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    Saudi Arabia launches car-free city

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:38am on January 11, 2021

    Saudi Arabia, the world’s top crude exporter, announced on Sunday the launch of an eco-city ‘with zero cars, zero streets and zero carbon emissions’ at...

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    Saudi extends flight suspension

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:06am on December 29, 2020

    Saudi Arabia has extended its suspension of commercial passenger flights by at least one week and possibly two amid concerns over a new variant of...

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    Saudi activist who fought for women’s driving rights sentenced to prison

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:06pm on December 28, 2020

    A Saudi court on Monday handed prominent activist Loujain al-Hathloul a prison term of five years and eight months for terrorism-related crimes, but a suspended...

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    Explosion strikes tanker off Saudi port: maritime sources

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 11:41am on December 14, 2020

    An explosion struck a tanker off the Saudi port city of Jeddah, maritime sources said on Monday, without elaborating on the cause. Saudi authorities did...

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    Saudi Arabia anti-corruption operation arouses tension

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 11:32am on December 14, 2020

    Hoards of cash, some of it squirrelled away in false ceilings and water tanks, had been seized in a widening anti-corruption crackdown in Saudi Arabia...

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    G20 pledges fair COVID-19 vaccine distribution

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:31pm on November 23, 2020

    G20 leaders said Sunday they will ‘spare no effort’ to ensure fair distribution of coronavirus vaccines, but the united front was punctured by Germany’s Angela...

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    G20 backs equitable access to coronavirus vaccine

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 11:24pm on November 22, 2020

    G20 leaders will pledge to ‘spare no effort’ in ensuring the equitable distribution of coronavirus vaccines worldwide and reaffirm support for debt-laden poor countries, according...

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    Saudi confident of friendly ties with Biden

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:56pm on November 22, 2020

    Saudi Arabia expects no major change in its relationship with the US under Joe Biden, a senior official told CNN, despite the president-elect pledging to...

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    Trump goes golfing amid G20 summit

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:49pm on November 22, 2020

    US president Donald Trump went golfing after making a brief online appearance at the G20 summit Saturday, an event hosted by Saudi Arabia but staged...

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    COVID-19 crisis to dominate G20 summit

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:40pm on November 21, 2020

    Saudi Arabia hosts the G20 summit Saturday in a first for an Arab nation, with the downsized virtual forum dominated by efforts to tackle the...