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Saudi Arabia makes effort to polish their image and appeal youngsters

Saudi Arabia cuts loose with bevy of models and a rave.

25 Dec 2019 12:20 PM

Heads turn as ‘rebel' Saudi woman moves in mall without obligatory abaya

The billowy over-garment, usually all-black abaya, is customary public wear for women in the ultra-conservative Islamic kingdom.

13 Sep 2019 1:00 PM

Saudi Arabia suspends visas to pilgrims from Congo fearing spread of Ebola

About three per cent of Congo's population is Muslim who had planned to take part in the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia next month.

27 Jul 2019 11:48 AM

All that jazz: Saudis attend country's first jazz festival

The entertainment plans are largely motivated by economics, part of a reform programme to diversify the economy away from oil.

24 Feb 2018 6:04 PM

Saudis now crave revival of night out at the movies

The film depicts the dream of a 10-year-old girl to get a bicycle just like the boys in her conservative neighbourhood.

23 Oct 2017 12:33 AM


Saudi King's historic declaration allows women to drive

Longstanding driving ban was seen globally as symbol of repression of women in Gulf kingdom and comes after a years-long resistance.

27 Sep 2017 9:59 AM

In a first, women throng Saudi stadium for national day

Some Saudi men on social media lauded their participation as a

24 Sep 2017 11:22 AM

Trump’s Mideast trip to forge new Muslim ties

The planning for the visit to Saudi Arabia began soon after the November election results came.

06 May 2017 5:58 AM