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22 Nov
Khashoggi, fiancee ,Justin Bieber ,Saudi
27 Oct
Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, aims to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2060, says Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, days before the COP26 global climate summit. In March, Saudi Arabia unveiled a sweeping campaign to tackle climate change and reduce carbon emissions, including a plan to plant billions of trees in the coming decades.
20 Oct
Icy relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran are thawing — and may lead to renewed bilateral ties. Realistically, diplomatic offices might open soon but it is unlikely that the countries will become close allies.
1 Oct
This week on The Observers, we start with the story of Ethiopian migrants who have been kept in Saudi Arabian prisons for months in poor conditions, with dirty surroundings and little to eat or drink. We spoke to Arafat Jibril Bakrii, a human rights activist who has been helping migrants to share photos and videos of their living conditions.
8 Sep
Michael Fawcett has stepped aside to allow a probe into allegations that he offered to help secure a knighthood and British citizenship for a wealthy Saudi businessman.
14 Jun
No foreign pilgrims will be able to attend this year's hajj. Saudi Arabia's leading religious council has decided that protecting the population is the most important goal.
28 Mar
Saudi Arabia's state-backed oil company Aramco announced a heavy slump in profits, as the global coronavirus pandemic takes its economic toll.
11 Mar
The rights activist has championed women's right to drive and for an end to Saudi's male guardianship system. She had hoped the court would amend her sentence.
8 Mar
Smoke billows over Sanaa as a Saudi-led military coalition mounts airstrikes on Yemen's Huthi-controlled capital after it intercepted 10 drones launched by the Iran-backed rebels.
7 Mar
Supporters of the Yemeni Huthi rebels take to the streets of the rebel-held capital Sanaa to protest against the blockade imposed on their country by the Saudi-led military coalition.
13 Feb
As far as Saudi Arabia is concerned, Loujain al-Hathloul was a threat to national security. Some believe the new US administration under Joe Biden had a hand in her release.
17 Jan
Qataris are seen crossing the Abu Samrah border into Saudi Arabia after the two Gulf states reopened their land border, as they restore ties following a landmark deal to end a three and a half year rift.

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