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Egyptian singer Mohamed Ramadan has outraged the Saudi public with a risqué performance in Riyadh, and outraged the government by calling Qataris 'dear friends'.

Countries from Russia to Saudi Arabia have welcomed the death of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Trump vetoes measures blocking Saudi Arabia, UAE arms sales

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Trump vetoes measures blocking Saudi Arabia, UAE arms sales

Donald Trump vetoed three congressional resolutions barring billions of dollars in weapons sales to countries including Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which are engaged in a devastating war in Yemen.

Saudi sisters escape to Turkey, fleeing 'abuse' at home

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Saudi sisters escape to Turkey, fleeing 'abuse' at home

Two sisters have taken to social media to find help after escaping alleged rape, forced marriage and abuse from relatives in Saudi Arabia.

Amnesty, HRW urge independent probe of Saudi torture claims

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Amnesty, HRW urge independent probe of Saudi torture claims

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch on Friday called on Saudi Arabia to allow independent monitors to meet detainees, including women’s ...

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BeIN launches website to expose 'Saudi state-sponsored piracy'

The Doha-based beIN media group has launched a 'reveal-all' website to expose alleged Saudi-backed piracy of the network's television programmes.

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IMF urges Saudi Arabia to resist temptation to spend

As oil prices rise, Saudi Arabia has been advised to avoid ramping up state spending and get its finances in order.

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White House announces date for Mohammed bin Salman visit

Bin Salman has a close relationship with Trump and his son-in-law aide Jared Kushner, who is seen as having given the green light for Prince ...

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Saudis rejoice after decades-long ban on cinemas lifted

Saudis have flooded social media to celebrate the government's decision to lift a decades-old ban on cinemas in the conservative kingdom.

Saudi police release Macarena dancing teenager

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Saudi police release Macarena dancing teenager

A Saudi teenager who was arrested for dancing the Macarena at a traffic junction has been released with a road safety warning in a case that has ...

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Suspected car bomb explodes in Saudi Shia-majority city

An explosion has been reported in eastern Saudi Arabia, in a city beset with political unrest with the perpetrators still unknown.

Ivanka wobbled knees in Saudi... the internet loved it

Diana Alghoul

Ivanka wobbled knees in Saudi... the internet loved it

Blog: Being the daughter of US president - along with being undeniably attractive - meant Ivanka was the centre of attention during Donald ...

A break from the pressure: Trump in Saudi Arabia A break from the pressure: Trump in Saudi Arabia

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A break from the pressure: Trump in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia welcomed Donald Trump on Saturday with a lavish reception, but feelings about the visit were mixed elsewhere in the Arab world.

Saudi Arabia brings back allowances and shakes-up cabinet

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Saudi Arabia brings back allowances and shakes-up cabinet

A series of royal decrees by Saudi King Salman will see military and civil service allowances reinstated, while there are some new faces in the ...

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