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Saudi entertainment chief sacked after outrage over circus

Ahmad al-Khatib's sacking comes in the midst of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's far-reaching liberalization drive that has ended decades-long bans on women driving and cinemas, and allowed some mixed-gender concerts

Ahmad al-Khatib's sacking comes in the midst of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's ...

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Saudi entertainment chief sacked after outrage over circus

The current figure is equivalent to the entire population of Thailand, and the number of ...

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Record 68.5 million people displaced worldwide – UN

It is Jolie's third visit to the camp as UNHCR special envoy, after previous visits in ...

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In Iraq, Angelina Jolie calls for focus on conflict prevention

Martin Griffiths is expected to propose to rebel leaders that they cede control of the ...

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UN envoy in Yemen for Hodeida crisis talks

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres tells the Security Council that debris from the ...

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Parts of Yemen missiles fired at Saudi Arabia were Iranian-made – UN report

(3rd UPDATE) The clashes come as the UN Security Council meet for urgent talks on the ...

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Yemen rebel leader defiant as dozens die in battle for key port

An amendment presented by the United States that condemns Hamas for 'inciting violence' ...

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120 countries at UN condemn Israel over Gaza violence

Ahead of the historic lifting of a decades-long ban on female drivers in Saudi Arabia on ...

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Saudi women rev up motorbikes as end to driving ban nears

Nationalist cleric Moqtada Sadr hails the formation of 'a true alliance to accelerate the ...

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Iraq's Sadr announces alliance with pro-Iranian Ameri

US President Donald Trump's handshake with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore ...

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