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Scrapping Obama's JASTA veto could have unintended consequences for US

Families of 9-11 victims have just won a Congressional victory in the US, with the assembly overturning an Obama veto allowing them to sue Saudi Arabia. But what if foreign governments decide to use t

Families of 9-11 victims have just won a Congressional victory in the US, with the assembly overturning an Obama veto allowing them to sue Saudi Arabia. But what if foreign governments decide to use t

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Saudi economic reform plan ready for approval

Saudi Arabia's National Transformation Plan to move it away from reliance on oil revenue is reportedly about to be given the green light by the country's cabinet.

Saudi Arabia's National Transformation Plan to move it away from reliance on oil revenue is reportedly about to be given the green light by the country's cabinet.

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IMF welcomes Saudi reforms

The International Monetary Fund is applauding Saudi Arabia's sweeping reform plan calling it "an appropriately bold and far-reaching transformation".

The International Monetary Fund is applauding Saudi Arabia's sweeping reform plan calling it "an appropriately bold and far-reaching transformation".

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Saudi Arabia oil minister sacked in major cabinet reshuffle

The changes in government come just one week after announcing major economic reforms in the country hard hit by the oil price slump.

The changes in government come just one week after announcing major economic reforms in the country hard hit by the oil price slump.

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Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia amid US 'terror bill' debate

US President Barack Obama is in Riyadh to meet Saudi King Salman and attend a Gulf nations summit on stability, counter-terrorism and Iran.

US President Barack Obama is in Riyadh to meet Saudi King Salman and attend a Gulf nations summit on stability, counter-terrorism and Iran.

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Saudi Arabia 'in the midst of implosion'

The regional religious and ethnic clashes in and around the Arabian peninsula risk tearing it apart. The Saudi execution of dissident Shia cleric

The regional religious and ethnic clashes in and around the Arabian peninsula risk tearing it apart. The Saudi execution of dissident Shia cleric

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Iranians protest against Saudi execution of Shi'ite cleric al-Nimr

Hundreds of Shi’ite Muslims protested in Tehran on Sunday against Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shi’ite cleric Nimr al-Nimr. Demonstrators

Hundreds of Shi’ite Muslims protested in Tehran on Sunday against Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shi’ite cleric Nimr al-Nimr. Demonstrators

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Shi'ite fury after Saudi mass execution

Saudi Arabia’s mass execution of 47 men on terrorism charges has unleashed anger at home and beyond. Prominent Shi’ite cleric Nimr al-Nimr was

Saudi Arabia’s mass execution of 47 men on terrorism charges has unleashed anger at home and beyond. Prominent Shi’ite cleric Nimr al-Nimr was

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Saudi Arabia elects women councillors for the first time

As many as 20 women have been elected in municipal polls in Saudi Arabia after a ban on women voting and running as candidates was lifted. It’s being

As many as 20 women have been elected in municipal polls in Saudi Arabia after a ban on women voting and running as candidates was lifted. It’s being

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Saudi Arabia’s first elections open to women

Saudi Arabia has taken a first tentative step towards the elimination of restrictions on women voters and political candidates, albeit on that

Saudi Arabia has taken a first tentative step towards the elimination of restrictions on women voters and political candidates, albeit on that

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Saudi Arabian vote in first female councillors in landmark election

Saudi Arabian women have taken another large leap forward in their path to greater equality with at least eight female candidates winning seats in

Saudi Arabian women have taken another large leap forward in their path to greater equality with at least eight female candidates winning seats in

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Saudi Arabia hints it may back oil output cut - if others do too

Are there more signs of a chink in the Saudi armour over oil production? OPEC’s effective leader has been softening its stance against cutting

Are there more signs of a chink in the Saudi armour over oil production? OPEC’s effective leader has been softening its stance against cutting

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900 Saudi women running for office

With less than two weeks until voting gets underway in Saudi Arabia, campaigning by women taking part in elections for the first time is in full

With less than two weeks until voting gets underway in Saudi Arabia, campaigning by women taking part in elections for the first time is in full

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Saudi Arabia promises "all support necessary" to Syrian allies

euronews’ Daleen Hassan poke to Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir after the talks in Vienna, which concentrated on Syria but also

euronews’ Daleen Hassan poke to Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir after the talks in Vienna, which concentrated on Syria but also

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Saudi Arabia breaks with tradition as new heirs to throne named

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 is to undergo a serious reshuffle of power. King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, at the helm since January 2015, has broken with tradition and

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Emergency aid arrives in conflict-hit Yemen as air strikes continue

As the Saudi-led coalition pursues air strikes on Shi’ite Houthi rebels in Yemen – now in their third week – the humanitarian situation on the ground

As the Saudi-led coalition pursues air strikes on Shi’ite Houthi rebels in Yemen – now in their third week – the humanitarian situation on the ground

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What now for Saudi Arabia after the death of King Abdullah?

Will King Abdullah’s death change anything in his kingdom and in Saudi Arabia’s relations with the West? Dr. Riad Muasses, head of euronews’ Arabic

Will King Abdullah’s death change anything in his kingdom and in Saudi Arabia’s relations with the West? Dr. Riad Muasses, head of euronews’ Arabic

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Saudi King undergoing medical tests in Riyadh hospital

Saudi Arabia’s elderly King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz was admitted to a hospital in the capital Riyadh on Wednesday for medical tests, state media

Saudi Arabia’s elderly King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz was admitted to a hospital in the capital Riyadh on Wednesday for medical tests, state media

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Saudi women drivers referred to terrorism court

Two Saudi women detained for nearly a month in defiance of a ban on females driving have been referred to a court established to try terrorism cases

Two Saudi women detained for nearly a month in defiance of a ban on females driving have been referred to a court established to try terrorism cases

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Hollande welcomes Saudi crown prince for talks on terrorism

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz is in Paris for talks with President Francois Hollande. Top of the agenda is combating the rise of

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz is in Paris for talks with President Francois Hollande. Top of the agenda is combating the rise of

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Saudis give aid to Lebanese military

Saudi Arabia is giving the Lebanese army three billion dollars in aid. Lebanon’s President Michel Suleiman called it the largest grant ever to the

Saudi Arabia is giving the Lebanese army three billion dollars in aid. Lebanon’s President Michel Suleiman called it the largest grant ever to the

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Saudi's King on TV

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has appeared on television for the first time since a lengthy operation on his back earlier this month. The video

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has appeared on television for the first time since a lengthy operation on his back earlier this month. The video

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Prince Salman named Saudi heir at time of turmoil

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has appointed his defence minister, Prince Salman, as heir apparent. The 76-year-old has built a reputation for

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has appointed his defence minister, Prince Salman, as heir apparent. The 76-year-old has built a reputation for

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Saudi crown prince is buried as king seeks successor

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Nayef has been buried after sunset prayers in the holy city of Mecca. Leaders of Arab states joined King Abdullah in

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Nayef has been buried after sunset prayers in the holy city of Mecca. Leaders of Arab states joined King Abdullah in