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Saudi Arabia: King Abdullah's Death and Oil's Fall
The recent passing of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has brought the kingdom's future—and its stance on oil production—into question.

New Saudi king in major government shake-up
Saudi Arabia's new King Salman has tightened his hold on power, firing two sons of his predecessor and replacing the heads of intelligence and other key agencies in a sweeping shakeup. The appointments, which analysts said supported signs the kingdom will chart a steady course on foreign and oil policy, came a week after Salman, 79, took the throne following the death of King Abdullah. Top ...

Saudi Arabia and an uncertain future
BBC editor Jawad Iqbal

Counter-Terrorism: Saudi Arabia Builds A Better Fence
February 1, 2015: Saudi Arabia is suddenly very alarmed at the vulnerability of their long borders with Iraq and Yemen. For generations the main border problem was smugglers. Since the 1990s the smugglers have been joined by huge numbers of people trying to enter Saudi Arabia illegally.

U.S. man shot and wounded in eastern Saudi Arabia: state media
A U.S. citizen was shot and wounded in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday, state news agency SPA reported, adding to security concerns in the world's top oil exporting nation. A vehicle carrying two U.S. citizens came under fire in the Eastern Province district of al-Ahsa, one of the main centers of Saudi Arabia's minority Shi'ites, SPA said, citing a police statement. Saudi officials are concerned ...

Saudi stock market to open to foreigners
Saudi Arabia's says is on track to open its stock market to foreign investors by the end of June.

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi Arabia surges on royal payout, oil rebound
(Updates with Saudi Arabia, Egypt open) DUBAI, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's stock index surged in early trade on Sunday after King Salman ordered a lavish payout to state employees and oil prices jumped on reports of declining U.S. drilling activity. Petrochemicals giant Saudi Basic Industries, up 6.6 percent, was the main support on Sunday. Late on Thursday, Salman ordered the immediate ...

Saudi postpones flogging of blogger for third week
Saudi Arabia postponed Friday for a third week in a row the flogging of a blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam, his wife said. Raef Badawi "was not flogged" on Friday, Ensaf Haidar told AFP, adding that the reason was unclear. Badawi's case has already prompted worldwide outrage and criticism from the UN, US, the EU and others. Badawi co-founded the now-banned Saudi Liberal ...

New Saudi king announces major government shake-up
Saudi Arabia's new King Salman further cemented his hold on power, with a sweeping shakeup that saw two sons of the late King Abdullah fired, and the heads of intelligence and other key agencies replaced alongside a cabinet shuffle. Top officials from the Ports Authority, the National Anti-Corruption Commission and the conservative Islamic kingdom's religious police were among those let go ...

MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf markets surge on stronger oil, big Saudi payout
* Gulf petrochemicals rise sharply * Saudi Arabia also boosted by lavish royal payout * Retailers surge, likely to see stronger sales * Dubai Investments soars after hiking dividend * Egypt pulls back after fresh violence in Sinai By Olzhas Auyezov DUBAI, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's stock market rose sharply on Sunday after King Salman ordered a lavish payout to state employees and oil ...