November 1, 2014 -- Updated 4:10 pm GMT

Articles from category: "Saudi Arabia"

Prince Ali slams Fifa over Middle East

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Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein has criticised soccer’s world governing body Fifa for banning Iraq from hosting home internationals and asked that the organisation to do more for supporters in the Middle East. Iraq hosted friendlies against Syria and Liberia earlier in the year after Fifa lifted a previous ban, but they then reintroduced it in July when there was security concerns in the country after two suicide bombers killed 60 people in the northern city of Mosul. The Asian champions have had to deal with this problem for a long time and ended up having to host a majority of their 2014 World Cup qualifiers in Qatar and take on Saudi Arabia in a ‘home’ Asian cup qualifiyin

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Saudi Princess at Fashion Week

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Deena Aljuhani, a Saudi princess who is married to Prince Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud was spotted at London Fashion Week. The princess a boutique owner from Riyadh was seen wearing a impressively elegant and classy outfit, she paired her playful clock minaudiere with a menswear button-down shirt, a feminine white midi skirt and peach heels. This Princess is all about style, running her own upscale fashion boutique and being featured in Vogue.

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Saudi princess buys property for $62m.

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Princess Latifa Bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, 54 and daughter of former King Fahd has bought a historical Geneva estate that once belonged to a former Swiss president for 57.5 million swiss francs ($62 million, 47 euros), she bought the 18,88-square metre estate fom the wealthy Nordmann family that co-own the maker of Lacoste clothing. This is the second highest property purchase on record in the city and joins a number of other Saudi royals who already live in the Swiss city.

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King Adullah asks Saudi Arabia to make a stand together

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King Abdullah has asked the Arab people of Egypt to stand together against “attempts to destabilize” Egypt. Backing Egypts military leadership he told viewers on state TV on Friday that “The kingdom of Saudi Arabia, its people and government stood and stands by today with its brothers in Egypt against terrorism.” “I call on the honest men of Egypt and the Arab and Muslim nations to stand as one man and with one heart in the face of attempts to destabilize a country that is at the forefront of Arab and Muslim history.” Saudi Arabia pledged $5bn in aid to Egypt after Mohamed Morsi of the Brotherhood was ousted from the presidency last month, it was a close

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King Abdullah donates $100 million to Anti-terror centre.

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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia donated $100 million dollars to help set up a United Nations centre for fighting terrorism. Abdullah put a suggestion forward for the centre back in 2005, they then signed a agreement with the UN in 2011 to create the centre, where he had previously donated $10 million. Saudi Arabia was the centre of attacks mainly attributed to Al-Qaeda militants between 2003-2004 and has made fighting terrorism a top priority. “I announce a donation from the kingdom of Saudi Arabia of $100 million to support this centre and work for its activation under the umbrella of the United Nations” King Abdullah said in a speach, also calling on the international communtiy

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Saudi Princess Alayban accused of human trafficking

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A Saudi Princess Meshael Alayban, 42, one of the wives of Saudi Prince Abdulrahman bin Nasser bin Adulaziz al Saud was arrested in California after being accused of human trafficking and making staff work long hours, seven days a week for little money, if found gulity she could face up to 12 years in prison. The worker could not leave as her passport was kept locked away from her, but she managed to escape while on a family outing, and flagged down a passing bus. Passengers on the bus saw how distressed she was and called the Police. Detectives who then searched her home found four other women from the Phillipines who had all also had there passports taken from them, they are all being

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