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Saudi king named Salman crown prince

Saudi King Abdullah named his half-brother Prince Salman as heir to the throne on Monday following the death of crown prince Nayef, state television Al-Ekhbariyah said.

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Saudi crown prince Nayef dead


Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, a half brother of King Abdullah and the long-serving interior minister of the kingdom, died on Saturday, state television announced.

The 79-year-old Prince Na

Saudi beheads trio for drug trafficking

Saudi authorities beheaded two of its nationals and a Syrian on Tuesday after convicting them of drug trafficking, the interior ministry said.

Massud al-Dossari, Daij al-Dossari and Syrian Ahmed Balj

Saudi 'Got Talent', but no women or music


A Saudi city known for its ultra-conservatism has created its own version of the 'Arabs Got Talent' television reality show, but with no music and women banned from taking part.

Instead, competitors

Cheating in football is sin: Saudi scholars


Football players who fool referees to score goals or to obtain penalties or fouls are committing a sin, two Saudi religious scholars have said.

"Cheating is deceiving and usurping other people's righ

Saudi boy, 4, kills father over PlayStation: Report

An angry four-year-old Saudi boy shot and killed his father for refusing to buy him a PlayStation, Saudi media reported on Monday.

The Asharq daily, citing police in the southern Jizan area, said the

Riyadh eases ban on single men in shopping malls

Single men in Riyadh will be able to visit shopping malls during peak hours after a Saudi prince eased restrictions aimed at stopping harassment of women, media reports said on Thursday.

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Saudi Crown Prince OKs women for London: Report


A Saudi Arabian newspaper says Crown Prince Nayef has approved plans for the ultra conservative Muslim country to send female athletes to the Olympics for the first time at the London Games.

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Antony's visit: India, Saudi Arabia seek stronger ties


India and Saudi Arabia have looked at ways to enhance bilateral ties during the two-day visit of Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony.

Defence Minister Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz on Tuesday met Anton

Saudi beheads Pakistani drug-smuggler: ministry

Saudi Arabia beheaded a Pakistani man who was arrested as he tried to smuggle drugs into the ultra-conservative kingdom, the interior ministry said on Monday.

"Salman Khan Taj Mohammed, a Pakistani..

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