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An Arabic fact-checking site has refuted misleading claims by US network Fox News that Qatar is allegedly financing Iran-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

Saudi Arabia is concerned about the level of hyper-nationalism present online - and the use of royal family images.

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Barak Barfi

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to eradicate it.

Malaysia's ex-PM guilty in 1st trial for 1MDB looting

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Malaysia's ex-PM guilty in 1st trial for 1MDB looting

Prosecutors said the case had "tarnished the country's image as a kleptocracy" and sought a deterrent sentence to remind those in public office ...

<em>Saudi</em> TV reports King Salman's surgery successful

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Saudi TV reports King Salman's surgery successful

The Saudi leader was admitted to hospital earlier this week for gall bladder problems.

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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.

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Fugitive Saudi official 'embezzled $11 billion in state funds'

Saudi Arabia has arrested the children and brother of Saad al-Jabri in an attempt to force his return.

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Malaysia freezes $340 million in 1MDB scandal-linked PetroSaudi funds

The Malaysian court granted a temporary freeze whilst it considers a hearing on the matter, set for the end of August.

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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.

<em>Saudi</em> to hold 'very limited' hajj over coronavirus fears

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Saudi to hold 'very limited' hajj over coronavirus fears

Saudi Arabia announced it would hold a "very limited" hajj this year, with pilgrims already in the kingdom allowed to perform the ...

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Saudi dissident in exile is a 'target', Canada warns

Omar Abdulaziz, who is in exile in Canada, has been warned that he may be a target of Saudi Arabia.

Disappearance of suspected <em>Saudi</em> spy mastermind Al-Asaker arouses suspicion

Florence Dixon

Disappearance of suspected Saudi spy mastermind Al-Asaker arouses suspicion

Saudi dissidents are speculating about the fate of MbS aide Badr al-Asaker, who fell from grace last year following reports he ...

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 ...

<em>Saudi</em> bots spam 'fake news' tweets against Qatar

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Saudi bots spam 'fake news' tweets against Qatar

Saudi spam bots are trying waging a fake news offensive against Qatar.

Israel, Saudis 'hold talks' on Turkish influence in Jerusalem

The New Arab

Israel, Saudis 'hold talks' on Turkish influence in Jerusalem

Saudi Arabia, Israel and Jordan are working together in a bid to repel Turkey's growing influence in Jerusalem, an Israeli newspaper ...

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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 for two years without charge.

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In pictures: Muslims celebrate Eid amid lockdowns, coronavirus fears

Traditional celebrations marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan have been dampened by the coronavirus pandemic, forcing many to ...

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Saudi Arabia targeting family of intelligence officer

A former Saudi intelligence officer living in Canada is reportedly being forced to return to the kingdom, as authorities arrest members ...

The New Arab & agencies

Sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi 'forgive' killers

The sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi announced that they "forgive" their father's convicted killers, potentially ...

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

The New Arab & agencies

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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Confusion after tweet claims detained Saudi prince hospitalised

Prince Mohammed bin Nayef was accused of treason and detained in March as part of a new purge by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

<em>Saudi</em> prince unlawfully detained, denied contact: HRW

The New Arab

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 ...

<em>Saudi</em> accused of stifling women's rights in G20 talks

James Reinl

Saudi accused of stifling women's rights in G20 talks

Saudi organisers are accused of stifling debate about women's rights and turning the G20 event into a public relations sham.

Jailed Princess 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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