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Saudis arrest 12 Pakistanis over bombs  Saudi officials say 12 out of 19 people arrested over Monday's three bomb attacks in the country are Pakistani Saudi Arabia breaks off ties with Iran after al-Nimr execution  Saudi Arabia says it has broken off diplomatic ties with Iran, amid a row over the Saudi execution of a prominent Shia Muslim cleric
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 The demonstrators had stormed the Saudi embassy in Tehran
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  Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has sparked anger and protests in Shia communities across the region



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New Saudi king promises continuity
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Islamic State claims Shia mosque bombing
Islamic State claims Shia mosque bombing
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2,411 people died in Hajj stampede
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New Saudi king promises continuity
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Bin Laden wives deported to Saudi Arabia
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Yemen leader signs deal to quit
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Women will be allowed to vote
Yemen's Saleh 'gravely wounded'
Saudi police open fire at protest
US disrupts 'Iranian terror plot'
US disrupts 'Iranian terror plot'
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Saudi Arabian heir to throne dies
Saudi king: Syrian crackdown unjustified
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Syria and Saudi leaders in Beirut
Beheading planned in Saudi sorcery case
Saudi prince guilty of murdering aide
Saudis arrest 100 planning terror attacks
Saudis arrest 100 planning terror attacks
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Saudi prince guilty of murdering aide
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Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia
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Saudis to host oil price summit
Pirates capture Saudi oil tanker
Hundreds held in Saudi terror swoop
Hundreds held in Saudi terror swoop
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2008 2008
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2007
Report: King pardons rape victim
Palestinian talks yield power-sharing pact
Report: King pardons rape victim
Saudis arrest 172 militants
Saudis arrest 172 militants
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Report: King pardons rape victim
Saudi king's royal meet draws fire
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Saudis thwart oil refinery attack
Saudis thwart oil refinery attack
Hajj stampede kills at least 345
76 dead in Mecca hotel collapse
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9 Killed in Attack on U.S. Mission
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50 foreigners held hostage
6 Westerners killed in attack
Hajj stampede: 244 pilgrims dead
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  Saudis arrest 12 Pakistanis over bombs  Saudi officials say 12 out of 19 people arrested over Monday's three bomb attacks in the country are Pakistani Attack near US consulate in Saudi city of Jeddah  A suspected suicide bomber has died after detonating a device near the US consulate in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, the interior ministry says CIA chief Brennan: Secret US report on 9/11 'will absolve Saudi'  The probable publication of classified parts of a 2002 congressional report into the 9/11 attacks will clear Saudi Arabia of any responsibility Obama 'cleared the air' with Saudi Arabia  Obama landed in Riyadh earlier Wednesday for a summit with Gulf leaders and spent two-and-a-half hours meeting with the 80-year-old monarch Saudi bus crash kills 19 Egyptian pilgrims  Nineteen people have been killed after a bus carrying Egyptian pilgrims crashed in Saudi Arabia, Egypt's state-run Mena news agency says Yemen conflict: air strike on market 'kills 30 people'  At least 30 people have been killed in an air strike on a market near the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, witnesses sa Iran accuses Saudis of hitting Yemen embassy  Iran has accused Saudi-led coalition warplanes of damaging its embassy and injuring staff in an air strike on Yemen's capital, Sanaa UN condemns attack on Saudi embassy in Iran  The UN Security Council has strongly condemned an attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran by protesters angered by the execution of a Shia cleric Turkey urges calm in Saudi-Iran dispute  Turkey's government has urged Saudi Arabia and Iran to calm their diplomatic row, saying the dispute will only worsen regional tensions Iranian diplomats given 48 hours to leave Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia has given Iranian diplomats 48 hours to leave the country, amid a row over the Saudi execution of a top Shia Muslim cleric al-Nimr Saudi Arabia breaks off ties with Iran after al-Nimr execution   Saudi Arabia says it has broken off diplomatic ties with Iran, amid a row over the Saudi execution of a prominent Shia Muslim cleric


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 The demonstrators had stormed the Saudi embassy in Tehran
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  Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has sparked anger and protests in Shia communities across the region


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2015 Dec.23   At least 25 killed, 107 injured in fire at Saudi Arabia hospital  The fire at the Jazan General Hospital broke out on the first floor, which houses the intensive care unit and the maternity ward 2015 Dec.13   Saudi Arabia: First women councillors elected  Women have been elected to municipal councils in Saudi Arabia for the first time after a ban on women taking part in elections was lifted 2015 Dec.10   Syria opposition agrees framework for peace talks  A meeting of Syrian opposition politicians and rebels in Riyadh has produced a statement of principles to guide peace talks with the government   Death toll from Saudi hajj stampede now at least 2,411  The September stampede killed at least 2,411 pilgrims, a new AP count shows, 3 times the number acknowledged by the kingdom 3 months later

