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Saudi woman flew to Australia escaping arranged marriage, forcibly removed from her flight, returned to Saudi Arabia didn’t have permission from her male guardian to travel

Saudi woman flew to Australia escaping arranged marriage, forcibly removed from her flight, returned to Saudi Arabia didn’t have permission from her male guardian to travel

Activists feared Friday for the safety of a young Saudi woman they say was returned to the kingdom against her will, in a case highlighting tight restrictions on women. Dina Ali Lasloom, 24, intended to flee to Australia to escape a forced marriage, Human Rights Watch cited a Canadian witness as saying. The witness said […]

Arab airlines using Trump’s electronics ban for clever marketing ads, garnering thousands of clicks and reactions online

Arab airlines using Trump’s electronics ban for clever marketing ads, garnering thousands of clicks and reactions online

The UAE’s flagship carrier, Emirates Airline, posted a video on social media with the slogan ‘Let us entertain you’ Arab airlines are using witty marketing and satire to respond to the recent US and UK ban on carry-on electronic goods on inbound flights from Arab countries. The decision, introduced on Tuesday, bars passengers on flights […]

Saudi Arabia wants Trump to drop law letting 9/11 victims sue the kingdom

Saudi Arabia wants Trump to drop law letting 9/11 victims sue the kingdom

Saudi Arabia’s energy chief revealed Friday that Riyadh anticipated President Donald Trump would repeal a 2016 U.S. law allowing victims of 9/11 to sue Saudi Arabia for the role of its citizens in the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania in 2001. The oil-rich kingdom’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih, who […]

Beijing, Saudi Arabia agreed to more oil exports to China

Beijing, Saudi Arabia agreed to more oil exports to China

China and Saudi Arabia will increase their cooperation in the oil sector, including in Saudi oil exports to China, the two countries said in a joint communique issued today at the end of Saudi Arabian King Salman’s visit to Beijing. The world’s largest oil exporter has been looking to cement ties with the world’s second-largest […]

Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman says Trump is a true friend to Muslims

Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman says Trump is a true friend to Muslims

Saudi Arabia has said the banning of citizens from six countries from entering the US is aimed at preventing terrorists entering the country, according to a senior advisor to the Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. US President Donald Trump met with Prince Mohammed at the White House on Tuesday in his first meeting […]

Malaysia police foil Houthi attack on Saudi king

Malaysia police foil Houthi attack on Saudi king

A senior Malaysian police source announced today that four Yemenis who were arrested in Malaysia after plotting to attack Saudi King Salman belonged to the Houthi group. King Salman arrived in Kuala Lumpur on 26 February with a 600-strong delegation for a four-day visit, at the start of a month-long Asia tour. He is currently […]

Sudan and the UAE battle for control of Yemen airport

Sudan and the UAE battle for control of Yemen airport

The Sudanese army has a legitimate right to take over supervisory control of the Aden International Airport in southern Yemen, sources in the Sudanese capital Khartoum said. The claim comes days after a faction of the southern Yemeni army which was protecting the airport, under the supervision of the UAE army, came under attack from […]

UK government told: Brotherhood ‘best firewall’ against extremism

UK government told: Brotherhood ‘best firewall’ against extremism

Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi stage a rally to mark the second anniversary of the violent breakup of major protest camps in Cairo “Political Islamic groups” like the Muslim Brotherhood are the “best firewall” to support the democratic process, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said. In a series of written responses […]

Israeli forces and Saudi Arabia commit grave violations against children, say human rights organisations

Israeli forces and Saudi Arabia commit grave violations against children, say human rights organisations

A global network of human rights and humanitarian organisations – The Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict – has called on UN Secretary-General António Guterres to list a number of parties, including Saudi Arabia and the Israeli army, as grave violators of children’s rights in the Secretary-General’s upcoming 2017 annual report on children and armed […]

Saudi king brings 459 tons of luggage, 2 limos & 1,500-strong entourage on Asia trip

Saudi king brings 459 tons of luggage, 2 limos & 1,500-strong entourage on Asia trip

Packing light is a foreign concept to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, who will bring two Mercedes-Benz limousines, more than 400 tons (metric) of luggage and his own private escalator with him on his month-long Asian trip. King Salman’s entourage will be 1,500-strong during the trip aimed at forging economic ties with the […]

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