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Saudi women to be delivered passports without consent of male guardians

The Shoura Council is planning to table a proposal for discussion on whether to allow Saudi women be issued passports without the consent of...

ISIS claims car bomb blast in Riyadh, no injuries

An explosion damaged a car in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Monday, the Saudi Press Agency reported, an incident the Islamic State (ISIS) militant...

Saudi Arabia: "Muqeem" New Resident Identity Card introduced

The Passport Department has started issuing the new identity card, Muqeem, for expats. However, the department has denied a report on MBC.net that the card...

Saudi 2016 budget marks end of era for lavish Gulf subsidies

An austere state budget released by Saudi Arabia this week is likely to mark the end of an era for the Gulf's lavish cradle-to-grave...

Between the lines: How Mohammed bin Salman is launching his economic revolution

Lost in the headline generating buzz around Mohammed bin Salman’s determination to plow $2 trillion into the Public Investment Fund (PIF) and turn it...

Divorced and widowed Saudi women to get greater legal powers

Saudi Arabia will let divorced women and widows manage family affairs without approval from a man or a court order, a state-aligned newspaper said...

Saudi construction company Binladin terminates 50,000 jobs

Construction company Saudi Binladin Group has laid off 50,000 staff, a newspaper reported on Friday, as pressure on the industry rises amid government spending...

New study: it will soon be 'too hot' to live in some parts of...

There's an old Jon Stewart stand-up bit about spending time in Arizona during the height of summer, and the cooling nozzles built into some...

Saudi film "Barakah yoqabil Barakah" shown at Berlin festival

It's rare that a Saudi Arabian film is shown at a major film festival, but Mahmoud Sabbagh's "Barakah yoqabil Barakah" (Barakah Meets Barakah) has...

Qatar slavery museum aims to address modern exploitation

Amid thatched ceilings and arched doorways in a traditional Qatari house in Doha, a projector beams a quote by Abraham Lincoln onto a wall:...

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