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Saudi Arabia to vet use of Prophet's sayings to counter extremism

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Saudi Aramco asks FTI Consulting to halt IPO investor relations work: sources

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Malaysia-Qatar ties to continue - Nation

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China offers to buy 5 percent of Saudi Aramco directly - sources

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Saudi king hails Trump’s ‘visionary’ new Iran strategy, White House says

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Tillerson to visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, India, Switzerland
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, India and Switzerland in a week-long trip starting on Friday, the State Department said in a statement released on Thursday. In the Middle East, Tillerson will discuss the conflict with Yemen, Iran, and the ongoing dispute with Qatar, among other issues, the department said. In Geneva, he will meet several international organizations to discuss refugees, it added   Read More ...
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Russia, Saudis Team up to Boost Fracking Tech
While Saudi Arabia and Russia are leading the production cut pact between OPEC and 11 non-OPEC oil producers, Russian oil company Gazprom Neft will cooperate with Saudi Aramco on ways to boost production, including in fracking technology and hard-to-recover oil, Gazprom Neft’s CEO Alexander Dyukov said on Wednesday. The two companies have identified six areas for cooperation, and will have to find the format of cooperation and financing, Dyukov told reporters, as quoted by Reuters   Read More ...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Banks boost Saudi on Riyad earnings, Dubai's DSI jumps
* Riyadh Bank is one of first Saudi banks to report * Saudi Kayan climbs on Q3 earnings beat * Dubai’s Drake & Scull up more than a third this month * Abu Dhabi’s Dana Gas up after reassurance on Kurdistan * Egypt’s Alexandria Flour Mills leaps on dividend plan By Andrew Torchia It was one of the first Saudi banks to report quarterly earnings -- Alinma Bank beat analysts’ estimates slightly on Sunday -- so the news buoyed the sector in general   Read More ...
Saudi needs Aramco billions as recession slows austerity drive
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s plans to sell state assets - including a stake in energy giant Saudi Aramco - are becoming even more important to its finances as a recession slows Riyadh’s effort to close a budget deficit caused by low oil prices. Last December, Riyadh released a plan to abolish the deficit by 2020, cutting it from $79 billion (£60 billion) or 12   Read More ...
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Saudi divorce rates rise by 50%
Jeddah: The number of divorce cases in Saudi Arabia has exponentially increased in recent years. According to Saudi Open Data, 35,000 divorce cases were reported in 2015, and 40,000 in 2016. Experts believe that divorce rates have gone up by around 50 per cent this year from last year. According to the General Authority of Statistics, currently one in five marriages end in divorce   Read More ...
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The Latest: Report: Saudi official visits Syria's Raqqa
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): A state-linked Saudi news site says a high-level Saudi official is in the Syrian city of Raqqa, which was recently retaken from the Islamic State group, to discuss his country's role in reconstruction efforts. Okaz quoted unnamed Saudi sources on Thursday as saying that Thamer al-Sabhan is in Raqqa to meet with members of the city's civil council to discuss Saudi Arabia's "prominent role in reconstruction   Read More ...
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The Latest: Report: Saudi official visits Syria's Raqqa
A state-linked Saudi news site says a high-level Saudi official is in the Syrian city of Raqqa, which was recently retaken from the Islamic State group, to discuss his country's role in reconstruction efforts. Okaz quoted unnamed Saudi sources on Thursday as saying that Thamer al-Sabhan is in Raqqa to meet with members of the city's civil council to discuss Saudi Arabia's "prominent role in reconstruction   Read More ...
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Saudi Arabia backs action against Iran
Dubai: Saudi Arabia has expressed its full support of any measures and sanctions that would limit Iran’s aggressive moves and interference in the countries of the region. The Saudi delegate at the United Nations meeting on Wednesday said Iran was misusing the economic benefits it gained after the lifting the sanctions against it after the nuclear agreement. Deputy Head of the Permanent Mission of the kingdom to the United Nations Dr   Read More ...
Hundreds of mysterious stone structures discovered on edge of ancient volcanoes in Saudi Arabia
Hundreds of mysterious structures have been discovered on ancient lava domes in Saudi Arabia by an archaeologist using Google Earth. David Kennedy discovered around 400 stone walls that could be more than 9,000 years old in the western Harrat Khaybar region of the country. These walls are similar in structure to others found around the Middle East that have been dubbed “gates”, due to their resemblance to barred gates when seen from above   Read More ...
