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# saudi-arabia - Thursday 16 August, 2018

BeIN Sports claim 'irrefutable evidence' of Saudi Arabia-based piracy
# Broadcast Rights
From The42
# Broadcast Rights

BeIN Sports claim 'irrefutable evidence' of Saudi Arabia-based piracy

Aug 16th 2018, 1:09 PM 10,430 Views 6 Comments

“The illegal channel beoutQ is backed by Saudi nationals and openly promoted by leading Saudi figures.”

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Saudi Arabian airline suspends flights to Toronto as row intensifies
# Sudden Dispute
# Sudden Dispute

Saudi Arabian airline suspends flights to Toronto as row intensifies

Aug 7th 2018, 8:55 AM 21,591 Views 31 Comments

Saudi Arabia has expelled the Canadian ambassador and frozen “all new business”.

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

'We want to apologise to all the Egyptian fans - we will be back again in 2022'
# Mo More World Cup
From The42
# Mo More World Cup

'We want to apologise to all the Egyptian fans - we will be back again in 2022'

Jun 26th 2018, 7:59 AM 4,806 Views 5 Comments

Mohamed Salah has apologised after his side departed the World Cup without a point from their three games.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Saudi Arabia finally lifts ban on women driving
# Arrests
# Arrests

Saudi Arabia finally lifts ban on women driving

Jun 24th 2018, 8:03 AM 10,805 Views 45 Comments

Despite the end of the ban, several activists have been arrested recently.

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Suarez leads Uruguay to the knockout stages as Saudi Arabia exit World Cup
# Last Sixteen
From The42
# Last Sixteen

Suarez leads Uruguay to the knockout stages as Saudi Arabia exit World Cup

Jun 20th 2018, 5:52 PM 7,492 Views 9 Comments

Uruguay made it two wins from two on Wednesday afternoon as Saudi Arabia become the second team to exit this year’s World Cup.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 18 June, 2018

Galway United owners vote in favour of Saudi Arabian investment
# Support
From The42
# Support

Galway United owners vote in favour of Saudi Arabian investment

Jun 18th 2018, 11:01 PM 8,745 Views 9 Comments

The club are currently sixth in the First Division, 12 points behind leaders UCD.

Scare for Saudi Arabia World Cup squad as engine catches fire during flight to Rostov
# Russia 2018
From The42
# Russia 2018

Scare for Saudi Arabia World Cup squad as engine catches fire during flight to Rostov

Jun 18th 2018, 10:18 PM 5,966 Views 2 Comments

The right engine of the Rossiya Airbus emitted flames as the team traveled on the internal flight from St Petersburg.

# saudi-arabia - Friday 15 June, 2018

Saudis to hold players 'accountable' for World Cup drubbing
# Green Falcons
From The42
# Green Falcons

Saudis to hold players 'accountable' for World Cup drubbing

Jun 15th 2018, 3:43 PM 52,405 Views 38 Comments

They shipped five goals in front of the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 3 June, 2018

Peru captain grabs two goals just days after World Cup ban for drug use is overturned
# Brace
From The42
# Brace

Peru captain grabs two goals just days after World Cup ban for drug use is overturned

Jun 3rd 2018, 9:49 PM 7,607 Views 4 Comments

Paolo Guerrero was cleared to play at the World Cup after his long legal battle against a 14-month drugs suspension.

# saudi-arabia - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Women's rights activists arrested ahead of Saudi driving ban lift
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Women's rights activists arrested ahead of Saudi driving ban lift

May 19th 2018, 3:37 PM 15,404 Views 52 Comments

They were detained for “attempting to undermine the security and stability of the kingdom”.

# saudi-arabia - Saturday 21 April, 2018

Once considered a rebellion, sports clothing for women is becoming the norm in Saudi Arabia
# Abayas
# Abayas

Once considered a rebellion, sports clothing for women is becoming the norm in Saudi Arabia

Apr 21st 2018, 10:30 AM 26,930 Views 101 Comments

But the risk of a social backlash is real in a society steeped in conservatism.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections

Apr 12th 2018, 2:50 PM 21,315 Views 65 Comments

Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan – in that order.

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Missiles and drones from Yemen have been 'intercepted' over Saudi Arabia
# Ballistic Missile
# Ballistic Missile

Missiles and drones from Yemen have been 'intercepted' over Saudi Arabia

Apr 11th 2018, 5:54 PM 19,278 Views 19 Comments

The attacks were claimed by the rebels via their news outlet Al-Masirah.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 29 March, 2018

US court rules families of 9/11 victims can sue Saudi Arabia
# Al Quaeda
# Al Quaeda

US court rules families of 9/11 victims can sue Saudi Arabia

Mar 29th 2018, 7:15 AM 18,006 Views 44 Comments

A US judge ruled that the plaintiffs had “narrowly articulate a reasonable basis” to proceed.

