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Human rights groups have marked the two-year anniversary of the arrest of Saudi Arabia's leading women's rights activists by calling for an 'unconditional drop in legal charges'.

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

Investigation reveals widespread torture in Saudi women's prisons

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Investigation reveals widespread torture in Saudi women's prisons

A documentary by Al Jazeera revealed shocking testimonies from female former detainees about the extent of torture and sexual harassment in Jeddah's Dhahban Central Prison.

Popular Saudi Ramadan series 'defends homosexuality'

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Popular Saudi Ramadan series 'defends homosexuality'

Saudi Twitter users were left outraged this week after a popular Ramadan drama series 'defended homosexuality'.

Amnesty complains to Premier League about MbS Newcastle bid

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Amnesty complains to Premier League about MbS Newcastle bid

The Human rights group has expressed grave concerns over Saudi Arabia's potential purchase of Newcastle, given the country's history.

Alainna Liloia

How an imprisoned Saudi princess personified MbS' greatest fears

Comment: Under Mohammed bin Salman's rule, it is unimportant whether those detained have committed a crime, questioning his vision is enough to see you imprisoned, writes Alainna Liloia.

Anthony Harwood

Exclusive: Loujain al-Hathloul's sister speaks out after trial postponed

The trial of Loujain al-Hathloul has been postponed indefinitely by the coronavirus outbreak. Her sister, speaking ...

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Saudi women’s rights activist due in court on Wednesday

Human rights organisations have decried the 'bogus' charges against Hathloul and 12 other women's rights activists.

Gaia Caramazza

Remembering the Middle East victims of gender-based violence

#IWD2020: From Saudi Arabia to Palestine, women in the Middle East are fighting against gender-based violence and sexual harassment.

Saudi Arabia using secret anti-terror courts to try activists

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Saudi Arabia using secret anti-terror courts to try activists

Saudi Arabia's shadowy terrorism courts are a 'weapon' used to systematically prosecute peaceful regime critics through torture-based ...

Anthony Harwood

Dakar Rally opens dark new chapter in Saudi sportswashing

Comment: An 'open' Saudi Arabia has nothing to do with hosting sporting events, and everything to do with transparency and accountability, ...

British boxing fans flood Riyadh for Joshua-Ruiz rematch

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British boxing fans flood Riyadh for Joshua-Ruiz rematch

Around 5,000 tickets have been sold to British fans so far to attend the controversial rematch in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi claims it released citizens arrested last month

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Saudi claims it released citizens arrested last month

An anonymous Saudi official said 11 citizens detained last month have been released and that although they haven't been indicted, charges could ...

‘Money talks’: Anthony Joshua slammed for Saudi boxing match

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‘Money talks’: Anthony Joshua slammed for Saudi boxing match

British boxing champion Anthony Joshua has been under growing criticism for his decision to fight in Saudi Arabia, with Amnesty saying he could ...

Saudi Arabia launches new crackdown on writers, academics

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Saudi Arabia launches new crackdown on writers, academics

A campaign group has alleged the ultraconservative kingdom has launched a fresh arrest campaign against suspected dissidents.

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Saudi women have more rights than Westerners, says princess

Gender pay gap? Saudi women can't relate, says Princess Lamia al-Saud.

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Saudi cleric jailed for writing letter dies in prison

Fahd Al-Qadi, a conservative cleric close to the persecuted Sahwa movement, has died in prison due to medical neglect. He was ...

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Saudi Arabia says feminism is not 'extremism'

Saudi Arabia released a controversial video last week, condemning feminism and atheism as 'extremism'.

Diana Alghoul

#RememberingJamal: Event marks a year on after tragic murder

Middle East Monitor hosted an event remembering Jamal Khashoggi and honouring his life and legacy on the anniversary of his murder.

Saudi women can now enlist in the army

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Saudi women can now enlist in the army

The decision comes after a string of reforms, such as the historic reversal of the kingdom’s ban on female drivers.

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Saudi women can now enlist in the army

The decision comes after a string of reforms, such as the historic reversal of the kingdom’s ban on female drivers.

Khashoggi's fiancee Hatice Cengiz: Jamal's murder changed my life

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Khashoggi's fiancee Hatice Cengiz: Jamal's murder changed my life

A year ago, Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, dismembered and disposed of in secret by a Saudi hit squad while the real criminals have not yet been ...

Saudi crown prince denies knowledge of activist's torture

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Saudi crown prince denies knowledge of activist's torture

The family of jailed activist Loujain al-Hathloul has accused Saudi Arabia of torturing her in prison.

UN experts urge release of Saudi activist <em>Loujain</em> <em>al</em>-<em>Hathloul</em>

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UN experts urge release of Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul

Loujain al-Hathloul, a prominent activist for Saudi women's right to drive, was swept up in a crackdown on dissenters ...

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