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Saudis to allow women into sports stadiums from 2018

11 months, 17 days ago
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will allow women into sports stadiums for the first time from next year, authorities said Sunday, in a landmark move opening up three previously male-only venues to families. The kingdom, which has some of the…

Oil prices dip, Saudis dampen hopes on output talks

2 years, 1 month ago
SINGAPORE: Oil prices dipped in Asia on Friday after Saudi Arabia's oil minister cast doubt on the need to cut output, denting hopes for a deal at talks next month aimed at addressing a global supply glut.

Saudi crown prince seeks to assure Saudis after triple bombings

2 years, 3 months ago
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's crown prince and anti-terror tsar sought on Tuesday to reassure Saudis of the country's security after suicide attacks targeting the holy city of Medina, the U.S. consulate in Jeddah and Shias in the city of Qatif.

Suicide bombers hit three Saudi cities; ‘body parts seen’

2 years, 3 months ago
MEDINA/ QATIF/ JEDDAH: Suicide bombers struck three cities across Saudi Arabia on Monday, in an apparently coordinated campaign of attacks as Saudis prepared to break their fast on the penultimate day of the holy month of Ramadan.

France tightens bonds with Saudis despite rights record

3 years, 3 months ago
PARIS: Top French and Saudi leaders will huddle Wednesday in Paris to discuss projects worth billions of euros, as France tightens relations with the conservative kingdom despite persistent criticism of its human rights record.