Restaurants in Saudi Arabia will no longer need to maintain entrances segregated by sex, authorities have said, in a move upending a major hallmark of conservative restrictions that had been in place for decades. Previously, Saudi Arabia required all restaurants to have one entrance for families and women, and another for men[…]
Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), Saudi Arabia‘s de facto ruler, denied in an interview broadcast on Sunday that he ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi operatives nearly a year ago but said he ultimately bears “full responsibility” for what happened because he is the country’s leader. Speaking to the US network CBS on[…]
The body of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was likely burned in a large oven at the Saudi consulate general’s residence in Istanbul, an Al Jazeera investigation revealed. New details of the writer’s murder by a Saudi assassination team were reported in a documentary by Al Jazeera Arabic that aired[…]
Tony Blair is advising the Saudi government under a £9m ($11.8m) deal with his “institute for global change”, the Sunday Telegraph reported. The former UK prime minister’s group reached an agreement earlier this year to help support Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s modernisation programme, under a “not for profit”[…]
Saudi Arabia is preparing to outlaw sexual harassment, officials said Tuesday, less than a month before the conservative kingdom lifts its decades-long ban on women driving. The kingdom’s Shura Council, which advises the cabinet, approved a draft law on Monday which would introduce a prison term of up to five[…]
Saudi Arabia’s future king has tightened his grip on power through an anti-corruption purge by arresting royals, ministers and investors including billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal who is one of the kingdom’s most prominent businessmen. Prince Alwaleed, a nephew of the king and owner of investment firm Kingdom Holding, invests in[…]
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Friday from Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who said he is willing to discuss the demands of the four Arab states that are boycotting Doha, according to reports in both countries’ media outlets. The phone call happened[…]
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