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#Saudi Arabia

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 8 December, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

The documentary went behind the curtain of the secretive regime.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 4 January, 2016

What's happening in Saudi Arabia?

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

Saudi Arabia has severed diplomatic ties with Iran.

Here are 17 incredible facts about oil-rich Saudi Arabia

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

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

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

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

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-arabia - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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 This post contains videos

Video captures Yemeni arms dump being completely blown apart

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

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

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

It may not be the place you expected.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Saudi Arabia beheads murderer, the fifth execution under new king

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

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

# saudi-arabia - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Ireland to pay respects at King Abdullah condolence service

Ambassador Tony Cotter is representing the Department of Foreign Affairs.

# saudi-arabia - Friday 23 January, 2015

The Queen is now the world's oldest monarch

This comes after the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has died

The elderly king died in hospital.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Protest outside Saudi Embassy for blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam

Raif Badawi criticised clerics and the kingdom’s notorious religious police.

# saudi-arabia - Friday 16 January, 2015

Saudi blogger's flogging for "insulting Islam" postponed

Raif Badawi criticised clerics and the kingdom’s notorious religious police.