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Arab airlines suspend China flights over coronavirus fears

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Arab airlines suspend China flights over coronavirus fears

As China continues to face global isolation over growing coronavirus fears, a number of Arab airlines joined dozens of countries in suspending flights to the Asian state.

Saudi Arabia sidelines international banks in Aramco IPO

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Saudi Arabia sidelines international banks in Aramco IPO

A number of top international banks' roles in the flotation of Saudi Aramco have been downgraded, reflecting Riyadh's scaling back its IPO ...

Aramco deploying Saudi-made drones to protect facilities

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Aramco deploying Saudi-made drones to protect facilities

State-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco will use advanced war drones made in the kingdom to protect its facilities.

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Saudi Aramco misses crown prince's target valuation for IPO

Both the valuation and stake offered in Saudi Aramco fall short of expectations.

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Saudi Arabia evacuates 300 citizens from Lebanon amid protests

Saudi Arabia's embassy in Beirut has confirmed that it facilitated the evacuation of 300 of its citizens from Lebanon, most of whom were ...

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Saudi airline changes flight routes to avoid Iran airspace

Saudi Arabia's national airline has said it is rerouting some flight paths to avoid Iranian airspace amid heightened US-Iran tensions.

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Interview: UN special rapporteur on Jamal Khashoggi murder investigation

Interview: Mohammad bin Salman should be the object of an international criminal investigation, says UN Special Rapporteur, Agnès Callamard.

Sudan protesters block airport runway to stop Saudi plane

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Sudan protesters block airport runway to stop Saudi plane

Travelers bound from Port Sudan to Jeddah were delayed when protesters tried to block their plane from taking off.

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EgyptAir cancels flights to Sudan as nationwide strike begins

Egypt's national carrier cancelled its flight to Sudan on Monday citing 'ongoing events' in the country where a nationwide strike began on ...

Spanish football federation considers Super Cup in Saudi Arabia

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Spanish football federation considers Super Cup in Saudi Arabia

A human rights group has urged the Spanish football federation to consider Riyadh's rights record in choosing its venue for the 2019 Super Cup.

Saudi plane makes emergency return after mother forgets baby

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Saudi plane makes emergency return after mother forgets baby

A Saudia flight was forced to make an emergency return to Jeddah airport after a woman realised that she had left her baby behind.

Oil prices up as Saudi Arabia slashes OPEC output

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Oil prices up as Saudi Arabia slashes OPEC output

Oil prices edged up more than 2 percent following the announcement.

Saudi royals move to oust Mohammed bin Salman: report

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Saudi royals move to oust Mohammed bin Salman: report

Members of the Saudi royal family are pushing to prevent the powerful crown prince from ascending to the throne in the wake of the murder of ...

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Khashoggi case: Istanbul police search Saudi consul's residence

A team of police and prosecutors, including forensics experts in white overalls, entered the residence of Mohammed al-Otaibi, a day after he flew out of Istanbul for Riyadh.

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Saudi consul leaves Istanbul for Riyadh 'on own accord'

The Saudi consul to Turkey left Istanbul to Riyadh on his own accord, media reports said on Tuesday, as Turkish police expanded their Khashoggi ...

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Saudis used Israeli spyware to track Canadian-based dissident

The 27-year-old Omar Abdulaziz ran a satirical news programme criticising the Saudi government, and was granted political asylum in 2014.

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Canada holds firm in human rights dispute with Saudis

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland refused to give ground in a dispute with Saudi Arabia on Monday, saying her country would 'always ...

Canada says in talks with Saudi Arabia amid spat

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Canada says in talks with Saudi Arabia amid spat

Canada's prime minister has said his government is engaged in talks with Saudi Arabia amid a diplomatic dispute over Ottawa's condemnation of ...

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EU seeks answers after Saudi Arabia detains rights activists

The European Union has asked Saudi Arabia to provide details on the arrests and charges facing women human rights activists detained in a recent ...

Canada's Trudeau refuses to back down in Saudi spat

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Canada's Trudeau refuses to back down in Saudi spat

Meanwhile Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says Canada "must correct its actions towards the kingdom".

Russia sides with Saudi Arabia as Canada dispute escalates

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Russia sides with Saudi Arabia as Canada dispute escalates

Russia voiced support for Saudi Arabia on Wednesday amid an ongoing diplomatic rift with Canada, accusing the country of "politicising" human ...

Saudi-funded Al-Arabiya claims Canada arrested right-wing psychologist Jordan Peterson

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Saudi-funded Al-Arabiya claims Canada arrested right-wing psychologist Jordan Peterson

A Saudi-owned news website has claimed Canadian authorities detained controversial psychologist and bestselling author Jordan Peterson, amid a ...

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