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Eight recently arrested Saudi women's rights advocates could face the death penalty for allegedly conspiring against the kingdom, pro-government Okaz has reported.

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

Saudi arrests women's rights activists for 'transgressing religious principles'

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Saudi arrests women's rights activists for 'transgressing religious principles'

Just weeks before Saudi Arabia's controversial driving ban for women seven women's rights activists has been arrested by Riyadh authorities with a list of bizarre charges.

Saudi women's right activists detained ahead of driving ban

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Saudi women's right activists detained ahead of driving ban

Just weeks before Saudi Arabia's controversial driving ban for women seven women's rights activists has been arrested by Riyadh authorities.

The Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces in Gaza

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The Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces in Gaza

These are the Palestinians killed by Israeli live fire on Tuesday, as they protested against the move of the US embassy.

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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 on Saturday.

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Israel to hold 'independence day' celebration in Egypt

Israel's embassy in Egypt has organised an event at a Cairo hotel to celebrate 70th anniversary of Israeli statehood, seen by Palestinians as a ...

Rami Almeghari

Gaza's shortage-stricken hospitals crumble under #GreatReturnMarch inundation

In-depth: The deluge of critically wounded Palestinians following the Great Return March has pushed Gaza's hospitals further into crisis, with ...

The New Arab & agencies

UAE 'sent Republicans millions' to push anti-Qatar agenda

George Nader, now a witness in the Mueller probe, wired $2.5m to a Republican party fundraiser to promote anti-Qatar policies.

Saudi foreign minister compares Yemen intervention to Mexican-American war

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Saudi foreign minister compares Yemen intervention to Mexican-American war

During a high-profile meeting with Saudi Arabia's crown Prince, Donald Trump promised to push through with multi-billion dollar arms deals with ...

Maryam Al-Khater

Will Kushner-gate become the scandal of the century?

Comment: Could revelations that Kushner and other Trump associates are possibly colluding in key US political decisions for financial gain be ...

Kushner-gate and the Qatar blockade: Scandal of the century?

Maryam Al-Khater

Kushner-gate and the Qatar blockade: Scandal of the century?

Comment: Could revelations that Kushner and other Trump associates are possibly colluding in the blockade of Qatar for financial gain be the ...

Saudi, Emirati Western PR efforts may amount to meddling

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Saudi, Emirati Western PR efforts may amount to meddling

Successive revelations show the deep reach of Saudi and Emirati-funded lobby groups in Western capitals, in what could amount to internal ...

Bloody 24 hours as Syria, Russia escalate punishing attacks

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Bloody 24 hours as Syria, Russia escalate punishing attacks

The escalating offensive, which included a suspected chlorine attack a day earlier, reached a new ferocity after insurgents downed a Russian ...

Saudi Arabia 'must be suspended from Human Rights Council'

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Saudi Arabia 'must be suspended from Human Rights Council'

Legal campaigners Lord Ken Macdonald QC and Rodney Dixon QC maintain Riyadh's arbitrary detentions and torture are a matter for international ...

Theodore Karasik and Giorgio Cafiero

GCC crisis: Unresolved tensions plague Turkey-UAE relations

Comment: As the US loses influence in the region, both Ankara and Abu Dhabi are seeking to fill the void with assertive foreign policies, write Theodore Karasik and Giorgio Cafiero.

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Paul Ryan tours Middle East to 'smash Iranian threat'

The US house speaker said in the UAE that Washington wants to challenge Iran's ability to threaten the region with ballistic missiles and stop ...

Anthony Harwood

GCC crisis: What's behind Trump's volte-face on Qatar?

Comment: If America cannot bring the two sides to negotiate a settlement, it would be a huge blow to its standing in the region, writes Anthony ...

Afrah Nasser

Hisham is free, but Yemen's 'disappeared' crisis continues

Comment: As we celebrate Hisham's release, it must also serve as a reminder of the thousands of forcibly disappeared young men across the ...

Palestinians are winning the online battle for Jerusalem

Yousef Alhelou

Palestinians are winning the online battle for Jerusalem

Comment: Social media platforms are proving a powerful tool in the hands of Palestinian citizen journalists hoping to reshape their narrative, ...

Oumaya Al Baker

What does it mean to be a Muslim-American today?

Despite growing far-right rhetoric, social media provides an opportunity today for Muslim American youth to navigate the murky waters of ...

Abbas and Sisi to discuss Trump Jerusalem move

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Abbas and Sisi to discuss Trump Jerusalem move

Abbas will travel to Cairo to meet with the Egyptian President to discuss Trump's declaration on Jerusalem.

Saudi Arabia: Targeting scholars from Malaysia to Tunisia

James M. Dorsey

Saudi Arabia: Targeting scholars from Malaysia to Tunisia

Comment: Saudi Arabia's decision to ban the Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars has sparked political controversy in Malaysia, ...

Qatar investigates claims UAE tried to rig the riyal

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Qatar investigates claims UAE tried to rig the riyal

Doha said it is looking into claims that the UAE attempted to sabotage the Qatari riyal and take the World Cup from the Gulf state.

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