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2015 Oct.1   Hajj stampede: Iran death toll rises to 464  Iran says number of its citizens who died in the Hajj stampeded in Saudi Arabia last week has reached 464 - nearly double the previous toll

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2015 Sep.29   Hajj stampede: Saudi officials clarify toll  Saudi officials have denied reports that more than 1,000 people were killed in a stampede near Mecca last week while undertaking the pilgrimage 2015 Sep.26   Saudi mufti says stampede deaths 'beyond human control'  Saudi Arabia's most senior cleric, the grand mufti, has said the stampede at the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca on Thursday was beyond human control 2015 Sep.24       2,411 people died in Hajj stampede
Map of Mina Saudi Arabia
  Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered a safety review for the Hajj pilgrimage after at least 717 people died in a stampede near the holy city of Mecca
 Another 863 people were injured in the incident at Mina. 2 million pilgrims were taking part in the Hajj's last major rite
2015 Sep.11   Saudi inquiry into Grand Mosque disaster  Saudi Arabia has begun an investigation after a crane collapsed in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, killing at least 107 people     Mecca crane collapse: 107 dead in Saudi Arabia
Map of Grand Mosque Mecca Saudi Arabia  At least 107 people died and more than 230 people were injured when a crane collapsed in the Muslim holy city at 17:23 local time
 Strong winds and heavy rains had caused the collapse. The huge red crane crashed into a part of the Grand Mosque - the largest in the world - that was filled with worshippers


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2015 Aug.30   Deadly Saudi Arabia fire at Aramco complex  A fire at a residential complex in Saudi Arabia has left 11 people dead and injured at least 200 others, Saudi officials say 2015 Aug.27   Saudi Arabia sees Mers deaths surge  Saudi Arabia has announced four more deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, bringing the number of deaths in the past week to 17

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2015 Jul.1   Saudi prince to donate $32bn fortune to charity  Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has said he will donate his entire $32bn (£20bn; €29bn) fortune to charity

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2015 May.22       Islamic State claims Shia mosque bombing   The Islamic State (IS) group says it was behind a suicide bombing on a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia that killed at least 21 people 2015 May.9   Yemen conflict: UN criticises Saudi civilian bombings  The United Nations representative in Yemen has said that the Saudi-led coalition is bombing 'effectively, trapped civilians'   Civilians 'struggle to flee' Saada strikes  Civilians in the city of Saada in northern Yemen are struggling to flee Saudi-led coalition air strikes targeting Houthi rebels

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2015 Apr.27   Building under construction at university collapses, killing 4 workers  Civil defense authorities in Saudi Arabia say that four construction workers were killed when a building they were working on collapsed on a university campus 2015 Apr.26   Saudi Arabia's military training aircraft crashes, killing 2  Defense Ministry says a military training aircraft has crashed, killing the instructor and a student pilot 2015 Apr.21   Iran urges aid effort as Saudi air strikes end  Iran's foreign minister has called for 'urgent humanitarian assistance' in Yemen after a Saudi-led coalition ended air strikes against Houthi rebels

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2015 Mar.25   Saudi Arabia launches military operation in Yemen  Saudi Arabia has launched a military operation - including air strikes - against Houthi Shia rebels, the Saudi ambassador in the US has said

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2015 Jan.23   World leaders pay respects to late Saudi King Abdullah  World leaders are due to arrive in Saudi Arabia to pay their respects in person after the death on Friday of King Abdullah     New Saudi king promises continuity
Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia  King Salman has pledged continuity, hours after his accession to the throne following the death of his half-brother, King Abdullah 2015 Jan.22     Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died in hospital. He was the fifth of his brothers to take the throne and became king in 2005
 A statement, made early on Friday, said his brother, Salman, had become king. Abdullah, who was said to be aged about 90, had been in hospital for several weeks suffering from a lung infection
2015 Jan.16   Saudis 'to review' blogger flogging  The case of Raif Badawi sentenced to 1,000 lashes has been referred to the Supreme Court by the king's office, the BBC has learned 2015 Jan.9   Saudi blogger receives 50 lashings before crowd  Raif Badawi—the co-founder of a now banned website called Liberal Saudi Network-- was flogged 50 times after morning prayers

