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Saudi Wahhabi police kill Shia youth in Qatif

RIYADH (Web Desk) Saudi Arabian troops have fatally shot a youth during operations carried out in the kingdom’s Shia-populated Qatif region in Eastern Province.Abdullah al-Qallaf was martyred on Monday while driving in his car in the town of al-Awamiyah.According to local reports, Qallaf was mistakenly shot by Saudi troops who …

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HRW: Saudi Arabia bans prominent cleric’s family from travel

RIYADH (Web Desk) The Saudi authorities have imposed a travel ban on 17 members of the immediate family of the prominent cleric, Salman Al-Awda, who has been held by the kingdom for about four months without a charge, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported yesterday.The rights organisation quoted one of Al-Awda’s …

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Secret military cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Israel

RIYADH (Web Desk) The Swiss newspaper Basler Zeitung revealed the fact that there exists a “secret alliance” between Saudi Arabia and Israel, intended “to restrain  expansion in the region, despite the absence of any official relations between the two countries.For the time being, Riyadh rejects any official normalization of relationships …

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Saudi Arabia intercepts Yemen rebel ballistic missile

RIYADH (Web Desk) Saudi Arabia on Friday intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen into the kingdom’s south, as Riyadh and its allies said the attack “proved” Iran’s support for Yemen’s Houthi rebels.The Riyadh-led military coalition fighting the rebels in Yemen in a statement said Saudi air defences intercepted the …

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Saudi king orders new allowances to offset rising cost of living

RIYADH (Web Desk) Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Saturday ordered a monthly payment of 1,000 riyals ($267) to state employees over the next year in compensation for rising cost of living after the government hiked domestic gas prices and introduced value-added tax (VAT).In a royal decree published by state news …

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Saudi Prince Talal on hunger strike over detention of sons

RIYADH (Web Desk) Saudi Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has reportedly gone on hunger strike in protest at the detention of three of his sons as part of the kingdom’s purported anti-graft campaign, which is considered the biggest purge of the elite in the country’s modern history.The 86-year-old prince, …

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Saudi Arabia pressures Canada over calls to end Yemen war

RIYADH (Web Desk) Saudi Arabia is reported to have imposed a great deal of pressure on the Canadian Embassy in Riyadh over Canada’s campaign to end the war in Yemen, a source close to the embassy has revealed. The pressure, it is said, includes unspecified threats.According to Al-Khaleej Online, the …

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Yemeni forces shoot down Saudi reconnaissance drone over Hajjah

Sana (Web Desk) Yemeni army soldiers, supported by allied fighters from the Houthi Ansarullah movement, have managed to shoot down a Saudi unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as it was on a reconnaissance mission in Yemen’s northwestern province of Hajjah. Al-Masirah television network, citing an unnamed official from Yemen’s air defense …

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Yildirim, King Salman discuss Al-Quds behind closed doors

RIYADH (Web Desk) Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim discussed with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Wednesday the Palestinian struggle and its perception in Muslim countries, according to prime ministerial sources.Yildirim met Abdulaziz in the Saudi capital Riyadh as part of an official visit to the country.The two leaders discussed …

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Shehbaz Sharif in Saudi Arabia; to hold ‘important’ meetings

RIYADH (Web Desk) Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif is expected to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, among other senior Saudi officials, during his visit to the Kingdom.Shehbaz, the brother of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, arrived in Medina after leaving Pakistan on Wednesday in a special plane sent …

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