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A $2 million US lobbying effort and petitions from European lawmakers are piling pressure on Saudi Arabia to release a philanthropist prince jailed for two years without charge.

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 unknown, says HRW.

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 ...

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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 prominent princess went public.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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

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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.

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 ...

UK police to review disappearance of Dubai ruler's daughter

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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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Saudi woman arrested for 'harassing men' on Jeddah Corniche

The woman was filmed by a friend sat in a car, calling out at strange men from the window of the moving vehicle.

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British Prince Andrew made 'racist jokes' about Arabs, camels

A former UK minister has claimed that the UK's scandal-stricken Prince Andrew made 'racist' comments about Arabs during a state banquet for the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

<em>Saudi</em> women have more rights than Westerners, says <em>princess</em>

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Saudi women have more rights than Westerners, says princess

Gender pay gap? Saudi women can't relate, says Princess Lamia al-Saud.

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MbS' sister given 10-month suspended sentence over kidnap, violence

Princess Hassa bint Salman has been slapped with a 10-month suspended sentence over the kidnapping and beating of a workman in France.

MbS sister faces verdict in case of beaten workman

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MbS sister faces verdict in case of beaten workman

A verdict is expected to be delivered on Thursday in the case of a Saudi princess accused of ordering a brutal beating of a ...

UAE ignores Kashmir's plight to preserve India 'special relationship'

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UAE ignores Kashmir's plight to preserve India 'special relationship'

Just as India has ignored the UAE's persecution of dissidents, the UAE may decide to overlook Indian actions in Kashmir for the sake of ...

MbS' sister on trial in France over 'beaten workman'

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MbS' sister on trial in France over 'beaten workman'

In an account given to the Le Point news magazine in France, the workman reported that the princess shouted 'Kill him, the dog, he ...

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