Africa Boxing Sports World 

Joshua, Ruiz rematch to take place in Saudi Arabia

Nigerian-born British boxer, Anthony Joshua will fight heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr in a rematch in Saudi Arabia. Promoters of the bout made the announcement on Friday with the fight set for December 7. The fight will take place in Diriyah, a UNESCO World Heritage site of Al-Turaif, located on the outskirts of the capital Riyadh. The fight, dubbed ‘Clash on the Dunes’, will see Joshua hoping to win back the IBF, WBA and WBO titles he lost to Ruiz Jr. He lost those titles in New York in June…

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Ebola crisis: Saudi Arabia bans pilgrims from DR Congo

The current Ebola outbreak has forced Saudi Arabia to suspend the granting of visas to pilgrims from the Democratic Republic of Congo. That means pilgrims from the central African country cannot undertake the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, DR Congo’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. The ministry said the decision was however reached on the back of the World Health Organization’s decision to declare the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo a public health emergency of international concern. The statement said “The granting of arrivals visas for people entering…

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Shia Insurrection In Saudi Arabia Middle East Middle East Opinions 

Shia Insurrection In Saudi Arabia; The Battle For Awamiya

By Thomas C. Mountain Since May, 2017 an ongoing insurgency has been raging in the Shia heartland town of Awamiya in eastern Saudi Arabia and its only thanks to the BBC being allowed to enter the area and film the destruction that the world can see how the House of Saud’s war against the Shia population of Yemeni has now expanded to include the Shia population of eastern Saudi Arabia. The BBC World report shown on Wednesday, August 16, seemed to have come from Syria, with al-Zara, the ancient Shia capital…

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