Monday, 22 October 2018

Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Trump accuses Saudis of ‘lies’ over Khashoggi killing

WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL: US President Donald Trump has accused Saudi Arabia of lying about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, his strongest comments to date on the affair as pressure was building Sunday on the administration to strike a tougher line. In an interview with the Washington Post published late Saturday, Trump stepped ...

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US gives Saudis ‘few more days’ on disappeared journalist

WASHINGTON: The United States will give ally Saudi Arabia “a few more days” to probe its alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, again delaying a US response to the mounting scandal. Pompeo, who reported earlier to President Donald Trump on his trip to ...

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Saudis reject threats as stocks drop amid scrutiny over missing journalist

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia rejected any “threats” of economic sanctions or political pressure – a day after United States President Donald Trump’s comments on the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. The statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency also warned that the kingdom will respond to any steps taken against it. This statement came ...

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UN child rights panel calls on Saudi Arabia to halt Yemen strikes

GENEVA: A United Nations human rights watchdog called on Saudi Arabia to halt its deadly air strikes against civilian targets in Yemen and to prosecute officials responsible for child casualties due to unlawful attacks. The censure by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child coincided with international concern ...

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Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for 5 human rights activists

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against five human rights activists from the kingdom’s Eastern Province currently on trial in a secretive terrorism court, groups including Human Rights Watch (HRW) said. Among the detainees is Israa al-Ghomgham, whom Saudi activists said was the first woman to ...

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Qatar says Saudi blocking hajj access to its citizens

DOHA: Qatar on Sunday said its citizens were unable to take part in the annual hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia as the two countries remain bitterly locked in a diplomatic dispute. “There is no chance this year for Qatari citizens and residents to travel for hajj,” a government official told ...

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EU seeks details from Saudi Arabia amid Canada row

BRUSSELS: The European Union has asked Saudi Arabia to shed light on the arrests and charges facing women human rights activists, saying that the detainees should be granted due process to defend themselves. Saudi Arabia has in recent months detained several women’s rights activists. The detentions have triggered a major ...

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Saudi Arabia halts all medical treatment for citizens in Canada

RIYADH/TORONTO: Saudi Arabia barred all citizens from receiving medical treatment in Canada as a diplomatic dispute over criticism of its human rights record intensifies. Riyadh also announced it is coordinating the transfer of all Saudi patients from Canadian hospitals to other medical facilities outside Canada, the Saudi press agency reported ...

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