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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Saudi Arabia

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# Jamal Khashoggi
Saudi Arabia admits missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in 'fistfight' in Turkish consulate
Pro-government Turkish media have repeatedly claimed that Khashoggi was tortured and decapitated by a Saudi hit squad.
# Explainer
The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi: What we know so far
These are the key facts in an episode that is threatening relations between Saudi Arabia and the West.
# Jamal Khashoggi
US gives Saudi Arabia 'a few more days' in journalist probe as Treasury Secretary withdraws from summit
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefed Donald Trump after returning from the Middle East to investigate Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance.
# Jamal Khashoggi
Washington Post: Saudi government 'owes Khashoggi family and the world an explanation'
A Turkish forensics team has searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
# Jamal Khashoggi
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Saudi king over journalist's disappearance
Turkish police yesterday searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for the first time since Jamal Khashogg went missing.
# humanitarian disaster
Explainer: 13 million people are facing starvation in Yemen. Why?
Six years of near-constant fighting in the Gulf state have brought the already-impoverished country to its knees.
# Jamal Khashoggi
Turkish officials given permission to enter Saudi consulate to investigate journalist's disappearance
A search of the building where Jamal Khashoggi was last seen will take place on Monday evening.
# Jamal Khashoggi
Saudi stocks plunge after Donald Trump threatens 'severe punishment' over journalist's disappearance
A Turkish newspaper has reported that officials have an audio recording of the alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
# Jamal Khashoggi
Trump threatens Saudis with 'punishment' over journalist disappearance
Jamal Khashoggi vanished on 2 October after entering the consulate to obtain documents for his upcoming marriage.
# Jamal Khashoggi
Saudis welcome joint Turkey probe into missing journalist
US-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi vanished on 2 October after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
# Jamal Khashoggi
CCTV released in case of missing US-based Saudi journalist
US government sources believe he was killed, but Saudi Arabia says the claims are “baseless”.
# Broadcast rights
BeIN Sports claim 'irrefutable evidence' of Saudi Arabia-based piracy
“The illegal channel beoutQ is backed by Saudi nationals and openly promoted by leading Saudi figures.”
# sudden dispute
Saudi Arabian airline suspends flights to Toronto as row intensifies
Saudi Arabia has expelled the Canadian ambassador and frozen “all new business”.
# mo more world cup
'We want to apologise to all the Egyptian fans - we will be back again in 2022'
Mohamed Salah has apologised after his side departed the World Cup without a point from their three games.
# Arrests
Saudi Arabia finally lifts ban on women driving
Despite the end of the ban, several activists have been arrested recently.
# last sixteen
Suarez leads Uruguay to the knockout stages as Saudi Arabia exit World Cup
Uruguay made it two wins from two on Wednesday afternoon as Saudi Arabia become the second team to exit this year’s World Cup.
# Support
Galway United owners vote in favour of Saudi Arabian investment
The club are currently sixth in the First Division, 12 points behind leaders UCD.
# Russia 2018
Scare for Saudi Arabia World Cup squad as engine catches fire during flight to Rostov
The right engine of the Rossiya Airbus emitted flames as the team traveled on the internal flight from St Petersburg.
# green falcons
Saudis to hold players 'accountable' for World Cup drubbing
They shipped five goals in front of the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
# brace
Peru captain grabs two goals just days after World Cup ban for drug use is overturned
Paolo Guerrero was cleared to play at the World Cup after his long legal battle against a 14-month drugs suspension.
# crackdown
Women's rights activists arrested ahead of Saudi driving ban lift
They were detained for “attempting to undermine the security and stability of the kingdom”.
# Abayas
Once considered a rebellion, sports clothing for women is becoming the norm in Saudi Arabia
But the risk of a social backlash is real in a society steeped in conservatism.
# Death Penalty
Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections
Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan – in that order.
# ballistic missile
Missiles and drones from Yemen have been 'intercepted' over Saudi Arabia
The attacks were claimed by the rebels via their news outlet Al-Masirah.
# al quaeda
US court rules families of 9/11 victims can sue Saudi Arabia
A US judge ruled that the plaintiffs had “narrowly articulate a reasonable basis” to proceed.
# decent and respectful
'Women don't have to wear head covers or robes': Saudi crown prince
It’s unclear whether the comments will lead to a relaxing in the enforcement of the strict dress code for women.
# unfamiliar territory
'Al-Qaeda attacked near to where I was living.... Any foreigner was now a legitimate target'
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.
# counselling and care
Inside the controversial rehab centre for Saudi jihadists
Mohammed bin Nayef Counselling and Care Centre has a focus on finding an ideological cure for jihadism.
# eastern promise
World Cup 2018: Germany start against Mexico as Russia face Saudi Arabia in big kick-off
The Iberian derby between Spain and Portugal is the pick of the World Cup 2018 group stage draw, with Germany starting against Mexico.
# road to russia
Here's the full draw for next summer's Fifa World Cup in Russia
Vladimir Putin addressed the audience before Gary Lineker hosted the draw in Moscow.
# Food Aid
First shipment of food aid in weeks docks at rebel controlled port in Yemen as country faces famine
The country is facing a serious famine due to an ongoing civil war.
# New Cold War
Explainer: Why the baffling resignation of Lebanon's Prime Minister is escalating Middle East tensions
Saad Hariri has denied he is being held prisoner in Saudi Arabia, and that he was forced to resign.
# the purge
Saudi Arabia arrests 200 senior figures over $100 billion corruption scandal
Authorities have frozen the bank accounts of the accused.
# all the king's men
Princes and ministers arrested in Saudi Arabia anti-corruption crackdown
A prominent prince billionaire was among those arrested following a royal decree issued by the country’s young leader.
# Archaeology
Ancient stone structures discovered in Saudi Arabian desert using Google Maps
The purpose and function of these “Gates” remains and mystery.
# initiative
Man United to aid football development in Saudi Arabia
The Red Devils will lend business and sporting expertise to clubs and sporting organisations in the country.
Opinion: 'We are not that different from Saudi Arabia'
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.
# cosnervative
Saudi's driving ban: 'You cannot force men to allow their sisters and wives to drive'
What do men in Saudi Arabia think about the removal of the ban on women driving?
# open road
Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive for the first time in its history
The historic decision was announced as part of a reform plan by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
# Saudi Arabia
Saudi police question woman who wore miniskirt in video at historic site
The videos have since been uploaded to YouTube and tweeted by different users.