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Gambia arrests top Jammeh generals after they return from exile

BANJUL (Reuters) - Military authorities in Gambia arrested two of ex-strongman Yahya Jammeh's generals after they returned unexpectedly from exile over the weekend, the army said in a statement on Monday.

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Hospital patients less likely to survive 'off-hours' cardiac arrest

(Reuters Health) - Hospital patients who have a cardiac arrest may be more likely to die if it happens in the middle of the night or on a weekend than if it occurs on a weekday, a U.S. study suggests.

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U.S. top court backs police over arrests at racy Washington party

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out almost $1 million in damages won by a group of partygoers in a civil rights lawsuit against Washington police stemming from a 2008 gathering in a vacant house featuring scantily clad women with money tucked in their garter belts.

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Prize camels keep tradition alive in changing Saudi, but please no Botox!

AL-RUMAHIYA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - The dromedaries paraded down a dusty racetrack as judges rated the size of their lips, cheeks, heads and knees. Crowds of men watched from the bleachers, hooting...

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Saudi-led air strike kills seven Yemenis: residents

SAADA, Yemen (Reuters) - Saudi-led coalition aircraft on Monday struck a building in northern Yemen that housed a clinic, killing seven people, five of them children, residents said, the latest in a series of raids that have drawn international condemnation.

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Britain's Princess Eugenie to marry long-term boyfriend

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Princess Eugenie has got engaged to her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank, Buckingham Palace said on Monday, with the pair set to marry later this year.

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Malaysia arrests two men linked to Islamic State over planned attacks

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has arrested two men believed to have links with militant group Islamic State, including one who allegedly walked around its capital armed with a knife aiming to kill Buddhist monks, police said on Monday.

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Oil rises as Saudi Arabia says producers will cooperate beyond 2018

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices climbed on Monday, pushed higher by comments from Saudi Arabia that cooperation between oil producers who are currently withholding supplies in an effort to prop up the market would continue beyond 2018.

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Saudi-led coalition to give $1.5 billion in Yemen aid, expand port capacity

RIYADH (Reuters) - A military coalition led by Saudi Arabia said on Monday it would commit $1.5 billion in new humanitarian aid for Yemen where it is supporting the internationally recognized government against Iran-aligned Houthis in a three-year-old civil war.

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Spain to seek ex-Catalan leader's arrest if travels to Denmark

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's state prosecution service said on Sunday it would seek the arrest of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont if he traveled from Belgium to Denmark on Monday to attend a debate he is billed to host.

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Oil producers will cooperate beyond 2018, says Saudi Arabia

MUSCAT (Reuters) - Global oil producers are in agreement that they should continue cooperating on production after their deal on supply cuts expires at the end of this year, Saudi Arabia's energy minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday.

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Saudi energy minister urges oil producers to extend cooperation beyond 2018

MUSCAT (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's energy minister urged global oil producing nations on Sunday to extend their cooperation beyond 2018, but said this might mean a new form of deal rather than continuing the same supply cuts that have boosted prices in recent months.

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Yemen's Houthis fire ballistic missile toward Saudi Arabia

DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen's Houthi movement fired a ballistic missile toward the southern Saudi province of Najran on Saturday, the group's official al-Masirah TV reported, and a Saudi military spokesman said air defense forces had intercepted the missile.

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Arrested Former C.I.A. Officer Had Ties to Chinese Spies, Ex-Colleague Says

Jerry Lee, the former officer, had repeated contacts with Chinese intelligence both at the agency and afterward, the former colleague said.

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U.S. marshal killed in Pennsylvania while arresting suspect

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A deputy U.S. marshal helping police to arrest a woman in a Harrisburg home was shot and killed on Thursday by a man who was with her, federal officials said.

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Red-dragon flags greet Prince Harry and fiancée Meghan Markle in Wales

CARDIFF (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle visited Wales on Thursday on their third official joint appearance since announcing their engagement last November.

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Germany, Turkey resume bilateral meetings, still at odds over reporter's arrest

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and Turkey on Wednesday resumed bilateral government consultations that had been suspended after Ankara's arrest of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel in February 2017, an issue that continues to divide the two NATO allies.

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RPT-Banks expected to share tiny proportion of mammoth Saudi Aramco IPO

* Bankers jostling for mandates for league table credit, prestige

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Banks expected to share tiny proportion of mammoth Saudi Aramco IPO

LONDON (Reuters) - The banks that will advise and execute Saudi Aramco's stock market listing are expected to share a tiny proportion of the $100 billion Riyadh hopes to raise in its initial public offering, according to banking sources and industry insiders.

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Former CIA officer arrested at airport with list of agents, authorities say

A former CIA officer who allegedly kept small notebooks with handwritten lists of the real names of covert agency employees was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday night, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

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Ex-C.I.A. Officer Suspected of Compromising Chinese Informants Is Arrested

The arrest of the former agent, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, capped an intense F.B.I. investigation that began around 2012 after the C.I.A. began losing its agents in China.

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Ex-CIA officer arrested for retaining classified information

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former Central Intelligence Agency officer was arrested at an U.S. airport on Monday night in connection with charges that he illegally retained highly classified information, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.

