Latest Riyadh Stories

2006-07-04 16:09:36

RIYADH (Reuters) - Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia have rejected a renewed amnesty offer to repentant Islamist militants from Saudi King Abdullah, according to an Internet statement posted on Tuesday. "We say no surrender.

2006-06-24 08:36:44

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday the arrest of 42 suspected Islamist militants in raids across the kingdom, a day after police killed six men in a shoot-out in Riyadh.

2006-06-23 03:12:01

RIYADH (Reuters) - Six suspected al Qaeda-linked militants and a policeman were killed in a shootout in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Friday, after police surrounded their house to prevent an imminent attack, Saudi officials and media said.

2006-06-22 22:34:14

RIYADH (Reuters) - Six al Qaeda-linked militants and one policeman were killed in a shootout in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Friday, Saudi officials and media said. "The operation has ended now ...

2006-06-22 22:01:08

DUBAI (Reuters) - Six militants and a policeman were killed in a shootout in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Friday, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said. "The operation has ended now ...

2006-06-02 07:27:52

By Andrew Hammond RAJAJIL, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - The stones of Rajajil form a striking pattern against the clear desert sky, the fallen and tilting sand-colored slabs conjuring up visions of England's Stonehenge.

2006-05-29 16:13:26

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has freed three former Guantanamo Bay detainees after they completed their jail sentences, the state news agency SPA said on Monday. "Three citizens who had been detained in Guantanamo Bay ... were freed," it quoted an Interior Ministry statement as saying.

2006-05-23 07:05:00

Fahd al-Semmari arrived in northern Saudi Arabia this month to save the vast desert kingdom's fast-disappearing folk culture -- but anthropologists are crying foul over his mission.

2006-05-22 18:54:09

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has assured the United States it no longer enforces the Arab League boycott of Israel, even though it attended a recent meeting in Damascus to discuss ways to tighten it, a top U.S. trade official said in remarks released on Monday.

2006-05-12 14:19:38

RIYADH (Reuters) - A man opened fire on guards at the U.S. consulate in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia on Friday as he drove past but no one was hit, the Interior Ministry said. Police chased and arrested the suspect after wounding him in a shootout when he fled from his car, a ministry statement said.

Word of the Day
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".