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Khaled al-Shayea


Saudi authorities to investigate Jeddah airport guards over alleged attack on male teenagers, after Iran suspended all pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia in protest.

15 April, 2015

Analysis: Gulf states have cautioned about the effectiveness of the Iranian nuclear deal, leading analysts to speculate on their next move, says Khaled al-Shayea.

07 April, 2015

Analysis: After thousands of young Saudis volunteered to fight for militant groups in Syria and Iraq, Riyadh has pushed through tough new anti-terror laws.

02 April, 2015

The high winds of the strongest sandstorm to hit the Arabian peninsula in years will continue, but the sand will give way to heavy rain early next week.

02 April, 2015

Over 2,000 Saudis are fighting in Iraq and Syria with IS, raising fears that they are a potential security threat to the Saudi state.

20 March, 2015

Blog: Paying "blood money" to escape a death sentence is common in Saudi Arabia, with families of victims requesting millions of dollars in compensation.

05 February, 2015

Saudi Arabia's main burial ground is a place where all men and women are equal in death with hundreds of thousands of simple indistinguishable grave stones.

26 January, 2015

Emergency measures are implemented in Saudi Arabia as snow covers much of its northern regions.

13 January, 2015

Riyadh should be able to weather the effects of the current collapse in international oil prices, but will be hard hit by any further fall.

04 January, 2015

Despite heavy censorship in the kingdom, many banned works are being sold at book fairs where regulations are less strict.

11 December, 2014