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Saudis exporting ‘extremely radical’ Wahhabism worldwide, Sanders says

RIYADH (Web Desk) Vermont Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders has asserted that the US foreign policy towards Iran and Saudi Arabia is wrong, blaming Riyadh for promoting “extremely radical Wahhabi doctrine” worldwide.In his interview with The Intercept published on Friday, the former presidential candidate also stated that he does not consider …

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Saudi Arabia arrests two rights activists

RIYADH (Web Desk) Two prominent Saudi human rights defenders were arrested last weekend, campaigners said Tuesday, amid an ongoing crackdown on dissenters in the sand kingdom.Abdulaziz al-Shubaily and Issa al-Hamid are both members of the local Civil and Political Rights Association [ACPRA], which Saudi authorities banned and shut down in …

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Saudi regime continues crackdown, citizens call for protests

RIYAD (Web Desk) Saudi activists have called for peaceful protests in the kingdom on Friday while the regime in Riyadh continues with its crackdown of dissident clerics.The protests, dubbed the 15 September Movement, are set to take place on Friday after people gather in mosques around the country for the …

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‘Saudi Arabia nuclear power tender next month’

KHOBAR (Web Desk) Saudi Arabia is expected to launch a tender process for its first nuclear reactors as early as next month and will reach out to potential vendors from countries including South Korea, France and China, industry sources said.The world’s top oil exporter wants to start construction next year …

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Riyadh may have sponsored 9/11 ‘dry run’: New lawsuit data

RIYAD (Web Desk) New evidence in a lawsuit, which holds Saudi Arabia responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks, shows that the kingdom may have funded a “dry run” prior to the incident.The lawsuit alleges that the Saudi embassy in Washington paid for two Saudi nationals, living undercover in the …

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Saudi-led bloc stays tough on Qatar despite Trump offer

RIYADH (Web Desk) A Saudi-led bloc of Arab states hostile to Qatar took aim on Friday at Kuwaiti mediation and maintained a tough line even after US President Donald Trump offered to help resolve the crisis.Saudi Arabia led the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain in cutting ties with Qatar …

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Trump urges Salman to find solution to standoff with Qatar

RIYADH: (Web Desk) US President Donald Trump has called on Saudi King Salman and “all the parties in the Qatar dispute” to find a diplomatic solution to the regional standoff, according to the White House. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates cut their diplomatic ties with Qatar …

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Over 2 million in attendance as Haj begins

MAKKAH: (Web Desk) More than two million Muslims from around the world began performing the Haj rites on Wednesday. This year sees pilgrims from Iran return to Makkah in Saudi Arabia after a hiatus following a diplomatic spat between the regional rivals and a deadly stampede in 2015. It also …

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