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Comment: A verdict commuting the sentences of those involved in Khashoggi's murder exposes Saudi Arabia's disinterest in justice and must push the world to uphold accountability, argues Courtney Freer.

While many have lauded Zahra Hankir for her boycott, her post sparked substantial backlash.

Donald Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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Donald Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Donald Trump has once more been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the US brokered normalisation deal between Israel and the UAE.

Under anti-corruption guise, Saudi crown prince targets royal rivals

Courtney Freer

Under anti-corruption guise, Saudi crown prince targets royal rivals

Comment: The arrest of two Saudi princes reflects Mohammed bin Salman's power to increase central control over the defence sector, despite ...

HRW raises alarm over safety of ex-Saudi Crown Prince

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HRW raises alarm over safety of ex-Saudi Crown Prince

Human Rights Watch has said that there are growing fears over the safety of former Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who was arrested last ...

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Loujain Alhathloul's health 'extremely deteriorating' amid hunger strike

Loujain Alhathloul has reportedly launched a hunger strike in Saudi prison over months of an unfair family contact ban, her sister confirmed.

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Saudi authorities have cut detainees' contact with families

Saudi authorities are believed to have cut contact between the kingdom's prominent dissidents and their families.

Alainna Liloia

Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

Comment: Loujain al-Hathloul's imprisonment and torture is an international problem, and it requires an international ...

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Court rules that Saudi woman living alone 'not punishable'

Saudi Arabia still has strict laws restricting women's freedoms.

Former UK finance minister becomes Saudi government adviser

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Former UK finance minister becomes Saudi government adviser

Phillip Hammond held one of the most important UK ministerial positions.

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Outrage after Vogue Arabia films raunchy photoshoot in Medina

A controversial photoshoot of top international supermodels took place inside the historical site of Al-Ula in the province of Saudi's ...

UK Foreign Office urged to secure Gulf activists' safety

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UK Foreign Office urged to secure Gulf activists' safety

A group of UK lawmakers urged the UK Foreign Office to intervene in the cases of three Gulf activists who are at risk of contracting Covid-19 in ...

Ex-official's children were 'first victims' of MbS, brother claims

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Ex-official's children were 'first victims' of MbS, brother claims

A interview with Khalid Aljabri reveals striking new details about the plight of his brother and sister Sarah and Omar Aljabri - who disappeared ...

Two years on, Saudi women's rights activists await trials

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Two years on, Saudi women's rights activists await trials

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 ...

Saudi accused of stifling women's rights in G20 talks

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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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.

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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'.

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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 ...

Exclusive: <em>Loujain</em> <em>al</em>-Hathloul's sister speaks out after trial postponed

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.

Remembering the Middle East victims of gender-based violence

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 ...

Dakar Rally opens dark new chapter in Saudi sportswashing

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, ...

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