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Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Yemen’s Houthis Say Hit Saudi Abha Airport With Cruise Missile

MOSCOW: The Yemeni rebel Houthi movement, known as Ansar Allah, said it had dealt another strike with a cruise missile on the Abha International Airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia, media reported, citing, the Houthis’ military spokesman Yahya Saria. The Houthi-controlled Almasirah newspaper reported, citing Saria, that the Quds 1 cruise ...

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Saudi Arabia allows women to travel without guardian approval

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will allow women to travel abroad without approval from a male “guardian”, the government said Thursday, ending a restriction that drew international censure and prompted extreme attempts to flee the kingdom. The landmark reform erodes the longstanding guardianship system that renders adult women as legal minors and ...

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Trump vetoes bans on arms transfers to Saudi Arabia, UAE

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump in multiple letters to Congress said he rejected resolutions that call for prohibiting weapons transfers to Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and several other countries. In June, Congress passed several resolutions to block the Trump administration from executing pending arms sales to ...

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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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