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Saudi Arabia finally congratulates Biden on his win

Saudi Arabia finally congratulated Joe Biden on Sunday over his election victory, more than 24 hours after he defeated Donald Trump, who had close personal ties with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The former US vice president pledged in his campaign to reassess ties with the kingdom, demanding more accountability[…]

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HRW seeks information on Saudi Arabia’s Nayef

Human Rights Watch has called on Saudi Arabia to explain whether its former crown prince has been under house arrest since he was overthrown last month. The international rights advocacy group has called on Saudi Arabia to clarify immediately whether there are restrictions on the movements of Mohammad bin Nayef[…]

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Saudi King Salman names son as crown prince

Saudi King Salman on Wednesday named his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, completing a gradual removal of powers from the previous prince Mohammed bin Nayef, 57, who has been fired. According to a royal decree issued by the official Saudi Press Agency, Mohammed bin Salman, 31, was also[…]

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Riyadh summit discusses ways of rooting out terrorism

US President Donald Trump, leaders and representatives of 55 Arab and Muslim-dominated countries kicked off their Arab-Islamic-American summit in Riyadh on Sunday, focusing on unity in the fight against terrorism. King Salman of Saudi Arabia was the first to address the summit, telling the gathering that Islam provided the best[…]

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King orders review of Haj plans

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has ordered a review of the Kingdom’s Haj plans and entire procedures for the annual pilgrimage of Haj following the stampede in Mina. The King also directed the agencies concerned to carry out a prompt investigation into circumstances that led to the[…]

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Saudi’s new king a force for unity

Saudi Arabia’s new king, Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, is a veteran of the country’s top leadership, versed in diplomacy from nearly 50 years as the governor of the capital Riyadh and known as a mediator of disputes within the sprawling royal family. Salman, 79, had increasingly taken on the[…]

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