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2008-10-15 09:00:22

UK-based airline bmi has announced that it will double the number of flights to the Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from January 15, 2009. Services from Heathrow to Riyadh will increase from three services a week to six, provided a daily service with the exception of Friday.

2008-09-24 06:00:21

Singapore Airlines has announced that it will launch a new service to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on December 14, 2008. The airline will operate four times-a-week to Riyadh via Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday using Boeing 777-200 aircraft.

2008-08-21 09:00:51

Sama Airlines, a low-fare airline in Saudi Arabia, has announced two new international routes between Riyadh-Asiut, Egypt and Dammam-Beirut, starting from September 1, 2008.

2008-08-01 12:00:31

MOSCOW _ Saudi Arabia's religious police have banned selling pet cats and dogs and walking them in public places in the country's capital Riyadh to preserve public morals, the Al-Hayat newspaper said Thursday.

2008-08-01 09:00:20

By DONNA ABU-NASR By Donna Abu-Nasr The Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Every single man knows: Walking a dog in the park is a sure babe magnet. Saudi Arabia's Islamic religious police, in their zeal to keep the sexes apart, want to make sure the technique doesn't catch on here.

2008-07-23 09:01:22

CHICAGO _ It's not clear if Rajaa Alsanea's first novel, "Girls of Riyadh," was banned in Saudi Arabia because it became a Middle East best seller or if it became a best seller because it was banned.

2008-07-15 12:01:00

QuadraMed, a developer of IT solutions for healthcare industry, has announced that the Saudi Arabia National Guard Health Affairs has signed a contract for QuadraMed CPR service expansion, migration to InterSystem's Cache database and interface licenses that represent sales bookings of approximately $8.8 million, with a total contract value of approximately $10.6 million.

2008-07-08 06:00:28

Text of press release by Riyadh-based Arabsat on 8 July The Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) announced this morning that its Badr 6 satellite, the third of its fourth generation telecommunications satellites, was successfully boosted into orbit yesterday night from Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, by an Ariane 5-ECA rocket provided by Arianespace.

2008-07-07 15:00:25

Text of report in English by Saudi newspaper Saudi Gazette website on 7 July [Report by Abd-al Muhsin Al-Harthi from Riyadh: "Saudi-Iraq Border Wall Pact Soon"] An agreement to build a wall on the Saudi-Iraqi border will be signed soon with a company, Interior Minister Prince Naif Bin-Abd- al-Aziz disclosed here, Saturday [5 July] night.

2008-06-17 06:00:26

Saudi investors of Abraaj Capital, led by Sheikh Abdulrahman Ali Al Turki, Chairman of Abraaj Capital, the premier investment firm specialising in private equity investment in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region, announced today the sale of their 30 per cent stake in National Air Services (NAS) to Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), founded by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, generating a 52 per cent internal rate of return (IRR) over a two-year holding...


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.