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Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz rematch: Champion has traded junk food for fish and pasta in bid for leaner frame  

The heavyweight champion is looking to maximise his speed advantage ahead of the pair's rematch in Saudi Arabia

Uber chief tries to backpedal after calling Khashoggi murder 'a mistake'  

Dara Khosrowshahi scrambles after saying Saudi Arabia’s murder of dissident was a ‘mistake’ similar to self-driving car accident

Dara Khosrowshahi, the chief executive of Uber, has attempted to limit the damage after calling the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi “a mistake” similar to a fatal accident that occurred during tests of his company’s self-driving car.

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Omans Sultan Qaboos receives Saudi Arabias Vice Minister of Defense  

Oman’s Sultan Qaboos has received Saudi Arabia’s Vice Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman at the Bait al-Barakah Royal Palace, Oman News Agency reported. “Upon the

Saudi Arabia grants first permanent residencies to foreigners   -12%

Saudi Arabia has granted “premium” residency to 73 foreigners as part of its efforts to attract foreign investment into the country. The Kingdom said it received thousands of applications

Saudi Arabian schools to now teach music, theater, art  

Music, theater, and the arts will now be included in the curriculum of public and private schools in Saudi Arabia, according to the Ministry of Culture. The announcement came after the Minister of

Saudi Arabia staging revamped four-team Spanish Super Cup   14%

Saudi Arabia will stage a newly expanded four-team Spanish Super Cup for the first time in January. The Spanish Football Federation cited its ambitions to host the 2030 World Cup as a factor in giving

Saudi Aramco goes public: What happens now?  

Following delays, Saudi Arabia has given the green light to a small initial public offering of Aramco stock. It could become the biggest flotation of all time. DW takes a closer look.

Twitter spy case highlights tech giants face data risks from not just hackers, but also rogue employees   -10%

The allegations that former Twitter employees spied for Saudi Arabia underscore the risks for Silicon Valley firms holding sensitive data which make the platforms ripe for espionage.The two Saudis and one United States citizen allegedly worked together to unmask the ownership details behind dissident Twitter accounts on behalf of the Riyadh government and royal family, according to a US federal indictment.One of the suspects, Ali Alzabarah, a Saudi citizen, was accused of accessing the personal…

Two ex-Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudi Arabia   -4%

The US Justice Department has charged two former Twitter employees with spying for Saudi Arabia in a case that raises concerns about the ability of Silicon Valley to protect the private information of dissidents and other users from repressive governments.The charges, unveiled on Wednesday in San Francisco, came a day after the arrest of one of the former Twitter employees, Ahmad Abouammo, a US citizen who is alleged to have spied on the accounts of three users – including one whose posts…

Saudi Arabia approves what may be the worlds biggest-ever IPO, as Aramco is poised to sell shares on Riyadh exchange   2%

Saudi Arabia finally kicked off what could be the world’s biggest initial public offering, revealing potential tax cuts and dividends to lure investors.More than three years after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman first raised the idea – and just three weeks after a plan to launch the share sale was abruptly delayed – oil giant Saudi Aramco announced its intention on Sunday to list shares on the local stock exchange in Riyadh. The shares are likely to start trading in December.Aramco’s valuation…

Aramco starts IPO with princes economic vision at stake   7%

Saudi Arabia is pulling out all the stops to ensure the success of Aramco’s initial public offering after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman finally decided to offer shares in the world’s largest oil producer.

Saudi Arabia approves IPO of worlds most profitable company  

Saudi Arabia finally kicked off what could be the world’s biggest initial public offering, revealing potential tax cuts and dividends to lure investors.

Saudi state video labels feminism, atheism, homosexuality as extremist ideas  

Video released by Saudi Arabia's state security agency says 'all forms of extremism and perversion are unacceptable'

Saudi Arabia staging revamped 4-team Spanish Super Cup   19%

Saudi Arabia will stage the Spanish Super Cup for the first time in January

Ex-Twitter Workers Charged with Spying for Saudis as Part of Kingdom's Growing Crackdown on Dissent   20%

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged two former Twitter employees with helping Saudi Arabia spy on thousands of the kingdom's critics. Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo are accused of giving the Saudi government detailed information about users, including telephone numbers and email addresses linked to the accounts, as well as internet protocol addresses that could be used to identify a user's location. The charges are being filed just over a year after the brutal murder of Saudi journalist and critic Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Turkey. A new report by Human Rights Watch finds that one year after Khashoggi's brutal murder Saudi Arabia continues to arbitrarily detain countless activists, regime critics and clerics. The report says there is a "darker reality" behind Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's widely touted initiatives for Saudi women and youth, including mass arrests of women activists, some of whom have allegedly been sexually assaulted and tortured with electric shocks. We speak with Adam Coogle, Middle East researcher at Human Rights Watch.

Three performers stabbed on stage in Saudi capital  

The performance was taking place as Saudi Arabia moves to promote entertainment in the conservative country.

Saudi Aramco unveils next stage of blockbuster flotation  

Saudi Arabia oil giant says 0.5% of shares will be offered to retail savers - but there are risks.

Flood of Oil Is Coming, Complicating Efforts to Fight Global Warming  

New supplies from Brazil, Canada, Guyana and Norway may add to a glut, posing a threat to producers in Saudi Arabia, Russia and the United States.

Uber CEO on Saudi Arabias Murder and Dismemberment of Jamal Khashoggi: We All Make Mistakes  

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund is the fifth-largest investor in Uber.

Princes at war in the Gulf   -17%

In the past few years, a new generation of princes have come to power in the world’s richest oil-producing monarchies: Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. While their predecessors maintained a cordial relationship between the three states, the princes have become bitter rivals, competing with each other over everything from sports and culture to armaments. Their ramped-up rivalry threatens a region already destabilised by years of conflict.

Saudi promo video labels feminism, atheism, homosexuality as extremist ideas  

A promotional video published by Saudi Arabia's state security agency categorizes feminism, homosexuality and atheism as extremist ideas, even as the conservative Muslim kingdom seeks to promote tolerance and attract foreigners.

Aramco kick-starts worlds biggest IPO  

Saudi Arabia’s giant state oil company finally kick-started its initial public offering Sunday, announcing its intention to float on the domestic bourse in what could be the world’s biggest listing as the kingdom seeks to diversify its economy away from oil.