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Camel sculptures carved in Saudi Arabia are likely the oldest large-scale animal reliefs in the world

Multiple camel sculptures carved into rock faces in Saudi Arabia are likely to be the oldest large-scale animal reliefs in the world, a study says. When the carvings were first discovered in 2018, researchers estimated they were created about 2,000 years ago. This was based on their similarity to reliefs at Jordan’s famous ancient city […]

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United States removes ‘certain air defence assets’ from Saudi Arabia

The United States has removed its most advanced missile defence systems from Saudi Arabia in recent weeks amid ongoing cross-border attacks levied by Yemen’s Houthi movement, The Associated Press has reported. The news agency analysed satellite footage of the Prince Sultan air base, which previously had a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) unit and […]

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FBI declassifies documents looking into connections between 9/11 attackers and Saudi Arabia

The FBI has released a newly declassified document that looks into connections between Saudi citizens in the US and two of the 9/11 attackers. Relatives of victims have long urged the release of the files, arguing Saudi officials had advanced knowledge but did not try to stop the attacks. But the document provides no evidence […]

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Saudi Arabia intercept Houthi missiles aimed to target oil facilities

Saudi Arabia intercepted three missiles and three drones fired by Houthi rebels in neighbouring Yemen. One was destroyed in the eastern city of Dammam, where falling shrapnel injured two children and damaged buildings, the defence ministry said. The Houthis said they had targeted Saudi oil facilities. The other attacks were aimed at oil sites in […]

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Saudi Aramco: Saudi oil giant’s profit rises by 288% as Covid-19 restrictions ease worldwide

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Saudi Aramco, reported profits jump as a result of rise in oil prices and as demand recovers. The company added that the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, vaccinations, stimulus measures and the return of economic activity have supported results. Crude oil prices have risen by more than 30% since the start […]

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Saudi Arabia to open Umrah for vaccinated foreign worshippers from August 9

Saudi Arabia says it will begin receiving Umrah pilgrimage requests from vaccinated foreign worshippers starting on August 9. The announcement on state media early on Sunday came about 18 months after the kingdom closed its borders to foreign pilgrims due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Saudi Press Agency said authorities in the ministry that coordinates […]

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Man attempting to swim from Malaysia to Saudi Arabia’s Mecca arrested, placed in psychiatric ward

A 28-year-old man has been placed in a psychiatric ward after being rescued at sea, in what was his second swimming attempt to reach Mecca in two weeks. Malaysian authorities rescued the man after he was found floating at sea after reportedly attempting to swim from the northern island of Penang to the Muslim holy […]

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Saudi-led coalition intercept bomb-laden drone fired by Houthi rebels towards kingdom

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen claimed to have¬†intercepted and destroyed a bomb-laden drone fired by Houthi rebels towards the kingdom on Friday, this is the third such attack within 48 hours. A statement cited by Saudi state news agency SPA said a drone heading towards the southwest Khamis Mushait region was shot down by its […]

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Coronavirus pandemic has topsy-turvied Saudi Arabia’s non-oil transformational projects

Saudi Arabia is the largest producer and exporter of oil in the world. Oil accounts for 90% of its exports and nearly 75% of the kingdom’s income. Saudi Aramco is one of the biggest oil corporations in the world and through this the government manages its oil reserves. Saudi Aramco is the fifth largest public […]

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Saudi Arabia plans second national airline as part of broader strategy in move away from oil

Saudi Arabia‚Äôs Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced plans to launch a new second national airline as part of a broader strategy to turn the kingdom into a global logistics hub as it seeks to diversify from oil. The creation of another flag carrier would catapult Saudi Arabia into the fifth rank globally in terms […]

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Jamal Khashoggi’s killers got paramilitary training in the United States

The killers of Jamal Khashoggi underwent paramilitary training in the United States a year before his murder, The New York Times reported. The training was approved by the US State Department. Tier 1 Group, a security company based in Arkansas, owned by private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, started to provide the training in 2014 […]

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Saudi Arabia executes man for committing anti-kingdom protest as teenager

Saudi Arabia executed a man for offences he committed when he was 17, despite the kingdom’s assurance that it had death penalty abolished for minors. Mustafa Hashem al-Darwish was arrested in 2015 for protest-related offences. Saudi authorities say he was charged with forming a terror cell and trying to carry out an armed revolt. Right […]