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Myanmar police shoot dead seven protesters in troubled Rakhine

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar police shot dead seven demonstrators and 12 were injured in troubled Rakhine State, after a local gathering celebrating an ancient Buddhist Arakan kingdom turned violent.

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UPDATE 1-Citi to raise pay for women and minorities in U.S., UK, Germany

Jan 15 (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc will increase compensation for women and minorities to bridge pay gaps in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany, as part of its annual pay process this year, the Wall Street bank said on Monday.

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Saudi's Kingdom Holding sells Beirut Four Seasons hotel stake- sources

BEIRUT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian investment firm Kingdom Holding has sold its stake in the Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut for around $100-115 million including debt, sources told Reuters on Monday.

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Citi to raise pay for women and minorities in U.S., UK, Germany

(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc will increase compensation for women and minorities to bridge pay gaps in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany, as part of its annual pay process this year, the Wall Street bank said on Monday.

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Britain scrambles two Typhoon jets to intercept Russian planes

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain scrambled two Royal Air Force Typhoon jets on Monday from Scotland to intercept Russian planes near the United Kingdom's airspace, a defense ministry spokesman said.

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Saudi women-only motorshow opens in Jeddah

JEDDAH (Reuters) - Women flocked to Le Mall in Jeddah on Thursday to check out the kingdom's first car exhibition aimed at women, a few months after Saudi Arabia granted them the right to drive.

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Chinese firms say blockchain work at early stage, after shares surge

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Several Chinese companies, including Easysight Supply Chain and Shenzhen Kingdom Sci-Tech, said on Thursday their investments in blockchain technology were still at an early stage, following steep gains in their share prices.

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Ecuador says exploring mediation to solve Assange standoff

QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador said on Tuesday it was exploring mediation to solve the standoff over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in Ecuador's Embassy in London for five years, and called for cooperation from the United Kingdom and the international community.

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'Game of Thrones' ice hotel opens

"Game of Thrones" fans who have long dreamed of visiting its mythical Seven Kingdoms can now get the ultimate Westeros experience thanks to a new hotel in Lapland, Finland.

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Exclusive: Bankers invited to Saudi Arabia to pitch for Aramco listing roles

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco has invited banks pitching for roles in its stock market listing, including Citi and Goldman Sachs, for meetings in the kingdom in the coming weeks to make their case, according to three banking sources familiar with the matter.

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Britain's May clear she wants Brexit deal that works for UK: spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May has been clear she wants to negotiate a Brexit deal that works for the whole of the United Kingdom and does not believe it is time for a second referendum on independence for Scotland, her spokesman said on Monday.

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11 Saudi princes protesting cuts to perks are arrested

A group of 11 Saudi princes was arrested Thursday after staging a sit-in at a palace in Riyadh, the kingdom's attorney general said Saturday.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Saudi Arabia’s Chance to Create a Liberal Kingdom

Reform might not have been possible there without the activists and intellectuals who struggled and suffered over the years.

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Saudi Arabia changes Aramco status to joint-stock company: official bulletin

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has changed the status of national oil firm Aramco to a joint-stock company as of Jan. 1, the kingdom's official bulletin said on Friday, in a major step ahead of a planned initial public offering.

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Previously detained ex-minister Assaf seen at Saudi cabinet meeting: SPA photo

RIYADH (Reuters) - Previously detained former Saudi finance minister Ibrahim al-Assaf was seen attending the kingdom's weekly cabinet meeting on Tuesday, according to a photograph published on the official SPA news agency.

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Saudi Aramco shipyard joint venture appoints CEO

DUBAI, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco and its partners have appointed Fathi K. Al-Saleem as chief executive of a joint venture to build a shipyard on the kingdom's east coast, part of the Saudi Arabian government's drive to diversify the economy beyond oil.

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Ukraine kidnappers free bitcoin analyst after $1 mln ransom paid

KIEV (Reuters) - Kidnappers in Ukraine have released an employee at a United Kingdom-registered cryptocurrency exchange after getting more than $1 million in bitcoins as ransom, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister told Reuters on Friday.

