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

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

Saudi media brands women's rights activists 'traitors'

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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 ...

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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 between the two longtime enemies.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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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.

Saudi Arabia delays launch of entertainment city

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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 ...

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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 out by the Assad regime.

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Saudi crown prince's global 'charm offensive' continues in France

Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman has arrived in France where President Emmanuel Macron is under pressure to ...

Alex Macheras

How Riyadh is using airspace as a geopolitical weapon

Analysis: Having granted permission for flights to Israel to use its politicised airspace, Riyadh's exclusion of Qatar takes on renewed severity ...

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Qatar Emir to meet Trump, hoping to end crisis

The Emir of Qatar will meet with US President Donald Trump at the White House next week, hoping to end a spat that has riven the Gulf.

Former Qatari leader criticises Saudi crown prince's Israel remarks

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Former Qatari leader criticises Saudi crown prince's Israel remarks

Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani said in a series of tweets on Wednesday that Gulf states have become a 'laughing stock' that make statements ...

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Palestinians condemn Saudi crown prince's recognition of Israel

Palestinians have strongly condemned the Saudi crown prince's comments that Israel has a 'right' to a homeland, a notable shift in the kingdom's ...

Saudi king scrambles to counter crown prince's Israel remarks

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Saudi king scrambles to counter crown prince's Israel remarks

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has reiterated Riyadh's support for Palestinians after his son's comments that Israel had a "right" to its ...

Macron urged to pressure Saudi prince over Yemen war

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Macron urged to pressure Saudi prince over Yemen war

Rights groups urged French President Emmanuel Macron to focus on Saudi Arabia's deadly war in Yemen during his meeting with the Crown Prince ...

Virgin's 700 mph Hyperloop could make Saudi Arabia debut

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Virgin's 700 mph Hyperloop could make Saudi Arabia debut

Virgin's Hyperloop 700 mph transportation system could make its debut in Saudi Arabia, following Mohammad bin Salman's visit ...

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