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year 2017 Top ^

Dec.27  Chess tournament under fire from Israeli, female players
Nov.28  Prince Miteb bin Abdullah released
Nov.7  Yemen conflict: Saudi ban 'catastrophic' for aid
Nov.5  Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border
Nov.4  
  Saudi Arabia: Hariri, in a televised broadcast from Saudi Arabia, accused Iran of sowing 'fear and destruction' in several countries, including Lebanon
Saudi princes among dozens detained in anti-corruption purge  Saudi Arabia: A new Saudi anti-corruption body has detained 11 princes, four sitting ministers and dozens of former ministers, media reports say Oct.27  Israeli judo star wins gold in UAE; officials refuse to play anthem Sep.26 Saudi Arabia driving ban on women to be lifted
  King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time, to the joy of activists
Sep.8  Qatari and Saudi leaders discuss crisis Aug.26 Yingluck trial: Thailand ex-PM 'fled to Dubai' before verdict Aug.6  Al Jazeera: Israel seeks to shut offices Jul.18 Saudi Arabia investigates video of woman walking in miniskirt Jul.6  Qatar crisis: Saudi-led bloc vows new measures Jul.4  Qatar crisis: Saudi Arabia and allies to meet in Cairo Jul.2 Qatar is given a further 48 hours to agree to demands. Saudi Arabia Jun.8  Qatar vows 'no surrender' in row with Arab states Jun.6  Qatar row: Trump urges Arab unity in call to Saudi Arabia Jun.4     Qatar row: Four countries cut links with Doha
  Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region
May.21  Trump calls on Muslims to share burden in terror fight May.20   Trump signed trade deals of $350bn with Saudi Arabia   This included the largest arms deal ever made in US history, which Rex Tillerson said was aimed at countering the 'malign' influence of Iran

year 2016 Top ^

Jul.3  Attack near US consulate in Saudi city of Jeddah Mar.30  Qatar 2022: 'Forced labour' at World Cup stadium Jan.7  Iran accuses Saudis of hitting Yemen embassy Jan.4  UN condemns attack on Saudi embassy in Iran  Turkey urges calm in Saudi-Iran dispute Jan.3  Iranian diplomats given 48 hours to leave Saudi Arabia   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 Iran: Saudis face 'divine revenge' Jan.2 Anger at execution of top Shia cleric
  Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has sparked anger and protests in Shia communities across the region
Jan.1  Dubai seeks cause of massive hotel fire at New Year

year 2015 Top ^

Dec.10  Syria opposition agrees framework for peace talks Sep.26 Saudi mufti says stampede deaths 'beyond human control'. Saudi Arabia Sep.11  Saudi inquiry into Grand Mosque disaster May.9  Yemen conflict: UN criticises Saudi civilian bombings Apr.21  Iran urges aid effort as Saudi air strikes end Mar.23  Yemen minister calls for Gulf military intervention Jan.23   New Saudi king promises continuity
Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia: King Salman has pledged continuity, hours after his accession to the throne following the death of his half-brother, King Abdullah 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 ...
Jan.16  Saudis 'to review' blogger flogging Jan.9  Saudi blogger receives 50 lashings before crowd

year 2014 Top ^

Jan.15  Syria donor conference in Kuwait

year 2013 Top ^

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... Jun.24  Qatari emir to hand power to son Jun.22   Syria rebels to get 'urgent support'   Qatar: Foreign ministers of the Friends of Syria group have agreed to provide urgent support to rebels who are fighting President Bashar al-Assad Jun.18     US, Taliban to hold Afghanistan peace talks in Qatar  Representatives from the United States and the Taliban will engage in Afghanistan peace talks Thursday in an office that has opened in Qatar Jan.10  Saudi Arabia executes woman by beheading

year 2012 Top ^

Dec.8  UN deal extends Kyoto Protocol Nov.11   Syrian cleric to lead opposition  Qatar: A leading Damascus cleric who fled Syria has been chosen at a meeting in to head a new coalition to oppose President al-Assad's government Nov.8  Syrian opposition upbeat on talks Oct.30  Qatar accuses Syrian government of genocide Jun.17  Saudi Arabia crown prince buried Jun.16  Crown Prince Nayef dies Apr.26  Bin Laden wives deported to Saudi Arabia Apr.22   Despite protests, Grand Prix finishes without a hitch  Bahrain: Days of escalating government protests failed to halt the race, which took place even as nearby streets were blocked with burning tires and ... Apr.19   Security stepped up at Bahrain F1   Authorities in Bahrain have tightened security ahead of practice sessions for Sunday's Formula 1 Grand Prix Mar.15  Gulf states to close Syrian embassies Feb.13  Bahrain activists hit by teargas Feb.7  Gulf nations pull diplomats from Syria

