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KSA king hopeful over ‘historic’ Muslim-US summit

RIYADH – Saudi King Salman on Monday expressed hope a “historic” summit to be held Sunday between Arab and Muslim nations and US President Donald Trump will enhance ties and promote tolerance. The summit will be one of three forums held during a visit by …

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Pakistan, KSA enjoy identical views on most regional,international issues: PM

ISLAMABAD -UNS -Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif says Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy identical views on most regional and international issues and both are working side by side in the service of their common interests and objectives. This he stated while talking to Saudi Minister …

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Trump will visit to Saudi Arabia, Israel

WASHINGTON -UNS : U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will travel to Saudi Arabia and Israel this month as part of his first foreign trip, wading directly into the tangled diplomacy of Middle Eastern politics. Trump said he would also visit the Vatican …

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Iranian-Saudi rivalry fuels potential nuclear race

By James M. Dorsey Saudi Arabia is developing nuclear energy and potentially a nuclear weapons capability. The Saudi focus on nuclear serves various of the kingdom’s goals: diversification of its economy, reduction of its dependence on fossil fuels, countering a potential future Iranian nuclear capability, …

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Pakistan in hot seat as Gen Raheel takes command of Saudi-led alliance

By James M. Dorsey With no troops to command and a Riyadh-based skeleton staff, General Raheel Sharif, Pakistan’s recently retired top commander, appeared to slide into a cushy job as commander of a 41-nation, Saudi-led military alliance created to fight terrorism. In fact, the general’s …

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Chinese,KSA,Turkish troops join Pakistan Day parade:A sign of deepening ties

ISLAMABAD -UNS/Reuters – Chinese, Saudi and Turkish troops for the first time joined the Pakistan Day parade in the capital Islamabad on Thursday, in a sign of deepening ties. Before Pakistan showed off long-range rockets, tanks and other military hardware, armed Chinese troops marched past …

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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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