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Saudi woman activist rejects release deal tied to denying torture: family

Aug 13 2019

RIYADH Prominent Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has rejected a proposal to secure her release from prison in exchange for a video statement denying reports she was tortured in custody, her family said on Tuesday.

Saudi woman activist rejects release deal tied to denying torture - family

Aug 13 2019

* Women faced electric shocks, flogging, sex assault - watchdogs

Explainer: Separatist takeover of Yemen's Aden leaves Saudi Arabia in a bind

Aug 11 2019

RIYADH/DUBAI The southern separatists' takeover of Aden, the interim seat of Yemen's government, could leave Saudi Arabia struggling to hold together a military coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthis.

Explainer: Separatist takeover of Yemen's Aden leaves Saudi Arabia in a bind

Aug 11 2019

RIYADH/DUBAI The southern separatists' takeover of Aden, the interim seat of Yemen's government, could leave Saudi Arabia struggling to hold together a military coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthis.

EXPLAINER-Separatist takeover of Yemen's Aden leaves Saudi Arabia in a bind

Aug 11 2019

RIYADH/DUBAI, Aug 11 The southern separatists' takeover of Aden, the interim seat of Yemen's government, could leave Saudi Arabia struggling to hold together a military coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthis.

Saudi Arabia women's rights reforms may still be thwarted by custom

Aug 05 2019

RIYADH Saudi officials have hailed as "historic" new rights granted to women in Saudi Arabia that further dismantle its heavily criticized guardianship system, but male relatives could still find ways to thwart these freedoms.

Saudi Arabia lifts travel restrictions on women, grants them greater control

Aug 02 2019

RIYADH Saudi Arabia has allowed adult women to travel without permission and granted them more control over family matters, further eroding a heavily criticized male guardianship system at a time of heightened scrutiny over its human rights record. | Video

UAE drawdown in Yemen raises hopes of ceasefire this year

Jul 24 2019

RIYADH/DUBAI A United Arab Emirates' military drawdown in Yemen is building momentum for a nationwide truce this year, bolstering efforts by the Saudi-led coalition it is part of to end a war that has tarnished the image of U.S.-allied Gulf states.

RPT-INSIGHT-Saudi Arabia's hometown ambitions could clip wealth fund's wings

Jun 29 2019

* PIF's twin mandate: generate wealth and develop local projects

Saudi Arabia's hometown ambitions could clip wealth fund's wings

Jun 28 2019

RIYADH Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) risks being pulled deeper into Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s domestic projects, curbing its international ambitions and tying its fortunes closer to its home market, four sources familiar with its strategy said.

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