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FBI: Saudi officials help fugitives flee US   -5%

United States officials believe Saudi Arabia's government “almost certainly” helps its citizens escape justice by fleeing the country once they are accused of serious offenses, The Oregonian newspaper reported on Jan. 17.

Photos From the 2020 Dakar Rally   -15%

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Leaving from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on January 5, a group of 560 competitors began the 42nd annual Dakar Rally: a 12-day, 4,660-mile (7,500-kilometer) off-roading adventure held entirely in Saudi Arabia this year. The race used to be held in Africa, until 2008, when unrest in Mauritania forced organizers to move to South America, where it was hosted until this year. The vehicles—which include specialized cars, trucks, motorcycles, and quad bikes—are currently on stage 10 of 12 stages that lead to Qiddiya, in Riyadh, on January 17. Here is a look at Dakar 2020 in progress, as teams race to the finish line.

Lionel Messi curses childish errors as Barcelona crash out of Spanish Super Cup to Atletico Madrid   11%

The Spanish champions crashed out of the revamped Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia on Thursday

Valencia vs Real Madrid: TV channel info and kick-off time for Spanish Super Cup tonight   -12%

Barcelona take on Atletico Madrid in the other semi-final in Saudi Arabia

Dakar Rally 2020: sand, flames and camels in pictures   5%

This year’s rally is the 42nd edition of the event and the first edition held in Saudi Arabia. The 12 stages took competitors across 7,500 km, 75% of which will be over sand - from the shores of the Red Sea in Jeddah, around the canyons and mountains of the western part of the country, over the dunes of the Empty Quarter and all the way to the Qiddiya. Here we bring you some of our favourite images from this year’s Dakar Rally

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Saudi Arabia named most improved economy for gender equality: World Bank Report  

Saudi Arabia’s economy made the biggest progress globally toward gender equality since 2017, according to a World Bank report released Wednesday. The World Bank’s “Women, Business

Saudi, UAE banks will see jump in loan growth in 2020 as profit margins fall   -2%

While banks in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates can look forward to burgeoning loan growth in 2020, higher earnings could be slow to follow as lower interest rates pressure profit

All precautions taken to ensure safety of oil facilities: Saudi energy minister  

Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister said the kingdom has taken all precautions to ensure the safety of oil facilities after recent strikes in Iraq. “We have taken every precaution that can be

Science, technology, innovation crucial to oil industry: Aramco Chairman   10%

Saudi Aramco Chairman Yassir al-Rumayyan highlighted the importance of science, technology, and innovation to the future success of the global petroleum industry at an event in Saudi Arabia’s

Desert X AlUla: Cultivating new audiences for contemporary art   2%

As the daring drivers and their mean machines go back home, the host Saudi Arabia has announced a unique exhibition being organized collaboratively by Desert X and the Royal Commission of AlUla (RCU)

Spanish opera legend Jos Carreras performs at Saudi Arabias Winter at Tantora   100%

José Carreras performed some of his greatest hits during his appearance at the Winter at Tantora festival in al-Ula, Saudi Arabia. Carreras’ performance on Friday was part of the

Vintage aircraft fly over Saudi Arabias al-Ula ancient desert city   3%

The international cultural, musical, and touristic festival of Winter at Tantora, taking place in Saudi Arabia, is offering rides in a range of vintage aircraft to explore the ancient city of al-Ula.

Saudi Arabias NEOM turns into winter wonderland  

Snow fell in Saudi Arabia’s futuristic city, NEOM, on Friday, turning its landscape into a winter wonderland, just days after its sand dunes hosted the Dakar Rally with sunny weather. Saudi

Quintanilla wins Dakar stage as emotional riders return after crash death   -14%

Chilean Pablo Quintanilla won the ninth stage of the Dakar Rally on Tuesday as the motorcyclists returned to action in Saudi Arabia, battling their own emotions as well as the tough desert terrain

Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia the best in history: Expert   39%

The first edition of the revamped Spanish Super Cup in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia was the best in the competition’s history, according to football expert José Félix Díaz, writing

Real Madrid beat Atletico in shootout to win Super Cup in Saudi Arabia   6%

Real Madrid beat city rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1 in a penalty shootout to win the first edition of the revamped Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia following a goalless draw after extra time in a tense

Portuguese rider Paulo Goncalves dies during Dakar Rally  

Portuguese biker Paulo Goncalves, 40, died on Sunday during the 7th stage of the Dakar rally in Saudi Arabia due to a fall, the organizers announced. Gonçalves was taking part in his 13th Dakar

Atletico stun Barca to reach Spanish Super Cup final in Jeddah   20%

Atletico Madrid pulled off a stunning turnaround to beat Barcelona 3-2 in an enthralling Spanish Super Cup tie in Saudi Arabia on Thursday and book their place in the final of the revamped competition

Spanish Super Cup to start in Jeddah with Real Madrid-Valencia clash   21%

The revamped Spanish Super Cup debuts in Saudi Arabia this week. The Super Cup’s new semifinals format begins with Real Madrid facing Valencia on Wednesday, then Barcelona taking on

During Yemens Annual Martyr Week, Anti-American Sentiment Prevails   -3%

The level of anti-American sentiment is skyrocketing in Yemen reports Ahmed AbdulKareem, thanks in large part to US support for Saudi Arabia's bloody war on the country.

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How Saudi Arabia pulled off exclusive BTS K-pop concert   15%

Saudi Arabia repeatedly requested K-pop superstars BTS perform in the country, culminating in a rare concert at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh in October, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday.Moon disclosed the details surrounding BTS’ Saudi Arabia concert during a New Year’s event for South Korea’s leading artists and performers, News 1 reported.Moon said Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman repeatedly requested the presence of BTS on Saudi soil. Moon, who may have…

Tanzania: SIM Card Policies Rated Low  

[East African] Tanzania and Uganda have some of the harshest SIM card monitoring policies in the world, joining the league of Saudi Arabia and North Korea.

Southern Californian racers poised for historic win at Dakar Rally  

As the Dakar Rally enters its final stage in Saudi Arabia, Casey Curry and Ricky Brabec have a chance to make history in a grueling race that no American has won.

Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid on penalties to claim Spanish Super Cup   5%

Real Madrid beat city rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1 in a penalty shootout to win the first edition of the revamped Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia following a goalless draw after extra time in a tense final on Sunday.

Saudi Arabia seeks bidders for solar plants in renewables push  

Saudi Arabia is seeking companies to build four solar power plants as the Persian Gulf oil giant resumes its renewable energy push.