Tuesday, September 25, 2018

People & Culture

How Saudi elite became five-star prisoners at the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton

At 11pm on Saturday, guests at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh got a rude awakening. Businesspeople and consultants who were staying in one of...

Saudi Corruption Purge Snares $33 Billion of Personal Net Worth

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, Saudi billionaire and founder of Kingdom Holding Co. Photographer: Mohammad Obaidi/BloombergCrown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s crackdown on some of Saudi...

NEOM: Saudi’s city of the future

In October, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) unveiled Riyadh’s plans for NEOM, a futuristic desert city that he hailed as a...

Donald Trump wants Saudi Aramco listed in the New York Stock...

President Donald Trump told reporters on Sunday as Air Force One flew to Japan that he wants Saudi Arabia “to strongly consider the New York stock...

Game of Thrones in Saudi Arabia

The so-called corruption crackdown in Saudi Arabia over the weekend may be the beginning of a bigger power struggle by the heir apparent to...

Kerala to roll out savings scheme for expats in the UAE

The UAE houses 2.8 million Indian expats and almost half of them are from Kerala. The Kerala government is set to launch a savings scheme...

Robot “Sophia” granted Saudi citizenship has sparked backlash on social media

Women in Saudi Arabia have scorned the government’s decision to grant citizenship to a female robot who, unlike them, does not need a male guardian or...

Senior Saudi royal ousted, 11 princes including billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin...

Saudi Arabia arrested 11 princes, including a prominent billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, and dozens of current and former ministers, reports said, in a...

Egypt: British tourist ‘faces death penalty’ for having painkillers after police...

A British holidaymaker says she is facing the death penalty in Egypt for carrying painkillers in her suitcase.Laura Plummer, 33, from Hull, claims she was forced...

Lebanese pop star threatened by Egyptian authorities for wearing mini-shorts

A Lebanese pop star has been reprimanded by Egyptian authorities after wearing a pair of shorts on stage. Haifa Wehbe, 41, says she was 'called for interrogation'...
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