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PM Hariri resigns, saying he fears assassination plot

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has resigned, saying in a televised broadcast he feared for his life, while also fiercely criticising Iran. Mr Hariri’s father, former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, was assassinated in 2005. Mr Hariri accused Iran of sowing “fear and destruction” in several …

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Gulf crisis: Soccer trumps politics

By James M. Dorsey A target of massive Saudi investment, the Maldives severed diplomatic relations with Qatar hours after a Saudi-UAE-led alliance of largely financially dependent states declared in June an economic and diplomatic boycott of the Gulf state. That didn’t stop the Football Federation …

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Brotherly country Saudi Arabia tops list of deporting most Pakistani nationals

ISLAMABAD UNS- Pakistan fast friend and brotherly country,Oil-rich Saudi Arabia tops the list of countries who deported most Pakistanis in the last five years. As per data garnered, Saudi Arabia deported as much as 218649 Pakistanis whereas all other countries had deported 544105. European countries …

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CP Mohammed’s vow to moderate Saudi Islam: Easier said than done

By James M. Dorsey Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent disavowal of the kingdom’s founding religious ideology had a master’s voice quality to it. His words could have literally come out of the mouth of his Emirati counterpart and mentor, Crown Prince Mohammed bin …

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Saudi Crown prince vows to restore “moderate” Islam

RIYADH- Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday vowed to restore “moderate, open” Islam in a kingdom known for its ultra-conservative rule. “We are returning to what we were before — a country of moderate Islam that is open to all religions …

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Pakistan, KSA agree to further bilateral ties

RIYADH -UNS : Pakistan and Saudi Arabia vowed to further develop bilateral relations particularly in the field of military between the two countries. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa reviewed whole range of relationship with Commander of Ground Forces and Commander of Joint …

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Two royal guards,one attacker killed near Saudi palace in Jeddah

RIYADH -UNS : The United States Embassy in Saudi Arabia warned US citizens to exercise caution in the area around the king’s palace in Jeddah on Saturday after reports on social media of an attack there. According to social media, Saudi security forces foiled an …

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Saudi Arabia to buy Russia S-400 defence systems, other arms

UNS-Saudi Arabia signed on Thursday preliminary agreements to buy S-400 air defence systems and receive “cutting edge technologies” from Russia during King Salman’s landmark visit to Moscow, the Saudi military industries firm said. The agreement was announced as King Salman, who is on the first …

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KSA-Russia ties to touch new heights: Aims to develop relations with Russia in all spheres: Al-Jubeir

BY GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN RIYADH: King Salman made history on Wednesday as the first reigning Saudi monarch to visit Russia, where he is scheduled to hold wide-ranging talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other high-ranking Russian officials on bilateral, regional and international issues. Speaking …

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KSA King Salman set for first official Russia visit

RIYADH =UNS : King Salman of Saudi Arabia will arrive in Russia this week to conduct the first official visit to the country by a Saudi Arabian king, a senior Kremlin aide said on Monday. “We are awaiting the king’s visit on Thursday,” President Vladimir …

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