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Saudi prosecutors bring charges over Grand Mosque crane disaster

RIYADH: (Web Desk)-  Suspects including engineers and two government employees will face trial in Saudi Arabia over the deaths of 107 people when a crane toppled over at Mecca’s Grand Mosque last year, a local newspaper that reflects government thinking reported on Tuesday. The Arabic-language al-Riyadh newspaper quoted a source …

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Saudi soldier killed in landmine explosion along Yemen border

A Saudi soldier has been killed in a landmine explosion along the border with Yemen, the Saudi Interior Ministry said late Tuesday. The soldier died when a Border Guard patrol hit the landmine at about 7:00 a.m. (0400 GMT) Tuesday morning in the southwestern Saudi region of Jizan. The Saudi …

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UK urges Saudi and Arab states to stop Daesh funding by royal families

A British parliamentary committee says Saudi Arabia and other Arab states must prevent their rich ruling families from funding the Daesh terrorist group. In a report on the state of Daesh finances, lawmakers from the Foreign Affairs Select Committee say the terror organization is enjoying financial support from wealthy Arab …

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Iran says Saudis back terrorism after senior prince attends rebel rally

Iran on Sunday accused Saudi Arabia of backing terrorism after a senior Saudi prince, a former intelligence chief, addressed a Paris rally held by exiled Iranian rebels and told them he wanted the Iranian government to fall. Shi’ite Muslim power Iran and Saudi Arabia, bastion of Sunni Islam, are longstanding …

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Saudi airstrike leaves 15 allied militiamen dead in NW Yemen

Saudi military aircraft have reportedly targeted Riyadh-sponsored militiamen loyal to resigned Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in Yemen’s northwestern province of Hajjah, killing more than a dozen of the mercenaries. Informed sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that on Friday, the Saudi warplanes struck a gathering of the …

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12 Pakistanis arrested over Saudi Arabia suicide attacks

RIYADH:(Web Desk)- Nineteen people, including 12 Pakistani nationals, have been arrested in Saudi Arabia following suicide attacks on Monday, including one near Islam’s second-holiest site in the city of Madina, the kingdom’s Interior Ministry said on Thursday. Seven people are believed to have been killed and two wounded in three …

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Saudi says 7 citizens involved in Medina, Qatif bombings

RIYADH: (Web Desk)- Saudi authorities say they have arrested seven Saudi nationals and 12 Pakistanis in connection with the recent bomb attacks in the city of Medina and the eastern region of Qatif. Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry, in a statement released late on Thursday, identified the Medina bomber, who carried …

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Senior MP: Iraqi Lawmakers Preparing Plan to Expel Saudi Envoy

TEHRAN: (Web Desk)- A senior Iraqi lawmaker underlined that his colleagues are preparing a plan to urge the government of Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to expel Saudi Ambassador to Baghdad Thamer al-Sbhan as a persona non grata at the earliest. “The Iraqi MPs are collecting signatures about expelling the Saudi …

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Multiple bomb blasts hit Saudi Arabia

Two bomb blasts have hit near a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia’s eastern city of Qatif while a third bomb has gone off close to a security headquarters at Prophet’s Mosque in the western city of Medina. Witnesses said Monday that they saw body parts at the site of the …

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