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2021-05-11 30 Ramadan 1442 / 2021 Makkah Tahajud - Sheikh Saud Shuraim
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2021-05-10 Day 29 - Ramadan 1442 / 2021 Makkah Taraweeh - Sheikh Bandar Balila
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2021-05-09 Day 28 - Ramadan 1442 / 2021 Makkah Taraweeh - Sheikh Bandar Balila
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2021-05-08 Day 27 - Ramadan 1442 / 2021 Makkah Taraweeh - Sheikh Bandar Balila
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2021-05-07 Day 26 - Ramadan 1442 / 2021 Makkah Taraweeh - Sheikh Bandar Balila
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2021-05-06 Day 25 - Ramadan 1442 / 2021 Makkah Taraweeh - Sheikh Bandar Balila
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2021-05-05 Day 24 - Ramadan 1442 / 2021 Makkah Taraweeh - Sheikh Bandar Balila
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2021-05-04 Day 23 - Ramadan 1442 / 2021 Makkah Taraweeh - Sheikh Bandar Balila
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2021-05-03 Day 22- Ramadan 1442 / 2021 Makkah Taraweeh - Sheikh Saud Al-Shuraim
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2021-05-02 Day 21 - Ramadan 1442 / 2021 Makkah Taraweeh - Sheikh Bandar Balila
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Past Feature Articles
The Premier League Prince: Status Symbol or Image Laundering?

The acquisition of a long-suffering Premier League football club by Saudi's sovereign wealth fund has renewed charges of "sports-washing" its negative international image. But is the yearning for a high profile sports team more than a simple distraction from trouble at home?

Spectacles in the Desert: Sports-washing or Catalyst for Change?

All eyes are on Saudi Arabia as the country prepares to host its inaugural Formula One race in Jiddah, the latest in a series of high-profile sporting events that have shattered the commonly-held image of an austere and reclusive kingdom which shuns the corrupting influence of the West. At the same time, these spectacles have become embroiled in controversy, with concern that they are being used to divert attention from human rights abuses at home, in a phenomenon that has been termed "sports-washing". Is the use of sports and entertainment merely a cynical public relations ploy, or is there more than meets the eye?

The Taliban and Royal Support: a Change in Outlook?

Saudi Arabia's nearly complete silence in the wake of the rapid and astonishing collapse of the Afghanistan government is remarkable, given that the Kingdom was one of only three countries to recognize the Taliban's control of the country before the 2001 US invasion. Further, the royal family has had controversial dealings with the Taliban and the al-Qa'ida leaders they sheltered in the past, and their involvement with the group is still a matter of ongoing contention. Yet, in light of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman's efforts to moderate religious hardliners at home, would the Saudis now prefer to keep a Taliban-controlled government in Afghanistan at arm's length?

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