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The grand mufti of Saudi Arabia said a ban on women driving in the conservative Gulf state protects society from "evil".
The Kazakhstan Ambassador to Saudi Arabia has been appointed.
Saudi Arabia was braced for possible protests Saturday after women activists declared an "open driving campaign" against the deeply conservative kingdom's ban on women behind the wheel.
Despite their country boasting the world's greatest oil wealth, many Saudis complain their salaries are not enough to make ends meet, and are taking to Twitter to demand more money.
The United States could push past Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world's largest single producer of oil and of natural gas this year.
Saudi Arabia's ageing King Abdullah, whose reduced public appearances have sparked health scares, held an audience in the Red Sea resort of Jeddah Sunday.
Researchers in Britain and Saudi Arabia said on Friday that gene profiling of the MERS virus had provided insights, but no answer, as to how the mysterious microbe spreads.
The administration of the Spiritual Management of the Muslims of Kazakhstan transports up to $1.5 million in cash in a bag to Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia has arrested two suspected members of Al-Qaeda who may have been plotting against Western embassies in the Middle East.
Researchers on Friday pointed to the Arabian camel as a possible host of the deadly human MERS virus plaguing the Middle East.
Three women have contracted the deadly MERS virus in Saudi Arabia, which has been hardest hit by the enigmatic disease.
The broadest probe yet into the deadly MERS virus which erupted in Saudi Arabia last year says older patients, men, and people with underlying medical conditions are those particularly at risk.
Encouraged by a multi-billion euro contract to build a high-speed rail in Saudi Arabia, recession-hit Spain is fighting to win more lucrative train contracts abroad.
A Saudi princess was to be released from US jail on bail after being charged with enslaving a Kenyan woman, forcing her to work in abusive conditions and withholding her passport.
US Secretary of State John Kerry headed Tuesday to Saudi Arabia in hopes of coordinating support for Syria's rebels amid fears that a prolonged civil war will embolden extremists.
Four more people have died from the MERS virus in Saudi Arabia, bringing the death toll from the SARS-like virus in the kingdom to 32.
An Indonesian woman died Sunday in a fire lit by workers outside her country's consulate in western Saudi Arabia, where thousands converged seeking to resolve their immigration status.
The OPEC oil cartel was widely expected on Friday to maintain its collective output ceiling amid lingering worries over the health of global energy demand.
A new case of the deadly coronavirus has been detected in Saudi Arabia where 15 people have already died after contracting it, the health ministry announced on Saturday on its Internet website.
Panic has gripped Saudis in the country's east, where most cases of the deadly coronavirus have been detected, witnesses said, as the death toll from the SARS-like virus in the kingdom hits 15.
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