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Comment: In addition to being a security risk, making such generous and unconditional investments in Israel bolsters a delusion of normalcy and furthers the occupation, writes Muhammad Shehada.

Saudi Arabia said that a Houthi drone attack started a fire at a university in the southwestern city of Jizan, as the US warned its citizens against Saudi travel.

Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Sabena Siddiqui

Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Analysis: Amid new geopolitical shifts and realignments in the region, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan appear to be pursuing a reset in relations.

Luxury oasis draws elite Saudis 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 coronavirus ...

Saudi says Yemen rebel drone intercepted after Abha hit

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Saudi says Yemen rebel drone intercepted after Abha hit

Several drones attacked Abha's international airport in the kingdom's southwest on Wednesday prompting Washington to call for an end to Houthi ...

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US urges Yemen's Houthis to end 'aggressive acts'

The United States urged Yemen's Houthi rebels to halt all forms of aggression, just hours after a drone attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport.

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Houthis claim responsibility for attack on Saudi airport

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for an attack on Abha International Airport which caused a civilian plane to catch fire.

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Saudi says intercepted armed drone launched by Yemen rebels

"It was launched systematically and deliberately by the terrorist Huthi militia to target civilians and civilian objects in the south of the ...

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Ronaldo rejects offer to become face of Saudi tourism

In another attempt to use elite sports to promote its image globally, Saudi Arabia offered footballing start Cristiano Ronaldo £5.3 million to ...

Oman sultan names heir among major constitutional changes

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Oman sultan names heir among major constitutional changes

Oman Sultan Haithem has named his son as her heir, among a long list of changes to the constitution.

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Abraham Accords are 'opportunity' for Palestinians: Israel

"I call on the Palestinians to change their minds and enter direct negotiation with us without preconditions," Israel's foreign minister said.

Saudi prince strongly criticises Israel at Bahrain summit

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Saudi prince strongly criticises Israel at Bahrain summit

He described Israel as a "Western colonising" power and accused the Jewish state of incarcerating Palestinians in "concentration camps".

US warns of strikes on Riyadh amid Houthi attacks

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US warns of strikes on Riyadh amid Houthi attacks

The US embassy in Riyadh warned American citizens to 'stay alert' after a string of Houthi attacks.

Saudi Arabia arrests 45 in fresh 'anti-corruption' campaign

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Saudi Arabia arrests 45 in fresh 'anti-corruption' campaign

Dozens of people, including public servants, are the latest to be arrested as part of Saudi Arabia's wide-reaching anti-corruption drive.

Bisexual academic claims Oxford fired him 'to appease Saudis'

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Bisexual academic claims Oxford fired him 'to appease Saudis'

Dr. Kevin Fogg alleges the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies dismissed him due to his sexuality.

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Oman reinstates ambassador to Syria after years-long hiatus

A Omani ambassador will now represent the Gulf state in Damascus, authorities confirmed, after an eight-year hiatus.

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Houthi court sentences Trump, Mohammed bin Salman to death

A Houthi-run court called for the execution of US President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman over a deadly 2019 airstrike.

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Ex-Saudi intelligence chief criticises Trump's treatment of Palestinians

Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Saudi Arabia's former intelligence chief, has criticised President Donald Trump for his ...

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Saudi-led coalition intercepts 'explosive-laden drones' launched by Houthi rebels

Saudi coalition forces claimed to have intercepted two Houthi drones in the space of a few hours, the second of which was destroyed over the ...

Yemen's Houthis claim second 'drone attack' on Saudi airport

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Yemen's Houthis claim second 'drone attack' on Saudi airport

A Houthi strike targeted Saudi's Abha International Airport with drones for the second time, the latest in increasing cross-border assaults by ...

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Yemen's Houthis claim 'massive drone attack' on Saudi airport

The Houthis claimed a 'massive attack' on Saudi Arabia's Abha International Airport, although the kingdom has yet to confirm the reports.

Under anti-corruption guise, Saudi crown prince targets royal rivals

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Under anti-corruption guise, Saudi crown prince targets royal rivals

Comment: The arrest of two Saudi princes reflects Mohammed bin Salman's power to increase central control over the defence sector, despite ...

Saudi Arabia downs 'explosive' Houthi drone

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Saudi Arabia downs 'explosive' Houthi drone

An alleged 'explosive' Houthi drone headed towards the Saudi kingdom was downed by the coalition battling the rebels in Yemen, authorities said.

Saudi sacks military commander over alleged corruption

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Saudi sacks military commander over alleged corruption

A top Saudi military commander and his son were sacked on Monday over graft allegations, state media said, in the government's latest purge.

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