Hasan Minhaj Responds to Saudi Arabia Episode Ban in Patriot Act Premiere

Hasan Minhaj has broken his silence regarding Saudi Arabia’s “very own Muslim ban.” During Sunday’s “Volume 2” premiere, the Patriot Act host addressed Netflix’s decision to remove an episode from its service after the Saudi government claimed that Minhaj’s criticism of crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman violated its anti-cybercrime law. The Patriot segment in question, which made […]

Toronto FC sells star striker Sebastian Giovinco to Saudi club

The Sebastian Giovinco era in Toronto is over. Toronto FC, unwilling to meet the Italian international's contract demands, sold Giovinco to Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal FC on Wednesday. Toronto had already turned down one bid for the Atomic Ant from a Middle East club. But facing an impasse in contact negotiations, it got what it […]

Saudi woman barricades herself in Thai hotel fearing relatives will kill her at home

A young Saudi woman has barricaded herself into a hotel in Thailand, saying that she has fled from abusive relatives and will be killed if sent back home. Her claims have caught the attention of human rights campaigners. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, a Saudi national, says she intended to seek asylum in Australia but a […]

Saudi human rights commission interviews detainees, including women’s rights activists, over alleged torture, report says

REUTERS/Susan Baaghil Saudi Arabia’s human rights commission is investigating the alleged torture of women’s rights activists including accusations of electrocution and waterboarding, the Wall Street Journal reported. Citing government officials and other people familiar with the activists’ situation, the US publication said Saud al-Qahtani, a close adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), had overseen “some aspects of the torture”, […]

It takes one to know one: Nikki Haley calls out 'thuggish' Saudi Prince MBS

Washington’s arch-bully, soon-to-be-ex UN ambassador Nikki Haley has demanded the Saudi crown prince stop acting so “thuggish” – perhaps because she can’t stand competition, having asserted herself around the hood many times. Haley was quick to qualify her request that Prince Mohammed bin Salman “lose the thuggish nature in which he has been acting” with […]

Formula E starts season 5 in Saudi Arabia with a faster electric race car

Formula E Most of the motorsports world takes a well-deserved break in December. The long Formula 1 championship is done, as is the even longer NASCAR season. But this weekend, one series is about to get started: it’s time for Formula E, which holds its first race of the 2018/2019 championship on Saturday. This is […]

Jared Kushner reportedly gave the Saudi crown prince advice on how to ‘weather the storm’ after Jamal Khashoggi’s killing

Getty Images Jared Kushner has reportedly developed a close relationship with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and routinely spoke with the Saudi leader even after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. What’s more, Kushner allegedly provided the crown prince with advice on how to “weather the storm” and urged the Saudi leader to “resolve his […]

Istanbul prosecutor seeks arrest of 2 Saudi crown prince allies over Khashoggi killing

Istanbul’s chief prosecutor has filed warrants for the arrest of a top aide to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and the deputy head of foreign intelligence on suspicion of planning the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish officials said on Wednesday. The prosecutor’s office has concluded there is “strong suspicion” that Saud al-Qahtani and General Ahmed […]