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

'Women don't have to wear head covers or robes': Saudi crown prince
# Decent And Respectful
# Decent And Respectful

'Women don't have to wear head covers or robes': Saudi crown prince

Mar 20th 2018, 12:43 PM 38,907 Views 70 Comments

It’s unclear whether the comments will lead to a relaxing in the enforcement of the strict dress code for women.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 24 December, 2017

'Al-Qaeda attacked near to where I was living.... Any foreigner was now a legitimate target'
# Unfamiliar Territory
From The42
# Unfamiliar Territory

'Al-Qaeda attacked near to where I was living.... Any foreigner was now a legitimate target'

Dec 24th 2017, 8:30 PM 10,085 Views 1 Comment

In an extract from his autobiography, former Man United and Everton star Andrei Kanchelskis recalls a brief stint living and playing football in Saudi Arabia.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Inside the controversial rehab centre for Saudi jihadists
# Counselling And Care
# Counselling And Care

Inside the controversial rehab centre for Saudi jihadists

Dec 3rd 2017, 7:30 AM 10,773 Views 23 Comments

Mohammed bin Nayef Counselling and Care Centre has a focus on finding an ideological cure for jihadism.

# saudi-arabia - Friday 1 December, 2017

World Cup 2018: Germany start against Mexico as Russia face Saudi Arabia in big kick-off
# Eastern Promise
From The42
# Eastern Promise

World Cup 2018: Germany start against Mexico as Russia face Saudi Arabia in big kick-off

Dec 1st 2017, 4:51 PM 8,789 Views 7 Comments

The Iberian derby between Spain and Portugal is the pick of the World Cup 2018 group stage draw, with Germany starting against Mexico.

Here's the full draw for next summer's Fifa World Cup in Russia
# Road To Russia
From The42
# Road To Russia

Here's the full draw for next summer's Fifa World Cup in Russia

Dec 1st 2017, 4:04 PM 28,261 Views 56 Comments

Vladimir Putin addressed the audience before Gary Lineker hosted the draw in Moscow.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 27 November, 2017

First shipment of food aid in weeks docks at rebel controlled port in Yemen as country faces famine
# Food Aid
# Food Aid

First shipment of food aid in weeks docks at rebel controlled port in Yemen as country faces famine

Nov 27th 2017, 6:56 AM 5,571 Views 10 Comments

The country is facing a serious famine due to an ongoing civil war.

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Explainer: Why the baffling resignation of Lebanon's Prime Minister is escalating Middle East tensions
# New Cold War
# New Cold War

Explainer: Why the baffling resignation of Lebanon's Prime Minister is escalating Middle East tensions

Nov 14th 2017, 12:18 PM 10,543 Views 35 Comments

Saad Hariri has denied he is being held prisoner in Saudi Arabia, and that he was forced to resign.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Saudi Arabia arrests 200 senior figures over $100 billion corruption scandal
# The Purge
# The Purge

Saudi Arabia arrests 200 senior figures over $100 billion corruption scandal

Nov 9th 2017, 9:41 PM 18,794 Views 48 Comments

Authorities have frozen the bank accounts of the accused.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Princes and ministers arrested in Saudi Arabia anti-corruption crackdown
# All The King's Men
# All The King's Men

Princes and ministers arrested in Saudi Arabia anti-corruption crackdown

Nov 5th 2017, 7:41 AM 19,953 Views 25 Comments

A prominent prince billionaire was among those arrested following a royal decree issued by the country’s young leader.

# saudi-arabia - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Ancient stone structures discovered in Saudi Arabian desert using Google Maps
# Archaeology
# Archaeology

Ancient stone structures discovered in Saudi Arabian desert using Google Maps

Oct 28th 2017, 1:00 PM 33,639 Views 36 Comments

The purpose and function of these “Gates” remains and mystery.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Man United to aid football development in Saudi Arabia
# Initiative
From The42
# Initiative

Man United to aid football development in Saudi Arabia

Oct 19th 2017, 8:43 PM 4,925 Views 30 Comments

The Red Devils will lend business and sporting expertise to clubs and sporting organisations in the country.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Opinion: 'We are not that different from Saudi Arabia'
# THE WEST
# THE WEST

Opinion: 'We are not that different from Saudi Arabia'

Oct 12th 2017, 6:30 AM 14,686 Views 140 Comments

It’s time for us to stop thinking that the “West” is enlightened and the rest of the world is just catching up, writes Amanullah De Sondy.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Saudi's driving ban: 'You cannot force men to allow their sisters and wives to drive'
# Cosnervative
# Cosnervative

Saudi's driving ban: 'You cannot force men to allow their sisters and wives to drive'

Oct 8th 2017, 12:00 PM 23,529 Views 62 Comments

What do men in Saudi Arabia think about the removal of the ban on women driving?

