Tag Archives: Arabia

Cristiano Ronaldo Says He’ll Stay in Saudi Arabia Next Season

By | 06/02/2023

Last Updated: June 02, 2023, 00:15 IST Cristiano Ronaldo’s 14 goals in 16 league appearances were only enough for a second-place finish for the Riyadh club, a favourite of some senior Saudi royals. (Twitter) Ronaldo’s January signing for Al Nassr has been followed by speculation about how long he will stay Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo… Read More »

Ari Emanuel Compares CAA To Walmart, Talks LIV Golf, Saudi Arabia & Endeavor Succession Plans In ‘Freakonomics’ Interview

By | 06/01/2023

Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel went to town on CAA, said his company almost invested $1 billion in the new LIV Golf tour, and projected that COO Mark Shapiro will take over the company whenever Emanuel calls it quits. The wide-ranging conversation with Freakonomics Radio host Stephen J. Dubner has just gone online as a podcast… Read More »

Russia and Saudi Arabia are at odds after a flood of Russian oil supply pushed the commodity’s price below a key break-even level needed to fund Saudi projects

By | 05/31/2023

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman announces a zero-carbon city called &quotThe Line&quot to be built at Neom in northwestern Saudi Arabia, January 10, 2021.Saudi Royal Court Saudi Arabia is growing annoyed with Russia as Moscow continues to pump cheap crude oil into the market. The increased supply of oil from Russia is helping push… Read More »

UK, US, Saudi Arabia envoys, others in bilateral meetings with Tinubu, pledge support

By | 05/30/2023

Several countries on Monday formally presented their goodwill messages and letters of support and solidarity to President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The letters were presented to the president by the special envoys and heads of missions of the countries after his inauguration as the 16th president of Nigeria. Among the countries are… Read More »

UK, US, Saudi Arabia, Others Hold Bilateral Meetings With Tinubu – THISDAYLIVE

By | 05/30/2023

Pledge support, solidarity to new govt  Deji Elumoye in Abuja  No fewer than 10 countries have formally presented their goodwill messages and letters of support and solidarity to President Bola Tinubu at the State House, Abuja. The letters were presented Monday to the president by the special envoys and heads of missions of the countries… Read More »

Saudi Arabia executes 2 alleged Bahraini militants after ‘grossly unfair’ trial

By | 05/29/2023

Saudi Arabia said it executed two Bahraini men on Monday after being convicted of belonging to a militant group wanting to destabilize the two Mideast kingdoms. Amnesty International had criticized their trial as being “grossly unfair.” The Saudi Interior Ministry’s announcement, carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, identified the men as Jaafar Sultan and… Read More »

EgyptAir flight from Cairo blows tire during landing in Saudi Arabia

By | 05/28/2023

An EgyptAir jetliner blew out a tire but made a safe landing at its destination early Sunday in Saudi Arabia, Egypt’s national carrier said. No causalities were reported. The airline didn’t elaborate on what caused the problem, and said an examination and maintenance of the plane were underway.(REUTERS) Flight MS643 took off from Cairo international… Read More »

Saudi Arabia in talks to join China-based ‘Brics bank’

By | 05/28/2023

The New Development Bank, the Shanghai-based lender better known as the “Brics bank”, is in talks with Saudi Arabia on admitting the country as its ninth member, a move that would strengthen its funding options as founding shareholder Russia struggles under the impact of sanctions. The addition of the kingdom would reinforce ties between the… Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo’s first season in Saudi Arabia ends without title as Al-Ittihad win league

By | 05/28/2023

Cristiano Ronaldo’s first season in Saudi Arabia will end without a trophy as his Al-Nassr team was beaten to the league title by Al-Ittihad in the penultimate round on Saturday. Al Nassr’s Cristiano Ronaldo applauds fans after the match(REUTERS) Ronaldo arrived in Riyadh in January after being released from his contract by English Premier League… Read More »

WSJ News Exclusive | Saudi Arabia, Russia Ties Under Strain Over Oil-Production Cuts

By | 05/27/2023

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Hajj 2023: First batch of Nigerian pilgrims depart for Saudi Arabia

By | 05/26/2023

The inaugural flight of Nigerian pilgrims for the 2023 Hajj exercise has departed the country for Saudi Arabia. Over 500 pilgrims from Nasarawa State on Thursday departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony before the pilgrims departed, the Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Zikrullah Hassan, said… Read More »

Russia is the real threat to Saudi Arabia as Moscow targets key oil market, veteran analyst says

By | 05/25/2023

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP via Getty Images Russian oil exports to Asia are a real threat to Saudi Arabia, said veteran analyst Paul Sankey. That’s despite Saudi Arabia’s recent focus on short sellers in the oil market. “The real issue is can the Saudis corral Russia?” Sankey… Read More »

