Saudi Arabia

Justin Bieber Ignores Human Rights Watch Calls to Boycott Saudi Arabia

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Pop star Justin Bieber performed to a packed crowd in the Red Sea city of Jiddah in Saudi Arabia, singing some of his most popular hits. The Sunday night concert took place even as human rights campaigners and activists called on Bieber to cancel his performance to protest the kingdom’s arrests and crackdown of critics.

FILE - Justin Bieber performs at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Aug. 30, 2015. The fiance of slain Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi joined a chorus of voices on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, calling on pop star Justin Bieber to cancel his concert in Saudi Arabia next …

Report: Joe Biden Asked China to Produce More Oil

The South China Morning Post (SCMP) on Wednesday quoted a “person familiar with the matter” who said President Joe Biden asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to release China’s oil reserves, thus stabilizing the high oil prices that have been helping to drive Biden’s poll numbers down.

US President Joe Biden meets with China's President Xi Jinping during a virtual summit from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, November 15, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Saudi Arabia Wants Businesses and Families to Pick Riyadh

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Upon arrival at Dubai’s international airport, travelers can pick up a free guide to the city’s top attractions and events. Curiously, the cover of this month’s “Time Out-DXB” beckons visitors to Saudi Arabia. Emblazoned with an image of the kingdom’s ancient Diriyah fort near the Saudi capital, it reads: “Welcome to Arabia. A Journey You’ve Never Imagined”.

Female supporters of Saudi's Al-Hilal attend their team's football match against Al-Ittihad in the Saudi Pro League at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh on January 13, 2018. Saudi Arabia allowed women to enter a football stadium for the first time to watch a match on January 12, as …

U.S. Charges Saudi-Born Canadian with Aiding Islamic State

U.S. prosecutors recently charged a Saudi-born Canadian citizen with aiding the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), alleging he not only produced and narrated ISIS propaganda videos depicting executions but also “engaged in armed conflict on behalf of ISIS, including throwing grenades against opposing combatants,” Reuters reported Monday.

INDIA, Srinagar : Kashmiri demonstrators hold up a flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL / ISIS ) during a demonstration against Israeli military operations in Gaza, in downtown Srinagar on July 18, 2014. The death toll in Gaza hit 265 as Israel pressed a ground …

Iran-Backed Houthi Rebels March on Yemen’s Oil and Gas Fields

The Iran-backed Houthi insurgents of Yemen, whose classification as terrorists was revoked by President Joe Biden in the early days of his administration, are closing in on the strategically vital city of Marib and its surrounding oil fields, leaving death, disease, and starvation in their wake.

Yemeni supporters of the Shiite Huthi movement take part in a ceremony commemorating the seventh anniversary of the Huthi takeover of the capital Sanaa, on September 21, 2021. - The conflict in Yemen flared in 2014 when the Huthis seized the capital Sanaa, prompting Saudi-led intervention to prop up the …

U.S., U.N., EU Denounce Houthis for Executing Nine In Yemen

In separate statements issued on Sunday and Monday, the United States, United Nations, and European Union denounced the Iran-backed Houthi insurgents of Yemen for brutally executing nine men accused of helping Saudi coalition forces target Houthi leader Saleh al-Samad with an airstrike in 2018.

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Saudi Aramco Confirms Data Leak amid Cyber Ransom Reports

Saudi Aramco confirmed on Wednesday that a “limited amount” of its company data held by third-party contractors was recently leaked amid reports that an unidentified extortionist is holding a terabyte of the Saudi Arabian oil giant’s data hostage and demanding a $50 million ransom for its deletion, the Associated Press (AP) reported.

Amin Nasser, president and chief executive officer of Saudi Aramco, speaks during the fourth edition of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference at the capital Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton hotel on January 27, 2021. - Saudi Arabia opened a two-day Davos-style investment forum, with dozens of global policy makers and business tycoons …

Wuhan Lab Leak Proof Could Lead to Mass Lawsuits Against China

Definitive proof, if found, that a laboratory accident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) may have caused the Chinese coronavirus pandemic has the potential to break the nearly impenetrable shield of sovereign immunity protecting China from lawsuits by American victims of the virus.

lab leak--Security personnel stand guard outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan as members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team investigating the origins of the COVID-19 coronavirus make a visit to the institute in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on February 3, 2021. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL …

Saudi Arabia to Require Coronavirus Vaccines to Enter Indoor Spaces

Saudi Arabia’s government will require people to prove that they have received a Chinese coronavirus vaccination before they are allowed to enter “any governmental, private, or educational establishments” or use public transportation starting August 1, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported Tuesday.

Saudis shop at the Panorama Mall in the capital Riyadh on May 22, 2020, as Muslims prepare to celebrate the upcoming Eid al-Fitr, that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP) (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images)