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Saudi King Appoints Former Ritz-Carlton Detainee as Foreign Minister

Riyadh (MEE) – King Salman of Saudi Arabia has appointed a new foreign minister as part of a major cabinet reshuffle, a royal decree has said. Ibrahim al-Assaf will replace Adel al-Jubeir, the foreign ministry said on Thursday citing the decree. Jubeir will be demoted to minister of state for foreign affairs, it added. Assaf, a former long-serving […]

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Saudis Move to Behead Woman Activist as Facebook Censors Anti-Saudi Content

Riyadh (GPA) – Saudi prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a 29-year-old woman activist for crimes such as chanting slogans at a protest. Beheading a woman is unprecedented in the kingdom. Meanwhile, Facebook has sprung into action to protect Riyadh’s back by initiating a crackdown on hundreds of accounts posting anti-Saudi content. Saudi prosecutors are […]

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Rights Groups Slam Saudis for ‘Chilling Smear Campaign’ Against Activists

Riyadh (MEE) – Human rights groups questioned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s reform agenda on Saturday after prominent women’s rights activists who campaigned for the right to drive were arrested and branded “traitors” by government-aligned media outlets. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch called on the authorities to release the detainees, identifying six of them as Eman […]

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Eleven Saudi Princes Arrested for Protesting Utility Costs

Riyadh (GPA) – A protest at a royal palace in Riyadh late last week has ended with eleven Saudi princes arrested. The privatization of the Saudi economy is continuing to affect more layers of society that the government has previously kept compliant with massive subsidies, resulting in another sign of the fracturing upper and middle classes in the […]

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Saudi Arabia Arrests Second Richest Man in Kingdom

Riyadh (MEMO) – Saudi authorities have arrested Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi, a dual national with Saudi and Ethiopian citizenship and is reportedly the second richest Saudi, after Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal. While bin Talal’s arrest has gained most media attention. Al-Amoudi’s arrest is especially important because it could potentially destabilize the economy of an entire country, according to Middle East […]

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Latest Saudi Arrests: Activists, Judges Are Targeted

Riyadh (MEE) – Saudi Arabia detains members of the judiciary and prominent human rights activists in latest wave of arrests. Authorities in Saudi Arabia have arrested leading activists and several members of the judiciary as the kingdom continues its crackdown on dissent. Local sources said that at least eight men were detained on Monday, among them a mix […]

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