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Women’s rights in Saudi Arabia: ‘I escaped to seek a better life’

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It’s a dramatic story that has brought the restrictions faced by women in Saudi Arabia back into the spotlight. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, garnered global attention last week after she locked herself into her hotel room and refused to fly back home. She was fleeing her family in Saudi Arabia and,...
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Saudi teen flies to asylum in Canada

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An asylum seeker who fled Saudi Arabia because of alleged abuse by her family left for Canada from Bangkok on Friday, according to Thailand’s top immigration official. Surachate Hakparn said Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun left for Seoul, South Korea where she will board a connecting flight to Canada. Canadian Prime Minister...
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UN qualifies Saudi woman as refugee

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The UN on Wednesday qualified a Saudi woman for asylum in Australia. In a statement to NPR, Australia’s Department of Homeland Security said: “The UNHCR has referred Ms Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun to Australia for consideration for refugee resettlement.” Australia had said on Tuesday it would consider granting her refugee status...
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Saudi Arabia sends reinforcements to Yemen border

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Saudi Arabia on Monday announced the deployment of additional troops to the Yemeni border. Speaking via Twitter, the Saudi National Guard Ministry said military reinforcements from the Al-Ahsa province were currently en route to the border area. The tweet was accompanied by a photo purporting to show several tank transporters...
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Saudi woman to seek asylum after fleeing family to Thailand

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An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family and barricaded herself inside a Bangkok airport hotel to prevent being expelled by Thai authorities has left the airport after talks with the United Nations refugee agency, an official said on Monday. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun has been at Bangkok’s international airport since...
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Netflix criticized for pulling satire episode in Saudi

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Streaming giant Netflix faced criticism Wednesday for its decision to remove an episode of a comedy show in Saudi Arabia that satirized Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The episode of Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act lambasts bin Salman, arguing original praise heaped on the Saudi leader was misplaced and undue — a...
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Erdogan demands Saudis extradite suspects

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Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded that Saudi Arabia extradite the suspects in writer Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. Speaking after the G20 in Argentina, he said Khashoggi had not featured in the talks and only Canada’s Justin Trudeau had brought the subject up. Saudi Arabia has charged 11 people with...
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Bin Salman on 1st foreign tour since Khashoggi killing

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman leaves for tour of Arab countries, first trip since Oct. 2 Jamal Khashoggi killing Saudi Arabia’s crown prince left his country Thursday for his first visit abroad since the slaying last month of a Saudi journalist in Istanbul, according to the official Saudi SPA...
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Turkey accuses U.S. of turning blind eye to Saudi killing of Khashoggi

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Turkey accused the United States on Wednesday of trying to turn a blind eye to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, and dismissed comments from President Donald Trump on the issue as “comic”. Demonstrators hold posters with picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia...
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Body of Khashoggi dismembered after being killed in Saudi Consulate: Istanbul prosecutor

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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi strangled to death soon after he entered Saudi Consulate, says Istanbul chief prosecutor’s office. Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s body has been disposed of after being dismembered, Istanbul Prosecutor’s Office said on Wednesday. “The body of Khashoggi has been dismembered after being killed in the Saudi Consulate,”...
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Khashoggi’s ‘savage’ murder premeditated: President Erdogan

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Turkish president says his country has strong evidence that Khashoggi’s murder was ‘premeditated’ The Oct. 2 murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was “premeditated”, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday. Speaking during his Justice and Development (AK) Party’s group meeting at parliament, Erdogan addressed details over Turkey’s investigation into...
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Turkish police finds Saudi Consulate car in parking lot

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Diplomatic vehicle found in Istanbul’s Sultangazi district as part of probe into killing of Saudi journalist Khashoggi Turkish police on Monday found a diplomatic vehicle which belongs to the Saudi Consulate in a parking lot as part of the probe into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to...
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Germany stops arms exports to Saudi Arabia

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Merkel says arms exports to Riyadh cannot continue under current circumstances Germany has announced on Sunday that it would stop arms exports to Saudi Arabia amid doubts over Riyadh’s explanation on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Speaking to reporters following a meeting of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in...
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Bin Salman wasn’t aware of Khashoggi killing

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Speaking to Fox News, Saudi FM Adel al-Jubeir dubs incident a ‘tremendous mistake’ Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Sunday claimed journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and the crown prince was “not aware” of it. “The Crown Prince [Mohammed bin Salman] has denied this, he...
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Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died at Istanbul consulate

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Saudi journalist had gone missing since entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died after a brawl inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Saudi Arabia announced Saturday. Preliminary investigations by the Public Prosecution Office into Khashoggi’s disappearance revealed he had gotten into a “quarrel...
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UN calls for immunity lift on Saudi Consulate officials

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Journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been missing since he entered in Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 UN human rights chief on Tuesday called for lifting the immunity of the Saudi consul general and consulate workers in Istanbul to shed light on the case of a missing Saudi journalist. Jamal...
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Saudi Crown Prince says won’t pay US for own security

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Trump said Saudi King wouldn’t last for two weeks in power without U.S. military support Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said his country will not pay Washington for its own security, saying his oil-rich kingdom was created even before the U.S. itself. “Saudi Arabia was there before the United...
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Mecca emir hails success of this year’s Hajj pilgrimage

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This year’s Hajj saw more than 2 million pilgrims converge on holy city of Mecca Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud, the emir of Mecca, announced the “successful” completion of this year’s Hajj pilgrimage season on Friday. One day earlier, some 1.6 million pilgrims concluded the Hajj while another 750,000 remained...

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