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# Saudi Arabia

Last month
September 2023
Nigeria World Cup star becomes highest-profile female player to move to Saudi Arabia
Ashleigh Plumptre has signed for Al-Ittihad.
Jordan Henderson apologises to LGBTQ+ community for hurt caused by Saudi move
The former Liverpool captain will not ‘rule out’ wearing rainbow laces while playing for Al-Ettifaq.
This year
Former Brazil president Bolsonaro questioned about diamond jewellery and sale of luxury watches
Bolsonaro allegedly attempted to sneak in diamond jewellery and the sale of two luxury watches he received as gifts from Saudi Arabia while in office.
'Immensely honoured' Roberto Mancini named new coach of Saudi Arabia
Deal reported to be worth €25 million a year after the manager quit Italy job earlier this month.
Saudi border guards have killed hundreds on Yemeni border this year, Human Rights Watch reports
The HRW report said there was no response to letters it sent to Saudi officials.
Fulham's Mitrovic makes €58 million Saudi Arabia move
The Serbia striker has signed for Al Hilal for a club-record fee.
Anthony Joshua set for rematch with Dillian Whyte
The former world champion had been linked with a fight against Deontay Wilder in Saudi Arabia.
Roberto Firmino seals Saudi Arabia move
The former Liverpool player has signed for Al-Ahli.
Jota's Celtic exit confirmed
The 24-year-old is joining Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad.
Newcastle sign Italy midfielder in €70 million deal
Sandro Tonali has become the most expensive Italian player of all time.
Chelsea goalkeeper joins exodus to Saudi Arabia
Edouard Mendy has become the third player to leave the Blues for the country.
McIlroy: Saudi, PGA Tour deal 'good for professional golf'
He is one of the staunchest critics of LIV Golf since the rebel circuit launched,
McIlroy: Saudi, PGA Tour deal 'good for professional golf'
He is one of the staunchest critics of LIV Golf since the rebel circuit launched,
'My own country thought it was acceptable to lock up unmarried mothers as late as 1996'
LIV merger exposes McIlroy and his PGA peers as pawns in callous corporate game
N'Golo Kante set for Saudi Arabia move
The midfielder will reportedly join Karim Benzema at Al-Ittihad.
Di Maria quits Juventus after one season amid Saudi Arabia link
The 35-year-old World Cup winner scored eight goals in 40 games in a trophy-less season.
Families of 9/11 victims slam PGA Tour merger with Saudi-backed LIV Golf
A legal battle between the tours has been brought to an end.
Families of 9/11 victims slam PGA Tour merger with Saudi-backed LIV Golf
A legal battle between the tours has been brought to an end.
PGA Tour and LIV announce bombshell merger
Saudi Arabia cuts oil output by a million barrels a day to boost sagging prices
The recent slump in oil prices has allowed western car drivers to fill their tanks for less.
Clashes and air-strikes reported in Sudan minutes after one-week ceasefire officially begins
There had been an absence of signals on the ground that fighters intended to honour the truce as gunfire and explosions still rocked Khartoum today.
Zelenksyy calls out Arab leaders for supporting Russia after Assad's return to the Arab League
This meeting marks the return of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad – a staunch Russian ally.
Messi returns to PSG training following suspension over Saudi Arabia trip
Messi was fined and suspended for a promotional visit to the Middle East country without permission.
Sudan unlikely to see 'permanent' ceasefire after peace talks fail to yield progress
The talks had yielded “no major progress” as both sides believe they can win the battle, a Saudi diplomat said.
Big-spending Newcastle play down Neymar and Ronaldo links
The Magpies look odds on to secure a lucrative berth in next season’s Champions League.
Lionel Messi suspension 'not my decision to take'
The 35-year-old, who is an ambassador for the Saudi Tourism Authority, was pictured in Riyadh on Monday.
Exchange of prisoners in Yemen’s nine year long civil war has begun, Red Cross says
Thousands of people are believed to be held as prisoners of war by all sides since the war erupted.
With a ceasefire in place, Yemenis are still suffering from the weapons of war
A report by
David MacRedmond
With a fragile truce in place after eight years of civil war, the people of Yemen are still falling victim to the conflict.
Yemeni Landmine Records said 32 people were killed by landmines and other unexploded ordnance in January this year.
The Journal speaks with the head of the ICRC weapons contamination unit.
Sergio Perez takes surprise pole position for Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
Verstappen will line up only in 15th.
Oil giant Saudi Aramco reports 46% jump in profits, up nearly €151 billion last year
The firm, known formally as the Saudi Arabian Oil Co, said in its annual report that higher crude oil prices propelled its profits.
Ronaldo breaks duck after lucrative Saudi move
The Portuguese, who turns 38 on Sunday, buried a spot-kick in the 93rd minute.
Hosts want 'urgent' answers over Saudi sponsorship of Women's World Cup
Visit Saudi is reportedly poised to be named among the sponsors.
Last year
Opec maintains oil targets amid uncertainty over Russian sanctions
The decision was made at a meeting of oil ministers a day ahead of the planned start of two measures designed to hit Russia’s oil earnings.
More drama leaves Mexico heartbroken despite win over Saudi Arabia
They last suffered group-stage elimination in 1978, having reached the knockout phase in each of their previous seven World Cups.
Lewandowski scores first World Cup goal of his career as Poland overcome Saudi Arabia
Piotr Zielinski was also on target for the winners.
Saudi Arabian minister backs private bids for Man United and Liverpool
“I would love to see Ronaldo play in the Saudi league,” said sports minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal.
Saudi Arabia expose another collective Argentina failure in upset for the ages
Saudi Arabia shocked the world in beating Argentina 2-1 in Qatar today.
Elon Musk 'kills' new Twitter label mere hours after launch
Meanwhile, US president Joe Biden has said that Elon Musk’s ties with foreign countries were ‘worthy’ of scrutiny.
'We've made a football decision' - Howe defends Newcastle training camp in Saudi Arabia
The Magpies first travelled to the Gulf state in January.
Saudi Arabia sends US citizen to prison for criticising the country
The prison sentence marks another source of tension between the historic allies, after Saudi Arabia raised oil prices
Joshua admits 'I let myself down' with post-fight antics
The 32-year-old’s career appears at a crossroads after Sunday’s second successive defeat to the unbeaten Ukrainian.
Saudi Arabia's 'ultimate goal' is to host Olympics, says sports minister
Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal dismissed suggestions of sportswashing by the Gulf nation.