Thursday, 21 November 2019

Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Saudi backpedals on video labelling feminism ‘extremism’

RIYADH: Saudi authorities have distanced themselves from an official video that sparked controversy after it branded feminism, homosexuality and atheism as extremist ideas. Saudi Arabia’s state security agency posted the animated video on Twitter last weekend at a time when de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is seeking to ...

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US accuses two former Twitter employees of spying for Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO: Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face US charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment, a complaint from the Department of Justice shows. Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad ...

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Saudi Arabia frees 19 Iranian fishermen

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has freed 19 Iranian fishermen detained 10 months ago by the kingdom’s coastguard, an Iranian official was quoted as saying on Thursday, following talks between the two regional rivals.  The crews of two separate fishing boats had been captured when “bad weather forced the boats into Saudi ...

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Saudi Arabia all set to stage first women´s wrestling match

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is all set to stage the first-ever women’s wrestling match that is going to be held on Thursday. The history-making clash will see up-and-comer Lacey Evans, a veteran of the United States Marines, take on WWE veteran Natalya. It is going to be the latest unlikely event staged in ...

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United States carried out secret cyber strike on Iran

WASHINGTON: The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran, two U.S. officials have told Reuters. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the operation took ...

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In a first, KSA uses Jacqueline in ads splashed across airport

BOLLYWOOD: Jacqueline Fernandez is now in a commercial at the Saudi airport and has become the first woman celebrity to get visibility at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) airport. A picture has been going viral, which shows Jacqueline promoting KSA tourism in an advertisement displayed on one of their ...

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Saudi king’s bodyguard shot dead in row with friend

RIYADH: The long-time personal bodyguard of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman was shot dead by a friend while at a private residence in the western city of Jeddah, in what the state broadcaster described as “a personal dispute”. State media did not give details about the row that sparked the shooting ...

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Iran rules out talks as Trump links Tehran to Saudi oil attack

TEHRAN/WASHINGTON: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ruled out talks with Washington after President Donald Trump blamed Tehran for an attack on Saudi oil facilities that knocked out half the kingdom’s output. Trump said that it looked like Iran was behind the weekend strike at the heart of the Saudi oil ...

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Fire at Saudi Arabia Aramco Oil facilities caused by drone attack

RIYADH: Earlier in the day, a blast followed by fire was reported at the Saudi Aramco Abqaiq facility in the eastern part of the kingdom. The fire at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais was caused by drone attacks, according to a spokesman for Saudi Arabia ‘s interior ministry. The ...

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