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Iran Envoy: ‘All-out War’ to Result if Hit for Saudi Attack

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Any attack on Iran by the U.S. or Saudi Arabia will spark an "all-out war," Tehran's top diplomat warned Thursday, raising the stakes as Washington and Riyadh weigh a response to a drone-and-missile strike on the kingdom's oil ind...
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Saudi Arabia Allows Women to Travel Without Male Consent

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia on Friday published new laws that loosen restrictions on women by allowing all citizens — women and men alike — to apply for a passport and travel freely, ending a long-standing guardianship policy that had controlled...
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Nicki Minaj Pulls out of Saudi Arabia Concert

NEW YORK — Nicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women’s rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. “While I want nothing more than to brin...
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Fiancée of Slain Journalist Khashoggi Urges UN to Take Action

GENEVA — The fiancée of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi took her campaign for justice in his killing to the United Nations' top human rights body Tuesday and urged the U.N. to take "the next step" following a key investigator's finding that Saudi Arabia bears...
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Moon Sightings, Politics Play a Part in Muslim Holiday

BEIRUT — Muslims across the Middle East and beyond began Tuesday marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, one of the most celebrated holidays for the world's 1.5 billion Muslims, amid confusion about the start of the three-day holiday fed partly by politica...