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France begins terrorism probe into Saudi Arabia blast ahead of Dakar Rally

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Paris French prosecutors have opened a terrorism investigation into an explosion in Saudi Arabia that injured a French driver ahead of the Dakar Rally. The blast hit a support vehicle belonging to the French team Sod...

CNN Exclusive: US intel and satellite images show Saudi Arabia is now building its own ballistic missiles with help of China

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Washington US intelligence agencies have assessed that Saudi Arabia is now actively manufacturing its own ballistic missiles with the help of China, CNN has learned, a development that could have significant ripple e...

Jack Hedley from ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’ ‘For Your Eyes Only’ dead at 92

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A note in today’s "Times" said Hedley, who was born Jack Hawkins, had died on December 11 after a "short illness bravely borne." At Hedley’s request, there will be no funeral. Hedley was born in London in 1930 and st...

Justin Bieber performs at Formula One race in Saudi Arabia despite protests

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The Canadian pop star, 27, didn't cancel his appearance at the Formula One race despite human rights campaigners and activists calling on the singer to boycott his performance to protest the kingdom’s arrests and cra...

Biden administration notifies Congress of $650 million arms sale to Saudi Arabia

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Washington The State Department notified Congress of a new $ 650 million arms sale to Saudi Arabia today, according to a State Department spokesperson. The sale comes as the Biden administration continues to grapp...

Leading oil exporter Saudi Arabia aims to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2060, Crown Prince MBS says

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Saudi Arabia plans to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2060, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) said Saturday ahead of COP26, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference. The country aims to reach its goal "through ...

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia targets net zero emissions by 2060

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Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia's crown prince said on Saturday that the world's top oil exporter aims to reach zero-net emissions by 2060 and will more than double its annual target to reduce carbon emissions. Crow...

Investigation finds World Bank leaders pushed staffers to boost rankings for China and Saudi Arabia in high-profile reports

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Atlanta (CNN Business)The World Bank says it will stop publishing its annual Doing Business economic report after an independent investigation found bank leaders placed "undue pressure" on staffers to alter data to i...

Saudi Arabia is planning a futuristic city of clean energy and flying taxis. Don’t build it with abusive labor practices

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Michael Eisner, (@Mikeyeis) General Counsel of Democracy for the Arab World Now, and Mustafa Qadri (@mustafa_qadri) is founder and Executive Director of Equidem, a specialist labor rights consultancy and charity. The...

Pentagon pulls missile defense, other systems from Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries

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The Pentagon is pulling missile defense systems and other military hardware and personnel from Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East, according to a defense official, as it realigns its mission and for...

US leans on Saudi Arabia over rising oil prices as OPEC meets

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London (CNN Business)The United States has stressed the importance of "affordable" energy to Saudi Arabia ahead of a meeting of major oil producers, which will decide whether to pump more barrels following a sharp in...

Saudi Arabia announces new ceasefire offer to end Yemen war

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Abu Dhabi, UAE Saudi Arabia's top diplomat announced on Monday a proposal to end the six-year conflict in Yemen, including an offer of a ceasefire and political agreement with the Iran-backed Houthi rebels who contro...

Saudi Arabia is experiencing the downside of betting on the Trump family

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This was excerpted from the February 25 edition of CNN's Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Click here to read past editions and subscribe. In diplomacy, as in physics, every...

Biden administration pauses arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE, sources say

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Washington The Biden administration has paused arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as it conducts a wider review of agreements worth billions of dollars made by the Trump administration, sources f...

Singapore oil tanker hit by explosion caused by ‘external source’ off Saudi Arabia

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A Singapore-flagged oil tanker was hit by "an external source" while discharging at the port of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia Monday, owner and operator Hafnia said in a statement. The incident, which occurred at approxim...

Saudi Arabia says ‘significant progress’ made toward resolving Qatar dispute

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Saudi Arabia and Qatar have taken "significant" steps toward resolving their three-year dispute, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud said in a virtual diplomatic conference on Friday. "We've mad...

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