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Saudi Arabia shuts down lingerie shops with male staff


September 17th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has ordered closure of around 100 lingerie shops in Riyadh for violating new regulations that ban men from working as sales staff, the Daily ... Read more...

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India-Saudi Arabia to enhance defence cooperation


September 10th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) India and Saudi Arabia will enhance bilateral cooperation with defence exchanges and interaction between their armed forces, the government said Monday.The two countries held the ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia, Bahrain discuss bilateral relations


August 1st, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, Aug 1 (IANS/WAM) Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have held bilateral talks during which the two sides reviewed prospects of furthering cooperation between them.They also discussed the latest developments in ... Read more...

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Pakistan PM leaves for Saudi Arabia


July 15th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf left for Madina Sunday on a two- day official visit to Saudi Arabia.Ahead of leaving on his first official foreign ... Read more...

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Saudi princess seeks political asylum in Britain


July 9th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 9 (IANS) A Saudi Arabian princess has sought political asylum in Britain because she fears for her safety in her home country, the Daily Mail reported Monday.Princess Sara ... Read more...

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Saudi King Abdullah names Prince Salman crown prince


June 20th, 2012 - 2:28 am ICT by BNO News
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (BNO NEWS) -- Saudi Arabian King Abdullah on late Monday appointed Prince Salman as the kingdom's new crown prince and deputy premier in addition to his existing defense post, ... Read more...

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UAE leaders greet new Saudi crown prince


June 19th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 18 (IANS/WAM) United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan sent his contratulations to Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on his appointment as Saudi ... Read more...

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Saudi king chooses new crown prince, interior minister


June 18th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, June 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Monday selected Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz as the new crown prince and appointed him deputy premier and ... Read more...

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Saudi prince’s funeral services held in Mecca (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, June 17 (IANS) Saudi crown prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who breathed his last Saturday following a prolonged illness, was Sunday buried after sunset prayers in the ... Read more...

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Salman Khurshid arrives for Saudi Arabian prince’s funeral


June 17th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, June 17 (IANS) Indian Law Minister Salman Khurshid arrived here Sunday for the funeral of Saudi Arabia's crown prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud who died Saturday, the ... Read more...

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World leaders condole Saudi prince’s death


June 17th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, June 17 (IANS) A number of world leaders have sent their condolences to Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the royal family and the people over ... Read more...

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India PM condoles Saudi prince’s death


June 17th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday expressed grief over the death of Saudi Arabia's deputy prime minister and crown prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, ... Read more...

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Saudi prince’s funeral to be held in Mecca


June 17th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, June 17 (IANS) The funeral prayers for Saudi crown prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who breathed his last Saturday following a prolonged illness, will be held Sunday ... Read more...

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Gilani, Kayani to attend Saudi prince’s funeral


June 17th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 17 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani left for Saudi Arabia Sunday to attend the funeral prayers of ... Read more...

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Obama mourns death of Saudi crown prince


June 17th, 2012 - 7:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Saturday mourned the death of Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, speaking highly of the prince's role ... Read more...

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UAE mourns death of Saudi crown prince


June 16th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 16 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates Saturday expressed its sorrow over the death of Saudi Arabian crown prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at the age of ... Read more...

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Saudi crown prince passes away in Geneva (Second Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, June 16 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's heir apparent Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud died Saturday at a Geneva hospital following prolonged illness, Al Jazeera reported. The 78-year-old was undergoing ... Read more...

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Saudi crown prince,78, dies in Geneva (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, June 16 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's heir apparent Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud breathed his last Saturday at a Geneva hospital following an illness, Al Jazeera reported. He was ... Read more...

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Saudi crown prince dies in Geneva at 78


June 16th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, June 16 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's heir apparent prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud passed away Saturday in Geneva following an illness, Al Jazeera reported. He was 78.Nayef, who was ... Read more...

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jamia to run 50-bed medical centre


April 28th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A 50-bed medical centre, named after King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, has been inaugurated at Jamia Millia Islamia, officials said Saturday.Named after King Abdullah bin ... Read more...

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Antony’s visit: India, Saudi Arabia seek stronger ties


February 15th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Feb 15 (IANS) India and Saudi Arabia have looked at ways to enhance bilateral ties during the two-day visit of Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony.Defence Minister Prince Salman bin ... Read more...

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Saudi offer to hike crude exports to India


February 14th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Feb 14 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has offered to increase its export of crude oil to India. King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud conveyed this to Indian Defence ... Read more...

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Indian defence minister leaves for Saudi Arabia


February 13th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony left Monday on a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, the first by an Indian defence minister to the Gulf nation with ... Read more...

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In a first, Antony goes to Saudi Arabia on key defence visit


February 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) As part of India's larger geopolitics and global security strategy, A.K. Antony will pay a two-day visit from Monday to Saudi Arabia, the first ... Read more...

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China, Saudi Arabia pledge to promote exchanges


January 15th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) China and Saudi Arabia have pledged to work together to promote world peace and expand cooperation as Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao paid an official visit to ... Read more...

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GCC leaders welcome Gulf Union proposal


December 20th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Dec 20 (IANS/WAM) The leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have welcomed a proposal from the Saudi king for a Gulf Union.Saudi king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al ... Read more...

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Saudi king names new defence minister


November 6th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Nov 5 (IANS) Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud appointed Prince Salman, the governor of Riyadh province, as the kingdom's new defence and aviation minister, following the death ... Read more...

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Saudi King Abdullah names Prince Naif crown prince


October 28th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by BNO News
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (BNO NEWS) -- Saudi Arabian King Abdullah on Thursday appointed Prince Naif as the crown prince and deputy premier following the death of Crown Prince Sultan Abdul Aziz al ... Read more...

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$50 mn Saudi aid for Turkey quake survivors


October 28th, 2011 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Oct 28 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will give $50 million for quake relief in Turkey, the official media reported.The offer was announced Thursday by Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al ... Read more...

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Saudi defence minister dead (Lead)


October 22nd, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Oct 22 (IANS) Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, who was minister of defence and aviation and one of the top leaders of the oil-rich kingdom next only ... Read more...

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Saudi king to undergo back surgery


October 17th, 2011 - 5:25 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Oct 17 (IANS) Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was Sunday admitted to a hospital in Riyadh for a back surgery, Xinhua reported.He was brought to King Abdulaziz ... Read more...

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UN chief hails voting rights for Saudi women


September 30th, 2011 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 30 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has hailed the decision to grant voting rights to women in Saudi Arabia."The secretary-general welcomes recent announcements by the custodian of ... Read more...

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Geojit BNP Paribas forms joint venture in Oman


September 21st, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (IANS) Geojit BNP Paribas has formed a new joint venture in Oman with the Qurum Business Group (QBG) and National Securities Co, a leading Omani brokerage ... Read more...

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Roman Abramovich unable to dock his ‘Eclipse’ yacht as it is too big


August 25th, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is not a happy man these days as his yacht named Eclipse is apparently too big to dock at the Millionaire’s quay. His ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda welcomes revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, questions the intentions of the West


March 30th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by BNO News
SANA'A (BNO NEWS) -- Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on Wednesday welcomed the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia but questioned the intentions of the Western world. It also expects that the ... Read more...

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