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Riyadh

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

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

Saudi Prince dies in helicopter crash near Yemen border: State media

The news channel announced the death of Prince Mansour bin Moqren, the deputy governor of Asir province and son of a former crown prince.

06 Nov 2017 10:55 AM

Saudi authorities pull down award-winning author’s novel, term it ‘indecent’

The book chronicles one young woman's journey of self-discovery through Thursday get-togethers.

03 Nov 2017 2:58 PM

Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums from 2018

This comes as a landmark move that would open up the previously male-only venues to families.

30 Oct 2017 10:58 AM

'Battle of sexes': Saudi Arabia men react to ban lifted on women driving

The decision of lifting ban was led by Prince Mohammed, who styles himself as a reformer to set the country on the road to civil liberty.

04 Oct 2017 5:56 PM

Saudi Arabian university to open first driving school for women

Saudi Arabia, which was the only country in the world to forbid female drivers, recently allowed women to drive.

01 Oct 2017 6:17 PM

Saudi minister says lifting ban on women drivers will reduce car crashes

Saudi announced on Tuesday was seen by rights activists as an emblem of their suppression in the kingdom where Islam originated.

28 Sep 2017 7:37 PM

Women on wheels: Saudi Arabia allows females to drive from next year

The kingdom was the only the country in the world to bar women from driving and for years had garnered negative publicity internationally.

27 Sep 2017 8:32 AM

Only quarter of brain: Saudi cleric on why women should be denied driving licenses

The cleric was suspended from leading prayers, other religious activity in Asir after being pilloried on social media for his comment.

23 Sep 2017 11:43 AM

Gulf crisis: Saudi Arabia accuses Qatar of distorting facts, suspends talks

Saudi Arabia led the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain in cutting ties with Qatar in June.

09 Sep 2017 10:58 AM

Saudi king orders reopening of Qatar border to pilgrims amid Gulf crisis

The announcement to reopen the border for Qatari pilgrims came after Saudi Arabia's King Mohammed bin Salman received an envoy from Doha.

17 Aug 2017 9:14 AM

Saudi top prosecutor summons Twitter users for harming public order

The country's chief prosecutor summoned the Twitter users on Sunday without naming them or specifying how many were accused.

14 Aug 2017 12:33 PM

Saudi Arabia defends judiciary amid outcry over executions

Rights group Reprieve says the initial judgment came from a “secretive” counter terrorism court.

05 Aug 2017 11:58 AM

France, Saudi Arabia pledge to combat terrorism

France is seeking to mediate in the Qatar crisis. Drian also visited Qatar said such punitive measures should end.

16 Jul 2017 1:02 PM

Saudi public schools to start physical education for girls after a long wait

The Shura Council approved the introduction of physical education for girls in 2014, but clerics decried it as ‘Westernisation’.

12 Jul 2017 3:43 PM