Author Archives: ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and AYA BATRAWY

Saudi oil tanker suffers ‘minor damage’ after attack by Yemeni rebels

Yemen’s Houthi rebels attacked a Saudi oil tanker in the Red Sea on Tuesday, causing “minor damage” to the ship, the Saudi-led coalition battling the rebels said. Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia says corruption probe detainees will face trial

Saudi Arabia’s newly-established anti-corruption committee overseeing the arrests of top princes and officials said Monday that evidence of widespread corruption has been uncovered among “influential officials and senior executives” and that trials wil… Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia intercepts missile targeting main airport

Saudi Arabia said its forces intercepted Saturday evening a ballistic missile fired from Yemen toward one of the kingdom’s major international airports on the outskirts of the capital, Riyadh. Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive for 1st time next year

Women will be allowed to drive for the first time next summer in Saudi Arabia, the ultra-conservative kingdom announced, marking a significant expansion of women’s rights in the only the country that barred them from getting behind the wheel. Continue reading

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Saudi king names son heir as new generation encircles throne

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Wednesday appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, placing him first-in-line to the throne and removing the country’s counterterrorism czar and a figure well-known to Washington from the line of s… Continue reading

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