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Saudi Arabia shoots down Yemeni missile: Ekhbariya TV

(Reuters) - A ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s armed Houthi group towards Saudi Arabia's southern Jizan region was shot down by Saudi forces on Tuesday, Saudi state TV Ekhbariya reported.

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Iran's leader accuses Saudis of 'treason' against Muslims

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader accused Saudi rulers on Tuesday of committing "treason" against Muslims by aligning themselves with the United States and Israel.

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'Captain Underpants' helps usher the return of Saudi cinemas

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Sudanese police fire tear gas, arrest protesters in Khartoum

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese police fired tear gas, struck demonstrators with batons and arrested several people at a protest against soaring living costs in the center of Khartoum on Tuesday.

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Exclusive: Saudi Aramco snubs UBS and Bank of America for listing roles - sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco has not invited UBS and Bank of America Merrill Lynch to pitch for senior advisory roles in its stock market listing because they have not lent money to the state oil giant in recent years, according to five finance sources.

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Saudi businessman Mulhem released in anti-corruption probe -sources

RIYADH, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Prominent Saudi Arabian businessman Khalid Bin Abdullah al-Mulhem has been released after being detained for more than two months, sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

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DealBook: BlackRock’s Message: Contribute to Society, or Risk Losing Our Support

Laurence Fink, the chief executive of BlackRock, the $6 trillion investment firm, plans to tell C.E.O.s in a letter that businesses must serve a social purpose.

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Riyadh Ritz, Converted to Posh Prison by Saudis, Is Reopening to Guests

The Ritz-Carlton website showed it was accepting reservations as of Feb. 14, starting at $650 a night.

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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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Iran frees 440 people arrested during protests

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran has freed 440 people arrested in Tehran during anti-government protests, a judiciary official said, amid continuing uncertainty over how many were detained around the country.

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Saudi hotel to reopen after being used as prison in corruption purge

RIYADH (Reuters) - The luxury Riyadh hotel used as a prison during Saudi Arabia's crackdown on corruption will reopen for business next month, according to a company employee and its website, suggesting authorities are close to settling the cases of many suspects.

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Tunisia arrests 41 more after fresh anti-austerity protests

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian police arrested 41 more protesters after fresh violent protests against austerity measures in the North African country, the interior ministry said on Monday, bringing the number of arrested to around 850.

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Saudi Arabia aims to prequalify firms by April or May for first nuclear plant

ABU DHABI, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia plans to prequalify for bidding firms from two or three countries by April or May for the first nuclear reactors it wants to build, a consultant for the government body working on the nuclear plans said on Monday.

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Saudi Arabia begins screening films after decades-long ban lifted

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia began screening feature-length animated children's films this weekend in a makeshift theater, after a 35-year-old ban on cinemas was lifted in the...

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Dennis Rodman arrested on DUI suspicion in California

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former basketball star Dennis Rodman was released from jail in California on Sunday after being arrested hours earlier on suspicion of driving under the influence, Newport Beach police said.

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Saudi Electricity signs deal with Japanese firms for first EV pilot

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - State-controlled Saudi Electricity Co (SEC) has signed a deal with Japanese Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), Nissan Motor Co and Takaoka Toko for the first electric vehicle (EV) pilot project in the world's largest oil exporter, it said on Sunday.

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Dual national arrested in Iran during unrest: judiciary

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian authorities have arrested a dual national who was taking pictures during recent unrest, Iran's judiciary spokesman was quoted as saying on Sunday, as security forces sought to contain the most widespread protests in the country since 2009.

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UPDATE 1-Saudi Prince Alwaleed in settlement talks with government -sources

DUBAI/JEDDAH, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so far has not agreed on terms, a senior Saudi official said.

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Saudi Prince Alwaleed in settlement talks with government: sources

DUBAI/JEDDAH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so far has not agreed on terms, a senior Saudi official said.

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Saudi Prince Alwaleed in settlement talks with government -sources

DUBAI/JEDDAH, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so far has not agreed on terms, a senior Saudi official said.

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Hong Kong police arrest South Korean suspected of murdering wife, son at Ritz-Carlton

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police arrested a South Korean man on suspicion of murder on Sunday after his wife and seven-year-old son were found dead in a room at the five star Ritz-Carlton hotel.

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Guatemala congressman arrested, accused in murders of two journalists

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Guatemala attorney general's office confirmed on Saturday the arrest of congressman Julio Juarez Ramirez, who is accused of plotting the murders of two journalists in 2015.

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Saudi women score right to watch men's soccer in stadiums

JEDDAH (Reuters) - Women in black abayas and fluorescent orange vests stood at the gates at King Abdullah Stadium, welcoming people into the family section that, for the first time in Saudi Arabia,...

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New Sound at Saudi Soccer Game: Women Cheering From the Stands

Saudi women have long had to content themselves with watching their favorite sports teams on television. But on Friday, women were allowed into a public stadium for the first time.