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2014 Dec.25   Saudi women drivers in terror trial  Loujain al-Hathloul, 25, and Maysa al-Amoudi, 33, who were detained for defying a ban on female drivers are to be tried in a terrorism court

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2014 Oct.15   Saudi Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr 'sentenced to death'  A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced the Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr to death, his family says

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2014 Aug.6   Suspected Ebola victim dies in Saudi Arabia  A Saudi man who was being treated for Ebola-like symptoms has died at a hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia's health ministry says

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2014 Jun.26   Big jump in Mers cases reported  More than 100 more cases and 34 deaths from the new respiratory disease Mers-coronavirus have been reported by officials in Saudi Arabia 2014 Jun.3   Saudi Arabia raises Mers virus toll  Saudi Arabia says 282 people are now confirmed to have been killed by the Mers virus, almost 100 more than initially thought

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2014 May.11   Saudi camel warning over Mers virus  Saudi Arabia has urged its citizens to wear masks and gloves when dealing with camels so as to avoid spreading the deadly Mers virus

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2014 Apr.27   Saudi Mers death toll passes 100  Saudi Arabia says more than 100 patients infected with the Mers coronavirus have now died since the outbreak began in 2012

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2014 Jan.4   Al-Qaeda's chief in Lebanon dies  Majid al-Majid, the Saudi, al-Qaeda's commander in Lebanon, has died in custody in a Beirut hospital, Lebanon's army says

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2013 Oct.18   Saudi Arabia nixes Security Council offer  The U.N. Security Council is riddled with double standards and has failed the Middle East, Saudi Arabia said as it rejected an offer to join the body 2013 Jan.10   Saudi Arabia executes woman by beheading  A young Sri Lankan woman has been beheaded with a sword in a small, dusty town, thousands of miles from the country where she grew up

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2012 Oct.31   Fire at Saudi wedding kills 25  At least 25 people have died and 30 others were hurt in a fire at a wedding in eastern Saudi Arabia 2012 Jun.17   Saudi Arabia crown prince buried  Prince Nayef, who was also deputy prime minister and interior minister, was buried after sunset prayers in the holy city of Mecca 2012 Jun.16   Crown Prince Nayef dies  Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has died 'outside the kingdom', the royal court has said 2012 Apr.26   Bin Laden wives deported to Saudi Arabia  The three widows and children of Osama Bin Laden have been deported to Saudi Arabia from the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, officials say

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2011 Nov.23       Yemen leader signs deal to quit   Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has signed a deal, brokered by Yemen's Gulf Arab neighbours, under which he will step down 2011 Oct.21   Saudi Arabian heir to throne dies  Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz al Saud was King Abdullah's half brother, first in line to the Saudi throne and minister of defence and aviation 2011 Oct.11   US disrupts 'Iranian terror plot'  The US says it has broken up a plot by agents linked to Iran to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington using explosives 2011 Oct.4   Saudis promise 'iron fist'  Security forces in eastern Saudi Arabia clashed with armed people provoked by a 'foreign country'. At least 14 people were wounded 2011 Sep.25       Women will be allowed to vote   King Abdullah: Women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to vote and run for office in future municipal elections 2011 Aug.8   Saudi king: Syrian crackdown unjustified  King Abdullah condemned the crackdown on anti-government protesters in Syria on Sunday, saying there is 'no justification for the bloodshed' 2011 Jun.7   Yemen's Saleh 'gravely wounded'  Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh was more seriously injured in a rocket attack on his compound last week than thought 2011 Jun.4   Yemen's Saleh 'in Saudi Arabia  Yemen's president Ali Abdullah Saleh has flown to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment, a day after he was wounded 2011 Mar.10       Saudi police open fire at protest
Map of Qatif Saudi Arabia  Three people were taken to the hospital after Saudi security forces fired on scores of protesters in the city of Qatif 2011 Mar.5   Saudi Arabia imposes ban on all protests  All protests and marches are to be banned, the interior ministry has announced on state TV

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2010 Oct.19   Saudi prince guilty of murdering aide  Saud Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al Saud was found guilty of murdering an aide at a hotel, in a case prosecutors said had a sexual element 2010 Jul.29   Syria and Saudi leaders in Beirut  President Bashar al-Assad and King Abdullah are set to pay a joint visit to Lebanon. UN to indicts members of the Hezbollah for Hariri's assassination 2010 Mar.24   Saudis arrest 100 planning terror attacks  101 people accused of planning attacks against police and oil installations have been arrested

