Tag: Saudi Arabia

Loud Debates, Fun Banter: Clubhouse — an Outlet for the Middle

They are boisterous, argumentative and at times downright hilarious. Hundreds of thousands of people in the Arab world are turning to Clubhouse, the fast-growing audio chat app, to mock and vent against longtime rulers, debate sensitive issues from abortion to sexual harassment, or argue where to find the best...

Clubhouse Sparks Surveillance Fears as It Takes Saudi Arabia

Political reform, racism, transgender rights — the audio app Clubhouse has unleashed unbridled debates about topics deemed dangerously sensitive in Saudi Arabia, but surveillance fears have spooked users in the authoritarian state. Banned by the censors in China, the invitation-only app is gaining traction in parts of the Gulf,...

Saudi wealth fund plays to win with $3.3bn in video-game stock | Incredible Solutions Tech

The video-game industry has been long favoured by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who had said he is part of the first generation in the kingdom to grow up playing video games. Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is pursuing investments in an industry long favored by Crown Prince...

UN ‘alarmed’ at military escalation in Yemen’s Marib | Houthis | Incredible Solutions Tech

The UN’s humanitarian chief says he is “very alarmed” by a Houthi rebel advance on the Yemeni government’s last northern stronghold, saying an assault on the city of Marib could endanger millions of civilians. Mark Lowcock, the UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, tweeted on Tuesday that an assault would...

Saudi woman handed death sentence for killing Bangladeshi maid | Incredible Solutions Tech

Saudi court sentences Ayesha al-Jizani to death for killing Bangladeshi maid Abiron Begum in March 2019, says Bangladeshi official. A criminal court in Saudi Arabia has handed the death sentence to a Saudi woman for killing her Bangladeshi maid in a ruling rights groups say was a rare example...

Saudi HQ: Kingdom will require foreign firms to set up shop | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Saudi Arabia has offered firms a package of incentives including tax breaks to urge them to set up shop in the kingdom under a plan dubbed ‘Project HQ’, which is also designed to shift the Gulf’s business hub away from Dubai. Saudi Arabia said it will stop working with...

Saudi Arabia says it foiled Houthi drone attack on Abha | Incredible Solutions Tech

Riyadh says country’s air defences intercept and destroy a drone as Houthis say attack hit target with ‘high accuracy’. Saudi Arabia said it foiled a Houthi drone attack on an airport on Saturday just days before the new US administration is to stop designating the Yemeni rebels as a...

White House says no call planned to Saudi Arabia | Human | Incredible Solutions Tech

President Biden has announced an end to US support for a Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen. US President Joe Biden has no plans to call the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), the White House said. Biden said he intends to make human...

The Saudi women’s rights activists who remain behind bars | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul was released from prison on Wednesday, but several others remain in detention. Over the past three years, Saudi Arabia has detained hundreds it sees as dissenters – including activists like Loujain al-Hathloul – but it has begun provisionally releasing some as it comes under pressure...

Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul released from prison | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Prominent women’s rights activist, who campaigned for women’s right to drive and to end kingdom’s male guardianship system, spent more than 1,000 days in prison. Prominent women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has been released from a Saudi prison on Wednesday after nearly three years behind bars, her sister said...

Plane catches fire after Houthis attack Abha airport: Saudi TV | Incredible Solutions Tech

The Saudi-led coalition claims Houthi rebels launched an attack on Abha airport causing a fire in a civilian aircraft. The Saudi-led coalition battling the Houthi rebels say the Yemeni rebel group launched an attack on Abha airport, causing a fire in a civilian aircraft that was brought under control....

Jailed Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul expected to be | Incredible Solutions Tech

Prominent activist Loujain al-Hathloul, who has been in jail since 2018, expected to be freed on Thursday, her sister says. Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul is expected to be released from prison on Thursday after more than 1,000 days in detention, according to her sister Alia al-Hathloul. In...

Saudi Arabia commutes death sentences of 3 men jailed as | Incredible Solutions Tech

Three men sentenced to death for joining 2012 protests as teens have their sentences converted to 10 years in jail. Saudi Arabia has commuted the death sentences of three men who were arrested for taking part in anti-government protests as minors, in the latest attempt by the kingdom to...

US ending aid to Saudi-led forces in Yemen, but questions | Incredible Solutions Tech

United States President Joe Biden last week announced plans to end US support for Saudi Arabia’s “offensive operations” in war-torn Yemen, including ceasing relevant arms sales to the government in Riyadh. The move signalled a distinct shift in Washington’s approach to the conflict and a renewed emphasis on reaching...

US’s Blinken in first phone call with Saudi counterpart | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Call comes after President Biden announced he was ending US support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has discussed “common challenges” faced by Washington and Riyadh in his first phone call with Saudi foreign minister Faisal bin Farhan, state media said on Saturday....