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King Salman issues Royal Decree giving women more freedom for travel

King Salman of Saudi Arabia issued a Royal Decree this week that Saudi women will no longer need to acquire permission from a “male guardian” (husband, father, brother, etc.) to obtain a passport, travel or work in another step forward for women’s rights in the kingdom. The decree, written in a gender-neutral manner according to Arab News, was issued on 29 July stresses the…
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Saudi King's older brother dies

King Salman of Saudi Arabia’s older half-brother, Prince Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud died yesterday evening in Jeddah at the age of 96, the Saudi Press Agency confirmed late Sunday quoting the Saudi Royal Court. Prayers will be held today after the Isha prayers at…
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King Salman approves hosting US troops in Saudi Arabia for regional security

King Salman of Saudi Arabia has approved hosting the United States military in his country to bolster both stability and security, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The SPA quoted a Ministry of Defence official who said US troops would enter the kingdom “to increase joint cooperation in defence of regional security and stability and to preserve its peace.” The Saudi Foreign…
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King of Saudi Arabia in Egypt for Official Visit

All eyes in the UK seem to be viewing the EU Arab League summit as an opportunity for the Prime Minister Rt Hon Theresa May to discuss Brexit with some of her EU partners. However, that is very much a side-show, and on Saturday, King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrived in Egypt for a state visit combined with attendance at the summit. It is being held at the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm-El-Sheikh.
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Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia chairs Defence Council meeting

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmanof Saudi Arabia has chaired the first meeting of the Defence Council in Riyadh. The purpose of the Council is essentially to have a strategic overview of Saudi Arabia and its defence capability. The meeting created governance councils to monitor key areas. These are; The Project Review and Investment Board, the Council of Services and Business, the…
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