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MbS and his aides have been assigned US lawyers in a lawsuit accusing the crown prince of sending a hit squad to Canada to allegedly assassinate ex-Saudi official Saad al-Jabri.

The trial of the popular Saudi cleric has been postponed on at least eight occasions since his detention in 2017.

Saudi Arabia arrests 45 in fresh 'anti-corruption' campaign

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Saudi Arabia arrests 45 in fresh 'anti-corruption' campaign

Dozens of people, including public servants, are the latest to be arrested as part of Saudi Arabia's wide-reaching anti-corruption drive.

Yemen in Focus: Joyous prisoner release after years-long misery

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Yemen in Focus: Joyous prisoner release after years-long misery

This week we focus on a long-anticipated prisoner release in Yemen.

Saudi, Russia urge oil producers to adhere to limits

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Saudi, Russia urge oil producers to adhere to limits

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and President Vladimir Putin 'agreed on the importance of all oil-producing countries ...

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Two Americans, 240 Yemen rebel backers freed in swap

In an apparent swap, two captive Americans were freed in Yemen as more than 200 supporters of the Houthi rebels were allowed to return home.

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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.

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UN rejects Saudi bid for human rights council

Relief, dismay and anger have surrounded the latest additions to the UN's Human Rights Council

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Trump, Kushner gave pass for Khashoggi murder: ex-CIA chief

Former CIA chief John Brennan also described Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as a 'quintessential authoritarian leader.'

Tribe pleas with UN to stop Saudi forced displacement

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Tribe pleas with UN to stop Saudi forced displacement

One tribe is calling on the United Nations to intervene in what it is calling a campaign of forced displacement by Saudi authorities in NEOM bid.

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Saudi setback over EU push to downgrade G20 presence

Efforts to downgrade the EU's attendance at the upcoming G20 summit in Riyadh over human rights concerns have put a damper on Saudi Arabia's ...

UK MPs launch investigation into missing Saudi royals

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UK MPs launch investigation into missing Saudi royals

Three British MPs are launching an investigation into the whereabouts of missing Saudi princes Mohammed bin Nayef and Ahmed ...

We will not stay in Syria 'forever': Erdogan

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We will not stay in Syria 'forever': Erdogan

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkish troops will leave Syria when the crisis in the war-torn country is resolved.

Saudi Arabia could buy stake in UAE supermarket chain

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Saudi Arabia could buy stake in UAE supermarket chain

Lulu is one of the biggest supermarket chains in the Gulf region.

Will Kuwait's new emir continue to play Gulf mediator?

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Will Kuwait's new emir continue to play Gulf mediator?

Comment: Under Sheikh Sabah, Kuwait cemented its position as an mediating power in the region. His successor is likely to continue that legacy, ...

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Prominent Saudi economist sentenced to 15-year imprisonment: report

Essam Al-Zamil, who once criticised plans to sell Saudi Arabia’s state-owned Aramco oil company, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, reports said.

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Could the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict spark a proxy war?

Analysis: As war returns to Nagorno-Karabakh, there are fears that Armenian-Azeri fighting could draw in regional powers.

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Saudi prince calls Palestinian leaders 'failures' for rejecting normalisation

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

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Saudi chambers of commerce calls for Turkish goods boycott

Saudi Arabia appears to be calling for an official boycott of Turkish goods.

Saudi Arabia issues its first polymer banknote

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Saudi Arabia issues its first polymer banknote

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority has touted the new banknote as part of a 'pioneering shift in currency printing' for the kingdom.

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HRW launches campaign to counter Saudi 'image laundering'

On the second anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi's murder, Human Rights Watch launches a campaign to counter Saudi 'image laundering'.

Arab countries arrested, deported exiled Uighurs to China: report

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Arab countries arrested, deported exiled Uighurs to China: report

A number of Muslim-led Middle Eastern countries have arrested exiled Uighur Muslims and deported them to China in collaboration with Beijing, ...

Houthi court sentences Trump, Mohammed <em>bin</em> <em>Salman</em> to death

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Houthi court sentences Trump, Mohammed bin Salman to death

A Houthi-run court called for the execution of US President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman over a deadly 2019 airstrike.

US lawmakers pledge accountability over Khashoggi killing

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US lawmakers pledge accountability over Khashoggi killing

The anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi's killing prompted several US lawmakers to criticise Trump and call for accountability.

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