Saudi women’s rights activist faces unnamed charges without a lawyer
13 March 2019 | 11:11 am
The trial of a Saudi rights activist has begun without her able to consult a lawyer or even know the charges she faces. Loujain al-Hathloul has faced sexual assault and torture in custody, according to activists.
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Steven Gerrard is in talks to become the new manager of Saudi Pro League side Al Ettifaq, according to reports. The former Liverpool captain is said to have traveled to Saudi Arabia for face-to-face negotiations over a potential move.
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The Saudi and Iranian foreign ministers discussed regional security during their meeting in Tehran. The two long-term rivals restored diplomatic ties in March, following Beijing-brokered negotiations.
Nearly 2 million people are expected to take part in the Hajj pilgrimage — the biggest in years. It's also the first to take place without restrictions following the coronavirus pandemic.
Saudi Arabia is putting billions into tourism. Once closed to the world, the country boasts heritage and natural wonders. But it's also dealing with a conservative culture, a dire human rights record and climate change.
Ayomide SotuboI talks about one of the key mistakes that the Saudis must avoid if their football revolution must prevail on this week's The Nutmeg on Guardian TV. Don't get it twisted what is happening in the Saudi Pro League is a massive football revolution and it looks pretty much unassailable on paper when you consider the wild money reserves that can be invested in that league.
Around 2 million Muslim pilgrims are converging on Saudi Arabia's Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. The pilgrimage is one of the five pillars of Islam. This is expected to be the largest Hajj pilgrimage ever and the final tally of pilgrims is expected to be above 2.5 million.
Saudi Arabia is seeking to increase its influence in the Emirates-backed port city of Aden. Behind this move, observers see the beginning of an exit strategy from the brutal and costly war in Yemen.
Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed that the Saudi Pro League is “better” than the MLS. The Al Nassr striker says he has no plans to join his long-time rival Messi in the MLS or return to a team in Europe.
Russia is not taking part in the the two-day meeting. Kyiv said the delegates would look into a 10-point peace formula pushed by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
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