Lucien Laviscount takes to the track at Formula E World Championship in Diriyah

Lucien Laviscount attended the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on Friday. The Emily in Paris actor, 30, looked suave in an all cream ensemble and even showcased his skills as he took to the track. Lucien cut a stylish figure in a leather jacket which he teamed with matching trousers, … Read more

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Standard Chartered chair says UK ‘knows what needs to be done’ in difficult environment Standard Chartered Chairman José Viñals said long- and short-term factors including an impending recession would cause challenges for the UK this year, but that the government should “maintain discipline” in its fiscal policies, “maintain confidence” for the private sector to operate … Read more

Middle East round-up: Iran sends two more men to the gallows | News

Here’s a round-up of Al Jazeera’s Middle East coverage this week. Iran executes two more prisoners, Israel’s far-right government orders the Palestinian flag’s removal, and Saudi Arabia announces Hajj numbers will be up to pre-pandemic levels. Here’s your round-up, written by Abubakr Al-Shamahi, Al Jazeera Digital’s Middle East and North Africa editor. Mohammad Mehdi Karami’s … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez ‘will live together in Saudi despite strict marriage laws’

Cristiano Ronaldo and his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez will be allowed to live together in Saudi Arabia in spite of the Kingdom’s laws which prevent unmarried couples from cohabiting. The 37-year-old star striker joined Saudi club Al Nassr on a two-and-a-half-year deal believed to be worth around £175 million per year, and was officially unveiled to … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo experiences surreal start in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The palm trees lining the desert roads leading out of Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport were wet with rain drops when Cristiano Ronaldo arrived this week in Saudi Arabia’s capital city. The surprising weather greeted the soccer great’s shocking move to the Middle East, where the gray skies in Riyadh … Read more

Middle East round-up: Ben-Gvir enters Al-Aqsa | News

Here’s a round-up of Al Jazeera’s Middle East coverage this week. An Israeli far-right minister stirs controversy in Jerusalem, Yemenis hope 2023 will be as calm as 2022, and Ronaldo is welcomed in style in Saudi Arabia. Here’s your round-up, written by Abubakr Al-Shamahi, Al Jazeera Digital’s Middle East and North Africa editor. Itamar Ben-Gvir … Read more

What awaits Cristiano Ronaldo in the Saudi Pro League?

Cristiano Ronaldo will become the first superstar of the Saudi Pro League when he makes his Al-Nassr debut. The 37-year-old made the somewhat surprising decision to sign for the Middle Eastern club on Friday after agreeing to mutually terminate his Manchester United contract in November. Ronaldo has signed a contract until 2025 after a meeting … Read more

Rush Hour 4 is (FINALLY) coming! Jackie Chan confirms talks are underway for the hotly-anticipated film

Jackie Chan delighted fans as he revealed Rush Hour 4 is finally in the works on Thursday – after more than a decade of talks. The actor, 68, who played Hong Kong cop Detective Inspector Lee alongside Chris Tucker’s LAPD Detective James Carter in three Rush Hour films, told crowds at the Red Sea Film … Read more

When China and Saudi Arabia meet, nothing matters more than oil

Hong Kong CNN Business – Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Saudi Arabia this week for the first time in nearly seven years, during which he is expected to sign billions of dollars of deals with the world’s largest oil exporter and meet leaders from across the Middle East. The visit is a sign that … Read more

Xi Jinping: Chinese president lands in Saudi Arabia amid tensions with the US

CNN – Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh on Wednesday for a multi-day visit, China’s official news agency Xinhua reported, amid frayed ties between the two countries and the United States. Saudi state TV showed Xi walking down the steps of his presidential aircraft at King Khalid International Airport, where … Read more