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The Saudi-led military coalition thwarted a Houthis ballistic missile attack targeting Riyadh, state news reported.

A US decision to spare Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi has frustrated campaigners.

Washington mulls suspending arms sales to Saudi Arabia: report

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Washington mulls suspending arms sales to Saudi Arabia: report

US may only sell defensive weapons to Saudi Arabia, which has been criticised for alleged human rights abuses in Yemen.

US envoy to UN: Washington will defend Israel

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US envoy to UN: Washington will defend Israel

Miles told the UN that Washington will continue to combat criticisms of Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.

Saudi opposition party, exiled activists, welcome US Khashoggi report

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Saudi opposition party, exiled activists, welcome US Khashoggi report

The opposition National Assembly Party consists of activists and academics calling for democracy in Saudi Arabia.

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Explosion strikes Israeli-owned ship amid US-Iran tensions

An Israeli-owned ship sailing out of the Middle East was struck with an explosion, amid escalating tensions between the US and Iran.

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US won't sanction Saudi prince for approving Khashoggi murder

The US accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of approving Jamal Khashoggi's murder, but stopped short of imposing sanctions on the ...

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Saudi says 'completely rejects' US assessment on Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia "completely rejects" the declassified US report that found Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for greenlighting the ...

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Syrian security figure Bahjat Suleiman dies after contracting Covid-19

Bahjat Suleiman was admitted to hospital earlier this month after contracting coronavirus.

MbS launches company to develop Saudi mountain resort

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MbS launches company to develop Saudi mountain resort

Souda Development Company will invest $3 billion into a tourism project which includes 2,700 hotel rooms, 1,300 residential units, 30 ...

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Jordan reimposes Friday curfew as Covid-19 cases surge

As Jordan witnesses a surge in Covid-19 cases, authorities announced an all-day curfew on Fridays to help stem the rise in numbers.

Covid-19 sparks drop in east Africa migration to Gulf

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Covid-19 sparks drop in east Africa migration to Gulf

The number of migrants making the risky crossing through Yemen to the oil-rich Gulf states has dropped by three-quarters.

Canada urged to investigate Saudi asylum seeker's mysterious return

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Canada urged to investigate Saudi asylum seeker's mysterious return

Friends of Ahmed Alharby are worried the former regime critic was forced to return to Saudi Arabia.

Biden to call Saudi king before Khashoggi report release

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Biden to call Saudi king before Khashoggi report release

The US is expected to release a damning report on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi travel bans stir unease as detainees released

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Saudi travel bans stir unease as detainees released

Despite being freed from prison, former detainees like Loujain Al-Hathloul, still have strict travel bans imposed on them, restricting her ...

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Israel says giving 'unused' vaccines to Palestinians

Israel said Tuesday it was sending a "limited quantity" of unused coronavirus vaccines to Palestinians and other countries.

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Victims sue Saudi for attack at Florida military base

Victims and their families claim that Riyadh knew Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a Saudi air officer, had been radicalised but failed to act.

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Saudi Arabia says 'men only' job ads are illegal

The Saudi government has enacted a series of social and economic reforms under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Ex-Saudi oil minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani dies at 90

Known for his Western-style business suits and soft-spoken, measured tones, Ahmed Zaki Yamani helped Saudi Arabia command a dominating presence ...

Saudi Arabia opens military recruitment to women

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Saudi Arabia opens military recruitment to women

The move comes as rights groups continue to urge Riyadh to release all imprisoned women's rights activists.

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Iranian official urges US to fulfil nuclear deal commitments

Fada Hossein al-Maliki reveals that Qatari and European contacts are working to restore the nuclear deal between Tehran and Washington

Pentagon chief urges immediate reduction in Taliban violence

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Pentagon chief urges immediate reduction in Taliban violence

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said Afghanistan's peace process depends on the Taliban reducing attacks.

US reaffirms Saudi 'defence partnership' after Houthi attacks

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US reaffirms Saudi 'defence partnership' after Houthi attacks

Washington reaffirmed its "strategic defence partnership" with Riyadh after increased attacks by Yemeni rebels but the move came in a call from ...

Egypt says Russian flights to Sinai resorts to resume

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Egypt says Russian flights to Sinai resorts to resume

Russia will resume flights to Egypt's Sinai resorts after the lifting of a ban imposed following a 2015 attack on a Russian jet.

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