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Analysis: Few countries, if any, will feel the consequences of the 2020 US election as much as Yemen

Pilgrims will be mandated to wear face masks during ritual.

Everything you need to know about Hajj 2020

Kamal Afzali

Everything you need to know about Hajj 2020

This year's Hajj pilgrimage has been scaled back to 1,000 participants in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus. Here is everything you need to know

Saudi Ramadan TV drama criticised for pro-Israel content

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Saudi Ramadan TV drama criticised for pro-Israel content

Another Ramadan TV drama from Saudi Arabia has invited scrutiny

Saudi-Turkey media war reflects MBS's growing internal problems

Ali Bakeer

Saudi-Turkey media war reflects MBS's growing internal problems

The recent Saudi media escalation against Turkey coincides with a growing list of internal problems for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Saudi executes alleged Al-Qaeda operative who attacked festival

Saudi authorities have said Imad Abd al-Qawi al-Mansouri carried out the on-stage knife attack on the orders of an Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen.

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US lawmakers fight to declassify report on Khashoggi killing

Lawmakers will now invoke a little-known law under which the US Senate can release information about Khashoggi's death, even if doing so is ...

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Riyadh sentences Yemeni to death over Spanish theatre stabbing

The on-stage attack is the first of its kind in the kingdom, as the once-conservative society liberalises the entertainment industry and opens ...

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Egyptian singer stirs outrage with toplessness and Qatari sympathies

Egyptian singer Mohamed Ramadan has outraged the Saudi public with a risqué performance in Riyadh, and outraged the government by ...

Performers stabbed on stage in Saudi capital were Spanish

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Performers stabbed on stage in Saudi capital were Spanish

The stabbing happened on Monday evening when a foreign theatre troupe was performing at the city's King Abdullah Park.

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Women WWE wrestlers to take part in Saudi bout

Women wrestlers will take part in a controversial event in Saudi Arabia for the first time.

Saudi woman arrested for dancing at <em>Riyadh</em> concert

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Saudi woman arrested for dancing at Riyadh concert

A young Saudi concert goer was accused of 'disrupting social etiquette' after a viral video showed her dancing in the traditional black abaya ...

Saudi officials: Visiting Turkey for tourism is 'unpatriotic'

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Saudi officials: Visiting Turkey for tourism is 'unpatriotic'

Saudi officials are urging citizens to avoid visiting Turkey for tourism and instead go on staycations inside the kingdom despite soaring summer ...

Brazilian footballer converts to Islam after years in Saudi

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Brazilian footballer converts to Islam after years in Saudi

Sergio Ricardo spent years playing for clubs in the Middle East, notably in Saudi Arabia, and on Wednesday converted to Islam in the company of ...

Spain in Saudi: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Spain in Saudi: This week in Middle East football

Troubles are afoot in one of Saudi Arabia's establishment clubs, Al-Hilal, while Spain's Super Cup could be heading to the kingdom.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Tragedy strikes pregnant mothers and newborns

This week we look at deadly clashes in Taiz, Yemen's 'split' central bank, a resurgence in cholera and yet more threats by Houthi rebels.

Uri Levy

Footballers join Sudan's anti-Bashir protests

Sudanese football players are supporting the tens of thousands of protesters confronting the regime's security forces.

Uri Levy

Lebanese football team refuses to play in Palestine

Lebanon's Nejmeh refused to enter the occupied West Bank, forfeiting its match to Hilal al-Quds, as derbies played out across the region.

Mustapha El Bouabi

HajjBnB? Riyadh 'to profit from pilgrims' with hosting scheme

Saudi Arabia will launch a new service allowing citizens to host Umrah out of season pilgrims to Mecca, potentially allowing the ...

Milan's La Scala signs €15m deal with <em>Riyadh</em>

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Milan's La Scala signs €15m deal with Riyadh

In an interview on Tuesday in La Repubblica newspaper, La Scala director Alexander Pereira confirmed the historic theatre has negotiated a ...

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Outcry over Saudi funding plan for Milan's La Scala

In an interview on Tuesday in La Repubblica newspaper, La Scala director Alexander Pereira confirmed the historic theatre has negotiated a ...

Zarif resignation: Another demonstration of Iranian footballers' political power?

Uri Levy

Zarif resignation: Another demonstration of Iranian footballers' political power?

Javad Zarif came under attack earlier this month, after Esteghlal Tehran's right-back and Iranian national team defender Voria Ghafouri took to ...

Saudi crown prince makes bid to buy Manchester United

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Saudi crown prince makes bid to buy Manchester United

Mohammed bin Salman was rumoured to be attempting to buy Manchester United last year but the deal stalled after the crown prince was linked to ...

Iran, Saudi Arabia 'sign deal' for 2019 Hajj <em>season</em>

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Iran, Saudi Arabia 'sign deal' for 2019 Hajj season

Long-time rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia have reached a deal for the 2019 Hajj season allowing Iranian pilgrims to perform next year's ...

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