Saudi Arabia

Pakistan Army Chief To Visit Saudi Arabia In Quest To Smooth Ties

Pakistan's army chief will visit Saudi Arabia this weekend, officials said, seeking to calm diplomatic strains over Kashmir as financial support for Islamabad hangs in the balance.   The two countries are traditionally close and Saudi Arabia in...
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Ig’s ‘deeply Damning’ Report On ‘cooked Up’ Saudi Arms Deal Spells Trouble For Trump...

Rep. Eliot Engel, Democratic chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Tuesday that an inspector general report revealed the State Department’s claim last year of an “emergency” to sell billions of dollars in arms...

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A Deep Effect Of The Coronavirus: Ruining Goat And Sheep Industries In Somalia

Quartz Africa reports that the Coronavirus-induced cancellation of the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca will lead to large losses to Somali goat and sheep traders. Millions of livestock from Somalia have been shipped to Saudi Arabia for the annual Muslim...
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Warming Temperatures & Decades Of Oil Spills Cause Irreversible Damage To The Persian Gulf

By Rabiya JafferyJEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Aug 10 2020 (IPS) The Persian Gulf is one of the most strategic waterways in the world and is also one of the most polluted. According to estimates by experts, pollution levels in the Persian Gulf are 47 times...

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Interpol Supports Murder Charge Against Mbs

Interpol Supports Murder Charge Against MbS  In today’s Washington Post David Ignatius reports that Interpol refused a request from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) to extradite Saad Aljabri to Saudi Arabia from Canada in 2017....
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Should You Be Terrified Of Iran's Deadly Missiles?

Behnam Ben Taleblu, Bradley Bowman Security, Middle East Some of them were used to blow up an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia. Here's What You Need To Remember: U.S. intelligence is keeping a close eye on Iran's arsenal, the largest in the Middle...
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Summon The Saudi Ambassador Over Canada Assassination Claims

If U.S. and Canadian intelligence services assess that Saudi Arabia deployed an assassination squad to Canada, the U.S. must respond. At the very least, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo should demand an explanation from Saudi Ambassador Reema Bandar...
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Lawmakers Aim To Prevent Trump From Bypassing Ban On Armed Drone Sales

Senators from both parties say President Trump cannot be allowed to help drone technology proliferate, and they want it to be kept away from Saudi Arabia in particular.
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Ex-saudi Official Sues Mbs In Us Court, Claims Crown Prince Sent ‘team Of Hunters’ To Silence...

A senior aide to the ousted crown prince of Saudi Arabia has alleged in a lawsuit filed in a US court that the present crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has tried to kill him. Saad al-Jabri claims bin Salman “dispatched a team of hunters and...
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A Reversal In The Name Of Human Survival

Kathy KellyMourners carry the coffin of a child at the funeral procession for those killed in an airstrike on a bus carried out last week by a warplane of the Saudi Arabia-led coalition on August 13, 2018 in Saada, Yemen. (Photo: Mohammed...
Related topics: Yemen, World Photos

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The Layers And Limits Of Diplomacy With Iran

Ross Harrison, Paul Salem Security, Americas While the relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia is important for de-escalating some tensions in the region, is not the decisive conflict involving Iran in the region. There is nothing like a...
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Pilgrims Repeat 'stoning Of The Devil' Ritual Before Returning To Mecca On Fifth Day Of Hajj - Video

This year, the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia is taking place amid tough anti-coronavirus measures in the country, where more than 270,000 COVID-19 cases have so far been confirmed.
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Saudi Arabia’s Call For Un To Embrace ‘islamophobia’ As Racism Threatens Global Religious...

Last week, Jihad Watch reported about “Saudi Arabia calls for ‘final solutions’ to stamp out ‘Islamophobia,’ including prison and fines”: For years now, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and other Islamic groups have...
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Electric Car Startup Lucid Is Challenging Tesla’s Anti-lidar Stance

Enlarge (credit: Lucid) Electric car startup Lucid doesn't like the phrase "Tesla killer," but the comparison is hard to avoid. The company raised $1 billion from Saudi Arabia two years ago and is working on the Lucid Air, a high-end battery...
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The American West’s Economy Has A Lot In Common With Saudi Arabia

It’s an old joke in Wyoming that the economy is already well diversified: It produces oil, gas, and coal.Flying over the state affords a view of fracking wells pulling oil out of the ground and coal trains carrying loads of black anthracite to...
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Apple Is Now The World’s Most Valuable Publicly Traded Company

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple is now the world’s most valuable publicly traded company, passing Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco. As of close of business Friday, Apple has a market valuation of $1.84...
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War Of Words Between Iran And Saudi Arabia Won't Evolve Into Military Confrontation, Experts Say

Although Iran and Saudi Arabia have been locking horns for decades, analysts from both countries say their governments are not interested in a full-scale conflict.
Related topics: Iran, Military

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Hajj Pilgrimage To Mecca Takes Place With Limited Numbers And Strict Social Distancing

Usually they come in their millions, but this year the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca numbers just a few thousand. Saudi Arabia has limited the event to Saudi residents or citizens only, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Baghdad Soars To 125 Degrees, Its Highest Temperature On Record

Extreme heat hits the Middle East, with records falling in Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Syria.
Related topics: Iraq, Baghdad, Iran, Lebanon, Syria

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Us Files Expanded Charges Against Former Twitter Employees Accused Of Espionage

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The US has filed new and expanded charges against two former Twitter employees and a third individual for allegedly spying on behalf of the government of Saudi Arabia. The three men have now been charged...
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