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# saudi-arabia - Monday 8 August, 2011

Saudi Arabia pulls Syrian ambassador as Anonymous hacks government site
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# Syria

Saudi Arabia pulls Syrian ambassador as Anonymous hacks government site

Aug 8th 2011, 8:36 AM 929 Views 2 Comments

King Abdullah condemns Syria’s crackdown on protesters, as the website of the Ministry of Defence is taken down.

The 9 at 9: Monday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Aug 8th 2011, 8:29 AM 3,044 Views 13 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 21 July, 2011

Saudi woman to face trial after driving herself to hospital
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Saudi woman to face trial after driving herself to hospital

Jul 21st 2011, 7:12 PM 1,047 Views 27 Comments

The woman said she was suffering from intestinal bleeding. She was arrested for breaching the Saudi ban on women driving.

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Tunisian ex-president sentenced to jail
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Tunisian ex-president sentenced to jail

Jun 21st 2011, 12:47 PM 317 Views 2 Comments

Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his wife Leila Trabelsi were convicted in absentia.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 20 June, 2011

Tunisia prepares for 'shameful masquerade' as Ben Ali goes on trial
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Tunisia prepares for 'shameful masquerade' as Ben Ali goes on trial

Jun 20th 2011, 9:13 AM 264 Views 3 Comments

However, the ousted president will not be there.

# saudi-arabia - Friday 17 June, 2011

Saudi women defy ban and get into the driving seat
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Saudi women defy ban and get into the driving seat

Jun 17th 2011, 11:21 AM 1,018 Views 13 Comments

Women are defying a ban on female drivers in Saudi Arabia – see our slideshow to find out how they are getting on.

The 9 at 9: Friday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Jun 17th 2011, 8:47 AM 1,887 Views 0 Comments

Nine things to know this morning, including: Mixed messages on burning the bondholders, Ericsson creates 100 new jobs in Athlone, and is today really the ‘happiest’ day of 2011?

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Bahrain to sue The Independent over 'one-sided' reporting
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Bahrain to sue The Independent over 'one-sided' reporting

Jun 15th 2011, 12:17 PM 950 Views 9 Comments

The government of Bahrain intends to sue the British newspaper over its alleged “defamatory and premeditated media campaign” against both it and Saudi Arabia.

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Yemeni president's face was 'quite charred' after attack on presidential palace
# Yemen
# Yemen

Yemeni president's face was 'quite charred' after attack on presidential palace

Jun 7th 2011, 3:28 PM 250 Views 1 Comment

Details about the injuries sustained by Ali Abdullah Saleh in last week’s attack have begun to emerge as the government rejected attempts by the opposition to discuss a peaceful transition.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 5 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Jun 5th 2011, 7:27 PM 3,531 Views 0 Comments

In your bank holiday Sunday Fix: Aer Lingus talks back on tonight; the source of the E. coli outbreak is found; Berlusconi’s ‘bunga bunga’ goes on; and did you miss the shuffle of honour for the Queen last month?

Confusion reigns as Yemen's president Saleh arrives in Saudi Arabia for medical treatment
# Yemen
# Yemen

Confusion reigns as Yemen's president Saleh arrives in Saudi Arabia for medical treatment

Jun 5th 2011, 11:16 AM 173 Views 1 Comment

Questions are now being asked as to whether Saleh will return to Yemen as anti-government protesters celebrated his departure on the streets of Sanaa.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 23 May, 2011

Saudi woman behind female drivers campaign re-arrested
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Saudi woman behind female drivers campaign re-arrested

May 23rd 2011, 3:37 PM 478 Views 9 Comments

Saudi authorities have accused Manal al-Sherif of violating public order after she launched an online campaign to encourage other women to defy convention and get behind the wheel.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 16 May, 2011

Saudi diplomat killed in southern Pakistan
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Saudi diplomat killed in southern Pakistan

May 16th 2011, 3:14 PM 395 Views 0 Comments

Investigating officers believe the shooting was motivated by anger over Saudi Arabia’s decision to send troops to Bahrain to quell anti-government protests there.

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Shatter confirms details of Ireland's first visa waiver scheme
# Tourism
# Tourism

Shatter confirms details of Ireland's first visa waiver scheme

May 11th 2011, 6:54 PM 1,831 Views 12 Comments

Justice minister Alan Shatter announces the 14 countries to which the visa waiver will apply from July 1.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 24 April, 2011

Crown Prince of Bahrain declines royal wedding invite
# Turned Down
# Turned Down

Crown Prince of Bahrain declines royal wedding invite

Apr 24th 2011, 5:15 PM 2,352 Views 0 Comments

Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa had been invited to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton amid concerns about the treatment of pro-democracy protesters in Bahrain recently.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 17 April, 2011

Enterprise minister begins trip to India and Saudi Arabia
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# Trade Mission

Enterprise minister begins trip to India and Saudi Arabia

Apr 17th 2011, 12:27 PM 555 Views 0 Comments

Richard Bruton has traveled to India today, beginning a mission aimed at expanding growth in the high tech and education sectors.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 17 March, 2011

Six top opposition activists arrested in Bahrain
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Six top opposition activists arrested in Bahrain

Mar 17th 2011, 10:44 AM 425 Views 0 Comments

As the struggle in Bahrain continues, the Sunni monarchy uses everything at its disposal to retain power – while Shias are hoping their overwhelming population advantage will bring the leadership to its knees.

