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UN human rights expert calls on Saudi Arabia to free women activists

Added: 09.07.2020 16:54 | 0 views | 0 comments

A United Nations special rapporteur has called on the member states of the UN Human Rights Council to pressure Saudi Arabia to free women activists, four months before the Arab kingdom holds the 2020 G20 Riyadh summit. Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur for extrajudicial summary or arbitrary executions, made the call during a speech to the council in Geneva on Thursday. The Saudi regime should release “prisoners of conscience, women, human rights defenders that are currently in prison for demanding the right to drive,” she said. Saudi authorities put at least a dozen prominent women’s activists behind bars in 2018 as...

Yemen: UK to resume Saudi arms sales after humanitarian review

Added: 07.07.2020 16:51 | 0 views | 0 comments

Campaigners say the move is "morally bankrupt" after ministers find "isolated" humanitarian violations.

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UK to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia despite 'possible' war crimes in Yemen, government says

Added: 07.07.2020 14:05 | 0 views | 0 comments

Britain is to resume selling arms to Saudi Arabia despite assessing that the country could be using them to commit war crimes, the government has announced. International trade secretary Liz Truss said on Tuesday that the government had completed a review of how...

New airport design resembles shimmering desert mirage

Added: 04.07.2020 11:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

A lavish new airport designed to look like a shimmering desert mirage has been unveiled as part of Saudi Arabia's multi-billion plan to reinvent itself as a major international tourism destination.

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Khashoggi murder trial begins in Turkish court

Added: 03.07.2020 22:32 | 0 views | 0 comments

The trial of 20 Saudi nationals accused in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi has started in Istanbul. The defendants are being tried in absentia. CBS News foreign correspondent Imtiaz Tyab reports.


Saudi consulate staff describe strange events on day of Khashoggi's death

Added: 03.07.2020 17:57 | 0 views | 0 comments

Staff who worked at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul around the time of Jamal Khashoggi's murder told a court Friday that they were told to stay away from the residence on the day the dissident journalist went missing in 2018.

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20 Khashoggi murder suspects on trial in Turkey in absentia

Added: 03.07.2020 10:41 | 0 views | 0 comments

Two former aides of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are among them. The suspects, all Saudis, fled to the kingdom and some were tried there.


Turkey begins trial of 20 Saudis charged with the murder of Jamal Khashoggi

Added: 03.07.2020 9:20 | 1 views | 0 comments

The trial of 20 Saudi nationals charged with the murder of Jamal Khashoggi opened in an Istanbul courtroom on Friday, and his fiancée hopes the case will offer new clues to the whereabouts of the dissident journalist's remains.

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Jailed Saudis Seek Influence in Washington to Counter Crown Prince

Added: 02.07.2020 11:44 | 0 views | 0 comments

Some are hiring lobbyists with links to the Trump administration, looking to build support at a time when the de facto Saudi ruler is beset by economic problems and criticism over human rights violations.

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News: Saudi Arabia begins work on Diriyah Gate Development

Added: 02.07.2020 6:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

Development work has commenced on the first phase of US$20 billion Diriyah Gate Development Authority development pipeline. Officials hope the move marks the beginning of a bold new era of construction and transformation for Diriyah, a city within Riyadh province, Saudi Arabia.


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