Saturday, February 4, 2023

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia confirmed as host of AFC Asian Cup 2027

The Member Associations of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Wednesday confirmed Saudi Arabia as the host for the AFC Asian Cup 2027 at the 33rd AFC Congress held here.The landmark decision to give the hosting rights to Saudi...

Turkey, Saudi Arabia decry Taliban university ban for women

Turkey and Saudi Arabia became the latest Muslim-majority countries to condemn a decision by Taliban authorities to bar women from universities, while about two dozen women staged a protest in the streets of Kabul on Thursday.In another sign of...

As Xi visits Saudi Arabia, Uyghurs flags genocide

More than 50 Uyghur groups have urged heads of states and leaders of international organisations meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week in Saudi Arabia to condemn China’s atrocity crimes against the Uyghurs and end the genocide in...

World Cup: Poland draw Mexico; Saudi Arabia stun Messi-led Argentina

Poland skipper Robert Lewandowski failed to break his World Cup duck when he saw a second-half penalty saved in a goalless but entertaining draw with Mexico in their opening Group C game at Stadium 974 on Tuesday.Lewandowski earned the...

Saudi Arabia lists 5 Yemenis as terror sponsors

Saudi Arabia has listed five Yemeni nationals as sponsors of terrorism for their alleged involvement in activities supporting the Iran-backed Houthi militia. The Saudi Presidency of State Security on Wednesday accused them of violating the kingdom's law on combating terrorism...

Saudi Arabia unveils design ofnew city to promote green lifestyle

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz has unveiled the design of ‘THE LINE’, a city to promote a green lifestyle confronting environmental crises.The city is a civilisational revolution that puts humans first, providing an unprecedented urban...

Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt set to join BRICS

Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt plan to join BRICS, and their potential membership bids could be discussed and answered at next year’s summit in South Africa, BRICS International Forum President Purnima Anand told Russian media on Thursday.“All these countries...

Saudi Arabia expecting 1 million in largest hajj since pandemic

One million Muslim pilgrims were converging on Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca on Wednesday for the largest hajj since the coronavirus pandemic severely curtailed access to one of Islam’s five pillars.Saudi Arabia’s decision to allow some 850,000 Muslims...

Israel hopes Biden trip helps tighten ties with Saudi Arabia

Israel’s foreign minister on Wednesday said Israel is looking to US President Joe Biden’s Mideast trip next month to help normalise relations with Saudi Arabia, a country with which it does not have official ties.Foreign Minister Yair Lapid spoke...

Oppn demands arrest of Nupur, Jindal

FIR on death threat to BJP functionary Stepping up pressure for legal action against Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal, opposition parties on Monday demanded that they be arrested for their controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad and accused the BJP...