Saudi Arabia

Country Saudi Arabia
Capital Riyadh
Continent Asia
Currency Saudi Riyal(SAR)
Languages Arabic

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Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Islam and home to Islam's two holiest shrines in Mecca and Medina. The king's official title is the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. The modern Saudi state was founded in 1932 by ABD AL-AZIZ bin Abd al-Rahman Al SAUD (Ibn Saud) after a 30-year campaign to unify most of the Arabian Peninsula. A male descendent of Ibn Saud, his son ABDALLAH bin Abd al-Aziz, rules the country today as required by the country's 1992 Basic Law. Following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990, Saudi Arabia accepted the Kuwaiti royal family and 400,000 refugees while allowing Western and Arab troops to deploy on its soil for the liberation of Kuwait the following year. The continuing presence of foreign troops on Saudi soil after the liberation of Kuwait became a source of tension between the royal family and the public until all operational US troops left the country in 2003. Major terrorist attacks in May and November 2003 spurred a strong on-going campaign against domestic terrorism and extremism. King ABDALLAH has continued the cautious reform program begun when he was crown prince. To promote increased political participation, the government held elections nationwide from February through April 2005 for half the members of 179 municipal councils. In December 2005, King ABDALLAH completed the process by appointing the remaining members of the advisory municipal councils. The king instituted an Inter-Faith Dialogue initiative in 2008 to encourage religious tolerance on a global level; in February 2009, he reshuffled the cabinet, which led to more moderates holding ministerial and judicial positions, and appointed the first female to the cabinet. The country remains a leading producer of oil and natural gas and holds more than 20% of the world's proven oil reserves. The government continues to pursue economic reform and diversification, particularly since Saudi Arabia's accession to the WTO in December 2005, and promotes foreign investment in the kingdom. A burgeoning population, aquifer depletion, and an economy largely dependent on petroleum output and prices are all ongoing governmental concerns.

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Saudi Arabia aim to bounce back against Japan - Khaleej TimesSaudi Arabia aim to bounce back against Japan  Khaleej Times

The Saudis will now face Japan in the Round of 16 in Sharjah on Monday.



Qatar Cuts Through Tension and Defenders to Beat Saudi Arabia - The New York TimesQatar Cuts Through Tension and Defenders to Beat Saudi Arabia  The New York Times

Qatar and Saudi Arabia, locked in a political dispute, collided on a soccer field on Thursday in the Asian Cup. Qatar won, 2-0.



Whatever Happened to the "Seinfeld of Saudi Arabia"? - Hollywood ReporterWhatever Happened to the "Seinfeld of Saudi Arabia"?  Hollywood Reporter

The sudden disappearance of Fahad Albutairi, a rising name in Saudi Arabia's comedy and entertainment scene who was known as the "Jerry Seinfeld of Saudi ...



Saudi Arabia 'strongly condemns' Houthi attack on Yemen UN monitors - ArabnewsSaudi Arabia 'strongly condemns' Houthi attack on Yemen UN monitors  Arabnews

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia on Friday strongly condemned the targeting of “UN personnel by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen” after cease-fire monitors came ...



Saudi Arabian schools launch healthy living program - ArabnewsSaudi Arabian schools launch healthy living program  Arabnews

JEDDAH: A major initiative to promote health in schools has been launched in Saudi Arabia. The Ministry of Health in partnership with the Ministry of Education ...



Trudeau defends record amid spats with China, Saudi Arabia | Watch News Videos Online - Globalnews.caTrudeau defends record amid spats with China, Saudi Arabia | Watch News Videos Online  Globalnews.ca

Justin Trudeau defended his government's record in helping the middle class and economy when asked about what impact spats between China, Saudi Arabia ...



Saudi Arabia plans oil refinery, petrochemicals plant in SA - EWNSaudi Arabia plans oil refinery, petrochemicals plant in SA  EWN

PRETORIA - Saudi Arabia plans to build an oil refinery and a petrochemicals plant in South Africa as part of $10 billion of investments in the country, Saudi ...



