Friday, 19 April 2019

Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Saudi stadiums allow women in for soccer game for the first time

JIDDAH: Saudi women were allowed into a sports stadium for the first time Friday to watch a soccer match between two local teams – though they were segregated in the stands from the male-only crowd with designated seating in the so-called “family section.” The move was the first of Saudi ...

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Alleged gay wedding in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Late Wednesday a video went viral where in a ceremony apparently two men were walking down the aisle with music in the background . The strict and conservative laws of Saudi Arabia show zero Tolerance for the LGBT community. According to Al Marsd this alleged ceremony took place in ...

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Saudi-led air raids kill 68 Yemen civilians in one day: UN

SANAA: Sixty-eight Yemeni civilians were killed in two separate air raids by the Saudi-led Arab coalition in one day, the UN humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen Jamie McGoldrick said on Thursday. The first air strike on Tuesday hit a “crowded popular market” in Taez province, killing 54 civilians including eight children, ...

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Freedom of Arrested Saudi Billionaire Prince Talals Priced At $6 Billion

After weeks of deafening silence surrounding the fate of Saudi Arabia’s richest man, Prince al-Waleed Bin Talal, arrested last month in an anti-corruption purge, it has emerged authorities in the Gulf monarchy are seeking at least $6 billion for his release. The 62-year-old head of the Kingdom Holding Co. was rounded up ...

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Saudi Arabia to Allow Movie Theaters After 35-Year Ban

LONDON: In the latest in a series of gestures toward modernization that would once have seemed improbable, Saudi Arabia announced on Monday that it would allow commercial movie theaters to open for the first time in more than 35 years. The moves to allow access by early 2018, part of ...

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Floods paralyse Saudi city of Jeddah

RIYADH: Flash floods triggered by heavy rains swept through Jeddah on Tuesday, leaving motorists stranded and forcing authorities to shut schools and universities in Saudi Arabia’s second biggest city. Dozens of people were plucked from vehicles engulfed by floodwaters, Saudi civil defence authorities said, with heavy rainfall expected to last at ...

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