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Agence France-Presse . Riyadh

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    Saudi releases king’s photos after purge over ‘coup plot’

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 02:02am on March 09, 2020

    Saudi Arabia released images of King Salman carrying out his royal duties on Sunday, after a stunning purge of at least three princes including his...

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    Saudi detains three royal princes over coup plot

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:53am on March 08, 2020

    Saudi authorities have detained three princes including King Salman’s brother and nephew on charges of plotting a coup, the US media reported Friday, signalling a...

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    Saudi suspends umrah pilgrimage over coronavirus fears

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 01:46am on March 05, 2020

    Saudi Arabia on Wednesday suspended the year-round ‘umrah’ pilgrimage over fears of the new coronavirus spreading to Islam’s holiest cities, an unprecedented move that raises...

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    Rebel depots hit in Sanaa

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:49am on February 24, 2020

    The Saudi-led coalition said it launched air raids Sunday targeting ballistic missile and drone depots in Yemen’s capital of the Iran-backed Huthis, two days after...

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    Saudi women smoke in public to ‘complete’ freedom

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 01:00am on February 17, 2020

    Rima settles in a chair at an upscale Riyadh cafe, looks around carefully, and seeing no one she recognises, drags on her electronic cigarette and...

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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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