Saudi Arabia seeks to improve its knowhow - ArabnewsSaudi Arabia seeks to improve its knowhow  Arabnews

DUBAI: With Saudi Arabia standing 66th out of 134 countries in the Global Knowledge Index, the Kingdom is hoping that a focus on innovative education will ...



A Star-Studded Soccer Game Was Saudi Arabia's Latest Attempt to 'Sportswash' Rights Abuses. It Didn't Work - TIMEA Star-Studded Soccer Game Was Saudi Arabia's Latest Attempt to 'Sportswash' Rights Abuses. It Didn't Work  TIME

The Italian Super Cup match in Saudi Arabia drew protests that Italian soccer was complicit in 'sportswashing' Saudi Arabia's rights abuses.



For teen who fled Saudi Arabia, a new life in Canada starts with a new name - Washington PostFor teen who fled Saudi Arabia, a new life in Canada starts with a new name  Washington Post

From now on, she will be known as Rahaf Mohammed. The Saudi teenager, who fled Saudi Arabia for Thailand and was later granted asylum in Canada, has ...



ThePlace: Great Tabuk Mountains in Saudi Arabia - Arab NewsThePlace: Great Tabuk Mountains in Saudi Arabia  Arab News

Great Tabuk Mountains Renowned for its towering peaks and plunging valleys, the Tabuk region is popular among photographers seeking to capture enthralling ...



Another Saudi woman takes to Twitter to 'escape abusive family' - Aljazeera.comAnother Saudi woman takes to Twitter to 'escape abusive family'  Aljazeera.com

Identified as Nojoud al-Mandeel, she posts audio clip alleging her father beat and burned her 'over something trivial'.



Meet Saudi Arabia's artist to the kings - ArabnewsMeet Saudi Arabia's artist to the kings  Arabnews

JEDDAH: When it comes to royal connections, Saudi painter Hisham Binjabi can truly claim to have made it an art form. During a lifetime at the easel, the ...



Saudi Arabia risks ‘revolution’ if government does not introduce reforms, warns Conservative MP - The IndependentSaudi Arabia risks ‘revolution’ if government does not introduce reforms, warns Conservative MP  The Independent

A British MP has warned Saudi Arabia risks stirring revolution unless it introduces reforms and allows greater freedom of expression. Crispin Blunt, a ...



Rohingyas held in KSA begin hunger strike - The Daily StarRohingyas held in KSA begin hunger strike  The Daily Star

Scores of Rohingyas detainees inside a Saudi detention centre have begun a hunger strike to stop the Gulf kingdom from deporting them to Bangladesh, ...



Ex-Congressman McKeon doubles down on Saudi Arabia lobbying efforts - Center for Responsive PoliticsEx-Congressman McKeon doubles down on Saudi Arabia lobbying efforts  Center for Responsive Politics

The largest of the two Saudi Arabia payments to McKeon's lobbying firm — $450000 — came three days after journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death.



Saudi Arabia’s violence against journalists unsettling [Opinion] - Houston ChronicleSaudi Arabia’s violence against journalists unsettling [Opinion]  Houston Chronicle

Three years ago, on Jan. 17, 2016, freelance journalist Almigdad Mojalli was on assignment for Voice of America outside the Yemeni capital of Sanaa where a ...



Sandstorm engulfs parts of Saudi Arabia with rain expected at the weekend - ArabnewsSandstorm engulfs parts of Saudi Arabia with rain expected at the weekend  Arabnews

RIYADH: A sandstorm engulfed parts of the Kingdom on Thursday, enveloping the skyline with dust and hampering visibility in some cities in the Eastern ...



In her Canada hoodie, Rahaf is finally free - The Globe and MailIn her Canada hoodie, Rahaf is finally free  The Globe and Mail

There are three main reasons why Rahaf Mohammed, the woman with the thousand-watt smile, was able to escape Saudi Arabia and, in record time, find a ...



Why Saudi Arabia is about to judge NZ's human rights record - NewshubWhy Saudi Arabia is about to judge NZ's human rights record  Newshub

Justice Minister Andrew Little expects New Zealand's next United Nations human rights review, being partly overseen by Saudi Arabia, will show improvements ...



