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

Mike Pompeo has urged Saudi Arabia to recognise Israel after two fellow Gulf Arab countries went ahead with normalisation.

Turkey slams Saudi Khashoggi ruling

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey slams Saudi Khashoggi ruling

Turkey on Monday said a Saudi court ruling overturning five death sentences in the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi did not meet global expectations.

Riyadh hosts G20 talks on virus recovery, debt crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Riyadh hosts G20 talks on virus recovery, debt crisis

Saudi Arabia will host talks aimed at bringing the global economy to recovery amid coronavirus.

Court rules that Saudi woman living alone 'not punishable'

The New Arab Staff

Court rules that Saudi woman living alone 'not punishable'

Saudi Arabia still has strict laws restricting women's freedoms.

Ali Bakeer

Saudi-Turkey media war reflects MBS's growing internal problems

The recent Saudi media escalation against Turkey coincides with a growing list of internal problems for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Ramadan prayers to be done from home: Saudi Mufti

Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti said that Muslims must perform Ramadan's 'Taraweeh' and Eid prayers from home.

Sumaiyya Naseem

Muslim women writers who are changing the narrative

#IWD2020: For International Women's Day we list some female Muslim writers who are fighting the system back with words by contributing stories ...

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Kardashian friend to help Saudi Arabia buy Newcastle United

A friend of Kim Kardashian is working with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund to buy Newcastle football club.

Sudan's rapprochement with Israel exposes weakness of democratic transition

Mel Plant

Sudan's rapprochement with Israel exposes weakness of democratic transition

A secretive meeting between Israel's Netanyahu and Sudan's Burhan has put the nature of the country's transitional government under the ...

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia calls for UN investigation over Aramco attacks

Saudi Arabia has been criticised over its call for an international investigation into the attacks on its oil facilities after previously ...

Drinking water a major conflict deterrence factor in Gulf

Stasa Salacanin

Drinking water a major conflict deterrence factor in Gulf

Large parts of the population in Gulf countries are dependent on desalination for their drinking water, but high tensions in the region openly ...

FIFA slams 'ongoing theft' by Saudi-based beoutQ of streaming

The New Arab

FIFA slams 'ongoing theft' by Saudi-based beoutQ of streaming

FIFA, UEFA, the AFC and European football leagues has called on the Saudi government to act on the pirate broadcaster.

As Algerians, we stand with Sudan

Malia Bouattia

As Algerians, we stand with Sudan

Comment: Algerian protesters have made it clear that both countries' revolutions are part of one and the same struggle for freedom and against ...

The Kushner Bahrain ordeal: Why are the Palestinians boycotting?

Khalil E. Jahshan

The Kushner Bahrain ordeal: Why are the Palestinians boycotting?

Comment: The Manama economic workshop will function as an opportunity to normalise Israeli violations, little wonder the Palestinians are ...

The New Arab

Saudi 'punks' deface priceless ancient rock art in Hail

The ancient Thamudic inscriptions, the oldest script of the Arabian peninsula, were defaced by Saudi vandals in the Hail region.

The New Arab & agencies

Sculpture showing KSA flag pulled from World Trade Centre

A sculpture showing Saudi Arabia's flag is being removed from the World Trade Centre.

The New Arab & agencies

UAE warns against 'destabilising' Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi case

The UAE has taken Saudi Arabia's side in a dispute over the alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The New Arab

US Navy seizes shipment of arms off Yemen coast

More than 1,000 AK-47 rifles were among a cache of arms seized by the US Navy off the coast of Yemen.

Imprisoned women activists betray real Saudi 'vision'

Sarah Al-Otaibi

Imprisoned women activists betray real Saudi 'vision'

Comment: Until male guardianship is abolished, lifting the driving ban amounts to little more than a cosmetic rebranding effort, writes Sarah ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN finds evidence of Iran link to Yemen missiles

A UN panel has found evidence that weaponry was transferred from Iran to Yemen after an arms embargo was imposed in 2015.

Saudi Arabia and UAE's dangerous rivalry over Yemen

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Saudi Arabia and UAE's dangerous rivalry over Yemen

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE may be coalition partners providing military support to Yemen's Hadi, but their alliance is mostly one of ...

Pakistan to send thousands of troops to Saudi Arabia

The New Arab

Pakistan to send thousands of troops to Saudi Arabia

Pakistan will deploy soldiers to Saudi Arabia to help train troops in the kingdom, but the decision has led to a backlash back home.

Saudi Arabia 'must be suspended from Human Rights Council'

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia 'must be suspended from Human Rights Council'

Legal campaigners Lord Ken Macdonald QC and Rodney Dixon QC maintain Riyadh's arbitrary detentions and torture are a matter for international ...

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