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Saudi King Salman has hosted Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on his maiden foreign visit since coming to power, as Islamabad seeks to stave off a financial crisis.

Saudi Arabia will be the venue for another, little-known wrestling tournament from the WWE franchise.

Pakistan PM in Saudi Arabia on first foreign visit

The New Arab & agencies

Pakistan PM in Saudi Arabia on first foreign visit

The South Asian country is looking for economic assistance as it grapples with over $90 billion in external debt.

Former Qatar premier says Saudi crown prince 'dangerously misguided'

The New Arab

Former Qatar premier says Saudi crown prince 'dangerously misguided'

Qatar's former prime minister has said the powerful Saudi crown prince has been badly advised by his close ally the UAE, leading to dangerous ...

Qatar ex-PM says Saudi backing Israel to please Trump

The New Arab

Qatar ex-PM says Saudi backing Israel to please Trump

Qatar's former prime minister has said Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have backed Israel in the Middle East peace process to gain ...

Said al-Arabi

Saudi newspaper famous for government propaganda decries 'BBC unprofessionalism'

Okaz has been pushing 'fake news' at least since the start of the Qatar crisis, and has now turned on BBC Arabic.

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi wealth fund takes out unprecedented $11bn loan

The kingdom is increasingly cash-strapped as it seeks funds to finance its expensive and sweeping economic and social reform programmes.

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia detains Mecca Grand Mosque imam: rights group

Saudi authorities reportedly detained Sheikh Bandar Baleela, amid a crackdown on dissent in the ultraconservative kingdom.

The New Arab & agencies

Globalising authoritarianism: Saudi Arabia attempts to silence Western critics

Western silence on Saudi Arabia's lashing out on Canada shows Riyadh is increasingly using its economic muscle to quell foreign criticism.

Trump's endgame in Palestine

Mitchell Plitnick

Trump's endgame in Palestine

Comment: Trump's recent decision to defund the UNRWA is part of a broader attempt to destroy the Palestinian national movement, writes Mitchell ...

Florence Dixon

Model embroiled in $800k 'gifts from Saudi king' mystery

'The most beautiful women in the world would be slaves under your feet' read the message accompanying the extravagant gifts to Kuwaiti TV ...

Egyptian arrested after eating breakfast with Saudi woman

The New Arab

Egyptian arrested after eating breakfast with Saudi woman

In a video widely shared on social media, an Egyptian man and Saudi woman are seen eating breakfast at a desk and waving at the camera.

Saudi Arabia, UAE to shoot up GCC military spending

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia, UAE to shoot up GCC military spending

A spike in military spending by Saudi Arabia and the UAE would result in an expected $100 billion to be spent on defence by the GCC in 2019 ...

Tony Blair Foundation confirms receiving millions in Saudi donations

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Tony Blair Foundation confirms receiving millions in Saudi donations

Accounts published by the former British prime minister's non-profit organisation have confirmed that millions of dollars in donations were ...

YouTuber details violent attack by 'Saudi agents' in London

Florence Dixon

YouTuber details violent attack by 'Saudi agents' in London

YouTube star Ghanem Almasarir tells The New Arab how he was violently attacked by 'government agents' in London, leaving him fearing for his ...

The New Arab

Saudi prince downplays remarks on 'devastating' Yemen war

The powerful brother of Saudi King Salman, Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, backtracked on comments he made criticising the devastating war in Yemen after a video appeared online.

Florence Dixon

Son of Saudi death row cleric blasts ‘brutal regime'

Speaking to The New Arab, Abdallah al-Awdah lambasted the charges brought against his father that now might have him executed by the regime he ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia threatens online satirists with jail time

Saudi Arabia has continued its clampdown on dissent and online freedoms with the threat of a five-year prison term for online satirists.

The New Arab

Saudi government prosecutors demand 'death penalty' for moderate cleric

Saudi Arabia's prosecutor, which represents the Riyadh government, has leveled 37 counts against moderate cleric Salman al-Awdah, and ...

Saudi king's brother condemns 'devastating war' in Yemen

The New Arab

Saudi king's brother condemns 'devastating war' in Yemen

The brother of Saudi King Salman has made rare public criticism of the war in Yemen, blaming the monarch and powerful Crown Prince ...

The New Arab & agencies

UAE to send its first astronauts into space

Dubai's ruler has named two Emirati astronauts who will set off on a mission to the International Space Station.

Louvre Abu Dhabi delays exhibition of controversial Jesus painting

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Louvre Abu Dhabi delays exhibition of controversial Jesus painting

The Louvre Abu Dhabi postpones the unveiling of Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" portrait of Jesus Christ that was due to go on display on ...

Jordan 'not for sale' to Saudi, UAE, says lawmaker

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Jordan 'not for sale' to Saudi, UAE, says lawmaker

A Jordanian lawmaker has lashed out at Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, accusing the oil-rich Gulf states of attempting to "buy off" ...

Donald Trump: Gunrunner for hire

William Hartung

Donald Trump: Gunrunner for hire

Comment: The US administration going all out in selling the most dangerous weapons to the most dangerous people, writes William Hartung.

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