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Saudi mufti tells young Saudis not to heed call to jihad
Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti urged young people on Thursday to ignore calls to jihad from people representing "deviant principles", the latest salvo in an anti-militant campaign by the kingdom's religious establishment. Riyadh, the world's No. 1 oil exporter, is unnerved by the rapid advance in Iraq and Syria of Islamic State insurgents and fears this could radicalize some of its own citizens and ...

Liberia: Saudi Arabia Reopens Liberian Embassy
[New Dawn]Broken diplomatic relations between Liberia and its Saudi Arabian counterpart were since July 14 of this year restored, a diplomatic communication addressed to the Liberian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal said last month.

Saudi Arabia Jails 23 More Men for Militancy in Security Crackdown
A Saudi Arabian court sentenced 23 men to jail terms of up to 22 years for their role in militant attacks, state media said on Wednesday, part of a security crackdown in which scores of people have be...

Iran, Saudi diplomats hold rare talks
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's foreign minister met Tuesday with an Iranian deputy foreign minister in the highest-level bilateral talks between the two Mideast powers since moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's election last year.

Iraq and Syria pose Saudi dilemma - failed states or Iran proxies
By Angus McDowall and William Maclean RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - With militant Islamists gaining the upper hand in Syria's rebel movement and grabbing big tracts of Western Iraq, Saudi Arabia's ruling family faces an increasingly uncomfortable dilemma. The Al Saud have long seen the conflicts in Iraq and Syria as a pivotal battle for the future of the Middle East, pitting Sunni Muslims against a ...

Saudi princes visit Qatar as Gulf states try to end rift
Three Saudi princes including Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal visited Qatar on Wednesday, state media said, amid efforts to repair a rift within the U.S.-allied Gulf Cooperation Council. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recalled their ambassadors to Qatar in March, accusing Doha of failing to abide by an agreement not to interfere in one another's internal affairs. There ...

Saudi Arabia's bourse hits new six-year closing high
Encouraged by the prospect of opening up to direct foreign investment, Saudi's main index resumes uptrend on Tuesday

Saudi top cleric 'warns youth to beware jihad calls'
Saudi Arabia's top Sunni cleric warned Muslim youths to steer clear of "calls for jihad" issued on "perverted" grounds, the official SPA news agency reported Thursday. "Young people should not let themselves be influenced by calls for jihad ... on perverted principles," said Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh, quoted by SPA. "It is a great misfortune that our youths are being exploited to ...

Saudi Arabia vulnerable to attack?
Wesley Clark says the U.S. can offer support to its Islamic friends in the region most threatened by ISIS, but it can't fight their war

Saudi Arabia said to shelve plan for shorter working week
Plan to give private sector workers a two-day weekend off is reportedly put on ice after pressure from business community