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Stories with place: Riyadh
  • Saunas and art therapy: Rehab for convicted Saudi extremists story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 3:46 am

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - For most of his 20s, all Badr al-Enezi could think about was becoming a jihadi fighter. After getting in touch with former Guantanamo Bay prisoners who had returned to militancy, he began plotting how to take up arms.

  • Saudi cables suggest money links with media 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 5:12 pm

    BEIRUT - A financially troubled Lebanese TV network received a $2 million Saudi bailout in return for adopting a pro-Riyadh editorial policy. A news agency in Guinea got a $2,000 gift, while small publications across the Arab world received tens of thousands of dollars in inflated subscription fees.

  • Saudi sentences 2 ex-army officers, 6 others for terrorism 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 9:49 am

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's counterterrorism court has convicted two former military officers on terrorism charges, including supporting al-Qaida attacks on Saudi officials and "rejoicing" at an assassination attempt against the kingdom's deputy interior minister.

  • Saudi Arabia opens $585B stock market to foreign investors story has photos
    Updated: Jun-15-15 9:16 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia's stock market, valued at $585 billion, opened up to direct foreign investment for the first time Monday, as the kingdom seeks an economic boost amid low global oil prices.