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Women in the family area of a public stadium at a match between local rivals Al-Ahli and Al-Batin in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Friday. Photograph: Tasneem Alsultan

When the first goal was scored during the soccer game in Saudi Arabia on Friday, a new noise joined the ruckus in the stands: the sound of women cheer(...)

Jedda Downey: "Your home should be filled with things you love and that make you happy even if no one else likes them or they’re not on-trend.”

Jedda Downey is the creative mind behind The Interiors Magpie, a blog and social media space devoted to celebrating affordable, beautiful interiors. I(...)

Hurling fan David Murphy (left) with his my uncle Pat, dad Michael, wife Cilla and sister Laura, at last year’s Munster SHC semi-final (Tipp v Limerick) in Semple Stadium, Thurles.

With the passing of time, many of us inherit many of our parents’ mannerisms, and enjoyment of things we would never have admitted to in our youth. I (...)

In the 45-second video, the teenager starts dancing to the catchy tune in front of five lanes of cars stopped at a traffic light. Photograph: Ahmed/Twitter

Saudi police said on Tuesday they had detained a 14-year-old boy who was filmed dancing to the ‘Macarena’ at a street crossing in the coastal city of (...)

Saudi  crown prince Mohammed bin Salman: under house arrest in his mansion in Jeddah and banned from travelling abroad. Photograph: Saudi Press Agency via The New York Times

The Saudi authorities have been urged to reveal why they have placed ousted crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef under house arrest in his mansion in the p(...)

Mecca attack: Saudi security forces inspect the site of the foiled terror plot. Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty

Saudi Arabian security forces have foiled a terror plot targeting the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, exchanging gunfire with one of th(...)

An Etihad Airways jet at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York.  Passengers travelling to the US from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries will be prohibited from bringing large electronic devices on board. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Airline passengers travelling to the US and UK from a number of Middle Eastern and north African countries have been barred from carrying large electr(...)

US authorities are planning to ban passengers  on certain US-bound foreign airline flights from taking electronic devices larger than mobile phones. File photograph: Getty Images

The Trump administration confirmed on Tuesday it is imposing new restrictions on electronic devices carried by travellers to the United States from 10(...)

A woman named Samira kisses Diaa Hadid’s cheek after sharing her prayer mat with Hadid, in Mecca, in Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Diaa Hadid/New York Times)

Diaa Hadid, a correspondent in the Jerusalem bureau of the New York Times, completed her first pilgrimage to Mecca this week. She chronicles the expe(...)

Saudi women attend the American Express World Luxury Expo in Riyadh on  March 30th. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

For most of his adult life, Ahmed Qassim al-Ghamdi worked among the bearded enforcers of Saudi Arabia. He was a dedicated employee of the Commission f(...)

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