Anuj Chopra
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Saudi Arabia to offer tourist visas for first time
by Anuj Chopra - September 27, 2019 - 11:34am
Kickstarting tourism is one of the centrepieces of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030 reform program to prepare the biggest Arab economy for a post-oil era.
Drones hit Saudi Aramco plants, disrupting oil flow
by Anuj Chopra - September 15, 2019 - 12:35pm
Saudi Arabia said Saturday it was ready to respond to drone attacks claimed by Iran-aligned Yemeni rebels on two major oil facilities, which severely disrupted production as Washington blamed Tehran for the str...
'Rebel' Saudi women shun obligatory abaya robe
by Anuj Chopra - September 12, 2019 - 10:39am
Her high heels clacking on marble tiles, a defiant Saudi woman turned heads and drew gasps as she strutted through a Riyadh mall -- without a body-shrouding abaya.
In Saudi trial, detained women speak of torture, abuse
by Anuj Chopra - March 28, 2019 - 9:07am
Saudi women activists detained for almost a year offered their defense at an emotionally charged hearing on Wednesday, alleging torture and sexual harassment during interrogation, courtroom sources said.
Saudi king orders government reshuffle after Khashoggi fallout
by Anuj Chopra - December 28, 2018 - 12:48am
Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered a sweeping government reshuffle yesterday, replacing key security and political figures including the foreign minister, as the kingdom grapples with the international fallout over...
Facing global censure, Saudi envoy seeks to prop up Yemen
by Anuj Chopra - November 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Sinking into a padded leather chair on a government jet, Saudi ambassador Mohammed al-Jaber buckles up for what he calls a mammoth mission -- rebuilding Yemen as it teeters on the edge of catastrophe.
Saudi crown prince attends investment forum amid 'crisis'
by Anuj Chopra - October 24, 2018 - 2:35am
Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince yesterday attended a glitzy investment forum boycotted by a host of global business leaders, as the petro-state admitted it is facing a "crisis" after the murder of journalist...
Saudi Arabia admits journalist killed in Istanbul consulate
by Anuj Chopra - October 20, 2018 - 10:13am
Saudi Arabia on Saturday admitted that critic Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul, more than two weeks after his disappearance tipped the kingdom into one of its worst international cris...
After driving ban ends, Saudi women taste thrill of speed
by Anuj Chopra - August 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Donning a helmet inside a pearl silver sports sedan, Rana Almimoni skids and drifts around a Riyadh park, engine roaring, tyres screeching and clouds of dust billowing from the back.
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