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Saudi Arabia Anti-Corruption Committee Detains 11 Princes, 4 Sitting Ministers

Saudi Arabia Anti-Corruption Committee Detains 11 Princes, 4 Sitting Ministers

Saudi Arabia has ordered the arrest of at least 11 Saudi princes and four incumbent ministers of the Saudi government, Al-Arabiya reported, citing sources. Among those detained are the minister of the National Guard and the minister of economy. A new anti-corruption committee chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was created late Saturday by […]

November 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Saudi Arabia to let women enter sports stadiums in 2018

Saudi Arabia to let women enter sports stadiums in 2018

Saudi Arabia will allow women into sports stadiums for the first time from next year, authorities said Sunday, in a landmark move opening up three previously male-only venues to families. The ultra-conservative kingdom, which has some of the world’s tightest restrictions on women, has long barred women from sports arenas by strict rules on segregation […]

October 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Boy, 14, arrested in Saudi Arabia for dancing the Macarena in street

Boy, 14, arrested in Saudi Arabia for dancing the Macarena in street

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in Saudi Arabia after a video of him dancing the Macarena in the street went viral. The boy, who has not been identified, is accused by authorities of “improper public behaviour”. It comes after a clip was shared online of him performing the dance routine to the famous 1990s […]

August 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Women in Saudi Arabia hold massive conference to inspire girls in the Kingdom

Women in Saudi Arabia hold massive conference to inspire girls in the Kingdom

The women only unique only event took place in capital Riyadh on Saturday, and involved women from a wide range of careers. Key note speakers was Raha Moharrak, 31, who made history in 2013 as the first Saudi woman to climb Mount Everest. She wanted girls to be taught that they were not less than […]

March 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Shocker as Pakistan airline confirms 7 standing passengers accepted on fully booked flight

Shocker as Pakistan airline confirms 7 standing passengers accepted on fully booked flight

Confirmation came from Pakistan international airlines on Monday that it had accepted seven passengers more than the maximum capacity on an international flight and had launched disciplinary measures against the crew. Spokesman for PIA earlier denied a newspaper report that the extra passengers were forced to stand for the 3-hour flight from Karachi to Medina […]

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Russia announces Aleppo truce as EU warns of ‘war crimes’

Russia announces Aleppo truce as EU warns of ‘war crimes’

Oct 18, –  The United Nations and European Union welcomed the announcement, but said Thursday’s planned pause in fighting needed to be longer to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid. Russia has announced an eight-hour “humanitarian” ceasefire in Aleppo later this week, as the EU warned that the Syrian regime’s Moscow-backed assault on the city […]

October 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Air strikes ‘kill 22 civilians near Yemen capital’

Air strikes ‘kill 22 civilians near Yemen capital’

Sep 12, – The first strike hit a site where locals were digging an aquifer in Beit Saadan, a village of the Arhab region north of the capital, on Saturday afternoon killing and wounding several people, they said. At least 22 civilians have been killed in air strikes by a Saudi-led military coalition near Yemen’s […]

September 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Rocket kills 7 civilians in Saudi as Yemen probe begins

Rocket kills 7 civilians in Saudi as Yemen probe begins

Aug 17, – A rocket fired by rebels in Yemen killed seven civilians in Najran city in the highest reported number of non-combattant casualties in the kingdom’s south since the Arab coalition intervened in Yemen 17 months ago. Saudi Arabia suffered its worst civilian death toll Tuesday in cross-border shelling from Yemen as an anti-rebel […]

August 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
EgyptAir plane wreckage found in Mediterranean after 66 people feared dead

EgyptAir plane wreckage found in Mediterranean after 66 people feared dead

May 20, – Search teams spotted personal belongings of passengers and parts of the Airbus A320 about 290 kilometres (180 miles) north of Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria, the army said. The Egyptian military found wreckage including seats and luggage Friday from the EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean, as investigators tried to unravel […]

May 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
4 Indian nuns, 12 others killed in Yemen retirement home

4 Indian nuns, 12 others killed in Yemen retirement home

Mar 04, – The killing spree began with two gunmen who first surrounded the home for the elderly in Aden while four others entered the building, the witnesses and officials said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. Gunmen stormed a retirement home run by […]

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