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"In sentencing a child to die while ignoring torture allegations, the Saudi court made a mockery of the country’s alleged 'reforms'," said HRW.

Saudi Arabia has invested heavily in the NEOM project.

Family of slain Saudi activist slam NEOM 'compensation plan'

Gasia Ohanes

Family of slain Saudi activist slam NEOM 'compensation plan'

Saudi Arabia has been accused of offering NEOM compensation money 'under threats' to members of the Huwaiti tribe who were evicted to make way for the Crown Prince's investment project.

The human cost of Saudi Arabia's dystopian Neom megacity

James Reinl

The human cost of Saudi Arabia's dystopian Neom megacity

The killing of a tribal activist has shone a spotlight on the Western firms helping to build Saudi Arabia's Neom megacity.

Rare Saudi resistance hits futuristic megacity project

The New Arab & agencies

Rare Saudi resistance hits futuristic megacity project

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's dream project hit a new roadblock when a member of the local Huwaitat tribe was gunned down after he ...

The New Arab

Saudi returns slain tribal activist's body 'after intense pressure'

The move is a rare instance where Saudi authorities have cowered in the face of mounting grassroots pressure.

The New Arab

Outrage as Saudi Arabia confesses to killing tribal activist

Saudi authorities on Wednesday confessed to the killing of a popular tribal activist who had allegedly refused a forced eviction amid ongoing ...

The New Arab

Saudi security 'kill' tribal activist resisting eviction for NEOM

Abdul-Rahim al-Howeiti, of the large Howeitat tribe that inhabits southwest Jordan, Sinai and northwestern Saudi Arabia, was allegedly shot dead ...

The New Arab

Coronavirus pandemic halts work on Saudi futuristic city NEOM

Saudi Arabia had big plans for its flagship megaproject NEOM, but the science fiction-like idea has drifted further from reality amid the ...

Saudi expects Covid-19 cases to spike to 200,000

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi expects Covid-19 cases to spike to 200,000

Saudi Arabia's health minister warned that coronavirus cases in the kingdom may spike to up to 200,000 within weeks.

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Moroccans face jail time if they are caught in public without face masks, Saudi Arabia imposes a 24-hour virus lockdown in five cities, while in ...

Saudi imposes 24-hour virus lockdown in five cities

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi imposes 24-hour virus lockdown in five cities

Saudi Arabia extended the duration of daily curfews in four governorates and five cities, including the capital, to 24 hours to combat ...

Ultra-rare snowfall carpets Baghdad for second time in century

The New Arab

Ultra-rare snowfall carpets Baghdad for second time in century

Baghdad witnessed its second snowfall in 100 years this week, in the latest rare weather incidents to hit the Middle East.

Saudis share videos of rare snowfall over desert kingdom

The New Arab

Saudis share videos of rare snowfall over desert kingdom

Residents of Tabuk shared jaw-dropping videos of Saudi Arabia's deserts covered in snow.

Saudi Arabia to begin issuing tourist visas this month

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia to begin issuing tourist visas this month

Saudi Arabia will reportedly begin issuing tourist visas at the end of September, according to a local media outlet.

Suzan Quitaz

Saudi-Israeli relations: The emergence of a new alliance

Well-documented reports have indicated extensive behind-the-scenes diplomatic and intelligence cooperation between Israel and Saudi Arabia, reports Suzan Quitaz.

The New Arab

MbS wants robot dinosaurs, fake moon for Saudi city

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman hopes to make his futuristic desert city Neom the 'most livable' city in the world. How will he do it?

The New Arab

French anti-war activists celebrate after blocking Saudi arms shipment

French rights group ACAT claim they have blocked a Saudi ship from collecting a weapons shipment from a French port, the second ship to turn ...

The New Arab & agencies

Deadly floods in Saudi Arabia kill at least 12

Saudi authorities on Wednesday said at least 12 people have died and more than 170 have been injured due to heavy rain and flooding.

Saudi prince gifts Pakistan's Imran Khan gold-plated Kalashnikov

The New Arab

Saudi prince gifts Pakistan's Imran Khan gold-plated Kalashnikov

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has been gifted a gold plated Kalashnikov by Saudi prince Fahad bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz.

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi trainer military jet crashes, killing two pilots

The aircraft went down in the northwestern Tabuk region near the Jordan border during a training exercise.

Saudi teenage driver arrested for impersonating a woman

The New Arab

Saudi teenage driver arrested for impersonating a woman

Many believed the motive of the teenager was to defame women drivers in the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia gears up to lift women driving ban

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia gears up to lift women driving ban

This Sunday, Saudi Arabia will lift the world's only ban on women driving, a milestone for women who have had to rely on drivers, male ...

Saudi Arabia to recruit first ever women border guards

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia to recruit first ever women border guards

The recruitment announcement is part of a wave of reforms granting women basic human rights in order to bring the kingdom into the 21st century.

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