Mystery Buyer of $450 Million ‘Salvator Mundi’ Was a Saudi Prince

Mystery Buyer of $450 Million ‘Salvator Mundi’ Was a Saudi Prince

A spokeswoman for Christie’s, the auction house that sold “Salvator Mundi,” said it did not comment on the identities of any buyers or sellers without their permission. Prince Bader did not respond to a detailed request for comment. But as...
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UAE announces new Saudi alliance that could reshape Gulf relations

UAE announces new Saudi alliance that could reshape Gulf relations

The United Arab Emirates has announced the formation of a new political and military alliance with Saudi Arabia, throwing into doubt the future of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Gulf states’ 36-year-old political and trading bloc. The announcement, made a...
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World Cup 2018 draw – live!

World Cup 2018 draw – live!

BONG! It’s 3pm GMT, 6pm in Moscow. Showtime. Is it me, or can you tell – if you’re really eagle-eyed, obviously – which ball is Russia’s here? BelgianRedDevils (@BelRedDevils) All set ! ⚽️🏆🇧🇪 #WorldCupDraw pic.twitter.com/iygVHOzxYu Dece...
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Saudi prince Miteb bin Abdullah pays $1bn in corruption settlement

Saudi prince Miteb bin Abdullah pays $1bn in corruption settlement

The senior Saudi prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender for the throne, has been released from detention after paying more than $1bn in a settlement with authorities, a Saudi official said. Miteb, 65, the son of...
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Lebanon’s Vanishing Prime Minister Is Back at Work. Now What?

Lebanon’s Vanishing Prime Minister Is Back at Work. Now What?

Now Mr. Hariri is at home once again — and everyone is trying to figure out what comes next. “Where do we go from here?” said Nadim Munla, senior adviser to Mr. Hariri. “Everybody is monitoring Iran and Hezbollah, and...
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After a Mysterious Odyssey, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Is Home

After a Mysterious Odyssey, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Is Home

Mr. Hariri’s resignation announcement came amid swirling tensions in the Middle East as an increasingly assertive Saudi Arabia seeks to push back against growing Iranian influence. Mr. Hariri was widely seen as resigning under pressure from the Saudi crown p...
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The Upstart Saudi Prince Who’s Throwing Caution to the Winds

The Upstart Saudi Prince Who’s Throwing Caution to the Winds

But analysts around the region debate whether the headlong rush might be driven more by a desire to consolidate power before a possible royal succession, desperation for cash to pay for his plans or simply unchecked ambition to put his...
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Case of Missing Lebanese Prime Minister Stirs Middle East Tensions

Case of Missing Lebanese Prime Minister Stirs Middle East Tensions

Now analysts and diplomats are scrambling to figure out what the latest developments mean, whether they are connected and whether, as some analysts fear, they are part of a buildup to a regional war. Mr. Hariri, until he announced his...
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Saudi women permitted to attend bike stunt event

Saudi women permitted to attend bike stunt event

In another step towards opening public spaces to women, Saudi Arabia allowed families into a stadium for the first time to watch entertainment.The only other time women were allowed into a stadium was in September for National Day celebrations.READ MORE: Saud...
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Trump’s Bid to End Saudi-Qatar Stalemate Ends in Recriminations

Trump’s Bid to End Saudi-Qatar Stalemate Ends in Recriminations

But Friday’s phone call between the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, and the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, seemed to underscore only how hard it might be to settle the angry, often petty, dispute....
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Young Girl Is Sole Survivor After Airstrike Topples Her Yemen Home

Young Girl Is Sole Survivor After Airstrike Topples Her Yemen Home

Photo A man carries Buthaina Muhammad Mansour, believed to be 4 or 5, rescued from the site an air strike that killed eight of her family members in Sanaa, Yemen. Credit Khaled Abdullah/Reuters A young girl pulled from the rubble...
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