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# saudi-arabia - Friday 26 February, 2021

Saudi Arabia 'completely rejects' US report claiming crown prince 'approved' murder of Washington Post journalist
# Jamal Khashoggi
# Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia 'completely rejects' US report claiming crown prince 'approved' murder of Washington Post journalist

Updated Feb 26th 2021, 9:46 PM 21,622 Views 40 Comments

The report was released by Joe Biden’s administration this evening.

US to publish report today claiming Saudi crown prince was responsible for Jamal Khashoggi murder
# Mohammed Bin Salman
# Mohammed Bin Salman

US to publish report today claiming Saudi crown prince was responsible for Jamal Khashoggi murder

Feb 26th 2021, 7:56 AM 11,404 Views 14 Comments

President Donald Trump had avoided making the report public, which was completed a month after the murder in October 2018.

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Prominent Saudi women’s rights activist released from prison
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Prominent Saudi women’s rights activist released from prison

Feb 10th 2021, 10:31 PM 28,751 Views 18 Comments

Loujain al-Hathloul was sentenced to almost six years in prison last December.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Dustin Johnson continues superb record at Saudi International with second win
# Winning Ways
From The42
# Winning Ways

Dustin Johnson continues superb record at Saudi International with second win

Feb 7th 2021, 2:42 PM 1,665 Views 0 Comments

The American has now finished first, second and first at the event in successive years.

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

'I was flat-out wrong' - Paul Casey defends Saudi Arabia U-turn
# Change Of Mind
From The42
# Change Of Mind

'I was flat-out wrong' - Paul Casey defends Saudi Arabia U-turn

Feb 2nd 2021, 4:18 PM 12,951 Views 5 Comments

The golf star pulled out of the tournament in 2019, saying he would be a ‘hypocrite’ to accept money.

# saudi-arabia - Friday 3 July, 2020

Murder trial of journalist Jamal Khashoggi begins in Turkey with Saudi suspects absent
# Turkey
# Turkey

Murder trial of journalist Jamal Khashoggi begins in Turkey with Saudi suspects absent

Jul 3rd 2020, 3:56 PM 8,289 Views 8 Comments

Turkish prosecutors claim Saudi deputy intelligence chief and the royal court’s media czar led the operation.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Premier League gave February recommendation to keep Saudi Arabia on piracy watchlist
# Bein V Beout
From The42
# Bein V Beout

Premier League gave February recommendation to keep Saudi Arabia on piracy watchlist

Apr 30th 2020, 6:06 PM 6,295 Views 7 Comments

The nation seems poised to buy in to England’s top flight through Newcastle United.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 27 April, 2020

Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle could be completed within a fortnight
# Edging Closer
From The42
# Edging Closer

Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle could be completed within a fortnight

Apr 27th 2020, 3:07 PM 16,184 Views 32 Comments

A €343 million deal requires sign-off from the Premier League.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Saudi Arabia makes move to abolish death penalty for minors
# Middle East
# Middle East

Saudi Arabia makes move to abolish death penalty for minors

Apr 26th 2020, 6:37 PM 30,544 Views 80 Comments

The decision follows another ordering judges to end the practice of flogging.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Trump considers Italy and South Korea travel bans as Saudi Arabia bars entry to holy sites
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Trump considers Italy and South Korea travel bans as Saudi Arabia bars entry to holy sites

Feb 27th 2020, 8:05 AM 15,299 Views 13 Comments

The decision comes after the Middle East recorded at least 220 cases of Covid-19.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 23 December, 2019

Saudi Arabia: Court says killing of Jamal Khashoggi was 'not premeditated', sentences five to death
# Riyadh
# Riyadh

Saudi Arabia: Court says killing of Jamal Khashoggi was 'not premeditated', sentences five to death

Dec 23rd 2019, 10:06 AM 21,345 Views 44 Comments

Khashoggi was killed in October 2018 by Saudi agents while at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul.

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

'There's a morality to it' - Rory McIlroy turns down multi-million-dollar Saudi tournament
# Rain Check
From The42
# Rain Check

'There's a morality to it' - Rory McIlroy turns down multi-million-dollar Saudi tournament

Dec 10th 2019, 3:00 PM 42,102 Views 39 Comments

The Holywood native says he has no interest in playing there next month.

# saudi-arabia - Friday 6 December, 2019

Joshua sheds weight as Ruiz piles on ahead of controversial rematch in Saudi Arabia
# Sportswashing
From The42
# Sportswashing

Joshua sheds weight as Ruiz piles on ahead of controversial rematch in Saudi Arabia

Dec 6th 2019, 6:32 PM 18,060 Views 12 Comments

The heavyweight fighters meet again for the IBF, WBA and WBO titles in Riyadh on Saturday night.

