Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia concert

LOS ANGELES: U.S. rapper Nicki Minaj said that she was pulling out of a planned concert in Saudi Arabia next week, citing her support for the rights of women and the LGBTQ community. Minaj, known for her raunchy outfits and provocative stage performances, was due to headline the Jeddah World ...

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Sister of crown prince faces verdict

PARIS: The sister of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia faces a verdict on Tuesday in a French trial over the alleged beating of a interior decorator who was refurbishing her ultra-luxury apartment in Paris. Hassa bint Salman, sister of powerful Mohammed bin Salman who is known by his initial ...

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US Senate votes to block Saudi arms sales

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia’s controversial military campaign in Yemen suffered a double blow Thursday as US lawmakers voted to block President Donald Trump’s arms sales to Riyadh hours after Britain temporarily suspended similar sales. In Washington, the Senate voted to prevent $8.1 billion in US arms in a symbolic bipartisan rebuke to the president and his ...

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Bella Hadid apologizes for disrespecting Saudi and UAE flags

LONDON: Supermodel Bella Hadid posted an apology to Arab followers on her social media, after her Instagram story sparked outrage. She posted an Instagram story on Sunday of her foot facing airplanes, one being a UAE plane and the other a Saudi plane. From the angle of the photo, some ...

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Sri Lanka police bring Easter bomb suspects back from Saudia

COLOMBO: Five Sri Lankans suspected of having links to Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people were brought home in police custody on Friday after being deported from Saudi Arabia, police said. Police declined to provide details of the arrests beyond saying the five were picked up in ...

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Yemen’s Houthis strike Saudi Arabia’s Abha Airport

Yemen’s Houthi rebels carried out an attack on Abha Airport in Saudi Arabia with a cruise missile, Yemeni TV channel Al-Masirah TV reported. However, Saudi Arabia did not confirm the alleged attack. The move comes after Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces intercepted two drones launched by insurgents from the Ansar Allah movement, the ...

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Saudi’s Najran Airport attacked by Houthi drones

RIYADH: There has been no official confirmation from Riyadh, according to Reuters, citing Almasirah TV channel. Almasirah TV said early on Wednesday, cited by Reuters, that the Houthi drones had targeted hangars containing warplanes. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. On Tuesday, a Saudi-led coalition, which is conducting a military ...

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Two Saudi oil tankers damaged in ‘sabotage attack’ off UAE

RIYADH: Two Saudi oil tankers were damaged in a “sabotage attack” off the United Arab Emirates coast, the official Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday, quoting the Saudi energy minister. “Two Saudi oil tankers were subjected to a sabotage attack in the exclusive economic zone of the United Arab Emirates, ...

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Germany adds six months to Saudi arms export ban

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government extended by six months an embargo on weapons exports to Saudi Arabia, instituted last October in response to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The ban has faced opposition from within the German government and the European Union, but has the support ...

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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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