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How Saudi Arabia turned on Lebanon’s Hariri

RIYADH (Web Desk) From the moment Saad al-Hariri’s plane touched down in Saudi Arabia on Friday Nov. 3, he was in for a surprise.There was no line-up of Saudi princes or ministry officials, as would typically greet a prime minister on an official visit to King Salman, senior sources close …

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Saudi Arabia says it will reopen Yemen airports, seaports

RIYADH (Web Desk) Saudi Arabia said on Monday that the Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen will begin reopening airports and seaports in the Arab world’s poorest country,days after closing them over a rebel ballistic missile attack on Riyadh.The announcement from the Saudi mission at the United Nations came after …

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Changes in Riyadh may lead to new era in Israel-Saudi relations

RIYADH (Web Desk) In the coming weeks, the Trump administration is expected to launch a new initiative [possibly the same old thing under a different cloak], which includes normalization gestures from Arab states towards ‘Israel’.Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and US special envoy Jason Greenblatt’s visits to Riyadh strengthen the expectation …

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Saudi-led coalition to allow commercial flights to Yemen: Minister

RIYADH (Web Desk) The Saudi-led military coalition fighting against Yemen’s Houthi movement will allow the resumption of international commercial flights to the country, a Yemeni government minister said, easing its nationwide blockade.The alliance said on Monday it had closed all air, land and sea ports in Yemen to stem the …

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Saudi Arabia says 201 people held in corruption crackdown

RIYADH (Web Desk)  Saudi Arabia said Thursday 201 people are being held for questioning over an estimated $100 billion in embezzlement and corruption,after the biggest purge of the kingdom’s elite in its modern history.Princes, ministers and a billionaire business tycoon were among dozens of high-profile figures arrested or sacked at …

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Saudi Arabia says only private accounts suspended in crackdown

RIYADH (Web Desk) SAUDI Arabia said it has only frozen the bank accounts of individuals and not those of the companies they own or manage, as the kingdom seeks to ease tension among global investors over a crackdown that’s seen princes and billionaires arrested.The action, described by Saudi authorities as …

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Saudi Arabia Makes Fresh Arrests in Royal Crackdown: Sources

RIYAD (Web Desk) Saudi Arabian authorities have made further arrests and frozen more bank accounts in a so-called anti-corruption crackdown on the kingdom’s political and business elite, sources familiar with the matter said on WednesdayDozens of royal family members, officials and business executives have already been held in the purge …

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Saudi arrests could be more about internal power politics: HRW

RIYADH (Web Desk) Saudi Arabia’s arrest of prominent royals and businessmen under the banner of battling corruption could in fact be more a case of internal power politics, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. Late Saturday, authorities in the Gulf powerhouse launched what they said was an anti-graft drive which netted …

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Story of Hariri’s arrest; from airport to Ritz Carlton

RIYADH (Web Desk) As of yesterday there is no more doubt about the fate of Prime Minister Saad Hariri. Al-Akhbar learned from sources close to the prime minister that he was placed under house arrest, hours after arriving in Riyadh last Friday.He is still in a separate location from where …

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Saudi Arabia pushing Israel into war with Hezbollah and Iran

RIYAD (Web Desk) Under the title, “Is Saudi Arabia Pushing “Israel” Into War with Hezbollah and Iran?Haaretz daily viewed that “what connects Lebanese PM Saad Hariri’s sudden resignation with Saudi Arabia and ‘Israel’ is Iran.However, the former US Ambassador to the apartheid “Israeli” entity, Daniel Shapiro, warned that Tel Aviv …

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