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November 7, 2017 7:55 AM Lebanon's Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia for UAE trip

BEIRUT - Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, who sparked a political crisis on Saturday by declaring his surprise resignation in Riyadh, has traveled to the UAE, Saudi-owned media said on Tuesday. His resignation has thrust Lebanon back onto the front line of the Middle East's most biting rivalry, pitting a mostly Sunni bloc led by Saudi Arabia 421

November 6, 2017 10:05 AM Saudi king receives ex-Lebanon PM Hariri in Riyadh

RIYADH - Saudi King Salman received former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri in Riyadh on Monday following his resignation, Saudi media reported. Hariri announced his resignation on Saturday from Riyadh, saying he believed there was an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran, Saudi Arabia's arch-rival, and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing 413

October 30, 2017 5:22 PM Spanish stock market rallies on Catalan relief

LONDON: The Madrid stock market soared on Monday (Oct 30) on investor relief over an apparent easing in Spain's Catalan independence crisis, dealers said. Other European, and also Asian, equity markets meanwhile diverged in hesitant trade before this week's key Japanese and US central bank announcements. Wall Street was lower as stocks pulled back from recent 130

October 30, 2017 9:47 AM Saudi Arabia will allow women to attend sporting events in stadiums

About a month after Saudi Arabia granted women the right to drive, the kingdom has announced another historic move: Starting next year, women will be allowed to attend sporting events in stadiums for the first time. Saudi Arabia’s General Sports Authority made the announcement on Sunday, tweeting that preparations will begin to “accommodate families 138

October 29, 2017 9:07 PM Saudis to open sports stadiums to women in reform push

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will allow women into sports stadiums for the first time from next year, authorities said on Sunday (Oct 29), in a landmark move opening up three previously male-only venues to families. The ultra-conservative kingdom, which has some of the world's tightest restrictions on women, has long barred women from sports arenas by strict 122

October 26, 2017 5:26 PM Saudi Arabia's Floating City Brings on a Sinking Feeling

Prince Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia displays an Elon Musk-like affinity for ludicrous challenges and grandiose promises. With his latest announcement, though, he's edging into Peter Thiel territory: floating cities. The prince wasn't talking about seasteading on Thursday. Instead, he said that NEOM, the futuristic megalopolis he plans to build 120

October 26, 2017 2:00 AM Saudi Arabia's grand plan to move beyond oil: Big goals, even bigger hurdles

RIYADH (NYTIMES) - Saudi Arabia is throwing an economic coming-out party of sorts this week, hawking its efforts to liberalise its conservative society and diversify its economy in a sweeping overhaul of the way the wealthy Arab kingdom has long operated. In a glittering conference centre in Riyadh, slick videos promised a gleaming, US$500 billion (S$680billion) 57

October 26, 2017 1:58 AM Crown prince pledges a ‘moderate’ Saudi Arabia

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday vowed to restore “moderate, open” Islam in a kingdom known for its ultra-conservative rule. “We are returning to what we were before - a country of moderate Islam that is open to all religions and to the world,” he said at an economic forum in Riyadh. “We will not spend the next 30 years 61

October 25, 2017 10:59 AM Saudi Arabia promises a return to 'moderate Islam'

The crown prince's reference to 1979 was likely a nod to a tumultuous year for the country, in which Riyadh jostled with Iran for leadership of the Islamic world. Saudi Arabia's Shiite minority also staged a deadly revolt in Al-Hasa province that same year. In response, the Saudi monarchy strengthened ties with the Wahhabi religious establishment and restored 56

October 25, 2017 10:00 AM Crown prince says Saudis want return to moderate Islam

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said the return of "moderate Islam" is key to his plans to modernise the Gulf kingdom. He told reporters that 70% of the Saudi population was under 30 and that they wanted a "life in which our religion translates to tolerance". He made the comments after announcing the investment of $500bn (£381bn) in a new city and business 54