Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

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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Trump tells Muslim world to confront Islamic extremism

RIYADH: President Donald Trump urged Arab and Islamic leaders on Sunday to unite and do their share to defeat Islamist extremists, making an impassioned plea to “drive out” terrorists while toning down his own harsh rhetoric about Muslims. Trump singled out Iran as a key source of funding and support ...

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Theresa May arrives in Saudi Arabia for trade talks

RIYADH: British Prime Minister Theresa May visiting Saudi Arabia looking to secure post-Brexit investment from the UK’s biggest trading partner in the Arab world. May arrived in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Tuesday with economic issues a “priority” on her trip. Last month, May triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon ...

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Airlines must implement Electronic ban by Saturday: British goverment

LONDON: Britain’s ban on laptops and tablet computers in the cabin on flights from several Middle Eastern and North African countries must be implemented by Saturday, the government said. The airlines have until 0001 GMT Saturday (8.01am Saturday, Singapore time) to implement the measure. But passengers “should go to the airport with the expectation ...

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UK Government admits it has sold banned cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia

Michael Fallon welcomed Riyadh’s confirmation it will not use further BL-755 cluster munitions LONDON: Michael Fallon has confirmed British-made cluster bombs have been used by Saudi Arabian forces in the current Yemen conflict. The admission by the Defence Secretary in the Commons came after a Government analysis indicated that cluster ...

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