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Saudi women refugees in Germany: Still living in fear

Today 19:05 GMT

It is striking how well the women's families — far away in Saudi Arabia — knew about the women's whereabouts: "Either it is the case that every single family intensely searches Germany to find the respective women," says Paintner, "or there is a central organization that does it for the families.

The four Saudi women DW spoke to intensively in recent weeks are convinced that they were monitored by other Arabic-speaking refugees.

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Source: Common Domain

Saudi Arabia denies crown prince seeks to buy Manchester United

Monday 22:44 GMT

Saudi Arabia on Sunday denied reports that its crown prince was bidding to acquire the famed Manchester United soccer club, suggesting it’s all been a misunderstanding.

In October, the Sun first reported that the crown prince, who’s often referred to by his initials, MBS, was in talks to buy the English Premier League club for more than $3.8 billion, though that was apparently shelved amid backlash to Saudi Arabia following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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Source: The Guradian

Calls to ban the Saudi 'wife-tracking' app could be counterproductive

Sunday 13:34 GMT

Over the past week Apple and Google have been criticized for carrying a Saudi government app called Absher that lets men restrict the movements of women under their guardianship.

Apple and Google have both said they will look into whether the app violates their policies and should be pulled from their app stores. Men can choose to get text alerts when their wife or a female relative goes through an airport, and can revoke the woman’s right to travel with a few easy clicks.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte