Latest Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud News

Human rights experts urge FIFA to scrutinize Saudi Arabia before 2034 World Cup vote

May. 22, 2024 05:58 AM EDT

DUBLIN (AP) — FIFA was urged by international lawyers Wednesday to uphold its own policy and scrutinize Saudi Arabia’s human rights record before picking the kingdom to host the men’s 2034 World Cup. A 22-page document was delivered to FIFA headquarters in Zurich on behalf of...

In Saudi Arabia, an all-women psychedelic rock band jams out as its conservative society loosens up

May. 20, 2024 06:50 AM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Leaning into the microphone in Saudi Arabia's capital, Nora let loose a primal scream. Guitars wailed and drums throbbed behind her as part of a set with her bandmates during a recent show. The performance by Seera, an all-women psychedelic rock band...

US national security adviser, Saudi Arabia's crown prince meet to discuss 'semi-final' security deal

May. 19, 2024 21:35 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Joe Biden's national security adviser met early Sunday with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss what the kingdom described as the “semi-final” version of a wide-ranging security agreement between the countries. ...

Saudi Arabia's 88-year-old King Salman has a lung infection and will take antibiotics, doctors say

May. 19, 2024 21:31 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's 88-year-old King Salman has been diagnosed with a lung infection and will undergo treatment with antibiotics after falling ill with a fever and joint pain, state media reported early Monday. King Salman underwent medical...

Independent UN experts say radical Saudi Arabia scholar held for years should be tried or released

May. 15, 2024 10:01 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A radical Sunni scholar whose criticisms of Saudi Arabia's government and the West drew praise from the l ate al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden should be immediately tried or released from a yearslong arbitrary detention by the kingdom, independent experts...

Saudi Arabia confirms a fitness influencer received an 11-year sentence over 'terrorist offenses'

May. 01, 2024 05:49 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Saudi Arabia confirmed in a letter to the United Nations that a female fitness instruction who was popular online received an 11-year prison sentence but did not specify any of her alleged “terrorism offenses.” Though the kingdom insisted the case had nothing...

Saudi Arabia's King Salman enters hospital for routine examinations, state media say

Apr. 24, 2024 14:21 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s 88-year-old King Salman entered the hospital Wednesday for what state media described as “routine examinations.” The state-run Saudi Press Agency did not elaborate other than to say that he would be at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Jeddah....