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Spain's Felipe in Saudi as Warship Sale Mooted

Spain's King Felipe VI is to meet Sunday with Saudi King Salman, local media said, during an official visit coinciding with talks to sell Spanish warships.

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Yemen Shelling Kills Saudi Soldier on Border

Shelling from Yemen has killed a Saudi soldier on the kingdom's southern border, the interior ministry said Sunday.

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Saudi Minister Optimistic about Oil Market Stabilization

Saudi Energy Minister Khaled al-Falih said Thursday he was optimistic about a stabilization of the oil market following an OPEC deal to cut output.

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Riyadh Metro on Track despite Cuts

A major contractor on Riyadh's $22.5 billion urban rail and bus system said Monday the project is on track despite Saudi government cuts to infrastructure last year after oil revenues fell.

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Saudi King Says Riyadh Rejects 'Interference' in Yemen's Affairs

Saudi Arabia is determined to prevent external "interference" in neighboring war-torn Yemen, King Salman said in an annual address on Thursday.

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U.S. Cancels Weapons Transfers to Saudi over Yemen Campaign

The White House has blocked the transfer of precision munitions to ally Saudi Arabia, amid anger about the civilian death toll from the kingdom's bombing campaign in Yemen.

"We have made clear that US security cooperation is not a blank check," a senior administration official told AFP, voicing concerns about how Riyadh is prosecuting its war against Iranian-backed Huthi rebels.

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Mine Kills Saudi Soldier near Yemen Border

A Saudi soldier was killed in a landmine blast near the kingdom's border with Yemen, the interior ministry said on Friday.

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Saudi Sentences 15 to Death for Spying for Iran

A Saudi court Tuesday sentenced 15 people to death for spying for the kingdom's rival Iran, local media and a source close to the case said, in a move likely to heighten regional tensions.

The source told AFP that most of the 15 Saudis were members of the kingdom's Shiite minority.

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Saudi Arabia Says Sentiment 'Optimistic' for OPEC Deal

Saudi Arabia's energy minister said Wednesday that an "optimistic" sentiment prevailed at an OPEC meeting meant to agree the cartel's first oil output cut in eight years.

"We don't know (if a deal will be reached)," Khaled al-Falih told reporters in Vienna as the talks started. "We will find out during the meeting. I think the sentiment generally is optimistic and positive."

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Arid Saudi Could Need '$50 Billion' in Water Investment

Arid Saudi Arabia could need more than $53 billion in water sector investment supported by private funds as demand grows, officials said on Sunday.

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