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Saudi Arabia approves record state budget for new fiscal year

Budget hits SR 690 billion, up by SR 110 billion compared to last year

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques: Budget embodies continuity of our keenness on enhancing the march of sustainable development

Saudi Finance Minister: Budget boosts investment in human element

$312 billion to refresh investments

Highlights of development plans endorsed by Saudi Arabia

Continued subsidy by banks, government funds secured

Debts down by 89% as revenues up by 182%

Support for all sectors of health, education, water and social development retained

Ministers, experts and businessmen hail new Saudi state budget

Finance Minister: Budget focuses on projects, key sectors in infrastructure

Saudi Arabia’s chemical industries investments to go beyond SR 375 billion by 2015

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques follows up Loyalty and Sacrifice 2 drills conducted by National Guard forces

Prince Miteb: National Guard ready for any mission to be ordered by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques

Prince Khaled al-Faisal patronizes international Quran memorization contest on behalf of King Abdullah

Report reviews King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology achievements

GCC leaders conclude meetings in Riyadh

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, addressing the GCC summit, calls for moving from cooperation to unity

King Abdullah: We meet under challenges requiring vigilance and unity of ranks

Text of final communiqué and Riyadh Declaration

Crown Prince Naif patronizes opening ceremony of forum on Salafism

Crown Prince says true Salafism is the approach that derives its provisions from the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad’s Sunnah

Defense Minister Prince Salman receives Palestinian anti-corruption official

Prince Saud al-Faisal asserts in post-summit press conference that final communiqué, Riyadh Declaration embody fraternal atmosphere

Saudi FM: Most prominent results of summit was leaders’ blessings of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ proposal to move from cooperation to union

Oman minister of financial affairs: GCC states are in good economic condition

Yemen FM: We appreciate GCC states’ support for Yemen’s government

Sultan Qaboos Cup winners for 5 best plants in Oman announced

Oil added value up by 28.5%, non-oil 18.13%

Islamic economy forum recommends adoption of plan to develop Islamic banking in Sultanate

14 in Saudi Arabia face charges of aiding and abetting wanted person Walid al-Raddadi

Bill of indictment included support for al-Qaeda, joining outside organization, pursuing Takfiri ideology

Recent developments in the region until Dec. 29

Saudi Defense Minister Prince Salman briefed on Saudi Council of Engineers strategy

Yemen parliament grants confidence to transitional government

Egypt’s SCAF brings forward presidential elections from June to May

Palestinian President Abbas tells Obama Israel erased PNA’s role

Arab League monitors to Syria study situation on the ground