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  1. U.S.-Backed Coalition Bombs School Bus, Killing Dozens of Yemeni KidsA spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition called the bombing a “legitimate military action.”
  2. foreign policy
    While Condemning Iran, the U.S. Contributes to Terrorism in the Middle East, TooAs Iran sanctions were restored, an investigation revealed that the U.S.-backed coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthis routinely cut deals with Al Qaeda.
  3. women's rights
    Women in Saudi Arabia Legally Get Behind the Wheel for the First Time EverOn June 24, the country officially lifted its decades-long ban on women driving.
  4. women's rights
    Saudi Arabia Issues First Drivers’ Licenses to WomenThis comes amid a crackdown on activists.
  5. Here’s More Evidence Broidy May Have Been Covering for Trump in Playmate AffairA bombshell AP report establishes that there was a highly suspicious meeting between the two men.
  6. explainers
    Beyond Russia: Understanding the New Trump Campaign Collusion StoryEverything we know about the newly revealed Trump Tower meeting, the alleged collusion offer from a Gulf State emissary, and what it all might mean.
  7. l'amour
    Vanessa Trump’s Romance With Saudi Prince Reportedly Thwarted by 9/11Vanessa Trump’s past continues to read like a series of increasingly confusing Mad Libs.
  8. Saudi Crown Prince: Israel Has a Right to ExistMohammed Bin Salman went on to say that Iran’s supreme leader is “worse than Hitler.”
  9. foreign policy
    Why the Saudi Crown Prince Might Think He Has Jared Kushner ‘In His Pocket’Kushner spent the last year wooing Mohammed Bin Salman, and during his U.S. visit this week Trump declared that relations are better than ever.
  10. Nikki Haley Says Iran Is Violating U.N. Rules and These Missile Parts Prove ItThe U.S. ambassador to the United Nations held a press conference with “indisputable” proof of Iran’s violations.
  11. cultural exchanges
    Saudi Arabia Just Hosted Its First-Ever Concert by a Female SingerThousands of women attended a performance by Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji.
  12. cultural exchanges
    Nelly Will Play an All-Male Concert in Saudi ArabiaBut will “Hot In Herre” make the set list?
  13. Lebanese PM: I’m Not Being Held Captive by Saudi ArabiaThis is not likely to clear up people’s questions.
  14. women's rights
    Saudi Arabia Just Took Another Step Toward Gender EqualityStadiums in three cities will undergo renovations to accommodate so-called “family” sections.
  15. Bannon Speaks Out for the Forgotten People of the Saudi Royal FamilyThe right-wing populist advocates for the Saudi blockade of Qatar — while a company owned by his rich patron collects checks from the UAE government.
  16. With His Golden Escalator Stalled, Saudi King Forced to Descend Golden StaircaseTough times for King Salman.
  17. foreign affairs
    Don’t Be Fooled by Saudi Arabia’s Plan to Let Women DriveIt doesn’t go very far, and the main intent seems to be drumming up good press for an ambitious young Saudi prince.
  18. lives
    5 Saudi Women React to the End of the Driving Ban“The first thing I’ll do is take my family to a restaurant to celebrate.”
  19. women's rights
    Saudi Arabia Will Allow Women to Obtain Driver’s LicensesWomen are currently banned from driving in Saudi Arabia.
  20. lives
    The Real Lives of Young Women Living in Saudi ArabiaWhat it’s like to come of age in one of the strictest countries in the world.
  21. diplomacy
    All the Extravagant Gifts Trump Received in Saudi ArabiaIncluding 13 robes, to be exact.
  22. domestic violence
    Saudi Man Sentenced to Just 19 Months in Prison for Setting His Wife on FireShe’ll get no compensation for her costly surgeries.
  23. The United States Is Complicit in the Destruction of YemenThe U.S. is helping Saudi Arabia tear apart its poorest neighbor.
  24. saudi vision 2030
    Saudi Arabia Will Let Women Wear Bikinis, But Only at Ritzy New ResortThe Red Sea Project will have 125 miles of beaches and 50 islands.
  25. gender inequality
    A Saudi Women’s Rights Activist Was Freed From Detention Without a Male GuardianMaryam al-Otaibi’s release is being celebrated as a feminist victory.
  26. Trump Urged to Stop Saudi Arabia’s Beheading of Student Set to Study in U.S.Mujtaba al-Sweikat, accepted to Western Michigan University, was arrested for attending pro-democracy protests.