New Strategic Axis: Saudi Arabia-Pakistan-China triumvirate must be watched closely - Times of IndiaNew Strategic Axis: Saudi Arabia-Pakistan-China triumvirate must be watched closely  Times of India

The recent Saudi confirmation that Riyadh will be investing $10 billion to set up an oil refinery in Pakistan's deepwater port of Gwadar, which is part of the ...



Saudi Arabia's Crackdown On Dissidents May Hinder Plan To Attract Tourists - NDTV NewsSaudi Arabia's Crackdown On Dissidents May Hinder Plan To Attract Tourists  NDTV News

The ambitious initiative, led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, would be challenging in the best of times - relying on the government to abandon its ...



Obituary: Mounirah Mosly, a pioneer for women and art in Saudi Arabia - The NationalObituary: Mounirah Mosly, a pioneer for women and art in Saudi Arabia  The National

Mounirah Mosly, one of the first female artists in Saudi Arabia, has died at the age of 64. Mosly was born in Makkah in 1954 and, like many artists of her ...



Top-performing college owed £500k pulls out of Saudi Arabia programme - FE WeekTop-performing college owed £500k pulls out of Saudi Arabia programme  FE Week

A college has terminated its contract with the controversial Saudi Arabian Colleges of Excellence programme due to "on-going delays" in receiving payments.



Artwork with Saudi Arabia flag to leave Ground Zero - BBC NewsArtwork with Saudi Arabia flag to leave Ground Zero  BBC News

A sculpture that partly features the Saudi flag is being removed from the site of the 9/11 terror attack. The artwork, Candy Nations, shows a series of large sweets ...



Saudi Arabia to become 'a tourism magnet' - ArabnewsSaudi Arabia to become 'a tourism magnet'  Arabnews

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has won praise for a series of Vision 2030 megaprojects that “will put the Kingdom on the world tourism map.” Zurab Pololikashvili ...



Saudi Arabia: Increased Repression Brings Scrutiny - Human Rights WatchSaudi Arabia: Increased Repression Brings Scrutiny  Human Rights Watch

Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman faced scrutiny over the country's human rights record in 2018 following the murder of a prominent ...



Saudi Arabia bans Egyptian onion imports - Middle East MonitorSaudi Arabia bans Egyptian onion imports  Middle East Monitor

The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has imposed a ban on the import of onions from Egypt. According to the Director-General of ...



Saudi Arabia to hire domestic help from Kenya - Saudi GazetteSaudi Arabia to hire domestic help from Kenya  Saudi Gazette

RIYADH — The Ministry of Labor and Social Development and Kenya's Ministry of Labor and Social Protection have signed the final minutes for starting ...



UAE body lauds Saudi Arabia's efforts at enhancing security - ArabnewsUAE body lauds Saudi Arabia's efforts at enhancing security  Arabnews

JEDDAH: A prominent member of the UAE Federal National Council (FNC) has praised the Kingdom's efforts at enhancing security and development.



Saudi Arabia And Qatar Match In AFCC Amid Tensions - BloombergSaudi Arabia And Qatar Match In AFCC Amid Tensions  Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia and Qatar played a match in the Asian Football Confederation Cup amid the Saudi's economic embargo on Qatar (Source: Bloomberg)



Pompeo Says He Pressed Saudi Leader on War and Rights Abuses - The New York TimesPompeo Says He Pressed Saudi Leader on War and Rights Abuses  The New York Times

President Trump has expressed support for Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but American officials want the prince to rein in some of his rash and violent policies.



Expat arrested in Saudi Arabia made $3.7m by promising to double victims' money with 'magic' - ArabnewsExpat arrested in Saudi Arabia made $3.7m by promising to double victims' money with 'magic'  Arabnews

JEDDAH: Police in Riyadh have arrested an expatriate who made $3.7 million (SR14 million) from a scam in which he promised to double people's money using ...



Saipem nets offshore Saudi Arabia construction work - Offshore Oil and Gas MagazineSaipem nets offshore Saudi Arabia construction work  Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

Saudi Aramco has awarded Saipem two EPIC contracts for the Berri and Marjan field developments offshore Saudi Arabia, under a long-term agreement.



