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# saudi-arabia - Thursday 16 February, 2017

One of the Premier League's top referees is quitting to move to Saudi Arabia
# Payday
From The42
# Payday

One of the Premier League's top referees is quitting to move to Saudi Arabia

Feb 16th 2017, 2:01 PM 9,666 Views 14 Comments

Mark Clattenburg is leaving English football.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Six British nationals on Saudi pilgrimage killed in road crash
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Six British nationals on Saudi pilgrimage killed in road crash

Jan 19th 2017, 4:57 PM 9,239 Views 17 Comments

A couple from Glasgow and four members of a family from Manchester were killed.

# saudi-arabia - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Ireland pledges €2 million in aid to victims of Yemen's devastating, never-ending, civil war
# Conflict Fallout
# Conflict Fallout

Ireland pledges €2 million in aid to victims of Yemen's devastating, never-ending, civil war

Jan 7th 2017, 10:00 PM 12,024 Views 119 Comments

Three million people have been displaced from their homes by the ongoing conflict in the gulf state.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Six countries with the most executions and Ireland's diplomatic links to them
# Executions
# Executions

Six countries with the most executions and Ireland's diplomatic links to them

Dec 29th 2016, 6:15 AM 13,950 Views 30 Comments

Although state killings are legal in some countries, there remains a lot of secrecy around the figures recording instances of it.

# saudi-arabia - Saturday 10 December, 2016

American comedian's gig in Saudi Arabia cancelled after complaints by Islamic hardliners
# No Joke
# No Joke

American comedian's gig in Saudi Arabia cancelled after complaints by Islamic hardliners

Dec 10th 2016, 2:15 PM 13,458 Views 45 Comments

Mike Epps was due to perform next week.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Boris Johnson accuses Saudi Arabia of being a 'puppeteer' in the Middle East's religious wars
# Allies
# Allies

Boris Johnson accuses Saudi Arabia of being a 'puppeteer' in the Middle East's religious wars

Dec 8th 2016, 11:34 AM 8,587 Views 33 Comments

Such public criticism of the Sunni power is unprecedented for a British foreign minister.

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Saudi Arabia has executed one of its princes for murder
# Riyadh
# Riyadh

Saudi Arabia has executed one of its princes for murder

Oct 18th 2016, 9:57 PM 40,185 Views 44 Comments

Such action against a member of the royal family is extremely rare in the middle eastern state.

Saudi Arabia police arrest man for cross-dressing on Snapchat
# Arrest
# Arrest

Saudi Arabia police arrest man for cross-dressing on Snapchat

Oct 18th 2016, 10:13 AM 11,627 Views 24 Comments

Police said they “arrested a famous Snapchat personality who appeared in video clips dressed like women”.

# saudi-arabia - Saturday 10 September, 2016

The annual hajj pilgrimage will climax for around 1.5 million Muslim pilgrims tonight
# Stoning Of The Devil
# Stoning Of The Devil

The annual hajj pilgrimage will climax for around 1.5 million Muslim pilgrims tonight

Sep 10th 2016, 8:41 PM 25,515 Views 219 Comments

Last year’s hajj stampede which killed roughly 2,300 people, many of them Iranians, magnified frictions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which is holding its own event in Karbala, Iraq.

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Saudi Arabia has banned the "un-Islamic" and "deviant" Pokémon Go
# No-kemon
# No-kemon

Saudi Arabia has banned the "un-Islamic" and "deviant" Pokémon Go

Jul 20th 2016, 10:10 PM 23,991 Views 124 Comments

The country has a 15-year-old fatwa on the Pokémon franchise.

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Muslim leaders condemn suicide bombs in Saudi Arabia, including one at holy site
# Ramadan
# Ramadan

Muslim leaders condemn suicide bombs in Saudi Arabia, including one at holy site

Jul 5th 2016, 9:48 AM 18,806 Views 231 Comments

‘This crime could not have been perpetrated by someone who had an atom of belief in his heart.’

# saudi-arabia - Friday 8 April, 2016

Saudi Arabia plans to build a massive bridge to Egypt
# Crossing Of Arabia
# Crossing Of Arabia

Saudi Arabia plans to build a massive bridge to Egypt

Apr 8th 2016, 10:04 PM 29,031 Views 38 Comments

It is a show of support for the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 7 April, 2016

Atrocities you probably haven't heard about through the media
# Opinion
# Opinion

Atrocities you probably haven't heard about through the media

Apr 7th 2016, 8:00 AM 1,568 Views 138 Comments

Brutality in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and elsewhere has been largely overlooked by western media outlets, Julien Mercille writes.

