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A Houthi-run court called for the execution of US President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman over a deadly 2019 airstrike.

The relatives of Saad al-Jabri, who is said to hold key state secrets, were detained in Saudi Arabia, reports said.

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Barak Barfi

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to eradicate it.

Palestinians are next on Saudi Arabia's hit list

Muhammad Shehada

Palestinians are next on Saudi Arabia's hit list

Comment: Despite its domestic woes, Saudi Arabia has not let up on its media campaign to manufacture pro-normalisation and anti-Palestinian ...

Could MbS' power grab unravel Al Saud rule?

Emile Nakhleh

Could MbS' power grab unravel Al Saud rule?

Comment: The Saudi crown prince's rise to power has in effect destabilised his country, and by extension Al Saud control, writes Emile Nakhleh.

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Coronavirus pandemic fails to deter aggressive Saudi arrest campaign

Some of those arrested in the latest crackdown were reportedly figures close to the Saudi establishment.

Sabena Siddiqui

Does Riyadh feel threatened by the new Muslim alliance?

The KL Summit hopes to be a leading force in shaping and restoring Islamic civilisation, but why does Saudi Arabia feel threatened by this new ...

The New Arab

Saudi cleric claims music, singing allowed by Prophet Muhammad

Saudi Sheikh Adil Al-Kalbani shared prophetic sayings during a television interview that showed singing was commonplace during the Prophet's ...

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Saudi Aramco listed on Riyadh stock market

Aramco is the world’s most profitable company. It declared a net profit of $111.1 billion in 2018, which is higher than the profits of Apple, ...

New nationalism on the rise​ in Saudi Arabia

Stasa Salacanin

New nationalism on the rise​ in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is experiencing a powerful wave of new nationalism that is transforming domestic politics as well as the country's foreign policy.

Emile Nakhleh

Mohammad Bin Salman’s waning influence

Comment: MbS's star is dimming and his influence is waning as his allies in the UAE seem to abandon him and Washington loses patience with his ...

Amnesty urges Saudi Arabia to release women's rights activists

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Amnesty urges Saudi Arabia to release women's rights activists

Amnesty International has called on Saudi Arabia to follow up on its recent reforms allowing women over the age of 21 to travel without ...

The open secret of Jamal Khashoggi's murder

Sophia Akram

The open secret of Jamal Khashoggi's murder

Comment: How can justice for Jamal Khashoggi be served, when an international climate of impunity prevails? asks Sophia Akram.

UK newspapers could face investigation over Saudi links

The New Arab

UK newspapers could face investigation over Saudi links

A mysterious Saudi investor has bought a stake in the two of the UK's leading newspapers.

Imran Khan faces Twitter backlash after 'disrespecting' Saudi king

The New Arab

Imran Khan faces Twitter backlash after 'disrespecting' Saudi king

In a video uploaded to social media, the Pakistani Prime Minister appeared to address Saudi King Salman's translator before abruptly walking ...

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Riyadh deports two Indonesian women facing execution for 'witchcraft'

Indonesian maids Sumartini and Warnah arrived in Jakarta after serving more than 10 years in a Saudi prison, Lalu Muhammad Iqbal, a senior official at the ministry said.

Zahra Hankir

Queens of the Kingdom: Women of Saudi Arabia Speak

Book Club: Queens of the Kingdom will leave you with a strong sense of the deep existential crisis Saudi Arabia is facing and how its women are ...

The New Arab

Concerns over 'propaganda' as Saudis invest in Evening Standard

Saudi investment in the daily tabloid newspaper, of which 860,000 copies are distributed across London and beyond every day, has raised eyebrows.

Emile Nakhleh

Qatar repels Saudi-led blockade

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has failed to coerce Qatar to change course to suit Saudi Arabia's regional hegemonic aims, ...

MBS and Kushner's murderous cover-ups for inflated arms deals

Robert Springborg

MBS and Kushner's murderous cover-ups for inflated arms deals

Comment: Inflating the Saudi-US arms deal and US complicity in the Khashoggi cover-up is the equivalent of two kings swapping favours, writes ...

Muhammad Shehada

Recycling Israeli propaganda tactics to defend Saudi Arabia

Comment: As principal allies of the West, Israel and Saudi Arabia should be held to the highest moral standards, writes Muhammad ...

Bahrain's unending Shia repression

Emile Nakhleh

Bahrain's unending Shia repression

Comment: The sentencing of Shia leader Sheikh Ali Salman is another worrying step in the Saudi-backed crackdown on opposition voices in ...

Economist editor latest withdrawal from Riyadh business summit

The New Arab

Economist editor latest withdrawal from Riyadh business summit

Zanny Minton Beddoes is the latest high-profile figure to pull out from Riyadh's Future Investment Initiative.

The West's love affair with Saudi Arabia must end

Sophia Akram

The West's love affair with Saudi Arabia must end

Comment: The West must stop turning a blind eye to Saudi Arabia's human rights abuses and take a more harsh approach towards the kingdom, writes ...

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