Saudi Arabia to start first phase of Neom project - ArabnewsSaudi Arabia to start first phase of Neom project  Arabnews

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday that it will start developing the first urban area of NEOM, the Kingdom's planned $500 billion mega-city.



Instead of shunning Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi killing, investors flock to $7.5 billion bond sale - CNBCInstead of shunning Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi killing, investors flock to $7.5 billion bond sale  CNBC

Saudi Arabia raised $7.5 billion in its first dollar bond sale since the killing of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi incited an international uproar.



Saudi Arabia joins One Belt China corridor, announces $10 billion project in Pakistan - Economic TimesSaudi Arabia joins One Belt China corridor, announces $10 billion project in Pakistan  Economic Times

Saudi Arabia plans to set up a $10 billion oil refinery in Pakistan's deepwater port of Gwadar, the Saudi energy minister said on Saturday, speaking at the Indian ...



The Positive Impact of Ad Diriyah for the Women of Saudi Arabia - About HerThe Positive Impact of Ad Diriyah for the Women of Saudi Arabia  About Her

The past couple of years has seen Saudi Arabia make major changes towards gender equality and women's rights in the kingdom where it was previously ...



The Saudi Government’s Global Campaign to Silence Its Critics - The New YorkerThe Saudi Government’s Global Campaign to Silence Its Critics  The New Yorker

Sarah Aziza interviews Saudi Arabian women about the process of seeking asylum and how the Saudi government, under the crown prince Mohammed bin ...



Why Saudi Arabia Can Never Be The King Of Solar | OilPrice.com - OilPrice.comWhy Saudi Arabia Can Never Be The King Of Solar | OilPrice.com  OilPrice.com

Saudi Arabia has set an ambitious target for its solar plans, but can the Kingdom resist the appeal of higher oil prices in the coming years?



Ask Saudi Arabia Lift Ban, Horticulture Exporters Plead Government - Krishi JagranAsk Saudi Arabia Lift Ban, Horticulture Exporters Plead Government  Krishi Jagran

Exporters of fruits and vegetables are knocking the door of the Union Government seeking its help in getting Saudi Arabia to lift the ban on imports from India.



Employer kills 3 UP men in Saudi Arabia - Times of IndiaEmployer kills 3 UP men in Saudi Arabia  Times of India

VARANASI: Three persons, including two brothers, from Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh are said to have been murdered by their employer in Saudi Arabia ...



Young Woman Who Fled Saudi Arabia Arrives In Canada As Refugee - NPRYoung Woman Who Fled Saudi Arabia Arrives In Canada As Refugee  NPR

The 18-year-old Saudi woman who captured international attention as she resisted deportation from a Bangkok hotel room arrived in Canada on Saturday, in the ...



Saudi Arabia May Have Helped Man Facing Sex Assault Charge Flee Canada - VICESaudi Arabia May Have Helped Man Facing Sex Assault Charge Flee Canada  VICE

A 28-year-old Saudi man facing serious charges in connection to the sexual assault and confinement of a woman may have fled Canada with the help of his ...



Supercoppa controversy rages over Saudi Arabia’s treatment of women - The GuardianSupercoppa controversy rages over Saudi Arabia’s treatment of women  The Guardian

Protests over the decision to hold the Italian Super Cup between Juventus and Milan in Jeddah have grown since murder of Jamal Khashoggi in October.



The black hole in Pompeo’s Middle East speech: Saudi Arabia - Washington PostThe black hole in Pompeo’s Middle East speech: Saudi Arabia  Washington Post

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used a speech at American University in Cairo on Wednesday to repudiate the previous U.S. administration's policy in the ...



FULL INTERVIEW: Rahaf Mohammed on escaping Saudi Arabia to Canada - CBC.caFULL INTERVIEW: Rahaf Mohammed on escaping Saudi Arabia to Canada  CBC.ca

FULL INTERVIEW | In her own words, Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed talks to Susan Ormiston about fleeing her family, how she finally ended up in Canada and ...



