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    Saudi appoints princess as UNESCO representative

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 01:11am on January 17, 2020

    Saudi Arabia has named princess Haifa Al-Mogrin as its representative to UNESCO, a rare female appointment to an international body, as the ultra-conservative country works...

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    Saudi Arabia slams Turkish approval of Libya deployment

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 11:30pm on January 05, 2020

    Saudi Arabia on Sunday condemned the Turkish parliament’s approval of a military deployment to Libya, which is aimed at shoring up the UN recognised government...

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    KSA arrests 200 over harassment

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 11:03pm on December 30, 2019

    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arrested more than 200 people for violating ‘public decency’ — including by wearing immodest clothing — and ‘harassment’, police said,...

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    Khashoggi verdict condemned globally but backed by US

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 01:30am on December 25, 2019

    A Saudi court verdict that exonerated the crown prince’s top aides over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been globally condemned as a travesty...

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    Saudi court sentences five to death

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:41am on December 24, 2019

    Five people were sentenced to death Monday over Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, but two top aides to the powerful crown prince were exonerated as...

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    Top DJs headline Saudi Arabia’s biggest music festival

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:29pm on December 21, 2019

    Tens of thousands of Saudis have flocked to an electronic music festival billed by organisers as the biggest in the ultra-conservative kingdom since it began...

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    Saudi eliminates gender-segregated entrances for eateries

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:59am on December 10, 2019

    Restaurants and cafes in Saudi Arabia are no longer required to have gender-segregated entrances, officials said, in a further easing of social restrictions in the...

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    Saudi Aramco shares to start trading Dec 11

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2019

    Saudi Aramco shares would start trading domestically next Wednesday, the Riyadh stock exchange said, after the energy giant raised $25.6 billion in the world’s biggest...

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    Three actors stabbed on stage in Riyadh

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 02:29pm on November 12, 2019

    A Yemeni man stabbed three actors at a performance in the Saudi capital, police said on Tuesday, in the first such attack since the ultra-conservative...

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    Louvre in push to display ‘missing’ Da Vinci: culture expert

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on November 02, 2019

    The Louvre museum has made an ‘offer’ to the owner of the world’s most expensive painting to allow it to be displayed in a Leonardo...