Friday, 20 July 2018

Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia bans ‘GTA’ among 47 other games

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia says it’s banning a long list of popular video games after allegations surfaced that two children killed themselves after being encouraged to do so in an online game. The Saudi General Commission for Audio-Visual Media said Monday it was banning 47 games, including Grand Theft Auto V, ...

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Iran says Saudi plan to boost oil output ridicules OPEC

LONDON: Iran criticised Saudi Arabia´s plan to raise oil output and pressure from the United States on Riyadh do so, saying this was in breach of OPEC´s decision last week and belittled the producer group. Sorry, the video player failed to load.(Error Code: 101104) OPEC and a group of non-OPEC countries agreed ...

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FIFA World Cup group qualifying scenarios for knockout rounds

MOSCOW: With the second round of World Cup group games completed on Sunday, qualification for the knockout rounds is now clearer. The top two teams in each group go into the last 16. In the case of teams finishing level on points, FIFA has put in place seven tie-breakers starting ...

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Saudi Arabia ends decades-old driving ban on women

(Reuters Photo) RIYADH: Saudi women are officially allowed to drive from Sunday, after a decades-old driving ban was lifted. The lifting of the ban, which follows a sweeping crackdown on women activists, is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s reform drive to modernise the conservative petrostate. Potentially thousands of ...

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in WC opening match

MOSCOW: Russia kicked off the World Cup today with a crushing 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia. The Russians gave the winning performance in front of the 80,000-capacity Luzhniki crowd, which included President Vladimir Putin and the Saudi crown prince. With Russia beating Saudi Arabia 5-0, they ended their seven-game losing ...

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Vogue cover featuring Saudi princess sparks controversy

DUBAI: A Vogue cover photo of a Saudi princess behind the wheel of a red convertible has ignited heated debate, as it follows a slew of arrests of women driving activists. The image of Princess Hayfa bint Abdullah al-Saud, in the driver’s seat wearing leather gloves and high heels, is ...

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Saudi Arabia seeks to criminalise sexual harassment

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is preparing to outlaw sexual harassment, officials said Tuesday, less than a month before the conservative kingdom lifts its decades-long ban on women driving. The kingdom’s Shura Council, which advises the cabinet, approved a draft law on Monday which would introduce a prison term of up to ...

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Saudi Cricket Board in Talks with Inzamam, Afridi

DUBAI: The cricket board of Saudi Arabia is negotiating with the star cricketers of Pakistan Shahid Afridi and Inzamam ul-Haq regarding the inaugural of the T10 cricket tournament scheduled to be held in the Kingdom later in 2018. Six teams took part in the first ever T10 event in Sharjah ...

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Saudi Arabia, Egypt Sign $10 Billion Deal on Mega-City

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, left, greets Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman upon his arrival to Cairo, Egypt. AP Saudi Arabia has signed with Egypt an investment agreement to develop Egyptian lands south Sinai to become part of a planned mega-city and business zone unveiled by Saudi Arabia last October. ...

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Pakistan to deploy troops in Saudi Arabia

In a major policy shift, Pakistan will deploy troops in Saudi Arabia under an existing bilateral security cooperation agreement with its close ally which is involved in a civil war in neighbouring Yemen. Pakistan Army announced the decision to send troops on a “training and advise mission” to Saudi Arabia ...

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