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Saudi Arabia arrests nearly one million people in four days

RIYADH (Web Desk) The Saudi authorities said they had arrested 994,000 people between 18 April to 22 April, Saudi media reported.According to the paper, 14,467 people were stopped by the security agencies and border security forces regarding issues related violations of residency and labour regulations and attempted infiltration across the border into …

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Riyadh Begins Probe after Gunfire Erupts near Saudi Royal Palace

Riyadh (Web Desk)  Heavy gunfire was heard near Saudi Arabia’s royal palace on Saturday, prompting widespread speculation as authorities said a “recreational” drone was downed. “An official Riyadh district police spokesman said that at about 19:50 p.m. on Saturday, 5/8/1439 a security screening point in the Al-Khuzama district of Riyadh noticed …

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UK envoy defends Saudi crackdown on Shia Muslims

Riyadh (Web Desk) Last year, Awamiyah, mainly populated by Shia Muslims, witnessed angry protests against the Riyadh regime over its controversial campaign to raze the historical Musawara neighborhood of the town, located in the Qatif region, under the pretext of “renovating” the area. Britain’s ambassador to Riyadh has defended the …

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Saudis throng to Cinema to watch Black Panther on big screen

RIYADH (Web Desk) Saudi Arabia hosts its first public film screening in over 35 years on Friday, US movie giant AMC said, two days after it unveiled the kingdom’s debut theatre in Riyadh.Tickets for an 8.30 pm (1730 GMT) show of the blockbuster action film “Black Panther” appeared to have …

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Four Saudi officers killed in gun attack

RIYADH (Web Desk) Four Saudi officers were shot dead and four others wounded Thursday when their checkpoint came under gunfire in southern Asir province, state media said citing the interior ministry.PM Abbasi reaches Saudi Arabia,Three officers were instantly killed when the outpost came under attack, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) …

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PM, army chief in Saudi Arabia to witness joint drills closing

DAMMAM (Web Desk) Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has arrived here to witness the closing ceremony of the 24-country joint military exercise.Accompanied by Minister for Defence Khurram Dastgir Khan and Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, the premier landed at the King Abdulaziz Air Force Base at …

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Qatar crisis not on Arab Summit agenda, says Saudi FM

RIYADH (Web Desk) The Gulf crisis, which has seen Qatar isolated by Saudi Arabia and its allies, is not on the table at the upcoming meeting of Arab League states, Riyadh’s foreign minister said Thursday.The solution of Qatar will be within the GCC,” or the six-state Gulf Coope­ra­tion Council, Foreign …

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Yemeni ballistic missile fired at Saudi base in Asir

Sana (Web Desk) Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported on Sunday that the base in al-Khamees district had been targeted with a short-range Badr-1 missile. Yemeni army forces fired a domestically-manufactured ballistic missile at a military base in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern border region of Asir in retaliation for the Saudi …

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