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Saudi Arabia criminalises sexual harassment

The new law would introduce prison term of up to five years, maximum penalty of 300,000 riyals (USD 80,000).

30 May 2018 7:05 PM

53 injured as Saudi Arabian Airlines ​jet makes emergency landing

The Saudia aircraft was travelling from the Muslim holy city of Medina to Dhaka with 151 people on board, but had to be diverted to Jeddah.

22 May 2018 3:16 PM

Mike Pompeo, in Saudi Arabia, talks tough on Iran, Gulf dispute

Pompeo was meeting on Sunday with Saudi King Salman, whose country along with Bahrain and the UAE is embroiled in a row with Qatar.

29 Apr 2018 12:05 PM

Face of fashion Saudi princess turns heads in ultraconservative kingdom

Princess Noura bint Faisal Al-Saud, great-granddaughter of Saudi Arabia's founder, was named honorary prez of Arab Fashion Council in Dec.

27 Apr 2018 11:20 AM

Saudi king Salman to launch 'entertainment city' near Riyadh

The 334-sq km project in Qiddiya would rival Walt Disney and include high-end theme parks, motor sport facilities and safari park.

24 Apr 2018 1:00 PM

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Saudi Arabia's women fitness centre shut over 'indecent' workout video

The video, which was circulated on social media, showed a woman with uncovered hair in a gym and kicking a punching bag.

21 Apr 2018 4:46 PM

MBS's moderate Saudi: The liberal crown prince and his many reforms

The prince is the architect of a wide-ranging plan dubbed 'Vision 2030' to bring social and economic change to Saudi Arabia's economy.

06 Apr 2018 3:01 PM

As Israel, Saudi draw closer, crown prince asserts 'right to own land'

Saudi Arabia - birthplace of Islam and home to its holiest shrines - does not recognise Israel.

03 Apr 2018 6:01 PM

Saudis intercept 7 Yemen rebel missiles in deadly escalation

The Iran-aligned Huthi rebels fired three missiles at Riyadh and four others at the southern cities of Khamis Mushait, Jizan and Najran.

26 Mar 2018 11:22 AM

Saudi women now can open their own business without male permission

Saudi Arabia is pushing to expand country’s private sector, including expansion of female employment under a reform plan for a post-oil era.

19 Feb 2018 9:24 AM

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Guided without guardians: Saudi women can now own biz without male consent

The policy change, announced by the Saudi government on Thursday, also marks a major step away from the strict guardianship system.

18 Feb 2018 6:50 PM

Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal released after reaching financial settlement

Prince Alwaleed, who is in his early 60s, had described his confinement as a 'misunderstanding'.

28 Jan 2018 9:48 AM

11 Saudi princes protesting austerity measures detained: report

They were also demanding compensation for a death sentence issued against a relative at the royal gathering.

06 Jan 2018 7:05 PM

Women on wheels: Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women driving

Its historic decision to allow women to drive from June 2017 has been cheered inside the kingdom and abroad.

17 Dec 2017 11:43 AM

Saudi women allowed to drive trucks, ride motorcycles from June

Women involved in road accidents or commit traffic violations will be dealt with at special centres that will be run by women.

16 Dec 2017 8:04 PM

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Most detained in Saudi purge agree to cash settlements for freedom

Dozens of high-profile figures including princes, ministers and tycoons are being held in Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton hotel.

06 Dec 2017 1:54 PM

Price for freedom: Senior Saudi Prince pays USD 1 billion, walks free from graft charges

Miteb had been rounded up in a graft inquiry at least partly aimed at strengthening the power of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

29 Nov 2017 2:50 PM

Saudi Arabia begins first Islamic counter-terrorism summit

The alliance was announced in 2015 under the auspices of Prince Mohammed.

26 Nov 2017 6:37 PM

Saudi corruption purge leads to arrest of 201 for questioning

Authorities have frozen the bank accounts of the accused and warned that assets related to corruption cases would be seized.

10 Nov 2017 3:19 PM

Business will remain unaffected: Saudi Arabia reassures investors after purge

Authorities have frozen the bank accounts of the accused and warned that any assets related the corruption cases would be seized.

08 Nov 2017 4:25 PM

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