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April saw more prisoners of conscience jailed in Saudi Arabia than the three previous months combined.

Saudi Arabia has released construction magnate Bakr bin Laden, half-brother of the late Osama bin Laden

The Iraq Report: Anti-Iran protests over Karbala killing

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The Iraq Report: Anti-Iran protests over Karbala killing

Anti-Iran protests are mounting in a 'prelude to a summer of discontent and violence,' as Iraq is the staging ground for direct talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Qatar's emir visits Saudi Arabia as rift eases

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Qatar's emir visits Saudi Arabia as rift eases

The visit, which came at the invitation of Saudi Arabia's King Salman, was aimed at discussing bilateral relations and other issues of ...

Turkish foreign minister in fence-mending visit to Saudi

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Turkish foreign minister in fence-mending visit to Saudi

Turkey's foreign minister has visited Saudi Arabia for the first time since the murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in ...

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Iran ally Hezbollah welcomes talks with Saudi Arabia

In a televised speech, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah expressed a belief that dialogue involving Iran at any level 'contributes to calming the region'.

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Saudi Arabia and Pakistan sign agreements to improve ties

Officials from both countries have reportedly signed two agreements addressing the treatment of criminals, and crime, in addition to agreeing ...

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Pakistani PM due in Saudi Arabia to enhance relations

Pakistani PM Imran Khan is due to meet Saudi leaders in the Red Sea city of Jeddah during a three-day visit.

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Abu Dhabi crown prince visits Saudi Arabia for talks

Abu Dhabi's crown prince visited Jeddah for talks with Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince.

Turkish foreign minister plans Saudi visit next week: source

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Turkish foreign minister plans Saudi visit next week: source

Mevlut Cavusoglu is to visit Saudi Arabia, in a sign of warming relations between the two countries.

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Saudi Arabia swaps red carpets for lavender

The move to opt for lavender carpets instead of the typically used red for ceremonial events comes as part of the Kingdom's 2030 vision

Iran welcomes Saudi change of tone, sees 'new chapter'

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Iran welcomes Saudi change of tone, sees 'new chapter'

Iran's foreign ministry said Tehran welcomes the change of tone from Saudi Arabia on Thursday, after reports this month revealed secret talks ...

Qatar FM backs Saudi call for dialogue with Iran

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Qatar FM backs Saudi call for dialogue with Iran

Doha has expressed support for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's desire for a 'good and special ...

Chinese investors in talks to buy Aramco stake: report

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Chinese investors in talks to buy Aramco stake: report

The report come after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said a 'leading global energy company' was ...

Iran's Zarif backs Yemen ceasefire in talks with Houthis

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Iran's Zarif backs Yemen ceasefire in talks with Houthis

Iran's foreign minister expressed 'support for a ceasefire and Yemeni-Yemeni talks'.

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'Saudi Newcastle United consortium' partner is 'donor to Conservatives'

A partner to the Saudi consortium whose planned takeover of Newcastle United is currently undergoing legal arbitration has reportedly given £700,000 to the Conservatives.

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Saudi economic assistance to Yemen's Houthis after ceasefire: MbS

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Riyadh would 'provide… everything they need' if the ...

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As MBS rises, giant Bin Laden construction company declines

The giant Saudi Bin Laden construction company, founded by Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden’s father, survived the fallout of ...

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Saudi prince strikes conciliatory tone with rival Iran

In a television interview broadcast late Tuesday, the de facto Saudi ruler said that 'all we aspire for is a good and special relationship with ...

Talks underway to sell 1% of Saudi Aramco: <em>prince</em>

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Talks underway to sell 1% of Saudi Aramco: prince

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman did not name which of the world's 'leading energy companies' ...

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Saudi king invites Qatari emir to visit

Saudi Arabia's King Salman invited Qatar's ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani to visit the kingdom, the latest sign of ...

Could Saudi-Iran talks finally defuse the region's biggest rivalry?

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Could Saudi-Iran talks finally defuse the region's biggest rivalry?

Analysis: Few expect major changes in Saudi-Iranian relations any time soon, but recent talks in Iraq signal a potential de-escalation after ...

US votes Saudi arms sales limits over Khashoggi killing

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US votes Saudi arms sales limits over Khashoggi killing

The legislation would restrict arms sales to Saudi Arabia as long as the violation of dissidents' and detainees' rights continues.

Saudi anti-corruption agency launches new crackdown on ministry officials

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Saudi anti-corruption agency launches new crackdown on ministry officials

New cases mentioned by Nazaha involve staff employed by the several government ministries and regional directorates.

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