year 2011 Top ^

Dec.28 U.S.: Iran blocking Hormuz unacceptable'
Dec.4  Arab League issues Syria new deadline Nov.23 Yemen leader signs deal to quit   Saudi Arabia: Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has signed a deal, brokered by Yemen's Gulf Arab neighbours, under which he will step down Oct.21 Saudi Arabian heir to throne dies. New York Oct.4  Saudis promise 'iron fist' Sep.25 Women will be allowed to vote. Saudi Arabia Aug.8  Saudi king: Syrian crackdown unjustified Jun.13 Dozens of doctors and nurses on trial. Bahrain Jun.8  Talks focus on post-Gaddafi Libya Jun.7 Yemen's Saleh 'gravely wounded'. Saudi Arabia Jun.4 Yemen's Saleh 'in Saudi Arabia Apr.13 Libyan rebels get boost at summit. Qatar Mar.15  Two killed in new Bahrain clashes Mar.14  Gulf states send force to Bahrain Mar.10   Saudi police open fire at protest Map of Qatif Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia: Three people were taken to the hospital after Saudi security forces fired on scores of protesters in the city of Qatif Mar.5  Saudi Arabia imposes ban on all protests Feb.19 Protesters retake Pearl Roundabout. Bahrain Feb.18  King Hamad seeks talks after violence  Bahrain troops 'fire on crowds' Feb.17  Bahrain urged to show restraint Feb.16   Police move in on Bahrain protesters Map of Manama Bahrain  At least two people were killed early morning when police swarmed into the capital, Manama, to roust protesters from the Pearl Roundabout Jan.22  Alleged teen torture victim returns to U.S.

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.5  Wikileaks: Saudis 'militants' chief funders' Apr.4  Jailed kissing pair lose appeal Apr.1  Condemned 'sorcerer' won't die Friday Mar.31  Beheading planned in Saudi sorcery case Mar.30  Missing sheikh found dead after crash Feb.17  UK pressure Israel over Dubai murder

year 2009 Top ^

Dec.13  Abu Dhabi gives Dubai $10bn to pay debts Nov.30 Iranian navy detains five Britons on yacht
Jun.3  Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia May.16 Kuwait votes for first female MPs Feb.17  Sudan, rebels sign prisoner release deal

year 2008 Top ^

Oct.5 Saudi hosts Afghan peace talks w. Taliban
. Saudi Arabia Jul.6 UAE to cancel all of Iraq's $7B debt. Dubai Jun.21 Saudis to host oil price summit. Saudi Arabia May.20 Deal agreed on Lebanon crisis. Qatar Jan.13  Bush: Iran threatens world security

year 2007 Top ^

Dec.17 Report: King pardons rape victim
. Saudi Arabia Nov.23  Saudis to attend Mid-East summit Oct.30 Saudi king's royal meet draws fire. London Aug.1  Saudis back US Middle East plans Jul.28  Musharraf in talks with Bhutto Feb.8   Palestinian talks yield power-sharing pact Map of Mecca  Mecca: Rival leaders signed an agreement in principle on a government in Saudi-brokered talks in Mecca

year 2006 Top ^

Dec.27  Muslims begin the Hajj pilgrimage Oct.19 Opec approves cut in oil output
. Qatar Jun.28  Women vote in poll Apr.23 Bin Laden tape denounces West. Qatar Feb.21   Bush faces pressure to block port deal  Washington: The deal would give a United Arab Emirates-based company management of six major U.S. seaports Jan.14 Emir dead. Kuwait Jan.7  Pilgrims descend on Mecca for Hajj

year 2005 Top ^

Aug.2 Simple funeral for King Fahd
. Saudi Arabia Aug.1 King Fahd dead  Saudi Arabia: The former Crown Prince Abdullah has been named the new king and Defense Minister has replaced Abdullah May.27   King Fahd hospitalized  Saudi Arabia: King Fahd was doing 'well' after being hospitalized earlier in the day

year 2004 Top ^

Nov.2 UAE founder Nahyan dies, aged 90
. United Arab Emirates

year 2003 Top ^

Sep.5  Al-Jazeera reporter arrested Aug.15   Ugandan dictator Idi Amin dies  Saudi Arabia: Idi Amin, who had lived for years in exile, is blamed for the murders of tens of thousands of Ugandans in the 1970s Mar.2  Gulf states say Saddam should go

