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More than $720,000 in designer belongings have been stolen from the home of a Saudi princess in Paris.

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.

European Parliament urges EU to boycott <em>Saudi</em> G20 summit

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European Parliament urges EU to boycott Saudi G20 summit

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-<em>Saudi</em> 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.

Loujain Alhathloul's health 'extremely deteriorating' amid hunger strike

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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 ...

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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 UAE-Israel normalisation deal

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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.

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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.

Pressure grows on MBS to release jailed <em>Saudi</em> prince

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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 ...

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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.

<em>Saudi</em> 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 ...

US-<em>Saudi</em> 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 <em>Saudi</em> 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 <em>Saudi</em> 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 ...

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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.

Alainna Liloia

How an imprisoned Saudi princess personified MbS' greatest fears

Comment: Under Mohammed bin Salman's rule, it is unimportant whether those detained have committed a crime, questioning his vision is enough to ...

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 ...

Alainna Liloia

Dubai leader's domestic abuse undermines Emirate's hollow gender reforms

Comment: The UAE ruler's superficial efforts to combat domestic violence are falling woefully short, writes Alainna Liloia.

Coronavirus: Oman's tourism sector takes a hit

Sebastian Castelier

Coronavirus: Oman's tourism sector takes a hit

Amid growing concerns over the impact of an oil crash on Oman’s state budget, tourism professionals fear ship tourism could crumble as ...

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UK police to review disappearance of Dubai ruler's daughter

A UK court ruled this week that Sheikha Shamsa was likely abducted off the streets of Cambridge by her father, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al ...

Dubai ruler threatened wife, orchestrated daughters' abduction, court rules

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Dubai ruler threatened wife, orchestrated daughters' abduction, court rules

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum led a far-reaching campaign of intimidation against his estranged wife and 'ordered and orchestrated' the ...

<em>Saudi</em> appoints <em>princess</em> as UNESCO representative

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Saudi appoints princess as UNESCO representative

In a rare move, Saudi Arabia has appointed a female - Princess Haifa al-Mogrin - as its envoy to UNESCO.

Human rights groups boycott C20 over <em>Saudi</em> Arabia presidency

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Human rights groups boycott C20 over Saudi Arabia presidency

Three important civil society groups are refusing to attend the meetings in Riyadh over criticisms of Saudi Arabia, saying 'there is no ...

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