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Riyadh's defence ministry named the three soldiers as Mohammed bin Ahmed, Shaher bin Issa and Hamoud bin Ibrahim without identifying who they were accused of colluding with.

Saudi state-owned companies have sued the country's former intelligence czar in a Canadian court.

Riyadh appeals court slashes sentence of US-Saudi doctor

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Riyadh appeals court slashes sentence of US-Saudi doctor

Walid al-Fitaihi, a prominent US-Saudi doctor and motivational speaker, will no longer serve time in prison. Last month, he was sentenced to six years.

'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 ...

State Department 'considering MbS immunity request' in Al-Jabri lawsuit

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State Department 'considering MbS immunity request' in Al-Jabri lawsuit

Immunity for the crown prince in the alleged assassination plot against Saad Aljabri could provide the legal basis for full protection from the ...

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Saudi crown prince's detention 'breaks international law': British MPs

An investigation conducted by British MPs says Prince Mohammed bin Nayef's detention endangers the security of the West.

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MbS summoned to court on WhatsApp over 'assassination' attempt

Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been summoned to court via the WhatsApp messaging platform over torture charges.

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Lawyers hired to represent MbS in Al-Jabri lawsuit: report

MbS and his aides have been assigned US lawyers in a lawsuit accusing the crown prince of sending a hit squad to Canada to allegedly assassinate ...

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UK MPs launch investigation into missing Saudi royals

Three British MPs are launching an investigation into the whereabouts of missing Saudi princes Mohammed bin Nayef and ...

GCC head arrives in blockaded Qatar following Riyadh visit

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GCC head arrives in blockaded Qatar following Riyadh visit

Nayef Falaj Al-Hajraf, the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC] landed in Doha on Sunday.

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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 ...

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 ...

Saudi authorities arrest another relative of dissident ex-intelligence official

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Saudi authorities arrest another relative of dissident ex-intelligence official

Saad Al-Jabri’s son said in a tweet on Wednesday that his brother-in-law, Salem al-Muzaini, had disappeared this week.

Saudi authorities have cut detainees' contact with families

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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.

Mounting discontent among leading Saudi royals over MbS' rule

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Mounting discontent among leading Saudi royals over MbS' rule

Mohamed bin Salman's cousins are said to regret the crown prince's rise to power.

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Saudi Arabia's detained former crown prince 'denied medical visits'

Lawyers representing Mohammed bin Nayef said the former crown prince was being denied medical care in detention.

Courtney Freer

MbS' Khashoggi-style plot against exiled rival, Saad al-Jabri

Comment: The lawsuit will have implications for the US intelligence apparatus, and under a potential Biden presidency could even shape US policy ...

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Saudi ex-spy chief's lawsuit spotlights secret power plays

A lawsuit filed in the US by a former Saudi spy chief makes a number of disturbing accusations against the secretive kingdom.

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Exiled Saudi spy in Canada faces new death threat

Saad al-Jabri, who is suing the crown prince for allegedly plotting his murder, is under security protection following reports of a fresh ...

MbS encouraged Russia's military intervention in Syria, lawsuit claims

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MbS encouraged Russia's military intervention in Syria, lawsuit claims

A lawsuit filed by a former Saudi intelligence official says that in 2015, MbS was in communications with Putin, 'encouraging Russian ...

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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 ...

A calculating, paranoid MbS waits in the wings

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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 ...

Saudi King Salman rushed to hospital for checks

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Saudi King Salman rushed to hospital for checks

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has been taken to hospital due to an inflamed gall bladder.

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

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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.

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