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Outspoken Saudi Princess claims she is being held prisoner

Princess Basmah bint Saud Al Saud, one of the many children of King Saud of Saudi Arabia, has revealed that she is being held in prison. She asked her cousin Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to release her and to provide her with medical care. Princess Basmah is known to be an outspoken human rights advocate, and she has called for Saudi Arabia to become a constitutional monarchy. It is…
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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 Khashoggi. The young 44-year-old royal, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, assumed his post on 23 October 2019. He…
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Daughter of Saudi King found guilty of ordering assault on French worker in Paris

Last week, a Paris court found Princess Hassa bint Salman Al Saud guilty of ordering her bodyguard to beat up a French worker in 2016. The Princess was not present at court, where she was found guilty of violence and complicity to hold someone against their will. Princess Hassa was handed a ten-month suspended sentence and fined €10,000. An international arrest warrant was issued for her in…
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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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Saudi Prince saves defendant on death row from execution

The Governor of Asir, Prince Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has intervened to save the life of a man sentenced to death for murder. Prince Turki bin Tallal was able to mediate between the convicted man and the victim’s family. In doing so, he convinced the victim’s family to forgive the man who killed their son. In turn, he was relieved of the death penalty. Prince Bin Talal spoke of…
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