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More than 5,000 participants in Saudi Arabia will take part in the third stage of a clinical trial for a Chinese vaccine, the ministry said.

The kingdom has reopened 90,000 mosques across the country despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

Saudi families plead for bodies of executed relatives

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Saudi families plead for bodies of executed relatives

Saudi families of 37 people beheaded in a mass execution are pleading with authorities to return the bodies of their relatives, a year after their deaths.

Saudi oil price war relents, but uncertain future awaits

Courtney Freer

Saudi oil price war relents, but uncertain future awaits

Comment: Losses in Saudi Arabia's efforts to diversify have cast doubt on the future of Mohammed bin Salman's ambitious megaprojects, writes ...

Saudi expects Covid-19 cases to spike to 200,000

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Saudi expects Covid-19 cases to spike to 200,000

Saudi Arabia's health minister warned that coronavirus cases in the kingdom may spike to up to 200,000 within weeks.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Moroccans face jail time if they are caught in public without face masks, Saudi Arabia imposes a 24-hour virus lockdown in five cities, while in Pakistan the outbreak reaches prisons.

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Saudi imposes 24-hour virus lockdown in five cities

Saudi Arabia extended the duration of daily curfews in four governorates and five cities, including the capital, to 24 hours to combat ...

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Riyadh imposes stricter lockdown as 140 new cases confirmed

The Saudi Health Ministry has announced 140 new cases and four deaths from coronavirus, as a new curfew took effect in seven districts of the ...

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Saudi deploys 'counter-insurgency force' to impose Riyadh coronavirus lockdown

The Rapid Response Force of the National Guard usually tasked with counter-insurgency has deployed armoured vehicles in the capital Riyadh to ...

Britain, US working with Saudis to repatriate citizens

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Britain, US working with Saudis to repatriate citizens

Saudi Arabia is working with Britain and the US to fly citizens home.

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Riyadh asks travellers arriving from Lebanon, Egypt to self-quarantine

Saudi Arabia asked people returning from Lebanon, South Korea, Egypt and Italy to self-quarantine for two weeks upon arrival in the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia reopens area around Kaaba amid coronavirus measures

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Saudi Arabia reopens area around Kaaba amid coronavirus measures

Muslim visitors are able to enter the area next to the Kaaba but the area between two hills that pilgrims must go between seven times to ...

WATCH: Rapper Akon performs Umrah in Saudi Arabia

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WATCH: Rapper Akon performs Umrah in Saudi Arabia

US-Senegalese rapper Akon was filmed performing the Umrah pilgrimage, shocking many on social media.

Saudi Arabia's inclusion of Chinese as a third language

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Saudi Arabia's inclusion of Chinese as a third language

The addition of the Chinese language to Saudi curriculums reveals a carefully planned strategic partnership that points beyond linguistic ...

Saudi woman allegedly murdered by her own brother

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Saudi woman allegedly murdered by her own brother

A woman, identified as Nada Al-Qahtani, was allegedly shot by her brother while travelling on a bus to university in the Eastern Province of ...

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Saudi forces kill two 'terrorists' in Dammam shootout

Saudi state media have reported that security forces have killed two wanted 'terrorists' following a shootout in a residential neighbourhood in Shia-majority Dammam, east of the kingdom.

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Explosion reported at Aramco site in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has seen an explosion at a major oil processing plant in the kingdom's east.

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'Reveal whereabouts of missing Qataris,' Amnesty urges Saudi Arabia

A father and son went missing when they visited family in Saudi Arabia last month.

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Yemen in Focus: Rebel attacks kill UAE's right-hand man

This week we look at three separate attacks on UAE-trained security forces in Yemen, plus Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on a market and more.

Saudi Arabia 'struck with long-range Houthi ballistic missile'

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Saudi Arabia 'struck with long-range Houthi ballistic missile'

Yemen's Houthi rebels said they had struck a military position in Saudi Arabia's Dammam city for the first time, the latest in a series ...

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Saudi city 'takes down posters' for TV Jinn series

Saudi authorities have reportedly taken down posters for a television series set in Jordan that has proven controversial for its racy scenes.

Saudi teenager will 'not be executed', campaigners say

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Saudi teenager will 'not be executed', campaigners say

Saudi Arabia has been dogged by international outrage over such cases. It is forbidden under international law to convict anyone of offences ...

Amnesty demands Saudi Arabia halt planned execution of teenager

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Amnesty demands Saudi Arabia halt planned execution of teenager

Murtaja Qureiris was just 13-years-old when he attended a demonstration in Saudi Arabia's eastern province.

Riyadh detains two foreign journalists, including Al Jazeera reporter

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Riyadh detains two foreign journalists, including Al Jazeera reporter

Marwan al-Muraisi, a Yemeni journalist and Abdel Rahman Farhaneh, a Jordanian journalist, were believed missing until Reporters Without Borders ...

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