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A Moment to Savor: A Saudi Woman Rejoices as Driving Ban Ends

A Moment to Savor: A Saudi Woman Rejoices as Driving Ban Ends Image Hessah Alajaji took to the road on Saturday night in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, hours before the driving was ban officially lifted.CreditTasneem Alsultan for The New York Times By Margaret Coker June 23, 2018 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — ...

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Saudi Women Can Drive, but Here’s the Real Roadblock

Saudi Women Can Drive, but Here’s the Real Roadblock Image Hanan Iskandar, on the motorcycle, and Doaa Bassem, second from left, received training this month to prepare for this Sunday, the first day women will be legally permitted to drive in Saudi Arabia.CreditTasneem Alsultan for The New York Times By ...

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Why Saad Hariri Had That Strange Sojourn in Saudi Arabia

Advertisement BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon’s prime minister, Saad Hariri, was summoned at 8:30 a.m. to the Saudi royal offices — unseemly early, by the Kingdom’s standards — on the second day of a visit that was already far from what he had expected. Mr. Hariri, long an ally of the ...

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World’s Most Expensive Home? Another Bauble for a Saudi Prince

A $ 300 million chateau is one of a string of extravagant purchases for a prince who is cracking down on ill-gotten wealth and preaching fiscal austerity. The Chateau Louis XIV, near Versailles, sold for over $ 300 million to an anonymous buyer.CreditPatrice Diaz Photographer Dec. 16, 2017 LOUVECIENNES, France ...

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Lebanese Prime Minister Meets Macron After Mysterious Saudi Stay

Advertisement Middle East Supported by Lebanese Prime Minister Meets Macron After Mysterious Saudi Stay Image Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon, who has announced his resignation, with President Emmanuel Macron of France, at the Élysée Palace in Paris on Saturday.CreditBenoit Tessier/Reuters PARIS — Lebanon’s absent prime minister arrived in France ...

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Saudi Crown Prince’s Mass Purge Upends a Longstanding System

LONDON — A midnight blitz of arrests ordered by the crown prince of Saudi Arabia over the weekend has ensnared dozens of its most influential figures, including 11 of his royal cousins, in what by Sunday appeared to be the most sweeping transformation in the kingdom’s governance for more than ...

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Saudi King Seeks Warmer Ties With Russia, a Historic Foe

MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia warmly welcomed King Salman of Saudi Arabia under the gleaming chandeliers of the Kremlin on Thursday, signaling a rapprochement between two longtime rivals who have faced off in some of the world’s thorniest conflicts. King Salman’s visit, the first by a Saudi ...

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