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Riyadh's Ritz hotel reopens after corruption crackdown

Riyadh's Ritz hotel reopens after corruption crackdown

Liveried staff milled around under the ornate chandeliers of the hotel lobby, greeting a trickle of arrivals as they checked into rooms.

Saudi billionaire Alwaleed back at work, company says

Saudi billionaire Alwaleed back at work, company says

Prince Alwaleed, one of the country's top international investors, was freed on Saturday, nearly three months after being taken into custody.

Saudis say $107bn recovered from graft, 56 still held

Saudis say $107bn recovered from graft, 56 still held

Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb said he has completed inquiries into 381 high-profile corruption suspects and decided to keep 56 in custody and free the rest.

Saudi's Waleed to keep control of broadcaster MBC

Saudi's Waleed to keep control of broadcaster MBC

Saudi Arabia's Waleed al-Ibrahim will keep management control of regional television broadcaster MBC after his release from detention in the country's corruption probe, a senior MBC executive told Reuters on Monday.

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed released - family sources

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed released - family sources

His release came hours after he told Reuters in an exclusive interview at the opulent Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh that he expected to be cleared of any wrongdoing.

Qatar's economy performed better than expected last year

Qatar's economy performed better than expected last year

Qatar’s economy performed better than expected last year and required “minimal” government support to blunt the effects of a trade and diplomatic embargo by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries, the Minister for Economy and Commerce, HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani, has said.

Saudi, UAE accused of orchestrating Gulf crisis

Saudi, UAE accused of orchestrating Gulf crisis

A controversial member of the Qatari royal family, who was allegedly held against his will in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has accused Saudi Arabia and the UAE of orchestrating a months-long Gulf crisis in order to seize Qatar's wealth, Al Jazeera reported.

US set to overtake Saudi as crude oil producer: IEA

US set to overtake Saudi as crude oil producer: IEA

Crude production of 9.9 million barrels per day in the US was now at the highest level in nearly 50 years, "putting it neck-and-neck with Saudi Arabia, the world's second largest crude producer after Russia," the IEA said.

HRW accuses Saudi Arabia of repression despite reforms

HRW accuses Saudi Arabia of repression despite reforms

In its World Report 2018, which reviews human rights practices in more than 90 countries, the rights group reported it had documented 87 unlawful attacks by the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia intercepts new Yemen rebel missile attack

Saudi Arabia intercepts new Yemen rebel missile attack

Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it had intercepted a fresh missile attack by Yemeni rebels on the south of the kingdom and renewed its accusations that arch-foe Iran had armed them.

Saudi Arabia confirms princes arrested over protest

Saudi Arabia confirms princes arrested over protest

Saudi media on Saturday had reported the princes arrested after gathering outside Qasr al-Hokm, a historical palace in Riyadh, in protest against a government decision to stop paying the water and electricity bills of royals.

Watchdog group calls on Saudi Arabia to release local journalist

Watchdog group calls on Saudi Arabia to release local journalist

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Saudi Arabia to release a local journalist who was reportedly arrested this week after criticising the government.