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In an interview with a reformist newspaper, Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke of diplomatic efforts with Saudi Arabia and his career as Iran’s top diplomat.

In another attempt to use elite sports to promote its image globally, Saudi Arabia offered footballing start Cristiano Ronaldo £5.3 million to become the face of its tourism.

US Committee urges release of report on Khashoggi's killing

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US Committee urges release of report on Khashoggi's killing

Publishing the report would ensure that Washington officially recognises Riyadh as responsible for the killing of journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

With new US administration, the <em>Khashoggi</em> case could resurface

Florence Massena

With new US administration, the Khashoggi case could resurface

After Joe Biden was sworn in as its 46th president, the US faces questions on how to approach Jamal Khashoggi's murder blamed on the Saudi ...

Riyadh appeals court slashes sentence of US-Saudi doctor

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Riyadh appeals court slashes sentence of US-Saudi doctor

Walid al-Fitaihi, a prominent US-Saudi doctor and motivational speaker, will no longer serve time in prison. Last month, he was sentenced to six ...

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Saudi Arabia ‘ignoring’ Israel for leaking secret Netanyahu-MbS meeting

Riyadh is still angry with Israel for leaking reports on a secret meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Neom last year.

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Washington DC could rename Saudi embassy street after Khashoggi

A member of the city council of Washington DC has introduced a proposal to rename the street where Saudi Arabia’s embassy is located after ...

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Saudi activist's suspended sentence paves way for early release

A partially suspended sentence will allow Loujain al-Hathloul's release within months, relatives said.

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US 'concerned' over Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul's sentence

The prison sentence for Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul is 'concerning' for the United States, the State Department said.

Rights groups condemn ‘cruel’ sentencing of Saudi activist al-Hathloul

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Rights groups condemn ‘cruel’ sentencing of Saudi activist al-Hathloul

Human rights groups have condemned the sentencing of Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to five years in prison as “cruel” and ...

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Distributors 'wouldn't touch' Khashoggi documentary, director says

Bryan Fogel says media companies 'look the other way' when it comes to Saudi rights abuses.

State Department 'considering MbS immunity request' in Al-Jabri lawsuit

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State Department 'considering MbS immunity request' in Al-Jabri lawsuit

Immunity for the crown prince in the alleged assassination plot against Saad Aljabri could provide the legal basis for full protection from the ...

'Abusive texts' sparked discovery of suspected UAE-Saudi Aljazeera hack

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'Abusive texts' sparked discovery of suspected UAE-Saudi Aljazeera hack

Al Jazeera’s IT team, who also examined the phone, found the same spyware on the phones of 35 other staff members.

Tech giants join Facebook lawsuit against Israeli spyware company

The New Arab Staff

Tech giants join Facebook lawsuit against Israeli spyware company

Tech giants including Microsoft and Google have described NSO's spyware tools, revealed on Monday for their involvement in the hacking of ...

Dozens of Al-Jazeera journalists hacked using Israeli spyware

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Dozens of Al-Jazeera journalists hacked using Israeli spyware

A report from the Citizen Lab communications research group says that 36 Al-Jazeera employees and one Al-Araby TV journalist were targeted by a ...

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Biden policies 'deeply problematic' to Israel, Saudi Arabia

A former US ambassador to Israel and a Middle East expert at the Council on Foreign relations have said that Biden's foreign policy could upset Israel and Saudi Arabia

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Loujain al-Hathloul may face 20 years in jail: report

Loujain al-Hathloul is reportedly facing up to 20 years behind bars.

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Saudi Arabia sent mysterious ten-man 'security team' to Norway

Norway is the home of activist Iyad El-Baghdadi, a well-known critic of the Saudi government.

Sabena Siddiqui

How US-Saudi ties could change in the Biden era

Analysis: Among GCC states, the most dramatic impact could be felt in Saudi Arabia once the Biden administration takes over.

The facade of women's rights in Saudi Arabia

Yousra Samir Imran

The facade of women's rights in Saudi Arabia

In-depth: The decision to transfer imprisoned activist Loujain al-Hathloul to a terrorism tribunal is proof that little progress has been made ...

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia hands American doctor six-year prison sentence

A Saudi court sentenced Dr Walid Fitahi to six years in prison and renewed a travel ban against his wife and children, all of whom are dual ...

US judge orders partial disclosure of <em>Khashoggi</em> murder files

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US judge orders partial disclosure of Khashoggi murder files

The judge instructed the CIA and the ODNI to explain why they are withholding the tape and a CIA report on the gruesome killing of Jamal ...

Saudi Arabia cancels visit by Israeli official to Riyadh

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Saudi Arabia cancels visit by Israeli official to Riyadh

The official who was due to visit Riyadh is thought to have been Mossad chief Yossi Cohen.

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

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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