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Zambia arrests 55 in riots over cholera control rules

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Police in Zambia arrested 55 people in Lusaka after residents rioted over a curfew and ban on street vending imposed to control a cholera outbreak, the government said on Friday.

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Tunisia arrests another 150 including opposition leaders over unrest

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian authorities arrested another 150 people including local opposition leaders over unrest against price and tax rises that prompted troop deployments to restive towns, and activists called for renewed rallies at the weekend.

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Turkey says citizens traveling to United States face risk of arbitrary arrest

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has warned its citizens against travel to the United States, saying Turks face the risk of arbitrary arrest and should take precautions if they do decide to travel.

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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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‘I Want Change to Come From This,’ Louisiana Teacher Says of Arrest

Deyshia Hargrave was arrested at a school board meeting on Monday after speaking out against a renewed contract for the district’s superintendent.

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Nephew of killed Yemeni president calls on Saudi-led coalition to stop war

DUBAI (Reuters) - A nephew of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has called for an end to the Yemen war, in his first public appearance since his uncle was killed by his former Houthi allies last month.

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Outrage over teacher's arrest leads to death threats for superintendent

A Louisiana superintendent says he's received death threats after a teacher who criticized his proposed raise was sent to jail.

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Tunisia deploys army, makes 300 arrests as violent unrest persists

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian protesters burned down a regional national security headquarters near the Algerian border, prompting authorities to send in troops after police retreated, witnesses said, as unrest over prices and taxes raged on nationwide.

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Tunisia deploys army, makes 300 arrests as violent unrest continues

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian protesters burned down a regional national security headquarters near the Algerian border, prompting authorities to send in troops after police retreated, witnesses said, as unrest over prices and taxes continued nationwide.

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Exclusive: Saudi state taking control of Binladin construction giant - sources

RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is taking managerial control of Saudi Binladin Group and discussing a possible transfer of some of the giant construction group's assets to the state while its chairman and other family members are in detention, sources told Reuters.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf markets flat to lower early on; many Saudi petchems lose steam

DUBAI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Gulf stock markets were flat to lower in early trade on Thursday as many Saudi petrochemical shares lost steam after rising earlier this week as oil prices hit 2 1/2-year highs.

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Opinion: Teacher's arrest shows a broken system

It was going to be hard to top the absurdity of a well-built, well-armed man, well, manhandling, then handcuffing, a much smaller woman because she dared to publicly challenge a Louisiana school board and superintendent. The fact that this absurdity wasn't the biggest one coming out of that Louisiana community only underscores how much we've allowed disproportionate responses by those in power to become the new norm because of a misplaced dedication to respecting authority.

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Saudi-led coalition says thwarts Houthi attack on oil tanker

RIYADH (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Wednesday it had thwarted an attack on a Saudi oil tanker over the weekend by Houthi fighters near the Red Sea port of Hodeidah.

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Saudi-led coalition says it thwarts Houthi attack on oil tanker

RIYADH (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Wednesday it had thwarted an attack on a Saudi oil tanker over the weekend by Houthi fighters near the Red Sea port of Hodeidah.

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Exclusive: Saudi Aramco working to raise cheap loans before IPO - banking sources

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco is working to secure billions of dollars in cheap loans from banks seeking to strengthen their ties with the oil giant before its stock listing, banking and export credit agency (ECA) sources said.

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Prince Harry, Markle make 2018 debut

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dropped into a community radio station in south London.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Iranian and Saudi Youth Try to Bury 1979

The year was pivotal to their countries, but they reject the changes it brought.

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UPDATE 1-Singapore arrests 17, seizes millions in suspected Shell oil heist

SINGAPORE, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Seventeen men have been arrested and millions of dollars in cash seized as part of an investigation into a suspected oil theft at Shell's biggest refinery, Singapore police said on Tuesday.

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Singapore arrests 17, seizes millions in suspected Shell oil heist

SINGAPORE, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Seventeen men have been arrested and millions of dollars in cash seized as part of an investigation into a suspected oil theft at Shell's biggest refinery, Singapore police said on Tuesday.

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Princess Charlotte's cutest moments

Princess Charlotte has already been on several royal trips and met ambassadors. Despite it all, the 2-year-old manages to find time for play dates.

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Princess Charlotte starts nursery school

Britain's Princess Charlotte, youngest child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, started nursery school on Monday.

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UK's Prince William's daughter Charlotte starts nursery school

LONDON (Reuters) - Princess Charlotte, the daughter of Britain's Prince William and wife Kate, began her first day at nursery school near the couple's London home, Kensington Palace, on Monday.

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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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Police chief arrested in child sex sting

Leechburg Police Chief Michael Diebold faces charges such as unlawful contact with a minor related to sexual offenses after investigators say he tried to meet up with, who he believed to be, a 14-year-old girl.

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Top cop arrested in child sex sting

The online ad was pretty blunt: "Dominate [sic] male police officer seeks fun, discreet, sub playmate -- m4w."

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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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Eleven Saudi princes detained following protest over utility bills

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi authorities have detained 11 princes after they gathered at a royal palace in Riyadh in a rare protest against austerity measures that included suspending payment of their utility bills, Saudi media reported on Saturday.

