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Saudi Arabia vs Egypt: World Cup 2018 match preview, predicted line-ups, and more

Saudi Arabia vs Egypt: World Cup 2018 match preview, predicted line-ups, and more

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GROUP A talkSPORT looks ahead to the Group A clash on Monday Saudi Arabia and Egypt are both looking to end their World Cup 2018 with victories as they bow out in Group A. The two nations have been eliminated but will want a triumph to at least put a gloss on their time at tournament. Egypt superstar Mohamed Salah look frustrated against Russia. You can hear the encounter live on talkSPORT 2 at 3pm. What the managers are saying Juan Antonio Pizzi (Saudi Arabia): “We’ve seen that certain concepts work, we’ve seen alternatives, we’ve tried to bring in new players as well, and this experience that we have had specifically in the run-up to this World Cup has been very important. “We will focus on the Asian Cup and I ...
State Dept. approves $1.3B sale of Howitzers to Saudi Arabia

State Dept. approves $1.3B sale of Howitzers to Saudi Arabia

Business
April 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department said it has approved a possible foreign military sale to Saudi Arabia of 155mm M109A5/A6 Medium Self-Propelled Howitzer structures.The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the $ 1.31 billion sale, for which Raytheon and Lockheed Martin are the primary contractors. Congress was notified of the possible sale on Thursday.The possible foreign military sale would provide Saudi Arabia with "180 155mm M109A5/A6 Medium Self-Propelled Howitzer structures for conversion to 177 M109A6 Paladin Howitzer systems."The M109A6 Paladin Howitzer system is a self-propelled, indirect-fire support weapon operated by a crew of four.The deal also includes three Fire Support Combined Arms Tactical Trainers static training, 180 M2 HB .50 Cal Machine Gun...
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait warn citizens to leave Lebanon immediately

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait warn citizens to leave Lebanon immediately

World
Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The foreign ministries of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are warning their citizens in Lebanon to leave the country as soon as possible."Due to the situations in Lebanon, the official source at Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the Saudi nationals visiting or residing in Lebanon are asked to leave the country as soon as possible," the Ministry tweeted on Thursday.Kuwait's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced a similar measure later in the day.Saudi Arabia and Kuwait also advised their citizens against traveling to Lebanon. Bahrain issued a similar warning on Sunday, urging its citizens to "exercise caution" in leaving Lebanon.The warnings come amid rising tensions in the Middle East. In a broadcast from Riyadh, Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned la...
Saudi Arabia buy of THAAD missile defense systems in pipeline

Saudi Arabia buy of THAAD missile defense systems in pipeline

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Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A proposed sale of THAAD upper tier ballistic missile defense systems to Saudi Arabia has been approved by the State Department.The U.S. Foreign Military Sales deal would be worth an estimated $ 15 billion, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency told Congress Friday."This sale furthers U.S. national security and foreign policy interests, and supports the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of Iranian and other regional threats," the agency said in a press release. "This potential sale will substantially increase Saudi Arabia's capability to defend itself against the growing ballistic missile threat in the region."The sales package is for 44 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense launchers, 360 THAAD Interceptor Missiles, 16 THAAD Fire Contr...
Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive

Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive

World
Women in Saudi Arabia will soon have the right to drive, according to a royal decree issued by the country's King Salman.The kingdom has long been the only state in the world where women are prohibited from driving, and the ban has been the subject of extensive protests in and outside the country.In the royal decree issued on Tuesday, King Salman stated women would have the right to obtain driving licences.A ministerial body will be formed to advise on the change within the next 30 days, and will go on to implement the new rules by June 2018, according to the decree.The news was met with joy in Saudi Arabia, with men and women dancing in the streets in celebration.Image:Women have come to depend on taxis and ride hailing services like UberThe Saudi ambassador to the US said the guardianshi...