 10 other princes, four ministers and tens of former ministers.<p>The announcement of the arrests was made over Al Arabiya, the Saudi-owned satellite network whose …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missle over Riyadh

JEDDAH: Saudi air defenses intercepted a Houthi ballistic missile over Saudi capital Riyadh on Saturday.<p>Reports of loud bangs heard at 20:45.<p>Amateur …

Middle East

Oil price hits 2-year high as Saudi Arabia targets elite

in Riyadh and in Dubai<p>Oil hit a fresh two-year high on Monday after the arrests over the weekend of at least 11 Saudi Arabian princes and dozens of …

Middle East

Trump backs New York in bourses' battle for Saudi Aramco listing

U.S. President Donald Trump publicly appealed on Saturday for Saudi Arabia to list national oil company Saudi Aramco’s shares in New York , …

Saudi Aramco

Reports: Saudi Arabia Intercepts Ballistic Missile Fired From Yemen

Saudi Arabia reportedly said Saturday it intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen, according to media reports.<p>Also on Saturday, Margaret …

Saudi Arabia

King sacks Prince Miteb, relieves minister of economy and planning

Saudi Gazette report<p><b>Riyadh</b> -- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman issued a royal order on Saturday sacking Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah as the …

Middle East

40% of Saudi Arabia’s international schools forecast to go bust by 2019

| <b>Published —</b> Saturday 4 November 2017<p>Some international school owners had to cut periodic expenditures by 60 percent and dispense with 20 percent of …

Education

Saudi Arabia bestows citizenship on a robot named Sophia

Saudi Arabia just made a non-human woman a citizen, making it the first country to grant a robot the right to citizenship, at least as far as we know. Why it did so isn’t immediately evident, but the irony of a nation infamous for denying basic rights to its female citizens imbuing a robotic Audrey …

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