Saudi Arabia: We can 'easily' cut oil supply further if global economy stalls - CNNSaudi Arabia: We can 'easily' cut oil supply further if global economy stalls  CNN

Saudi Arabia's energy minister says that OPEC and its allies are prepared to quickly respond to a global economic slowdown.



Stymied in NYC, former BQX czar pursues grander plans in Saudi Arabia - PoliticoStymied in NYC, former BQX czar pursues grander plans in Saudi Arabia  Politico

The Saudi government has one crucial advantage over New York: It can build big things, quickly.



Karnataka urged to formulate scheme for Saudi returnees - BusinessLineKarnataka urged to formulate scheme for Saudi returnees  BusinessLine

The Saudi Arabia-based Indian Social Forum (Eastern Province), a platform of Indian expats living in Saudi Arabia, has urged the Karnataka government to ...



UAE and Saudi Arabia to invest in making India hub for food security: Suresh Prabhu - Economic TimesUAE and Saudi Arabia to invest in making India hub for food security: Suresh Prabhu  Economic Times

MUMBAI: United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have decided to make India as a base for food security for the countries and plan to invest in both organic and ...



Exclusive: Leonardo will not travel to Saudi Arabia for Juventus-AC Milan - Calciomercato.com english newsExclusive: Leonardo will not travel to Saudi Arabia for Juventus-AC Milan  Calciomercato.com english news

According to exclusive information from Calciomercato.com, the director of the technical area of AC Milan Leonardo will not leave to Saudi Arabia for the match ...



Football: Saudi Arabia, Qatar meet in Asian Cup derby - The Star OnlineFootball: Saudi Arabia, Qatar meet in Asian Cup derby  The Star Online

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and Qatar meet at the Asian Cup on Thursday for the first time since a bitter political dispute severed ties between the Gulf ...



Why It Matters How Much Oil Saudi Arabia Has - ForbesWhy It Matters How Much Oil Saudi Arabia Has  Forbes

Saudi Arabia announced the results of its official oil reserves audit and it turns out the mega-producer has even more oil than we (or they) thought.



Tensions High as Juventus Target First Trophy of 2019 in Saudi Arabia - News18Tensions High as Juventus Target First Trophy of 2019 in Saudi Arabia  News18

Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus target their first title of 2019 in the Italian Super Cup on Wednesday against a backdrop of controversy and protests over human ...



Saudi Arabia Hotel Investment Conference 2019 | Hotelier Events - Hotelier Middle EastSaudi Arabia Hotel Investment Conference 2019 | Hotelier Events  Hotelier Middle East

Details: In partnership with Bench Events, MEED, DUR Hospitality and AHIC sponsors, the Saudi Arabia Hotel Investment Conference (SHIC), organised by ...



Saudi Arabia to hire HSBC banker to lead $11bn privatisation plans - Arabian BusinessSaudi Arabia to hire HSBC banker to lead $11bn privatisation plans  Arabian Business

Saudi Arabia hired HSBC Holdings Plc banker Rayyan Nagadi to set up a privatisation unit at the ministry of finance as the kingdom forges ahead with plans to ...



Pompeo Meets With Crown Prince While In Saudi Arabia - NPRPompeo Meets With Crown Prince While In Saudi Arabia  NPR

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Saudi Arabia — the latest stop in his swing through the Middle East. While there, he met with Saudi crown prince ...



New Senate foreign relations chair on how to handle Saudi Arabia, China and working with Trump - PBS NewsHourNew Senate foreign relations chair on how to handle Saudi Arabia, China and working with Trump  PBS NewsHour

As the new chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Republican Sen. James Risch said he will “work with the president” and resolve any differences ...



Women's rights in Saudi Arabia: 'I escaped to seek a better life' - BBC NewsWomen's rights in Saudi Arabia: 'I escaped to seek a better life'  BBC News

Salwa, 24, tells the BBC that she ran away from her family in Saudi Arabia to seek a better life.



Qatar vs Saudi Arabia: Asia's equivalent of the Old Firm and a crucial tool in their nations' PR war - Telegraph.co.ukQatar vs Saudi Arabia: Asia's equivalent of the Old Firm and a crucial tool in their nations' PR war  Telegraph.co.uk

No tournament throws up as many intriguing geopolitical derbies as the Asian Cup.



