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By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives on Friday took a symbolic jab at Saudi Arabia, accusing the kingdom of fueling religious extremism and violence, as it passed a $21.3 billion foreign aid bill.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday it would start issuing non-religious tourist visas to foreigners in a bid to develop the sector in the conservative Gulf Arab kingdom.
By Caroline Drees WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia must do a better job at ferreting out major individual donors who continue to fund terrorism abroad, including in Iraq, a top U.S. Treasury official said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. lawmaker asked the Bush administration on Wednesday to explain what steps it is taking to ensure Saudi Arabia no longer participates in the Arab League boycott of Israel. Rep. Clay Shaw, a Florida Republican, raised the concern in a letter to U.S.
By Barbara Lewis and Peg Mackey - Analysis LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush should be careful about wishing to kick America's addiction to Middle East oil because he might just lose a trusted supplier.
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will begin talks this month with the Palestinian Authority over financial aid of at least $1.2 billion to plug its widening budget deficit, a senior Palestinian diplomat said on Thursday.
By Andrew Hammond RIYADH (Reuters) - Slowly but surely, ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia appears to be loosening the bonds of its strictly controlled society, in spite of the absence of big government initiatives on political reform.
By Andrew Hammond RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has succeeded for now in suppressing al Qaeda but extremist ideology, regional tension and autocratic rule could make Islamist violence a reality for years to come, analysts say.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah arrived in Beijing on Sunday for his first ever state visit and analysts said China wants to draw closer to the Middle Eastern oil power without challenging Saudi ties to Washington.
CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney arrived in Egypt on Monday at the start of a brief Middle East tour that will include visits to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. His meetings with Arab leaders are expected to focus on counterterrorism, the Palestinian election and energy.
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