Al Saud

Saudi Prince Unveils Sweeping Plans to End “Addiction” To Oil

By Samia Nakhoul, William Maclean and Marwa Rashad RIYADH, April 25  – The powerful young prince overseeing Saudi Arabia’s economy unveiled ambitious plans on Monday aimed at ending the kingdom’s “addiction” to oil and transforming it into a global investment power. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Riyadh would raise the capital of its

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Small Steps for Women’s Rights and Democracy in Saudi Poll

By Angus McDowall RIYADH, Dec 1 – Saudi Arabian women are running for election and voting for the first time on Dec. 12, but their enfranchisement marks only a pigeon step towards democracy and gender equality in the autocratic Islamic kingdom. “For 10 years, since men first voted, we have waited for this chance,” said

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