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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 sentencing numerous dissidents.

The kingdom's anti-corruption watchdog said the arrests were made in connection to cases involving bribes and financial irregularities.

How Trump plowed through $1 billion, losing cash advantage

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How Trump plowed through $1 billion, losing cash advantage

US President Donald Trump plowed through $1 billion cash through his election campaign.

WATCH: 'Sleeping' Saudi prince moves hands amid 15-year coma

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WATCH: 'Sleeping' Saudi prince moves hands amid 15-year coma

Prince Al-Waleed bin Khalid Al Saud, who has been in a coma for 15 years, made hopeful movements in his hospital bed this week.

Saudi Arabia arrests 45 in fresh 'anti-corruption' campaign

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Saudi Arabia arrests 45 in fresh 'anti-corruption' campaign

Dozens of people, including public servants, are the latest to be arrested as part of Saudi Arabia's wide-reaching anti-corruption drive.

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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 sector, despite family ties, writes Courtney Freer.

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Saudi Arabia postpones 'Davos in desert' until January

Initially scheduled for October, the Future Investment Initiative (FII), which seeks to showcase the insular kingdom as a dynamic investment ...

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Saudi sacks military commander over alleged corruption

A top Saudi military commander and his son were sacked on Monday over graft allegations, state media said, in the government's latest purge.

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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.

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 of if, but when, ...

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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.

Ex-official's children were 'first victims' of MbS, brother claims

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Ex-official's children were 'first victims' of MbS, brother claims

A interview with Khalid Aljabri reveals striking new details about the plight of his brother and sister Sarah and Omar Aljabri - who disappeared ...

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.

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 unknown, says ...

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Saudi princess makes Ramadan plea for release from prison

Princess Basmah bint Saud al Saud has urged her uncle and her cousin to 'find justice in their hearts' this Ramadan, in her latest plea for release.

Danya Hajjaji

Missing Saudi princess pleads royal family to release her

In her first statement since her 2018 disappearance, Saudi Princess Basmah has asked her uncle King Salman and cousin Crown Prince Mohammed bin ...

Courtney Freer

MbS has a problem his royal purge can't solve

Comment: The crown prince's second royal purge consolidates power within the kingdom, but won't protect him from plunging oil prices and a ...

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G20 financial leaders tackle coronavirus epidemic at Saudi meeting

Financial leaders from the world's top 20 economies are attending a meeting in the Saudi capital on Saturday to discuss the global economy and ...

Pompeo to probe detained doctor case during Riyadh visit

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Pompeo to probe detained doctor case during Riyadh visit

Washington's top diplomat will raise the case of American doctor Walid Fitaihi along with 'a wide range of human rights issues' when he visits ...

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Saudi Aramco IPO sale more than twice oversubscribed

Saudi Aramco's IPO has so far been twice oversubscribed but the current bids pale in comparison to Saudi Arabia's other blockbuster listings

Saudi Aramco to meet investors in UAE

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Saudi Aramco to meet investors in UAE

Saudi Arabia's state oil giant Saudi Aramco has arranged to meet with investors in Abu Dhabi and Dubai to shore up support for its ...

Saudi princess 'under arrest' after attempting escape to Europe

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Saudi princess 'under arrest' after attempting escape to Europe

An outspoken daughter of Saudi Arabia's second king has been put under house arrest after attempting to escape the kingdom, according to a new ...

Saudi officials 'disappointed' by level of interest in Aramco

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Saudi officials 'disappointed' by level of interest in Aramco

The long-delayed IPO of Saudi Aramco is just a day away, however reports suggest that the IPO's issuer is in for disappointment from foreign ...

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