Monday, 29 November 2021

Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia signed several deals

Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (right) receives Imran Khan in Jeddah. AFP Saudi Arabia and longstanding ally Pakistan signed several agreements on Saturday and vowed to strengthen bilateral relations. On his seventh visit to the kingdom since his 2018 election, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was given a warm welcome by ...

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Iran welcomes Saudi change of tone, sees “new chapter”

File photo of Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh. /Getty TEHRAN – Iran welcomed a “change of tone” from Saudi Arabia that could clear the way to a new era of cooperation between the rival regional powers. The Islamic republic has been “a pioneer on the path to regional cooperation ...

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Saudi Arabia to allow only ‘immunised’ pilgrims to Makkah

REUTERS Photo RIYADH – Saudi authorities said Monday only people immunised against Covid-19 will be allowed to perform the year-round umrah pilgrimage from the start of Ramadan, the holy fasting month for Muslims. The Hajj and Umrah ministry said in a statement that three categories of people would be considered ...

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Saudi backpedals on video labelling feminism ‘extremism’

RIYADH: Saudi authorities have distanced themselves from an official video that sparked controversy after it branded feminism, homosexuality and atheism as extremist ideas. Saudi Arabia’s state security agency posted the animated video on Twitter last weekend at a time when de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is seeking to ...

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US accuses two former Twitter employees of spying for Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO: Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face US charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment, a complaint from the Department of Justice shows. Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad ...

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Saudi Arabia frees 19 Iranian fishermen

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has freed 19 Iranian fishermen detained 10 months ago by the kingdom’s coastguard, an Iranian official was quoted as saying on Thursday, following talks between the two regional rivals.  The crews of two separate fishing boats had been captured when “bad weather forced the boats into Saudi ...

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Saudi Arabia all set to stage first women´s wrestling match

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is all set to stage the first-ever women’s wrestling match that is going to be held on Thursday. The history-making clash will see up-and-comer Lacey Evans, a veteran of the United States Marines, take on WWE veteran Natalya. It is going to be the latest unlikely event staged in ...

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United States carried out secret cyber strike on Iran

WASHINGTON: The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran, two U.S. officials have told Reuters. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the operation took ...

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