Women in Saudi Arabia Will Now Be Notified of Divorce by Text Message - TIMEWomen in Saudi Arabia Will Now Be Notified of Divorce by Text Message  TIME

Women in Saudi Arabia will be informed by text message that their marriages have ended under a new regulation aimed at ending the practice of secret divorce, ...



Saudi Arabia's enduring male guardianship system - BBC NewsSaudi Arabia's enduring male guardianship system  BBC News

Saudi women must obtain a male relative's approval to travel abroad, get married - or leave prison.



The United States and Saudi Arabia: Troubled times ahead? - Al Jazeera EnglishThe United States and Saudi Arabia: Troubled times ahead?  Al Jazeera English

2019 could mark the beginning of a new era in US-Saudi relations shaped not by the president but Congress.



Ilhan Omar, the Muslim congresswoman Saudi Arabia tried to smear, secures place on powerful House committee that could stop the US from selling arms to the kingdom - Business InsiderIlhan Omar, the Muslim congresswoman Saudi Arabia tried to smear, secures place on powerful House committee that could stop the US from selling arms to the kingdom  Business Insider

Omar was chosen to sit on the House Foreign Affairs Committee this week. She said she wanted to "reign-in arms sales" to countries like Saudi Arabia.



Private Jets Sit Idle Under Saudi Arabia’s Corruption Crackdown - FortunePrivate Jets Sit Idle Under Saudi Arabia’s Corruption Crackdown  Fortune

The private jet industry is taking a hit in Saudi Arabia due to the ongoing corruption crackdown orchestrated by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman al Saud, ...



Juventus and Milan footballers wearing ghutra in Saudi Arabia - in pictures - The NationalJuventus and Milan footballers wearing ghutra in Saudi Arabia - in pictures  The National

Snapchat and Instagram in Saudi Arabia are in a flurry today over photos of Juventus footballers Miralem Pjanic and Paulo Dybala wearing the ghutra while in ...



Saudi Arabia's King Overhauls Posts After Khashoggi Killing - TIMESaudi Arabia's King Overhauls Posts After Khashoggi Killing  TIME

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has issued an overhaul of top government posts following fallout from the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.



Saudi Arabia not reopening Damascus embassy - Khaleej TimesSaudi Arabia not reopening Damascus embassy  Khaleej Times

Saudi Arabia on Monday dismissed news that it plans to reopen its embassy in Damascus. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs branded the reports untrue and ...



Saudi Arabia to develop $2b solar and carbon black complex - gulfnews.comSaudi Arabia to develop $2b solar and carbon black complex  gulfnews.com

Abu Dhabi: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced plans to develop a $2 billion (Dh7.34 billion) solar and carbon black integrated complex to speed up ...



Saudi Arabia's KFUPM ranks 5th in world for patents - ArabnewsSaudi Arabia's KFUPM ranks 5th in world for patents  Arabnews

JEDDAH: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) ranked fifth among universities worldwide in 2018 in terms of the number of patents ...



National Security Adviser flies over Saudi Arabia and Oman - Arutz ShevaNational Security Adviser flies over Saudi Arabia and Oman  Arutz Sheva

National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat returns from visit to India, during which he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi.



Saudi Women, Tired of Restraints, Find Ways to Flee - The New York TimesSaudi Women, Tired of Restraints, Find Ways to Flee  The New York Times

Often aided and inspired by social media, an increasing number of young Saudi women are taking enormous gambles to escape the country, rights groups say.



What does Rahaf's case say about social reform in Saudi Arabia? - Aljazeera.comWhat does Rahaf's case say about social reform in Saudi Arabia?  Aljazeera.com

Canada has granted asylum to Rahaf al-Qunun, who fled Saudi Arabia to escape alleged abuse.



Netflix Blocks Show in Saudi Arabia Critical of Saudi Prince - The New York TimesNetflix Blocks Show in Saudi Arabia Critical of Saudi Prince  The New York Times

Netflix has blocked an episode of its show “Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj” from streaming in Saudi Arabia after the Saudi government complained that the ...



