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Saudi king hails `historic` Sisi win of Egypt presidency

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 23:02

Saudi King Abdullah hailed as a "historic day" the election of Egypt`s ex-army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as a president, calling for donors a donors conference to help Egypt through its economic troubles.

Saudi king appoints son as governor of Riyadh province

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 23:19

Saudi Arabia`s King Abdullah appointed his son as governor of Riyadh Province on Wednesday in a move that strengthens his branch of the ruling dynasty as it approaches a difficult decision over how to transfer power to the next generation.

Saudi king grants women seats on advisory council

Last Updated: Friday, January 11, 2013, 23:42

Saudi Arabia`s king grants women seats on the country`s top advisory council for first time.

Saudi king replaces interior minister

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 06, 2012, 10:21

The Saudi monarch has removed Prince Ahmad bin Abdulaziz from the post of interior minister and replaced him with Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz.

Saudi women petition King for right to drive

Last Updated: Friday, June 15, 2012, 11:14

Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that prohibits women from getting behind the wheel of a car.

Saudi King dismisses conservative adviser

Last Updated: Saturday, May 12, 2012, 18:45

Saudi Arabia implements a strict interpretation of the religion and prohibits unrelated men and women from mingling.

Saudi king says `foreign hands` behind Arab unrest

Last Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2012, 22:20

Saudi Arabia`s King Abdullah says that "unnamed hands" targeting Islam and the Arabs are behind recent events in the region.

Saudi king says world confidence in UN `shaken`

Last Updated: Friday, February 10, 2012, 23:27

King Abdullah was alluding to the blocking by Russia and China of a UNSC resolution condemning the crackdown by President Bashar al-Assad`s regime.

Saudi king dismisses religious police head

Last Updated: Friday, January 13, 2012, 23:24

Saudi King Abdullah dismissed the head of the powerful religious police, Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Humain, state news agency SPA reported without giving reasons.

Saudi king makes minor cabinet reshuffle

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 00:12

The main ministries of defence, interior and foreign affairs held by top members of the royal family, remain unchanged.

Saudi king names Prince Salman as defence min

Last Updated: Saturday, November 05, 2011, 23:58

King Abdullah named his half-brother Prince Salman as Saudi Arabia`s defence minister to succeed the late Crown Prince Sultan.

Saudi King revokes woman driver`s lashing sentence

Last Updated: Thursday, September 29, 2011, 09:20

A sentence of 10 lashes was imposed on a woman for breaking the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia.