Saudi Arabia

Saudi Health Minister: The kingdom will not bar ‘high-risk for swine flu’ Hajj pilgrims

Saudi Health Minister: The kingdom will not bar ‘high-risk for swine flu’ Hajj p

In a Saturday statement, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Health, Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, said that the kingdom does not plan to bar any ‘high-risk for swine flu’ pilgrim from performing the Hajj pilgrimage this year.

Three Guantanamo detainees sent to Saudi Arabia

Three Guantanamo detainees sent to Saudi Arabia

Washington  - Three Saudi detainees being held at the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba were returned to their homeland on Friday, the US Justice Department said.

Khalid Saad Mohammed, Abdalaziz Kareem Salim al-Noofayaee and Ahmed Zaid Salim Zuhair will be subject to judicial review in Saudi Arabia and will undergo a rehabilitation programme.

Obama to be centre stage at G20 summit

US President Barack Obama

London - US President Barack Obama is expected to take centre stage Thursday at the Group of 20 summit in London as world leaders attempt to hammer out a new agreement on boosting global economic confidence.

Saudi King calls for a national aid campaign to Gaza

Riyadh - Saudi Arabian King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz called on Thursday for an urgent national aid campaign for the people in Gaza, Saudi news agency reported.

Since the start of Israeli air strikes on Gaza on Saturday, some 400 people have died and more than 2,100 have been injured.

Saudi Arabia posts record surplus in 2008, expects deficit in 2009

Riyadh - The oil-rich Gulf state of Saudi Arabia recorded its highest-ever budget surplus in 2008, but expects a deficit in 2009 as oil prices fall, a Saudi-owned television channel reported on Monday.


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