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Two Saudi princes released from detention in anti-corruption probe: source

DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - Two sons of Saudi Arabia's late King Abdullah have been released from detention at Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton hotel, days after nearly two dozen other detainees in the kingdom's two-month-old anti-corruption campaign were also freed.

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Exclusive: Apple and Amazon in talks to set up in Saudi Arabia - sources

RIYADH (Reuters) - Apple and Amazon are in licensing discussions with Riyadh on investing in Saudi Arabia, two sources told Reuters, part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's push to give the conservative kingdom a high-tech look.

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Saudi businessman in debt dispute released from detention: sources

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian businessman whose family's commercial empire is involved in a multi-billion dollar debt dispute has been released from detention in the kingdom's Eastern Province, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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Otherworldly: From ‘Frankenstein’ to Nora Roberts in 200 Years

New releases in speculative fiction include a viral dystopia, a fantasy kingdom ruled by magic, a lesbian pulp noir satire and a classic revisited.

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Legal action to see whether UK could unilaterally stop Brexit gets go-ahead

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - A group of anti-Brexit Scottish lawmakers has been given the go-ahead to pursue legal action to establish whether the United Kingdom can unilaterally stop the process of leaving the EU, a Scottish court said on Friday.

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Passengers on Saudi Arabia airlines allowed to bring electronics on flights to UK

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia announced on Friday that passengers traveling on its airlines to the United Kingdom would once again be allowed to carry on electronic devices, reversing a ban put in place earlier this year for security reasons.

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Saudi king receives Palestinian president Abbas

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman received Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Riyadh on Wednesday and reiterated the kingdom's support for the Palestinian people, state news agency SPA reported.

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UPDATE 3-BoE to allow EU banks to operate in UK as normal after Brexit - BBC

LONDON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - The Bank of England will allow European banks to continue selling their services in the United Kingdom without having to create expensive subsidiaries after Britain leaves the European Union, the BBC reported on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 2-BoE to allow EU banks to operate in UK as normal after Brexit - BBC

LONDON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - The Bank of England will allow European banks to continue selling their services in the United Kingdom without having to create expensive subsidiaries after Brexit, the BBC reported on Wednesday.

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Australia's Westpac to sell Hastings' UK, U.S. business to Northill

Dec 20 (Reuters) - Westpac Banking Corp said on Wednesday its unit, Hastings Management Pty, will sell its international businesses managed out of the United Kingdom and United States to London-based asset manager Northill Capital.

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Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missile fired toward Riyadh; no reported casualties

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi air defenses shot down a ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Houthi group towards Riyadh on Tuesday, the Saudi-led coalition said, in an attack that could escalate a proxy war between the kingdom and Iran.

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Disney adds Trump robot to its Hall of Presidents

The Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom Park at Disney World in Florida is set to reopen Tuesday -- featuring a new robot President Donald Trump.

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Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missile fired toward Riyadh, no reported casualties

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi air defenses intercepted a ballistic missile fired towards the capital Riyadh on Tuesday, the Saudi-led coalition said, the latest attack by a Yemeni group that could escalate a proxy war between the kingdom and regional rival Tehran.

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Saudis Intercept Yemen Rebel Missile Targeting Royal Palace

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels said it intercepted a missile fired over southern Riyadh on Tuesday while the Yemeni rebels said they targeted the royal palace in the kingdom's capital.

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President Trump, the Animatronic Version, Comes to Disney World

Mr. Trump joined the Hall of Presidents in the Magic Kingdom on Monday. The exhibit was closed before his inauguration, prompting some people to theorize that Disney was trying to silence him.

21st Century Fox nytimes.com

Why Did Disney Expand Its Sports Kingdom With Out-of-Favor Networks?

In its megadeal with 21st Century Fox, Disney acquired 22 regional sports networks that it believes will complement ESPN. It’s unclear how that will happen.

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Saudi King Salman says determined to confront corruption

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz said on Wednesday his government was determined to confront corruption with "justice and decisiveness" as the kingdom pushes ahead with its vision to wean the kingdom from dependence on oil.

