Ronaldo tops Forbes’ highest-paid athletes list in 2023 after Saudi move
07 May 2023 | 5:09 am
Cristiano Ronaldo became the world's highest-paid athlete after his move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr nearly doubled his annual playing salary while PSG duo Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe round off the top three, according to Forbes.
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Women in Saudi Arabia were banned from driving until 2018. Now, Saudi Arabian women are taking to motorsport in a big way at the country's first all-women motorsport event - the Rally Jameel.
Abraham Ancer of Mexico wrapped up the Saudi International on Sunday, beating American Cameron Young by two shots at the Asian Tour's season-opening event.
Until recently, research into head injuries suffered by rugby, American football or even soccer players has been focused mainly on male athletes. However, there is evidence that the risk may be higher among females.
A boy from Syria who told rescue workers after a devastating earthquake in February that he wanted to meet Cristiano Ronaldo came face to face with his idol after being invited to watch his club Al Nassr play in Saudi Arabia.
Ghassan al Sharbi, a Saudi engineer, was detained in Faisalabad, Pakistan over two decades ago. He was a suspect in the September 11, 2001 al-Qaida attacks but never charged.
Saudi Arabia's national oil producer Aramco achieved "record" profits totaling $161.1 billion, a nearly 50% increase. The firm saw prices skyrocket after Russia invaded Ukraine, leading to soaring global energy prices.
The two long-time foes say they will improve their relationship. If they do, the detente could have a major impact on politics in the Middle East.
The recent Saudi-Iran deal is a major triumph for Chinese diplomacy, but Beijing may find the Middle East to be a tricky region to operate in, say experts.
With film shoots, star-studded festivals and modern studios, the conservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia is sparing no expense to become a land of cinema. Showcasing the wonders of Saudi Arabia on the big screen also helps attract tourists and project a modern image of the country, which is usually better known for its serious attacks on personal freedoms.
The two traditional rivals agreed to normalize relations in a March 10 deal brokered by China. Iran's international outreach to its regional rival comes amid major domestic unrest.
The two sides in Yemen's conflict have agreed to free nearly 900 people in a prisoner exchange. That deal comes less than two weeks after Saudi Arabia and Iran re-established diplomatic ties after years of hostility. The two regional powers have backed opposing sides in Yemen's war, and their rapprochement has galvanised efforts to end the conflict. We take a closer look.
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