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A demonstrator holds picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a protest in front of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 5, 2018.

Saudi Arabia vows retaliation if punished over missing journalist

Saudi Arabia warned on Sunday that 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-led strike ‘kills dozens’ of Yemen rebels

A Saudi-led coalition air strike has killed dozens of Yemeni rebels including two commanders, state media said Saturday, in another blow to the insurgents following the assassination of their political chief.

Yemen strike kills 38 Houthis including two commanders: Saudi TV

An air strike on Yemen's capital by a Saudi-led military coalition has killed dozens of Houthi rebels including at least two commanders, Saudi television reported.

Qatari Emir absent at Saudi’s Arab Summit

Qatar will not be represented by its Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, or any senior official at the Arab summit taking place in Saudi Arabia today.

Saudi Arabia hosts first marathon for women

Saudi Arabia hosted its first marathon for women at the weekend, local media said, as the conservative kingdom seeks to boost female sports in a far-reaching modernisation drive.

Saudi’s $50bn ‘graft settlements’ go to citizens – minister

Cash settlements obtained from people detained in Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on corruption will help to finance a 50 billion riyal (13.3 billion dollars) package for citizens to cope with the rising cost of living, Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said on Wednesday.

Osama bin Laden’s 12-year-old grandson is dead – al-Qaeda

Osama bin Laden’s eldest grandson has died, according to a letter written by the boy’s father and obtained by terror monitors.

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile fired by Yemeni rebels

Saudi Arabia’s air force intercepted on Friday a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Iran-allied rebels towards the southern region of Najran, Saudi-owned broadcaster Al Arabiya reported.

Yemen: Saudi-led alliance accuses UN official of bias

A Saudi-led air alliance fighting rebels in Yemen has accused a UN humanitarian official of bias in favour of Houthi rebels, Saudi-owned television. Al Arabiya, said Friday.

Saudis arrested in anti-graft sweep to face trial

Dozens of high-profile Saudi political and business figures arrested in an anti-corruption sweep will face trial, the attorney general said Monday, after a sweeping purge of the kingdom's upper ranks.

Saudi stocks drop after corruption probe detains businessmen, officials

Saudi Arabia’s stock market fell in early trade on Sunday after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman moved to consolidate his power and crack down on corruption with a cabinet reshuffle and a string of detentions of prominent figures.

Saudi princes, ministers, tycoons arrested in sweeping purge

Saudi Arabia has arrested dozens of senior figures including princes, ministers and a top business tycoon, in what authorities hailed Sunday as a "decisive" anti-corruption sweep as the kingdom's crown prince consolidates power.

Saudi Princes detained in anti-corruption crackdown

A new Saudi anti-corruption body has detained 11 princes, four sitting ministers and dozens of former ministers, media reports say.

Lebanese premier Saad Hariri quits over threats to life

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation Saturday, citing Iran’s “grip” on the country and threats to his life.

Women who wear ripped jeans deserve to be raped – Egyptian lawyer

An Egyptian lawyer has come under attack after stating that women who wear ripped jeans should be raped.

Saudi Arabia appoints first spokeswoman

Saudi Arabia appointed its first female spokesperson at its embassy in Washington, hours after Saudi women were granted the right to drive.

Court bans preacher who authorises husbands to have sex with dead wives

Egypt’s Supreme Council for Media Regulation issued a decision to ban preacher Dr. Sabri Abdel Raouf from making TV appearances after he issued a fatwa (religious edict) granting husbands the right to have intercourse with their dead wives.

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