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Saudi says to lift driving ban on women June 24

Saudi women will be allowed to start driving in the kingdom from June 24, the General Department of Traffic Director General Mohammed al-Bassami said on Tuesday.

Ayatollah Khamenei: US pushing Saudi to confront Iran

Iran's supreme leader hit out at the United States, accusing Washington of trying to stoke a "regional crisis" by provoking its ally Saudi Arabia to confront Tehran.

Saudi Crown Prince: Palestinians should ‘accept Trump proposals or shut up’

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has told heads of US-based Jewish groups that the Palestinian leadership must accept conditions for peace put forward by the administration of US President Donald Trump, according to a report on Israeli media.

Mike Pompeo urges Saudi Arabia to end Qatar blockade

On his first trip as the United States' top diplomat, Mike Pompeo is imploring Saudi Arabia to end the blockade against Qatar, which has been in place since June 2017.

Saudi Arabia executes 48 in three months

Human Rights Watch said Saudi Arabia has executed 48 people so far in 2018, half of them for non-violent drug crimes.

Saudi king to launch entertainment city

Saudi King Salman will launch the construction of an “entertainment city” near Riyadh Wednesday, authorities said, part of a series of multi-billion dollar projects as the kingdom seeks to diversity its oil-reliant economy.

Saudi finalises drone regulation after security alarm

Saudi Arabia was finalising regulation for the use of recreational drones, state media said Sunday, after a toy aircraft sparked security alarm as it hovered close to royal palaces in Riyadh.

Saudi to host cinema test screening with Black Panther

Blockbuster action flick “Black Panther” will play at a cinema test screening in Saudi Arabia Wednesday, the first in a series of trial runs before movie theatres open to the wider public next month.

Saudi’s King Salman attacks Donald Trump over Israel embassy move

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has criticised Donald Trump's decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

EU air traffic control agency warns of flights over Syria

The international air traffic control agency Eurocontrol has warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria in the next 72 hours.

Saudi crown prince kicks off official visit to Paris

Saudi Arabia's crown prince kicked off his official visit to France Monday, part of an image-building global tour as he seeks to revitalise cultural and investment ties with Paris despite lurking tensions.

Saudi prosecutor begins investigations into corruption cases

Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor has begun investigating the corruption cases of princes, top officials and businessmen who were detained late last year, an official told a pan-Arab newspaper.

Saudi’s first cinema to open on April 18

Saudi Arabia’s first cinema in over three decades will open on April 18 in Riyadh, authorities said Wednesday, after a ban was lifted last year as part of a far-reaching liberalisation drive.

Donald Trump: Saudis need to pay if they want US troops to stay in...

US President Donald Trump has said that Saudi Arabia might have to pay if it wants continuing US presence in Syria.

US special counsel probes consulting firm linked to UAE

US special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating a private consulting firm established in Israel and is linked to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Wall Street Journal reported.

Saudi Arabia and Russia consider 10 to 20 year oil alliance

Saudi Arabia and Russia are working on a long-term deal to extend their alliance on oil curbs that began in January, 2017, after a crash in crude prices.

Saudi Arabia plans 200,000 megawatts of solar power

Saudi Arabia and Japan’s SoftBank will partner to develop a massive, multi-billion-dollar solar project in the kingdom that could generate 200 gigawatts (200,000 megawatts) by 2030, SoftBank said Wednesday.

UNICEF asks for $350m for starving Yemeni children

The UN urgently needs $350m for hungry children in war-torn Yemen - a figure that is "peanuts" compared with what is being spent on deadly weapons in the conflict.

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