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Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Ban on Internet calls to be lifted in Saudi Arabia

MANAMA: Internet voice and video calling applications, including WhatsApp, Skype, and Viber will be available in Saudi Arabia as the ban will be officially lifted. The block on the access to the voice call applications will be removed on Wednesday, Abdullah Al Sawaha, minister of communications and information technology, said. Coordination ...

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Human Rights Watch says Saudi-led in Yemen are war crimes

DUBAI: Human Rights Watch accused the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen of war crimes on Tuesday, saying its air strikes killed 39 civilians including 26 children in two months. The rights group said five air strikes hitting four family homes and a grocery store were carried out either deliberately or ...

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Iran condemns Saudi airstrike on Yemen residential areas

TEHRAN: The Iranian Foreign Ministry strongly condemned a Saudi airstrike against residential areas in the Yemeni province of Sanaa, Press TV reported. The Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Bahram Qasemi, urged the United Nations to step up efforts to put an end to Saudi aerial raids on its neighbor. The escalation of ...

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Trump eyes Afghanistan’s elusive mineral riches

KABUL: U.S. President Donald Trump is eyeing Afghanistan’s mineral wealth to help pay for a 16-year war and reconstruction efforts that have already cost $117 billion. Investors who have studied the country, one of the world’s most dangerous, say that is a pipe dream. Ever since a United States Geological ...

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Saudi Arabia and Iraq to re-open border crossing after 27 years

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and Iraq plan to open the Arar border crossing for trade for the first time since 1990, when it was closed after the countries cut ties following Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, Saudi local media reported on Tuesday. Saudi and Iraqi officials toured the site on Monday ...

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Qatar announces $5.9b order for warships from Italy

DOHA: Qatar announced a five-billion-euro ($5.9 billion) order for seven warships from Italy in the midst of a nearly two-month diplomatic crisis with neighbouring Saudi Arabia and its allies. “We have signed a contract on behalf of the Qatari navy to acquire seven warships from Italy for five billion euros,” ...

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Saudi Arabia seeks to end US lawsuits over 9/11 attacks

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia has asked a US judge to dismiss 25 lawsuits filed against it in relation to its alleged support of the September 11, 2001 attacks, court documents filed late on Monday afternoon show. In a filing in US District Court in Manhattan, lawyers representing Saudi Arabia claim the ...

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Yemeni rebel missile shot down near Makkah: coalition

RIYADH: A ballistic missile fired by Yemeni rebels was shot down late Thursday close to Makkah in Saudi Arabia, a month before the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Islam s holiest site, the Arab military coalition fighting in Yemen said. The missile was intercepted 69 kilometres (43 miles) south of the city ...

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Saudi police question woman who wore miniskirt in video

RIYADH: Saudi police said on Tuesday they were questioning a woman who appeared in an online video in a miniskirt and crop top walking through a historic site in the ultraconservative kingdom. A series of videos initially posted over the weekend to the Snapchat account of “Model Khulood”, shows a ...

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