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Two adult children and a brother of former top Saudi intelligence official Saad Aljabri were detained in Riyadh in March.

Analysis: China and Iran's bilateral relationship is gaining strategic significance.

Saudi Arabia selects royal court head as WTO candidate

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Saudi Arabia selects royal court head as WTO candidate

Countries are putting forward their candidates for WTO head.

British MPs 'outraged' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

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British MPs 'outraged' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

This week we focus on a 'disappointing' decision by the UK to resume Saudi arms sales, warnings over famine in Yemen and more.

Democrats question Trump’s 'sweeteners' in Saudi arms sales

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Democrats question Trump’s 'sweeteners' in Saudi arms sales

There is growing opposition to US arms deals with Saudi Arabia.

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UK to resume Saudi arms sales despite humanitarian outcry

The UK will resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia after determining the Saudi-led coalition's breaches of international humanitarian law in Yemen to be "isolated incidents".

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Saudi Arabia pushes plans to transform Riyadh into metropolis

Saudi Arabia is hoping to turn its capital into one of the Arab world's biggest metropolises.

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Saudi Arabia unveils health guidelines for Hajj amid pandemic

Pilgrims will be mandated to wear face masks during ritual.

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Saudi Arabia's MbS demands $15 billion from jailed prince

Saudi prince Mohammed bin Nayef, jailed earlier this year, is facing major corruption charges.

Turkey trial of Khashoggi murder suspects postponed to November

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Turkey trial of Khashoggi murder suspects postponed to November

The trial of 20 Saudi suspects that began in absentia on Friday was postponed to November, in hopes that the suspects would be made to attend ...

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Saudi-led coalition launches operation against Yemen rebels

The coalition strike effectively ends a unilateral ceasefire it declared in April, announced as part of efforts to combat the coronavirus ...

Coronavirus spreads in US embassy in Saudi Arabia

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Coronavirus spreads in US embassy in Saudi Arabia

A birthday barbecue in the US embassy in Riyadh may have been a source of Covid-19 infection, with dozens of employees taken ill.

How Saudi Arabia seeks to keep Yemen divided

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How Saudi Arabia seeks to keep Yemen divided

In-depth: The separatist takeover of Socotra island is indicative of Saudi Arabia's approval for efforts which undermine Yemen's unity.

Turkey to try Khashoggi murder suspects in absentia

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Turkey to try Khashoggi murder suspects in absentia

Hatice Cengiz, the Turkish fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi, revealed Turkish authorities will try the suspected murderers of the slain Saudi ...

Israel praises Saudi FM for tough stance on Iran

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Israel praises Saudi FM for tough stance on Iran

Israel's foreign ministry retweeted a quote given by Saudi FM Adel Al-Jubeir calling Iran the 'world's number one terror sponsor', concurring ...

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Saudi, US push for extension of Iran arms embargo

US and Saudi officials called for extending a UN arms embargo on Iran, warning of major implications for regional security, accusing Tehran of arming Yemeni rebels.

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The UAE is gradually eclipsing Saudi Arabia in Yemen

Comment: The STC's takeover of Socotra indicates that the United Arab Emirates has marginalised Saudi Arabia into a weaker position, at least ...

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Saudi 'forced' 3 Iranian boats to leave waters

Saudi state media said it forced Iranian ships to retreat from its waters.

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UK Foreign Office urged to secure Gulf activists' safety

A group of UK lawmakers urged the UK Foreign Office to intervene in the cases of three Gulf activists who are at risk of contracting Covid-19 in ...

Divide and survive: Ethiopia balances Gulf, Turkey ties

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

Divide and survive: Ethiopia balances Gulf, Turkey ties

Ethiopia is the most coveted target of the ongoing scramble for the Horn of Africa.

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Saudi spends $1.7 million on NEOM megacity PR plan

Saudi Arabia has invested heavily in the NEOM project.

Saudi postpones reforms forcing husbands to disclose multiple wives

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Saudi postpones reforms forcing husbands to disclose multiple wives

Saudi Arabia's Shura Council ignored a recommendation aimed at ensuring Saudi women are aware if their husband has multiple wives or is already ...

Yemen in Focus: Allies turn rivals on Socotra island

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Yemen in Focus: Allies turn rivals on Socotra island

This week we focus on the capture of Socotra by UAE-backed southern separatists.

Saudi coalition deploys ceasefire observers to Yemen's south

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Saudi coalition deploys ceasefire observers to Yemen's south

Saudi forces arrived on Wednesday in Shaqra and Sheikh Salem, two flashpoints in southern Yemen's Abyan province, to monitor the truce that was ...

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