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Saudi Arabia's royal tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal announced on Tuesday he had bought a 2.3% stake of tech company Snap, who owns picture messaging service Snapchat, for $250m

Saudi Arabia has granted a visa to an Iranian diplomat to work in a consular office in Jeddah, state media reported on Sunday.

Saudi Aramco looks to buy stake in petrochemical firm

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Saudi Aramco looks to buy stake in petrochemical firm

The state-owned oil giant is looking to boost its petrochemicals portfolio to help attract investors ahead of its much-touted stock market listing.

Arab views of US low, support for Palestinians high

Derek Davison

Arab views of US low, support for Palestinians high

Comment: Washington continues to be seen as a threat, writes Derek Davison.

Saudi reforms meaningless as long as male guardianship persists

Malia Bouattia

Saudi reforms meaningless as long as male guardianship persists

Comment: The locking up of activists serves as a reminder that the Kingdom is neither interested in women's rights, nor in greater ...

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France arms sales to Middle East double, fueling conflict

Macron has faced pressure to scale back weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and its allies conducting a bloody war in Yemen.

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Saudi woman takes victory lap in Formula One car

Racing driver Aseel al-Hamad hit the track ahead of the French Grand Prix as her compatriots drove in Saudi Arabia for the first time.

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Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet with eye on culture

It is the second significant government change since the appointment of Mohammed bin Salman, son of the king, as heir to the ...

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Journalism watchdog calls on Saudi Arabia to release blogger

The Committee to Protect Journalists has expressed its concern over Saudi Arabia's crackdown on women's rights advocates, and called for their ...

Riyadh to release Saudi-Ethiopian tycoon detained in corruption crackdown

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Riyadh to release Saudi-Ethiopian tycoon detained in corruption crackdown

Hundreds of people, including prominent Saudi businessmen and officials, were jailed at a luxury-hotel-turned-prison in Riyadh last November.

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Saudi media brands women's rights activists 'traitors'

Just weeks ahead of lifting the driving ban, Saudi authorities have arrested prominent women's rights activists.

UAE invites Israel minister for official visit, says minister

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UAE invites Israel minister for official visit, says minister

The United Arab Emirates has invited an Israeli minister for an official visit in the latest move that reveals the growing bond between Israel ...

Israel leader 'met with UAE, Bahrain envoys to US'

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Israel leader 'met with UAE, Bahrain envoys to US'

Israel's prime minister held an impromptu meeting with the Emirati and Bahraini ambassadors to the United States, The Associated Press reported ...

Saudi Crown Prince 'partner of Israel', says Israel envoy

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Saudi Crown Prince 'partner of Israel', says Israel envoy

The powerful Saudi Crown Prince has become an ally of Israel, the Israeli ambassador to Egypt has said, in the latest sign of warming relations ...

Betraying Morocco, Saudis back Trump for World Cup 2026

Anthony Harwood

Betraying Morocco, Saudis back Trump for World Cup 2026

Comment: Saudi Arabia's support for the US-led bid for the 2026 World Cup over that of its Arab neighbour, Morocco, tells of new and broken ...

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French arms sales to Saudi, UAE face legal challenge

Two rights groups have demanded the French government withdraw export licenses to Saudi Arabia and the UAE over their involvement in Yemen's conflict.

Stasa Salacanin

Energy and geopolitical earthquake: The Saudi-Russian long-term oil deal

In-depth: Saudi Arabia and Russia’s closer political and commercial cooperation, going beyond regulation of oil prices, has indicated a new ...

Diana Alghoul

MbS: 'Palestinians must negotiate with Israel or shut up'

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly told a crowd of Jewish leaders that Palestinians must "accept peace ...

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King Salman launches construction of Saudi Arabia's 'Disneyland'

Saudi Arabia's King Salman was set to launch the entertainment city's construction on Wednesday, which was delayed without a reason ...

Iran suggests regional dialogue to end 'hegemonic illusions'

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Iran suggests regional dialogue to end 'hegemonic illusions'

Iran's foreign minister has suggested at the UN that open regional security talks should take place between Iran and its regional competitors.

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Saudi Arabia delays launch of entertainment city

Saudi Arabia's King Salman was set to open the launch of the entertainment city construction on Wednesday, which was delayed three days ...

Saudi king slams Iran 'interference' as Arab summit opens

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Saudi king slams Iran 'interference' as Arab summit opens

Opening the Arab League summit on Sunday, there was notably little mention by the Saudi king of the Western strikes launched against the Assad ...

MbS arrives in Madrid as global tour nears end

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MbS arrives in Madrid as global tour nears end

Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman has arrived in Spain, the last leg of his tour aiming to project a progressive ...

France could hit Syria chemical facilities in air strikes

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France could hit Syria chemical facilities in air strikes

France could target Syria's chemical facilities in response to a deadly gas attack on an opposition town Paris says was almost certainly carried ...

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