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1 hr ago | Star-Telegram.com

A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group

The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years.

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Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Qatar

1 hr ago | KTUL-TV Tulsa

A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Syria, Saudi Arabia

9 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

Fellow Pilot Recalls Treasured Moments With MH17 Pilot In Holy Land

The treasured moments he had shared with the late Capt Wan Amran Wan Hussin, one of the pilots of the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, drew fellow MAS pilot Capt Abu Samah Yahya to attend the ceremony honouring MH17 tragedy victims at the Bunga Raya Complex of the KL International Airport here.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Saudi women in education

I recently received a phone call from one of my former students, a second-year student in the mathematics department at Al-Lith College for Girls of Umm Al-Qura University in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Nerve News

Top Saudi cleric warns against 'deceitful' jihad

Saudi Arabia's top cleric Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-AsShaikh has given a call to Muslim youth against following deceitful claims of jihad by shadowy groups with deviant principles.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Saudi Government Gearing Up To Receive 1435 Hijrah Haj Pilgrims - Consul General Of Malaysia

From Hafizah Kamaruddin MADINAH, Aug 27 -- The government of Saudi Arabia has made various improvements for this year's haj pilgrims, including expanding the haj arrival area at its international airport and providing air conditioning for the comfort of the pilgrims.

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Al Bawaba

Saudi five-day week for private sector scrapped

A plan by Saudi Arabia's labour ministry to give two days off a week in the private sector is being shelved following tremendous pressure from investors and the business community.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Times of Oman

GCC to pump $9.5b in healthcare sector

Muscat: Gulf countries are likely to invest about $9.53 billion on new hospital projects and for upgrade of medical facilities by the year-end, up 25 per cent over 2013, said a report.

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AME Info

STR Global: Middle East/Africa July 2014 results

The Middle East/Africa region reported positive performance during July 2014 when reported in U.S. dollars, according to data compiled by STR Global.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, South Africa

Thu Aug 21, 2014

DNA India

Saudi Labor Ministry shuts 20 lingerie shops for not employing local women: Report

Following a decree that made it compulsory for lingerie stores in Saudi Arabia to employ local women only, the Labor ministry has shut down 20 lingerie shops for not following the order.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

CMC Engineering To Participate In RM7 Billion Project In Makkah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 -- Engineering, procurement and construction company, CMC Engineering Sdn Bhd will participate in the RM7 billion Makkah Metro Phase One project in Makkah, Saudi Arabia under a consortium.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Arab Times

Appeals court upholds lashes for Saudi woman

RIYADH, Aug 17, : A Saudi Arabian judge has upheld a sentence of a month in prison and 50 lashes for a businesswoman convicted of insulting members of the morality police during an argument, the local al-Medina newspaper reported on Sunday.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Gulf states discuss Ebola precautions ahead of haj

Representatives of the Gulf monarchies met in Riyadh on Wednesday to discuss precautions against the Ebola epidemic ahead of the annual haj pilgrimage to Mecca in early October.

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AME Info

Wared Logistics invests in King Abdullah Economic City Industrial...

As part of its expansion and growth plans, Wared Logistics, a joint venture between Zahid Group Holding and Saudi Binladin Group, has signed a contract to buy 75,000 square meters of land in the Industrial Valley Phase 2 of King Abdullah Economic City to provide exclusive logistic services for KAEC companies, employees, and residents.

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Sat Aug 09, 2014

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Ebola Emergency:Malaysian Health Ministry dithering.

Ebola virus is virulent. Since February this year, over 900 patients with the disease have died in West Africa such as Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

Vanguard

What you must know about Hajj rites

By Haroon I Balogun Hajj is the Muslim pilgrimage to the holy land of Makkah and other places in Saudi Arabia during the month of Hajj with specific conditions.

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Newkerala.com

New law bans Saudi men from marrying Pakistani women

Saudi Arabia has reportedly passed a new law that bans Saudi men from marrying women from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Chad and Burma.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

Arab Times

Ebola-test Saudi dies

The 40-year-old returned on Sunday from Sierra Leone, where there has been an Ebola outbreak, and was then hospitalized in Jiddah after showing symptoms of the viral hemorrhagic fever.

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Tue Aug 05, 2014

Al Bawaba

Saudi Arabia clamping down on male marriages to foreigners

Saudi men wishing to marry foreigners now face tougher regulations. A report in Makkah daily quoted Makkah Police Director Maj.

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