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Saudi Arabia has begun provisionally releasing some viewed as dissidents as Riyadh comes under US pressure.

Saudi Arabia is moving toward the codifying its legal system.

Death sentences of 3 <em>Saudis</em> commuted to jail time

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Death sentences of 3 Saudis commuted to jail time

Three young Saudis from the minority Shia community had their death sentences commuted to 10 years in prison, officials said, as the kingdom seeks to improve its human rights record.

Biden to end US support for war in Yemen

Annelle Sheline

Biden to end US support for war in Yemen

Comment: Biden must go beyond ending US support, and require the Saudis and Emiratis to fully withdraw from Yemen, writes Annelle ...

Arab leaders voice alarm at UN over Iran tensions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Arab leaders voice alarm at UN over Iran tensions

Arab leaders expressed their concerns in the virtual affair sessions of the General Assembly.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bahrain deal spotlights Saudi's stealth normalisation with Israel

Bahrain's normalisation with Israel put a spotlight on the potential role of Riyadh, which has so far fended off pressure from US President Donald Trump to follow suit.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi-led coalition destroyed 200 Yemen factories: report

A new rebel-held ministry report blamed the Saudi-led coalition for exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where air strikes have ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

Iraq has found itself caught in a delicate balancing act between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Twenty-four organisations urge UN chief to blacklist Saudi coalition

A coalition of 24 NGOs says the Saudi-led coalition is responsible for killing or maiming 222 children in Yemen in 2019, and must be put back on ...

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran MPs demand Saudi 'reparations'

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran MPs demand Saudi 'reparations'

Lawmakers close to Iran are trying to pass legislation that would force Riyadh to pay reparations to Iraqi victims of terrorism perpetrated by ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN urges $2.4 billion for Yemen war, Covid-19 relief

The UN has urged for billions in aid to help Yemen cope with the war and coronavirus.

Saudi Arabia's record-shattering executions are mass murder

Courtney Freer

Saudi Arabia's record-shattering executions are mass murder

Comment: Saudi Arabia's recent execution spree makes the regime deadlier than ever, but don't expect Trump to hear any criticism from Trump, ...

Is Afghanistan on the brink of Middle-East proxy war?

Shan. A. Zain

Is Afghanistan on the brink of Middle-East proxy war?

As the US seeks to remove troops from Afghanistan, will the country become another battleground for regional rivals, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and ...

Could the Hajj be cancelled because of the coronavirus?

The New Arab

Could the Hajj be cancelled because of the coronavirus?

Explainer: Saudi authorities have stopped pilgrims visiting Mecca because of the coronavirus, leading to fears this year’s Hajj might be ...

Arab Gulf countries are winning the battle against coronavirus

Paul McLoughlin

Arab Gulf countries are winning the battle against coronavirus

In-depth: Swift measures have allowed the Gulf states to keep a lid on the coronavirus spreading in their countries, as neighbouring Iran failed ...

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia bars entry to pilgrims over coronavirus fears

Visitors hoping to complete the Umrah pilgrimage or visit the Prophet's mosque in Medina will be temporarily blocked from entering the kingdom.

The New Arab

Kuwait cancels National Day celebrations as coronavirus cases increase

Bahrain has suspended all flights to Dubai and Kuwait has cancelled its National Day celebrations as the number of reported coronavirus cases in ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Saudi forces target tribal fighters

This week we focus on the escalation between Saudi forces and Yemen's tribal fighters, deadly coalition 'revenge' strikes and a prisoner swap.

Dan DePetris

Saudi Arabia hacked Bezos' phone, Trump couldn't care less

Comment: The lack of official US reaction yet again provides Saudi Arabia with a sense that they can do pretty much anything, writes Dan ...

Joshua-Ruiz rematch puts Saudi sportswashing back in the ring

Sam Hamad

Joshua-Ruiz rematch puts Saudi sportswashing back in the ring

Comment: Lured by vast sums of money, the boxing elite has opted to bury its head in the sand when it comes to Saudi Arabia's shameful record, ...

Giorgio Cafiero

Will Aramco attacks draw Saudi Arabia closer to Russia?

Comment: Russia is in a strong position to gain from the Aramco attacks, writes Giorgio Cafiero.

Attacks on Saudi Aramco cause record-breaking oil price jump

The New Arab & agencies

Attacks on Saudi Aramco cause record-breaking oil price jump

Markets saw the biggest percentage value jump in Brent crude since the lead up to the 1991 Gulf War, after attacks on oil processing plants in ...

Deafening silence as Israel strikes multiple Arab states

Sana Uqba

Deafening silence as Israel strikes multiple Arab states

In recent months, Israel has ventured beyond its usual battlefields, conducting multiple airstrikes in neighbouring Syria, Lebanon and even ...

New nationalism on the rise​ in Saudi Arabia

Stasa Salacanin

New nationalism on the rise​ in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is experiencing a powerful wave of new nationalism that is transforming domestic politics as well as the country's foreign policy.

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