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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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Saudi King launches billion dollar beautification programme

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will spearhead a $23 billion scheme to beautify the Saudi Arabian capital, the Saudi Press Agency has announced this week. They added it is intended that the project transform Riyadh into “one of the world’s most liveable cities”. The plans will include the possibility for an additional $15 billion of private sector financing, and the opportunity for the…
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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…
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Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia chairs workshop on tourism

As many of us are dreaming about warmer climates to take our minds of the English winter weather, the tourism industry throughout the world also needs to consider what they have to tempt us. Such subjects were on the agenda this week in the historic Diriyah’s Al-Turaif district, near Riyadh. Here, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was chairing a Tourism Talk with the Council for Economic and…
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