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    Saudi imposes 24-hour virus curfew in five cities

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 01:54pm on April 07, 2020

    Saudi Arabia extended the duration of daily curfews Monday in four governorates and five cities, including the capital, to 24 hours to combat coronavirus as...

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    Saudi urges Muslims to defer hajj plans over coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 03:28pm on April 01, 2020

    Saudi Arabia’s hajj minister asked Muslims on Tuesday to temporarily defer preparations for the annual pilgrimage amid uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this month,...

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    Oil price sinks to 17-yr low as Saudi to raise exports to record levels

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:57pm on March 30, 2020

    Saudi Arabia on Monday said that it would raise its oil exports to a record 10.6 million barrels per day starting from May, escalating a...

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    Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit rebel-held Sanna

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 09:54pm on March 30, 2020

    The Saudi-led military coalition on Monday said it carried out multiple air strikes on Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa in retaliation for missile strikes on Riyadh....

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    5m illegally stored medical masks seized in Saudi Arabia

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 05:10pm on March 29, 2020

    Saudi authorities have seized more than five million medical masks that were illegally stockpiled amid the coronavirus outbreak, state media reported on Sunday. The commerce...

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    G20 leaders pledge $5t

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:00pm on March 27, 2020

    G20 nations pledged a ‘united front’ Thursday in the fight against coronavirus, saying they were injecting $5 trillion into the global economy to counter the...

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    Saudi to hike borrowing to stimulate virus-hit economy

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:13pm on March 21, 2020

    Saudi Arabia plans to raise borrowing by 20 percentage points to 50 per cent of GDP to steady an economy rocked by plunging oil prices...

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    HRW raises alarm over Saudi ‘corruption’ arrests

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 01:21am on March 19, 2020

    Human Rights Watch voiced concern Tuesday over the arrest of around 300 government officials in Saudi Arabia on corruption allegations, warning of possible ‘unfair legal...

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    Oil crash piles pressure on virus-hit Saudi economy

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:05pm on March 18, 2020

    From empty hotels to shuttered beauty salons, oil-dependent Saudi Arabia is bracing for a coronavirus-led economic slump on top of possible austerity measures as crude...

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    Saudi releases king’s photos after purge over ‘coup plot’

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 02:02am on March 09, 2020

    Saudi Arabia released images of King Salman carrying out his royal duties on Sunday, after a stunning purge of at least three princes including his...