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Another Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport leaves nine injured

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A Houthi drone attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport has injured nine civilians on Tuesday, the latest in a series of recent cross-border terrorist attacks by the Iran-backed group in Yemen.

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Banking and Finance

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Aramco IPO

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U.S.-Saudi Relations

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Tadawul

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Labor

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Abha Airport

Houthi drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha Airport leaves nine injured

A drone attack by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement on Abha Airport in Saudi Arabia early on Tuesday left nine people injured, a Saudi-led coalition statement ...

 

Saudi-Iraq

Iraq, Saudi Arabia discuss ties, cooperation to stabilize oil prices

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Healthcare

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Tourism and Hospitality

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Soccer

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Fashion

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Saudi Film

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Aviation

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Iraq

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Afghanistan

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Lebanon

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Israel-Palestine

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