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Saudi King makes UN debut

King Salman of Saudi Arabia, 84, addressed the United Nations General Assembly for the first time on Wednesday where he called for a comprehensive solution on Iran and disarming Iranian affiliate Hezbollah in Lebanon. Like the other monarchs who have spoken at the 75th General Assembly this year, King Salman did so via video from his country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He addressed Middle…
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Saudi King Salman, 84, admitted to hospital

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has been admitted to hospital. The 84-year-old monarch was admitted to a hospital in the capital of Riyadh after suffering from gall bladder problems. Saudi Arabia’s state news agency, SPA, said on Monday that His Majesty was…
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Saudi Princess Reema elected to International Olympic Committee

Saudi Arabia’s Princess Reema bint Bandar al-Saud has been elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Her inclusion was approved during the IOC’s 136th session. The IOC made the announcement of her election on Friday. She is one of four new members to the organisation that has 105 members. Her Royal Highness posted about her new role on her official…
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Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia expected to make third attempt to buy Manchester United

Manchester United is reportedly expecting Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia to make a third attempt to buy the team. The Crown Prince has made two previous offers, including a £3 billion offer, and is expected to attempt to buy the football club once again. Financial experts estimate that the royal would have to offer at least £4 billion to have a chance. Manchester United…
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Saudi Prince named foreign minister

A Saudi Prince has been named Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by King Salman via Royal Decree. This was part of a parital cabinet reshuffle taking place to help improve the kingdom’s image after the death of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal…
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Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia takes responsibility for Khashoggi killing: "It happened under my watch"

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said he bears responsibility for the killing of Saudi journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi because it “happened under my watch.” The son of King Salman of Saudi Arabia made the comments on a PBS interview documentary set to be aired in the US next week. The Crown Prince said, “It happened under my watch. I get all the responsibility…
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