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A smartphone showing the online version of the Independent is placed upon a page of the final print edition of the Independent newspaper showing a round-up of world events and technological developments that occured during the years of publication in London on March 26, 2016.
The final print edition of The Independent newspaper went on sale March 26, ending its 30-year appearance on British newsstands with an exclusive on an assassination plot against a former Saudi king. A poignant wrap-around front page carried the words "STOP PRESS" in red lettering on a white background, followed by the words "Read all about it in this, our final print edition - 1986- 2016".
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Sultan Mohamed Abuljadayel gains ‘significant control’ of Independent alongside Russian media mogul Evgeny Lebedev LONDON – A mysterious Saudi-based investor has ploughed millions of dollars into a British news organisation renowned for championing liberal causes, in a move that ...
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Kuwait has shut down a Shia satellite television channel, accusing one of its owners of having links to Iran and Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah. The official Kuwait News Agency reported on Thursday that the private Shia Al Kout ...
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US secretary of state seeks compromise on 13 demands tabled by emirate’s neighbours that include closing down al-Jazeera Qatar could face further sanctions by Arab states as a deadline to accept a series of demands from its Gulf neighbours, ...
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Qatar finding new markets, building fabrication facilities Official says World Cup preparation won’t be hurt by boycott Deep pockets and a five-year lead time are keeping Qatar’s dream of hosting soccer’s 2022 World Cup from turning into a ...
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Amnesty International calls on King Salman to pardon individuals sentenced to death after what it described as ‘sham court proceedings’ amid crackdown on dissent The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has upheld the death sentences of 14 men who were ...
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The pampered petro-states of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates expected a quick victory after imposing a quasi-blockade on neighboring Qatar. Past crises in relations had been peacefully resolved, but this time Qatar’s antagonists demanded its virtual surrender, ...
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Four states ‘ready for dialogue with Qatar with the condition that it announces its sincere willingness to stop funding terrorism’, says Bahrain’s foreign minister The four Arab states of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ...
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‘Any solution must respect the sovereignty and will of each state’ In his first speech since four Arab countries severed ties with his country, Qatar‘s emir called for dialogue to resolve a political crisis pitting his country against them. A defiant ...
9/11 survivors urge PM Theresa May to release Saudi Arabia financing extremism report

Survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks have written to British Prime Minister Theresa May, urging her to make a British government report into the extent of Saudi Arabia’s funding of Islamist extremism public. The report – commissioned by ...
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The ban on laptops in cabins of direct flights from Saudi Arabia to the United States has been lifted according to Saudi Arabian Airlines. It says two hub airports which serve the US have received clearance from the US ...
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Theresa May’s attitude towards Saudi Arabia is to ignore the issues and claim – no matter how vague and illogical – that it’s to protect ‘national security’ Theresa May has oddly declined to comment on the reported arrest of the mini-skirted ...
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Cross-party letter urges Theresa May to intervene in potential execution of 14 prisoners Training by British police may have directly helped Saudi agents arrest more than a dozen people now believed to be facing execution, it is feared. MPs including ...