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Riyadh to host Saudi Arabia’s first Arab Fashion Week

Saudi Arabia is set to host its first Arab Fashion Week next month as part of a push to support aspiring Saudi designers and drive growth in the sector. Princess Noura bint Faisal, honorary president of the Arab Fashion Council (AFC), announced the news

Prominent Saudi columnist jailed for accusing Royal Court of corruption

A prominent Saudi columnist has been jailed for five years for criticising the country’s Royal Courts, the official body that represents the king and crown prince. State-linked Saudi newspaper, Okaz, reported yesterday that a specialised criminal court had sentenced Saleh Al-Shehi for “insulting the royal court”.

Germany stops selling weapons to Saudi Arabia

Germany has stopped selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and almost all of its allies waging war on Yemen, in a decision likely to have both an impact on the Riyadh regime and a domino effect on other Western and non-Western countries exporting arms to

US to finalise $500m military sale to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is in advanced discussions with the U.S. government about buying two frigates based on a coastal warship that Lockheed Martin Corp is building for the U.S. Navy, and could reach agreement by the end of the year, according to sources familiar with

Saudi territory under ballistic missiles of Yemeni forces

Yemeni forces say they have fired ballistic missiles at two key targets in southwestern Saudi Arabia in retaliation for the kingdom’s fatal raids. The Yemeni army’s missile division specified the targets as a Saudi military command center in Najran region, which came under fire