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World leaders pay respects to late Saudi King Abdullah Gauguin painting breaks sale record at nearly $300m Grid malfunction causes widespread blackout Fire rips through Dubai skyscraper Map of Torch United Arab Emirates  A fire has swept through the Torch skyscraper in Dubai, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world Federer beats Novak Djokovic to win Dubai   Yemen minister calls for Gulf military intervention  The foreign minister has called for Gulf Arab states to intervene to prevent the advance of Shia Houthi rebels into the south of the country 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 Major sandstorm blotting out Dubai sky US boosts arms supplies for Saudi-led coalition Hamilton wins Bahrain Grand Prix   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... Saudi Arabia's military training aircraft crashes, killing 2 Building under construction at university collapses, killing 4 workers Civilians 'struggle to flee' Saada strikes Map of Saada Yemen  Civilians in the city of Saada in northern Yemen are struggling to flee Saudi-led coalition air strikes targeting Houthi rebels   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'   Islamic State claims Shia mosque bombing Map of al-Qadeeh Qatif Eastern Saudi Arabia  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 Saudi Arabia 'shoots down' Scud missile Saudi Arabia air strikes kill 44 in Sanaa Kuwait Shia mosque blast death toll 'rises to 27'   The death toll from a suicide attack on a Shia mosque during Friday prayers in the Kuwaiti capital has risen to at least 27 Saudi prince to donate $32bn fortune to charity Fire engulfs boats in heart of Dubai Petition as French Riviera beach closed for Saudi king Saudi Arabia sees Mers deaths surge Deadly Saudi Arabia fire at Aramco complex Yemen crisis: Qatar 'deploys 1,000 troops' Mecca crane collapse: 107 dead in Saudi Arabia Map of Grand Mosque Mecca Saudi Arabia
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1. 01-22 Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2. 01-23 New Saudi king promises continuity Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
D. 09-11 Mecca crane collapse: 107 dead in Saudi Arabia
09-24 2,411 people died in Hajj stampede Mina, Mecca
F. 12-31 Fire sweeps through Dubai skyscraper

New Saudi king promises continuity Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia
'Unprecedented' fog blamed for 28-hour airline trip 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 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 Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies Map of Riyadh Saudi Arabia


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  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
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  King Salman has pledged continuity, hours after his accession to the throne following the death of his half-brother, King Abdullah


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  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...
  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 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
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 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 pilgrim...

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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 Firefighters tackle blaze at high-rise tower in UAE


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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 governm... Death toll from Saudi hajj stampede now at least 2,411
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 Dec.23   Saudi Arabia 'spares' Sri Lankan maid in adultery case  The life of a Sri Lankan maid due to be stoned to death in Saudi Arabia for adultery has been spared, Sri Lanka's foreign ministry says   At least 25 killed, 107 injured in fire at Saudi Arabia hospital Map of Jazan General Hospital Jazan Saudi Arabia  The fire at the Jazan General Hospital broke out on the first floor, which houses the intensive care unit and the maternity ward Dec.31   Fire sweeps through Dubai skyscraper Map of Address Downtown Hotel Dubai United Arab Emirates
  A huge fire has broken out in a high-rise hotel in central Dubai close to the world's tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa.    Burning debris could be seen falling from the 30...





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  Yemen minister calls for Gulf military intervention  The foreign minister has called for Gulf Arab states to intervene to prevent the advance of Shia Houthi rebels into the south of the country 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 US boosts arms supplies for Saudi-led coalition   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... Saudi Arabia's military training aircraft crashes, killing 2 Civilians 'struggle to flee' Saada strikes Map of Saada Yemen  Civilians in the city of Saada in northern Yemen are struggling to flee Saudi-led coalition air strikes targeting Houthi rebels   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' Saudi Arabia 'shoots down' Scud missile Saudi Arabia air strikes kill 44 in Sanaa Yemen crisis: Qatar 'deploys 1,000 troops' 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 governm... 'Unprecedented' fog blamed for 28-hour airline trip Grid malfunction causes widespread blackout Fire rips through Dubai skyscraper Map of Torch United Arab Emirates  A fire has swept through the Torch skyscraper in Dubai, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world Major sandstorm blotting out Dubai sky Saudi Arabia's military training aircraft crashes, killing 2 Building under construction at university collapses, killing 4 workers Fire engulfs boats in heart of Dubai Saudi Arabia sees Mers deaths surge Deadly Saudi Arabia fire at Aramco complex Mecca crane collapse: 107 dead in Saudi Arabia Map of Grand Mosque Mecca Saudi Arabia




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  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...
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 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
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 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 pilgrim... 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 Oct.1 Firefighters tackle blaze at high-rise tower in UAE Dec.10 Death toll from Saudi hajj stampede now at least 2,411 Dec.23 At least 25 killed, 107 injured in fire at Saudi Arabia hospital Map of Jazan General Hospital Jazan Saudi Arabia  The fire at the Jazan General Hospital broke out on the first floor, which houses the intensive care unit and the maternity ward Dec.31 Fire sweeps through Dubai skyscraper Map of Address Downtown Hotel Dubai United Arab Emirates
  A huge fire has broken out in a high-rise hotel in central Dubai close to the world's tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa.    Burning debris could be seen falling from the 30...




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2015 Feb.28 Federer beats Novak Djokovic to win Dubai
Apr.19 Hamilton wins Bahrain Grand Prix



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2015 Feb.6 Gauguin painting breaks sale record at nearly $300m




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2015 May.22   Islamic State claims Shia mosque bombing Map of al-Qadeeh Qatif Eastern Saudi Arabia  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 Jun.26 Kuwait Shia mosque blast death toll 'rises to 27'   The death toll from a suicide attack on a Shia mosque during Friday prayers in the Kuwaiti capital has risen to at least 27 Dec.23 Saudi Arabia 'spares' Sri Lankan maid in adultery case  The life of a Sri Lankan maid due to be stoned to death in Saudi Arabia for adultery has been spared, Sri Lanka's foreign ministry says



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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 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 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
Jan.23 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
Jan.23 World leaders pay respects to late Saudi King Abdullah Mar.23   Yemen minister calls for Gulf military intervention  The foreign minister has called for Gulf Arab states to intervene to prevent the advance of Shia Houthi rebels into the south of the country Apr.7 US boosts arms supplies for Saudi-led coalition 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... 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' Jul.1 Saudi prince to donate $32bn fortune to charity Jul.25 Petition as French Riviera beach closed for Saudi king 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 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 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 governm... 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 Dec.23 Saudi Arabia 'spares' Sri Lankan maid in adultery case  The life of a Sri Lankan maid due to be stoned to death in Saudi Arabia for adultery has been spared, Sri Lanka's foreign ministry says