Saudi Arabia, Canada end 2018 human rights dispute; to restore ties

By | 05/25/2023

Saudi Arabia and Canada will restore full diplomatic relations, the kingdom said Wednesday, following a 2018 dispute over human rights that saw Riyadh expel Ottawa’s ambassador and freeze new trade. Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (File Photo/AP) The decision, also announced by Canada’s foreign ministry, came after talks last year between Crown Prince Mohammed bin… Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Says Saudi Arabia League Could Become Top Five in the World

By | 05/24/2023

Published By: Ritayan Basu Last Updated: May 24, 2023, 08:40 IST Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nassr (Reuters) Critiano Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr in January on a contract estimated by some media reports to be worth more than 200 million euros Portuguese football great Cristiano Ronaldo believes the Saudi Pro League he joined this season could in time… Read More »

Can Lionel Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo rivalry give Saudi Arabia a makeover?

By | 05/23/2023

Saudi Arabia’s tab for using icons of western popular culture to enhance its stature and sway on the global stage could soon rise by another nine figures. Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi(File Photo) The kingdom is reportedly willing to pay Argentinian maestro Lionel Messi $400 million-a-year for the twilight of his career. While a huge sum,… Read More »

Saudi Arabia Defender Fears Lionel Messi Will Axe Him if He Joins Al-Hilal, Here’s Why

By | 05/22/2023

Published By: Ritayan Basu Last Updated: May 22, 2023, 16:48 IST Ali Al-Bulayhi and Lionel Messi (Reuters and AP) Ali Al-Bulayhi had appeared to provoke Lionel Messi during Saudi Arabia’s historic 2-1 group stage victory over the eventual World Cup winners Argentina Saudi Arabia and Al-Hilal defender Ali Al-Bulayhi joked he is afraid Lionel Messi… Read More »

Srinagar G20: Turkey, Egypt and Saudi Arabia Opt Out of Registration, China ‘Firmly Opposed’

By | 05/20/2023

While China has confirmed to not attend the planned G20 Tourism Working Group meeting in Jammu and Kashmir next week, Egypt, Turkey and Saudi Arabia have not yet registered for the summit, reports said on Saturday. Union Tourism Secretary Arvind Singh had on Friday, according to The Hindu stated that a total of 60 international… Read More »

Sudan’s warring sides to begin talks in Saudi Arabia as fighting rages on

By | 05/06/2023

Direct talks between the warring Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces will start in Jeddah on Saturday, the US and Saudi governments have confirmed, even as fighting showed little signs of abating in the Sudanese capital. A joint US-Saudi statement welcomed the “start of pre-negotiation talks” and urged sustained global support to quell… Read More »

I’m waiting for what the club decides – Suspended Lionel Messi apologises to PSG for making unauthorized trip to Saudi Arabia with his family

By | 05/06/2023

Lionel Messi has apologised after making an unauthorised trip to Saudi Arabia that got him suspended by Paris Saint-Germain for two weeks.   Messi is said to have traveled after PSG’s home defeat by Lorient on Sunday without the club’s permission.   Sources said that PSG boss Christophe Galtier told his team they would be… Read More »

Saudi Arabia to start welcoming LGBTQ tourists, in major shift from Sharia law

By | 05/05/2023

  LGBTQ tourists can now visit Saudi Arabia, according to the kingdom’s official tourism site.   The shift follows a series of social and economic changes that the kingdom has made in recent years. Homosexuality, however, remains illegal in the country, though homosexuality laws are not always enforced.   The Saudi Tourism Authority’s website visitsaudi.com… Read More »

NHS doctors stuck in Saudi Arabia after fleeing Sudan fighting

By | 05/04/2023

Two NHS doctors who escaped from Sudan are now stuck in Saudi Arabia, unsure if or when the British government will allow them to also bring home immediate family members who were forced to flee the fighting in the country. Sabreen Elbakri and her husband, Mohammed Fadelalla, both registrars in Glasgow, escaped from Khartoum more… Read More »

Lionel Messi to leave PSG at the end of the season’ amid their ongoing row over his unauthorised trip to Saudi Arabia

By | 05/04/2023

Lionel Messi will leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season amid reports his father, Jorge, informed PSG of the decision a month ago.   According to Fabrizio Romano, there are ‘no doubts’ that Messi will depart the Ligue 1 side at the end of the season.   It is understood that his father… Read More »

Saudi Arabia Needs Pricier Oil to Balance Its Budget, IMF Says

By | 05/03/2023

(Bloomberg) — The International Monetary Fund expects Saudi Arabia won’t balance its budget if oil is below $80 a barrel, a revision that means the kingdom will move back into fiscal deficit after its first surplus in almost a decade. Most Read from Bloomberg The fund’s latest projections put this year’s Saudi breakeven oil price… Read More »