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In Srilanka
March 13, 2018 4:55 am gmt |
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A Sri Lankan woman was killed by gunfire in Buraidah, Saudi Arabia Saturday morning. A Saudi man who was accused of opening fire on the woman later committed suicide by shooting himself. The dead woman was identified as Priyanka Jayashanker, 42, who worked as a maid in the man’s household. Her ...
In Latest Stories
March 8, 2018 3:36 am gmt |
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Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the Arab league Ahmed bin Abul-Aziz Kattan said on Wednesday (March 7) that the war in Syria could lead to the country’s eventual division. Kattan spoke following a regular meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo where they discussed Iranian i...
In World
December 20, 2017 6:02 am gmt |
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A missile fired from Yemen at the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, bears the hallmarks of a weapon provided by Iran, the US ambassador to the UN has said. Nikki Haley said Iran’s actions threatened to drag the world “deeper into a broadening regional conflict”. The missile was shot do...
In World
November 14, 2017 8:18 am gmt |
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Lebanon’s Christian Maronite Patriarch began a historic visit to Saudi Arabia on Monday (November 13) under heightened scrutiny amid political tensions that have thrust his country back to the forefront of the conflict between the Sunni kingdom and Shi’ite rival Iran. Patriarch Beshara al...
In America
October 6, 2017 4:18 am gmt |
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The United Nations has added a Saudi-led military coalition to a blacklist of child rights violators for causing the deaths and injuries of hundreds of children in war-torn Yemen. The alliance, assembled by Saudi Arabia in 2015, was added on Thursday to the UN chief’s annual list of shame for k...
In Britain
September 29, 2017 9:40 am gmt |
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Amid Saudi threats, Britain is trying to throw a wrench into a new attempt at the UN Human Rights Council to establish an independent international inquiry into the war crimes being committed by Riyadh and its allies in their war against Yemen. David Mepham, Human Rights Watch’s UK director, said the...
In Latest Stories
July 22, 2017 11:18 am gmt |
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Qatar’s emir called for dialogue on Friday (July 21) to resolve a political crisis pitting his country against four Arab states, saying any talks must respect national sovereignty. In his first speech since four Arab countries severed ties with Doha, a defiant Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani sa...
In Latest Stories
July 3, 2017 12:01 pm gmt |
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Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states have extended the deadline for Qatar to accept a list of demands, or face further sanctions, by 48 hours. The initial deadline for Qatar to agree to the group’s 13 demands, including the shutting down of the Al Jazeera news network, expired on Sunday. Th...
In World
December 14, 2016 8:57 am gmt |
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The US has said it will limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia amid concerns over civilian casualties linked to air strikes in Yemen. Precision-guided weapons will no longer be delivered, a Pentagon official said. President Barack Obama’s administration said it was concerned over “flaws” ...
In America
September 25, 2016 5:24 am gmt |
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President Barack Obama vetoed a bill passed unanimously by Congress that would help the families of 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia for damages, setting up the first veto override of his presidency. Citing detriment to U.S. interests abroad if the bill is signed into law, Obama said he has “deep sympat...
In Britain
September 7, 2016 7:57 am gmt |
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The UK should stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia while Saudi actions in neighbouring Yemen are investigated, a draft report by MPs has said. The Committees on Arms Export Controls said it was highly likely that weapons had been used to violate international humanitarian and human rights laws. The UK g...
In India
August 1, 2016 10:08 am gmt |
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Aug 1 the government is making all efforts to bring back the 10,000 Indian workers rendered jobless in Saudi Arabia and is also providing them food in camps, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in the Lok Sabha today. She also said that Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh will ...
In Britain
July 27, 2016 11:36 am gmt |
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The British government gave the go-ahead to £3.3 billion in arms exports to Saudi Arabia during the first year of that country’s bombardment of Yemen, new figures show. The UK has ignored repeated calls to stop selling the autocratic petro-state bombs and other military equipment as allegations and r...
In Latest Stories
July 5, 2016 5:44 am gmt |
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A suicide bomber has killed four security officers and injured five others near one of Islam’s holiest sites in the Saudi city of Medina, according to the interior ministry. The bomber detonated his explosives after being stopped outside the Prophet’s Mosque, a statement said. “Four...
In World
June 28, 2016 12:00 pm gmt |
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Britain’s decision to leave the European Union will not affect relations with Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday (June 28). “We don’t believe that the exit of Britain from the EU will have a major impact on our rel...
In India
May 9, 2016 10:05 am gmt |
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A 25-year-old woman from India’s southern Telangana state, who went to Saudi Arabia to work as a house maid, was tortured to death, claimed her family. The maid had left for Riyadh in December 2015 on a ‘house maid’ visa procured via an agent. The family members of the maid, Asima K...
In World
April 20, 2016 10:18 am gmt |
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U.S. President Barack Obama departed on Tuesday (April 19) for a summit meeting of Gulf Arab leaders in the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh. Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia comes a time when relations between Washington and its Gulf Arab allies have frayed over how to approach Iran, which the Gulf ...
In Special News
March 20, 2016 4:58 am gmt |
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At least 19 people have been killed and 25 injured after a bus filled with Egyptian pilgrims crashed in Saudi Arabia, according to Egyptian media reports. The bus was carrying 43 Egyptians and a driver whose nationality is not yet known when it overturned, Mena, Egypt’s state news agency, reported. T...
In India
March 8, 2016 10:47 am gmt |
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Saudi Arabian foreign minister, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir called on Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during his first bilateral visit to New Delhi on Tuesday (March 08). Jubeir is on a two-day visit on the invitation of his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj. India and Saudi Arabia share friendly re...