Saudi officials have said the Jeddah World Fest would be the region's biggest ever live musical event.
Minaj, known for her racy lyrics and provocative stage presence, faced particularly strong backlash for her involvement in a concert hosted by a country that restricts free speech, women's rights and LGBT rights.
Minaj was featured on the original bill but opted out of performing as a show of solidarity for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community, and freedom of expression.
The website for the event has been updated to include photos of the newly added acts alongside previously announced performers Liam Payne and Steve Aoki.
El Chapo sentenced to life in prison
He began by blowing a kiss to his wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, and thanked her and his legal team for their support. That lockup houses some of the most notorious criminals ever to set foot in an American courtroom.
In addition to Hendrix and Fif, Chris Brown, Tyga and even Janet Jackson are also set to perform. It will take pace at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah.
The human rights foundation's president, Thor Halvorssen commented on the artists who were scheduled to perform, and said that they "constantly make public statements of support for LGBTQ+ rights, Black Lives Matter, and women's rights, except, apparently, when a seven-figure check is attached". Human rights organizations praised the rapper for her decision. The hypocrisy is breathtaking. A United Nations report last month cited "credible evidence" that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in Khashoggi's killing.
The country has faced intense global scrutiny over its human rights record since last year's killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul and the ongoing trial of women activists. "Except it isn't", Halvorssen's statement read. "Saudi is engaged in a sophisticated campaign of distraction".
On Wednesday, a senior government official also stressed that Seoul wants to resolve the issue through dialogue and consultation. Japan has said that all compensation issues have already been settled under a 1965 bilateral treaty.
An oil tanker based in the United Arab Emirates disappeared off trackers as it sailed in the Gulf on Sunday. The report said the oil tanker was intercepted in south of Iran's Larak Island in the Strait of Hormuz.
He said at the time that Acosta would be replaced on an acting basis by the current deputy secretary, Pat Pizzella. He is now a partner at a Washington law firm, where he works on labor and employment related cases.
Meanwhile, the lucky victor from Adelaide is likely still celebrating this morning after receiving the phone call overnight. When asked about how he intends on spending the money, the man said that this family and charities were his priority.
Targets of the sanctions include the military's commander in chief Min Aung Hlaing, his deputy Soe Win, Brig. One army-led investigation in 2017 exonerated security forces of all accusations of atrocities.
Elstadt is picked at flank in a loose trio that also includes the experienced duo of Pieter-Steph du Toit and Francois Louw. Jantjies will play alongside the 33-cap flyhalf Elton Jantjies in a new-look half-back combination.
He said: 'Anti-Semitism has no place in our society, no place in any of our parties, and no place in any of our dialogue. She said: "That declaiming of intelligence, the refusal to share is an absolute symbol of the bunker mentality".
Lawyer: El Chapo was whisked away within hours of sentencing
López Obrador told reporters on Thursday that he hoped Guzman's sentence - while harsh - would lead to less violence in Mexico. Defense Attorney Jeffrey Lichtman was informed that his client was en-route to the supermax facility in Florence, Colorado.
Union Pacific delivers 4% better 2Q profit on lower expenses
The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website . The railroad operator reported $2.22 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.12 by $0.10.
Nette contraction des immatriculations en juin — Marché
Ses principales marques (Volkswagen - 13,7 %, Audi - 9,4 % et Skoda - 8,6 %) ont fait moins bien que la moyenne le mois dernier. La filiale sportive de luxe, Porsche, vit toujours des moments difficiles (-19,9 % en juin et -19,1 % sur six mois).
Microsoft wins huge AT&T Azure cloud contract
Despite continuing to grow, Microsoft continued its trend of silence around any further details on Azure's performance. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.21 per share.
Michael Sheen set to become a dad again - at 50
Sheen is reported to have recently split from Irish actress Aisling Bea , 35, who began dating around April a year ago . Anna also snapped a selfie with the Welsh actor in NY with the caption: 'So, so, so proud of this angelic face'.
Former Pakistani PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Arrested
According to a report in The Express Tribune, the former prime minister was slated to appear before a court on Thursday. However, he recused himself from appearing on the pretext that he was busy to appear in court.