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A Saudi Arabian first: Spokeswoman at kingdom's US embassy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As Saudi Arabia feverishly portrays itself as ready to join the ranks of modern, tolerant societies, the kingdom has turned to a once-unlikely messenger -- one of its daughters -- to make its case to the West. On Fatimah Baeshen's first day as the Saudi Embassy in Washington's official spokeswoman, the ultra-conservative nation's rulers issued a decree to lift its ban on women driving, starting next summer   Read More ...
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A Saudi Arabian first: Spokeswoman at kingdom’s US embassy
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Saudi Arabia feverishly portrays itself as ready to join the ranks of modern, tolerant societies, the kingdom has turned to a once-unlikely messenger — one of its daughters — to make its case to the West. On Fatimah Baeshen’s first day as the Saudi Embassy in Washington’s official spokeswoman, the ultra-conservative nation’s rulers issued a decree to lift its ban on women driving, starting next summer   Read More ...
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Why the Liberals equal Saudi Arabia for women in parliament
A little over two years ago Gladys Berejiklian delivered the keynote address at a high-powered business forum on the issue of women in parliament. Declaring the idea that preselection of women solely on merit is "well past its use-by date", she called for all political parties to aim at making 50 per cent of MPs in Australian parliaments women. "The odds of getting preselected are well and truly stacked against women," she said   Read More ...
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Pesawat Saudi mendarat di Baghdad selepas 27 tahun
BAGHDAD: Sebuah pesawat komersial Arab Saudi tiba di ibu kota ini hari ini buat kali pertama dalam tempoh 27 tahun, kata Kementerian Pengangkutan Iraq. Tiada penerbangan antara dua negara jiran itu sejak bekas Presiden Saddam Hussein menceroboh Kuwait pada 1990-an. Arab Saudi dan Emiriah Arab Bersatu (UAE), kedua-duanya mengintai Baghdad yang kini berusaha menghentikan peningkatan pengaruh seteru utamanya, Iran. "Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Baghdad hari ini mengalu-alukan ketibaan pesawat pertama Arab Saudi selepas 27 tahun   Read More ...
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Urawa Reds book Asian Champions League final slot after Rafael Silva header
Urawa Red Diamonds will take on Al Hilal from Saudi Arabia in the final of the Asian Champions League next month, after a goal from Rafael Silva earned the Japanese side a 2-1 aggregate win over China’s Shanghai SIPG on Wednesday. Silva scored 11 minutes into the second leg at Saitama Stadium after the teams had shared a 1-1 draw in their first meeting in Shanghai   Read More ...
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UK court rules against Saudi diplomat in slavery case
A landmark ruling by Britain's highest court in favour of a Filipina domestic worker who alleges she was trafficked and treated like a slave by a Saudi diplomat could pave the way for other victims to seek justice, activists said Wednesday.Britain's Supreme Court Wednesday ruled that the employment tribunal should hear Reyes' allegations of abuse as Malki no longer had full diplomatic immunity after finishing his posting and leaving Britain in 2014   Read More ...
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Saudi Arabia to vet use of Prophet's sayings to counter extremism
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, is to monitor interpretations of the Prophet Muhammad's teachings to prevent them being used to justify violence or terrorism, the Culture and Information Ministry has said. In a decree, King Salman ordered the establishment of an authority to scrutinise uses of the "hadith" - accounts of the sayings, actions or habits of the Prophet that are used by preachers and jurists to support teachings and edicts on all aspects of life   Read More ...
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Arab Petroleum Investments Corp hires banks for dollar sukuk
Dubai: Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), a multilateral development bank based in Saudi Arabia, has hired banks ahead of a potential US dollar denominated sukuk. The potential bond sale, expected to take place next week, is the latest in a string of bond deals in the Gulf, as companies follow the region’s governments in tapping the international debt markets. The planned five-year sukuk would be the company’s second Islamic debt sale after a $500 million (Dh1   Read More ...
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Saudi aeroplane arrives in Baghdad, first time in 27 years
BAGHDAD A Saudi Arabian commercial aeroplane arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday for the first time in 27 years, the Iraqi transport ministry said. There have been no flights between the neighbouring countries since former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are both wooing Baghdad now in an effort to halt the growing regional influence of arch-foe Iran   Read More ...
