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©Reuters/Samsul Said Saudi tests Cadbury chocolate for pork traces Saudi Arabia has withdrawn Cadbury chocolate bars from the market for tests to ensure the products do not contain traces of pig DNA, after the banned substance was detected in Malaysia.
03 июня 2014
Kuwait's emir makes landmark visit to Iran Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on Sunday started a landmark visit to Tehran focused on mending fences between Shiite Iran and the Sunni-ruled monarchies in the Gulf.
02 июня 2014
©Reuters/Jim Young 13 new MERS deaths in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia has announced 13 more deaths from the MERS coronavirus, as the World Health Organisation prepared for an emergency meeting over worries about the spread of the disease.
11 мая 2014
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah. ©Reuters/Kevin Lamarque Saudis get Internet hotline to the king Saudi citizens can now petition 90-year-old King Abdullah directly and lodge complaints through an Internet site set up at the initiative of the monarch himself.
04 мая 2014
The Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). ©Reuters/National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Deadly Middle East respiratory virus strikes in US The first case of MERS, a dangerous respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East and has a high death rate, has been confirmed in the United States, officials said.
03 мая 2014
©Reuters/Mohamed Al Hwaity Saudi prince killed endangered birds A Saudi prince with a taste for the traditional sport of falconry illegally hunted 2,100 endangered birds while on holiday in Pakistan, officials said.
24 апреля 2014
Abd Al Rahim Hussayn Muhammad al-Nashiri. ©Reuters/Janet Hamlin Judge's order on CIA secret prisons released in full The US government must turn over information on secret CIA interrogation centers connected to the trial of the alleged mastermind of the 2000 USS Cole bombing, a military judge said in an order released in full Tuesday.
23 апреля 2014
©Reuters/Tomas Bravo Saudi MERS death toll rises to 66 Saudi health authorities have reported the deaths of another two men from the MERS coronavirus, bringing the death toll from the respiratory disease in the worst hit country to 66.
07 апреля 2014
Dr Maha Al Muneef. Photo courtesy of Obama to meet woman activist on Saudi visit US President Barack Obama will meet a woman activist in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, when women have pledged to defy a driving ban, a US official said.
29 марта 2014
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. ©Reuters/Brendan Smialowski Mistrust overshadows Obama's Saudi trip King Abdullah meets President Barack Obama Friday as mistrust fuelled by differences over Iran and Syria overshadows a decades-long Saudi-US alliance.
28 марта 2014
Bakhyt Batyshev. Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan appoints new ambassador to Bahrain Bakhyt Batyshev has been appointed new Ambassador of Kazakhstan in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
26 марта 2014
©Reuters/Wolfgang Rattay Saudi MERS death toll rises to 63 Saudi health authorities said Saturday a young man had died from the MERS coronavirus, bringing the death toll from the respiratory disease in the worst-hit country to 63.
15 марта 2014
National Security Agency (NSA) Director General Keith Alexander. ©Reuters/Gary Cameron 'Free world' governments among worst for online spying: watchdog Shady agencies at the service of democratically elected governments are among the worst online spies in the world, media watchdog RSF said Wednesday, putting them on the same level as offenders in Iran, China and Saudi Arabia.
12 марта 2014
©Reuters/Regis Duvignau Saudi jails Islamist for 8 years for Twitter protest call A Saudi court Sunday jailed an Islamist for eight years on charges of inciting protests, mocking the monarch and criticising the security services on Twitter.
10 марта 2014
Woman in Saudi media first wants others to follow Soumayya Jabarti, the first female editor of a Saudi national daily, hopes to see more women take up top media posts in the ultra-conservative Muslim state.
18 февраля 2014
Hollande tackles Middle Eastern crises on Saudi visit French President Francois Hollande and Saudi King Abdullah on Sunday held talks on escalating tensions in the Middle East, with a focus on Lebanon and Syria, during a visit also aimed at boosting commercial ties.
31 декабря 2013
Syria views Saudi as number one enemy Syria now views Saudi Arabia as its number one enemy and accuses it of trying to destroy the country by arming jihadists and other rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad.
22 декабря 2013
Ethiopia's colossal human airlift from Saudi Arabia When Ethiopia started repatriating its citizens living illegally in Saudi Arabia last month, 30,000 people were expected to return.
13 декабря 2013
US to maintain 35,000 troops in Gulf region: Hagel The United States is committed to maintaining a 35,000-strong force in the Gulf region regardless of a nuclear deal with Iran, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said Saturday in Bahrain.
07 декабря 2013
OPEC to sit tight over oil output on supply strains OPEC is set to stick to its oil output limit at a meeting here on Wednesday, even as Iraq and Iran eye higher crude exports amid slashed Libyan production.
04 декабря 2013

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