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Saudi Fashion Show Uses Drones to Show Clothes Because Female Models Aren’t Allowed

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A video that has gone viral on Twitter shows a fashion show in Saudi Arabia relying on drones to fly outfits because female models aren’t allowed. The video has received almost 2.7 million views since being posted yesterday. The clip shows dresses affixed to coat hangers being whizzed across the room by a small drone. “I’m dying at this fashion show in Saudi they weren’t allowed female models,”... 

Saudi Arabia could seize $800bn in assets in corruption crackdown

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The Saudi anti-corruption push involving the arrest of princes and government ministers may lead to the confiscation of cash and other assets worth of at least $800 billion, according to people close to the issue, writes the Wall Street Journal. “They reckon they could get around two to three trillion riyals from these people. That’s the number they are talking about,” a person close to the... 

Saudi King Arrests Billionaire Prince Bin Talal, Dozens of Others in Cabinet Crackdown

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In a shocking development, late on Saturday the Saudi press reported that prominent billionaire, member of the royal Saudi family, and one of the biggest shareholders of Citi, News Corp. and Twitter – not to mention frequent CNBC guest – Al-Waleed bin Talal, along with ten senior princes, and some 38 ministers, has been arrested for corruption and money laundering charges on orders from... 

Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to humanoid robot

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Saudi Arabia has become the first country to grant citizenship to a robot. The lucky machine is Sophia the Humanoid, who was designed to look like Audrey Hepburn. News of Sophia’s citizenship was announced at the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. This comes shortly after Sophia’s UN speech which we written about yesterday. “I am very honored and proud for... 

Saudi King issues decree allowing women to drive

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King Salman of Saudi Arabia has issued a decree ordering that women be allowed to drive, Saudi state media has reported. Under the conservative kingdom’s previous laws, women were banned from driving. The decree orders the Saudi interior minister to draft and adopt necessary amendments to the traffic regulations and to form a special commission consisting of the ministers of interior, finance, labor... 

'Women have quarter of a brain’, Saudi cleric claims

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A Saudi cleric has been slated for saying that women don’t deserve to drive because they only have a quarter of a brain. Sheikh Saad Al-Hijri was also banned from performing his religious duties because of his outrageous comments. Al-Hijri made his brain-numbing remarks at a lecture aptly titled, “The evils of women driving.” Women are banned from driving altogether in the notoriously conservative... 

At Least 39 Muslims Die During Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca

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At least 39 Muslims have died since the beginning of this year’s Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, local media reported Saturday. Most of the victims, a total of 16, came to Mecca from Egypt and Algeria, the Okaz newspaper reported, citing the Saudi General Authority for Statistics. All of the deceased pilgrims were elderly people, who died of “natural causes,... 

Man sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for being atheist

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First and foremost, sorry for reporting about this only now, this actually happened all the way in April but we just recently found out about it and we considered this to be a major story so we couldn’t let it go unnoticed among our readers. Among many things described in this article, what I find fascinating is that most Muslim Arabs were cheering this on Twitter and saying that this is what... 

Saudi police arrest woman who wore ‘indecent clothing’ in viral video

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Remember yesterday’s story with all those Saudis enraged by a beautiful woman known only as “Model Khulood” wearing a miniskirt through the desert? Well unfortunately, according to RT they caught her and arrested her, knowing how the Saudi police operates, she will probably end up dead, killed in jail, such a sad fate for no reason whatsoever. She didn’t do anything wrong and... 

Saudis angry because woman in miniskirt filmed through desert

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Footage of a young Arab woman in a miniskirt and crop top, wandering in a village in ultra-conservative rural Saudi Arabia, has sparked heated debate on social media. Some are calling for the model to be punished, while others are demanding new rules for women’s dress. The video, initially posted on Snapchat, shows a the woman posing at a deserted historic fort in the village of Ushaiger, 200km... 

Thousands of Iranians shout "Death to Saudi Arabia, America & Israel" after Tehran terror

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Thousands have turned out to mourn the victims of the Tehran attacks, shouting “Death to Saudi Arabia” and “Death to America.” It comes after Iranian leaders accused Washington and Riyadh of supporting the attacks which killed 17 people earlier this week. Crowds gathered on the streets of the Iranian capital to shout slogans against the US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel on Friday,... 

ISIS Attacks Iranian Parliament, Kills 12, Iran Blames Saudi Arabia

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have accused Saudi Arabia of masterminding the deadly attacks in Tehran on Wednesday, a claim which Riyadh has denied. Islamic State previously claimed responsibility for the attacks which killed at least 12 people. “This terrorist attack happened only a week after the meeting between the U.S. president (Donald Trump) and the (Saudi) backward leaders who support... 

Iran dares Trump to talk about 9/11 with Saudi Arabia

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US President Donald Trump should discuss how to avoid “the likes of” the 9/11 terrorist attacks with his Saudi Arabian partners during his first official visit abroad, Iran’s foreign minister said in an opinion piece. Tehran and Riyadh have recently engaged in a war of words, accusing each other of undermining security across the Middle East, sponsoring fundamentalist organizations, and seeking... 

Saudi cleric calls on FIFA to ban sign of cross, Twitter fires back

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A hardline Saudi cleric has called on football’s governing body, FIFA, to prohibit players from making the sign of the cross in celebration on the field. As expected, not only have his calls fallen on deaf ears, but he has also been lambasted online. Mohammed Alarefe boasts 17.5 million Twitter followers, which, though impressive, is unlikely to hold any sway with FIFA’s elite. “I’ve seen... 

Saudi Arabia, not Iran is the world's 'number 1 terrorist state'

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Throughout his campaign for the White House in 2016, and since assuming office in January, Trump has made Iran the focus of his ire, to the point where the Iranians are more than justified in preparing for the very real prospect of military confrontation with the US – and sooner rather than later. The Trump administration’s consistent and ongoing demonization of Iran flies in the face of reality... 
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