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Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, who is alleged to have suffered electric shocks, beatings, waterboarding and sexual harassment during detention. Photograph: Reuters

Human rights groups have condemned the trials in Saudi Arabia of 11 women activists who campaigned against male guardianship, which treats women as mi(...)

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul is seen in this undated handout picture. Photograph: Marieke Wijntjes/Handout/Rueters

Saudi Arabian women’s rights activists stood trial on Wednesday for the first time since their arrest over nine months ago, a case that has intensifie(...)

Sunset, Jemma El Fna, Marrakesh, Morocco

“I believe that Marrakesh ought to be earned as a destination. The journey is the preparation for the experience. Reaching it too fast derides it, mak(...)

Two unnamed Saudi sisters, aged 18 and 20, stand in front of a view of the building which houses the local Saudi consulate in Hong Kong on February 22nd. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty

Ahead of today’s celebrations of International Women’s Day, 36 countries, including all EU member states, signed a statement criticising Saudi Arabia’(...)

Fatima Hadi, a 12-year-old displaced Yemeni girl suffering from acute malnutrition, is treated at a hospital in Yemen’s northwestern Hajjah province. Photograph:   Essa Ahmed / AFP

British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt arrived in Oman on Friday seeking an end to the four-year war that has devastated Yemen and plunged its populati(...)

Saudi Princess Reema bint Bandar al-Saud: well-versed in Washington’s ways. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP

The appointment of Reema bint Bandar as Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US makes her the first female envoy in the kingdom’s history. She replaces Pr(...)

 Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and India’s prime minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday he saw investment opportunities of more than $100 billion (€88 billion) in India ov(...)

 Vogtle nuclear power plans near Waynesboro, Georgia in the US. A Democrat-led committee says that in the rush to transfer technology to the Saudis Trump aides may have violated regulations. Photograph:  Pallava Bagla/Corbis via Getty Images

White House officials have been pushing a plan to sell US nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia in potential defiance of legal restrictions and reg(...)

Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan and Saudi Arabia’s  prince Mohammed bin Salman  in Islamabad,  February 18th. Photograph: Press handout via Reuters

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has embarked on a three-nation Asian tour with the aim of demonstrating he is welcome in the east if not in som(...)

A demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October. Photograph: Osman Orsal/Reuters

More than four months after the brutal killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, we are no closer to seeing his ki(...)

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