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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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Global concern mounts over Trump’s Jerusalem plan

Global concern mounted on Wednesday ahead of an announcement by US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, with Pope Francis joining a list of leaders warning of the potential for dangerous fallout. The move by Trump, set to come in a speech later Wednesday, would upend decades …

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Lebanon’s Hezbollah hails ‘positive’ Hariri moves

Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah organisation on Thursday welcomed Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s decision to suspend his resignation pending talks, after he returned from a mysterious, nearly three-week-long stay abroad. Hariri had caused widespread perplexity on November 4 when he resigned during a TV broadcast from Saudi Arabia, citing assassination threats as …

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Lebanese president accuses Saudi Arabia of detaining PM

BEIRUT (AP) – Lebanon’s president says the country’s prime minister is a detainee of Saudi Arabia after Saad Hariri’s surprise resignation from the kingdom almost two weeks ago. Wednesday’s comments mark the first time President Michel Aoun has accused the kingdom of detaining Hariri. Aoun, in an escalation, called it …

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