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Saudi Arabia bans 50 baby names

Dubai: Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry has banned 50 given names including “foreign” names, names related to royalty and those it considers to be blasphemous. Saudis will no longer be able to give their children names such as Amir (prince), Linda or Abdul Nabi (Slave of the Prophet) after the civil ...

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Sheikh Al-Saffar: Takfiris use youths as ‘firewood’ for their conflicts

A Saudi prominent cleric says Takfiri groups as well as certain regional and international intelligence bodies are using Saudi youths as “firewood” for their own conflicts and problems. During his praying sermon on Friday in Saudi Arabia’s eastern city of Qatif, Sheikh Hassan Saffar criticized extremist groups for their “radical ...

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New Saudi law allows protesters be tried as terrorists

Saudi Arabia has put into effect a new law that allows the kingdom to prosecute as a terrorist anyone who demands reform, exposes corruption or otherwise engages in dissent. The law states that any act that “undermines” the state or society, including calls for regime change in Saudi Arabia, can ...

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KSA suffering rampant corruption: Saudi Prince

A Saudi prince says his country is suffering from rampant and crouching corruption in state organizations, the scope of which is gradually being revealed to the public. In a letter to the head of Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption organization, Prince al-Waleed bin Talal Al Saud has demanded that it stand against ...

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