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Saudi Arabia arrests second richest man in kingdom

Saudi authorities have arrested Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi, a dual national with Saudi and Ethiopian citizenship and is reportedly the second richest …

Middle East

Arab nations blockading Qatar add two entities, 11 individuals to terrorism list, say Doha funded them

<b>Riyadh:</b> Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt on Thursday added two entities and 11 individuals to their terror …

Saudi Arabia

The three challenges facing Saudi Arabia’s crown prince

The anti-corruption crackdown and arrests ordered by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and subsequent demands by the country’s law …

Bold Saudi Arabian reform may risk provoking regional instability

Illustration: Liu Rui/GT<p>The current situation in Saudi Arabia and the region remains complicated and volatile. A purge by Riyadh of about 200 …

Saudi Trade-Off: More Social Freedom, No Political Dissent

The prince, in essence, is broadening social liberties in exchange for closing off the limited political freedoms that existed in the Saudi …

Saudi crown prince calls Iran's supreme leader 'new Hitler'

Saudi Arabia and its arch-rival Iran have traded a bitter war of words after a missile fired from Yemen was intercepted near Riyadh airport on …

Nasrallah plays the wise man of the Middle East

After the 2006 war, it waited until the opportunity to fight in Syria and against ISIS presented itself.<p>><br>• ><p>Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah …

Detained Saudi Arabia princes are being tortured by American mercenaries, UK paper claims

In a recent crackdown ordered by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, some of the country's most powerful figures were arrested this …

Israel and Saudi Arabia: What's shaping the covert 'alliance'

<b>To all intents and purposes, Saudi Arabia and Israel are de facto allies in the struggle against Iran's rising influence in the region. It's a developing but highly sensitive relationship, but every so often there is a hint of what may be going on beneath the surface.</b><p>Last week Israel's Chief of …

Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, at Last

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — I never thought I’d live long enough to write this sentence: The most significant reform process underway anywhere in the Middle East today is in Saudi Arabia. Yes, you read that right. Though I came here at the start of Saudi winter, I found the country going through its own …

Saudi Arabia