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Anthony Joshua on why he won't celebrate if he beats Andy Ruiz
# Future Plans
From The42
# Future Plans

Anthony Joshua on why he won't celebrate if he beats Andy Ruiz

Dec 4th 2019, 10:02 PM 7,156 Views 8 Comments

The British boxing star seeks to win back the IBF, WBA and WBO titles.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 25 November, 2019

Thousands of sheep feared dead after ship capsizes off Romanian coast
# Rescue Operation
# Rescue Operation

Thousands of sheep feared dead after ship capsizes off Romanian coast

Nov 25th 2019, 3:34 PM 15,159 Views 44 Comments

Animal rights groups have criticised the sea transport of livestock.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Spanish TV refuse to bid for Saudi Arabia-held editions of Super Cup
# Relocated
From The42
# Relocated

Spanish TV refuse to bid for Saudi Arabia-held editions of Super Cup

Nov 14th 2019, 3:39 PM 5,953 Views 6 Comments

The competition has been expanded to include four teams and will be held in overseas for the next three seasons.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 30 September, 2019

Saudi crown prince denies ordering murder of US-based journalist Khashoggi last year
# Jamal Khashoggi
# Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi crown prince denies ordering murder of US-based journalist Khashoggi last year

Sep 30th 2019, 5:26 PM 9,671 Views 19 Comments

The journalist entered the Saudi consulate in Turkey nearly a year ago and his body has never been found.

Saudi crown prince says war with Iran would mean 'total collapse of the global economy'
# 60 Minutes
# 60 Minutes

Saudi crown prince says war with Iran would mean 'total collapse of the global economy'

Sep 30th 2019, 8:32 AM 32,092 Views 34 Comments

Prince Mohammed bin Salman also denied ordering the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in an interview with 60 Minutes.

# saudi-arabia - Friday 27 September, 2019

Irish citizens among those who can now get a tourist visa to Saudi Arabia for the first time
# Middle Eastern Holiday
# Middle Eastern Holiday

Irish citizens among those who can now get a tourist visa to Saudi Arabia for the first time

Sep 27th 2019, 7:24 PM 22,647 Views 50 Comments

Visas for the desert kingdom had until now been restricted to foreign workers or pilgrims to the country’s holy sites.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 23 September, 2019

UK, France and Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks
# European Leaders
# European Leaders

UK, France and Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks

Sep 23rd 2019, 10:25 PM 8,936 Views 22 Comments

In a joint statement, the countries called on Tehran to choose dialogue over further “provocation”.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Iranian president warns foreign forces to stay out of the Gulf
# Energy Security
# Energy Security

Iranian president warns foreign forces to stay out of the Gulf

Sep 22nd 2019, 12:15 PM 13,589 Views 67 Comments

It comes as the United States sends more troops to the region in a defensive capacity.

# saudi-arabia - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Trump announces Iran sanctions as US sends more troops to Gulf
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Trump announces Iran sanctions as US sends more troops to Gulf

Sep 21st 2019, 8:08 AM 11,612 Views 57 Comments

The US President said the sanctions were the toughest ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike.

# saudi-arabia - Friday 20 September, 2019

Trump to be given several military options on Iran amid fears of 'all-out war'
# Oil
# Oil

Trump to be given several military options on Iran amid fears of 'all-out war'

Sep 20th 2019, 8:10 AM 14,770 Views 73 Comments

The US President will be presented with a list of potential airstrike targets, among other possible responses.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 16 September, 2019

Oil prices soar and Trump says US 'locked and loaded' after attack on Saudi facilities
# Tensions
# Tensions

Oil prices soar and Trump says US 'locked and loaded' after attack on Saudi facilities

Sep 16th 2019, 6:52 AM 22,906 Views 32 Comments

Iran has denied allegations it is behind the attack.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 15 September, 2019

'Maximum lying': Iran hits back after US pins blame over Saudi oil attacks
# Mike Pompeo
# Mike Pompeo

'Maximum lying': Iran hits back after US pins blame over Saudi oil attacks

Sep 15th 2019, 11:15 AM 13,525 Views 47 Comments

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US will work to ensure “Iran is held accountable for its aggression”.

# saudi-arabia - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Drone attacks cause fires at Saudi Arabia oil facilities
# Fires
# Fires

Drone attacks cause fires at Saudi Arabia oil facilities

Sep 14th 2019, 4:35 PM 19,495 Views 19 Comments

The facilities are owned by Aramco.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 1 September, 2019

More than 100 believed killed in airstrike on Yemen detention centre
# Yemen
# Yemen

More than 100 believed killed in airstrike on Yemen detention centre

Sep 1st 2019, 4:33 PM 12,093 Views 7 Comments

The International Committee of the Red Cross said at least 40 survivors were being treated for their injuries in hospitals.

