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As oil prices rise, Saudi Arabia has been advised to avoid ramping up state spending and get its finances in order.

Bin Salman has a close relationship with Trump and his son-in-law aide Jared Kushner, who is seen as having given the green light for Prince Mohammed's recent power grab.

Saudis rejoice after decades-long ban on cinemas lifted

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Saudis rejoice after decades-long ban on cinemas lifted

Saudis have flooded social media to celebrate the government's decision to lift a decades-old ban on cinemas in the conservative kingdom.

Saudi police release Macarena dancing teenager

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Saudi police release Macarena dancing teenager

A Saudi teenager who was arrested for dancing the Macarena at a traffic junction has been released with a road safety warning in a case that has ...

Suspected car bomb explodes in Saudi Shia-majority city

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Suspected car bomb explodes in Saudi Shia-majority city

An explosion has been reported in eastern Saudi Arabia, in a city beset with political unrest with the perpetrators still unknown.

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Ivanka wobbled knees in Saudi... the internet loved it

Blog: Being the daughter of US president - along with being undeniably attractive - meant Ivanka was the centre of attention during Donald Trump's first overseas tour to Saudi Arabia.

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A break from the pressure: Trump in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia welcomed Donald Trump on Saturday with a lavish reception, but feelings about the visit were mixed elsewhere in the Arab world.

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Saudi Arabia brings back allowances and shakes-up cabinet

A series of royal decrees by Saudi King Salman will see military and civil service allowances reinstated, while there are some new faces in the ...

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