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Saudi crown prince kicks off official visit to Paris

Saudi Arabia's crown prince kicked off his official visit to France Monday, part of an image-building global tour as he seeks to revitalise cultural and investment ties with Paris despite lurking tensions.

Public smiles, private problems as Saudi prince visits White House

Saudi Arabia's young crown prince heads to the White House Tuesday, looking to underscore his grip on power and ensure that several emerging points of friction don't threaten a burgeoning alliance with Donald Trump.

Saudi billionaire Al-Waleed ‘forgives’ Ritz ordeal

Billionaire Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal says all is forgiven after his three-month detention in an anti-corruption crackdown, dismissing speculation he had forfeited control of his assets in exchange for his freedom.

Saudi crown prince meets Archbishop of Canterbury

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held a private meeting Thursday with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, where he made a “strong commitment” to interfaith dialogue, the archbishop’s office said.

Saudi’s Ritz-Carlton to re-open after months being used as jail

The Ritz-Carlton in Saudi Arabia is to re-open within days after months of being used as a makeshift prison.

Saudi women attend football game for the first time ever

Saudi Arabia allowed women to enter a football stadium for the first time to watch a match Friday, as the ultra-conservative kingdom eases strict decades-old rules separating the sexes.

Saudi Arabia to start issuing tourist visas in 2018 – official

Saudi Arabia aims to start issuing tourist visas to foreigners next year, a senior Saudi official told CNN, as the government seeks new sources of revenue to diversify its economy.

Saudi king swears-in new ministers amid anti-corruption crackdown

Saudi King on Monday swore in the new head of the National Guard, replacing a royal removed in a major crackdown described as an anti-corruption drive in the oil-rich kingdom.

Saudi stocks drop after corruption probe detains businessmen, officials

Saudi Arabia’s stock market fell in early trade on Sunday after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman moved to consolidate his power and crack down on corruption with a cabinet reshuffle and a string of detentions of prominent figures.

Saudi Princes detained in anti-corruption crackdown

A new Saudi anti-corruption body has detained 11 princes, four sitting ministers and dozens of former ministers, media reports say.

Saudi Arabia now allows women to drive

Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it would allow women to drive, the last country in the world to do so, sparking euphoria and disbelief among activists in the ultra-conservative kingdom, where social restrictions are increasingly being loosened.

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