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US to send troops to Saudi Arabia as tensions with Iran grow

Saturday, July 20th 2019, 3:34
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Gulf

The deployment of soldiers and fighter jets comes amid heightened tensions with Iran in the Gulf.
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US silence on Khashoggi 'not an option', says UN rapporteur

Wednesday, July 10th 2019, 4:44
related countries: United States United States

UN expert Agnes Callamard urges the US to act on an investigation into the Saudi journalist's death.
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Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia festival after backlash

Tuesday, July 9th 2019, 19:41

The rapper says she has "better educated" herself amid a human rights backlash.
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Saudi princess on trial over Paris assault

Tuesday, July 9th 2019, 17:42
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Princess Hassa bint Salman allegedly ordered her bodyguard to beat up a workman but was not in court.
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Boeing loses big order for 737 Max aircraft

Sunday, July 7th 2019, 12:40

Saudi Arabian carrier flyadeal halts plan to buy Boeing planes and switches to Airbus fleet.
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Nicki Minaj Saudi gig prompts confusion online

Wednesday, July 3rd 2019, 19:24

"No one in Saudi Arabia Googled her did they?"
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'Triple whammy' threatens UN action on climate change

Wednesday, June 26th 2019, 6:32
related countries: Japan Japan

Efforts by Saudi Arabia, the EU and Japan are seen as part of a backlash against UN climate action.
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Yemen war: Civilian killed in Houthi attack on Saudi airport

Monday, June 24th 2019, 9:41
related countries: Syria Syria, Yemen Yemen
related places: Abha

A Syrian national is killed after Yemeni rebels reportedly targeted Abha airport with a drone.
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Saudi Arabia: My experience as a female driver, one year on

Monday, June 24th 2019, 6:21

One year after women were allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, Lulwa Shalhoub describes her experience.
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US Senate votes to block Trump's $8bn Saudi arms sale

Thursday, June 20th 2019, 22:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf, Trump

The move is a blow to Donald Trump, who wants to push through the sale amid rising Gulf tensions.
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UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia unlawful, court rules

Thursday, June 20th 2019, 11:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Campaigners win a legal challenge over the government's decision to export arms to Saudi Arabia.
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Jamal Khashoggi killing: Saudi crown prince 'should face investigation'

Wednesday, June 19th 2019, 14:59

A UN investigator says credible evidence links Mohammed bin Salman to the journalist's murder.
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Gulf of Oman: Saudi Arabia blames tanker attacks on rival Iran

Saturday, June 15th 2019, 23:42
related countries: Iran Iran, Oman Oman, United States United States

Iran has denied any involvement in Thursday's attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
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Yemen war: Second assault on Saudi Abha airport in two days

Friday, June 14th 2019, 9:48
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Abha

Saudi officials said drones, launched by Yemeni rebels, were intercepted at Abha airport.
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Yemen war: Houthi missile attack on Saudi airport 'injures 26'

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 12:04
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Abha

Children were among those hurt when the missile fired by the Yemeni rebel movement hit Abha airport.
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Fake Saudi prince Anthony Gignac jailed for $8m fraud

Saturday, June 1st 2019, 12:33

Anthony Gignac gets 18 years in jail for using a fake persona to cheat people out of money.
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Adel al-Jubeir: 'Saudi Arabia does not want a war with Iran'

Thursday, May 30th 2019, 10:34
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: `Arab

The kingdom is hosting two summits of Gulf and Arab leaders to discuss growing tensions in the region.
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Saudi women runners taking to the streets

Saturday, May 25th 2019, 22:59

Jeddah Running Community is one of a growing number of mixed gender Saudi Arabian running groups.
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Trump approves $8bn Saudi weapons sale over Iran tensions

Saturday, May 25th 2019, 7:57
related countries: Iran Iran

The president uses a legal loophole to push through the arms deal without Congressional approval.
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Iyad el-Baghdadi, activist in Norway, 'warned by CIA of Saudi threat'

Wednesday, May 8th 2019, 10:18
related countries: Norway Norway

The pro-democracy campaigner says he was whisked away to safety by officials in Norway, where he lives.
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Saudi prisoner 'executed and crucified'

Tuesday, April 23rd 2019, 18:48

The man was one of 37 people executed on charges of terrorism, an official statement says.
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Saudi sisters in Georgia: 'We were treated like slaves'

Friday, April 19th 2019, 9:34
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The latest Saudi women to flee the kingdom travelled to Georgia, where they appealed for help online.
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'Shrouded in secrecy': Saudi women activists' trial hearing delayed

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 9:06

The women have long campaigned for equal rights and an end to the male guardianship system.
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Yemen war: Trump vetoes bill to end US support for Saudi-led coalition

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 4:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

The president has vetoed a bill that would have ended the US support for the Saudi-led coalition.
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SpaceX nails triple booster landing after satellite delivery

Friday, April 12th 2019, 4:37

Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy launched a satellite into orbit for a Saudi Arabian company.
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Saudi Arabia 'arrests seven including US citizens'

Friday, April 5th 2019, 14:41

Seven writers and bloggers are detained in a second wave of arrests in the kingdom, activists say.
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Yemen war: US House votes to end support for Saudi-led campaign

Thursday, April 4th 2019, 17:03
related countries: United States United States

President Trump is expected to veto the resolution rejecting his support for a Saudi-led coalition.
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Saudi Arabia 'hacked Amazon boss's phone', says investigator

Sunday, March 31st 2019, 8:55

An investigator working for Jeff Bezos says Saudi Arabia accessed data on the Amazon boss's phone.
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Saudi women's rights activists temporarily released

Thursday, March 28th 2019, 17:13

The three, named as Eman al-Nafjan, Aziza al-Yousef and Roqaya al-Mohareb, still face jail terms.
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Stolen Picasso portrait of Dora Maar found after 20 years

Tuesday, March 26th 2019, 9:39

The painting, Buste de Femme (Dora Maar), was stolen from a Saudi sheikh's yacht in 1999.
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Saudi Arabia sisters given humanitarian visa and leave Hong Kong

Monday, March 25th 2019, 14:56
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The women, aged 18 and 20, say they spent six months hiding in Hong Kong after fleeing their family.
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Italy's La Scala opera house to return Saudi millions

Tuesday, March 19th 2019, 0:28

Milan's famous La Scala scraps a partnership plan with Saudi Arabia after a public outcry.
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Senate votes to end US support of Saudi-led Yemen war

Thursday, March 14th 2019, 1:32
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

The resolution to end US support for the Saudi-led conflict defies President Trump's threat to veto.
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Saudi Arabia puts women's rights activists on trial

Wednesday, March 13th 2019, 14:57

Many had successfully campaigned for the end of a ban on women driving in the Gulf kingdom.
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Saudi Arabia rebuked over detention of women activists at UN forum

Thursday, March 7th 2019, 16:49

Thirty-six states back the first collective criticism of the kingdom at the UN Human Rights Council.
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Saudi app used to track women 'not against' Google rules

Tuesday, March 5th 2019, 11:02
related countries: United States United States

A US congresswoman says Google told her the app, which can track women, was not in breach of its terms and conditions.
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Saudi Arabia sisters pass Hong Kong deportation deadline

Thursday, February 28th 2019, 16:20
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The women, aged 18 and 20, are in Hong Kong after fleeing their family six months ago.
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Saudi Arabia: Crown Prince MBS takes charm offensive East

Tuesday, February 26th 2019, 0:57

While the West continues to shun the crown prince, Asian nations have pulled out the red carpet.
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