Monday, 19 August 2019

Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

London High Court rejects bid to halt British arms sales to Saudi

LONDON’s High Court on Monday rejected a claim by campaigners that Britain’s multi-billion-pound arms sales to Saudi Arabia should be halted because they were being used in Yemen in violation of international humanitarian law. The ruling was condemned by activist groups and charities, with Oxfam saying it “sets back arms ...

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Saudi Arabia is funding extremism in UK, says report

LONDON: Foreign funding for Islamist extremism in Britain mostly originates from Saudi Arabia, a think tank report said on Wednesday in claims that were branded as “categorically false” by the Saudi embassy. “While entities from across the Gulf and Iran have been guilty of advancing extremism, those in Saudi Arabia ...

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Boris Johnson says he wishes he could tweet like Trump

LONDON: Boris Johnson has suggested that he would like to tweet like Donald Trump, but would not be allowed to by foreign office officials. “Donald Trump’s approach to politics has been something that has gripped the imagination of people around the world. He’s engaged people in politics in a way ...

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Saudis Thwart Attack on Mecca’s Grand Mosque

RIYADH: Saudi authorities say they foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in Mecca after the bomber blew himself up in a nearby apartment. The Interior Ministry said in a statement read out on state television that an attack had been planned on worshippers and security forces at the ...

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Saudi King Fires Nephew, Names Son As Crown Prince

Riyadh: Saudi King Salman ousted his nephew as crown prince on Wednesday and installed his son Mohammed bin Salman – the first of a new generation set for power in a conservative kingdom used to ageing leaders. His appointment completes a gradual removal of powers from Mohammed bin Nayef, 57, ...

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Qatar says it will not negotiate unless neighbors lift blockade

DOHA: Qatar will not negotiate with its neighbours to resolve the Gulf dispute unless they first lift the trade and travel boycott they imposed two weeks ago, its foreign minister said but added Doha still believed a solution was possible. The United Arab Emirates, which along with Saudi Arabia, Egypt ...

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IS strike heart of Tehran, Iran blames Saudis

Police officers helping civilians leave the Parliament building in Tehran on Wednesday. LONDON: Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in Tehran on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people in an unprecedented assault that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards blamed on regional rival Saudi Arabia. Islamic State ...

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Pakistan, Qatar sign MoU on how to pretend neighbourhood isn’t hostile

DOHA/ISLAMABAD: After Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Yemen and even the Maldives severed their ties with Qatar today, Doha and Islamabad have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on how to pretend the neighbourhood isn’t hostile. With Qatar’s neighbouring countries accusing it of harbouring terrorism, the ...

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Saudi, Egypt, Bahrain and UAE cut relations with Qatar

LONDON: Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen and Libya’s General Khalifa Haftar all cut off diplomatic contact with Qatar on Monday morning, after officially accusing the Gulf state of “sponsoring terrorism”. In what appears to be a coordinated move, foreign office officials claimed Qatar was responsible for supporting the ...

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Saudi Arabia is a cow being milked by US: Iran’s supreme leader

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader has claimed Saudi Arabia is a “cow being milked” by the US. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei condemned its regional rival for signing multibillion-dollar deals with “infidel” Americans – and described its government as “stupid”. He added that the cash Saudi Arabia used to pay for weapons worth ...

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