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US pressed on Khashoggi amid report Saudi prince threatened 'bullet'

US lawmakers threatened Thursday to take tougher action against Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Another late penalty rescues UAE at Asian Cup as Ryan saves Aussies

Hosts United Arab Emirates ended Kyrgyzstan's fairytale with a controversial extra-time penalty to reach the Asian Cup quarter-finals as holders Australia and Japan also advanced.

Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate: state media

Saudi Arabia on Saturday admitted that dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul, two weeks after his disappearance sparked global furore.
October 20, 2018 | 07:47 am GMT+7

'Because I can': ride-hailing app welcomes Saudi women driver

'I pulled the car over and cried. I could not believe that we now drive... It's a dream,' said a newly licensed Saudi woman.
June 25, 2018 | 11:27 am GMT+7

Cinema makes return to Saudi Arabia

Saudis currently splurge billions of dollars annually to see films and visit amusement parks in Dubai and Bahrain.
April 21, 2018 | 10:07 am GMT+7

Saudi crown prince says will develop nuclear bomb if Iran does: CBS TV

Prince Mohammed downplayed Iran's power during the interview, saying that Iran was far from being a rival to Saudi Arabia.
March 16, 2018 | 08:01 am GMT+7

Saudi billionaire Prince Al-Waleed freed after 'settlement'

The prince was released following an undisclosed financial agreement with the government, similar to deals that authorities struck with most other detainees in exchange for their freedom.
January 27, 2018 | 10:52 pm GMT+7

Saudi women attend football game for the first time

The new measure comes after Riyadh announced it was lifting a ban prohibiting them from driving, as well as reopening cinemas.
January 13, 2018 | 09:56 pm GMT+7

Eleven Saudi princes detained following protest over utility bills

The meteoric rise of 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has caused rare tensions within the royal family, which for decades favoured rule by consensus.
January 07, 2018 | 07:48 am GMT+7

First aid flight in weeks lands in rebel-held Yemen capital

Seven million Yemenis are completely dependent on relief supplies for their survival, according to the UN.
November 26, 2017 | 09:38 am GMT+7

'Untold thousands' will die in Yemen if blockade continues, UN pleads

Millions in Yemen are on the brink of famine due to Saudi-led blockade of aid and food. 
November 18, 2017 | 09:03 am GMT+7

Saudi 'giga projects': tall ambitions, high risks

The kingdom has revealed plans to build NEOM, a mega project billed as a regional Silicon Valley.
October 29, 2017 | 11:35 am GMT+7

Saudi Arabia announces $500 billion mega-city plan that spans three countries

The Saudi Arabian government says it plans to build a $500 billion mega-city completely powered by renewable energy.
October 27, 2017 | 03:13 pm GMT+7

Saudi women take Mecca emergency role

For the first time, Saudi women will field distress calls at this year's haj pilgrimage in Mecca, which starts on Wednesday. The conservative kingdom is tentatively opening up more jobs and education to women.
August 30, 2017 | 09:28 am GMT+7

Suicide bomb hits Islam's second-holiest site in Saudi Arabia

A suicide bombing near the main mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia, killed four security staff on Monday, on the penultimate day of the holy month of Ramadan.
July 05, 2016 | 08:00 pm GMT+7
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