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The singer belted out Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" in a duet with his young daughter Virginia at UNESCO World Heritage site Hegra, in the kingdom's Al-Ula governate.

The city of Marib has been facing an assault by Iran-back Houthi rebels and Saudi airstrikes that are trying to push back the advancing forces.

Saudi district gears up for foreign firms

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Saudi district gears up for foreign firms

After a change in the law that says foreign firms must open headquarters in the Saudi capital, the Gulf nation is preparing to take on Dubai.

Saudi Arabia bans the word 'maid' in job adverts

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Saudi Arabia bans the word 'maid' in job adverts

Following limited reforms to its controversial 'kafala' employment system, Saudi Arabia has banned employers from advertising for 'maids' and ...

<em>Saudis</em> can now get insurance cover for 'runaway maids'

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Saudis can now get insurance cover for 'runaway maids'

Saudi Arabia will announce an insurance scheme to compensate people if their domestic workers decide to leave their employers.

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Saudi official denies death threat made to UN investigator

At a meeting with UN officials in Geneva, a senior Saudi official allegedly threatened twice to have Callamard "taken care of" if she was not restrained by the United Nations.

Annelle Sheline

Saudi ceasefire proposal clearly designed to appease the US

Comment: If the Saudis and US are actually dedicated to ending the war, they should put aside ceasefire theatrics and start by lifting ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi ceasefire plan unlikely to pause Yemen war: analysts

Saudi officials are engaging in back-channel talks with Houthi rebels, but observers say a lasting ceasefire is unlikely to materialise.

Paul Iddon

Will Biden really curb arms sales to Saudi Arabia?

Analysis: The US is mulling limiting any future arms deals with Saudi Arabia to 'defensive' weapons. This has been tried before.

<em>Saudis</em>, Egypt on long road in ending GCC rift

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Saudis, Egypt on long road in ending GCC rift

Saudi Arabia and Egypt are more receptive towards Qatar, but the UAE and Bahrain are less willing to forget past differences and normalize ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Surveillance fears after Clubhouse app takes Saudi by storm

The new invite-only audio app Clubhouse has created a space for Saudi users to discuss topics deemed sensitive, but at the cost of surveillance.

Luxury oasis draws elite <em>Saudis</em> locked in by pandemic

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Luxury oasis draws elite Saudis locked in by pandemic

The Riyadh Oasis, a high-end desert retreat, seeks to lure wealthy Saudis barred from their usual travels since the start of the ...

US resumes aid to Yemen's rebel north

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US resumes aid to Yemen's rebel north

The aid concern came as President Joe Biden's envoy to Yemen expressed frustration at the country's Houthi rebels.

US resumes aid to Yemen's north as famine looms

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US resumes aid to Yemen's north as famine looms

The Biden administration as of Friday will "cautiously resume" support to humanitarian groups working in Yemen's Houthi-controlled north, a ...

Surveillance fears after Clubhouse app takes Saudi by storm

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Surveillance fears after Clubhouse app takes Saudi by storm

Clubhouse has given way to unbridled debates about a variety of topics deemed sensitive in Saudi Arabia, but users fear surveillance in the ...

Sabena Siddiqui

What lies in store for US-Saudi ties?

Analysis: Biden has softened his tough campaign rhetoric since entering office as the US negotiates its future relationship with Saudi Arabia.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fighting in Yemen's Marib kills 90 in 24 hours:sources

The Houthi rebels launched an offensive last month to seize Marib, the last stronghold in northern Yemen of pro-government forces who are backed ...

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Yemen's Houthi rebels claim missile hits Saudi oil facility

A Houthi military spokesman tweeted an image that matched Aramco's North Jeddah Bulk Plant, saying the rebels had fired a new Quds-2 cruise ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi envoy disputes crown prince role in Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia’s U.N. ambassador disputed the U.S. intelligence report which concluded that the Saudi crown prince approved an operation to kill ...

UN investigator slams US inaction against MbS

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UN investigator slams US inaction against MbS

Washington's decision not to sanction the crown prince was an "extremely dangerous move", the UN's special rapporteur on summary executions said.

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Houthi munition wounds five civilians in Saudi Arabia

A munition fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels wounded five civilians in a border village in southern Saudi Arabia, state media reported Tuesday, the ...

US presses <em>Saudis</em> over Khashoggi killing

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US presses Saudis over Khashoggi killing

The United States on pressed Saudi Arabia to take further measures after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Washington faced growing ...

UN warns of 'death sentence' for Yemen

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UN warns of 'death sentence' for Yemen

The United Nations chief warned of a "death sentence" for war-torn Yemen as a donor conference yielded less than half the funds needed to ...

US still open to Iran nuclear talks despite rejection

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US still open to Iran nuclear talks despite rejection

Iran rejected an European Union invitation to a meeting with the US and other participants to rekindle the nuclear deal, but the US says it's ...

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