Saudi Arabia

New “Universal Fuel” – The End of the Saudi Oil Regime

WRITTEN BY EDITOR KALAHAN DENG Saudi Arabia dominates the global oil market but according to one U.S. Energy Information Administration advisor that is all about to change. The Saudi’s 7.37 million barrel a day in export business is in jeopardy of disappearing thanks to a discovery that promises to unleash a massive supply of fuel… Enough fuel, in fact, to ...

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5 Saudi suspects, including Saudi prince were detained at airport on drug smuggling

Five Saudi suspects, including a member of the Saudi royal family, were detained at Beirut international airport after authorities had discovered two tons of drugs on a private jet preparing to fly out of Lebanon. The drugs are branded as Captagon found in suspects’ cases, which contains amphetamine and caffeine, are widely consumed in the Middle East, according to government officials. Captagon was originally the trade name for ...

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Suicide bomb attack in Saudi mosque

Suicide bomb attack at Saudi mosque has killed at least one person and dozens injured. The bomb attack took place at a Shia mosque in the southern city of Najran, in Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. Police found a letter by the bomber addressed to his parents confirming his intention of the attack, according to an interior ministry statement. The Islamic ...

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Saudi prince arrested, faces sex charge in Los Angeles

A Saudi prince has been arrested in Los Angeles on charges of sexual assault, false imprisonment and battery. Prince Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud is accused of trying to force a woman to perform a sex act on him, Los Angeles police Officer Drake Madison said. Police were called to a home in the city on Wednesday afternoon, where they interviewed numerous ...

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More than 700 pilgrims were killed in a crush outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca

More than 700 pilgrims from around the world were killed in a crush outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi authorities said, in the worst disaster to strike the annual hajj pilgrimage for 25 years. At least 863 others were injured at Mina, a few kilometers east of Mecca, when two large groups of pilgrims arrived together at a crossroads ...

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Saudi Arabia reports interest in purchasing weapons from Russia materialises

If Saudi Arabia’s reported interest in purchasing weapons and platforms from Russia materialises into firm orders, it would represent a major reorientation of the kingdom’s defence procurement policy. However, Riyadh’s requirement for Russian kit is questionable, raising the possibility that its overtures to Moscow are primarily designed to limit arms exports to Iran. Reports that Riyadh is interested in Russian ...

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Arab-led air strikes Yemeni Houthi militias

Arab-led air strikes Yemeni Houthi militias who clashed with pro-government fighters in the south on Sunday. The warplanes bombs targeted at the Iran-backed militias and their allies, forces loyal to deposed President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Aden and Lahj provinces. The Arab-led coalition said earlier this week that they did not receive a request from Hadi’s government to stop attacks, ...

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Death threats against Saudi TV Star

A Saudi TV star has earned death threats for deploying a new weapon against Islamic State: laughter. “Selfie”, a sketch comedy show which debuted last week on Saudi-owned pan-Arab satellite channel MBC, has won praise from influential voices in the Middle East for daring to mock the hardline militant group. In one scene, a group of buffoonish holy warriors at ...

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Saudi soldier killed in shelling near Yemeni border

A Saudi soldier was killed and another wounded by shelling from forces loyal to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh and Houthi rebels near the Yemen border. The shelling Saturday morning was directed at security guards in the southwestern Saudi border area of Jizan, according to a statement by the Interior Ministry on SPA. An Arab military coalition led by ...

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