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How can Saudi Arabia be elected to a UN women’s rights commission?

It’s no joke that the country could even be considered for a position to uphold women’s rights, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

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A word with Naseema Assada

Lydia Noon talks to the Saudi women’s rights activist about guardianship, Twitter hashtags, and suing the government.

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Twitterview: Saudi Arabia and the West

NI editor Vanessa Baird responds to questions on Twitter about her latest magazine ‘Blood brothers’.

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Saudi Arabia is gambling with Islamic State and Co

The birth country of violent Islamic puritanism is playing a dangerous game, writes Alastair Crooke.

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Saudi Arabia: Arming up…

Its not just for show, as the bombing of Yemen illustrates, writes Vanessa Baird.

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'Our friends': Saudi Arabia and the West

Vanessa Baird takes a look at this ‘special relationship’.

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What the Saudi leaks tell us: An interview with Julian Assange

Since June 2015 WikiLeaks has been releasing details of leaked cables and other documents from within the Saudi Foreign Office. Julian Assange explains what’s inside.

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Oil on the skids

The quiet power of oil and money has for decades enabled Saudi Arabia to buy silence and influence. But not for much longer, predicts Nafeez Ahmed.

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Saudi Arabia – The Facts

The key facts you need to know about the country’s people, environment, oil economy, human rights and more.

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Poverty in the land of black gold

Paul Aarts and Carolien Roelants on the plight of poor Saudis.

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Saudi activists – who are they and what do they want?

Madawi Al-Rasheed examines the prospects and limits of activism in the absolute monarchy.

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