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  • Gulf Arab royals meet in Saudi capital to unify Iran stance 27 Apr 2017 19:51 The Republic RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Royals from Gulf Arab countries have met in Saudi Arabia to discuss the region’s security and try and formulate a unified voice on Shiite rival Iran. The meeting in Riyadh on Thursday included the defense, interior and foreign …
  • Iraqis take half of the year off, Saudi king sacks officials and the 'business of war': Week's top 10 business stories on Al Bawaba 27 Apr 2017 19:42 Albawaba Follow Al Bawaba Business on Twitter and Facebook for breaking business news, photos and reports on topics that move the Middle East. (Al Bawaba) From Saudi King’s dismissal of his top officers to Qatar Airways chief’s rant about Trump’s anti-competitive …
  • Saudi Arabian man sentenced to death for anti-Islam tweets 27 Apr 2017 19:38 NYPOST A Saudi Arabian man’s tweets criticizing Islam and the prophet Muhammad will soon cost him his life, according to reports. Ahmad Al Shamri, who is in his early 20s and from the city of Hafir Al Batin, had reportedly renounced Islam, became an atheist and …
  • Saudi entertainment chief sees cinemas returning, eventually 27 Apr 2017 19:31 Reuters RIYADH Saudi Arabia will one day open cinemas and build a world-class opera house, the man spearheading the kingdom’s entertainment reforms said on Thursday, downplaying opposition by powerful religious authorities to changes they see as sinful.The …
  • Saudi govt says making faster than expected progress in cutting costs 27 Apr 2017 19:23 Reuters By Andrew Torchia and Marwa Rashad | RIYADH, April 27 RIYADH, April 27 Saudi Arabia's government is making faster than expected progress in cutting costs and that is the main reason for a stronger budget position so far this year than originally …
  • Indian woman 'sold' in Saudi Arabia rescued 27 Apr 2017 19:19 The Times of India NEW DELHI: Salma Begum, a resident of Hyderabad who was reportedly 'sold and tortured' in Saudi Arabia, has been rescued by authorities and will be returning to India soon, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday. "Indian …
  • Saudi Aramco CEO Says Peak Oil Demand Is a Misleading Theory 27 Apr 2017 18:49 Rigzone (Bloomberg) -- The boss of Saudi Arabia’s state oil company defended petroleum as the mainstay of the global economy, countering theories that demand will peak within years with his own forecast that consumption will keep growing for decades. “The global …
  • Saudi man sentenced to death for criticizing Muhammad on Twitter 27 Apr 2017 18:32 Blaze Saudia Arabia’s religious police are executing Ahmad al-Shamri. His crime: Posting comments on Twitter critical of the Prophet Muhammad. The authorities were tipped off about al-Shamri’s tweets and went on to arrest him some time in 2014, the Washington …
  • A Saudi man has been sentenced to death after insulting the prophet Muhammad on Twitter 27 Apr 2017 17:14 The Washington Post The Saudi religious police had gotten word of Ahmad Al-Shamri's tweets and went to his door sometime in 2014. He was accused of using social media to say disparaging things about Islam and the prophet Muhammad, according to activists. The charge: …
  • Saudi Arabian man sentenced to death after insulting Muhammad on Twitter 27 Apr 2017 17:09 CapitalGazette.com The Saudi religious police had gotten word of Ahmad Al-Shamri's tweets and came to his door sometime in 2014. He was accused of using social media to say disparaging things about Islam and the prophet Muhammad, according to activists. The charge: …