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2009 Nov.28   Bridge to safety unveiled for Hajj stoning  Chanting 'Allahu Akbar' more than 2 million pilgrims crossed new pedestrian bridges to perform one of the last rituals of the Hajj season 2009 Nov.21   Flu kills four pilgrims  A teenager and three elderly people for the hajj pilgrimage have died of the H1N1 flu virus 2009 Oct.24   Lashes for woman journalist  A female journalist has been sentenced to 60 lashes over a TV show in which a Saudi man described his extra-marital sex life 2009 Aug.27   Royal survives bomb at palace  Prince Muhammad bin Nayef, assistant interior minister for security affairs, survived an assassination attempt at his palace 2009 Jul.21   Saudis chided on 'rights abuses'  Amnesty International has strongly criticised Saudi Arabia over abuses committed under its counter-terrorism program 2009 Feb.14   King appoints first woman to council  King Abdullah has appointed Noor Al-Fayez to the council of ministers for the first time as part of a Cabinet reshuffle

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2008 Dec.23   Judge refuses to annul marriage of girl, 8  A Saudi judge refused to annul a marriage between an 8-year-old girl and a 47-year-old man, a union arranged by the girl's father to settle his debts 2008 Oct.5   Saudi hosts Afghan peace talks w. Taliban  In a groundbreaking meeting, King Abdullah recently hosted talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban militant group 2008 Jun.25   Hundreds held in Saudi terror swoop  The authorities have arrested 520 people over the past 6 months for having ties with al Qaeda and planning attacks against oil installations 2008 Jun.22   Saudi Arabia to increase oil output  King Abdullah: Saudi Arabia will increase its daily production from 9 million barrels to 9.7 million in the near future to counter the sharp rise in prices 2008 Jun.21   Saudis to host oil price summit  S. Arabia is set to host a meeting of oil producing and consuming nations to discuss soaring oil prices 2008 Jun.15   Saudi oil output to rise in July  Saudi Arabia will increase its oil production by 200,000 barrels a day next month to meet growing world demand 2008 Jan.21   Rape case lawyer 'reinstated'  Lawyer and human rights activist Abdul Rahman al-Lahem represented a woman kidnapped and raped by seven men

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2007 Dec.20   Millions stone the devil  For Muslims, performing the Hajj is a lifelong dream, a chance to fulfill a requirement of their faith and win forgiveness 2007 Dec.17   Report: King pardons rape victim  King Abdullah has pardoned a rape victim who had been sentenced to 200 lashes and 6 months in prison in a case that sparked international attention 2007 Dec.16   Muslims gather for Hajj pilgrimage  Millions of Muslims from around the world gathered in Mecca for the start of the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage 2007 Dec.5   Rape lawyer faces disciplinary hearing  The lawyer who represented a gang rape victim had his disciplinary hearing for'insulting the Supreme Judicial Council' postponed 2007 Nov.27   FM: Court to review sentence  A court will review the case of a teenage gang rape victim sentenced to jail and flogging after she was convicted of violating the sex segregation law 2007 Nov.23   Saudis to attend Mid-East summit  Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said he would go to next week's meeting on the Middle East at Annapolis in the US 2007 Oct.30   Saudi king's royal meet draws fire  King Abdullah has begun his visit to the UK as controversy continues over issues related to the Middle Eastern kingdom
 Abdullah has been welcomed ceremonially to Britain by the Queen on Horseguard's Parade
2007 Apr.27     Saudis arrest 172 militants  Suspects arrested in an anti-terror sweep related to a terror plot involving attacks on senior officials and government installations 2007 Feb.8     Palestinian talks yield power-sharing pact   Rival leaders signed an agreement in principle on a government in Saudi-brokered talks in Mecca
 Palestinian President Abbas, of the Fatah, and Meshaal, leader of Hamas, signed the accord at a ceremony hosted by King Abdullah. The deal will respect previous peace deals with Israel and divvies up Cabinet posts in the new government.


