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Saudi female football fan: ‘We wanted to enter stadiums and we did’

Image copyright Sarah Algashgari Image caption Sarah Alkashgari at the first football match in Saudi history that permitted female spectators A woman who helped to organise Saudi Arabia’s first football match allowing female spectators has told the BBC it was a “great and surreal” experience. Football fan Sarah Alkashgari, 18, made history after she not […]

Jerusalem embassy: Abbas says Trump plan ‘slap of the century’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Abbas (centre) spoke for two hours Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has described US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace efforts as the “slap of the century”. At a meeting of Palestinian leaders, he stressed he would not accept any peace plan from the US after it recognised Jerusalem as […]

Qatari royal says he is ‘being held against his will’ in UAE

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan A Qatari royal says he is being held against his will in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al-Thani – who played a role in negotiating with Saudi Arabia during the Qatar diplomatic crisis last year – […]

Saudi female football fan: ‘We wanted to enter stadiums and we did’

Image copyright Sarah Algashgari Image caption Sarah Alkashgari at the first football match in Saudi history that permitted female spectators A woman who helped to organise Saudi Arabia’s first football match allowing female spectators has told the BBC it was a “great and surreal” experience. Football fan Sarah Alkashgari, 18, made history after she not […]

Jerusalem embassy: Abbas says Trump plan ‘slap of the century’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Abbas (centre) spoke for two hours Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has described US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace efforts as the “slap of the century”. At a meeting of Palestinian leaders, he stressed he would not accept any peace plan from the US after it recognised Jerusalem as […]

Qatari royal says he is ‘being held against his will’ in UAE

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan A Qatari royal says he is being held against his will in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al-Thani – who played a role in negotiating with Saudi Arabia during the Qatar diplomatic crisis last year – […]

Saudi female football fan: ‘We wanted to enter stadiums and we did’

Image copyright Sarah Algashgari Image caption Sarah Alkashgari at the first football match in Saudi history that permitted female spectators A woman who helped to organise Saudi Arabia’s first football match allowing female spectators has told the BBC it was a “great and surreal” experience. Football fan Sarah Alkashgari, 18, made history after she not […]

Qatari royal says he is ‘being held against his will’ in UAE

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan A Qatari royal says he is being held against his will in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al-Thani – who played a role in negotiating with Saudi Arabia during the Qatar diplomatic crisis last year – […]

Iranian oil tanker sinks off China

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Sanchi had been burning for more than a week since the collision An oil tanker burning in the East China Sea for more than a week has finally sunk, Chinese media say. The Sanchi and a cargo ship collided 260km (160 miles) off Shanghai on 6 January, with the […]

Tunisia protests: Reforms announced amid new rallies

Media captionRallies in Tunis mark the Arab Spring anniversary The Tunisian government has announced a wave of social reforms, reacting to days of demonstrations by anti-austerity protesters. There were fresh protests on Sunday, the seventh anniversary of the ousting of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. Emergency government meetings have been held in response to the […]