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Hey, President Trump, you should definitely come to visit London

Dear President Donald Trump, I've heard some rumors in the British media that you're considering a trip over to the United Kingdom.

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Saudi sovereign fund plans cinema venture with AMC Entertainment

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's main sovereign wealth fund said it planned to enter the cinema business with major U.S.-based movie exhibition company AMC Entertainment Holdings, as the conservative kingdom lifts a 35-year-old ban on cinemas.

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Saudi Arabia says cinemas will be allowed from early 2018

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Monday that public cinemas would be allowed in the conservative kingdom and the first cinemas were likely to open early next year.

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Brexit Irish border deal possible within hours

BRUSSELS/DUBLIN (Reuters) - The United Kingdom and Ireland could reach agreement in hours on how to run their post-Brexit Irish land border, paving the way for a deal that would remove the last obstacle to opening free-trade talks with the European Union.

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Brexit border deal possible in 'hours' as talks go down to the wire

BRUSSELS/DUBLIN (Reuters) - The United Kingdom and Ireland could reach agreement in hours on how to run their post-Brexit Irish land border, paving the way for a deal that would remove the last obstacle to opening free trade talks with the European Union.

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U.S. energy chief says to start negotiations on nuclear pact with Riyadh

ADU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is interested in reaching a civilian nuclear cooperation agreement with Washington, the U.S. government's energy chief said on Wednesday, a step which would allow American companies to participate in the kingdom's civil nuclear program.

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Irish minister sees progress on border issue but no agreement with UK yet

LONDON (Reuters) - Negotiations over future border arrangements between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit have made progress but there is no agreement yet, Ireland's European Affairs Minister Helen McEntee said on Monday.

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U.S. firms push Washington to restart nuclear pact talks with Riyadh: sources

RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. firms attracted by Saudi Arabia's plans to build nuclear reactors are pushing Washington to restart talks with Riyadh on an agreement to help the kingdom develop atomic energy, three industry sources said.

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Egyptian billionaire denounces Saudi corruption crackdown

ROME (Reuters) - Egyptian billionaire businessman Naguib Sawiris condemned on Friday a crackdown on graft in Saudi Arabia, saying the purge had undermined the rule of law in the Kingdom and would deter investment.

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Op-Ed Contributor: When Elites Get a Taste of Their Own Medicine

Saudi Arabia’s royals and rich had long been immune to the worst failures of the kingdom’s brutal system. Not anymore.

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Slain politician's husband shocked by tweet

Brendan Cox, the husband of a British Parliament member murdered by an extremist whose last words represented the hate group President Trump has retweeted anti-Muslim videos from, tells CNN's Anderson Cooper he thinks the President's actions have "shocked" everyone in the United Kingdom, no matter their political affiliation.

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Qatar builds dairy industry in desert as it defies Arab boycott

UMM AL HAWAYA, Qatar, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Deep in the Qatari desert, a herd of cows stands in a vast shed, cooled by fans and jets of mist - each animal a key player in a plan to defy a trade boycott and make the kingdom self-sufficient in milk by next year.

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For first time, Viagra will be over the counter

The United Kingdom will be the first country where consumers can buy the drug Viagra without having a prescription, the drug's maker, Pfizer, announced Tuesday.

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Saudi Arabia Releases Senior Prince Arrested in Anti-Corruption Purge

The kingdom released Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah, the former head of the National Guard, a sign it is moving to resolve corruption charges.

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Fathers’ depression affects kids’ depression, too

(Reuters Health) - Fathers who show signs of depression may be more likely to have kids who show signs of depression, especially in their teen years, according to a new study in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Lebanon's Jumblatt calls for Saudi-Iranian discussions

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Top Lebanese Druze politician Walid Jumblatt on Saturday called on Saudi Arabia to enter dialogue with Iran and said that the Kingdom’s modernization plans could not work while Riyadh was engaged in a war in Yemen.