year 2002 Top ^

Aug.27  Bush tells Saudi no decision on Iraq Apr.25  Saudis issue blunt warning to Bush

year 2001 Top ^

Mar.5  Hajj crush kills pilgrims


  Syria rebels to get 'urgent support'   Qatar: Foreign ministers of the Friends of Syria group have agreed to provide urgent support to rebels who are fighting President Bashar al-Assad UAE to cancel all of Iraq's $7B debt. Dubai Women will be allowed to vote. Saudi Arabia Kuwait votes for first female MPs Iran: Saudis face 'divine revenge' Anger at execution of top Shia cleric




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Nov.7  Yemen conflict: Saudi ban 'catastrophic' for aid
2015
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2014
Jan.15  Syria donor conference in Kuwait
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Dec.13  Abu Dhabi gives Dubai $10bn to pay debts
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2006
Jun.28  Women vote in poll




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Jan.2
  Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has sparked anger and protests in Shia communities across the region
2015 Sep.26 Saudi mufti says stampede deaths 'beyond human control'
. Saudi Arabia 2006 Dec.27  Muslims begin the Hajj pilgrimage Jan.7  Pilgrims descend on Mecca for Hajj 2001 Mar.5  Hajj crush kills pilgrims



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2017 Aug.6  Al Jazeera: Israel seeks to shut offices 2003 Sep.5  Al-Jazeera reporter arrested



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2017 Jul.4  Qatar crisis: Saudi Arabia and allies to meet in Cairo 2011 Apr.13 Libyan rebels get boost at summit
. Qatar 2008 Jun.21 Saudis to host oil price summit. Saudi Arabia



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2017 Jul.2 Qatar is given a further 48 hours to agree to demands
. Saudi Arabia 2011 Dec.28 U.S.: Iran blocking Hormuz unacceptable' 2002 Apr.25  Saudis issue blunt warning to Bush



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2012 Apr.26  Bin Laden wives deported to Saudi Arabia



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2016 Jan.1  Dubai seeks cause of massive hotel fire at New Year 2015 Sep.11  Saudi inquiry into Grand Mosque disaster 2010 Feb.17  UK pressure Israel over Dubai murder



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2009 Feb.17  Sudan, rebels sign prisoner release deal 2008 May.20 Deal agreed on Lebanon crisis
. Qatar 2007 Feb.8 Palestinian talks yield power-sharing pact
Map of Mecca  Mecca: Rival leaders signed an agreement in principle on a government in Saudi-brokered talks in Mecca



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2017 May.21  Trump calls on Muslims to share burden in terror fight May.20   Trump signed trade deals of $350bn with Saudi Arabia   This included the largest arms deal ever made in US history, which Rex Tillerson said was aimed at countering the 'malign' influence of Iran 2009 Jun.3  Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia 2008 Jan.13  Bush: Iran threatens world security 2007 Oct.30 Saudi king's royal meet draws fire
. London



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2017 Sep.26 Saudi Arabia driving ban on women to be lifted
  King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time, to the joy of activists
Jul.18 Saudi Arabia investigates video of woman walking in miniskirt
2016 Mar.30  Qatar 2022: 'Forced labour' at World Cup stadium 2015 Jan.16  Saudis 'to review' blogger flogging Jan.9  Saudi blogger receives 50 lashings before crowd 2013 Jan.10  Saudi Arabia executes woman by beheading 2011 Dec.4  Arab League issues Syria new deadline Aug.8  Saudi king: Syrian crackdown unjustified Jun.13 Dozens of doctors and nurses on trial. Bahrain Feb.17  Bahrain urged to show restraint Jan.22  Alleged teen torture victim returns to U.S. 2010 Apr.4  Jailed kissing pair lose appeal Apr.1  Condemned 'sorcerer' won't die Friday Mar.31  Beheading planned in Saudi sorcery case 2009 Nov.30 Iranian navy detains five Britons on yacht



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2017 Jun.4   Qatar row: Four countries cut links with Doha
  Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region
2016 Jul.3  Attack near US consulate in Saudi city of Jeddah Jan.7  Iran accuses Saudis of hitting Yemen embassy Jan.4  UN condemns attack on Saudi embassy in Iran Jan.3  Iranian diplomats given 48 hours to leave Saudi Arabia Jan.3 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 2012 Mar.15  Gulf states to close Syrian embassies Feb.7  Gulf nations pull diplomats from Syria



