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Candidate in next year's Presidential elections in Nigeria, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria
""It’s very much a success story for the security which is in place at the moment…""Chris Phillips
Counter Terrorism Expert
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Emmy Award-winning director and producer, author, TEDx speaker, peace advocate and reformed extremist.
""Got a few screws loose, I guess. Never really knew it until now.""Richard 'Beebo' Russell
Suspect in Seattle stolen plane incident
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Consultant in a Management and Consulting firm in Greece
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Policy analyst on Latin America at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
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Thousands of Shi’ite Muslims in Saudi Arabia turned out on Saturday for the funeral of the latest victim of the country’s deadliest bomb attack in
Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed four people at a Shi'ite Mosque in Saudi Arabia, the second attack claimed by the Sunni extremist group in a week.
At least four people have been killed when a car exploded in the parking lot of a Shi’ite mosque in Dammam in Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, but
Ensaf Haidar, the wife of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, took her campaign to free her husbands to the EU’s capital on Tuesday as she looked to
The group calling itself Islamic State (ISIL) says one of its suicide bombers killed or wounded 250 people in a Shi’ite mosque attack in Saudi
There are reports of casualties after a suspected suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shi’ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers
Saudi Arabia is looking for eight religious functionaries, or in modern parlance, executioners.
The gulf state needs extra staff to carry out the
In the southern Najran region of Saudi Arabia schools were suspended on Tuesday. The decision, announced on Saudi state television, was taken after
The world’s biggest exporter of crude oil is set to be restructured. Saudi state oil giant Aramco will be separated from the kingdom’s oil ministry
Saudi Arabia is to undergo a serious reshuffle of power. King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, at the helm since January 2015, has broken with tradition and
Saudi Arabia’s security forces conducted military exercises on Wednesday (March 18) just miles from the Iraq border, where fighting continues between
Street art in Saudi Arabia is spreading. The historical city of Jeddah on the Red Sea coast is fast becoming the place to be for the country’s urban
Business Middle East
February saw the first monthly increase in oil prices after seven months of steep declines. Is the oil industry out of the woods, or is there more trouble ahead?
An attempt to make the first round-the-world flight in a solar-powered plane has got off to a flying start. Solar Impulse 2 has completed its maiden
Saudi Arabia replaced India last year to become the biggest arms importer in the world, according to a new report on international defence spending
World leaders have been gathering in Saudi Arabia to pay their respects after the death of King Abdullah. The visiting officials met Abdullah’s
Kings, presidents and prime ministers arrive in Saudi Arabia to pay their respects in person to the late King Abdullah.
Activists say they fear Saudi Arabia’s new king will not do enough to clean up the kingdom’s human rights record. As King Salman took up power
The body of Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah, one of the richest men in the history of the world, was carried to his funeral in a simple shroud in