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‘Source of all evil’: Top Saudi cleric slams Twitter
In the latest attack against Twitter in Saudi Arabia, the Gulf state's leading cleric criticized Twitter as "the source of all evil and devastation," triggering a social media firestorm.

22.10.2014 09:31

‘Saudi policy of downplaying oil prices to backfire on them’
Saudi Arabia wants to use lower oil prices to pressure Russia to change its stance on Syria, to antagonize Iran, and to force US shale gas out of the market, roving correspondent for the Asia Times Pepe Escobar told RT.

20.10.2014 09:35

‘Oversupply and weakening demand growth behind oil price fall’
The reason for the decline in oil prices is a combination of oversupply on the market and the weakening demand growth, Stuart Elliott, Editor, Europe & Africa Oil News at PLATTS, told RT.

17.10.2014 14:30

Saudi Shia leader sentenced to death for role in anti-govt protests
Sheik Nimr al-Nimr, a figurehead of the Shia minority protests that have rumbled in Saudi Arabia since 2011, was sentenced to death on Wednesday, his brother announced on Twitter.

15.10.2014 19:11

​The Saudi oil war against Russia, Iran and the US
Saudi Arabia has unleashed an economic war against selected oil producers. The strategy masks the House of Saud’s real agenda. But will it work?

15.10.2014 10:34

Turkey, Saudi Arabia giving terrorists WMDs, Syria claims
Syria’s UN envoy has accused Turkey and Saudi Arabia of giving weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) to terrorist groups fighting in the country. The charge precedes reports Kurdish fighters battling ISIS militants have been attacked with chemical weapons.

12.10.2014 17:43

Humbled Biden apologizes to UAE after accusing it of terrorism funding
US Vice President Joe Biden has made the latest in a series of chastening apologies, after the United Arab Emirates expressed “astonishment” at his Thursday remarks. Biden called US allies “the biggest problem” in fighting terrorism in the Middle East.

05.10.2014 20:10

#HajjSelfie goes viral on Twitter, sparks outrage from Muslim clerics
Millions of Muslims traveling to Mecca have caught “selfie fever,” angering some Muslim clerics for snapping pictures of themselves at holy sites during the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

05.10.2014 02:55

‘Biden tries to distance US from the mess in the Mideast’
Vice President Joe Biden, by blaming Washington’s allies for the spread of IS in Iraq and Syria, attempted to distance the US from the mess that is emerging in the Middle East, former MI5 agent Annie Machon told RT.

03.10.2014 12:54

Biden blames US allies in Middle East for rise of ISIS
US Vice-President Joe Biden has accused America’s key allies in the Middle East of allowing the rise of the Islamic State (IS), saying they supported extremists with money and weapons in their eagerness to oust the Assad regime in Syria.

03.10.2014 10:42

US to sell Saudi Arabia $1.75bn worth of Patriot air defenses
The US State Department has approved sales of Patriot PAC-3 missile complexes to Saudi Arabia, the US primary ally in the Arab world. At the moment Riyadh operates previous versions of the same air defense missile complexes.

02.10.2014 04:57

BOOM: US shale surge sinks demand for Saudi petrol
US liquefied petroleum output is set to overhaul Saudi Arabia in September or October, for the first time since 1991. In terms of crude oil production, the US is still in third, with Russia in the lead.

30.09.2014 07:24

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