# saudi-arabia - Monday 12 August, 2019

Promoter defends controversial decision to bring Ruiz-Joshua rematch to Saudi Arabia
# Clash On The Dunes
From The42
# Clash On The Dunes

Promoter defends controversial decision to bring Ruiz-Joshua rematch to Saudi Arabia

Aug 12th 2019, 5:04 PM 23,395 Views 31 Comments

Eddie Hearn has been criticised for choosing a country with an ‘abysmal human rights record’ for the latest world heavyweight title fight.

# saudi-arabia - Friday 9 August, 2019

Saudi Arabia chosen to host Ruiz Jr versus Joshua rematch in December
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Saudi Arabia chosen to host Ruiz Jr versus Joshua rematch in December

Aug 9th 2019, 6:26 PM 7,205 Views 11 Comments

The pair will face off for the second time on Saturday 7 December.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Saudi second-tier side announce signing of Ireland international Andy Keogh
# New Beginning
From The42
# New Beginning

Saudi second-tier side announce signing of Ireland international Andy Keogh

Aug 8th 2019, 12:31 PM 7,572 Views 8 Comments

The 33-year-old striker has joined Al-Qadsiah following his recent departure from A-League club Perth Glory.

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Irish international striker Andy Keogh set for Saudi Arabia switch
# Road From Glory
From The42
# Road From Glory

Irish international striker Andy Keogh set for Saudi Arabia switch

Jul 31st 2019, 1:10 PM 7,248 Views 28 Comments

Despite being the club’s leading goalscorer, the 33-year-old Dubliner has been frozen out by Perth Glory.

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

US Senate fails to block sale of $8.1 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia
# Veto
# Veto

US Senate fails to block sale of $8.1 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia

Jul 30th 2019, 7:35 AM 16,523 Views 24 Comments

Trump issued a trio of veteos to attempt to push through the sale.

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

'Credible evidence' linking Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi killing - UN expert
# Jamal Khashoggi
# Jamal Khashoggi

'Credible evidence' linking Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi killing - UN expert

Updated Jun 19th 2019, 12:53 PM 13,430 Views 0 Comments

The report calls on UN bodies to “demand” a follow-up criminal investigation.

# saudi-arabia - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Opinion: The US alliance with Saudi Arabia reveals their true stance on human rights
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The US alliance with Saudi Arabia reveals their true stance on human rights

May 9th 2019, 7:00 AM 11,605 Views 29 Comments

The sad truth is that the enemies of the western powers look pretty good when compared to our close friends in Saudi, writes Diarmuid Pepper.

# saudi-arabia - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Washington Post claims children of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi are receiving 'blood money'
# Murder
# Murder

Washington Post claims children of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi are receiving 'blood money'

Apr 2nd 2019, 7:59 AM 31,620 Views 14 Comments

They are also receiving multi-million dollar homes from Saudi Arabia.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Amazon investigator says Saudi Arabia hacked Jeff Bezos’s phone
# Personal Information
# Personal Information

Amazon investigator says Saudi Arabia hacked Jeff Bezos’s phone

Mar 31st 2019, 1:29 PM 16,013 Views 14 Comments

Gavin de Becker was looking into the leaking of Bezos’s personal information.

# saudi-arabia - Friday 1 March, 2019

US offers $1 million reward for information about Osama Bin Laden's son
# Hamza Bin Laden
# Hamza Bin Laden

US offers $1 million reward for information about Osama Bin Laden's son

Mar 1st 2019, 7:49 AM 22,655 Views 39 Comments

Hamza bin Laden is seen as a growing force in global extremism.

# saudi-arabia - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

US lawmakers probing whether Trump is selling sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

US lawmakers probing whether Trump is selling sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia

Feb 20th 2019, 9:57 AM 24,946 Views 43 Comments

The alleged move is apparently to please corporate supporters who stand to profit handsomely.

# saudi-arabia - Sunday 13 January, 2019

'Very, very happy' Saudi woman arrives in Canada after receiving asylum
# Toronto
# Toronto

'Very, very happy' Saudi woman arrives in Canada after receiving asylum

Jan 13th 2019, 10:35 AM 20,328 Views 38 Comments

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun had accused her family of physical and psychological abuse.

# saudi-arabia - Friday 11 January, 2019

Saudi teen fleeing family granted asylum in Canada
# Rahaf Mohammed Al-Qunun
# Rahaf Mohammed Al-Qunun

Saudi teen fleeing family granted asylum in Canada

Jan 11th 2019, 9:28 PM 21,388 Views 41 Comments

Mohammed al-Qunun was already en route to Toronto today when Justin Trudeau made the announcement.

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