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Death threats against Saudi TV Star

A Saudi TV star has earned death threats for deploying a new weapon against Islamic State: laughter. “Selfie”, a sketch comedy show which debuted last week on Saudi-owned pan-Arab satellite channel MBC, has won praise from influential voices in the Middle East for daring to mock the hardline militant group. In one scene, a group of buffoonish holy warriors at ...

Saudi soldier killed in shelling near Yemeni border

A Saudi soldier was killed and another wounded by shelling from forces loyal to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh and Houthi rebels near the Yemen border. The shelling Saturday morning was directed at security guards in the southwestern Saudi border area of Jizan, according to a statement by the Interior Ministry on SPA. An Arab military coalition led by ...

France to study nuclear feasibility for Saudi Arabia

­ France said Wednesday it would look into building two nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia as part of a multibillion-euro package of deals, days before the deadline of nuclear talks with the kingdom’s rival, Iran. A feasibility study will be carried out to build two European Pressurized Reactors in Saudi Arabia, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced after a meeting ...

Saudi TV star earned death threats for against Islamic State with laugh

A Saudi TV star has earned death threats for deploying a new weapon against Islamic State: laughter. “Selfie”, a sketch comedy show which debuted last week on Saudi-owned pan-Arab satellite channel MBC, has won praise from influential voices in the Middle East for daring to mock the hardline militant group. In one scene, a group of buffoonish holy warriors at ...

Saudi-led strikes targeted more than 20 positions across Yemen

Saudi-led strikes targeted more than 20 Houthi militia positions across Yemen late on Sunday, according to residents. Three raids on the Houthi-controlled international airport in Aden were reported, as well as strikes in Hajja province along Yemen’s border with Saudi Arabia, according to Reuters news agency. Houthi militias have repeatedly clashed with Saudi forces on the border in recent weeks. ...

Saudi beheads murderers, adding to ‘campaign of death’Share Tweet Saudi beheads murderers, adding to ‘campaign of death’

RIYADH: A day after Saudi Arabia carried out the 100th execution of year 2015, two more of its citizens were beheaded for murder on Tuesday. According to a rights group, this adds to a “campaign of death” in which more than 100 people have been executed. Mohammed al-Otaibi was convicted of shooting dead another Saudi, the interior ministry said in a ...

Saudi Arabia opened stock market valued at $585 billion

Saudi Arabia’s stock market, valued at $585 billion, opened up to direct foreign investment for the first time Monday, as the kingdom seeks an economic boost amid low global oil prices. The opening of the Tadawul Saudi Stock Exchange allows companies, particularly those that are not in the oil business, to raise money straight from foreign investors, with the goal ...

Saudi Arabia’s supreme court upheld a sentence of 10 years and 1000 lashes against blogger

Saudi Arabia’s supreme court has upheld a sentence of 10 years in jail and 1000 lashes against blogger Raif Badawi on charges of insulting Islam. The judgement came despite worldwide outrage over his case and criticism from the United Nations, United States, the European Union, Canada and others. “This is a final decision that is irrevocable,” Badawi’s wife Ensaf Haidar ...

Saudi Arabia maintains its share of the global oil market

Saudi Arabia is trying to maintain its share of the global oil market rather than use its power in OPEC to curb US producers, according to David Petraeus, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The Middle East nation understands that the US is becoming more efficient in generating oil and that there isn’t a set cost for production, Petraeus said in ...

Saudi and Kuwait shut the second oilfield in the neutral zone

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait decided to shut the second oilfield in the neutral zone, effectively halting output in the area which produced 500,000 barrels of oil, an official said Monday. “A decision has been taken today to shut operations at Wafra oilfield… for two weeks for periodical maintenance,” head of the trade union of Kuwait Gulf Oil Co. (KGOC) Fadghoush ...

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