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The US accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of approving Jamal Khashoggi's murder, but stopped short of imposing sanctions on the kingdom's heir apparent.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman "approved" the gruesome murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a declassified US intelligence report said.

Saudi crown prince has surgery for appendicitis

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Saudi crown prince has surgery for appendicitis

SPA tweeted footage of the prince walking out of the hospital with an entourage and getting into the front passenger seat of a car.

Emirati businessman praises UAE human rights

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Emirati businessman praises UAE human rights

An Emirati businessman has said that the human rights situation is better in the UAE than in the West.

Saudi travel bans stir unease as detainees released

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Saudi travel bans stir unease as detainees released

Despite being freed from prison, former detainees like Loujain Al-Hathloul, still have strict travel bans imposed on them, restricting her ...

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Dubai royal family says 'abducted' princess 'being cared for'

The royal family of Dubai have released a statement claiming that Princess Latifa, widely believed to be imprisoned against her will, is being cared for.

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UN to seek information on missing Dubai princess

Following recently released footage, the UN is to question the UAE about the fate of Princess Latifa.

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Dubai princess says fears for life as held 'hostage'

The Princess of Dubai has released a video revealing her alleged forced captivity at the hands of her father, the king.

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New Zealand-Australia row erupts over 'terrorist' dual national

New Zealand's Prime Minister said Australia had "abdicated its responsibilities" by leaving Wellington to deal with a dual-national arrested in ...

Olympic powerbroker to go on trial in Geneva

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Olympic powerbroker to go on trial in Geneva

Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah will go on trial for forgery, allegations he claims are motivated by political factions within Kuwait.

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Saudi woman activist's family credits Biden for release

Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul's family said the election of US President Joe Biden helped secure her release.

After broad crackdown, Saudi moves to free some dissenters

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After broad crackdown, Saudi moves to free some dissenters

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

Riyadh releases two Saudi-US political prisoners: campaigners

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Riyadh releases two Saudi-US political prisoners: campaigners

Saudi Arabia released two Saudi-Americans after nearly two years of detention, according to campaigners said.

UK pays tribute after death of hero 'Captain Tom'

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UK pays tribute after death of hero 'Captain Tom'

Captain Tom was a symbol of hope for people across the world suffering in a global pandemic [Getty]

Kuwait emir re-appoints Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah as premier

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Kuwait emir re-appoints Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah as premier

Kuwait's cabinet and parliament are in a stand-off, leading to the resignation of the government.

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Oman heir joins youthful Gulf royals

Oman's Dhi Yazan bin Haitham was announced as the heir apparent, following Sultan Qaboos' death at the age of 79.

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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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Oman gets its first crown prince under new laws

Oman's sultan announced on Monday a constitutional shakeup that includes the appointment of a crown prince for the first time and new rules on ...

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Questions haunt Iran's downing of Ukrainian plane

For the families of those who lost loved ones on Flight PS752, a lack of transparency and accountability is making the grieving process even ...

Saudi activist's suspended sentence paves way for early release

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Saudi activist's suspended sentence paves way for early release

A partially suspended sentence will allow Loujain al-Hathloul's release within months, relatives said.

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Rights groups condemn ‘cruel’ sentencing of Saudi activist al-Hathloul

Human rights groups have condemned the sentencing of Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to five years in prison as “cruel” and ...

Loujain al-Hathloul: 'Fierce' Saudi women's rights campaigner

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Loujain al-Hathloul: 'Fierce' Saudi women's rights campaigner

Activists see Loujain al-Hathloul as an "incredible fierce and resolute" champion of women's rights who represented the kingdom's modern ...

Kuwaitis lambast appointment of all-male parliamentary committee for women

Kamal Afzali

Kuwaitis lambast appointment of all-male parliamentary committee for women

News of the appointment of three Islamists to a committee for women's rights was roundly criticised by Kuwaiti social media users, including ...

Israel and the UAE capitalise as Trump era ends

Nour Odeh

Israel and the UAE capitalise as Trump era ends

Analysis: Fearing a reversal of policies under the Biden administration, Israel and the UAE are exploiting the last days of Trump's presidency ...

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