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive for the first time in its history
# Open Road
# Open Road

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive for the first time in its history

Sep 26th 2017, 9:11 PM 34,610 Views 102 Comments

The historic decision was announced as part of a reform plan by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Saudi police question woman who wore miniskirt in video at historic site
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Saudi police question woman who wore miniskirt in video at historic site

Jul 18th 2017, 10:40 PM 28,157 Views 0 Comments

The videos have since been uploaded to YouTube and tweeted by different users.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 2 July, 2017

'Made to be rejected': Qatar looks to reject demands made in Gulf-states row
# Gulf Apart
# Gulf Apart

'Made to be rejected': Qatar looks to reject demands made in Gulf-states row

Jul 2nd 2017, 2:55 PM 10,440 Views 5 Comments

Gulf states have demanded Qatar agree to complete a list of demands to end the blockade against it.

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

The Saudi king has ousted his nephew as crown prince, and installed his son
# Royal Reshuffle
# Royal Reshuffle

The Saudi king has ousted his nephew as crown prince, and installed his son

Jun 21st 2017, 7:29 AM 22,480 Views 23 Comments

His appointment completes a gradual removal of powers from Mohammed bin Nayef, who has been fired.

# saudi-arabia - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Explainer: What's going on in Qatar and why are all its neighbours turning on it?
# Crisis In The Gulf
# Crisis In The Gulf

Explainer: What's going on in Qatar and why are all its neighbours turning on it?

Jun 10th 2017, 8:45 AM 45,514 Views 75 Comments

Saudi Arabia is leading allies in cutting off ties to Qatar over its alleged links to terrorism.

# saudi-arabia - Friday 9 June, 2017

Saudi Arabia apologise after not observing minute's silence for London victims
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Saudi Arabia apologise after not observing minute's silence for London victims

Jun 9th 2017, 8:56 AM 8,590 Views 10 Comments

“The players did not intend any disrespect to the memories of the victims or to cause upset…”

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Trump criticises Qatar for 'funding extremism' despite it having largest US base in Middle East
# Wading In
# Wading In

Trump criticises Qatar for 'funding extremism' despite it having largest US base in Middle East

Jun 7th 2017, 6:57 AM 11,724 Views 31 Comments

Trump later adopted a different tone on Qatar in a phone call with the King of Saudi Arabia.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 22 May, 2017

Donald Trump touched a mysterious glowing orb in Saudi Arabia, and Twitter has questions
# The Orb
From The Daily Edge
# The Orb

Donald Trump touched a mysterious glowing orb in Saudi Arabia, and Twitter has questions

May 22nd 2017, 8:30 AM 6,036 Views 1 Comment

It’s not evil right? Just a photo oppor- HAIL THE ORB.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'Drive them out of your community' - Trump delivers message to the Islamic world on extremism
# Saudi Speech
# Saudi Speech

'Drive them out of your community' - Trump delivers message to the Islamic world on extremism

May 21st 2017, 5:29 PM 17,943 Views 79 Comments

Donald Trump was delivering a much anticipated speech in Saudi Arabia.

Trump to deliver 'high-risk' speech to Muslim world today promoting 'peaceful vision'
# High Stakes
# High Stakes

Trump to deliver 'high-risk' speech to Muslim world today promoting 'peaceful vision'

May 21st 2017, 8:40 AM 14,844 Views 62 Comments

The speech will come less than a day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Iran to ‘dismantle its network of terrorism’.

# saudi-arabia - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Donald Trump bows to Saudi king and signs $110 billion arms deal with the Gulf state
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

Donald Trump bows to Saudi king and signs $110 billion arms deal with the Gulf state

May 20th 2017, 6:39 PM 38,826 Views 109 Comments

It’s part of an eight-day foreign trip by the US President.

# saudi-arabia - Friday 5 May, 2017

Kenny says he raised human rights with Saudis but that 'obviously includes women's rights'
# That's The Enda It
# That's The Enda It

Kenny says he raised human rights with Saudis but that 'obviously includes women's rights'

May 5th 2017, 6:29 PM 8,375 Views 108 Comments

The Taoiseach has sought to clarify that Ireland had conveyed its concerns over Saudi Arabia’s record on women’s rights.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Government: 'We raised concerns on status of women with Saudi Arabia'
# Secret Vote
# Secret Vote

Government: 'We raised concerns on status of women with Saudi Arabia'

May 4th 2017, 3:15 PM 13,273 Views 118 Comments

“Ireland has a long-standing and proud record in the area of women’s rights and children’s rights,” Minister Flanagan said.