Saudi Arabia

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 Arabia

King Salman calls for a political solution in Yemen

King Salman of Saudi Arabia gave his annual policy speech this week at the beginning of the third year of the Shoura Council’s seventh session. He used to speech to both outline the Kingdom’s foreign policy and to also comment on how progress was being made domestically…
Saudi Arabia

King of Saudi Arabia releases statement on Afghan ceasefire during Eid Al-Fitr and hopes for renewal

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia released a statement regarding the Afghan ceasefire and reconciliation a few days ago. The Saudi Royal Court stated that the King followed the truce with great interest during those few days. In the statement, His Majesty welcomed the ceasefire during Eid Al-Fitr by the Taliban and the Afghan government. He added that he hopes the truce and…
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Saudi Arabia

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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International royals

Dozens of Princes and Princesses Fleeing Saudi Arabia

Dozens of Saudi Princes and Princesses are leaving Saudi Arabia in fear for their lives after the empowerment of King Salman and his son Muhammad bin Salman as deputy crown prince. A large number of the Saudi royal family believe that their lives are in danger and fear being assassinated at any moment. Several Princes and Princess are not allowed to leave the country and are under supervision in…
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