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Over 450 dead: Iran hunts for quake survivors near Iraq border

TEHRAN -UNS: Iranian rescue workers dug through rubble in a hunt for survivors on Monday after a major earthquake struck the Iran-Iraq border, killing more than 450 and injuring over 8000 thousands, reported AFP. The 7.3-magnitude quake hit a border area 30 kilometres (20 miles) …

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Turkey denies ‘ludicrous’ Gulen kidnap allegations

The Turkish embassy in Washington said the allegations were “utterly false, ludicrous and groundless”. Ex-CIA director James Woolsey revealed an alleged $15m (£11.5m) plan to remove cleric Fethullah Gulen in March. Turkey accuses Mr Gulen of being behind the failed July 2016 coup. In a …

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Lebanon asks Saudi Arabia for explanation on PM Hariri’s absence

Lebanon’s president appealed to Saudi Arabia on Saturday to explain why Saad Hariri had not returned to Beirut since his surprise resignation as prime minister a week ago. Hariri announced on November 4 in a televised statement from Riyadh that he would be stepping down …

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Saudi Arabia makes fresh arrests in anti-graft crackdown: sources

RIYADH -UNS : Saudi Arabian authorities have made further arrests and frozen more bank accounts in an expanding anti-corruption crackdown on the kingdom’s political and business elite, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Dozens of royal family members, officials and business executives have …

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US calls for UN action against Iran over Yemen missiles

UNITED NATIONS: The United States accused Iran on Tuesday of supplying Yemen’s Houthi rebels with a missile that was fired into Saudi Arabia in July and called for the United Nations to hold Tehran accountable for violating two UN Security Council resolutions. US Ambassador to …

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Photos reveal arrested Saudi princes sleeping on bare mattresses

RIYADH -UNS – Shocking photos of arrested Saudi princes show them sleeping on bare mattresses in a five star hotel of Riyadh. The photos do not show the face of any of the men but claims that the arrested men were being held at the …

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Saudi billionaire prince Talal: who slammed Trump

RIYADH -UNS- Saudi Arabia’s Al-Waleed bin Talal — the billionaire tycoon arrested in an anti-graft crackdown by his cousin Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — is no stranger to controversy and headlines. Ranked among the richest men in the world, the 62-year-old investor is the …

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Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border

RIYADH-UNS- A Saudi prince was killed on Sunday when a helicopter crashed near the kingdom’s southern border with war-torn Yemen, state television said. The news channel Al-Ekhbariya announced the death of Prince Mansour bin Moqren, the deputy governor of Asir province. It said the helicopter …

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Saudi prince Talal among dozens detained in ‘corruption’ purge

RIYADH -UNS- The heir to the throne in Saudi Arabia has consolidated his hold on power with a major purge of the kingdom’s political and business leadership. A new anti-corruption body, headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, detained 11 princes, four sitting ministers and …

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Crackdown on corruption:Cabinet reshuffle in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH -UNS: King Salman announced two key changes in the Saudi Cabinet and ordered the formation of a super committee to combat corruption. The committee is to be headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. In its first decision, the committee ordered the arrests of …

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