Dakar rally blast 'embarrassment' for Saudi Arabia: analysts

Hosting the Dakar rally since 2020 has been a major coup for Saudi Arabia but a blast that seriously injured a French driver has raised questions about the kingdom's ability to guarantee security for major sports events - Copyright POOL/AFP Andrew Harnik

Haitham El-Tabei with Aziz El Massassi in Dubai

An explosion that badly injured a French driver at the Dakar rally has embarrassed Saudi Arabia, which is seeking to position itself as a global...