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Exclusive: Selling Saudi Arabia's grain mills proves a grind for investors

DUBAI (Reuters) - An unwieldy sale process and onerous ownership rules are discouraging some potential investors from bidding for Saudi Arabia's state-owned grain mills, sources close to the firms say, in a potential snag for the kingdom's economic reforms.

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DUP says Northern Ireland will leave EU on same terms as rest of UK

BELFAST (Reuters) - The head of the Democratic Unionist Party on Monday said Northern Ireland would leave the European Union on the same terms as the rest of the United Kingdom, rebuffing an Irish suggestion that the region remain subject to some EU rules.

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Exclusive: Saudi prince detention holds up loan to investment firm - sources

DUBAI (Reuters) - Kingdom Holding's plan to borrow money to fund new investments has stalled because owner Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has been detained in Saudi Arabia's anti-corruption crackdown, according to four banking sources familiar with the matter.

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China's Chongqing renews attacks on former disgraced leaders

BEIJING (Reuters) - The government of the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing renewed its attacks on two of its disgraced former leaders on Monday, saying one had set up an "independent kingdom" while the other was a lazy deceiver.

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Saudi Kingdom Holding plans to sell two hotels in Beirut - sources

Nov 17 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian investment firm Kingdom Holding plans to sell its stakes in the Moevenpick Hotel and Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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Saudi crackdown will not hit investments - energy minister Falih

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's corruption investigations are linked to a just few individuals and will not hinder investments in the kingdom, its energy minister said on Thursday.

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Saudi foreign minister says message to Iran is: 'enough is enough'

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's foreign minister told Reuters in an interview on Thursday that the kingdom was reacting to what he called the "aggressive" behavior of its arch-rival Iran in Lebanon and Yemen.

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Saudi Arabia wants its own Amazon or Google

Saudi Arabia is making it easier for foreign entrepreneurs to launch startups in the kingdom.

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Lebanese patriarch, in Saudi, says supports reasons Hariri quit

RIYADH (Reuters) - Lebanon's Christian Maronite Patriarch, visiting Saudi Arabia in an historic visit to the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom, expressed support on Tuesday for the reasons behind Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri's resignation.

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BRIEF-Resmed updates on United Kingdom case with Fisher & Paykel​

* Ruling has no impact on Resmed's commercial operations in UK​

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Bahrain calls pipeline blast 'terrorism' linked to Iran

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Bahrain said an explosion which caused a fire at its main oil pipeline on Friday was caused by "terrorist" sabotage, linking the unprecedented attack to its arch-foe Iran, which denies any role in the Gulf island kingdom's unrest.

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Lebanese president calls on Saudi to explain why Hariri has not returned

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's president called on Saudi Arabia on Saturday to clarify why Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri could not leave the kingdom and return home.

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Saudi Aramco signs $4.5 billion oil, gas deals

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco on Thursday signed agreements worth $4.5 billion with firms from Europe, the United States, China and the United Arab Emirates for oil and gas projects in the kingdom.

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There is nobody in charge of the United Kingdom

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Shifting sands: What is changing in Saudi Arabia?

(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has ordered a crackdown on corruption, the latest in a wave of frenetic changes in the kingdom over the past 2-1/2 years. Prince Mohammed says he is determined to remodel his conservative country into a modern state no longer dependent on oil.

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UPDATE 1-Shifting sands: What is changing in Saudi Arabia?

Nov 8 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has ordered a crackdown on corruption, the latest in a wave of frenetic changes in the kingdom over the past 2-1/2 years. Prince Mohammed says he is determined to remodel his conservative country into a modern state no longer dependent on oil.

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Saudi Arabia makes fresh arrests in anti-graft crackdown: sources

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian authorities have made further arrests and frozen more bank accounts in an expanding anti-corruption crackdown on the kingdom's political and business elite, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday

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Saudi Arabia makes further anti-graft arrests: sources

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian authorities have made further arrests in an anti-corruption crackdown on the kingdom's political and business elite, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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Reform and royal rivalry: milestones in Saudi crown prince's ascent

Nov 8 (Reuters) - A crackdown on corruption ordered by Saudi Arabia's crown prince caps a frenetic 2-1/2 years in which he has tried to remodel a conservative kingdom ruled by cautious elderly men into a modern state no longer dependent on oil.

