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Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

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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Pentagon accidentally refueled Saudi jets over Yemen for free

WASHINGTON-Sputnik: Amid a push by the Senate to vote on ending US support for the Saudi-led coalition waging war in Yemen this week, a new report indicates that American tankers have been refueling Saudi coalition jets with gas paid for by US taxpayers because of “errors in accounting.” Millions of dollars ...

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Turkey seeks arrest of Saudi crown prince allies over Khashoggi

MOSCOW: An Istanbul court on Wednesday issued arrest warrants for two figures close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman over their alleged involvement in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, media reported. According to the Anadolu news agency, the decision followed an appeal made by the Istanbul Chief ...

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Khashoggi killing: Sons ask Saudis to return his body

WASHINGTON: The sons of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi have asked Saudi authorities to return the body of their father so the family can properly grieve, they told CNN in an interview aired Sunday. Khashoggi was killed inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul by a team sent from Riyadh on October ...

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Austria calls for EU-wide halt in arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The European Union should halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl told a German newspaper, saying such action could also help end “the terrible war in Yemen”. The comments from Austria, current president of the EU, came after Germany ...

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UK revoking visas of Saudi suspects in Khashoggi murder: Theresa May

LONDON: Britain will revoke the visas of Saudi Arabian suspects involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Prime Minister Theresa May said. “The Home Secretary is taking action against all suspects to prevent them entering the UK. If these individuals currently have visas, those visas will be revoked today,” ...

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