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By Syed Ammar Alavi On Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
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Kuwait to send troops to Saudi Arabia to fight Yemen rebels

KUWAIT: Kuwait has decided to send troops to its neighbour Saudi Arabia to resist cross-border attacks by the Yemeni Houthi movement, the Kuwaiti daily al-Qabas reported on Tuesday citing an informed source.  More...

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By Syed Ammar Alavi On Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
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Oil prices subdued in Asia

SINGAPORE: Oil prices remained weak in Asia Tuesday on tepid economic data from Japan and indications that major crude exporter Saudi Arabia’s 2016 budget is based on prices staying low.  More...

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By Syed Ammar Alavi On Thursday, December 24th, 2015
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25 Dead in Saudi Arabia hospital fire

RIYADH: At least 25 people were killed and 107 injured in a fire at a hospital in southern Saudi Arabia on Thursday, the civil defence agency said.  More...

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By Syed Ammar Alavi On Thursday, December 17th, 2015
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Pakistan confirms joining Saudi Arabia led counter-terror alliance

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday confirmed joining the Saudi Arabia’s 34-nation coalition against terrorism, however it said the extent of participation in counter-terrorism activities was yet to be decided.  More...

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By Syed Ammar Alavi On Tuesday, December 15th, 2015
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Saudi Arabia forms 34-state Islamic military alliance

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the formation of a 34-state Islamic military coalition to combat terrorism, according to a joint statement published on state news agency SPA.  More...

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By Syed Ammar Alavi On Monday, December 14th, 2015
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Women win 14 seats in historic Saudi vote

RIYADH: At least 14 women won municipal council seats in Saudi Arabia’s first ever election open to female voters and candidates, officials said Sunday.  More...

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By Syed Ammar Alavi On Saturday, December 12th, 2015
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Saudi holds first ever election open to women

RIYADH: Voting began on Saturday in Saudi Arabia’s first elections open to female voters and candidates, a tentative step towards easing restrictions that are among the world’s tightest on women.  More...

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By Syed Ammar Alavi On Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
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Oil prices bounce back on eve of OPEC meeting

SINGAPORE: Oil prices bounced back in Asia Thursday but trading was cautious on signs the OPEC cartel is divided ahead of a meeting on whether to maintain or slash its high output levels.  More...

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By Syed Ammar Alavi On Sunday, September 27th, 2015
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Khamenei Demands Saudi Apology For Hajj Deaths

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demanded Saudi Arabia apologise on Sunday for a stampede that killed nearly 770 pilgrims at the hajj, at least 144 of them Iranians.  More...