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British lawmakers say highest Saudi authorities may be responsible for activists' torture

British lawmakers say highest Saudi authorities may be responsible for activists' torture

 Three British lawmakers on Monday endorsed reports that women activists detained in Saudi Arabia have been tortured, and said responsibility for what is likely a violation of international law could lie with “Saudi authorities at the highest level”.  The conclusions of the panel...

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Saudi Arabia cannot restore global reputation: report

Saudi Arabia cannot restore global reputation: report

Saudi Arabia should not be allowed to resume normal relations with the rest of the world until the kingdom "puts on more than a show of change" after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, The Washington Post's Editorial Board said in an opinion piece. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince...

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Pope arrives in UAE for historic Gulf visit

Pope arrives in UAE for historic Gulf visit

 Pope Francis arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, the first visit by a pontiff to the Arabian Peninsula, where he will meet with Muslim and political leaders and celebrate an outdoor mass in the capital Abu Dhabi. The pope, who landed at Abu Dhabi’s airport, will stay in...

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Saudi Arabia to hold trial session for jailed cleric

Saudi Arabia to hold trial session for jailed cleric

Saudi authorities will hold a trial session on Sunday for jailed cleric Sheikh Salman al-Ouda, according to his defense lawyer.  "We have no idea about the reason behind holding this [trial] session," Francois Zimeray said in a statement cited by Arab media.  He said Saudi...

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