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Prince Bandar bin Sultan bought the estate in the 1990s for 11 million pounds.

Ro Khanna was a leading sponsor of the war powers resolution aimed at ending Washington's support for Saudi Arabia and the UAE's war efforts in war-torn Yemen.

G20: World leaders will attend, but Riyadh shouldn't rejoice

Courtney Freer

G20: World leaders will attend, but Riyadh shouldn't rejoice

Comment: Despite calls for boycotting the G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia this year, the world will send representatives. But this is not a favour to Riyadh, explains Courtney Freer

Saudi Arabia mulls releasing women activists ahead of G20

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia mulls releasing women activists ahead of G20

Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry is reportedly considering the release of a number of detained activists.

Arab regimes are falsifying Palestinian history to enable normalisation

Ali Adam

Arab regimes are falsifying Palestinian history to enable normalisation

Comment: A Saudi-Emirati effort is underway to discredit Palestinian narratives of the conflict in favour of Israeli ones in order to pave the ...

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian official lashes out at 'dictator' MbZ

Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince is 'just a small dictator', Palestine's ambassador to Paris said in an interview with the French Le Point magazine.

The New Arab Staff

Secret Morocco delegation visited Israel: reports

Israeli media reported a secret visit by a Moroccan security delegation to Tel Aviv.

The New Arab Staff

Emirati royal invites Israeli singer to his Dubai home

Omer Adam was invited to perform at a synagogue in Dubai to celebrate a Jewish holiday.

Florence Dixon

ACRPS' Arab Opinion Index reveals huge opposition to normalisation

Just 13% of Sudanese people and 6% of Saudis are in favour of recognising Israel, a wide-ranging survey of Arab political attitudes has ...

Saudi prince calls Palestinian leaders 'failures' for rejecting normalisation

The New Arab Staff

Saudi prince calls Palestinian leaders 'failures' for rejecting normalisation

'Their transgression against the Gulf states' leadership with this reprehensible discourse is unacceptable,' Bandar bin ...

The New Arab

Prince William ends Gulf tour with Sultan Qaboos meeting

Oman's Sultan Qaboos met Prince William on Wednesday, as the UK royal finishes a tour of two Gulf allies.

Saudi-Israeli relations: The emergence of a new alliance

Suzan Quitaz

Saudi-Israeli relations: The emergence of a new alliance

Well-documented reports have indicated extensive behind-the-scenes diplomatic and intelligence cooperation between Israel and Saudi Arabia, ...

New Saudi ambassadors take up posts in Washington, London

The New Arab & agencies

New Saudi ambassadors take up posts in Washington, London

Saudi Arabia’s new ambassadors to the US and the UK took their posts amid tensions with Western allies over the Yemen war and the murder of ...

Is 'The Independent Arabia' really independent?

Doha Chams

Is 'The Independent Arabia' really independent?

Comment: Far from producing high quality, rigorous professional journalism, 'The Independent Arabia' is a propaganda tool of the Saudi regime, ...

Brunei begins Saudi-style 'death-by-stoning' punishment for gay sex, adultery

The New Arab

Brunei begins Saudi-style 'death-by-stoning' punishment for gay sex, adultery

Despite a storm of global criticism and calls for action, Brunei introduced harsh new sharia laws on Wednesday.

The New Arab

Saudis left 'humiliated' after Netanyahu rejected 2014 peace deal

A new report details Saudi fury after Israel rejected an under-the-table peace initiative in 2014, for which the Saudis went 'out of their way toward Israel'.

The New Arab

Israeli Mossad chief 'secretly visited Saudi Arabia' in 2014

Mossad's leader made an unprecedented visit to Riyadh in 2014, following the signing of the US-backed Iran nuclear deal that caused panic in ...

James M. Dorsey

Astronomy: The outer frontier of Saudi liberalisation

Comment: Saudi Arabia's hardline religious conservatives have traditionally thwarted the quest for knowledge in astronomy because it threatens ...

Emile Nakhleh

Saudi-Israeli intelligence-sharing brings closer relations fraught with challenges

Comment: Although still nascent, the emerging Saudi-Israeli 'alliance' is one of convenience and shared interests, writes Emile Nakhleh.

Saudi government behind 'kidnapping, disappearance' of dissident princes

The New Arab

Saudi government behind 'kidnapping, disappearance' of dissident princes

A recent BBC Arabic documentary presents new evidence on the alleged abduction and disappearance of princes from the House of Saud who have ...

Barak Barfi

Qatar: A convenient scapegoat in a broken system

Comment: Qatar's policies, many of which were until recently mainstream in the Gulf, have led it to be hounded simply for not toeing the ...

Saudi princess appointed to run women's sports

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi princess appointed to run women's sports

Saudi Arabia has appointed a princess to oversee women's sports in the kingdom, as the country has doubled the number of female athletes ...

Saudi oil minister sacked as king's son consolidates power

The New Arab

Saudi oil minister sacked as king's son consolidates power

Saudi Arabia has carried out a major cabinet reshuffle, sacking the longstanding oil minister and merging ministries, as King Salman's son ...

US defence chief arrives in Riyadh to placate Saudis

AAAJ and agencies

US defence chief arrives in Riyadh to placate Saudis

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter flies into Riyadh to reassure the country's leaders over the Iran nuclear deal.

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