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Mashael al-Jaloud, right, wearing western clothes at a mall in Riyadh as she walks next to four women wearing niqabs

Saudi women drop Abaya, Hijab

Some rebel women have started to shun the obligatory abaya when they leave the house in a bold push for social liberties by young Saudis.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 25, 2006 Saudi security guard the entrance of the oil processing plant of the Saudi state oil giant Aramco in Abqaiq in the oil-rich Eastern Province. Drones struck two Saudi Aramco oil facilities early on September 14, 2019, state media said, citing the interior ministry. “The industrial security teams of Aramco started dealing with fires at two of its facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais as a result of… drones,” the official Saudi Press Agency reported.STRINGER / AFP

Yemeni rebel drones spark fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities

Drone attacks sparked fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities on Saturday, the interior ministry said, the latest such assault claimed by Yemeni rebels as the energy giant prepares for a much-anticipated stock listing.

Saudi Aramco: Half-year net income slips to $46.9 billion

Saudi state-owned energy giant Aramco said Monday its first half net income for 2019 had slipped nearly 12 per cent to $46.9 billion, a first such disclosure for the secretive company ahead of its debut earnings call.
Janet Jackson performs in June 2019. Fabrice Coffrini-AFP-Getty Images

Janet Jackson performs in Saudi concert after Nicki Minaj pulled out

Janet Jackson, 50 Cent and Chris Brown were among artists who performed Thursday at a concert in Saudi Arabia that rapper Nicki Minaj pulled out of citing human rights concerns.
The Republican chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Jim Risch, has introduced legislation seeking to push back on Saudi Arabia over its human rights record and criticising Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

US senator’s bill seeks to push back on Saudis for rights record

The Republican chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Jim Risch, has introduced legislation seeking to push back on Saudi Arabia over its human rights record and criticising Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Donald Trump dismisses UN request to investigate Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

President Donald Trump has dismissed a United Nations request for the FBI to investigate the murder of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The U.S. Senate will vote on Thursday on legislation seeking to block President Donald Trump’s plan to complete $8 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, lawmakers said, making clear they want a harder line against what they see as human rights abuses by the two countries.

US Senate votes on $8 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia by Donald Trump

The U.S. Senate will vote on Thursday on legislation seeking to block President Donald Trump’s plan to complete $8 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, lawmakers said, making clear they want a harder line against what they see as human rights abuses by the two countries.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

UN reveals secret tape of Jamal Khashoggi’s last moments

The top line out of the new United Nations report released Wednesday on the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi is that there is “credible evidence” that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and other high-level officials are personally liable for the grisly murder.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

UN: ‘Credible evidence’ linking Saudi crown prince to Jamal Khashoggi murder

A UN expert investigating the murder of Jamal Khashoggi says there is "credible evidence" linking Saudi Arabia's crown prince to the killing.
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday (12.00 midnight) join about 53 world leaders in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the opening of the summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).1

OIC to help fight terrorism, organised crime in Nigeria

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) says it will support countries of the Sahel region, particularly Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon, by building their defence and security forces to counter terrorism and combat organised crime.
General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, head of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and deputy head of the Transitional Military Council (TMC) delivers an address after the Ramadan prayers and Iftar organized by Sultan of Darfur Ahmed Hussain in Khartoum

Sudan general vows to back Saudi against Iran ‘threats’

A top Sudanese general vowed to back regional ally Saudi Arabia against "all threats and attacks" from Iran during talks with the kingdom's crown prince, Sudan's military council said Friday.

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar tells forces to take capital Tripoli

The leader of forces in eastern Libya has ordered them to march on the capital Tripoli, the base of the internationally recognised government.
Salah Khashoggi, the eldest son of Jamal Khashoggi, meets Crown Prinice Mohammed bin Salman in a staged encounter.

Report: Saudi Arabia gives Jamal Khashoggi’s children homes, money

Saudi Arabia has given the four children of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi's children "million-dollar houses" and "monthly five-figure payments" as compensation for the killing of their father, the Washington Post reported.
Salah Khashoggi, the eldest son of Jamal Khashoggi, meets Crown Prinice Mohammed bin Salman in a staged encounter.

Saudi Arabia compensates Jamal Khashoggi’s children

In an apparent admission of guilt over the murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi authorities have compensated the children.
Saudi Arabia hacked the phone of Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, to gain access to his personal data, said an investigator.

Saudis ‘had access’ to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone – investigator

Saudi Arabia hacked the phone of Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, to gain access to his personal data, said an investigator.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

Report: Members of Saudi team that killed Jamal Khashoggi received training in US

Members of the Saudi team that killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi received training in the United States, the Washington Post has reported, revealing other new elements in the death of the newspaper’s former contributor.
US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

US approves secret nuclear power work for Saudi Arabia

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has approved six secret authorizations by companies to sell nuclear power technology and assistance to Saudi Arabia, according to a copy of a document seen by the Reuters news agency.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on October 24, 2018, shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaking during a joint session of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in the capital Riyadh, which included the Crown Prince of Bahrain and the Lebanese Prime Minister. – Saudi Arabia is hosting the key investment summit overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw. (Photo by Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP) /

Saudi crown prince approved ‘intervention’ against dissidents

More than a year before the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved a secret campaign to silence dissenters, The New York Times reported on Sunday.

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