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Saudi runaway sisters plead for help on social media

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Two Saudi sisters appealed for help Wednesday from the former Soviet republic of Georgia after fleeing their country, in the latest case of runaways from the ultra-conservative kingdom using social media [...]

Saudi Women’s Rights Activists Granted Release, but Their Trial Continues

Rights groups have reported that some of the women were subjected to torture and other physical and psychological abuse in jail. During a court hearing on Wednesday, several of the women told a three-judge panel that they had been tortured [...]

It Wasn’t Just Khashoggi: A Saudi Prince’s Brutal Drive to Crush Dissent

WASHINGTON — Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia authorized a secret campaign to silence dissenters — which included the surveillance, kidnapping, detention and torture of Saudi citizens — more than a year before [...]

American Woman, Divorced From Saudi Husband, Is Trapped in Saudi Arabia

Even after the divorce, her ex-husband remained the sponsor of Ms. Vierra’s residency, as well as the guardian of her and her daughter, Ms. Carroll said. In December, he refused to give them permission to travel, meaning that they missed [...]

Saudi Arabia Is Said to Have Tortured an American Citizen

A dual citizen of Saudi Arabia and the United States had been imprisoned in the Ritz Carlton in Riyadh for about a week when he heard a knock on his door. Guards dragged Walid Fitaihi, a Harvard-trained physician, to another room, according [...]

Saudi prosecutors say women’s rights activists to face trial

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Prosecutors in Saudi Arabia have referred detained women’s rights activists to trial, saying those charged “enjoy all rights preserved by the laws in the kingdom” after they were reportedly tortured [...]

Kushner Met With Saudi Crown Prince to Push Mideast Peace Plan

ISTANBUL — Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, met with the Saudi king and crown prince during a tour of the Middle East to try to build momentum for his long-awaited plan for peace between Israel and [...]

Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, first Saudi female ambassador, replaces king’s son in U.S

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia appointed its first female ambassador early Sunday to serve as its top diplomat in the United States, pulling a son of King Salman back to the kingdom to serve as deputy defense minister amid deteriorating [...]

Yemen Dispatch: For Yemen Child Soldiers, a Refuge Mixes Play With Saudi Propaganda

MARIB, Yemen — A display on one side of the doorway holds children’s drawings of violence and gore: red scribbles of blood on pencil sketches of bombs, bullets and bodies; a machine gun firing across a stone wall into a tent; a [...]

Apple and Google Pressured to Dump Saudi App Where Men Track Women Relatives

BEIRUT, Lebanon — A Saudi mobile application that lets men track and restrict the movements of women in the kingdom has come under increased scrutiny this week with an American senator and rights groups urging Apple and Google to [...]