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Rights groups condemn Saudi women activists' arrests

DUBAI International rights groups have condemned the arrests this week of at least seven prominent Saudi Arabian women's rights activists who previously campaigned for the right to drive, which the conservative kingdom is set to grant from next month. | Video

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Saudi Arabia feeding on scraps as they return to top table 21 May 2018

HONG KONG Saudi Arabia make their return to the finals of the World Cup for the first time since Germany in 2006 in a situation that is all too familiar to those who know the game in the Gulf state.

Factbox - Saudi Arabia World Cup 21 May 2018

Factbox on the Saudi Arabia national team ahead of the 2018 World Cup:

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Al Shehri not short of creative spark for Saudis 21 May 2018

HONG KONG What Yahya Al Shehri lacks in stature he more than makes up for in influence in the Saudi Arabia side that is heading to the World Cup finals in Russia.

FACTBOX-Soccer-Saudi Arabia World Cup factbox 21 May 2018

May 21 Factbox on the Saudi Arabia national team ahead of the 2018 World Cup:

Soccer-Al Shehri not short of creative spark for Saudis 21 May 2018

HONG KONG, May 21 What Yahya Al Shehri lacks in stature he more than makes up for in influence in the Saudi Arabia side that is heading to the World Cup finals in Russia.

Soccer-Saudi Arabia feeding on scraps as they return to top table 21 May 2018

HONG KONG, May 21 Saudi Arabia make their return to the finals of the World Cup for the first time since Germany in 2006 in a situation that is all too familiar to those who know the game in the Gulf state.

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Trump Jr. met Gulf princes' emissary in 2016 who offered campaign help 19 May 2018

WASHINGTON Donald Trump Jr., the U.S. president's eldest son, met in August 2016 with an envoy representing the crown princes of United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. | Video

Saudi Arabia arrests women activists ahead of lifting of driving ban 18 May 2018

DUBAI Saudi Arabia has arrested at least five people, mostly women who previously agitated for the right to drive and an end to the kingdom's male guardianship system, rights activists said on Friday.

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Saudi Arabia assures on supply as oil hits $80 a barrel 18 May 2018

RIYADH Saudi Arabia said on Friday it is consulting other oil producers in and outside OPEC to ensure the world has adequate supplies to support economic growth after prices hit $80 a barrel for the first time since 2014.

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Foreign media head to North Korea in sign nuclear shutdown will go ahead

BEIJING A group of roughly two dozen journalists from Western and Chinese news organisations departed for North Korea on Tuesday to witness the closure of its nuclear test site, an indication that the shut-down will go ahead.