The eight group winners and four best second-place teams from FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers will advance to the next stage, which is scheduled to start in September.
The new initiatives are part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030 plan to diversify the kingdom’s oil-reliant economy.
Wife moves Delhi HC to seek mortal remains of husband wrongly buried as per Muslim rites in Saudi Arabia
The plea claimed the woman did not give consent to bury the man's body, which was done after the Indian Consulate's translator wrongly mentioned the his religion as Muslim in his death certificate
Iranian authorities arrest pop singer Sasy's management, producers over music video 'contrary to culture'
The arrests come as Iranian social media is awash with criticism of popular underground Iranian singer, Sasy's new music video which features actresses, including an American porn star, gyrating atop cars and inside bars.
Matches for 40 clubs spread across 10 groups in the continent's top club competition had been due to start in east and west zones in April in centralised venues.
The Saudi Press Agency quoted an anonymous official in the Ministry of Energy as saying that a drone struck an oil storage site in Ras Tunura. The strike did not cause any damage, it claimed.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had cultivated a climate of fear that made it unlikely for aides to act without his consent, according to the report
The report noted that since 2017, Saudi Arabia's crown prince has had absolute control of the kingdom's security and intelligence organisations
Former US president Donald Trump's administration had avoided making the classified report public or naming Prince Mohammed in the case in order to strengthen relations with Riyadh
Jamal Khashoggi killing: Joe Biden raises concern over human rights in call with Saudi Arabia's king
A US intelligence report on Khashoggi's murder, due to be released shortly, is expected to implicate the king's son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan recently said that recovery should take 'primacy' over oil prices at least for the next few months
Prominent Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul released after nearly three years in jail
The activist, whose arrest sparked an uproar over the kingdom’s human rights record, pushed for an end a ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia, was arrested in 2018
Joe Biden announces ending US support for Saudi-led offensive in Yemen, but retains military aid to kingdom
The Yemen reversal is one of a series of steps Biden laid out Thursday that he said would mark a course correction for US foreign policy
Saudi citizens, diplomats and health workers coming from US, UAE India, Japan, among other countries, will be allowed to enter ‘in accordance with the precautionary measures’
The slick PR campaign was posted on Twitter by the Saudi ministry of sport on Thursday, featuring Infantino participating in a ceremonial sword dance and sweeping shots of the palaces of Diriyah
Saudi Arabia to open air space, land and maritime borders for Qatar with a view to ending Gulf crisis
Qatar's land border has been closed since 2017, when Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain launched a blockade against the Gulf State owing to its support to Islamist extremist groups
Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul, who campaigned for women’s right to drive, sentenced to nearly six years
State-linked Saudi news outlet Sabq reported that al-Hathloul was found guilty by the kingdom’s anti-terrorism court on charges including agitating for change, pursuing a foreign agenda and using the internet to harm public order
MBS denies sending hit squad to kill ex-top Saudi official in Canada, claims sovereign immunity in US
Sovereign immunity is a legal doctrine that holds sovereign states and heads of state as immune from prosecution. It is meant to protect foreign leaders from being subjected to laws that are not their own
In November, Bahrain had already granted emergency-use authorization for a Chinese vaccine made by Sinopharm and has inoculated some 6,000 people with it
On Tuesday, the health ministry confirmed that Saudi Arabia had been added to the safe list a day earlier, but dismissed any link to Netanyahu's reported visit to city of Neom on Sunday