Why Saad Hariri Had That Strange Sojourn in Saudi Arabia

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www.nytimes.com—Mr. Hariri, Lebanon’s prime minister, expected the royal treatment when he was summoned to Riyadh. Instead, he was told to resign. Here is the back story.

'I am ready to stand for my principles': Double world chess champion says she won't defend titles in Saudi Arabia because of kingdom's inequality. The Ukrainian, 27, will not travel to Saudi Arabia, where she wouldn't even be allowed to walk down the street unaccompanied.. It takes years of work, days of staring at a board and hours of agonising over individuals moves en route to becoming a world champion in chess.  And it takes only a short-sighted decision from its governing body to ensure you lose that crown. "In a few days I am going to lose two World Champion titles - one by one," Anna Muzychuk says.  "Just because I decided not to go to Saudi Arabia."