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Saudi Royal Palace comes under attack - two guards are confirmed dead

A gunman has opened fire outside the Al-Salam Palace on Saturday, killing two members of the Saudi Royal Guard. According to Saudi Arabian media, a security spokesman for the Interior Ministry confirmed that an attacker opened fire upon the royal palace after exiting a vehicle. Two royal guards have been shot dead and three others were injured. SPA reports that the gunman was shot dead. The…
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Saudi King orders that a columnist is dismissed after comparison with Allah

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered that a newspaper columnist is suspended from the al-Jazirah newspaper after the columnist compared him to God. The newspaper column written by Ramadan al-Anzi described King Salman as “Haleem” or forbearing and “Shadeed al-Eqab”, which means strict in punishment. The terms are both associated with God in Islam. Giving divine…
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Eight UAE princesses to face trial in Belgium over "inhumane" treatment of servants

In 2008, eight princesses from the Al Nahyan family from the United Arab Emirates stayed at the Conrad Hotel in Brussels. On 29 July of that year, all of them were charged with exploiting servants while living there. Princess Sheikha al-Nahyan and her seven daughters have been accused of trafficking servants into Belgium and treating them in an “inhumane” manner. The princesses…
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