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Human Rights Watch has demanded the immediate release of two adult children and the brother of former royal advisor Saad al-Jabri, who fled to Canada in 2017.

Saudi Arabia will reappoint an ambassador to Iraq, a Saudi official said, adding that the kingdom is keen on cooperating with the new government.

Saudi Arabia targeting family of intelligence officer

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Saudi Arabia targeting family of intelligence officer

A former Saudi intelligence officer living in Canada is reportedly being forced to return to the kingdom, as authorities arrest members of his family

Saudi activist Abdullah al-Hamid dies in detention

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Saudi activist Abdullah al-Hamid dies in detention

Saudi dissident Abdullah Al-Hamid died on April 24 after being denied medical attention by prison authorities.

Saudi Ramadan TV drama criticised for pro-Israel content

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Saudi Ramadan TV drama criticised for pro-Israel content

Another Ramadan TV drama from Saudi Arabia has invited scrutiny

Sabena Siddiqui

Mapping China's Health Silk Road in the Middle East

China is using medical diplomacy as a soft power tool in the Middle East.

Courtney Freer

What will be left of Saudi Vision 2030, post-coronavirus?

Comment: As coronavirus and oil revenues force the Saudi government to make cuts that will impact its citizens, the fate of its grandiose Vision ...

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Hamas chief confirms prisoner swap negotiations with Israel

Ismail Haniyeh has confirmed talks with Israel for a prisoner swap via Egypt and has urged Saudi Arabia to release Palestinian detainees in the ...

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Jailed Saudi princess 'incommunicado' since pleading for release

A statement from the princess's official Twitter account says she has not been heard from since April 17.

Saudi Arabia to enforce round-the-clock coronavirus curfew on Eid

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Saudi Arabia to enforce round-the-clock coronavirus curfew on Eid

Saudi Arabia will reimpose a full lockdown around the country during the five-day Eid al-Fitr holiday later this month.

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Too close to home? New Egypt bridge triggers outrage

Egyptian authorities have been ridiculed for the construction of a bridge that takes no consideration for the surrounding residential tower ...

Confusion after tweet claims detained Saudi prince hospitalised

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Confusion after tweet claims detained Saudi prince hospitalised

Prince Mohammed bin Nayef was accused of treason and detained in March as part of a new purge by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Saudi prince unlawfully detained, denied contact: HRW

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Saudi prince unlawfully detained, denied contact: HRW

Prince Faisal bin Abdullah Al Saud, is detained by Saudi authorities and not permitted any contact while his whereabouts remain unknown, says ...

Saudi <em>king</em>, Trump scurry to 'reaffirm relations' amid tensions

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Saudi king, Trump scurry to 'reaffirm relations' amid tensions

A phone call took place between Saudi Arabia's King Salman and US President Donald Trump on Friday, amid reports of increasing ...

Palestinians are next on Saudi Arabia's hit list

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Palestinians are next on Saudi Arabia's hit list

Comment: Despite its domestic woes, Saudi Arabia has not let up on its media campaign to manufacture pro-normalisation and anti-Palestinian ...

James Reinl

Saudi accused of stifling women's rights in G20 talks

Saudi organisers are accused of stifling debate about women's rights and turning the G20 event into a public relations sham.

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Saudi Arabia affirms 'Palestinian support' following Israel normalisation backlash

Saudi Arabia reiterated its support for the Palestinian cause as Israel verges on annexing the West Bank, following criticism over Riyadh's ...

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Jailed Princess Basmah fears coronavirus risk in Saudi prison

A year after landing in jail without charge, her mercy plea unanswered by Saudi rulers and in fear of a coronavirus outbreak behind bars, a ...

Aidan Chivers

Tunisian President Kais Saied's first six months in power

The first six months of Kais Saied's presidency have been dominated by two major crises - the challenge to form a new government, and the ...

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

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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 ...

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Saudi princess makes Ramadan plea for release from prison

Princess Basmah bint Saud al Saud has urged her uncle and her cousin to 'find justice in their hearts' this Ramadan, in her latest plea for ...

Figures reveal staggering depletion of Saudi foreign reserves

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Figures reveal staggering depletion of Saudi foreign reserves

Figures released by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority show the kingdom’s foreign wealth reserves have fallen by a massive $233 billion over ...

Saudi Arabia relaxes coronavirus lockdown except in hotspot Mecca

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Saudi Arabia relaxes coronavirus lockdown except in hotspot Mecca

Authorities in Saudi Arabia announced a partial ease of 1 24-hour curfew to help stem the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Saudi Arabia to abolish flogging as punishment

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Saudi Arabia to abolish flogging as punishment

Saudi Arabia is ending flogging as a form of punishment, according to a document from the kingdom’s top court seen by Reuters on Friday.

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