Saudi king receives ex-Lebanon PM Hariri in Riyadh
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman receives former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri in Riyadh, two days after his shock resignation.
13 Jan 2021
The resumption of direct flights between Doha and Riyadh for the first time since 2017 is the latest step towards ending a multi-year rift between the two Gulf states.
26 Jan 2021
Witnesses have reported hearing a loud explosion over Riyadh, three days after a missile was intercepted on its way to the city.
29 Jan 2021
384 stranded Nigerians arrive Saudi Arabia
8 Feb 2021
The Saudi-led military coalition intercepted an armed drone launched by Yemeni rebels, state media reported Sunday. The official Saudi Press Agency carried a statement from coalition spokesperson Turki al-Maliki saying they "intercepted and destroyed an armed drone."
12 Feb 2021
A Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Hathloul was arrested just before the ban on female driving was lifted. She had also protested against the male guardianship system, in which women have limited rights without male consent.
1 Mar 2021
Saudi Arabia has rejected a US intelligence report linking Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Riyadh said it took "all necessary judicial measures" in the case.
9 Mar 2021
Joe Biden's rhetoric about Saudi Arabia has changed since entering office. The new president's approach has been tempered as he shies away from punishing the nation for alleged human rights abuses.
27 Mar 2021
One of the explosive-laden drones fired at Saudi Arabia struck an oil terminal, resulting in a fire. Yemen's Houthi rebels have recently mounted increasing attacks on the kingdom.
31 Mar 2021
255 stranded Nigerians in Saudi Arabia arrive in Abuja
12 Apr 2021
The Saudi soldiers committed "the crime of high treason in cooperation with the enemy," officials said, but did not specify who the enemy was.
18 Apr 2021
Every spring, roses bloom in the western Saudi city of Taif, turning pockets of the kingdom’s vast desert landscape a vivid and fragrant pink. In April, they are harvested for the essential oil used to cleanse the outer walls of the sacred Kaaba, the cubic structure in the holy city of Mecca towards which Muslims around the world pray. This year, the harvest falls during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, which observant Muslims devote to prayer and reflection.
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Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Sunday (July 3) lifted economic and financial sanctions imposed on Mali, after its military rulers proposed a 24-month transition to democracy and published a new electoral law.
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As the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha approaches, crowds gather in a narrow street to watch a once-a-year spectacle in a neighbourhood of Pakistan’s commercial capital Karachi. Every year, plump and polished cattle are lowered 12 metres (40 feet) by crane from Syed Ejaz Ahmad's rooftop barn in the city's Nazimabad neighbourhood ahead of the three-day sacrificial festival, which kicks off on July 10 this year.
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