Saudi rapper faces arrest for song on women's independence amid accusations of defiling customs

2020-02-27 14:19

Saudi officials have ordered the arrest of female rapper Ayasel Slay over her song 'Girl from Mecca'.

Saudi teen says fleeing was "worth the risk"

2019-01-17 09:43

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the Saudi teen who fled her country says she plans to pursue an education, get a job and live a normal life in Canada while advocating in support of freedom for women around the world.

Thousands of Saudi students have to leave Canada because their governments are fighting, so they’re frantically selling their furniture, cars

2018-08-27 15:23

The students have been trying to sell all their belongings online and in garage sales.

Saudi Arabia suspends flights to Canada in human-rights feud – just before Hajj

2018-08-07 09:07

Saudi Arabia's national airline froze flights to and from Toronto in an escalating feud with Canada over the arrests of several prominent rights activists, just in time for H ajj.

BOOK REVIEW: What SA can learn from Saudi Arabia's oil barons

2018-06-28 06:02

Ask yourself what the most valuable company in the world is. You probably don't know, writes Ian Mann.

Vogue Arabia has been called out for its cover on 'trailblazing' Saudi women after the country just arrested a dozen women's rights activists

2018-06-01 18:36

Vogue Arabia's June 2018 spread on "trailblazing" Saudi women has been called out for being "tone deaf." The cover features a Saudi princess behind the wheel of a car, and made no mention of the nearly dozen women's rights activists connected to the

A robot-run megacity – technological wonder or horror?

2017-12-01 15:01

Saudi Arabia is trying to diversify in order to become less reliant on oil. Its answer to this dilemma – an automated, highly advanced metropolis – may not be as utopian as its backers believe.

Middle East virus will be a threat to Hajj pilgrims

2014-06-17 13:59

United Nations health agency warns of MERS virus threat to pilgrims ahead of Hajj season.

Foreign health workers in Saudi could spread MERS

2014-05-20 11:26

Because Saudi Arabia has stepped up hiring of foreign healthcare professionals, there is a good chance the MERS virus will hitch a ride on workers as they return home.

Second MERS case identified in US

2014-05-13 14:48

The second MERS patient in the US had been a health care worker in Saudi Arabia, the epicentre of the outbreak.


Saudi Arabia's ambitious new crown prince is reportedly hiding out on his superyacht, 'fearing for his security'

2018-09-25 08:11

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is worried about a backlash.

China is tracking Muslims embarking on the annual Hajj pilgrimage

2018-08-13 15:29

The purpose of the system is said to make the trip safer for the thousands of pilgrims required to wear the device.

Oil extends gain near $70 as Saudis vow not to oversupply market

2018-07-21 09:38

Oil extended gains near $70 a barrel after Saudi Arabia signaled it won’t export oil beyond its customers’ needs, dispelling fears that it may flood the market.

Saudi Arabia is planning to turn rival Qatar into an island

2018-06-23 07:58

Saudi Arabia may be moving forward with plans to dig a canal along its border with Qatar. 

Saudi Arabia just screened ‘Black Panther,’ its first movie in 35 years — but these scenes were censored

2018-04-19 11:42

Movies screened in Saudi Arabia can expect strong censorship, particularly around scenes which feature sex, LGBT representation, and religious issues.

UN condemns attack on Saudi embassy in Iran

2016-01-05 11:32

The UN Security Council has strongly condemned an attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran by protesters angry over the execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric.

Camels confirmed as source of MERS

2014-06-05 11:30

Scientists have identified camels as a source – but perhaps not the only source – of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus.

Saudi Arabia reports 10 more deaths from MERS

2014-05-15 11:24

The total number of MERS infections in Saudi Arabia has reached 511, of which 157 have died since the disease was identified two years ago.

Saudi Arabia plans new pilgrimage airport at Taif

2014-05-08 14:40

Saudi Arabia is planning to build a new international airport to serve pilgrims to Mecca in the nearby city of Taif, its General Authority for Civil Aviation said on Thursday.

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