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Vogue cover featuring Saudi princess sparks controversy

DUBAI: A Vogue cover photo of a Saudi princess behind the wheel of a red convertible has ignited heated debate, as it follows a slew of arrests of women driving activists. The image of Princess Hayfa bint Abdullah al-Saud, in the driver’s seat wearing leather gloves and high heels, is ...

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Freedom of Arrested Saudi Billionaire Prince Talals Priced At $6 Billion

After weeks of deafening silence surrounding the fate of Saudi Arabia’s richest man, Prince al-Waleed Bin Talal, arrested last month in an anti-corruption purge, it has emerged authorities in the Gulf monarchy are seeking at least $6 billion for his release. The 62-year-old head of the Kingdom Holding Co. was rounded up ...

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Saudi Arabia to Allow Movie Theaters After 35-Year Ban

LONDON: In the latest in a series of gestures toward modernization that would once have seemed improbable, Saudi Arabia announced on Monday that it would allow commercial movie theaters to open for the first time in more than 35 years. The moves to allow access by early 2018, part of ...

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Saudi graft inquiry spreads beyond borders

ABU DHABI/DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on corruption has spread beyond its borders as regulators in the United Arab Emirates ask UAE banks for information about Saudi citizens detained in the investigation, a possible prelude to freezing their accounts. The UAE central bank has requested commercial banks and finance companies in ...

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UK, Saudi Arabia sign military cooperation deal

BRITAIN and Saudi Arabia signed a framework deal on military and security cooperation, Saudi state news agency SPA said on Tuesday, redoubling efforts to counter Iran in the Gulf region and defeat Islamic State. Prime Minister Theresa May said in December that Britain would invest over 3 billion pounds ($4.05 ...

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Saudi King Fires Nephew, Names Son As Crown Prince

Riyadh: Saudi King Salman ousted his nephew as crown prince on Wednesday and installed his son Mohammed bin Salman – the first of a new generation set for power in a conservative kingdom used to ageing leaders. His appointment completes a gradual removal of powers from Mohammed bin Nayef, 57, ...

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