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Rima settles in a chair at an upscale Riyadh cafe, looks around carefully, and seeing no one she recognises, drags on her electronic cigarette and exhales a cloud of smoke.

Saudi women smoke in public to ‘complete’ their freedom

Rima settles in a chair at an upscale Riyadh cafe, looks around carefully, and seeing no one she recognises, drags on her electronic cigarette and exhales a cloud of smoke.
A Saudi Tornado warplane flies over the Gulf during a training mission [Hassan Ammar-AFP]

UN: 31 civilians killed in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen

Airstrikes by a Riyadh-led military coalition fighting in Yemen killed 31 civilians on Saturday, the United Nations said, after a Saudi fighter jet crashed.
A Saudi Tornado warplane flies over the Gulf during a training mission [Hassan Ammar-AFP]

Saudi fighter jet crashes in Yemen

A Saudi fighter jet crashed in conflict-torn Yemen, the Riyadh-led military coalition supporting the government announced Saturday, as the Iran-backed Huthi rebels said they downed the plane.

Ten killed, dozens injured in Sudan explosion

At least ten people, including children, died and several dozens wounded on Monday night after a grenade exploded at a wedding ceremony in Khartoum.
Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa joined his Al Nassr teammates on a courtesy visit to Saudi Arabia prince Faisal Bin Bandar Al Saud following their the Saudi Super Cup success. 6

Prince of Saudi Arabia hosts Ahmed Musa and Al Nassr teammates — in pictures

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa joined his Al Nassr teammates on a courtesy visit to Saudi Arabia prince Faisal Bin Bandar Al Saud following their the Saudi Super Cup success.

Sudan says some soldiers mutinied against reforms

Gunfire was heard from military bases operated by the Sudanese intelligence Service in Khartoum as some members of the facility mutinied against various reforms, the military said.
Portuguese motorbike rider Paulo Goncalves has died after a crash during Sunday’s Dakar Rally seventh stage, organisers announced.

Dakar Rally: Portuguese rider Paulo Goncalves dies after crash

Portuguese motorbike rider Paulo Goncalves has died after a crash during Sunday’s Dakar Rally seventh stage, organisers announced.
Saudi King Salman

Saudi ‘not consulted’ over US strike that killed Iran general

Saudi Arabia was not consulted by its ally Washington over a US drone strike that killed a top Iranian general, an official said Sunday, as the kingdom sought to defuse soaring regional tensions.
Lazio will attempt to chalk up their ninth consecutive league win when they visit lowly Brescia on Sunday as they threaten to turn Serie A into a three-horse race.

Lazio turn Serie A into three-horse race

Lazio will attempt to chalk up their ninth consecutive league win when they visit lowly Brescia on Sunday as they threaten to turn Serie A into a three-horse race.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on October 24, 2018, shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaking during a joint session of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in the capital Riyadh, which included the Crown Prince of Bahrain and the Lebanese Prime Minister. – Saudi Arabia is hosting the key investment summit overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw. (Photo by Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP) /

Saudi Arabia arrests hundreds for indecent dressing, women harassment

Saudi Arabia has arrested more than 200 people for violating ‘public decency’ in the first such crackdown since the ultra-conservative kingdom began easing social regulations.
Saudi Deputy Public Prosecutor and spokesman Shalaan al-Shalaan delivers a speech in Riyadh (Reuters)

Saudi sentences five to death, three to jail over Jamal Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced five people to death and three more to jail terms, totalling 24 years, over the killing of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, in Istanbul in October last year.
Last Tuesday, Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani attended an annual Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held in Riyadh, its highest representation at the meeting since 2017.

Qatar sees ‘small progress’ in resolving Gulf dispute

Some progress has been made in resolving a bitter dispute between Qatar and its neighbours, the Gulf state's foreign minister said, just days after its prime minister visited Saudi Arabia.
Anthony Joshua is back in the gym less than a week after beating Andy Ruiz Jr, prompting speculation that the heavyweight king’s next fight is just around the corner.

Anthony Joshua returns to gym ahead next fight

Anthony Joshua is back in the gym less than a week after beating Andy Ruiz Jr, prompting speculation that the heavyweight king’s next fight is just around the corner.
Anthony Joshua regained the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles on Saturday in Saudi Arabia, dominating Andy Ruiz Jr over 12 rounds in their huge rematch

Anthony Joshua reclaims world boxing titles from Andy Ruiz Jr

Nigerian-British boxer Anthony Joshua has defeated defending champion, Andy Ruiz Jr to reclaim the world heavyweight titles he lost in June this year.
Two months have passed since Anthony Joshua was defeated by the Mexican-American underdog Andy Ruiz Jr in New York, and with a rematch scheduled for December 7, the British boxer has taken action.

Mixed reactions trail Anthony Joshua’s promise to knock out Andy Ruiz Jr

Momentum continues to build as Anthony Joshua prepares to take on Andy Ruiz Jr Saturday night in defence of his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles after he lost them to Andy Ruiz on June 1, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States.
Anthony Joshua (left) aims to win back the IBF, WBA and WBO titles he lost to Andy Ruiz Jr last June in the rematch in Saudi Arabia in December. Andrew Couldridge-Action Images via Reuters

Seven things to know about Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz rematch

Anthony Joshua will on Saturday challenge Andy Ruiz Jr in a bid to retrieve his unified world heavyweight champion – WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles.
Less than a month after telling Nigeria born British boxer Anthony Joshua, to quit the game if he fails to win their re-match, Andy Ruiz jnr has again dished out another basketful of threat.

Anthony Joshua promises third Andy Ruiz fight if he seals revenge in rematch

Anthony Joshua has vowed to give Andy Ruiz a third fight if he gets revenge as he promised bloodshed in their rematch in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday.
Deontay Wilder has predicted Anthony Joshua will suffer a second straight defeat at the hands of Andy Ruiz Jr.

Andy Ruiz defends own weight loss, praises Anthony Joshua’s figure ahead rematch

Andy Ruiz touched down in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday and warned Anthony Joshua he is in the Middle East to make history again.

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Teenager steals N340,000 after hiding in bank’s toilet overnight

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