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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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    Explorer Horn in Saudi sands seeks a rally without petrol

    Agence France-Presse . Sakaka, Saudi Arabia | Updated at 10:51am on January 10, 2021

    Mike Horn made his name by walking to some of the world’s remotest spots but as the Dakar Rally resumed on Sunday, he was in...

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    Gulf rivals reconcile at Saudi summit, ending long rift

    Agence France-Presse . Al-Ula | Updated at 05:40pm on January 06, 2021

    Saudi Arabia and its allies have restored full relations with Qatar, Riyadh said Tuesday after a landmark summit, ending a damaging rift that erupted in...

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    Saudi crown prince embraces Qatar leader, inks solidarity deal

    Agence France-Presse . Al-Ula | Updated at 05:32pm on January 05, 2021

    Gulf leaders signed a ‘solidarity and stability’ deal Tuesday after the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Qatar publicly embraced, bringing Doha back into the regional...

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    Saudi Arabia to open airspace, borders to Qatar

    Agence France-Presse . Kuwait City | Updated at 11:01am on January 05, 2021

    Saudi Arabia will reopen its borders and airspace to Qatar, US and Kuwaiti officials said on Monday, a major step towards ending a diplomatic rift...

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    Saudi Arabia lifts temporary flight ban

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:11pm on January 03, 2021

    Saudi Arabia has lifted the temporary travel ban imposed last December as a precautionary measure following the detection of a mutated type of COVID-19 in...

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    Yemen airport blasts kill 26 as government plane arrives

    Agence France-Presse. Aden | Updated at 10:35am on December 31, 2020

    At least 26 people were killed when explosions rocked Yemen's Aden airport moments after a new unity government flew in, in what some officials charged...

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    US ‘concerned’ on Saudi activist sentence

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:35am on December 29, 2020

    The United States voiced concern on Monday over Saudi Arabia’s imposition of a prison sentence on prominent activist Loujain al-Hathloul, in a low-key response as...

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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...