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120,000-year-old footprints found in Saudi Arabia — and they might be human

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Hundreds of fossilized footprints dating back 120,000 years have been discovered in Saudi Arabia, and they might point to the earliest evidence of human movement into the region, according to a new study in Science ...

As US retreats, Saudi Arabia and Iran are trying to mend fences

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A version of this story first appeared in the April 25 edition of CNN's Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region's biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi, UAE As Gulf Ara...

Biden administration notifies Congress of $650 million arms sale to Saudi Arabia

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Washington The State Department notified Congress of a new $ 650 million arms sale to Saudi Arabia today, according to a State Department spokesperson. The sale comes as the Biden administration continues to grapp...

Biden administration pauses arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE, sources say

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Washington The Biden administration has paused arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as it conducts a wider review of agreements worth billions of dollars made by the Trump administration, sources f...

CNN Exclusive: US intel and satellite images show Saudi Arabia is now building its own ballistic missiles with help of China

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Washington US intelligence agencies have assessed that Saudi Arabia is now actively manufacturing its own ballistic missiles with the help of China, CNN has learned, a development that could have significant ripple e...

France begins terrorism probe into Saudi Arabia blast ahead of Dakar Rally

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Paris French prosecutors have opened a terrorism investigation into an explosion in Saudi Arabia that injured a French driver ahead of the Dakar Rally. The blast hit a support vehicle belonging to the French team Sod...

Guantanamo detainee repatriated to mental health facility in Saudi Arabia

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Washington A Saudi detainee at the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was sent back to his home country for mental health treatment after being detained by the US government for more than 20 years, the Defen...

Guantanamo detainee to be transferred to mental health facility in Saudi Arabia

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The US government is set to transfer a detainee from the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba who authorities once alleged was an al-Qaeda operative who planned to be the "20th hijacker" on 9/11 but failed to ...

Investigation finds World Bank leaders pushed staffers to boost rankings for China and Saudi Arabia in high-profile reports

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Atlanta (CNN Business)The World Bank says it will stop publishing its annual Doing Business economic report after an independent investigation found bank leaders placed "undue pressure" on staffers to alter data to i...

Jack Hedley from ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’ ‘For Your Eyes Only’ dead at 92

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A note in today’s "Times" said Hedley, who was born Jack Hawkins, had died on December 11 after a "short illness bravely borne." At Hedley’s request, there will be no funeral. Hedley was born in London in 1930 and st...

Justin Bieber performs at Formula One race in Saudi Arabia despite protests

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The Canadian pop star, 27, didn't cancel his appearance at the Formula One race despite human rights campaigners and activists calling on the singer to boycott his performance to protest the kingdom’s arrests and cra...

Leading oil exporter Saudi Arabia aims to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2060, Crown Prince MBS says

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Saudi Arabia plans to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2060, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) said Saturday ahead of COP26, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference. The country aims to reach its goal "through ...

Pentagon pulls missile defense, other systems from Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries

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The Pentagon is pulling missile defense systems and other military hardware and personnel from Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East, according to a defense official, as it realigns its mission and for...

Saudi Arabia announces new ceasefire offer to end Yemen war

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Abu Dhabi, UAE Saudi Arabia's top diplomat announced on Monday a proposal to end the six-year conflict in Yemen, including an offer of a ceasefire and political agreement with the Iran-backed Houthi rebels who contro...

Saudi Arabia claims victory in its first ever women’s international match

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It was a historic day for Saudi Arabia as the women's national football team played, and won, its first official international match on Sunday. The Saudis traveled to the Maldives to beat the Seychelles 2-0 in a fr...

Saudi Arabia is experiencing the downside of betting on the Trump family

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This was excerpted from the February 25 edition of CNN's Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Click here to read past editions and subscribe. In diplomacy, as in physics, every...

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