‘Too Scantily Clad’: Samba Show Shakes up Saudi Arabia

‘Too Scantily Clad’: Samba Show Shakes up Saudi Arabia

Authorities in Saudi Arabia were investigating on Sunday after a samba performance by dancers some considered too scantily clad for the conservative country, which has been diversifying its entertainment options. Over the past week videos on social media have shown three foreign samba dancers displaying their moves in a main street of Jazan, in the […]

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The Tatman: Saudi Luxury Hotel Grooms, Pampers Camels Ahead Of Annual Beauty Contest

The Tatman: Saudi Luxury Hotel Grooms, Pampers Camels Ahead Of Annual Beauty Contest

With heated stalls and hot milk, life couldn’t get more glamorous for Saudi Arabia’s most beautiful camels when they stay at a luxury compound near Riyadh. King For 400 riyals (just over $100) a night, the camels are trimmed, scrubbed and pampered before taking part in beauty contests, where millions of dollars are at stake. […]

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Real Madrid Dominance Leaves Barcelona Hoping for Clasico Upset in Spanish Super Cup Semifinal

It is traditional to say there are no favourites in the Clasico but this time even Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti was unable to keep up the pretence. For the past decade, there has been some justification in the usual platitudes, the assertion that games between Real Madrid and Barcelona have a rhythm unto themselves, […]

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Outspoken Saudi Princess, Her Daughter Released After Nearly 3 Years in Jail

Outspoken Saudi Princess, Her Daughter Released After Nearly 3 Years in Jail

Saudi authorities have released a princess and her daughter who had been detained without charge for nearly three years, her legal advisor said on Saturday. Princess Basmah Bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, 57, a businesswoman, rights activist and member of the royal family, went missing in March 2019 along with her adult daughter Souhoud […]

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France Opens Terror Probe over Dakar Rally Blast in Saudi Arabia

French prosecutors said Tuesday they have opened a terror probe over a December 30 blast in Saudi Arabia targeting a car participating in the Paris-Dakar rally that badly wounded its French driver. “A preliminary investigation has been opened into multiple attempted killings in connection with a terrorist group,” national anti-terror prosecutors said in a statement, […]

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