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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2006 file photo, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, right, applaud after Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Sheikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel, center, made a speech during a meeting at the Ottoman era Ciragan Palace in Istanbul, Turkey. Billionaire Saudi businessman Saleh Abdullah Kamel, who founded the banking and real estate conglomerate Dallah Albaraka Group, has died at the age of 79. His business empire grew in the late 1960′s, at the same time that the kingdom was using its oil wealth to rapidly develop and in need of homegrown companies to build roads, highways and cities. (AP Photo/Murad Sezer, File)

Billionaire Saudi banking tycoon dead at 79, family says

May. 19, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Billionaire Saudi businessman Saleh Abdullah Kamel, who founded the banking and real estate conglomerate Dallah Albaraka Group, has died, according to relatives quoted in the kingdom’s media. He was 79. People close to Kamel told The Associated Press he died at the Dr....

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2019 file photo, supporters of southern separatists gather with the flags of south Yemen and the United Arab Emirates during a rally to show support for the UAE amid a standoff with the internationally recognized government, in Aden, Yemen. A bid by separatists funded by the UAE to assert control over Yemen’s south has reopened a dangerous front in the country’s civil war and pushed Yemen closer to fragmentation. The separatists’ recent declaration of self-rule over the key port city of Aden and other southern provinces also throws into question the roles of Saudi Arabia and the Emirates in the conflict, now in its sixth year. (AP Photo/Wail al-Qubaty, File)

Yemen's south in turmoil after separatists' self-rule bid

May. 5, 2020 8:06 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A bid by separatists funded by the United Arab Emirates to assert control over southern Yemen has reopened a dangerous new front in Yemen's civil war and pushed it closer to fragmentation at a time when the coronavirus pandemic poses a growing threat. The separatists’ recent...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2019 file photo, released by the Saudi Royal Palace, Yemeni Southern Transitional Council member and former Aden Governor Nasser al-Khabji, left, and Yemen's deputy Prime Minister Salem al-Khanbashi sign a power-sharing deal in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A Saudi-led coalition mired in a yearslong war in Yemen has urged Emirati-backed separatists to honor terms of the Riyadh peace deal and share control of Aden with the country’s internationally recognized government. The statement comes after the separatists’ Southern Transitional Council again claimed sole control Sunday of Aden. (Bandar Aljaloud/Saudi Royal Palace via AP)

Saudi coalition urges Yemen separatists to honor Riyadh deal

Apr. 27, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition mired in a yearslong war in Yemen on Monday urged Emirati-backed southern separatists to honor the terms of a Riyadh peace deal and share control of the port city of Aden with the country's internationally recognized government. The statement by...

Saudi Arabia executes man who attacked Spanish performers

Apr. 16, 2020 7:20 AM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Thursday executed a Yemeni man found guilty of attacking a Spanish dance troupe and wounding three people on stage before a stunned audience in the capital last year. The Interior Ministry announced the execution in a statement and identified the man as...

FILE - In this Monday, March 30, 2020 file photo, people carry the body of a victim who died after being infected with the new coronavirus at a cemetery just outside Tehran, Iran. Across the Middle East and parts of South Asia, bereaved families have faced traumatic restrictions on burying their dead amid the pandemic. Religion and customs that require speedy burials in the largely Muslim region have clashed with fears of COVID-19 contagion and government-mandated lockdowns. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Saudi Arabia halts parental visitation rulings to curb virus

Apr. 8, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi king suspended final rulings and judicial orders on visitation rights of children of separated parents in the latest effort to try and curb the spread of the novel coronavirus among households, according to state media reports Wednesday. The state-run Saudi...