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

'Birthplace of terrorism': Outrage expressed at Saudi Arabia documentary showing beheadings
# Brutal Rule
# Brutal Rule

'Birthplace of terrorism': Outrage expressed at Saudi Arabia documentary showing beheadings

Mar 23rd 2016, 7:26 PM 51,980 Views 127 Comments

The documentary went behind the curtain of the secretive regime.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 4 January, 2016

What's happening in Saudi Arabia?
# Tensions
# Tensions

What's happening in Saudi Arabia?

Jan 4th 2016, 12:01 PM 20,590 Views 55 Comments

A massive diplomatic row has broken out between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Iran leader warns Saudi Arabia of 'divine revenge' over execution of cleric
# Sheikh Nimr Al-nimr
# Sheikh Nimr Al-nimr

Iran leader warns Saudi Arabia of 'divine revenge' over execution of cleric

Jan 3rd 2016, 8:56 PM 23,203 Views 97 Comments

Saudi Arabia has severed diplomatic ties with Iran.

Here are 17 incredible facts about oil-rich Saudi Arabia
# Churchill's Sneeze
# Churchill's Sneeze

Here are 17 incredible facts about oil-rich Saudi Arabia

Jan 3rd 2016, 9:45 AM 73,767 Views 62 Comments

Apparently women drivers could “undermine social values”.

# saudi-arabia - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Saudi Arabia has executed 47 men, including a prominent cleric, for terror offences
# Executions
# Executions

Saudi Arabia has executed 47 men, including a prominent cleric, for terror offences

Jan 2nd 2016, 2:36 PM 18,758 Views 129 Comments

All bar two of those executed were Saudi citizens. The executions have sparked international condemnation in the region.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Dec 13th 2015, 7:56 PM 19,377 Views 10 Comments

River Shannon flooding, Conor McGregor’s big win and a police shooting in LA had everyone talking.

A woman has won a seat in Saudi Arabia's historic election
# Breaking Barriers
# Breaking Barriers

A woman has won a seat in Saudi Arabia's historic election

Dec 13th 2015, 8:14 AM 16,645 Views 55 Comments

Female candidates could not meet male voters during the campaign.

# saudi-arabia - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Women allowed vote in Saudi Arabia for the first time in historic elections
# Small Step Forward
# Small Step Forward

Women allowed vote in Saudi Arabia for the first time in historic elections

Dec 12th 2015, 7:15 AM 11,520 Views 47 Comments

In a country where they can’t drive or walk alone in public, Saudi women will be allowed to vote this weekend.

# saudi-arabia - Saturday 14 November, 2015

Saudi police find 48,000 cans of Heineken disguised as Pepsi
# Not So Fast
# Not So Fast

Saudi police find 48,000 cans of Heineken disguised as Pepsi

Nov 14th 2015, 1:00 PM 28,082 Views 26 Comments

Sneaky.

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Pensioner who faced 350 lashes over home-made wine returns to Britain
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Pensioner who faced 350 lashes over home-made wine returns to Britain

Nov 11th 2015, 1:13 PM 13,078 Views 49 Comments

Karl Andree had been imprisoned after being caught with the wine in Saudi Arabia.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 29 October, 2015

A British pensioner sentenced to 350 lashes in Saudi Arabia will be freed
# Torture
# Torture

A British pensioner sentenced to 350 lashes in Saudi Arabia will be freed

Oct 29th 2015, 10:29 AM 17,359 Views 35 Comments

But the ultra conservative country’s bloggers and political activists still face torture and death.

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

British pensioner faces 360 lashes after being caught with homemade wine
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

British pensioner faces 360 lashes after being caught with homemade wine

Oct 13th 2015, 8:03 AM 24,171 Views 127 Comments

The man’s family has called on David Cameron to intervene.

# saudi-arabia - Friday 9 October, 2015

Woman 'has hand chopped off' while trying to escape employer
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Woman 'has hand chopped off' while trying to escape employer

Oct 9th 2015, 12:33 PM 26,429 Views 66 Comments

The woman allegedly had tried to complain to her employer about torture and non-payment of wages.

