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Thursday, April 02, 2020

Saudi Arabia


After second Covid-19 death, Saudi Arabia tightens nationwide curfew

March 26, 2020 12:25 pm

Saudi Arabia introduced the curfew on March 22, initially for 21 days, after registering a jump in infections.

Oil extends gains after Trump hints at intervening in Saudi-Russia price war

March 20, 2020 10:56 am

Prices were also supported by United States' plans to buy oil for its emergency stockpile, while regulators in the country's largest oil-producing state Texas were reportedly considering curtailing production.

Explained: Why Spain's king has renounced inheritance from his father

March 19, 2020 12:19 pm

Felipe VI decided to distance himself from his father after recent news reports said that when Juan Carlos I was king, he allegedly received $100 million from Saudi Arabia in 2007.

Saudi law granted women new freedoms. Their families don’t always agree.

March 15, 2020 2:09 pm

The easing up of attitudes has mirrored a general loosening of Saudi society, much of it owing to the legal changes set in motion by the crown prince, who has erased many social restrictions and defanged the once-feared religious police.

Explained: How a Saudi-Russia tussle tanked oil prices

March 12, 2020 9:02 am

The Saudi-Russian fight signals an end, at least temporarily, to the truce between these two large oil producers that had brought Moscow a seat at the OPEC high table, and held off a potential price war for more than three years now.

Silver lining: Sharpest oil slump since 1991 may help ease pressure on deficit

March 10, 2020 7:31 am

In the biggest slump since the 1991 Gulf War, crude oil prices fell as much as 33 per cent between Friday and Monday and hit a level of $33 per barrel — as Saudi Arabia and Russia signalled they would hike output despite sliding demand globally.

Oil prices dive as Saudi Arabia takes aim at Russian production

March 09, 2020 1:43 pm

Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest oil exporter and has been producing about 9.7 million barrels a day, well under its roughly 12 million-barrel-a-day capacity. Falling prices are a huge problem for Saudi Arabia and other oil-dependent nations.

Saudi Arabia detains two senior royals, including king's brother- report

March 07, 2020 8:48 am

Prince Mohammed has fuelled resentment among some prominent branches of the ruling family by tightening his grip on power and some question his ability to lead following the 2018 murder of a prominent journalist by Saudi agents and the largest-ever attack on Saudi oil infrastructure last year, sources have said.

Coronavirus outbreak: Crude oil prices rise as OPEC, allies work on big cut as demand slumps

March 04, 2020 4:05 pm

A technical panel of several representatives from OPEC states, Russia and other producers recommended on Tuesday cutting output by as much as an extra 1 million barrels per day (bpd) during the second quarter only.

Saudi Arabia halts pilgrimages over coronavirus; Iran says 22 dead

February 27, 2020 3:25 pm

The extraordinary decision by Saudi Arabia stops foreigners from reaching the holy city of Mecca and the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure the world's 1.8 billion Muslims pray toward five times a day.


Breaking protocol, PM Modi receives Saudi Crown Prince at Delhi airport

February 20, 2019 6:50 am

During Salman’s visit, New Delhi and Riyadh will set up a “Strategic Partnership Council” at the ministerial level to deepen partnership in areas like political, security, trade, investment and culture


Killing Kashoggi: How a brutal Saudi hit job unfolded

November 22, 2018 7:52 pm

An autopsy expert. A lookalike. A black van. Our video investigation follows the movements of the 15-man Saudi hit team that killed and dismembered the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Fuel prices at an all-time high: News in Numbers

September 03, 2018 10:21 am

How the government is explaining the rise in petrol and diesel prices. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

EU parliament urges Saudi arms embargo

February 26, 2016 4:17 pm