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Germany, Turkey pledge to thaw ties that coup crackdown and arrests froze

GOSLAR, Germany (Reuters) - Germany and Turkey's foreign ministers on Saturday agreed to pull out all the stops to improve ties that have soured due to disputes over Ankara's post-coup crackdown and the arrests of German citizens in Turkey, but they stressed differences remain.

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Germany, Turkey pledge to thaw ties that coup and arrests froze

GOSLAR, Germany (Reuters) - Germany and Turkey's foreign ministers on Saturday agreed to pull out all the stops to improve ties that have soured due to disputes over Ankara's post-coup crackdown and the arrests of German citizens in Turkey.

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Watchdog group calls on Saudi Arabia to release local journalist

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Saudi Arabia to release a local journalist who was reportedly arrested this week after criticizing the government.

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Eleven Saudi princes detained following protest: media

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi authorities have detained 11 princes after they gathered at a royal palace in Riyadh in a rare protest against austerity measures that included suspending payment of their utility bills, Saudi media reported on Saturday.

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Saudi king orders new allowances to offset rising cost of living

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Saturday ordered a monthly payment of 1,000 riyals ($267) to state employees over the next year in compensation for rising cost of living after the government hiked domestic gas prices and introduced value-added tax (VAT).

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Saudi king orders new monthly payments to offset cost of living rise: state TV

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered a monthly payment of 1,000 riyals ($267) to state employees over the next year in compensation for rising cost of living after the government hiked gas prices and introduced value-added tax (VAT).

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Saudi Crown Prince to meet Macron in Paris soon: French TV

PARIS (Reuters) - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is to travel to Paris to meet French President Emmanuel Macron at around the end of February or early March, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told French TV CNEWS.

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Saudi Arabia converts Aramco into joint-stock company ahead of historic IPO

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has changed the status of its national oil giant Aramco to a joint-stock company as of Jan. 1, in a key step for an initial public offering (IPO) planned for later this year.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

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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Vietnam police arrest fugitive businessman deported by Singapore

(Reuters) - Vietnamese police arrested on Thursday a fugitive businessman, Phan Van Anh Vu, who is wanted in the Communist state on suspicion of revealing state secrets.

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Friends of arrested Reuters reporter in Myanmar pour out hearts on social media

YANGON (Reuters) - Ever since Reuters Myanmar reporter Wa Lone was arrested on Dec. 12 on suspicion of violating the Official Secrets Act, friends and former colleagues have poured out their hearts and expressed hopes for his release on social media.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. should clear way for tech companies to help Iranians -former crown prince

WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The Trump administration should encourage U.S. technology companies to provide communication services to Iranians as they protest their country's clerical rulers, said Reza Pahlavi, the last heir to the Iranian monarchy.

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Saudi-led coalition says has cut Houthi supply line: report

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen killed dozens of Houthi fighters and cut one of their main supply routes on Wednesday, United Arab Emirates state news agency WAM reported.

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Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle 'set to boost UK economy'

LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry's wedding to American actress Meghan Markle could provide a 500 million pound boost to Britain's economy as tourists flock to the country and Britons celebrate, according to an estimate.

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Saudi-led coalition denies blocking aid to Yemen

RIYADH (Reuters) - The Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen has denied blocking aid and basic supplies from entering, following a Reuters story detailing how Yemen is struggling to cope with a new outbreak of the bacterial disease diphtheria.

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Previously detained ex-finance minister Assaf seen at Saudi cabinet meeting

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi state minister Ibrahim al-Assaf was seen attending a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, according to a photograph published on official media, almost two months after the veteran official was reported detained in a crackdown on corruption.

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U.N. rights experts decry repression of activists in Saudi Arabia

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights experts called on Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to end "repression" of rights activists and release dozens detained since September for peacefully exercising their civil and political rights.

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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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Iranian police arrest 100 protesters in capital as crackdown intensifies

LONDON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Iranian police arrested 100 protesters in the capital on Monday, the deputy governor of Tehran said, as a police crackdown intensified against anti-government demonstrations that began last week.

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Venezuela says soldier arrested for killing pregnant woman in line for pork

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities arrested a National Guard soldier over the weekend and accused him of shooting a pregnant 18 year-old during an incident that local media described as a melee over scarce pork.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures nytimes.com

DealBook: Toasts to the Deals (and Other Winners) of 2017

The last year gave us some whopping deals, including Amazon.com’s acquisition of Whole Foods, that will shape the business landscape in 2018.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi shares fall after gasoline price hike

DUBAI, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's stock market fell on Monday after the government sharply raised domestic gasoline prices, a step that will help to cut its budget deficit but will also crimp consumers' purchasing power.

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Four shot dead in New Jersey home; 16-year-old arrested

(Reuters) - Police arrested a 16-year-old boy suspected of killing four people including his parents and sister with an assault rifle at their New Jersey home on New Year's Eve, prosecutors said on Monday.

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Jordan royal palace denies rumors about dismissal of princes

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's royal palace warned it would take legal measures against anyone spreading what it said were lies about the ruling family, just days after King Abdullah relieved his brothers from top army posts in a major shakeup.

