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Pakistan authorizes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to hunt protected Houbara Bustards

Pakistan has permitted Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and two other members of the royal family to hunt the internationally protected houbara bustards during the hunting season 2020-21. The hunters had been allocated certain hunting areas in two provinces – Balochistan and Punjab, the Dawn newspaper reported. The houbara bustard is a resident of […]

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Explosion rocks tanker that docked at Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea port

An explosion rocked a Greek-operated tanker that docked at Shuqaiq, Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea port. The Saudi-led military coalition blamed Yemen’s Houthi rebels for the attack. The owners of the Maltese-flagged tanker Agrari tanker said on Wednesday it was “attacked by an unknown source” while it was preparing to depart from Shuqaiq. “The Agrari was […]

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Saudi Arabia denies Crown Prince meeting Israeli PM in Neom

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has denied that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to the Gulf kingdom on Sunday to secretly meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. “No such meeting occurred,” Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud tweeted. Israeli public broadcaster Kan and other media earlier reported that Mr Netanyahu and the head of the […]

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Saudi Arabia eases ‘kafala’ system restrictions on foreign workers

Saudi Arabia has decided to ease some of the contractual restrictions giving employers control over the lives of some 10 million migrant workers. The reforms will allow private sector workers to change jobs and leave the country without an employer’s consent. The Saudi government said it was seeking to “improve and increase the efficiency of […]

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Saudi King Salman sacks defence officials over corruption investigation

Several Saudi officials, including the two members of the royal family were sacked over investigation into “suspicious financial dealings” at the Ministry of Defence. A royal decree said Saudi King Salman had relieved Prince Fahad bin Turki of his role as commander of joint forces in the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. His son, Abdulaziz bin […]

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Saudi-led coalition intercept and down ballistic missiles targeting Saudi Arabia

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Sunday that it had intercepted and downed a ballistic missile launched towards civilian targets in southern Saudi Arabia. Cross-border attacks by Iran-aligned Houthi forces have escalated since late May, when a truce prompted by the coronavirus pandemic expired. In late June, missiles reached the Saudi capital Riyadh. […]

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3,000 sheep die of hunger and thirst after Saudi Arabia reject Sudan’s exports

Around 3,000 sheep sent back from Saudi Arabia by ship to Sudan have died of hunger and thirst according to a Sudanese government minister. Some drowned on the voyage. Saudi Arabia returned 58,000 sheep to Sudan after finding out that quarantine procedures in Sudan had been compromised, leaving some animals without vaccination against diseases including […]

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Exiled Saudi intelligence official accuses Crown Prince MBS of Jamal Khashoggi type assassination plot against him

A top Saudi intelligence official has alleged an assassination squad traveled from Saudi Arabia to Canada to try to kill him just days after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered. A new legal complaint was filed on Thursday by Dr. Saad Aljabri, in DC District Court. Aljabri accuses the Kingdom’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, known […]

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Viral picture of Hajj pilgrimage amid novel coronavirus pandemic

The novel coronavirus has impacted tens of thousands of pilgrims who visit the holy city of Hajj each year in Saudi Arabia. Its estimated that close to two and a half million people visit Mecca and Medina annually. However, this year the number has been reduced to a mere 10,000. A viral photograph shows pilgrims maintaining social […]

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Saudi Arabia’s PIF to invest $1.49 billion in Reliance Jio

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) will buy a 2.32% stake in Reliance Industries’ digital unit Jio Platforms for INR₹ 11,367 crore $1.49 billion, the firm said in a statement. The deal with the Saudi sovereign wealth fund means Reliance has now sold 24.7% of Jio Platforms and raised just over $15 billion from investors […]

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Jamal Khashoggi’s children ‘pardon’ their father’s killers but fiancée rejects forgiveness

The children of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have publicly forgiven their father’s killers, sparing five government agents from death penalty. Salah Khashoggi, the late Saudi critic’s eldest son, posted the pardon in a tweet on Friday. “On this virtuous night of (Ramadan), we recall the words of God Almighty … whoever pardons and makes […]

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Saudi Arabia triples VAT to support coronavirus-hit economy

Saudi Arabia is tripling its value added tax (VAT) as part of austerity measures to support its coronavirus-hit economy. The government in Riyadh also said it will suspend its cost of living allowance to shore up state finances. The oil-rich nation has seen its income plummet as the impact of the pandemic has forced down […]