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Worldwide coronavirus cases 2013-2014

MERS death toll climbs to 81 in Saudi Arabia, which sacked its health minister as cases of infection mount - @AFP

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Riyadh, Riyadh, SA

Saudi court sentences 8 to death for 2003 Riyadh attacks that left 35 dead - @AP

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Worldwide coronavirus cases 2013-2014

Saudi Arabian King Abdullah removes Health Minister Abdullah al-Rabeeah from his post as the kingdom grapples with surge of new cases of the SARS-like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome - @Reuters

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Saudi Arabia

#BreakingNews: #Saudi Arabia assigns labor minister to take over the health portfolio - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Saudi Arabia

#BreakingNews: #Saudi Arabia appoints the health minister as adviser to the Royal Court - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Saudi Arabia

#BreakingNews: #Saudi Arabia relieves the health minister of his duties - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Worldwide coronavirus cases 2013-2014

Saudi Arabia confirms 20 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome on Saturday and Sunday, adding up to 49 infections in 6 days - @Reuters

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Jeddah, Makkah, SA

Saudi Arabia to build world's tallest tower, the Kingdom Tower; $1.2 million project expected to start next week - @ITVNews

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Saudi Arabia

Saudi authorities detain activist after a court appearance, his wife says - @Reuters

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Saudi Arabia

Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar replaced by his deputy - @Reuters

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Saudi Arabia

#BreakingNews: #Saudi Arabia replaces intelligence chief Prince #Bandar http://t.co/vQdtSVFaZ1 - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian police arrest 6 and seize illegal drugs worth $267 million that were being smuggled into the country from neighboring Bahrain, the Interior Ministry says - @Reuters

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Worldwide coronavirus cases 2013-2014

Foreign man dies of deadly coronavirus in Saudi Arabia, as neighboring Yemen reports its 1st case of the disease - @AJELive

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Yemen crisis

Al Qaeda's Yemen branch mocks tough new counter-terrorism measures adopted by neighboring Saudi Arabia, says they will not deter them - @Reuters

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human rights

President Obama presented State Department Woman of Courage Award to Maha Al Muneef for her work on women's issues - @petermaercbs

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Obama visits Europe, Middle East, March 2014

Photo: President Obama boarding Air Force 1 to depart from Saudi Arabia - @jeffmason1

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Saudi Arabia ban on women driving

President Obama reportedly to meet with female activist in Saudi Arabia on day when women have pledged to defy driving ban - @AFP

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Saudi Arabia

Photo: President Obama meets with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at Rawdat Khuraim - @petesouza

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Obama visits Europe, Middle East, March 2014

Senior Obama administration official said US is confident in Saudi vetting of Syrian opposition groups receiving military aid - @JimAcostaCNN

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Obama visits Europe, Middle East, March 2014

President Obama and King Abdullah did not discuss Saudi human rights abuses in meeting, US official says - @jeffmason1

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