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In Congo, 3 Killed and Altar Boys Arrested Amid Crackdown on Protests

Churches had planned a “peaceful march” to protest President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to leave office, but security forces fired tear gas at churches and set up checkpoints in the capital.

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Congo Reports Arrest in Killing of 2 U.N. Experts

The experts, Michael Sharp, an American, and Zaida Catalan, a Swede, were investigating crimes associated with a rebellion in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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2 arrested in quadruple upstate NY murders

Two people have been arrested in the "horrific" murders of two women and two children in Troy, New York, Troy police said.

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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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'Real Housewives' star enters treatment following arrest

"The Real Housewives of New York City" star Luann de Lesseps is going to rehab.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

Iran and Saudis’ Latest Power Struggle: Expanding Rights for Women

The archrivals of the Middle East appear to be vying over who can be quicker to overhaul their repressive rules for women.

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At least 109 civilians killed by Saudi coalition's raids, U.N. says

GENEVA (Reuters) - A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has killed 109 civilians in air strikes in the past 10 days, including 54 people at a crowded market and 14 members of one family on a farm, the top U.N. official in the country said on Thursday.

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Teen hospitalized after arrest; parents want video

Two parents want to see police body camera and dashcam footage of their son's arrest after a Christmas Eve encounter with Troy, Alabama, police left the 17-year-old badly beaten and hospitalized.

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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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Reuters reporters held in Myanmar were handed papers, then arrested: families

YANGON (Reuters) - Family members of two Reuters reporters detained in Myanmar said on Thursday the pair had told them they were arrested almost immediately after being handed some documents by policemen they had gone to meet.

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Istanbul tightens New Year security, dozens arrested ahead of attack anniversary

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will more than double the number of police officers on duty in Istanbul to 37,000 and ban public celebrations in key districts on New Year's Eve for security reasons, a year after a gunman killed 39 people in a nightclub, officials said.

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U.N. says Saudi-led coalition raids in Yemen kill 109 civilians

GENEVA (Reuters) - A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has killed 109 civilians in air strikes in the past 10 days, including 54 at a crowded market and 14 members of one family in a farm, the top U.N. official in the country said on Thursday.

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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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Brazil arrests alleged member of feared Mexican drug gang

SAO PAULO/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Brazilian police have arrested an alleged Mexican drug boss, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday, in a blow to one of the most powerful organizations in Mexico's criminal underworld.

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Checkmate: Israelis not granted visas for Saudi chess tournament

Chess tournaments, for better or worse, don't usually command international headlines.

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Ukraine chess champion ready for praise and blame over Saudi boycott

LVIV, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian chess champion Anna Muzychuk is ready for both praise and blame for boycotting this week's world speed chess championship in Saudi Arabia - something which means she will lose two world titles and pass up substantial earnings.

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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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MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf mostly rises on oil surge; Saudi petchems, builders up

DUBAI, Dec 27 (Reuters) - An overnight surge in the Brent oil price above $67 a barrel for the first time since May 2015 helped most Gulf stock markets rise on Wednesday, while Dubai rebounded modestly from a six-month low.

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Prince Harry stays mum on whether Obama or Trump will get wedding invite

Prince Harry avoided a potential diplomatic tangle over the guest list for his wedding to the American actor Meghan Markle on Wednesday, saying plans had yet to be finalized.

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Barack Obama’s BBC Interview With Prince Harry

The former president said he was adjusting to life outside the White House, and expressed concern, without naming names, about the possible corrosive effects of social media.

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France's Macron presses Saudi king to lift Yemen blockade: Elysee source

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron called for a "complete lifting" of a blockade on Yemen in a telephone call with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Dec. 24, an Elysee source said on Wednesday.

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Obama warns over the use of divisive social media in interview with Prince Harry

Former US President Barack Obama has urged people in leadership positions not to use social media in a way that fosters division.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

The Iran-Saudi Arabia Rivalry Has a Silver Lining

Competition between the two regimes to earn the mantle of the more moderate Islamic alternative benefits feminists.

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Twenty-eight arrests after Venezuela looting, violence

PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities said on Tuesday they had arrested 28 people in southern Bolivar state for looting and disorder over Christmas in the latest unrest during a severe economic crisis.

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DealBook: In a Year of Nonstop News, a Batch of Business Books Worth Reading

Our DealBook columnist picks his favorite business books to dive into as 2017 comes to a close.

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Kuwait arrests five over video deemed offensive to crown prince

DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwait arrested five suspects accused of posting a video on social media considered offensive to the Gulf state's crown prince, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi, Egypt outperform in weak region

* Arab Sea Information Systems surges on deal with government

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2 arrested in S. Korea's deadliest fire in years

The owner and the manager of a South Korean building where 29 people died last week in a fire have been arrested, a local police official said Tuesday.

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Saudi Arabia releases corruption detainees, others to stand trial: report

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has released 23 of the 200-or-so powerful individuals detained since November on corruption charges after they reached deals with the government, Okaz newspaper reported on Tuesday.