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Human rights group calls for the west to stop supplying arms to those 'committing war crimes'
# Yemen
# Yemen

Human rights group calls for the west to stop supplying arms to those 'committing war crimes'

Oct 7th 2015, 7:16 AM 6,992 Views 20 Comments

American allies Saudi Arabia and the UAE are leading the coalition battling rebels in Yemen.

# saudi-arabia - Friday 25 September, 2015

Saudi prince arrested over 'sex act' at Los Angeles mansion
# Beverly Hills
# Beverly Hills

Saudi prince arrested over 'sex act' at Los Angeles mansion

Sep 25th 2015, 7:38 PM 41,447 Views 56 Comments

Local media report that a bleeding woman was seen screaming for help as she tried to climb over the wall of his property.

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Photos: Millions of Muslims descend on Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage
# World's Biggest Gathering
# World's Biggest Gathering

Photos: Millions of Muslims descend on Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage

Sep 22nd 2015, 8:02 PM 14,174 Views 171 Comments

The pilgrimage, one of the five pillars of Islam, began in Mecca today.

# saudi-arabia - Friday 11 September, 2015

87 dead as crane collapses into Mecca's Grand Mosque
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

87 dead as crane collapses into Mecca's Grand Mosque

Sep 11th 2015, 7:51 PM 21,207 Views 102 Comments

The incident occurred as hundreds of thousands of Muslims gather from all over the world for the annual hajj pilgrimage.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 27 July, 2015

The French Riviera is in lockdown because of a special visitor
# King Salman
# King Salman

The French Riviera is in lockdown because of a special visitor

Jul 27th 2015, 7:21 AM 32,557 Views 23 Comments

And locals are not one bit happy.

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Saudi comedian gets death threats and huge ratings for TV show that mocks ISIS
# A Hit Is A Hit
# A Hit Is A Hit

Saudi comedian gets death threats and huge ratings for TV show that mocks ISIS

Jul 8th 2015, 8:47 PM 73,118 Views 30 Comments

Selfie might be the darkest comedy on TV in the world today.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 7 June, 2015

Saudi court upholds 10 year jail sentence and 1,000 lashes for blogger
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Saudi court upholds 10 year jail sentence and 1,000 lashes for blogger

Jun 7th 2015, 7:03 PM 18,333 Views 61 Comments

The father of two has been behind bars since 2012 for setting up the website ‘Saudi Arabian Liberals’.

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Where are oil prices headed? This Saudi minister says 'only Allah knows'
# Higher Power
# Higher Power

Where are oil prices headed? This Saudi minister says 'only Allah knows'

May 5th 2015, 5:04 PM 11,262 Views 20 Comments

The commodity’s price has been bouncing all over the place.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 20 April, 2015

Video captures Yemeni arms dump being completely blown apart
# Shock And Awe
# Shock And Awe

Video captures Yemeni arms dump being completely blown apart

Apr 20th 2015, 12:42 PM 8,731 Views 21 Comments

The capital Sanaa has been rocked by air-strikes.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Saudi air strikes on Yemen have "dramatically worsened" the situation there
# Yemen
# Yemen

Saudi air strikes on Yemen have "dramatically worsened" the situation there

Mar 26th 2015, 2:00 PM 14,847 Views 50 Comments

The beleaguered Middle Eastern state is facing civil war.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Richard Bruton had to hand over an expensive watch he got in Saudi Arabia
# (Not) Wearing My Rolex
# (Not) Wearing My Rolex

Richard Bruton had to hand over an expensive watch he got in Saudi Arabia

Mar 12th 2015, 6:21 PM 23,599 Views 31 Comments

The disclosure is in the latest Register of Members’ Interests.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 9 March, 2015

This country became the world's biggest weapons buyer last year
# Trigger Happy
# Trigger Happy

This country became the world's biggest weapons buyer last year

Mar 9th 2015, 9:17 AM 23,568 Views 36 Comments

It may not be the place you expected.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Saudi Arabia beheads murderer, the fifth execution under new king
# Capital Punishment
# Capital Punishment

Saudi Arabia beheads murderer, the fifth execution under new king

Feb 1st 2015, 1:35 PM 20,695 Views 56 Comments

King Salman took office on 23 January.

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Thanks to falling oil prices, this is how much cheaper it is to get from A to B
# Road Trip
# Road Trip

Thanks to falling oil prices, this is how much cheaper it is to get from A to B

Jan 28th 2015, 6:30 AM 16,242 Views 39 Comments

You’re saving cash, but not as much as you might have expected.