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Saudi Arabia has issued a list of 83 wanted militants living overseas, calling on them to return to their home country and resume normal life
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In 2008, Saudi Arabia ceased to be self sufficient in wheat production. It is looking to access land overseas to grow crops, possibly in Pakistan or the Horn of Africa. China is acquiring agricultural land in Southern Africa for similar purposes. And Daewoo Logistic is looking to lease land in Madagascar, to grow food for South Korea. Other countries in South Asia and the Gulf are considering similar moves. None of these countries needs...
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Nearly all forms of modern entertainment - particularly those that bring men and women together - are regarded by conservative Saudis as morally corrosive and can, in their eyes, undermine the religious foundation of the Saudi society and state.

2009-06-29

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Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki says he has been informed that Osama Bin Laden's daughter Iman is currently staying in Tehran.

2009-12-25

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Saudi Arabia has conducted tests to stand down its air defences to enable Israeli jets to make a bombing raid on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

2010-06-12

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A Saudi judge is reported to have asked hospitals if it is possible to cut the spinal cord of the man, found guilty of paralysing another man in a fight.

2010-08-21

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Whistle-blowing website Wikileaks has released a new set of secret US files. This latest batch of documents - cables sent by US embassies to the state department - is bigger than past releases on Afghanistan and Iraq. It includes reports of Arab states - including the king of Saudi Arabia - urging the US to attack Iran and end its nuclear weapons programme.

2010-11-28

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The controversial whistle-blowing site Wilileaks has released a cache of 250,000 secret messages sent by US diplomatic staff. Here are some of the key issues the documents reveal, as reported by the New York Times and Guardian newspapers.

2010-11-28

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Troops from a number of Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE, have arrived in Bahrain at the request of the kingdom, officials say. It comes a day after the worst violence since seven anti-government protesters were killed in clashes with security forces last month. Dozens of people were injured on Sunday as protesters pushed back police and barricaded roads. Bahrain's opposition said the foreign forces amounted to an...

2011-03-14

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Security forces with tanks have overrun a square in the centre of Bahrain's capital Manama where anti-government protesters have been camped for weeks.

2011-03-16

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A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a woman to 10 lashes for breaking the country's ban on female drivers.

2011-09-27

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A report in Saudi Arabia has warned that if Saudi women were given the right to drive, it would spell the end of virginity in the country.

2011-12-02

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