Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

11Nov/17

How Saudi Arabia turned on Lebanon’s Hariri

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (NOVEMBER 6, 2017) (SAUDI TV) – From the moment former Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri’s plane touched down in Saudi Arabia on Friday (November 3), he was in for a surprise. There was no line-up of Saudi princes or ministry officials, as would typically greet a prime minister on an official visit to King Salman, senior sources close to Hariri and top Lebanese political and security officials said. His phone was confiscated, and the next day he was forced to resign as prime minister in a statement broadcast by a Saudi-owned TV channel. Continue reading

05Nov/17

Saudis back corruption probe arrests

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (NOVEMBER 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – Saudi Arabian citizens reacted positively to the reports of 11 princes, four current ministers and dozens of former ministers being detained by authorities on Saturday (November 4) Continue reading

27Sep/17

‘Women have the right to drive’ – Saudi announcement at UN

Speaking at the United Nations, Abdallah al-Mouallimi, the Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the UN, says a decree by the Saudi king allowing women to drive is ‘historic’. Continue reading

07Aug/17

Kenya election a dangerous game for female candidates

Kenya is on edge ahead of national elections on Tuesday, but the risk is that much greater for women candidates facing violence, intimidation, and general sexism in the race. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading

02Jul/17

Qatar says demands are ‘made to be rejected’

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Demands made of Qatar by four other Arab states were designed to be rejected, Doha’s foreign minister said on Saturday, explaining that their ultimatum was aimed not at tackling terrorism but at curtailing his country’s sovereignty. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading

10Apr/17

U.S. drops out of top five in global death penalty report

Amnesty International calls for more transparency from China, still the top global executioner in the rights group’s annual death penalty report, while the U.S. drops out of the top five.
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21Mar/17

U.S. restricts carry-on electronics from 10 airports, mainly in Middle East

Donald Trump’s administration imposes a ban on passengers carrying electronics larger than cell phones aboard flights coming to the United States from 10 airports in eight countries, including Turkey.

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24Jan/17

Dubai probes “unauthorised” Kim Kardashian visit to charity – newspaper

Authorities in Dubai are reportedly looking into an “unauthorised” visit by Kim Kardashian to a children’s charity.

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06Dec/16

Highlights of main world events in January and February 2016

Among the highlights of the main World news events for January and February 2016 are — Iranian protesters storm the Saudi embassy; North Korea tests hydrogen nuclear device; the world’s most wanted drug boss is arrested; legendary rock star David Bowie dies; tourists are killed in a suicide bombing in Istanbul; Islamist gunmen storm hotel in Burkina Faso; Iran releases American prisoners; sanctions are lifted on Iran; WHO declares emergency over Zika virus; more than a 100 killed in Taiwan quake; dozens killed in train crash in Germany kills; Syrian government launches offensive in Aleppo and a charity hospital is bombed in Idlib.

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03Jan/16

Saudi Arabia severs ties with Iran-minister

Saudi Arabia said it had severed ties with Iran over the storming of the Saudi embassy in Tehran, in a worsening diplomatic crisis between the regional rivals following the kingdom’s execution of a prominent Shi’ite cleric.

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