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Senior Yemeni Rebel Killed on Saudi Border

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in support of Yemen's government has killed a senior Yemeni rebel leader on the border, a source close to the coalition said on Saturday.

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Obama Set to Veto 9/11 Victims' Bid to Sue Saudis

President Barack Obama is poised to veto legislation exposing Saudi Arabia to court action over the 9/11 attacks, stepping in to defend legal precedent and an awkward ally, but inviting election-time opprobrium.

White House officials say Obama will reject the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act" by a Friday veto deadline, after a little over a week of deliberation.

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Two Saudi Policemen Shot Dead in Mainly Shiite City

Unidentified gunmen killed two Saudi policemen in the mainly Shiite eastern city of Dammam late on Saturday, the interior ministry said, describing it as a "terrorist attack."

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Saudi Shoots Down Missile from Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen said Monday it shot down a missile fired by the insurgents towards an airbase in southern Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi Vows 'Urgent' Action for Stranded Indian Workers

Saudi Arabia has promised "urgent" action to resolve the plight of some 2,500 Indian workers stranded without money in the kingdom after a plunge in oil prices sparked construction layoffs.

Labor Minister Mufarrej al-Haqbani issued orders to allow the Indian workers "to immediately transfer their kafala (sponsorship) and renew their residencies," the Okaz daily reported on Wednesday.

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Saudis Visit Israel, Meet Government Official

The head of a rare Saudi delegation to Israel and the occupied West Bank met a senior Israeli government official during his trip, Israel's foreign ministry told AFP on Sunday.

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Saudi Executes Four Convicted of Murder

Saudi authorities executed four citizens on Sunday convicted of killing six members of their tribe, the interior ministry said.

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Saudi Revives 15-Year-Old Anti-Pokemon Fatwa

Saudi Arabia's top clerical body has revived a 2001 religious edict prohibiting Pokemon in response to public calls for guidance on the newly launched smartphone version of the game.

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19 People Arrested over Saudi Attacks including Medina

Nineteen people, including 12 Pakistani nationals, have been arrested in Saudi Arabia following suicide attacks on Monday, including one near Islam's second-holiest site in the city of Medina, the kingdom's Interior Ministry said on Thursday.

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Salam Performs Eid Prayer alongside Saudi King in Mecca

Prime Minister Tammam Salam on Wednesday performed the Eid al-Fitr prayer at the Sacred Mosque in Mecca alongside Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and and members of the royal family, Lebanon's National News Agency reported.

The premier then attended a breakfast banquet that was thrown by the Saudi monarch, during which he "offered his condolences over the victims of the latest terrorist attacks that struck the Saudi cities of Medina, Jeddah and Qatif, NNA said.

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