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In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the pandemic was raging.

Abdul Rahman Al-Sadhan has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and given a 20 year travel ban for allegedly running an anonymous social media account.

Surveillance fears after Clubhouse app takes Saudi by storm

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Surveillance fears after Clubhouse app takes Saudi by storm

The new invite-only audio app Clubhouse has created a space for Saudi users to discuss topics deemed sensitive, but at the cost of surveillance.

Saudi court denies activist's appeal, upholds her travel ban

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Saudi court denies activist's appeal, upholds her travel ban

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday denied the appeal by Loujain Al-Hathloul, one of the kingdom's most prominent political ...

Surveillance fears after Clubhouse app takes Saudi by storm

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Surveillance fears after Clubhouse app takes Saudi by storm

Clubhouse has given way to unbridled debates about a variety of topics deemed sensitive in Saudi Arabia, but users fear surveillance in the ...

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Saudi activist in court for first time since release

In her first court appearance since her provisional release, Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul appealed restrictions including a five-year travel ban.

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US presses Saudis over Khashoggi killing

The United States on pressed Saudi Arabia to take further measures after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Washington faced growing ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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Biden effect: Saudi hastens trials, placates rivals

Saudi Arabia is attempting to clean up its act as it braces for a policy reset in Washington.

Saudi court sentences woman activist to eight years imprisonment

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Saudi court sentences woman activist to eight years imprisonment

Saudi human rights defender Israa Al-Ghomgham, 32, was sentenced to eight years in prison for documenting protests in the ...

Sisters of freed Saudi activist <em>Hathloul</em> demand 'real' justice

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Sisters of freed Saudi activist Hathloul demand 'real' justice

Although recently released, Loujain Al-Hathloul will remain under strict restrictions, including a five-year travel ...

Saudi woman activist's family credits Biden for release

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Saudi woman activist's family credits Biden for release

Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul's family said the election of US President Joe Biden helped secure her release.

After broad crackdown, Saudi moves to free some dissenters

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After broad crackdown, Saudi moves to free some dissenters

Saudi Arabia has begun provisionally releasing some viewed as dissidents as Riyadh comes under US pressure.

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Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul released from prison

Leading Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has been released from prison after nearly three years behind bars, her family says

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Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul 'to be released from detention'

Saudi women’s rights activist and Nobel-prize nominated campaigner Loujain Al-Hathloul is expected to be released ...

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Saudi will sell more shares of energy giant Aramco

The Saudi Crown Prince has revealed that more Aramco shares are up for grabs after the company went public in 2019.

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Ronaldo rejects offer to become face of Saudi tourism

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

Saudi Arabia releases activist Essam Koshak after four-year detention

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Saudi Arabia releases activist Essam Koshak after four-year detention

Saudi Arabia has released human rights activist Essam Koshak, but he will remain subject to a travel ban for four years.

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Israelis secretly participate in 2021 Dakar Rally

Despite travel restrictions, a team of Israelis have entered Saudi Arabia to compete in the 2021 Dakar Rally.

Israelis 'secretly' participate in 2021 Dakar Rally

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Israelis 'secretly' participate in 2021 Dakar Rally

Despite travel restrictions, a team of Israelis have entered Saudi Arabia to compete in the 2021 Dakar Rally.

'Bargaining tools': Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

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'Bargaining tools': Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

With the Biden administration expected to take a firmer stance on Saudi Arabia's human rights record, the Gulf kingdom is putting on trial and ...

Activists call for Saudi Dakar Rally boycott

The New Arab Staff

Activists call for Saudi Dakar Rally boycott

Competitors in Dakar Rally will pass within a few hundred metres of the prison where women's rights activist Loujain ...

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