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Dakar Rally 2021: Dust, sand and stunning desert vistas in pictures  


This year’s rally returned to Saudi Arabia where the competitors traversed a total of 7,646 kilometres over 12 stages, starting and finishing in Jeddah, and passing through the capital of Riyadh. Here we bring you some of our favourite images from this year’s Dakar Rally

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Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia records 176 COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths   30%


Saudi Arabia on Sunday reported 176 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases to 364,929 in the country, according to the Ministry of Health.The death toll in the Kingdom rose by five


Coronavirus: Doctor in Saudi Arabia leaves hospital after battling virus for 139 days  


A frontline doctor who helped treat COVID-19 patients in Saudi Arabia before contracting the virus herself, has left hospital after a five-month battle for her life.Now, Dr Mayella Montemar, speaking


Coronavirus: Saudi Arabias first COVID-19 vaccine seeks nod for clinical trials   25%


A research team at the Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University in Saudi Arabia has succeeded in producing the first Saudi vaccine against the coronavirus after its preclinical studies were concluded


Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia detects 140 new COVID-19 cases, five more deaths   7%


Saudi Arabia confirmed 140 new cases of the coronavirus and five more deaths over the past 24 hours, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health.The health ministry said the five deaths


Saudi NEOM JV looking to finance $5 bln hydrogen project, say sources   -10%


A joint venture comprising Air Products, ACWA Power and NEOM has hired financial firm Lazard to advise it on a planned $5 billion hydrogen project inthe NEOM high-tech business zone in Saudi Arabia,


Oil prices at fresh 11-month high after US inventory fall, Saudi pledge to cut output   23%


Oil prices were steady on Thursday after hitting fresh 11-month highs on a fall in US stockpiles and in the wake of a pledge by Saudi Arabia to cut output by more than expected.For more coronavirus


Oil prices extend gains after surprise voluntary output cut by Saudi Arabia   -30%


Oil prices extended gains on Wednesday, rising to their highest since late February, after Saudi Arabia announced a big voluntary production cut, and as an industry report showed US inventories fell


Peterhansel of France extends his record to 14 victories in Dakar Rally   16%


French veteran Stephane Peterhansel took a record-extending 14th Dakar Rally victory in Saudi Arabia on Friday and his eighth in the car category.For all the latest headlines follow our Google News


Frenchman Peterhansel one stage away from 14th Dakar win in Saudi Arabia  


French veteran Stephane Peterhansel was one stage away from a record-extending 14th Dakar triumph on Thursday after ending the penultimate day in Saudi Arabia with a 15-minute lead over Qatar's Nasser


Peterhansel retains lead as Sainz takes stage win in Saudi Arabias Dakar Rally  


Stephane Peterhansel retained his Dakar Rally lead at the halfway point in Saudi Arabia on Friday after a sixth stage dominated by his Spanish X-Raid Mini team mate and defending champion Carlos Sainz


Rohingya: Why Bangladesh is in a diplomatic fix over Saudi repatriation  

Riyadh has urged Bangladesh to take back some 54,000 Rohingya that are currently in Saudi Arabia. But agreeing to this would complicate Bangladesh's Rohingya repatriation talks with Myanmar.


Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unveils car-free green city for future beyond oil   25%


Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unveiled his latest vision for Saudi Arabia’s future beyond oil: a city with no cars, roads or carbon emissions.The 170km-long (106 mile-long) development called “The Line” will be part of the US$500 billion project called “Neom”, the crown prince said in a televised speech on Sunday. Construction is planned to start in the first quarter.A news release described The Line as a walkable “belt of hyper-connected future communities, without cars and roads and built…


Qataris begin entering Saudi Arabia via border crossing as years-long regional dispute ends  


Qataris began entering Saudi Arabia on Saturday via a border crossing that was opened just days after a deal was reached to end a years-long regional diplomatic dispute.Leaders of three Gulf countries – Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain – as well as Egypt signed a declaration with Qatar on Tuesday at an annual Gulf summit, ending a rift that lasted for three-and-a-half years.On the eve of the summit, Saudi Arabia agreed to reopen its air, sea and land borders with Qatar –…


Egypt reopens airspace to Qatar as Gulf allies continue lifting Doha blockade  


Cairo reopened its airspace to Qatari aircraft on Tuesday, following similar moves by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain to end an embargo imposed on Doha’s flights in 2017.
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Saudi to reopen Qatar embassy in coming days: Saudi minister   -6%

Saudi Arabia expects to re-open its embassy in Qatar in the coming days, Saudi's foreign minister said on Saturday, following a U.