Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia cancels female Egyptian star Sherine's concert

2017-10-16 08:58

Saudi Arabia's entertainment authority says it has cancelled plans for a concert featuring a famous Egyptian singer named Sherine, known for her rags-to-riches story.

Uber wants female drivers in Saudi Arabia

2017-10-03 18:15

"We want to create economic opportunities for women as drivers on the Uber platform," said Uber's chief of operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Repeal of women driving ban tests Saudi reform drive

2017-09-27 18:55

Saudi Arabia's historic lifting of a ban on women driving will be a litmus test for its king-in-waiting who has sought to sideline the kingdom's arch-conservatives.

Saudi clerics use Twitter, textbooks to spread hate - watchdog

2017-09-26 15:25

Saudi Arabia is condoning hate speech against its Shiite minority from the upper echelons of its religious establishment, schoolbooks and social media, Human Rights Watch has said.

Egyptian, Saudi warplanes take part in joint war games

2017-09-15 09:57

Warplanes from allies Egypt and Saudi Arabia have begun joint war games that are coinciding with separate drills between Egypt and both the United States and Russia.

Muslim pilgrims mark final Hajj rite with 'Stoning of Devil'

2017-09-02 07:08

In stifling heat, a Saudi security guard sprayed Muslim pilgrims with water as they advanced through Mina for the final rite of the hajj, the "Stoning of the Devil" that has proved lethal in past years.

Hopes fade for Qatar residents to perform hajj

2017-08-31 06:28

Saudi Arabia's decision to close its embassy in Doha has stopped many residents from performing the pilgrimage to Mecca this year.

Saudi teen released after dancing 'Macarena'

2017-08-24 12:19

Saudi police have said they have released a 14-year-old boy who was filmed dancing at an intersection in the Red Sea city of Jiddah, according to local media reports.

Saudi Arabia reopens border to Qatari pilgrims despite tensions

2017-08-18 12:15

Qatari hajj pilgrims have begun crossing into Saudi Arabia after Riyadh reopened the border in a move that Doha welcomed, but saw as "politically motivated".

Qatar changes anti-terror law amid Gulf row

2017-07-21 09:45

Qatar announced changes to its anti-terror legislation, one of the controversial issues at the core of the crisis between Doha and its neighbours who accuse it of backing extremists.


US to sell $15bn THAAD missile defence to Saudi Arabia

2017-10-08 09:31

The US government has approved the sale to Saudi Arabia of the advanced THAAD missile defence system for $15bn, the state department says.

Saudi university to open driving school for women

2017-10-01 09:48

A university in Saudi Arabia has said it will open a driving school for women, in a first for the ultra-conservative country after a ban on women driving was lifted.

Trump hails Saudi 'positive step' allowing women to drive

2017-09-27 06:48

US President Donald Trump has congratulated Saudi Arabia for its decision to join the rest of the world in allowing women to drive, calling it a "positive step" for the ultra-conservative kingdom.

Snap removes Al Jazeera in Saudi amid Qatar tensions

2017-09-18 10:29

Snap, owner of Snapchat, has removed Qatar-based news service Al Jazeera from its platform in Saudi Arabia amid an ongoing feud between the gulf states.

Arab feud over Qatar boils over at Cairo meeting

2017-09-13 09:25

A Qatari diplomat says "dogs" backed by "some regimes" are waging a media campaign against his country, a thinly veiled jab at Gulf countries that drew a sharp rebuke at an Arab League meeting

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid as hajj enters final days

2017-09-01 13:06

Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid al-Adha holiday as some two million Muslim pilgrims carry out the final rites of the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia shortlists 25 bidders for major wind plant

2017-08-29 22:09

Saudi Arabia has invited bids from 25 shortlisted companies to build a 400 megawatt wind power project.

WATCH: Saudi police arrest teenage boy for dancing in the street

2017-08-23 13:06

Saudi police have arrested a 14-year-old boy who was filmed dancing at an intersection in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.

Saudi billionaire to invest $800m in Egypt tourism

2017-08-07 20:45

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is to invest more than $800m in hotels in Egypt, the investment ministry in Cairo has said.

Saudis release woman in viral miniskirt video without charge

2017-07-20 08:05

Saudi Arabia says a woman detained after wearing a miniskirt in a video that went viral has been released without charge.

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