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Saudi princess writes to king to plead for release from prison

A prominent Saudi princess, abducted and jailed last year, has pleaded with the king and crown prince for release, citing “deteriorating” health in an unusual public appeal that further highlights persisting tensions within the ruling Al Saud family. Fifty-six-year-old Princess Basmah bint Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud — considered a …

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Executions double in Saudi Arabia under King Salman: Group

Saudi Arabia carried out its 800th execution last week, marking an almost two-fold increase in the use of the medieval practice since King Salman assumed power in 2015, a rights group says. Reprieve, a UK-based non-profit organization, said in a report on Tuesday that the Riyadh regime last week beheaded …

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Saudi fighter jets strike Yemeni cities again despite ceasefire claim

Saudi jets have targeted a number of areas across Yemen overnight despite a so-called ceasefire that the Riyadh-led coalition of aggressors has announced itself. Yemen’s al-Masirah television network said the warplanes bombarded Wadi Dhahr area of the Hamdan district in the capital, Sana’a, as well as an area close to …

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Saudi Arabia blocks Turkish state media outlets

Saudi Arabia has blocked access to the online platforms of two Turkish state media outlets, as tensions continue to simmer between Riyadh and Ankara more than two years after the Saudi state-sponsored murder of a journalist in Turkey. Saudi authorities reportedly blocked the websites of Turkish Anadolu and TRT on …

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