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Building owner, manager arrested in South Korean fire that killed 29

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean police have arrested the owner and the manager of a building where 29 people died in a fire last week, accusing the pair of multiple safety lapses, including blocked exits and malfunctioning sprinkler systems.

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Israel orders deportation of two Turks after Jerusalem arrests

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has ordered the deportation of two of three Turks who were briefly arrested during Palestinian demonstrations last week after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry join royal family service

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were met by hundreds of well-wishers as they turned out for the British royal family's traditional Christmas Day church service Monday.

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Saudi Arabia says Shi'ite judge killed by kidnappers

RIYADH (Reuters) - A Shi'ite Muslim judge abducted in eastern Saudi Arabia a year ago has been killed by his kidnappers, the Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Monday.

Hariri, Saad nytimes.com

Why Saad Hariri Had That Strange Sojourn in Saudi Arabia

Mr. Hariri, Lebanon’s prime minister, expected the royal treatment when he was summoned to Riyadh. Instead, he was told to resign. Here is the back story.

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Prince Harry Is Getting Married. Time for Themed Mugs and Nightclub Tours.

Britain’s monarchy can be big money. And with a royal wedding next year, tour groups, ceramic makers and other companies are trying to capitalize.

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'Real Housewives' star arrested in Florida

"Real Housewives of New York" star Luann de Lesseps was arrested by Palm Beach police early Sunday morning on several charges including battery of an officer and disorderly intoxication, according to jail records from Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

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Chess federation says Israel excluded from Saudi-hosted match

ATHENS (Reuters) - Israeli players have been denied visas to participate in a speed chess championship hosted by Saudi Arabia this week, a vice president of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) said on Sunday.

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Israel frees three Turks arrested amid Jerusalem unrest

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli court on Saturday freed without charge three Turks who had been arrested on suspicion of assaulting police outside a Jerusalem holy site contested by Jews and Muslims, a police spokesman said.

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As Prince Accelerates Changes for Women, Saudis Adapt at Varied Pace

The dizzying changes put in place by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have the potential to radically change Saudi women’s lives, if the men in their lives don’t put on the brakes.

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Princess Michael sorry for wearing controversial brooch to palace lunch

Princess Michael of Kent apologized after coming under fire for wearing a controversial brooch to a Buckingham Palace lunch attended by Prince Harry's fiancée, Meghan Markle.

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Israel says arrested three Turks in Jerusalem amid unrest

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli authorities have arrested three Turkish tourists in Jerusalem over an incident that followed Muslim prayers at a flashpoint holy site, a police spokesman said on Saturday.

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Saudi Arabia confirms H5N8 bird flu outbreak: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has confirmed an outbreak of highly contagious bird flu in Riyadh that led to the culling of nearly 16,000 ducks, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday.

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Malaysia arrests 20 over suspected terror links

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has arrested 20 suspected militants, including 13 foreigners, police said on Friday, adding to a list of hundreds detained in recent years accused of having links to terror groups.

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After Reuters arrests, some Myanmar reporters fear 'it could've been me'

YANGON (Reuters) - Some human rights advocates say press freedom is under attack in Myanmar, even though decades of rule by a junta that tightly controlled the media has given way to a government led by Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

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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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Exclusive: London-listed NMC in talks to run struggling Saudi hospital - sources

DUBAI/KHOBAR (Reuters) - London-listed NMC Healthcare is in talks with the Riyadh government to take over the running of a struggling Saudi hospital, according to four sources familiar with the matter.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reveal engagement photos

Britain's Prince Harry and American actor Meghan Markle published a set of official engagement photos Thursday, the latest milestone on the road to their wedding next year.

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UK's Prince Harry and fiancée Meghan Markle release engagement pictures

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle have released a series of portraits by New York-based fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski to mark their engagement.

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U.N. denies arrested Reuters reporters in Myanmar had given it information

YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar had not passed any information to the United Nations, the world body said, rejecting a report published in domestic media which suggested that could be the reason for their detention.

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Worries about Malaysia's 'Arabisation' grow as Saudi ties strengthen

Kuala Lumpur (Reuters) - Malaysia’s growing ties to Saudi Arabia - and its puritan Salafi-Wahhabi Islamic doctrines -  are coming under new scrutiny as concerns grow over an erosion of traditional religious practices and culture in the multi-ethnic nation.

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Melbourne Driver Is Arrested in ‘Deliberate Act’ of Hitting Crowd

More than a dozen people were injured, but the authorities in the Australian state of Victoria said they did not know the driver’s motivations.

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Mexico arrests former high-ranking PRI official in corruption probe

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A former high-ranking official from Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's party was arrested on Wednesday as part of a corruption investigation in the northern state of Chihuahua, the state's governor said.

Embezzlement nytimes.com

Presidential Ally Is Arrested, and Mexico Corruption Investigation Deepens

A former treasurer of President Enrique Peña Nieto’s party is one of several people suspected in an embezzlement scheme intended to lift the party in state elections.

