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A lawsuit filed by a former Saudi intelligence official says that in 2015, MbS was in communications with Putin, 'encouraging Russian intervention in Syria', despite Saudi support for the rebels

The New Arab Meets: Iyad el-Baghdadi, who rose to prominence during the Arab Spring as a vocal critic of anti-democratic regimes.

Saudi crown prince 'sent hit squad to Canada'

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Saudi crown prince 'sent hit squad to Canada'

A team of hitmen was allegedly sent to Canada by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman shortly after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

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 solution, writes Alainna ...

Saudi king leaves hospital after gall bladder operation

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Saudi king leaves hospital after gall bladder operation

The octogenarian leader has ended a 10-day stint in hospital for gall bladder surgery, authorities said in a rare announcement about the king's ...

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Comment: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen takes a deep dive into whta's driving bin Zayed's aggressive foreign policy agenda, the risks involved, and the future of UAE's alignment with Saudi Arabia.

Courtney Freer

A calculating, paranoid MbS waits in the wings

Comment: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has done everything to ensure a smooth ascension to the throne. It's not a question of if, but when, ...

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The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

Iraq has found itself caught in a delicate balancing act between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi journalist dies after prison release over unnamed 'disease'

Saleh Al-Shehi, who was detained for his criticism of the Saudi state, was released from prison in May but died shortly after.

Saudi cleric ridiculed after tweeting 'erotic' poem after prayers

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Saudi cleric ridiculed after tweeting 'erotic' poem after prayers

Adil Al-Kalbani, former imam Mecca's Great Mosque, tweeted an 'erotic' poem about a woman biting her lip and eating berries.

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Fugitive Saudi official 'embezzled $11 billion in state funds'

Saudi Arabia has arrested the children and brother of Saad al-Jabri in an attempt to force his return.

Senators press Trump over detention of Saudi ex-spy's children

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Senators press Trump over detention of Saudi ex-spy's children

Two adult children and a brother of former top Saudi intelligence official Saad Aljabri were detained in Riyadh in March.

Lebanese journalist hits back at misogynistic 'Saudi-linked' smear campaign

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Lebanese journalist hits back at misogynistic 'Saudi-linked' smear campaign

Ghada Oueiss has said she was targeted for presenting reports critical of powerful Arab royals.

<em>MbS</em> aide threatened Khashoggi's son months before murder

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MbS aide threatened Khashoggi's son months before murder

Mohammed bin Salman's top aide threatened Jamal Khashoggi's son with unemployment six months before the assasination.

Saudi Arabia's <em>MbS</em> demands $15 billion from jailed prince

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia's MbS demands $15 billion from jailed prince

Saudi prince Mohammed bin Nayef, jailed earlier this year, is facing major corruption charges.

The New Arab Staff

Turkey trial of Khashoggi murder suspects postponed to November

The trial of 20 Saudi suspects that began in absentia on Friday was postponed to November, in hopes that the suspects would be made to attend the hearings.

The New Arab Staff

UK parliament questions Saudi Arabia's Newcastle United takeover bid

A decision on Saudi Arabia's bid to buy English football club Newcastle United could be decided soon.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Premier League still mulling Saudi-led bid for Newcastle

The Premier League has not yet approved Saudi Arabia's takeover of Newcastle football team.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The UAE is gradually eclipsing Saudi Arabia in Yemen

Comment: The STC's takeover of Socotra indicates that the United Arab Emirates has marginalised Saudi Arabia into a weaker position, at least ...

Trump mulls ending congressional review of foreign arms sales

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Trump mulls ending congressional review of foreign arms sales

Donald Trump may put an end to a decades-long practise of reviewing arms sales to foreign governments over humanitarian concerns.

Gaia Caramazza

Saudi spends $1.7 million on NEOM megacity PR plan

Saudi Arabia has invested heavily in the NEOM project.

Family of slain Saudi activist slam NEOM 'compensation plan'

Gasia Ohanes

Family of slain Saudi activist slam NEOM 'compensation plan'

Saudi Arabia has been accused of offering NEOM compensation money 'under threats' to members of the Huwaiti tribe who were evicted to make way ...

Saudi dissident in exile is a 'target', Canada warns

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Saudi dissident in exile is a 'target', Canada warns

Omar Abdulaziz, who is in exile in Canada, has been warned that he may be a target of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi pro-Israel journalist stripped of nationality appeals to <em>MbS</em>

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Saudi pro-Israel journalist stripped of nationality appeals to MbS

Pro-Israel journalist Hamid Al-Ghabin said his Saudi citizenship was withdrawn and appealed to Mohammed bin Salman for amnesty.

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