  27. Saudi Woman Arrested for Wearing a Miniskirt in Public Released Without ChargePolice in Saudi Arabia have released Model Khulood, who was arrested for wearing “immodest clothes.”
  28. Woman Wanted by Saudi Police for Posting Snapchat of Herself in a MiniskirtThe country’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice is looking for her.
  29. Report: UAE Orchestrated Qatar Feud by Spreading Fake NewsIn supporting the blockade of Qatar, the president appears to have fallen for a fraud perpetrated by hackers in the United Arab Emirates.
  30. gender inequality
    Saudi Arabia Will Now Let Girls Take Gym ClassThe change will come to public schools at the start of the next academic school year.
  31. Kushner Sought $500 Million Bailout From Top Qatari Investor: ReportAfter that deal fell through, the president’s son-in-law pushed for the U.S. to support the Saudis’ blockade of Qatar.
  32. Saudi Arabia Shakes Up Its Line of SuccessionKing Salman has made his ambitious and hawkish 31-year-old son next in line to the Saudi throne.
  33. book excerpt
    Why I Risked My Life to Drive in Saudi ArabiaSaudi activist Manal al-Sharif shares the story behind the Women to Drive movement.
  34. Trump Trashes Key U.S. Ally in Defiance of His Diplomats (Again)The administration was trying to reassure Qatar that it has America’s support, when Trump declared Doha a funder of terrorism at a “very high level.”
  35. Trump’s $110 Billion Arms Deal With Saudi Arabia Doesn’t ExistThe president appears to have rebranded as a done deal a years-old wish list of stuff the Saudis would like to buy someday.
  36. international intrigue
    At Least 5 Arab Nations Cut Diplomatic Ties With QatarSaudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Bahrain, and Yemen stopped air and sea travel to and from Qatar, accusing the nation of supporting terrorism.
  37. my big foreign trip
    Here’s a Report Card for President Trump’s First Foreign Trip“Needs improvement.”
  38. How Trump Got Comfortable With Saudi Religious ExtremismIt’s true Saudi Arabia has been pushing a radical version of Islam. But for Trump, that fact was inconvenient.
  39. politics
    Trump Struggles to Praise Egyptian President, Decides to Compliment His ShoesDiplomacy!
  40. Trump Commerce Secretary Impressed by Lack of Protests in Despotic Petro KingdomWilbur Ross gushes over Saudi Arabia’s ability to suppress dissent.
  41. The Most Bizarre Moments From Trump’s Trip to Saudi ArabiaTrump glossed over human-rights abuses and did everything he’d criticized Obama for.
  42. Trump’s Speech in Saudi Arabia Was More Obama Than BannonCompared to his campaigning, it was a blatant flip-flop. Will his supporters who bashed Hillary Clinton for being “soft” on terrorism forgive him?
  43. Trump’s Speech to Muslim Leaders: Drive Extremists ‘Out of This Earth’In Saudi Arabia, Trump describes a battle of good versus evil, and calls on his audience to take the lead in stamping out terrorism.
  44. feminism inc
    Saudi Arabia and UAE Pledge $100M to Female Entrepreneur FundIvanka Trump proposed the World Bank fund.
  45. Saudi Arabia Gives Hero’s Welcome to President Who Said It Was Behind 9/11Trump spent most of last year demonizing the Saudis and their faith. And Riyadh already likes him better than Obama. Here’s why.
  46. international scandals
    World Leaders Prepare to Serve Steak and Ketchup on Trump’s Trip AbroadHosts will do their best to accommodate the president’s picky eating habits.
  47. cultural exchanges
    Toby Keith Will Play an All-Men Concert in Saudi ArabiaThe concert, which will coincide with President Trump’s visit, will also include a performance by an Arabian lute player.
  48. Stephen Miller Writing Big Speech on Islam Trump Is Delivering in Saudi ArabiaIt’s a very bad idea for Donald Trump to presume to lecture Muslims about Islam. Involving his firebrand aide in that project is even worse.
  49. women's rights
    Saudi Arabia’s Appointment to UN Women’s-Rights Commission Sparks OutrageThis is a country that still uses a male-guardianship system.
  50. Someone Please Show Ivanka Pictures of Starving Yemeni ChildrenSaudi Arabia is engineering a famine in Yemen with our government’s help. We could stop them right now if we wanted to.
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