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German police arrest alleged Islamic State militant in ice rink truck attack plot

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police arrested a 29-year-old man they said was an active member of Islamic State who was plotting a truck attack on an ice rink.

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UPDATE 1-Saudi sovereign fund chief says outlook for Uber is positive

RIYADH, Dec 20 (Reuters) - The head of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, its top sovereign wealth fund, said on Wednesday that the outlook for ride-hailing firm Uber was positive and the company's revenues had doubled since the PIF invested in it.

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Saudi sovereign fund chief says outlook for Uber is positive

RIYADH (Reuters) - The head of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, its top sovereign wealth fund, said on Wednesday that the outlook for ride-hailing firm Uber was positive and the company's revenues had doubled since the PIF invested in it.

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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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MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf moves little, Saudi cement shares lose steam after budget

DUBAI, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Gulf stock markets moved little on Wednesday as Saudi Arabian cement shares lost steam after the release of the 2018 state budget, and Qatar's market pulled back after a leap on Tuesday.

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Turkey orders arrest of former police investigator's parents: Hurriyet

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An Istanbul prosecutor has issued arrest warrants for the parents of a former police investigator who gave evidence at the trial of a Turkish banker in the United States last week, the Hurriyet newspaper reported on Wednesday.

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Europe Edition: Tax Bill, Saudi Arabia, Angela Merkel: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Saudi-led coalition says to keep main Yemen port open for a month despite missile attack

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has decided to keep Yemen's main Hodeidah port open for a month, the coalition said on Wednesday, despite a ballistic missile attack by the Iran-aligned Houthis towards the Saudi capital Riyadh.

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Kenya police raid Islamic school, arresting teachers and holding 100 children

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police raided an Islamic school on Tuesday, arresting two teachers and taking around 100 children into protective custody in what police described as a counter-terrorism operation involving foreign law-enforcement agencies.

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UPDATE 1-Saudi Arabia considers creating privatisation fund -economy minister

RIYADH, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's economy minister said on Tuesday that his country was studying the idea of creating a national privatisation fund to facilitate sales of state assets.

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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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Rebels in Yemen Fire Second Ballistic Missile at Saudi Capital

Saudi Arabia said its air defenses had taken down a rocket aimed at residential areas, while the rebels said they had been targeting a royal palace.

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Arrested Myanmar reporters: Two book lovers dedicated to their craft

YANGON/BANGKOK (Reuters) - In many ways Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar, symbolize their country's emergence after decades of isolation - both from modest, provincial backgrounds, they worked hard to pursue careers that would have been impossible in the junta era into which they were born.

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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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MIDEAST STOCKS-Qatar leaps, Saudi barely changed before state budget

DUBAI, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Qatar's stock market jumped on Tuesday as local retail investors piled back into the bourse, while Saudi Arabia closed barely changed ahead of the release of its 2018 state budget.

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UK counter-terrorism police arrest four, send in bomb disposal team

LONDON (Reuters) - An army bomb disposal team was sent to a house in northern England after police arrested four men on Tuesday on suspicion of planning acts of terrorism.

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Arrested Myanmar reporters: Two book lovers dedicated to the truth

YANGON/BANGKOK (Reuters) - In many ways Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar, symbolize their country's emergence after decades of isolation - both from modest, provincial backgrounds, they worked hard to pursue careers that would have been impossible in the junta era into which they were born.

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Saudi Arabia says it intercepts Houthi missile fired toward Riyadh, no reported damage

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi air defenses intercepted a ballistic missile fired towards the capital Riyadh on Tuesday but there were no reports of casualties, the Saudi-led coalition said, the latest in a series of attacks by an Iran-aligned group in Yemen.

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Yemen rebels fire ballistic missile on Saudi capital, state TV reports

The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen has said it intercepted a ballistic missile south of Riyadh on Tuesday, according to Saudi state television station Al Ekhbariya. The missile did not cause any damage.

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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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Saudi-led coalition says intercepts ballistic missile over Riyadh: al-Arabiya TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi air defences on Tuesday intercepted a ballistic missile fired towards the Saudi capital Riyadh, Saudi-owned channel al-Arabiya reported in a news flash quoting a Saudi-led military coalition.

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Australian, American, Malaysian arrested in Indonesia's Bali for drugs

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian police have arrested an Australian, an American and a Malaysian on the holiday island of Bali for drugs offences, the latest foreigners to run afoul of some of the world's strictest laws against narcotics.

High Net Worth Individuals nytimes.com

DealBook: Tax Cuts Benefit the Ultra Rich, but Not the Merely Rich

Many wealthy Americans are complaining bitterly that the new tax code will have them paying more, not less, in taxes.

Uber Technologies Inc nytimes.com

Uber Driver in Lebanon Is Arrested Over Killing of Rebecca Dykes

Ms. Dykes, a British diplomat, was found dead on Saturday after leaving a party in Beirut. Uber said it was working with the authorities to assist the investigation.

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British police arrest man trying to force entry into U.S. military base

LONDON (Reuters) - British police arrested a man who tried to force his way into a U.S. air force base in central England.

