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Saudi Arabia's once feared change in the moral police era
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Saudi Arabia's once feared change in the moral police era

For decades, the mutawa's agents cracked down on women who did not properly wear the abaya, an enveloping loose black dress worn over the clothes

Horn of Africa has become a playground for Gulf rivalries, here's why India is worried
India

Horn of Africa has become a playground for Gulf rivalries, here's why India is worried

The Horn of Africa is the closest landmass of Africa to India and has ancient links which continue till date. New Delhi is keeping a keen eye on the region

Rethink ban on Tablighi Jamaat, Darul Uloom Deoband urges Saudi Arabia
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Rethink ban on Tablighi Jamaat, Darul Uloom Deoband urges Saudi Arabia

The religious affairs ministry of Saudi Arabia had recently dubbed the Tablighi Jamaat as a gateway of terrorism and banned it

As Arab world evolves, section of Indian subcontinent’s Muslims gets more regressive
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As Arab world evolves, section of Indian subcontinent’s Muslims gets more regressive

After Saudi Arabia proscribed the Tablighi Jamaat group and called it “a gateway to terrorism”, there is an awkward silence among the subcontinent’s Muslims

Saudi Arabia bans Tablighi Jamaat, calls it 'one of the gates of terrorism'
India

Saudi Arabia bans Tablighi Jamaat, calls it 'one of the gates of terrorism'

The government has directed the mosque preachers to allocate a sermon next Friday to warn people against Tablighi Jamaat.

High-stakes camel beauty pageant in Saudi Arabia hit by a cheating scandal
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High-stakes camel beauty pageant in Saudi Arabia hit by a cheating scandal

The King Abdulaziz Camel Festival is an annual bedouin event held in the desert northeast of Riyadh that lures breeders from around the Gulf

Cinema stars descend on Saudi Arabia's first Red Sea International Film Festival
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Cinema stars descend on Saudi Arabia's first Red Sea International Film Festival

Check out photos of celebrities who will be gracing the Saudi Arabia's first Red Sea International Film Festival from 6 to 15 December.

From cinema ban to film festival: Saudi rolls out red carpet
Entertainment

From cinema ban to film festival: Saudi rolls out red carpet

Saudi, Arab and foreign actors and actresses walked the red carpet in evening wear -- a far cry from the traditional black abaya that until recently was the officially mandated dress code for women.

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton dominates practice ahead of key title weekend
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Saudi Arabian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton dominates practice ahead of key title weekend

Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas clocked the day's second quickest time of 1min 29.079secs, just 0.61secs behind Hamilton.

Formula 1: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton says 'not comfortable' with racing in Saudi Arabia
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Formula 1: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton says 'not comfortable' with racing in Saudi Arabia

Hamilton aired his views in a news conference in Jeddah where the penultimate race of the 2021 Formula One season takes place on Sunday.

Saudis detect first case of new coronavirus variant Omicron in citizen from 'North African country'
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Saudis detect first case of new coronavirus variant Omicron in citizen from 'North African country'

The report said the infected individual and his close contacts had been quarantined. The case marks the first-known instance of omicron being detected among Gulf Arab nations

Saudi Arabia girls 'dream' big with launch of first football league
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Saudi Arabia girls 'dream' big with launch of first football league

Saudi Arabia lifted a decades-old ban on female footballers only a few years ago, and it is now aiming to develop a national team strong enough to contest major tournaments.

Formula 1 'duty bound' to raise awareness of human rights, says Lewis Hamilton ahead of Qatar GP
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Formula 1 'duty bound' to raise awareness of human rights, says Lewis Hamilton ahead of Qatar GP

Hamilton has spoken out on human rights issues before and played a role in the release of a political prisoner earlier this year.

Why Saudi Arabia decided to bail out bankrupt Pakistan despite its Iranian tilt
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Why Saudi Arabia decided to bail out bankrupt Pakistan despite its Iranian tilt

While Saudi Arabia has no interest in limiting ties with India at Pakistan’s behest, it does want to limit the temptation for Pakistan to reassert ties with Iran

Explained: After months of calm, why Saudi Arabia is lashing out at Lebanon again
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Explained: After months of calm, why Saudi Arabia is lashing out at Lebanon again

The Saudi measures are a huge blow to Mikati’s new government. The import ban means the loss of millions of dollars in desperately needed foreign currency

Saudi Arabia to provide $4.2 billion aid to cash-strapped Pakistan; Imran Khan thanks MBS
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Saudi Arabia to provide $4.2 billion aid to cash-strapped Pakistan; Imran Khan thanks MBS

Information minister Fawad Chaudhry took to Twitter to announce the assistance which came just two days after Imran paid a three-day visit to the Kingdom

Iran set to resume nuclear negotiations with world powers on 21 October
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Iran set to resume nuclear negotiations with world powers on 21 October

The Vienna talks aimed at reviving the deal were suspended in June, when Iran elected ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi as president

Premier League: Saudi-owned Newcastle begin bold bid for 'superpower' status
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Premier League: Saudi-owned Newcastle begin bold bid for 'superpower' status

Newcastle currently sit second bottom of the table, without a win in their opening seven league games this season.

Firstpost Explains: Sportswashing and why Saudi Arabia's involvement in Newcastle takeover is murky
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Firstpost Explains: Sportswashing and why Saudi Arabia's involvement in Newcastle takeover is murky

Saudi Arabia have gone from hosting boxing bouts, horse racing, wrestling, Formula 1 races to now owning Premier League club Newcastle United.

Iraq's parliamentary elections to decide course of regional balance of power, see how West-leaning politicians fare
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Iraq's parliamentary elections to decide course of regional balance of power, see how West-leaning politicians fare

While few Iraqis expect meaningful change in their day-to-day lives, the parliament elections will shape the direction of Iraq's foreign policy at a key time in the Middle East, including as Iraq is mediating between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia