Allegedly tortured while in prison in China, Yu Wensheng switched from being a successful corporate lawyer to fighting for human rights before he was arrested.
It is the first step towards ending a diplomatic crisis that has deeply divided regional allies since 2017.
Saudi Arabia is experiencing an economic slump due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the collapse of oil prices.
Amnesty International said Saudi Arabia's hosting of a golf tournament was 'pure hypocrisy' given its alleged human rights abuses.
Watching soap operas is a cherished pastime in many Arab homes.
A very small number of people circled the Kaaba in Mecca on Sunday after Saudi Arabia lifted coronavirus restrictions that had been in place for months.
The Middle East and North Africa’s contribution to global science and engineering publications was only about two percent in 2013 according to a Harvard funded study.