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Saudi Aramco hires Citi to lead $2 billion UK-backed loan: sources

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco [IPO-ARMO.SE] has appointed U.S. investment bank Citi to lead a $2 billion financing backed by Britain, sources familiar with the deal said.

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Somali security forces arrest ex-minister, kill five bodyguards in raid

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali security forces arrested a former minister and presidential candidate in an overnight raid on his home in which they killed five of his bodyguards, police and lawmakers said on Monday.

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BRIEF-GlaxoSmithkLine Acquires Further 26 Pct Stake In Glaxo Saudi Arabia

* ACQUIRES ADDITIONAL 26 PERCENT STAKE IN GLAXO SAUDI ARABIA LIMITED‍​

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Track Palin, son of politician Sarah Palin, arrested in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - The elder son of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was in jail on Sunday facing assault and burglary charges in her home state of Alaska.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Region edges up, building-related shares boost Saudi before budget

* Saudi 2018 budget seen hiking infrastructure spending a bit

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Barack Obama and Prince Harry renew their bromance

Prince Harry interviewed Barack Obama as part of his guest editorship of BBC Radio 4's Today program, which will be broadcast on December 27.

Palaces and Castles nytimes.com

La maison la plus chère du monde? Simple babiole pour un prince saoudien

Un château d’une valeur de 300 millions de dollars fait partie d’une liste d’acquisitions extravagantes d’un prince qui prend des mesures sévères contre les richesses mal acquises et prêche l’austérité dans son pays.

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Palestinian billionaire Masri released by Saudis; says they 'gave him all respect'

AMMAN (Reuters) - Sabih al Masri, a Palestinian billionaire and Jordan's most influential businessman, was released after several days of detention in Saudi Arabia, who he said gave him "all respect".

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Palestinian billionaire Masri released by Saudis, to leave country soon, sources close to family say

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's most influential businessman, the Palestinian billionaire Sabih al-Masri, returned to his home in Riydah after being detained by Saudi authorities and is expected to be allowed to leave the country soon, sources close to the family said on Sunday.

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Australia arrests man accused of trying to sell missile parts for North Korea

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian police said on Sunday they had arrested a man accused of working on the black market to sell missile components and coal on behalf of North Korea, the first charges ever brought in Australia over the sale of weapons of mass destruction.

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Alleged N. Korean agent arrested in Australia

The Australian Federal Police have arrested a 59-year-old Australian man for allegedly acting as an agent for North Korea with the intent of raising revenue for the Pyongyang government.

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UPDATE 3-Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia - sources

AMMAN, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Sabih al-Masri, Jordan's most influential businessman and the chairman of its largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday.

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Egyptian presidential hopeful apologizes to arrested supporters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafik apologized on Saturday to supporters who were arrested this week and called on authorities to resolve the situation.

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REFILE-UPDATE 2-Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia - sources

AMMAN, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Sabih al-Masri, Jordan's most influential businessman and the chairman of its largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday.

Palaces and Castles nytimes.com

World’s Most Expensive Home? Another Bauble for a Saudi Prince

A $300 million chateau is one of a string of extravagant purchases for a prince who is cracking down on ill-gotten wealth and preaching fiscal austerity.

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UPDATE 2-Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia - sources

AMMAN, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Sabih al-Masri, Jordan's most influential businessman and the chairman of its largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday.

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Myanmar journalists' group to don black T-shirts over arrest of Reuters' reporters

YANGON (Reuters) - A group of Myanmar journalists said they would begin wearing black T-shirts on Saturday in protest at the detention of two Reuters reporters accused of violating the country's Official Secrets Act, as pressure builds on Myanmar to release the pair.

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Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia: sources

AMMAN (Reuters) - Sabih al-Masri, a Palestinian billionaire and the chairman of Jordan's largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday.

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Thai tour guide arrested for inappropriate behavior at Buddhist temple

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai authorities have arrested a local tour guide for indecent behavior at a temple after she posted a photograph online that showed her standing on a pagoda, police said on Saturday.

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U.S. judge to lift house arrest for former Trump campaign manager Manafort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge on Friday said she would release former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort from house arrest once he meets certain conditions, expressing satisfaction that the $10 million he agreed to forfeit would be available if he ever failed to appear for court proceedings.

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Trump officials brief Hill staff on Saudi reactors, enrichment a worry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trump administration officials briefed congressional staff this week on how the White House was considering non-proliferation standards in a potential agreement to sell nuclear reactor technology to Saudi Arabia, but did not indicate whether allowing uranium enrichment would be part of any deal, aides said.

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Trump officials brief senators on Saudi reactors, enrichment a worry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trump administration officials briefed senators this week on how the White House was considering non-proliferation standards in a potential agreement to sell nuclear reactor technology to Saudi Arabia, but did not indicate whether allowing uranium enrichment would be part of any deal, congressional aides said.

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Will Smith returns as the 'Fresh Prince'

Watch Will Smith and Ellen DeGeneres recreate the intro to "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" for the actor's new Instagram page.

Great Britain nytimes.com

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Set a Date: May 19

The royal family filled in the details of a plan that has been known since the couple announced their engagement in late November.