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Saudi spam bots are trying waging a fake news offensive against Qatar.

A $2 million US lobbying effort and petitions from European lawmakers are piling pressure on Saudi Arabia to release a philanthropist prince jailed for two years without charge.

Why Canada must cancel its Saudi weapons deal

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Why Canada must cancel its Saudi weapons deal

Comment: It's time Justin Trudeau met Saudi Arabia's abysmal human rights record with real action, and cancelled Canada's weapons sales, writes Jillian Kestler D'amours.

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran MPs demand Saudi 'reparations'

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran MPs demand Saudi 'reparations'

Lawmakers close to Iran are trying to pass legislation that would force Riyadh to pay reparations to Iraqi victims of terrorism perpetrated by ...

Stalled Newcastle bid exposes limits of Saudi money

Courtney Freer

Stalled Newcastle bid exposes limits of Saudi money

Comment: The WTO's objection to Mohammed bin Salman's Newcastle United deal won't fix Saudi Arabia's human rights record, but ...

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Trump planning new arms sale to Saudi Arabia

According to Democrat Bob Menendez, the Trump administration is currently trying to sell "thousands more precision-guided bombs" to Saudi Arabia.

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Trump under pressure to release report on Khashoggi killers

US lawmakers say the public must know which Saudi officials were named in a report the Trump administration refused to release to the public ...

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WTO investigation 'finds Saudi responsible' for pirate TV channel

Newcastle's £300m takeover is in serious doubt after the World Trade Organisation ruled that Saudi Arabia is behind pirate TV station beoutQ.

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HRW demands Saudi Arabia release family of exiled official

Human Rights Watch has demanded the immediate release of two adult children and the brother of former royal advisor Saad al-Jabri, who fled to ...

Iraq seeks Gulf funds to stave off fiscal collapse

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Iraq seeks Gulf funds to stave off fiscal collapse

Ali Allawi met with his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh on Friday, seeking emergency funds from the GCC to stave off an impending financial crisis ...

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Saudi Arabia targeting family of intelligence officer

A former Saudi intelligence officer living in Canada is reportedly being forced to return to the kingdom, as authorities arrest members of his ...

Khashoggi sons' forgiveness a 'parody of justice': UN expert

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Khashoggi sons' forgiveness a 'parody of justice': UN expert

After Jamal Khashoggi's sons announced they "forgave" their father's killers, UN expert Agnes Callamard has found the announcement "shocking", ...

Sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi 'forgive' killers

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Sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi 'forgive' killers

The sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi announced that they "forgive" their father's convicted killers, potentially sparing them ...

Saudi Ramadan TV drama criticised for pro-Israel content

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Saudi Ramadan TV drama criticised for pro-Israel content

Another Ramadan TV drama from Saudi Arabia has invited scrutiny

Billionaire Saudi banking tycoon dead at 79, family says

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Billionaire Saudi banking tycoon dead at 79, family says

Saleh Abdullah Kamel, founder of the banking and real estate conglomerate Dallah Albaraka Group, died in a hospital at age 79.

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Saudi Arabia enters whole new world with Disney shares

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) disclosed some $10 billion worth of investments into US corporations on Friday, Reuters reported.

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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 ...

Courtney Freer

What will be left of Saudi Vision 2030, post-coronavirus?

Comment: As coronavirus and oil revenues force the Saudi government to make cuts that will impact its citizens, the fate of its grandiose Vision ...

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Roma opens 'discreet' takeover talks with Saudi crown prince

AS Roma's owners are reportedly keen to show MbS that the club up for sale, however have insisted they are not sabotaging the ongoing Newcastle ...

Hamas chief confirms prisoner swap negotiations with Israel

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Hamas chief confirms prisoner swap negotiations with Israel

Ismail Haniyeh has confirmed talks with Israel for a prisoner swap via Egypt and has urged Saudi Arabia to release Palestinian detainees in the ...

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Jailed Saudi princess 'incommunicado' since pleading for release

A statement from the princess's official Twitter account says she has not been heard from since April 17.

Confusion after tweet claims detained Saudi prince hospitalised

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Confusion after tweet claims detained Saudi prince hospitalised

Prince Mohammed bin Nayef was accused of treason and detained in March as part of a new purge by Crown Prince ...

Saudi markets reel after tripling of VAT

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Saudi markets reel after tripling of VAT

Monday’s austerity measures are valued at around 100 billion royals ($26.6 billion).

Saudi prince unlawfully detained, denied contact: HRW

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Saudi prince unlawfully detained, denied contact: HRW

Prince Faisal bin Abdullah Al Saud, is detained by Saudi authorities and not permitted any contact while his whereabouts remain ...

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