Saudi Arabia

Newcastle United takeover: As Saudi Crown Prince beats Manchester City, meet the 10 richest Premier League clubs, owners

There is a bigger shark in the sea and Manchester City's Sheikh Mansour is no longer the richest football club owner in English soil. Newcastle fans are hoping for a huge facelift as more 'oil money' spills into Premier League with the Saudi Crown making an investment. But money alone can't decide your virtue in the league it seems. If you find it difficult to digest, have a look at the top-10 wealthiest men to own a Premier League club and compare it with their riches on the ground.  

published on : 19th April 2020

From Syria to Iraq, how is COVID-19 outbreak affecting Middle East conflicts?

It remains unclear what the coronavirus pandemic's impact will be on the multiple wars roiling the Middle East. Here is an overview of the impact so far on the conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq. 

published on : 5th April 2020

Mecca in pictures ahead of the 5-day Hajj rituals from August 8-12 

Hajj which translates to 'pilgrimage' is set to start soon in the holy land of Mecca and Madina. Saudi Arabia's Jeddah will see millions of Muslim pilgrims from across borders and all walks of life. 

published on : 2nd August 2019

Russia rips Saudi Arabia 5-0 in FIFA World Cup opener

Denis Cheryshev scored twice as Russia swept aside Saudi Arabia to open its home World Cup with a 5-0 win on Thursday.

published on : 14th June 2018

Saudi Arabia driving ban agitation: Meet the arrested women's rights activists 

Saudi Arabia's arrest of women's rights advocates just weeks before the kingdom is set to lift the world's only ban on women driving is seen as the culmination of a steady crackdown on anyone perceived as a potential critic of the government. The group includes women ranging in age from their 20s to their 70s who have pushed to lift the ban on women driving and for equal rights, as well as men who have supported them. Here's a look at who the detained activists are and how they became icons of the women's rights movement in Saudi Arabia.

published on : 26th May 2018

SEE PHOTOS | Saudi Arabia ends a 35-year ban on cinema with historic 'Black Panther' screening and popcorn

The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots as Hollywood's blockbuster "Black Panther" premiered in Saudi Arabia's first movie theater on April 18, after a nearly 35-year ban.

published on : 19th April 2018

Saudi women steer the wheel with swag

A stunning royal decree issued last year by King Salman announcing that women would be allowed to drive in 2018 upended one of the most visible forms of discrimination against women in Saudi Arabia.

published on : 7th March 2018