Enabling national transformation through digitalisation
A few days ago, I had the privilege of hosting an interesting panel discussion with some of Saudi Arabia’s most influential CIOs, during which they examined the potential impact of digital transformation in the context of the kingdom’s National Transformation Program (NTP). The NTP forms part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 initiative, a long-term economic blueprint designed to curtail the country’s dependence on oil   Read More ...
Qatar says Gulf crisis 'undermines' fight against IS
DUBAI (AFP) -- The fight against the Islamic State group has suffered in the Gulf crisis, which has seen Doha isolated from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Qatar‘s foreign minister said Wednesday. The closure of Qatar’s only land border and the airspace ban on Qatari planes “undermines the global efforts in countering” IS in Iraq and Syria, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said in an interview with CNBC   Read More ...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Petchems pull down Saudi, Dubai developers active on earnings
* 12 of 14 listed Saudi petchems drop * Builder Khodari falls after quarterly earnings * Insurer Malath soars after rights trading ends * Real estate developers slide in Qatar * Egypt’s Electro Cable surges in very heavy trade By Andrew Torchia The Saudi index fell 0.7 percent as 12 of 14 listed petrochemical producers dropped, with Yanbu Petrochemical down 1   Read More ...
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A Saudi Arabian first: Spokeswoman at kingdom's US embassy
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Saudi Arabia feverishly portrays itself as ready to join the ranks of modern, tolerant societies, the kingdom has turned to a once-unlikely messenger — one of its daughters — to make its case to the West. On Fatimah Baeshen's first day as the Saudi Embassy in Washington's official spokeswoman, the ultra-conservative nation's rulers issued a decree to lift its ban on women driving, starting next summer   Read More ...
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Saudi airplane arrives in Baghdad, first time in 27 years
BAGHDAD (REUTERS) - A Saudi Arabian commercial airplane arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday (Oct 18) for the first time in 27 years, the Iraqi transport ministry said. There have been no flights between the neighbouring countries since former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are both wooing Baghdad now in an effort to halt the growing regional influence of arch-foe Iran   Read More ...
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Saudi Arabia to vet use of Prophet's sayings to counter extremism
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, is to monitor interpretations of the Prophet Mohammad's teachings to prevent them being used to justify violence or terrorism, the Culture and Information Ministry has said. In a decree, King Salman ordered the establishment of an authority to scrutinise uses of the "hadith" - accounts of the sayings, actions or habits of the Prophet that are used by preachers and jurists to support teachings and edicts on all aspects of life   Read More ...
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Saudi Arabia to vet use of Prophet's sayings to counter extremism
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, is to monitor interpretations of the Prophet Mohammad's teachings to prevent them being used to justify violence or terrorism, the Culture and Information Ministry has said. In a decree, King Salman ordered the establishment of an authority to scrutinise uses of the "hadith" - accounts of the sayings, actions or habits of the Prophet that are used by preachers and jurists to support teachings and edicts on all aspects of life   Read More ...
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Saudi airplane arrives in Baghdad for first time in 27 years
BAGHDAD - A Saudi Arabian airplane arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday for the first time in 27 years, a statement from the Iraqi transport ministry said.   Read More ...
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Saudi carrier launches direct flight to Iraq after 27 years
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi budget-carrier flynas has launched a route from the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to Baghdad, marking the first direct flight between the two countries since the 1991 Gulf War. The carrier posted on its Twitter account an image of the crew that took part in the inaugural flight, which took off to Baghdad just before noon Wednesday   Read More ...
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Saudi airplane arrives in Baghdad for first time in 27 years: Iraq
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian airplane arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday for the first time in 27 years, a statement from the Iraqi transport ministry said. Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Writing by Arwa Gaballa; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg.   Read More ...
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Saudi carrier launches direct flight to Iraq after 27 years
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi budget-carrier flynas has launched a route from the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to Baghdad, marking the first direct flight between the two countries since the 1991 Gulf War. The carrier posted on its Twitter account an image of the crew that took part in the inaugural flight, which took off to Baghdad just before noon Wednesday   Read More ...
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Saudi Oil Minister says full Aramco IPO is on track for 2018
London: Saudi Arabia is still aiming to complete both international and domestic portions of the initial public offering of its state oil company in 2018, Oil Minister Khalid Al Falih said Tuesday. Asked whether both parts of the IPO will happen next year, Al Falih said: “Yes of course; it is on track.” He declined to answer questions on whether Chinese investors were interested in buying ahead of the IPO as cornerstone investors   Read More ...