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Lebanon PM under house arrest in Saudi Arabia: pro-Hezbollah paper

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who quit as Lebanese Prime Minister in a weekend broadcast from Saudi Arabia, has been held under house arrest in the kingdom, a pro-Hezbollah daily said on Tuesday citing unnamed sources.

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US-Saudi Arabia ties may pose risks for Trump

Saudi Arabia's purge of senior officials and royal family members highlights aggressive changes taking place in the 85-year-old kingdom and, some analysts say, possibly risks in the newly close relationship the White House has forged with Riyadh.

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Saudi Arabia says Lebanon declares war against it

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Monday that Lebanon had declared war against it because of what it described as aggression against the Kingdom by the Iran-backed Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah.

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Purge of Saudi princes, businessmen widens, travel curbs imposed

RIYADH (Reuters) - A campaign of mass arrests of Saudi Arabian royals, ministers and businessmen widened on Monday after a top entrepreneur was reportedly held in the biggest anti-corruption purge of the kingdom's affluent elite in its modern history.

Coups D'Etat and Attempted Coups D'Etat nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: ‘Game of Thrones’ Comes to Saudi Arabia

The kingdom’s crown prince seems to think that modernization requires an absolute monarch.

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Crown Prince leads anti-corruption sweep

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's anti-corruption sweep is sending shock waves throughout the kingdom and beyond. CNN's Nic Robertson has more.

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RPT-UPDATE 6-Future Saudi king tightens grip on power with arrests including Prince Alwaleed

RIYADH, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's future king has tightened his grip on power through an anti-corruption purge by arresting royals, ministers and investors including billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal who is one of the kingdom's most prominent businessmen.

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RPT/ Saudi purge worries investors but may speed reforms

DUBAI, Nov 6 (Reuters) - A purge of Saudi Arabia's political and business elites briefly dragged down the kingdom's stock market on Sunday but prices recovered to close higher as some investors bet the crackdown could bolster reforms in the long run.

Saudi Aramco nytimes.com

Investors Worldwide Size Up Palace Intrigue in Oil-Rich Kingdom

The arrests of four Saudi ministers and 11 princes could be the power play of a reformer. Or they have the potential for great political tumult.

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Saudi Crown Prince’s Mass Purge Upends a Longstanding System

The move appeared to be the most sweeping shift in governance the kingdom has experienced for more than eight decades.

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A resignation, detentions and missiles: 24 hours that shook the Middle East

When 32-year-old Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman rose to power two years ago, many predicted that change was afoot. The events of November 4 have shown that change would not just be swift, but also seismic, extending unremittingly beyond the kingdom's boundaries.

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Future Saudi king tightens grip on power with arrests including Prince Alwaleed

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's future king has tightened his grip on power through an anti-corruption purge by arresting royals, ministers and investors including billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal who is one of the kingdom's most prominent businessmen.

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UPDATE 4-Future Saudi king tightens grip on power with arrests including Prince Alwaleed

* Some detainees held at Ritz-Carlton hotel - sources (Adds Kingdom Holding statement, updates market reaction)

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Future Saudi king tightens grip on power with arrest of Prince Alwaleed

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's future king has tightened his grip on power through an anti-corruption purge by arresting royals, ministers and investors including billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal who is one of the kingdom's most prominent businessmen.

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Saudi's Kingdom Holding says has support from government after chairman detained

DUBAI, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian investment firm Kingdom Holding said on Sunday it had the support of the country's government after billionaire chairman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was detained overnight.

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Saudi purge worries investors but may speed reforms

DUBAI, Nov 5 (Reuters) - A purge of Saudi Arabia's political and business elites briefly dragged down the kingdom's stock market on Sunday but prices recovered to close higher as some investors bet the crackdown could bolster reforms in the long run.

