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Four Middle Eastern countries performed 88 percent of known executions taking place worldwide last year.

Mohammed bin Salman's yacht arrived off the Cornish coast amid a scandal involving former PM David Cameron.

UN chief criticises wealthy countries for vaccine 'stockpile'

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UN chief criticises wealthy countries for vaccine 'stockpile'

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres criticised developed countries for creating a "stockpile" of Covid-19 vaccines.

US calls on Saudi to abandon 'developing' country status

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US calls on Saudi to abandon 'developing' country status

Saudi Arabia has declared itself a "developing" country, despite being a G20 member and the World Bank identifying it as a high-income ...

The BRICs at 20

Jim O'Neill

The BRICs at 20

Comment: For the BRICs, the last decade brought mixed fortunes. Much now depends on whether we can muster the political leadership for genuinely ...

Eva J. Koulouriotis

How Gulf reconciliation could impact the Eastern Mediterranean

Analysis: Fault lines in the Gulf crisis have long played out in the Eastern Mediterranean, but that could be set to change.

Ali Bakeer

What is driving Saudi Arabia's apparent rapprochement with Turkey?

Analysis: Biden's policies towards Riyadh, together with how the UAE responds, will play a major role in determining whether Turkish-Saudi ...

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Detained Saudi royal moved to secret site: European lawmaker

Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz and his father were last week removed from a high-security villa and "taken away to an undisclosed location", ...

The New Arab Staff

Saudi king 'advised to mend relations with Turkey': report

A senior advisor to King Salman reportedly suggested the kingdom warm up to Turkey as US President-elect Joe Biden is set to take office.

Jailed Saudi activist’s trial transferred to terrorism court

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Jailed Saudi activist’s trial transferred to terrorism court

The trial of jailed Saudi womens’ rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul has been transferred to a court dealing with terrorism cases, her family ...

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Uighur men detained in Saudi risk deportation, torture: HRW

Human Rights Watch has called on the Saudi authorities to immediately disclose the status of Hemdullah Abduweli, a 52 year-old Muslim scholar, ...

<em>G20</em> throws weight behind global Covid-19 vaccine access

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G20 throws weight behind global Covid-19 vaccine access

A coronavirus vaccine was high on the agenda at the G20 summit.

Donald Trump to take part in virtual <em>G20</em> summit

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Donald Trump to take part in virtual G20 summit

Donald Trump will take part in the summit, which will be held remotely due to coronavirus restrictions.

Saudi King calls Erdogan over <em>G20</em> plans

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Saudi King calls Erdogan over G20 plans

King Salman called Erdogan in order to discuss the upcoming G20 Summit, which will be hosted remotely for the first time due to ...

<em>G20</em>: 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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Online G-20 summit uninspiring and 'lacks results' amid coronavirus

The G20 Summit, which was held on line due to covid social distancing restrictions left much to be desired, as Saudi Arabia's lacklustre human rights record dampened meeting.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi minister confident of 'good relationship' with Biden

Saudi Arabia's oil minister expressed optimism at the prospect of good relations with US President-elect Joe Biden.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

G20 host Saudi under fire over human rights

Saudi Arabia, the first Arab state to host a G20 summit, has faced disapproval over its human rights record.

The New Arab Staff

Khashoggi fiancee urges world leaders to snub G20 summit

Speaking at this year's Logan symposium, Hatice Cengiz urged journalists to continue to ask questions over Khashoggi's murder until the truth is ...

Saudi Arabia mulls releasing women activists ahead of <em>G20</em>

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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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Arabia angers India with independent Kashmir banknote

India has requested Saudi Arabia take 'corrective steps' over the banknote showing Kashmir as an independent nation.

Saudi Arabia to replace kafala system with work contracts

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia to replace kafala system with work contracts

Saudi Arabia has announced it will replace its controversial kafala system, according to local reports.

Saudi women's empowerment summit is an empty PR stunt

Alainna Liloia

Saudi women's empowerment summit is an empty PR stunt

Comment: Women's empowerment in Saudi Arabia will remain a sham initiative as long as the activists campaigning for such rights remain in ...

Jailed Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul on hunger strike

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Jailed Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul on hunger strike

Women's right activist Loujain Al-Hathloul has started a hunger strike due to her conditions in detention.

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