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'Bringing back the dark ages of tribes': Saudi Arabia accused of bid to destabilize Qatar
Saudi Arabia has been accused of trying to engineer a change of power in the neighboring gulf state of Qatar. Qatar has endured a four-month economic embargo imposed by a group of fellow Gulf Cooperation Council countries, including Saudi Arabia. The alliance has accused Qatar of allying with Iran in the support of terrorism. "We see (Saudi) government officials talking about regime change   Read More ...
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Pak army chief quietly visits Saudi and UAE as QCG talks on Afghan peace kicks off
The Pakistani army chief Gen. Qamar Bajwa has quietly visited Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates as the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) talks on Afghan peace kicked off in Muscat of Oman. According to the Pakistani media reports, the quiet visits by Gen. Bajwa coincided with the launch of the QCG talks by Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, and United States. No further details have been given regarding the visit of Gen   Read More ...
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Saudi Oil Minister Plays Down Prospect of Aramco Abandoning IPO
Saudi Arabia still plans to publicly list a portion of its state oil company in 2018, the kingdom’s oil minister said Tuesday, after reports that the effort may be abandoned.   Read More ...
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Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of promoting 'regime change'
Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of trying to engineer "regime change" during its four-month blockade of its Gulf neighbour. Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani told CNBC on Tuesday that Riyadh is attempting to destabilise Qatar's leadership. "We see [Saudi] government officials talking about regime change… We see a country that is bringing back the dark ages of tribes and putting them together in order to create a pressure on connected tribes in Qatar," he said   Read More ...
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Saudis Al Hilal into AFC Champions Lea gue final
MUSCAT (AFP) - Omar Kharbin scored twice as Saudi giants Al Hilal eased into the AFC Champions League final with a 6-2 aggregate victory over Iran's Persepolis following a 2-2 draw in their semi-final second leg on Tuesday. Al Hilal already had one foot in the final after an emphatic 4-0 victory over the leading Iranian side in the first leg, but Tuesday's match proved much tougher with Persepolis taking the lead on two occasions only for Al Hilal to bounce back twice and clinch a draw   Read More ...
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Bajwa back home after ‘quiet’ visit to Saudi Arabia, UAE
The army chief’s ‘quiet’ visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia coincided with a meeting of representatives from Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and the US in Muscat to revive the stalled Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG). On Saturday, Gen Bajwa met Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and prime minister of the UAE, as well as other key Emirati leaders   Read More ...
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Qatar suggests Gulf crisis hurts fight against Islamic State - CNBC
(Reuters) - Qatar's foreign minister suggested on Tuesday that measures taken by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states in their dispute with Qatar had hurt the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State, according to the text of an interview with CNBC. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic and trade links with Qatar in June, suspending air and shipping routes with the world’s biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas, which is also home to the region’s biggest U   Read More ...
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Qatar suggests Gulf crisis hurts fight against Islamic State: CNBC
(Reuters) - Qatar’s foreign minister suggested on Tuesday that measures taken by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states in their dispute with Qatar had hurt the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State, according to the text of an interview with CNBC. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic and trade links with Qatar in June, suspending air and shipping routes with the world’s biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas, which is also home to the region’s biggest U   Read More ...
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Aramco asks FTI Consulting to halt IPO investor relations work
Khobar (Saudi Arabia), Dubai: State-owned Saudi Aramco has asked FTI Consulting to suspend its investor relations advisory work related to the oil company’s planned initial public offering, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Aramco brought in Brunswick to advise on media relations and appointed FTI Consulting to manage investor relations. It was not immediately clear why FTI was asked to suspend its work for Aramco, but one of the sources said the latest decision could broaden Brunswick’s role beyond media relations   Read More ...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf mixed, insurers help Saudi Arabia
* Saudi’s Malath leaps after rights trading ends * Petrochemical stocks mixed * Abu Dhabi’s Dana keeps sinking after sukuk trial delay * Qatar’s Masraf al Rayan flat despite beating estimates * Real estate developer Barwa drags down Qatar index By Aziz El Yaakoubi The main Saudi index inched up 0.2 percent. In the insurance sector, which sank last week on expectations for a shakeout in the sector caused by tougher regulation, Malath Insurance surged 9   Read More ...
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