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2006 Dec.27   Muslims begin the Hajj pilgrimage  An estimated 3 million Muslims have begun leaving for Mecca to begin the annual pilgrimage amid enhanced security 2006 Dec.2   Saudis arrest 139 'sleeper cell' suspects  Security officials foiled a planned terrorist suicide attack believed to be affiliated with al Qaeda 2006 Feb.24   Saudis thwart oil refinery attack  Security forces have thwarted an attempted attack at an oil processing facility in eastern Saudi Arabia 2006 Jan.12     Hajj stampede kills at least 345
Map of Mecca Saudi Arabia  People have been killed during a symbolic stoning ritual at the annual pilgrimage near Mecca 2006 Jan.7   Pilgrims descend on Mecca for Hajj  About 2 million Muslims from around the world were gathering under heavy security for the annual pilgrimage 2006 Jan.5     76 dead in Mecca hotel collapse
Map of Mecca  A hotel in Islam's holiest city collapsed as millions of Muslims arrived for the annual Hajj pilgrimage

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2005 Aug.2   Simple funeral for King Fahd  Muslim leaders and Saudi princes have bid a final farewell before the body was buried in an unmarked grave 2005 Aug.1     King Fahd dead  The former Crown Prince Abdullah has been named the new king and Defense Minister has replaced Abdullah 2005 May.27     King Fahd hospitalized  King Fahd was doing 'well' after being hospitalized earlier in the day 2005 Apr.21   Militants battle in holy Mecca  Islamic militants clashed with Saudi security forces in gunbattles that killed 2 militants and 2 policemen

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2004 Dec.29   Blasts rock Saudi capital  2 explosions is killing 2 militants and wounding several people. Police kill 7 suspected militants 2004 Dec.6   9 Killed in Attack on U.S. Mission  Militants stormed the heavily fortified consulate in Jeddah in a brazen raid before security forces regained control 2004 Jul.21   Saudis find U.S. hostage's head  Security forces carrying out a major anti-terrorist operation have found the head of Paul M. Johnson Jr. 2004 Jun.18   Militants killed after beheading  The authorities say they have killed a senior al-Qaeda leader and 3 other militants in a shootout   U.S. hostage beheaded  Decapitated body of Paul Johnson Jr. was left in Riyadh. Terrorist group leader, 3 others die in gunbattle 2004 May.31   Oil price surge after siege  Fear of Middle East unrest pushed prices higher, despite signs that exporters will agree to increase output 2004 May.30   Saudi blames al Qaeda for attack  Government officials blamed al Qaeda militants for theattacks in the oil city of Khobar that left at least 22 people dead 2004 May.29   Hostage standoff ends  Most of hostages are safe and well. An American was among the 11 people killed during the attack spree     50 foreigners held hostage   Security forces have surrounded an oil company housing compound in the city of Khobar. The gunmen killed 16 people 2004 May.1       6 Westerners killed in attack  4 attackers entered a compound and opened fire on workers 2004 Apr.21   Suicide bomb kills 9  Also 125 wounded in a suicide bombing outside the 5-story Saudi General Security Building in Riyadh 2004 Feb.1   Hajj stampede: 244 pilgrims dead  The stampede at a stone-throwing ritual lasted for 27 minutes before the crowd was brought under control

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2003 Nov.10   King vows to crush bombers  King Fahd has pledged to strike with an 'iron fist' against Muslim militants 2003 Nov.8       Explosions rock Riyadh, 17 killed  3 loud explosions rocked an affluent residential neighborhood of Muhaya. As many as 100 were wounded 2003 Sep.15   Prison fire kills 67 inmates  20 inmates also suffered smoke inhalation and 3 prison guards were injured 2003 Aug.15   Ugandan dictator Idi Amin dies  Idi Amin, who had lived for years in exile, is blamed for the murders of tens of thousands of Ugandans in the 1970s 2003 Jul.24   Saudi Arabia denies terror links  Saudi Arabia has responded angrily to allegations in a U.S. congressional report about its role in the 9/11 attacks 2003 May.12   al Qaeda suspected in Riyadh blasts  As result of vehicles detonating blasts tore through at least 3 compounds housing Americans

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2001 Mar.16   3 die as jet hijack ends  Security forces stormed a Russian plane hijacked by Chechens. Dead were a ijacker, a passenger and a flight attendant 2001 Mar.5   Hajj crush kills pilgrims  A stampede has killed at least 35 Muslim pilgrims during the ritual of the symbolic stoning of Satan
before year 2000
Nov. 12, 1996       Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision
Map of Charkhi Dadri India
  The aircraft involved were a Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747-100B to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and a Kazakhstan Airlines Ilyushin Il-76
Jul. 2, 1990       Stampede by pilgrims inside pedestrian tunnel Map of Mecca Saudi Arabia
  A tunnel leading out towards Mina led to the deaths of 1,426 pilgrims, many of them Malaysian, Indonesian and Pakistani of origin
Aug. 19, 1980     Saudia Flight 163 disaster
Map of Riyadh Air Base Saudi Arabia  The flight caught fire after takeoff from Riyadh International Airport (now the Riyadh Air Base) on a flight to Jeddah