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World Cup hosts Russia qualify for the round of 16

World Cup hosts Russia have qualified for the second round of the tournament as Uruguay went through by beating Saudi Arabia 1-0 in Group A on Wednesday. The result in Rostov-On-Don means Stanislav Cherchesov’s Russia side cannot be overhauled on points by either the Saudis or Egypt for the two …

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Senate president in Saudi for Umrah (photo)

Senate President Bukola Saraki joined other Muslim Faithfuls in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia to perform the Umrah rites. The Umrah is the non-mandatory lesser pilgrimage made by Muslims to Mecca, which may be performed at any time of the year. He wrote on Facebook, “Alhamdulilahi Robil al-amin. …

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Saudi women to attend football matches on Friday for first time

Women in Saudi Arabia would be allowed to attend football matches on Friday for the first time in the conservative kingdom, authorities said on Monday. Female fans would enter major sports stadiums in the Kingdom to attend three football matches involving local sides as part of the Saudi Professional League …

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Russia shuts its embassy in Yemen, evacuates diplomats

Russia says it has temporarily shut its embassy in Yemen and evacuated all of its diplomats. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in Tuesday’s statement that the ambassador and other diplomats will fulfill their duties from the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Zakharova said the decision to close the embassy, in …

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