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Stories with place: Saudi Arabia
  • UN: civilian death toll in Yemen conflict tops 1,500 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 8:20 am

    BERLIN - The United Nations' human rights office says the number of civilians killed in three months of violence in Yemen has risen above 1,500.

  • Saudis arrest 3 brothers in connection with Kuwait attack 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 4:52 am

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi authorities say they have arrested three brothers in connection with last month's deadly attack on a Shiite mosque in neighboring Kuwait.

  • Airstrike hits market north of Yemen's Aden, over 45 killed 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 10:44 am

    SANAA, Yemen - A massive airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting rebels hit a local marketplace in Yemen, killing over 45 civilians on Monday, security officials and eyewitnesses said.

  • Foreigner in Philippines tests positive for MERS virus 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 2:20 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A 36-year-old foreigner who arrived in the Philippines from the Middle East is under quarantine after testing positive for the MERS virus, health officials said Monday.

  • Report: Saudi king censors TV host, pro-Brotherhood scholar 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 7:58 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A government-linked Saudi news website reported Thursday that King Salman ordered an investigation and trial of a pro-Muslim Brotherhood scholar and a television host after an episode that was critical of his predecessor King Abdullah's policies toward the outlawed Islamist group.

  • Kuwait promotes unity in wake of bombing designed to divide 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 2:39 pm

    KUWAIT CITY - An Islamic State sympathizer's deadly bombing in a packed Kuwaiti mosque last week was designed to fit an all-too-familiar pattern: extremists attack Shiites to stoke sectarian hatred and then proclaim themselves the defenders of Sunnis against those they denounce as heretics.

  • UN declares highest-level humanitarian emergency in Yemen 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 1:09 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations on Wednesday declared its highest-level humanitarian emergency in conflict-torn Yemen, where over 80 percent of the population need assistance. U.N. officials have said the Arab world's most impoverished country is now a step away from famine.

  • Billionaire Saudi prince vows to donate $32 billion fortune 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 10:44 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest people, has announced he will donate all of his wealth to charity over the coming years.

  • Rights group says airstrikes in Yemen killed many civilians 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 1:47 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Human Rights Watch says in a new report that airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition on Saada city in northern Yemen killed dozens of civilians in an apparent violation of the laws of war. The city is controlled by Shiite rebels.

  • The Iran deal: A look at what it does and problems remaining story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 4:29 am

    VIENNA - World powers and Iran are back in nuclear talks, and this round may be the deciding one.

  • For world, limited options if Iran talks fall apart story has photos
    Updated: Jun-29-15 3:17 pm

    CAIRO - The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended due to stubborn disputes, with the sides publicly sticking to positions and facing internal pressure from opponents ready to pounce on any compromise.

  • Kuwait mosque bomber raised no red flags, transited Bahrain story has photos
    Updated: Jun-29-15 11:38 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The Saudi man who blew himself up inside a Shiite mosque in Kuwait managed to slip out of his home country without raising any red flags and board a commercial flight transiting nearby Bahrain less than 24 hours before the deadly attack.

  • UN urges peace talks and urgent aid delivery to Yemen 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 1:11 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council urged all parties in conflict-wracked Yemen on Thursday to attend future peace talks and facilitate the immediate delivery of humanitarian aid to the impoverished nation where the risk of famine is growing.

  • Saudi Arabia, France sign billions in ship, plane deals 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 12:35 pm

    PARIS - Saudi Arabia signed agreements worth billions of dollars on Wednesday to buy helicopters, Airbus jets and two possible nuclear reactors from France.

  • Saunas and art therapy: Rehab for convicted Saudi extremists story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 3:46 am

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - For most of his 20s, all Badr al-Enezi could think about was becoming a jihadi fighter. After getting in touch with former Guantanamo Bay prisoners who had returned to militancy, he began plotting how to take up arms.

  • Saudi cables suggest money links with media 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 5:12 pm

    BEIRUT - A financially troubled Lebanese TV network received a $2 million Saudi bailout in return for adopting a pro-Riyadh editorial policy. A news agency in Guinea got a $2,000 gift, while small publications across the Arab world received tens of thousands of dollars in inflated subscription fees.

  • WikiLeaks: Saudis tried to shield students from US scandal 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 3:16 pm

    CAIRO - A group of Saudi students caught in a cheating scandal at a Montana college were offered flights home by their kingdom's diplomats to avoid the possibility of deportation or arrest, according to a cache of Saudi Embassy memos recently published by WikiLeaks and a senior official at the school involved.

  • Saudi sentences 2 ex-army officers, 6 others for terrorism 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 9:49 am

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's counterterrorism court has convicted two former military officers on terrorism charges, including supporting al-Qaida attacks on Saudi officials and "rejoicing" at an assassination attempt against the kingdom's deputy interior minister.

  • Nevada to tax music events as Vegas becomes festival mecca 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 9:48 am

    LAS VEGAS - Northern Nevada has long been known as home to the freewheeling counterculture Burning Man festival in the starkly beautiful Black Rock Desert. In the past five years, Las Vegas, too, has evolved into a festival goers' mecca.

  • Nevada to tax music events as Vegas becomes festival mecca 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 2:40 pm

    LAS VEGAS - Northern Nevada has long been known as home to the freewheeling counterculture Burning Man festival in the starkly beautiful Black Rock Desert. In the past five years, Las Vegas, too, has evolved into a festival goers' mecca.

  • WikiLeaks reveals Saudi intrigue and unpaid limo bills story has photos
    Updated: Jun-20-15 5:25 pm

    ISTANBUL - At the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, diplomats talked about airing the grievances of disenchanted local youth using Facebook and Twitter. At the embassy in Khartoum, they reported anxiously on Iran's military aid to Sudan.

  • Muslims worldwide to mark the start of Ramadan on Thursday story has photos
    Updated: Jun-17-15 6:06 pm

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Muslims around the world will mark the start of Ramadan on Thursday, a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts.

  • Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader killed in US strike in Yemen story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-16-15 11:08 pm

    CAIRO - A U.S. airstrike has killed al-Qaida's second-most-powerful figure, the head of its Yemeni branch, dealing the terror network its biggest blow since the killing of Osama bin Laden at a time when it is vying with the Islamic State group for the mantle of global jihad.

  • Saudi Arabia opens $585B stock market to foreign investors story has photos
    Updated: Jun-15-15 9:16 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - 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.

  • Saudi airport staff sentenced for abusing Iranian pilgrims 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 11:48 am

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - A Saudi security official says two airport employees have been convicted and sentenced to four years in prison each for sexually harassing two male Iranian pilgrims.