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Saudi Arabia vows retaliation if punished over missing critic

14 October 2018, 3:58 PM

Saudi Arabia warned Sunday it would retaliate against any sanctions imposed on the oil-rich kingdom over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as the Riyadh stock market plunged on growing investor jitters.

Saudi Arabia gears up to end women driving ban

22 June 2018, 5:40 AM

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from Sunday, ending the world’s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform marred by what rights groups call an expanding crackdown on activists.

Bahrain discovers largest oilfield in decades

1 April 2018, 4:33 PM

Bahrain said on Sunday it had discovered the country’s largest oilfield in decades, located off the west coast of the kingdom, according to state news agency BNA. The new light shale oil and gas resource is expected to contain many times the amount of oil produced by Bahrain’s only existing oilfield, as well as large […]

S.Arabia releases corruption detainees, others to stand trial- report

26 December 2017, 1:48 PM

Saudi Arabia has released 23 of the 200-or-so powerful individuals detained since November on corruption charges after they reached deals with the government, Okaz newspaper reported on Tuesday. The report did not name those involved in what appeared to be the first large-scale release since the royals, business people and government officials were detained in […]

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