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    Yemeni separatists push peace deal

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 11:19pm on July 29, 2020

    Yemeni separatists abandoned their declaration of self-rule in the south on Wednesday and pledged to implement a stalled Saudi-brokered peace deal, mending a rift between...

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    King Salman undergoes successful surgery

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 01:11am on July 25, 2020

    King Salman of Saudi Arabia underwent successful surgery on Thursday to remove his gall bladder, three days after he was admitted to hospital. It is...

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    Saudi king admitted to hospital

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:05pm on July 20, 2020

    Saudi Arabia’s 84-year-old ruler King Salman was admitted to hospital in Riyadh Monday for gall bladder inflammation, the royal court said, prompting the postponement of...

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    Saudi opens hajj registration for foreign residents

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 01:21am on July 08, 2020

    Saudi Arabia on Monday opened hajj registration for foreign residents in the kingdom, saying they will make up 70 per cent of the pilgrims after...

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    Saudi-led coalition launches operation against Yemen rebels

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 11:39pm on July 02, 2020

    The Saudi-led military coalition Thursday confirmed it has launched a major operation against Yemen’s Huthis and warned it would target the rebel leadership following missile...

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    Curtailed hajj compounds Saudi economic woes 

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 11:34am on June 28, 2020

    Vacant religious sites. Abandoned pilgrim tents. Lifeless hotels. A stunning emptiness — and fears of economic ruin — haunt the usually bustling city of Mecca...

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    Saudi Arabia plans to reopen Makkah mosques from tomorrow

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:17pm on June 20, 2020

    Saudi Arabia plans to reopen from Sunday mosques in Makkah, the holiest city in Islam, after they were closed for three months due to the...

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    Saudi faces perilous hajj call as coronavirus spikes

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 03:11pm on June 16, 2020

    Saudi Arabia is expected to scale back or call off this year’s hajj pilgrimage for the first time in its modern history, observers say, a...

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    Saudi virus cases top 1 lakh with new spike ahead of hajj

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 01:21am on June 09, 2020

    The number of coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia surpassed 100,000 on Sunday, the health ministry said, amid a new surge in infections just weeks ahead...

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    Saudi Arabia announces new COVID-19 lockdown in Jeddah

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:10pm on June 06, 2020

    Saudi Arabia on Friday announced a renewed lockdown in the city of Jeddah, gateway to the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Makkah, to counter a new...

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