Video of beating shared on social media leads to Saudi prince arrest

Image copyright AFP Image caption King Salman bin Abdelaziz has ordered the arrest of Saud bin Abdelaziz bin Musaid Al Saud A Saudi prince has been arrested on the orders of Saudi King Salman bin Abdelaziz after videos were circulated on social media which appeared to show the prince beating several people. According to the […]

Syria war: Trump ‘ends CIA arms programme for rebels’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump had suggested before he took office that he might end support for the rebels US President Donald Trump has ended the CIA’s clandestine programme to provide weapons and supplies to Syrian rebel groups, officials have said. The programme began in 2013 as Mr Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, decided […]

Laptop ban: US lifts restrictions on Saudi Arabian flights

Image copyright Getty Images The ban on laptops in cabins of direct flights from Saudi Arabia to the United States has been lifted according to Saudi Arabian Airlines. It says two hub airports which serve the US have received clearance from the US Department of Homeland Security. Riyadh’s King Khalid airport is the last of […]

Radiohead defy critics to play Israel

Image copyright EPA Image caption “Playing in a country isn’t the same as endorsing its government,” said Thom Yorke Radiohead have defied critics, and supporters of a cultural boycott, to play a gig in Israel on Wednesday. In fact, the group played their longest show since 2006, playing 27 songs and two encores at Tel […]

Saudi-led bloc modifies demands to end Qatar crisis

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Qatar has rejected any demands that threaten its sovereignty or violate international law The four Arab nations leading a boycott of Qatar are no longer insisting it comply with a list of 13 specific demands they tabled last month. Diplomats from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt […]

Yemen war: Saudi-led air strike kills displaced civilians

Image copyright AFP Image caption The conflict in Yemen has displaced more than three million people since 2015 At least 20 displaced civilians, including women and children, have been killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in south Yemen, officials say. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said a village in the Mawza district of Taiz […]

Qatar crisis: Saudi-led bloc drops list of 13 demands

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Qatar has rejected any demands that threaten its sovereignty or violate international law The four Arab nations leading a boycott of Qatar are no longer insisting it comply with a list of 13 specific demands they tabled last month. Diplomats from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt […]

US imposes fresh sanctions on Iran over missile tests

Image copyright AP Image caption The US says Iran’s missile tests are in defiance of UN resolutions The US has announced fresh sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile programme and what it says is Iran’s support for terror organisations. The US state department said 18 entities or individuals would be affected by the new […]

Mosul: Iraq troops ‘detain German girl who joined IS’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption More than 5,000 buildings in Mosul’s Old City were damaged during the battle, the UN says German prosecutors are investigating whether a 16-year-old German girl is among a group of suspected members of so-called Islamic State held in Mosul. She was reportedly found by troops in a tunnel under the […]

Saudi police question miniskirt video woman

Image copyright Twitter Image caption The video of “Khulood” walking around Ushayqir was shared initially on Snapchat Saudi police have questioned a young woman who appeared in a video wearing a miniskirt and crop-top in public. State TV said the woman who “dressed in indecent clothing” in Ushayqir had been “referred to the public prosecutor”. […]

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