Minaj quits Saudi festival to show support for women’s rights

Singer Nicki Minaj has pulled out of a music festival in Saudi Arabia to show her support for women’s rights, LGBTQ community and freedom of expression in the conservative kingdom.
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Saudi Arabia ‘hacked Amazon chief’s personal phone’

Saudi Arabia has accessed the phone of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and obtained private data from it, his security officer has said.
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World famous opera house to return Saudi Arabia’s investment

A world famous Italian opera house says it is going to immediately return €3m (£2.6m) to Saudi Arabia following a “badly handled fundraising deal”.
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Netflix pulls episode of satire show that criticised Saudi prince

Netflix has removed an episode of a satirical comedy show, apparently in response to criticism from Saudi officials.
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Ghosn Investigators Focus on Ties to Saudi Businessman

The latest investigation by Tokyo prosecutors into Nissan Motor’s Carlos Ghosn centers on his relationship with a Saudi Arabian businessman, Khaled Al Juffali, who runs part of Nissan’s Middle East business.
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In Silicon Valley, Saudi Money Keeps Flowing to Startups

Silicon Valley startups are continuing to negotiate deals with Saudi Arabia and take its capital from its partner SoftBank, amid controversy over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi that has clouded the kingdom’s role as a major global technology investor.
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Met and Brooklyn Museums Will Not Use Saudi Money for Programs on the Middle East

As more details emerged about the fate of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the museums said they would use their own money for events originally supported by Saudi funds.
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Elon Musk: Saudi Fund Asked About Taking Tesla Private

Tesla’s Elon Musk said he has been in talks with a Saudi sovereign-wealth fund about taking the electric-car maker private and believes two-thirds of shareholders would remain with the company.
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Elon Musk: Saudi Fund Asked About Taking Tesla Private

Tesla’s Elon Musk said he has been in talks with a Saudi sovereign-wealth fund about taking the electric-car maker private and believes two-thirds of shareholders would remain with the company.
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Saudi Arabia Just Had Its First Fashion Week

Female-only audiences, no social media — but as one observer said, “Women here have been waiting for years for a time to shine.”
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Black Panther is debut film for first Saudi cinema

Black Panther will be the first movie shown when Saudi Arabia opens its first cinema in 35 years – bringing an end to a ban in the deeply conservative Kingdom.
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Is Saudi Arabia Ready for Runway Fashion Shows?

Winds of change may be blowing through the desert kingdom, but a sudden postponement of its first fashion week suggests bumps in the road.
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Google Parent Alphabet and Aramco in Talks to Build Tech Hub in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant and Google parent Alphabet Inc., two of the world’s biggest companies, are in talks about jointly building a large technology hub inside the kingdom, people familiar with the potential deal said. ​
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Google Parent Alphabet and Aramco in Talks to Build Tech Hub in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant and Google parent Alphabet Inc., two of the world’s biggest companies, are in talks about jointly building a large technology hub inside the kingdom, people familiar with the potential deal said. ​
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Trump Touched A Glowing Orb In Saudi Arabia And Folks Found It Just A Bit Odd

President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia has been fraught with controversy, from a potentially-illegal $ 110 billion arms deal, to his shifting rhetoric on Islam, to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates’ massive donation to Ivanka Trump’s “women’s empowerment” fund.

It was already a lot for any news consumer to take in. And then came the orb.

On Sunday, the Saudi Embassy tweeted a photo showing Trump, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud Salman and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi with their hands on a basketball-sized glowing orb. The embassy wrote that the men were there to “inaugurate The Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology in Riyadh.” Placing their hands on the luminescent globe was a symbolic gesture for a video about the new center, according to the Saudi Gazette.

However, the evil sorcerer aesthetic of the three men cast in shadows, their faces lit by the glowing orb in between them, was too much for the good people of Twitter to handle without comment.

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Trump Slammed Michelle Obama For Not Covering Hair In Saudi Arabia, But…

Donald Trump’s old tweets keep coming back to haunt him. This time, they followed him to Saudi Arabia, during his first trip overseas as President of the United States.

In 2015, half a year before he announced he was running for president, Trump criticized then-First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama for not wearing a headscarf over her hair during a trip to Saudi Arabia.

But when Trump and his family visited the Islamic nation this weekend, people noticed that his wife Melania Trump and daughter Ivanka Trump did the exact same thing.

Melania Trump wore loose-fitting conservative outfits to the Islamic nation, much like Obama did during her 2015 trip to Saudi Arabia. Trump was seen wearing a black Stella McCartney jumpsuit covered most of her arms and legs, and was accentuated with a gold belt and chain-link necklace. Ivanka Trump wore a long-sleeved floral dress that reached above the ankles.

Once photos of the Trumps in Saudi surfaced online, people were quick to dig up the president’s old tweet and point out his hypocrisy.

Saudia Arabia has a strict dress code that requires Saudi women to wear long black robes, known as abayas, and to cover their hair in public. However, foreign diplomats or politicians aren’t required to cover their hair during visits to the country.

Middle East politics expert Christopher Davidson told NBC News that it’s “perfectly tasteful and appropriate” for prominent women, including the Trumps and Mrs. Obama, to forego headscarves during their visits to the kingdom.

“We’ve now had a number of prominent Western women who have visited Saudi in recent months, Angela Merkel and Theresa May,” Davidson said. “Neither of them covered their hair and they both wore trouser suits.”

Journalist Joyce Karam also pointed out that several other First Ladies and female American politicians have visited the country sans headscarf in the past, including Hillary Clinton, Barbara Bush and Laura Bush.

(Laura Bush briefly wore a head scarf, which was gifted to her, during a trip to Saudi Arabia, though she did not wear it for the entire visit, according to The Guardian.)

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U.S., Saudi Firms Sign Deals Worth at Least $43 Billion

U.S. companies on Saturday signed a slew of business deals in Saudi Arabia worth at least $ 43 billion, solidifying the U.S.-Saudi commercial relationship as the kingdom’s economy cracks open.
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