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Transgender in Saudi Arabia died of cardiac arrest: Sartaj

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday informed the Senate that the cause of death of a Pakistani transgender in Saudi Arabia was cardiac arrest. Responding to a point of public importance raised by Farhatullah Babar, the …

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Saudi Arabia,China agree to boost ties in diverse sectors

BEIJING -UNS : China and Saudi Arabia have signed fourteen cooperation agreements worth sixty-five billion dollars. The agreements were signed during the visit of King Salman of Saudi Arabia to Beijing. The Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister told media that the agreements covered investments, science, infrastructure, …

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From adventurers to inventors, Saudi women unite to inspire new generation

Saudi women from adventurers to inventors hope a unique conference in Riyadh on Saturday will highlight their changing roles and inspire younger women to push for new opportunities in the ultra-conservative kingdom. The event comes at a time when reforms are slowly affecting women’s lives …

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Maldivian opposition protests Saudi king’s visit “for islands”

COLOMBO -UNS : Maldivian opposition parties protested today a planned visit by King Salman following reports that Saudi business interests were buying an entire atoll in the politically-troubled Indian Ocean republic. A coalition of opposition parties and dissidents said they would stage street demonstrations against …

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Two transgender persons tortured to death in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH -UNS : Two transgender Pakistanis have allegedly been beaten to death by police in Saudi Arabia after being arrested. The two were arrested, along with 33 other people, in the capital city of Riyadh for cross-dressing in public, which is a punishable crime in …

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Saudi foreign minister makes rare visit to Baghdad

BAGHDAD: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir made a rare visit to Baghdad on Saturday, meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the premier’s media office said. It was the first visit of a senior Saudi minister since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in …

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KSA govt nominates women to head Saudi bourse, major bank

RIYADH -UNS : Women have been named to head Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange and a major bank, the institutions announced. Samba Financial Group on Sunday said Rania Mahmoud Nashar had begun work as chief executive officer. The announcement came three days after the Saudi stock …

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King Salman,Trump back ‘rigorously’ enforcing Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman want to “rigorously” enforce the Iran nuclear deal, the White House said, despite the US leader’s long opposition to the agreement. The pair, in a phone conversation, also spoke of the need to address Iran’s “destabilizing regional …

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69 Pakistani arrested by KSA police over terror charges

JEDDAH -UNS : A Pakistani woman was arrested in Jeddah over terror charges, climbing the total number of Pakistanis arrested in Saudi Arabia for their alleged terror activities to 69, local media reported. According to Saudi Gazette, Fatima Ramadan Balochi Murad was arrested along with …

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Saudi Arabia defence is important for Pakistan:Gen Bajwa

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Pakistan considers defence of Saudi Arabia as important as it considers defence of Pakistan. This was stated by Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa during  a meeting with Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, Abdullah Marzouk Al – …

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