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French, Saudi warplanes collide in Saudi

A French Mirage and a Saudi F-15 collided in the kingdom's northern region of Tabuk without causing casualties, state news agency SPA quoted a military official as saying on Saturday.

"During a joint

Saudi to apply law for women only to sell lingerie

Saudi Arabia says starting on Thursday, only females can work in women's lingerie stores.

The 2006 law banning men from working in female apparel and cosmetic stores has never been put into effect,

Gulf states urge halt to Syria 'killing machine'

Gulf Arab states on Tuesday urged Syria's government to immediately halt its ‘killing machine’ as a first step towards implementing an Arab peace deal.

The Gulf Cooperation Council called on Syria to

Saudi national beheaded for murder

A man convicted of murdering a fellow Saudi was beheaded on Sunday in Najran, southern Saudi Arabia, raising to at least 68 the number of executions in the kingdom this year, the interior ministry ann

Saudi king names Prince Salman to defence post


King Abdullah on Saturday named his half-brother Prince Salman, who is governor of Riyadh, as Saudi Arabia's defence minister to succeed the late Crown Prince Sultan, state television Al-Ekhbariya sai

'Al-Qaeda lady' sentenced to 15 years in prison

A Saudi court on Saturday jailed for 15 years a Saudi woman known as "Al-Qaeda lady" for being the first woman in the kingdom tried for involvement in violence by the jihadist network, state media sai

Saudi king hospitalised for new back operation


Saudi King Abdullah was hospitalised for a new back surgery in Riyadh, following two similar operations last year in the United States, the SPA news agency early on Monday.

The 87-year-old was operat

Two Saudi women, two Yemenis beheaded for murders

Two Saudi women and two Yemeni men were executed by the sword on Wednesday for separate murders, the interior ministry said, bringing the number of executions there to at least 62 this year.

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Two Saudis beheaded for murders

Two Saudi men convicted of murder were executed by the sword on Friday in the northern city of Tabuk, the interior ministry said.

Karim bin Farhan al-Messeyden al-Atawi was found guilty of stabbing

Saudi king 'revokes' woman driver's lashing sentence


Saudi King Abdullah has revoked a sentence of 10 lashes imposed on a woman for breaking the ban on women driving in the conservative kingdom, a Saudi princess said on Wednesday on her Twitter account.

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