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2017 Sep.8  Qatari and Saudi leaders discuss crisis Jun.6  Qatar row: Trump urges Arab unity in call to Saudi Arabia 2015 Dec.10  Syria opposition agrees framework for peace talks 2013 Jun.18   US, Taliban to hold Afghanistan peace talks in Qatar  Representatives from the United States and the Taliban will engage in Afghanistan peace talks Thursday in an office that has opened in Qatar 2012 Nov.8  Syrian opposition upbeat on talks 2011 Jun.8  Talks focus on post-Gaddafi Libya Feb.18  King Hamad seeks talks after violence 2008 Oct.5 Saudi hosts Afghan peace talks w. Taliban
. Saudi Arabia 2007 Aug.1  Saudis back US Middle East plans Jul.28  Musharraf in talks with Bhutto 2002 Aug.27  Bush tells Saudi no decision on Iraq



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2017 Jul.6  Qatar crisis: Saudi-led bloc vows new measures



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2018 Feb.26 Saudi king replaces military chiefs in shake-up
. Saudi Arabia 2017 Nov.4 Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigned
  Saudi Arabia: Hariri, in a televised broadcast from Saudi Arabia, accused Iran of sowing 'fear and destruction' in several countries, including Lebanon
Aug.26 Yingluck trial: Thailand ex-PM 'fled to Dubai' before verdict 2011 Nov.23 Yemen leader signs deal to quit
  Saudi Arabia: Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has signed a deal, brokered by Yemen's Gulf Arab neighbours, under which he will step down Jun.7 Yemen's Saleh 'gravely wounded'. Saudi Arabia Jun.4 Yemen's Saleh 'in Saudi Arabia



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2017 Nov.28  Prince Miteb bin Abdullah released Nov.5  Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border Nov.4 Saudi princes among dozens detained in anti-corruption purge  Saudi Arabia: A new Saudi anti-corruption body has detained 11 princes, four sitting ministers and dozens of former ministers, media reports say 2015 Jan.23 New Saudi king promises continuity Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia: King Salman has pledged continuity, hours after his accession to the throne following the death of his half-brother, King Abdullah 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 ...
2013 Jun.24  Qatari emir to hand power to son 2012 Jun.17  Saudi Arabia crown prince buried Jun.16  Crown Prince Nayef dies 2011 Oct.21 Saudi Arabian heir to throne dies. New York 2007 Dec.17 Report: King pardons rape victim. Saudi Arabia 2005 May.27 King Fahd hospitalized  Saudi Arabia: King Fahd was doing 'well' after being hospitalized earlier in the day



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2012 Apr.22   Despite protests, Grand Prix finishes without a hitch  Bahrain: Days of escalating government protests failed to halt the race, which took place even as nearby streets were blocked with burning tires and ... Feb.13  Bahrain activists hit by teargas 2011 Oct.4  Saudis promise 'iron fist' Mar.15  Two killed in new Bahrain clashes Mar.14  Gulf states send force to Bahrain Mar.10 Saudi police open fire at protest Map of Qatif Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia: Three people were taken to the hospital after Saudi security forces fired on scores of protesters in the city of Qatif Mar.5  Saudi Arabia imposes ban on all protests Feb.19 Protesters retake Pearl Roundabout. Bahrain Feb.18  Bahrain troops 'fire on crowds' Feb.16 Police move in on Bahrain protesters Map of Manama Bahrain  At least two people were killed early morning when police swarmed into the capital, Manama, to roust protesters from the Pearl Roundabout



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2012 Apr.19   Security stepped up at Bahrain F1   Authorities in Bahrain have tightened security ahead of practice sessions for Sunday's Formula 1 Grand Prix



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2017 Dec.27  Chess tournament under fire from Israeli, female players



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2010 Mar.30  Missing sheikh found dead after crash 2006 Jan.14 Emir dead
. Kuwait 2005 Aug.2 Simple funeral for King Fahd. Saudi Arabia Aug.1 King Fahd dead  Saudi Arabia: The former Crown Prince Abdullah has been named the new king and Defense Minister has replaced Abdullah 2004 Nov.2 UAE founder Nahyan dies, aged 90. United Arab Emirates 2003 Aug.15 Ugandan dictator Idi Amin dies  Saudi Arabia: Idi Amin, who had lived for years in exile, is blamed for the murders of tens of thousands of Ugandans in the 1970s