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Saudis behead Indonesian maid  The maid was convicted of killing her employer. She was executed in public with a sword   Arms move as Bush visits Saudis  The administration has notified the Congress that it intends to go ahead with a major sale of sensitive military technology to Saudi Arabia Rape case lawyer 'reinstated'  Lawyer and human rights activist Abdul Rahman al-Lahem represented a woman kidnapped and raped by seven men Men arrested for 'flirting'  Prosecutors have begun investigating 57 young men who were arrested for flirting with girls at shopping centers in Mecca Saudis to retrain 40,000 clerics  Saudi Arabia is to retrain its prayer leaders - also known as imams - in an effort to counter militant Islam Blogger freed from jail  Ahmed al-Omran was detained ostensibly because he supported reform advocates accused by the government of backing terrorism Activist seized by secret police  Political science professor Matrook al-Faleh who is an outspoken human rights advocate was taken into custody 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 U.S.: Oil production has not met demand  Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman: Oil prices are hitting record highs because production has not kept pace with increasing demands Saudis to host oil price summit Map of Jeddah Saudi Arabia


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  S. Arabia is set to host a meeting of oil producing and consuming nations to discuss soaring oil prices
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  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
 
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  The authorities have arrested 520 people over the past 6 months for having ties with al Qaeda and planning attacks against oil installations


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Jul.1   Saudis rule out further crude increases  Saudi Arabia ruled out further increases in crude production following its announcement that it would pump an extra half-million barrels a d...

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Sep.9     Saudis: No need to cut OPEC output
  Saudi Arabia suggested that a meeting of oil ministers of the OPEC will decide to keep crude production steady, despite concerns over prices

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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
Oct.6     Taliban split with al Qaeda, seek peace  Taliban leaders are holding Saudi-brokered talks with the Afghan government to end the country's bloody conflict

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Nov.17     Pirates capture Saudi oil tanker
  Pirates have seized a giant tanker in the Indian Ocean off the Kenyan coast and are steering it towards Somalia
Nov.19   Saudi owners 'talking to pirates'
  The owners of the Sirius Star, an oil tanker hijacked by Somali pirates, are negotiating a possible ransom Nov.29   Saudi Arabia wants oil price at $75 barrel  Saudi Arabia hoped to raise oil prices, but indicated that no measures would probably be taken until an OPEC meeting next month in Algeria

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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





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  In a groundbreaking meeting, King Abdullah recently hosted talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban militant group
Oct.6   Taliban split with al Qaeda, seek peace  Taliban leaders are holding Saudi-brokered talks with the Afghan government to end the country's bloody conflict



Saudi Arabia, 2008 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
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 Jun.21 U.S.: Oil production has not met demand
  Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman: Oil prices are hitting record highs because production has not kept pace with increasing demands Jun.21 Saudis to host oil price summit Map of Jeddah Saudi Arabia
  S. Arabia is set to host a meeting of oil producing and consuming nations to discuss soaring oil prices
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
Jun.22 Oil summit calls for supply boost   Leading exporters have acknowledged the need to boost supplies to curb prices but stopped short of specific commitments on extra output Jun.23 Oil prices surges despite Saudi pledge  Investors shrugged off the pledge to increase oil production, focusing on disruptions to Nigerian supply and heightened Middle East tensions Jul.1 Saudis rule out further crude increases  Saudi Arabia ruled out further increases in crude production following its announcement that it would pump an extra half-million barrels a d... Sep.9   Saudis: No need to cut OPEC output  Saudi Arabia suggested that a meeting of oil ministers of the OPEC will decide to keep crude production steady, despite concerns over prices Nov.17   Pirates capture Saudi oil tanker
  Pirates have seized a giant tanker in the Indian Ocean off the Kenyan coast and are steering it towards Somalia
Nov.29 Saudi Arabia wants oil price at $75 barrel  Saudi Arabia hoped to raise oil prices, but indicated that no measures would probably be taken until an OPEC meeting next month in Algeria



Saudi Arabia, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.12 Saudis behead Indonesian maid  The maid was convicted of killing her employer. She was executed in public with a sword Jan.21 Rape case lawyer 'reinstated'  Lawyer and human rights activist Abdul Rahman al-Lahem represented a woman kidnapped and raped by seven men Feb.23 Men arrested for 'flirting'  Prosecutors have begun investigating 57 young men who were arrested for flirting with girls at shopping centers in Mecca Apr.26 Blogger freed from jail  Ahmed al-Omran was detained ostensibly because he supported reform advocates accused by the government of backing terrorism 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
Nov.17   Pirates capture Saudi oil tanker
  Pirates have seized a giant tanker in the Indian Ocean off the Kenyan coast and are steering it towards Somalia
Nov.19 Saudi owners 'talking to pirates'  The owners of the Sirius Star, an oil tanker hijacked by Somali pirates, are negotiating a possible ransom



Saudi Arabia, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.14   Arms move as Bush visits Saudis  The administration has notified the Congress that it intends to go ahead with a major sale of sensitive military technology to Saudi Arabia Jan.21 Rape case lawyer 'reinstated'  Lawyer and human rights activist Abdul Rahman al-Lahem represented a woman kidnapped and raped by seven men Feb.23 Men arrested for 'flirting'  Prosecutors have begun investigating 57 young men who were arrested for flirting with girls at shopping centers in Mecca Mar.20 Saudis to retrain 40,000 clerics  Saudi Arabia is to retrain its prayer leaders - also known as imams - in an effort to counter militant Islam Apr.26 Blogger freed from jail  Ahmed al-Omran was detained ostensibly because he supported reform advocates accused by the government of backing terrorism May.23 Activist seized by secret police  Political science professor Matrook al-Faleh who is an outspoken human rights advocate was taken into custody Jun.21 Saudis to host oil price summit Map of Jeddah Saudi Arabia
  S. Arabia is set to host a meeting of oil producing and consuming nations to discuss soaring oil prices
Jun.22 Oil summit calls for supply boost   Leading exporters have acknowledged the need to boost supplies to curb prices but stopped short of specific commitments on extra output 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
Oct.6   Taliban split with al Qaeda, seek peace  Taliban leaders are holding Saudi-brokered talks with the Afghan government to end the country's bloody conflict 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