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Saudi Arabia

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

Fight like a girl: Saudi women find empowerment in their ‘right to exercise’

Under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030 reform plan, the government is seeking to jump-start women's sports.

18 Mar 2018 1:26 PM

Saudi social reforms send cultural shock, women face obstacles in path to empowerment

Average monthly salaries in pvt sector are close to 8,000 Saudi riyals for men and only 5,000 riyals for women, as per research firm Jadwa.

06 Mar 2018 2:25 PM

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

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

Saudi Arabia gets its first ‘women only’ car showroom

In late 2017, King Salman gave Saudi women the right to drive, abolishing an almost three-decade ban based on religious reasons.

12 Jan 2018 11:24 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