Saudi crown prince to visit China
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will visit China next week, Beijing's foreign ministry said on Friday, as part of a swing through Asia in which the monarch is expected to sign an investment package with cash-strapped Pakistan.
Saudi crown prince to visit Indonesia next week
Indonesia will host Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for a state visit next week, Jakarta said Thursday, part of an Asian tour that includes stops in Pakistan, India and Malaysia.
Saudi crown prince told aide he would use 'a bullet' on Khashoggi
Saudi Arabia's crown prince told a senior aide he would go after Jamal Khashoggi "with a bullet" a year before the dissident journalist was killed inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate, the New York Times reported Thursday quoting US intelligence.
Family says Saudi postpones cleric Awda's 'secret' hearing
A Saudi prosecutor postponed a hearing in the case against Sheikh Salman al-Awda Sunday, the prominent cleric's son said, more than a year after his arrest. "Today for the third time, the secret trial hearing for the case of my father ... has been postponed," tweeted Abdullah al-Awda. The cleric's family and Saudi media have…
Activists wary of Saudi Davos welcome after Khashoggi murder
Activists are criticising the World Economic Forum for allowing a large Saudi presence in Davos this week without devoting time to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Saudi presence "is deeply distressing", Amnesty International chief Kumi Naidoo told AFP on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the global elite in the Swiss Alps.…
FIFA, UEFA blast piracy network with alleged Saudi ties
FIFA, UEFA and several of the world's top football leagues on Tuesday condemned alleged piracy of television rights by the "beoutQ" network, which Qatar claims is backed by Saudi Arabia.
Flying Eagles to play Saudi Arabia in Jeddah next week
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday disclosed that the U-20 national team (Flying Eagles) would fly to Jeddah this weekend for an international friendly game against Saudi Arabia next week. The match, it said, is designed to toughen the team ahead of next month’s Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Niger Republic. According to…
Saudi Arabia gives March 3 as deadline for 2019 hajj flight allocation
The Saudi Arabia General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has announced March 3, 2019 as deadline to airliners for submission of request for passenger’s allocation for the 2019 hajj exercise. The deadline was announced at the just-concluded 2019 Hajj preparations meeting between Saudi Civil Agency and Nigeria’s Hajj Commission held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. A…
Restrictions and reforms: Saudi Arabia's treatment of women
A desperate legal fight by 18-year-old Saudi Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun to stop her deportation from Bangkok airport has yet again shone a spotlight on the treatment of women in her homeland.
Saudi to notify women of divorce by text message
Saudi courts will notify women by text message when they get divorced, in a new regulation that took effect on Sunday, officials said. The measure approved by the justice ministry appears aimed at curbing seemingly rampant cases of men secretly ending marriages without informing their wives. "Women... will be notified of any changes to their…