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# Saudi

Last month
November 2023
Saudi Arabia ready for summer or winter World Cup after rapid bid process
Neighbouring Qatar held the first winter World Cup, and the first in the Middle East, last year.
This year
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.
Last year
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.
US National Security advisor says Biden has 'no plans' to meet Saudi crown prince at G20 summit
Stormy US-Saudi relations have been further strained by Riyadh’s support for oil production cuts.
All time
UN experts demand probe into claim Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked by Saudi Arabia
The 2018 intrusion into the device led to the release of intimate images of Bezos.
Netflix drops satire episode critical of Saudi Arabia
The move was widely denounced by rights groups including Amnesty International.
Saudis vow 'complete' probe of Khashoggi murder, US defence secretary says
Jamal Khashoggi was murdered after entering his country’s Istanbul consulate on 2 October.
Son of murdered journalist Khashoggi leaves Saudi Arabia
He is en route to the US.
'Worst cover-up in the history of cover-ups': Trump lashes out at Saudi consulate murder
Turkish officials claim a 15-men team tortured, killed and dismembered the writer.
Saudi Arabia says it doesn't know the whereabouts of Jamal Khashoggi's body
Riyadh has said it did not know the whereabouts of his body.
US newspaper publishes 'last piece' by missing Saudi journalist
Jamal Khashoggi disappeared entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.
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.
Turkey investigating if outspoken journalist was killed in Istanbul's Saudi consulate
The Turkish head of state added that he hoped to have the results “very quickly”.
The Saudi king has ousted his nephew as crown prince, and installed his son
His appointment completes a gradual removal of powers from Mohammed bin Nayef, who has been fired.
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 blogger's flogging for "insulting Islam" postponed
Raif Badawi criticised clerics and the kingdom’s notorious religious police.
Five new deaths from MERS virus in Saudi Arabia
The dead included men and women aged from their 60s to 80s.
British men cannot sue Saudi Arabia over torture claims
Four men claimed they had been tortured by Saudi Arabian officials, and said their right of access to court had been violated.
Human body parts 'fall from the sky' in Saudi Arabia
Initial indications were that the remains “fell from a plane’s landing gear” over the city of Jeddah.
Taoiseach and Jobs Minister kick off Gulf trade mission in Saudi Arabia
Enda Kenny and Richard Bruton will remain in the Gulf region until Thursday.
Saudi women get behind the wheel to protest against driving ban
Women have been driving in Saudi Arabia to protest against females not being issued licences.
VIDEO: Uncanny impression of a police siren... by a schoolkid
We’d better scarper!
Saudi prince invests $300m in Twitter
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal holds stakes in other western giants including Apple and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.