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Saudi Arabia sentences five to death over Jamal Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia has sentenced five people to death for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the kingdom's public prosecutor said Monday. Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and a Washington Post columnist, was critical of Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's policies. He...

Monday, December 23, 2019 - 1:14pm

Chinese language to be introduced in Saudi schools

Saudi Arabia and China on Friday agreed to include the Chinese language in the curriculum at all stages of education in Saudi schools and universities. The decision was made on Friday during the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud to the Chinese capital Beijing, said a report...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 9:08am

Riyadh stops medical treatment programs in Canada

Saudi Arabia has stopped all medical treatment programs in Canada after the kingdom abruptly cut ties with Ottawa. Saudi Arabia has discontinued all medical treatment programs in Canada and is coordinating the transfer of all Saudi patients to hospitals outside Canada, the Saudi Press Agency...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 9:36am

RUSSIA 2018: Egypt leave World Cup winless after late Saudi defeat

Essam El Hadary, the oldest player ever to appear at a World Cup, marked his record achievement with one outstanding penalty save for Egypt but was powerless to stop a second in a 2-1 defeat by Saudi Arabia on Monday. The 45-year-old goalkeeper flew to his right to make a spectacular stop in the...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 12:43am

Saudi-led alliance set for battle in biggest Yemeni port

A Saudi-led coalition geared up on Tuesday for a military assault on Yemen’s main port, preparing to launch by far the biggest battle of a three-year war between an alliance of Arab states and the Houthi movement that controls Yemen’s capital. The United Arab Emirates, a member of the...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:06am

Saudi Arabia issues its first driver's licenses to women

Saudi Arabia has issued its first driver's licenses to 10 women ahead of June 24, when the Kingdom's due to end the world's only ban on women drivers. Officials expect another 2,000 women to seek licenses in the coming week, according to a news release from the country's Ministry...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 11:50am

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