Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Saudi media claims Iran hacked Netanyahu family’s phones, Tel Aviv denies

TEL AVIV: Telephones belonging to the Israeli prime minister’s wife and son, Sara and Yair Netanyahu, were allegedly breached by Iranian intelligence services in order to wiretap the Israeli head of government, Independent Arabia reported, citing anonymous sources. According to the news outlet, the hack occurred several months ago, but was eventually discovered and the breach closed. It ...

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Jordan to train Saudis in uranium mining

AMMAN: The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission said that Saudi Arabia has started a programme to train its staff and cadres in Jordan in uranium mining. Under the one-year programme, which is conducted in cooperation with the Jordanian Atomic Energy Commission and Jordanian Uranium Mining Company, Saudis will be trained in ...

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Saudi crown prince signs $20 billion in agreements with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Saudi Arabia usher in a new era of bilateral relationship by signing investment deals worth more than $20 billion during visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who arrived in Islamabad on Sunday. The unprecedented Saudi investment is seen as a ‘game changer’ and major boost ...

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Saudi crown prince told aide he would use ‘a bullet’ on Khashoggi

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince told a senior aide he would go after Jamal Khashoggi “with a bullet” a year before the dissident journalist was killed inside the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate, the New York Times reported quoting US intelligence. US intelligence understood that Mohammed bin Salman, the country’s 33-year-old de ...

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Fresh sparks between bitter neighbours

ISLAMABAD/KABUL: Pakistan and Afghanistan engaged in a new confrontation on Thursday as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani issued a controversial statement on Pakistan’s internal matters. In response, Pakistan urged Afghanistan’s leadership to pay attention to the issues of their own country rather than making statements against others. Rejecting the controversial tweet ...

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Saudi prosecutor seeks death sentences as Khashoggi murder trial opens

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s attorney general sought the death penalty for five of 11 defendants charged with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as their high-profile trial opened in Riyadh on Thursday. All 11 accused were present with their lawyers at the first session of the trial, the attorney general said ...

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Saudi Arabian Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz passes away

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz, 87, has passed away on Saturday. Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz was a brother of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and father of Prince Al Waleed bin Talal. The news of his passing was confirmed by his son Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal bin ...

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Canada looking to end arms contract with Saudis amid Khashoggi Case

TORONTO: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his administration had inherited a 15 billion Canadian dollars ($11 billion) arms contract with Saudi Arabia it now wanted to scrap. “The murder of a journalist is absolutely unacceptable and that’s why Canada from the very beginning had been demanding answers and solutions on that. Secondly, ...

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US, Saudi behind Middle East instability, says Iranian FM Zarif

DOHA: Iran’s Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif rejected accusations that Tehran is sponsoring terrorism in the region, suggesting that the actions of Saudi Arabia and the US have led to “dangerous escalations” in the Middle East . Speaking to CNBC’s Hadley Gamble at the Doha Forum in Qatar, Zarif dismissed claims ...

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US adds Pakistan, China to its blacklist for religious freedom violations

The Trump Administration on Tuesday designated Pakistan, China, Saudi Arabia, Iran and seven others as countries of particular concern for having engaged in or tolerated “systematic, ongoing and egregious violations of religious freedom.” Simultaneously, the Trump Administration also designated al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, al-Qaeda, al-Shabab, Boko Haram, ...

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