During a Jamal Khashoggi Event, Participants Were Asked to Steer Clear of Saudi Arabia. One Didn't - TIMEDuring a Jamal Khashoggi Event, Participants Were Asked to Steer Clear of Saudi Arabia. One Didn't  TIME

While organizers encouraged participants to stay mum on Saudi Arabia during a Jamal Khashoggi event, one took jabs anyway.



Saudi Arabia Unveils Plans To Create Massive Red Sea Wellness Destinations - ForbesSaudi Arabia Unveils Plans To Create Massive Red Sea Wellness Destinations  Forbes

The Saudi Kingdom Public Investment Fund recently announced plans for a new luxury development on the coast of the Red Sea. Led by luxury hospitality ...



Rahaf Alqunun's case shines light on how Saudi Arabia's guardianship system controls women - ABC NewsRahaf Alqunun's case shines light on how Saudi Arabia's guardianship system controls women  ABC News

The case of Rahaf Alqunun, which has exploded on social media and made headlines around the world, has drawn attention to Saudi Arabia's strict ...



Government signs deal with Saudi Arabia to give Kenyan domestic - NTVGovernment signs deal with Saudi Arabia to give Kenyan domestic  NTV

Agencies recruiting Kenyans seeking employment in Saudi Arabia will be required to submit 1.5 million Shillings as security bond with a bank or an.



At anti-Iran conference, Trump will try to form an 'Arab NATO' – and likely fail - HaaretzAt anti-Iran conference, Trump will try to form an 'Arab NATO' – and likely fail  Haaretz

Next month, Washington will convene 70 world leaders in Warsaw in an attempt to form an alliance against Iran. But they all remember Trump's zigzagging ...



Unearthing the ancient traces of China-Saudi Arabia exchanges - CGTNUnearthing the ancient traces of China-Saudi Arabia exchanges  CGTN

China and Saudi Arabia recently unveiled the achievements of their joint archeological exploration at the ruins of the al Serrian port, an important pilgrim-trade ...



Germany cuts Saudi arms exports by quarter in wake of Khashoggi scandal - CNNGermany cuts Saudi arms exports by quarter in wake of Khashoggi scandal  CNN

The German government announced that its arms exports fell by close to 23% in 2018 compared to the previous year.



Jamal Khashoggi murder trial opens in Saudi Arabia - BBC NewsJamal Khashoggi murder trial opens in Saudi Arabia  BBC News

The trial of 11 individuals over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has begun in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, state media report. Prosecutors have ...



Ways Saudi Arabia is looking to save water - ArabnewsWays Saudi Arabia is looking to save water  Arabnews

ABU DHABI: With Saudi Arabia ranking among the top five countries in the world in terms of water scarcity, the Kingdom is changing the way it produces, uses ...



He fled before his trial for allegedly killing a teen girl. A U.S. prosecutor thinks Saudi Arabia helped him. - Washington PostHe fled before his trial for allegedly killing a teen girl. A U.S. prosecutor thinks Saudi Arabia helped him.  Washington Post

Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah was charged with manslaughter in the hit-and-run death of a 15-year-old girl. Then he disappeared.



Saudi Arabia Sports Minister: ‘Luckily we signed before Ronaldo joined Juve’ - Calciomercato.com english newsSaudi Arabia Sports Minister: ‘Luckily we signed before Ronaldo joined Juve’  Calciomercato.com english news

Saudi Arabia Sports Minister Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal spoke to La Gazzetta dello Sport about the upcoming Italian Super Cup clash between...



Saudi Arabia's Record Budget Shows Its Economic Reform Program Has Hit The Buffers - ForbesSaudi Arabia's Record Budget Shows Its Economic Reform Program Has Hit The Buffers  Forbes

With its reform strategy spluttering and international investors steering clear of the kingdom, Riyadh has been forced to ramp up spending to keep economic ...



