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  • KSA accelerates reform push with market opening - Arab News
    Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:45:40 GMT

    Arab News

    KSA accelerates reform push with market opening
    Arab News
    In recent months the impact has started to feed through into the economy as a whole; the growth of Saudi Arabia's nonoil private sector slowed to 4.4 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2014 — the slowest pace in at least a decade — from 6.2 percent in ...

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    Saudi bourse opening up puts Middle East on investor maps - Gulf Times
    Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:44:36 GMT

    Gulf Times

    Saudi bourse opening up puts Middle East on investor maps
    Gulf Times
    Saudi Arabia's opening will finally put the Middle East on the investor map. Foreigners will be allowed direct access to the kingdom's $530bn stock market from next year under reforms announced on July 22. It gives investors good reason to pay attention to ...

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    What's going on in Iran's Kerman Province? - Globalnews.ca
    Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:44:04 GMT

    Globalnews.ca

    What's going on in Iran's Kerman Province?
    Globalnews.ca
    If you have been following developments in the outbreak of MERS — Middle East Respiratory Syndrome — you probably think of Saudi Arabia when the topic of the new virus comes up. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has diagnosed far more cases of the ...

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    Saudi Arabia Sentences Man To Three Years In Prison, 450 Lashes For Being Gay - Instinct Magazine
    Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:40:26 GMT

    Saudi Arabia Sentences Man To Three Years In Prison, 450 Lashes For Being Gay
    Instinct Magazine
    Saudi Arabia Sentences Man To Three Years In Prison, 450 Lashes For Being Gay. Jonathan Higbee | July 23, 2014. Saudi Arabia, a U.S. ally, has sentenced a man to three years in prison and 450 lashes for attempting to meet another man for sex after ...

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    Saudi man jailed and to receive 450 lashes over Twitter 'homosexual contacts' - PinkNews.co.uk
    Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:32:39 GMT

    Saudi man jailed and to receive 450 lashes over Twitter 'homosexual contacts'
    PinkNews.co.uk
    A man in Saudi Arabia has been jailed for three years and will receive 450 lashes for using his Twitter account to promote “homosexual contacts”. Gulf News reports the unnamed 24-year-old was arrested after he posted several tweets allegedly requesting to ...

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    Saudi Man's 'Gay' Tweets Earn 450 Lashes, Jail Time - Advocate.com
    Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:47:49 GMT

    Advocate.com

    Saudi Man's 'Gay' Tweets Earn 450 Lashes, Jail Time
    Advocate.com
    A reportedly gay 24-year-old man in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 450 lashes and three years in jail after that country's so-called religious police set up an undercover operation and arrested him for tweeting allegedly "immoral" photos and allegedly ...

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    Riyad Bank deputy named Saudi vice-governor - Central Banking (subscription)
    Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:07:07 GMT

    Riyad Bank deputy named Saudi vice-governor
    Central Banking (subscription)
    According to the official management chart on Sama's website, Al-Furaih, who previously served as deputy director of Riyad Bank, one of Saudi Arabia's largest financial institutions, took up his position as the central bank's second-in-command on July 20.

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    Deadly MERS 'camel flu' may now be airborne - NHS Choices
    Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:30:55 GMT

    Deadly MERS 'camel flu' may now be airborne
    NHS Choices
    “Deadly Mers virus 'could now be airborne',” The Independent reports. The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, which has an estimated case fatality rate of 30%, has been detected in an air sample in a camel barn in Saudi Arabia. This raises the ...

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    Wadjda One Girl Stands Up for All - Today's Zaman
    Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:24:10 GMT

    Today's Zaman

    Wadjda One Girl Stands Up for All
    Today's Zaman
    Haifaa Al Mansour's first film, “Wadjda,” is not only the first feature film to ever come out of the country of Saudi Arabia, but it is also directed and written by a Saudi woman who comes from a country specifically limiting the role of women in its society.

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    Saudi Arabia accelerates reform push with market opening - ArabianBusiness.com
    Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:53:24 GMT

    ArabianBusiness.com

    Saudi Arabia accelerates reform push with market opening
    ArabianBusiness.com
    Saudi Arabia's decision to open its stock market to foreign investors is part of an accelerating series of economic reforms that may culminate in the most far-reaching change yet: higher domestic energy prices. In the past four decades, the economy of the ...

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