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Three month long state of emergency declared in Bahrain
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Three month long state of emergency declared in Bahrain

Mar 15th 2011, 2:06 PM 569 Views 0 Comments

Reports that Saudi soldier has been shot dead by Bahraini protester as king announces martial law.

Department advises against non-essential travel to Bahrain
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Department advises against non-essential travel to Bahrain

Mar 15th 2011, 11:33 AM 499 Views 0 Comments

Irish citizens in Bahrain, or intending to travel there, are asked to register online with the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Saudi troops arrive in Bahrain to help ruling monarchy tackle protests
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Saudi troops arrive in Bahrain to help ruling monarchy tackle protests

Mar 15th 2011, 9:27 AM 488 Views 1 Comment

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have responded to Bahrain’s call for support amid escalating unrest.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Mar 15th 2011, 8:15 AM 1,510 Views 0 Comments

Nine things you need to know: radiation levels outside Japanese plant reach dangerous levels; Enda Kenny facing first Taoiseach’s questions today; and apparently it takes $7.5m to really feel wealthy.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 14 March, 2011

Saudi Arabian troops prepare to back Bahrain's crown prince
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Saudi Arabian troops prepare to back Bahrain's crown prince

Mar 14th 2011, 10:59 AM 670 Views 0 Comments

Irish citizens in Bahrain urged to remain indoors over coming days as “spontaneous demonstrations and violence” expected.

The 9 at 9: Monday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Mar 14th 2011, 8:10 AM 2,305 Views 0 Comments

Nine things you need to know by 9am: A second explosion occurs at the Fukushima nuclear plant, Irish seen as the ‘bad boys’ of Europe, and Burger King boss upsets his British customers.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 10 March, 2011

Police fire on protesters in Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Police fire on protesters in Saudi Arabia

Mar 10th 2011, 7:04 PM 2,703 Views 0 Comments

One person reportedly injured after police fired guns and stun grenades during today’s demonstration.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 3 March, 2011

Oil prices rise in response to Libya unrest
# Oil
From Business ETC
# Oil

Oil prices rise in response to Libya unrest

Mar 3rd 2011, 9:01 AM 249 Views 0 Comments

The price of crude oil increased in Asian trade today in response to continuing bitter fighting in Libya – and growing unrest in Oman and Yemen.

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 2 February, 2011

The Middle East protests: what has happened so far?
# Middle East
# Middle East

The Middle East protests: what has happened so far?

Feb 2nd 2011, 3:25 PM 912 Views 0 Comments

Egypt, Tunisia and other countries across the Arab world have been electrified by waves of protest recently as furious crowds demand an end to poverty and repression: read about the unrest that has broken out to date.

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

Saudi Arabia stricken by heavy flooding
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia stricken by heavy flooding

Jan 26th 2011, 9:32 PM 2,150 Views 0 Comments

Meterology expert says the city of Jeddah must be redeveloped if it is to cope with increasing rainfall.

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 25 January, 2011

Protesters flood the streets in Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon
# Middle East
# Middle East

Protesters flood the streets in Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon

Jan 25th 2011, 9:00 PM 1,362 Views 0 Comments

The fallout out from Tunisia’s Jasmine revolution continues: protesters have taken to the streets across Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon in calls for political reform.

# saudi-arabia - Saturday 13 November, 2010

In pictures: Tens of thousands of pilgrims flock to Mecca
# Religion
# Religion

In pictures: Tens of thousands of pilgrims flock to Mecca

Nov 13th 2010, 1:57 PM 276 Views 0 Comments

Over 2.5 million people are expected to visit the religious site by Sunday morning.

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 20 October, 2010

Saudi Prince jailed for life over murder of servant
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# Playboy Prince

Saudi Prince jailed for life over murder of servant

Oct 20th 2010, 12:58 PM 326 Views 0 Comments

Al Saud has been sentence to life imprisonment after being found guilty of murdering his servant in a brutal attack at a London hotel.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 27 September, 2010

Volcano threat in Saudi Arabia
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# Volcano

Volcano threat in Saudi Arabia

Sep 27th 2010, 1:27 PM 463 Views 0 Comments

Geologists have found that a renewed volcanic threat caused a region in Saudi Arabia to experience 30,000 earthquakes last year.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 13 September, 2010

Obama to float US arms deal with Saudi Arabia
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# US

Obama to float US arms deal with Saudi Arabia

Sep 13th 2010, 4:33 PM 265 Views 0 Comments

Record deal could see US fighter jets take $60bn.

Sven reportedly the new Al Hilal manager
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# Svennis

Sven reportedly the new Al Hilal manager

Sep 13th 2010, 1:55 PM 222 Views 1 Comment

Saudi club ‘snap up’ otherwise unwanted Sven for £1.2 million a year. Bargain!

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 15 August, 2010

BlackBerry's encryption deal with India
# BlackBerry
# BlackBerry

BlackBerry's encryption deal with India

Aug 15th 2010, 11:10 AM 286 Views 0 Comments

Authorities want access to users’ messages.

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 11 August, 2010

Saudi Arabia scraps BlackBerry ban after getting 'server codes'
# BlackBerry
# BlackBerry

Saudi Arabia scraps BlackBerry ban after getting 'server codes'

Aug 11th 2010, 2:58 PM 322 Views 0 Comments

BlackBerry makers hand over access to local users’ chat messages in order to keep the smartphone legal.

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