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Canada takes in Saudi teen asylum seeker

AFP | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that Canada was taking in an 18-year-old Saudi asylum seeker who fled her family and harnessed the...

Crunch time in Pakistan – James Dorsey

James M. Dorsey | It’s crunch time in Pakistan. Resolving Pakistan’s financial crisis is likely to require newly appointed prime minister Imran Khan to not...

Pilgrims descend on Mecca for ‘smart hajj’

AFP | Two million Muslims gather in Saudi Arabia this week for the hajj as the annual pilgrimage becomes increasingly hi-tech with apps to help...

Astronomy: The outer frontier of MbS’ liberalization

James M Dorsey | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s investment of $1 billion and option to pump a further $480 million into Richard Branson’s...

Mohammed bin Salman dazzles international media by lifting restrictions on women

James M Dorsey | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has dazzled international media and public opinion by lifting some restrictions on women’s rights, holding...

‘Fire and Fury’: Excerpts from tell-all book on Trump

AFP | The following are excerpts from "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," an incendiary new book by Michael Wolff which was rushed...

Only in Saudi: Jihadists go to ‘5-star’ rehab centre

AFP | With its indoor swimming pool, sun-splashed patios and liveried staff, the Saudi complex has the trappings of a five-star resort, but it...

Saudi Arabia to build $500 billion city in desert

News Analysis | Saudi Arabia intends to build a new futuristic city, a huge industrial zone in its northeast to integrate with regional economies -...

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