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New Sound at Saudi Soccer Game: Women Cheering From the Stands

Ahead of the soccer game, there was another small sign of change: the country’s first car showroom dedicated to female customers was opened. Photo Men and women seated together in the families section cheered. [...]
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Why Saad Hariri Had That Strange Sojourn in Saudi Arabia

The day Mr. Hariri was ordered to report to Riyadh, he was just a pawn in the crown prince’s overall battle: to rein in the regional ambitions of Saudi Arabia’s longtime rival, Iran. Photo A poster of Mr. Hariri [...]
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World’s Most Expensive Home? Another Bauble for a Saudi Prince

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The ownership of the chateau, in Louveciennes, France, near Versailles, is carefully shrouded by shell companies in France and Luxembourg. Those companies are owned by Eight Investment Company, a Saudi firm managed by the head of Crown [...]
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Saudi Arabia to Allow Movie Theaters After 35-Year Ban

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The social overhauls are part of a broad plan to open up the kingdom’s economy and to reduce its near-total dependence on oil. To that same end, the crown prince has simultaneously embarked on a broad crackdown against corruption, holding [...]
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Mystery Buyer of $450 Million ‘Salvator Mundi’ Was a Saudi Prince

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A spokeswoman for Christie’s, the auction house that sold “Salvator Mundi,” said it did not comment on the identities of any buyers or sellers without their permission. Prince Bader did not respond to a detailed request for comment. [...]
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Lebanese Prime Minister Meets Macron in France After Mysterious Saudi Stay

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Mr. Hariri, for his part, said he feared for his safety in Lebanon. With European diplomats scrambling to defuse the crisis, France seized the role of mediator. France has strong ties to Lebanon, dating from the early 20th century, and [...]
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The Upstart Saudi Prince Who’s Throwing Caution to the Winds

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But analysts around the region debate whether the headlong rush might be driven more by a desire to consolidate power before a possible royal succession, desperation for cash to pay for his plans or simply unchecked ambition to put his [...]
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Lebanon’s Leader, Still in Saudi Arabia, Claims He’s Free to Go

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Adding to their suspicions, Mr. Hariri’s resignation came on the same day that the assertive Saudi crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, oversaw the arrests of hundreds of Saudis in what he says is a corruption crackdown and critics say [...]
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Saudi Arabia Orders Its Citizens Out of Lebanon, Raising Fears of War

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The backdrop to the crisis was a series of steps by Saudi Arabia in recent days to confront its ascendant regional rival, Iran, and the surprise arrests of about 200 Saudis, including 11 princes, in what the government describes as an [...]
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Iran’s President Defends Yemeni Rebel Attack on Saudi Capital

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“We see this as an act of war,” the Saudi foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, said in an interview on CNN on Monday. “Iran cannot lob missiles at Saudi cities and towns and expect us not to take steps.” Iranian commanders have denied [...]