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Salt Bae leaves highly priced London restaurant six weeks after opening

Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe, nicknamed Salt Bae, is leaving flagship London restaurant Nusr-Et. The salt-sprinkling chef is leaving for Saudi Arabia where he is set to open his newest outpost. The butcher-turned-chef won’t be around to slice steaks and show off his salt-smattering skills tableside for adoring fans. Deep-pocketed foodies have previously paid £250 for prime […]

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Yemen: Houthi missile attack on mosque and religious school in Marib kills and injures 29 civilians

A Houthi ballistic missile attack on the Yemeni province of Marib has killed and injured 29 civilians, including women and children, according to the country’s information minister. In a tweet on Monday, Muammar al-Iryani said the two ballistic missiles used in the attack hit a mosque and a religious school. The Marib governor’s office said […]

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Saudi Arabia’s crown prince suggested killing of King Abdullah, exiled officer says

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has suggested using a ‘poison ring’ to kill the late King Abdullah, a former top Saudi intelligence official has alleged. In an interview to CBS, Saad al-Jabri said Mohammed bin Salman told his cousin in 2014 that he wanted to do so to clear the throne for his father. There were […]

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Yemen War: Saudi Arabia-led coalition claims to have killed more than 260 Houthi rebels

More than 260 Houthi rebels were killed in fighting over the past three days near Yemen’s strategic city of Marib, the Saudi Arabia-led coalition said on Sunday. The rebel deaths are the latest among hundreds the coalition claims have been killed in recent battles around the internationally recognised government’s last bastion in oil-rich northern Yemen. […]

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Saudi Arabia sets 2060 target to reach net-zero emissions

One of the world’s largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced Saturday it aims to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, joining more than 100 countries in a global effort to try and curb man-made climate change. Although the kingdom will aim to reduce emissions within its own borders, there is no indication Saudi […]

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Saudi Arabia: Projectile fired from drone targets Saudi’s Jazan airport near Yemen border, 10 injured

At least 10 people have been reported injured in an attack on an airport in Saudi Arabia’s city of Jazan, near the border with Yemen. The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said the attack on Friday evening targeted the King Abdullah Airport. Citing a Saudi-led coalition spokesman, SPA said that the projectile was fired from a […]

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Newcastle United F.C: Saudi sovereign wealth fund completes purchase of English Premier League club

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund completed a buyout of Premier League club Newcastle on Thursday, giving hope to fans dreaming of a first title in almost a century. The $409 million takeover had been pursued since 2017 but stalled and then collapsed last year over concerns about how much control the Saudi state would have […]

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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 […]