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King's forces arrest prominent Saudis in warning to critics

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:21:33 GMT2017-09-15T06:21:33Z

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- When news broke of a possible breakthrough in an impasse that has pitted Qatar against its Arab neighbors for the past three months, one of Saudi Arabia's most well-known clerics expressed his support for reconciliation in a tweet to his more than 14 million followers....

Saudi prince acquires $1.5B stake in Banque Saudi Fransi

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:16:00 GMT2017-09-12T10:16:00Z

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The Kingdom Holding Company, run by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, says it will acquire from Credit Agricole a 16.2 percent stake in Banque Saudi Fransi in a deal valued at around $1.5 billion (5.8 billion riyals)....

Saudi Arabia says it breaks up IS attack plot, spy ring

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 03:13:28 GMT2017-09-12T03:13:28Z

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia said early Tuesday it had broken up an Islamic State group plot to have suicide bombers attack Defense Ministry offices, while separately dismantling an alleged spy ring in the kingdom....

Russian envoy visits Saudi Arabia for Syria, Gulf talks

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 12:59:40 GMT2017-09-10T12:59:40Z

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The Saudi king and Russia's foreign minister met in Saudi Arabia on Sunday ahead of a possible visit by the monarch to Russia next month....