Mark Mobius doesn't think anyone should be investing in Saudi Arabia - CNBCMark Mobius doesn't think anyone should be investing in Saudi Arabia  CNBC

The veteran investor criticized the kingdom for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and sees 'disaster' ahead in terms of falling oil prices.



Trudell Medical sales to Saudi Arabia blocked by diplomatic scrap - The London Free PressTrudell Medical sales to Saudi Arabia blocked by diplomatic scrap  The London Free Press

A London company caught in the diplomatic squeeze between Canada and Saudi Arabia is appealing to Ottawa to help break the impasse.Saudi Arabia barred ...



Saudi Arabia Helped Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi Flee Canada Before Sex Assault Trial: Expert - HuffPost CanadaSaudi Arabia Helped Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi Flee Canada Before Sex Assault Trial: Expert  HuffPost Canada

SYDNEY, N.S. — A 28-year-old Saudi man charged with sexually assaulting a Cape Breton woman has gone missing, with a leading immigration lawyer saying ...



Thailand signals major shift in refugee policy after Rahaf Mohammed case - The GuardianThailand signals major shift in refugee policy after Rahaf Mohammed case  The Guardian

Immigration chief says country 'will now follow international norms' yet is still considering extraditing refugee Hakeem al-Araibi.



Saudi Woman Will Not Be Forcibly Deported, Says Thailand Official - NDTV NewsSaudi Woman Will Not Be Forcibly Deported, Says Thailand Official  NDTV News

The Saudi woman who made a desperate plea for asylum after arriving at Bangkok airport will not be forcibly deported, a Thai immigration official said Monday.



1600 sex corrections in Saudi Arabia over 35 years - Saudi Gazette1600 sex corrections in Saudi Arabia over 35 years  Saudi Gazette

Dr. Hani Al-Ghamdi, a psychiatrist specialized in family and societal issues, said sex correction requires both medical and psychological examinations before the ...



Canada: Saudi accused of sexual assault disappears before trial - Aljazeera.comCanada: Saudi accused of sexual assault disappears before trial  Aljazeera.com

Authorities fear Mohammed Zuraibi al-Zoabi, 28, may have left the country with help from the Saudi embassy.



Saudi Arabia's shrinking weddings 'are sign of the times' - The NationalSaudi Arabia's shrinking weddings 'are sign of the times'  The National

A vogue for smaller ceremonies in the kingdom is a result of a youth-led war on excess in the light of a lagging economy.



Sandstorm hits Saudi Arabia, rain and snowfall expected - The Siasat DailySandstorm hits Saudi Arabia, rain and snowfall expected  The Siasat Daily

Riyadh: Parts of Saudi Arabia turned into orange as Sandstorm hit the country on Thursday. Visibility is affected enormously in some cities. According to the ...



'Rahaf Is Going to Start a Revolution.' Saudi Women Are Demanding Reforms After a Teen Fled the Country in Fear for Her Life - TIME'Rahaf Is Going to Start a Revolution.' Saudi Women Are Demanding Reforms After a Teen Fled the Country in Fear for Her Life  TIME

Women across Saudi Arabia, inspired by a teenager who fled the country to seek asylum in Australia amid fears that she would be killed by her family, are ...



Following Backlash Against Saudi Arabia, Candy Nation Sculptures Relocated From WTC Site To JFK - GothamistFollowing Backlash Against Saudi Arabia, Candy Nation Sculptures Relocated From WTC Site To JFK  Gothamist

A sculpture which depicts the Saudi Arabian flag as a piece of candy is moving from its controversial location near the 9/11 Memorial to JFK International Airport.



Saudi Arabia: Free Israa - facing execution for peaceful activism - Amnesty International UKSaudi Arabia: Free Israa - facing execution for peaceful activism  Amnesty International UK

29-year-old Israa al-Ghomgham – along with four activists – faces execution in Saudi Arabia. Her supposed crime? Simply taking part in nonviolent protests.



Be Careful, Saudis. Your Ally Is the U.S., Not Trump. - BloombergBe Careful, Saudis. Your Ally Is the U.S., Not Trump.  Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia has been pleased by its reinvigorated partnership with the U.S. during the administration of President Donald Trump. But the Saudi leadership has ...