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Efforts to downgrade the EU's attendance at the upcoming G20 summit in Riyadh over human rights concerns have put a damper on Saudi Arabia's plans to showcase its modernisation drive.

The bill calls for EU Presidents Von der Leyen and Charles Michel to snub the G20 summit in Riyadh in November.

Trump is urged to intervene in US-Saudi national trial

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Trump is urged to intervene in US-Saudi national trial

President Trump has been asked by US representatives to raise al-Haidar's case 'with the highest levels' of the Saudi government.

Iran considers assassinating US ambassador to South Africa: report

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Iran considers assassinating US ambassador to South Africa: report

Two US officials have told a news magazine that Iran is considering assassinating the US ambassador to South Africa in revenge for the killing ...

Ex-wife of Dubai royal live streams father's 'abduction'

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Ex-wife of Dubai royal live streams father's 'abduction'

The father of a woman married to a UAE royal was abducted during a livestream online, the London-based Detained in Dubai organisation reported.

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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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Jordanians show support for UAE critics Prince Ali, cartoonist

Jordanians are tweeting in solidarity with Prince Ali and cartoonist Emad Hajjaj, after both figures faced backlash for daring to criticise the ...

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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.

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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.

Jordanians demand justice for slain domestic violence victim Ahlam

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Jordanians demand justice for slain domestic violence victim Ahlam

'We want a feminist revolution,' demanded women demonstrators en masse, as hashtags #stopkillingwomenjordan and #Ahlam_Was_Betrayed flooded ...

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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.

King Abdullah: Jordan has brought coronavirus "under control"

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King Abdullah: Jordan has brought coronavirus "under control"

Jordan's King Abdullah II said Sunday that his country had successfully brought the novel coronavirus "under control" and that it was time to ...

Jordan's <em>Princess</em> Raiyah bint Al-Hussein marries Roald Dahl's grandson

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Jordan's Princess Raiyah bint Al-Hussein marries Roald Dahl's grandson

The Half-sister of embattled Princess Raiyah bint Al-Hussein marries British journalist Ned Donovan.

Iconic Egyptian actress Ragaa al-Geddawy dies of Covid-19

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Iconic Egyptian actress Ragaa al-Geddawy dies of Covid-19

Ragaa el-Geddawy has died of coronavirus, flooding tributes across the world.

A History of Islam in 21 Women

Tahmina Begum

A History of Islam in 21 Women

Book Club: Hossein Kamaly celebrates the groundbreaking achievements of extraordinary women in the history of Islam.

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Big tobacco accused of 'influencing' Jordanian legislation

Jordanians are the most frequent smokers in the world: More than 8 out of 10 men in Jordan smoke or use nicotine products.

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An essential reading list on Black Muslim history

Book Club: Aisha Yusuff recommends ten books to understand the legacy and contribution of Black Muslims to Islamic history.

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Another UAE princess attempted to escape royal family: report

A princess from the UAE's extended royal family is the latest to attempt to flee the kingdom, according to a 60 Minutes Australia ...

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Pressure grows on MBS to release jailed Saudi prince

A $2 million US lobbying effort and petitions from European lawmakers are piling pressure on Saudi Arabia to release a philanthropist prince ...

Jailed Saudi <em>princess</em> 'incommunicado' since pleading for release

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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.

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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 unknown, says ...

US-Saudi flights to resume despite Trump's travel ban

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US-Saudi flights to resume despite Trump's travel ban

Daily flights from the US to Saudi Arabia will resume this week as the kingdom continues evacuating its citizens.

Investigation reveals widespread torture in Saudi women's prisons

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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 ...

Jailed <em>Princess</em> Basmah fears coronavirus risk in Saudi prison

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Jailed Princess Basmah fears coronavirus risk in Saudi prison

A year after landing in jail without charge, her mercy plea unanswered by Saudi rulers and in fear of a coronavirus outbreak behind bars, a ...

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