US ‘60 Minutes’ to air interview with Saudi crown prince

Photo showing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman being interviewed by Norah O’Donnell’s from CBS “60 Minutes” show (CBS)
Updated 08 March 2018
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US ‘60 Minutes’ to air interview with Saudi crown prince

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will appear on the CBS “60 Minutes” program, one of the most popular US television shows.

An interview with the crown prince by “CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell will be screened on Sunday, March 18, two days before the Saudi leader’s meeting with US President Donald Trump.

The wide-ranging interview is the Saudi prince’s first for American television. The last time a Saudi leader gave an interview to a US network was in 2005.

O’Donnell spent a week in Saudi Arabia, reporting on the Kingdom’s political, economic and social reforms, many introduced by the crown prince. The 32-year-old heir to the throne has initiated sweeping changes for women, including giving them the right to drive.

The crown prince, who is also the Kingdom’s deputy prime minister and its defense minister, was asked by O’Donnell about the country’s role in the civil war in Yemen, Saudi relations with the US, and the Kingdom’s disputes with Iran. The crown prince also discussed his anti-corruption crackdown that resulted in hundreds of prominent Saudis being detained at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh.


Players arrive safely in Rostov after minor technical fault with plane: Saudi football federation

Updated 18 June 2018
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Players arrive safely in Rostov after minor technical fault with plane: Saudi football federation

JEDDAH: The Saudi Arabian Football Federation said everyone is safe after a minor technical fault with the plane carrying the team to Rostov, in Russia. 

A video, which appeared on Social media, showed a fire on one of the aircraft’s engines.

In a Twitter post, the federation confirmed the team had landed safely in Rostov, where they will play Group A favorites Uruguay in the World Cup on Wednesday.