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I can be found in a Bee Gees refrain
and in a baccarat deck.
Bavarian beer and in any old sayin',
arabs, Oman and Iraq.

I start the name of an old Saudi king,
inside of his kingdom I'm twice.
I am involved when a hen does its thing,
or when you have been told the price.

When you need God, you can use me at will,
children light matches in awe.
I'm there when you're lost, when you neuter or kill,
assert that your word is the law.

What am I?

Hint:

Looking for a single consonant.

Hint 2:

The king ruled until recently.

Hint 3:

Iraq works as a clue on the fourth line, but Iran would not. Neither would Qatar.

Hint 4 and 5:

Looking for a non-English letter.

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    $\begingroup$ If it weren't for the hint, the letter r13 (N) would have been a slam dunk of an answer... $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Aug 21 '18 at 20:41
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    $\begingroup$ Yeah, but I would have been facing a fine for an illegal use of the "knowledge" tag... $\endgroup$ – jafe Aug 21 '18 at 20:51
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    $\begingroup$ I can't help but feel rot13-ing individual letters, especially those two, is kind of ineffective... $\endgroup$ – EightAndAHalfTails Aug 22 '18 at 9:55
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    $\begingroup$ @jafe if you say that it's the right answer, I'll pay the fine for you ;P $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Aug 22 '18 at 12:09
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    $\begingroup$ @jafe I couldn't help myself, especially not after that second clue. Your cheque for the fine is in the mail... $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Aug 22 '18 at 19:46
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Are you the letter

AYIN

I can be found in a Bee Gees refrain

A-a-a-a stayin' alive, stayin' alive

and in a baccarat deck.

A deck of playing cards.

Bavarian beer and in any old sayin',

It's found in Ayinger Oktoberfest beer as well as in any old sayin'

arabs, Oman and Iraq.

The letter Ayin is found in each of these words, but not in Iran or Qatar.

I start the name of an old Saudi king,

King Abdullah, who was King until very recently (2015) per the second hint; Abdullah begins not with an alif but with an ayin instead.

inside of his kingdom I'm twice.

Saudi Arabia contains two letters ayin.

I am involved when a hen does its thing,

That is, laying eggs.

or when you have been told the price.

When you're paying.

When you need God, you can use me at will,

This would be praying.

children light matches in awe.

They're playing or displaying something, or maybe even celebrating Hanukkah because ayin is a Hebrew letter as well. Also, they have to follow the rules, according to the principle of Marit Ayin. They could also be praying as well (prayer candles); or holidaying too. Update from @jafe: this was intended to be children playing with fire. Thanks for the update! :)

I'm there when you're lost, when you neuter or kill,

When you're straying, when you're spaying, and when you're slaying.

assert that your word is the law.

When you're saying it. Update from @jafe: this was intended to be laying down the law. Thanks for the update x2! :)

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  • $\begingroup$ Yep, this is it. I had a couple of other ones as the intended answer – rot13[cynlvat jvgu sver naq ynlvat qbja gur ynj] – but the ones you selected work as well :) $\endgroup$ – jafe Aug 28 '18 at 5:33
  • $\begingroup$ Awesome! Thanks for the additional info, @jafe -- I've incorporated your suggestions into my answer! :D It was actually pretty neat learning about these foreign alphabets, I had no idea about either of the two I referenced before yesterday! $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Aug 28 '18 at 12:27
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I know this isn't

a consonant, but to heck with it...are you the letter A??

I can be found in a Bee Gees refrain

A-a-a-a stayin' alive, stayin' alive

and in a baccarat deck.

The Ace, because baccarat uses a standard deck of cards.

Bavarian beer and in any old sayin',

It's found in a lager as well as Bavarian; as well as in any old sayin'

arabs, Oman and Iraq.

arabs, Oman, and Iraq

I start the name of an old Saudi king,

King Abdullah, who was King until very recently (2015) per the second hint.

inside of his kingdom I'm twice.

The Arab Kingdom, I suppose?

I am involved when a hen does its thing,

That is, laying eggs.

or when you have been told the price.

Gasping or fainting, perhaps?

When you need God, you can use me at will,

When you need to pray? Hallelujah?

children light matches in awe.

In awe! (yes, I know this one is weak)

I'm there when you're lost, when you neuter or kill,

When you're astray, when you castrate or spay, and when you assassinate or eliminate.

assert that your word is the law.

When you affirm it, or announce it.

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    $\begingroup$ Augh, it's stuck in my head again. $\endgroup$ – jafe Aug 22 '18 at 20:15
  • $\begingroup$ @jafe It's a good song, okay?? I feel like I'm barking up the wrong tree though, but none of the other Saudi Kings fit your description... $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Aug 22 '18 at 20:19
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Is the answer

M

I can be found in a Bee Gees refrain

Massachussets

and in a baccarat deck.

Bavarian beer and in any old sayin',

arabs, Oman and Iraq.

United Arab Emirates

I start the name of an old Saudi king,

inside of his kingdom I'm twice.

Mecca and Medina

I am involved when a hen does its thing, or when you have been told the price.

When you need God, you can use me at will,

Amen

children light matches in awe.

I'm there when you're lost, when you neuter or kill,

Missing, emasculate, murder

assert that your word is the law.

Claim

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  • $\begingroup$ Why is my answer down voted? I answered before the 4th hint was put up. I know there's a lot of loopholes but I was just taking a guess! $\endgroup$ – nikki Aug 27 '18 at 15:49

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