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Royalty still rules in these 10 countries

Brunei is small enough to escape most people’s notice. It sits on a speck of land along the northern coast of the island of Borneo, almost completely surrounded by Malaysia. Its leader is known as the Sultan of Brunei. Worth about $20 billion thanks to his tiny nation’s oil wealth, the sultan, whose given name is Hassanal Bolkiah, is part of ...

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New style of life in Saudi Arabia

The New York Times photographer Tsenim El Sultan presented a series of reports of a life under the skin of the Saudi community, now underway with Mohammed bin Salman’s reforms on women’s social freedoms.

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