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Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed detained in corruption inquiry

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi authorities detained one of the kingdom's most prominent businessmen and the head of the National Guard in a sweeping anti-corruption inquiry that gives Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman more authority.

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UPDATE 1-Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed detained in corruption inquiry

RIYADH, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Saudi authorities detained one of the kingdom's most prominent businessmen and the head of the National Guard in a sweeping anti-corruption inquiry that gives Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman more authority.

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Saudi Finance Ministry says crackdown preserves investment climate

RIYADH, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Finance Ministry said on Sunday that the kingdom's decision to set up an anti-corruption committee and detain prominent figures enhanced confidence in the rule of law, Al Arabiya television reported.

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Saudi's Kingdom Holding reports swing to quarterly profit from big loss

DUBAI, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian investment firm Kingdom Holding reported it swung to a third-quarter profit on Sunday, hours after its billionaire chairman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was detained as part of a corruption crackdown.

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Billionaire Saudi prince Alwaleed detained in probe -official

DUBAI, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Billionaire Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who owns investment firm Kingdom Holding , is among people detained and under investigation by a new anti-corruption body, a senior Saudi official told Reuters on Sunday.

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Saudi king sacks top ministers, gives more power to crown prince

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi King Salman appointed two new ministers on Saturday to key security and economic posts, removing one of the royal family's most prominent members as head of the National Guard and boosting the kingdom's young crown prince.

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UPDATE 1-Russia says working with Saudi on energy investment, mega city

RIYADH, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Russia is working closely with Saudi Arabia to facilitate bilateral investment in the energy sector and Russian companies are interested in the kingdom's planned new NEOM business zone, energy minister Alexander Novak said on Thursday.

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On Tennis: In Third Retirement, Martina Hingis Cedes Her Doubles Kingdom

Hingis, who played her last match on Saturday, was a tennis prodigy who ended her career at 37 with 5 major titles in singles and 20 in doubles.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-NYSE not given up on Aramco IPO, as Saudi bourse eyes exclusive role

RIYADH, Oct 26 (Reuters) - The head of the New York Stock Exchange has not given up on the initial public offering (IPO) of Saudi Arabian oil company Aramco, even as the kingdom's bourse operator said it aspired to be the exclusive venue for the listing.

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TPG in talks to bring Cirque du Soleil to Saudi-Bonderman

RIYADH, Oct 26 (Reuters) - U.S. private equity fund TPG Capital has started talks with the Saudi Arabian government to bring Cirque du Soleil to the kingdom, TPG chairman David Bonderman said on Thursday.

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Saudi crown prince's modernization drive: How real is it?

Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's young crown prince, has made headlines across the world after promising the kingdom will return to a "moderate" form of Islam. He also guaranteed a brighter future for his people, as he promoted modernization plans to wean the country off oil, attract foreign investment and diversify the economy.

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Citigroup plans hiring drive as it re-enters Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Citigroup wants to hire up to 20 bankers in Saudi Arabia, where it plans to formally begin operations in the first quarter after obtaining an investment banking licence in the kingdom, a senior executive said. Saudi Arabia's economic reform programme would create investment banking opportunities through privatisations and by encouraging more savings by the population, Carmen Haddad, chief executive officer of Citi Saudi Arabia, told Reuters

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UPDATE 2-Eyeing $400 billion, Saudi wealth fund aims to nearly double size by 2020

RIYADH, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's main sovereign wealth fund wants to increase its financial clout to 1.5 trillion riyals ($400 billion) by 2020 as part of the kingdom's efforts to boost private-sector growth and wean itself off oil export dependence.

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DealBook: In the Saudi Desert, World’s Business Leaders Follow the Money

The kingdom is embarking on a big experiment as it diversifies its oil-based economy, and executives looking for investment are making their pitches.

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Trump likely won't visit DMZ on trip

President Donald Trump will most likely forgo a visit to the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea when he visits Asia next month, a senior White House official said Monday, bypassing what has been a symbolic opportunity for US commanders in chief to stare into the Hermit Kingdom.