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Arab News: Saudi Arabia

  • newFire damages six buildings in Jeddah’s historic center

    Fire damages six buildings in Jeddah’s historic center

    Author: Arab NewsWed, 2017-08-16 02:44ID: 1502826321717544700JEDDAH: A fire took hold of six buildings, three of which collapsed completely, in Jeddah’s historic center Tuesday, forcing 60 people to evacuate, officials said.“Rescue teams manag…
    - 11 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 2:30am -
  • newSaudi crown prince receives members of Yemeni House of Representatives

    Saudi crown prince receives members of Yemeni House of Representatives

    Author: ARAB NEWSWed, 2017-08-16 03:00ID: 1502832494468130900JEDDAH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday met at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah with members of the Yemeni House of Representatives, which is supportive of the country’s legitimate…
    - 20 hours ago, 15 Aug 17, 5:29pm -
  • newDemolition of old buildings in Al-Masoura complete

    Demolition of old buildings in Al-Masoura complete

    Author: MOHAMMED AL-SULAMIWed, 2017-08-16 03:00ID: 1502832494448130600JEDDAH: The demolition of old buildings in Al-Masoura district in Al-Awamiyah municipality has been completed, said Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Safayyan, media spokesman of the Ea…
    - 20 hours ago, 15 Aug 17, 5:29pm -
  • newHouthis obstruct Yemeni Hajj pilgrims

    Houthis obstruct Yemeni Hajj pilgrims

    Author: Arab NewsWed, 2017-08-16 03:00ID: 1502832494488131200MAKKAH: The Houthis have obstructed the departure of thousands of Yemeni pilgrims from areas under their control on their way to Makkah to perform Hajj, said Yemen’s Ministry of Endowme…
    - 20 hours ago, 15 Aug 17, 5:29pm -
  • newDistribution of Zamzam water: A success story

    Distribution of Zamzam water: A success story

    Author: TARIQ AL-THAGAFIWed, 2017-08-16 03:00ID: 1502832494408130000MAKKAH: Distributing Zamzam water to 2 million pilgrims in Makkah is not an easy task.It is carried out by institutions established to provide water to pilgrims at their hotels ev…
    - 20 hours ago, 15 Aug 17, 5:29pm -
  • newMutawafas in Hajj: Keeping their ancestors’ traditions

    Mutawafas in Hajj: Keeping their ancestors’ traditions

    Author: TARIQ AL-THAGAFIWed, 2017-08-16 03:00ID: 1502832494438130300MAKKAH: Women working in Tawafah are continuing their ancestors’ profession dating back more than eight centuries.Their main task is to serve and care for pilgrims in Makkah fro…
    - 20 hours ago, 15 Aug 17, 5:28pm -
  • Saudi Arabia to launch joint trade council with Iraq

    Saudi Arabia to launch joint trade council with Iraq

    Author: Arab NewsTue, 2017-08-15 05:00ID: 1502745034081299600RIYADH: The Saudi Cabinet, chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, decided on Monday to set up the General Authority for Military Industries, which enjoys legal status as well as fin…
    - 2 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 6:32pm -
  • Saudi-Iraqi border crossing to reopen after 27 years

    Saudi-Iraqi border crossing to reopen after 27 years

    Author: Arab NewsTue, 2017-08-15 03:00ID: 1502745034071298800JEDDAH: Al-Jadidah Arar border crossing between Saudi Arabia and Iraq, which has been closed for some 27 years, will soon reopen for trade following bilateral rapprochement, according to…
    - 2 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 6:08pm -
  • Over 95,000 people turned away for lacking Hajj permits

    Over 95,000 people turned away for lacking Hajj permits

    Author: Mohammed Al-SulamiTue, 2017-08-15 03:00ID: 1502745034081299000JEDDAH: The Hajj Security Forces, which are assigned to regulate the entry of pilgrims into Makkah and the holy sites, have turned away more than 95,000 people for failing to car…
    - 2 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 6:08pm -
  • Saudi Arabia repatriates 1,392 domestic workers

    Saudi Arabia repatriates 1,392 domestic workers

    Author: ARAB NEWSTue, 2017-08-15 03:00ID: 1502745034071298600RIYADH: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development yesterday revealed that 1,392 domestic workers left the female workers’ shelter (guest house) and departed to their home countries d…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Aug 17, 6:12pm -

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  • Theresa May Should Come Clean on UK Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

    Theresa May Should Come Clean on UK Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

    The admission by the UK government that the Saudi-led coalition used UK-made BL-755 cluster munitions during the armed conflict in Yemen, comes months after Amnesty International and British media outlets reported that these weapons had been us…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • After Thousands Dead, UK Foreign Office Steps Back from its Denial of Yemen War Crimes

    After Thousands Dead, UK Foreign Office Steps Back from its Denial of Yemen War Crimes

    Over the past 16 months, I have made multiple trips to Yemen to document the devastating, ongoing war where fighters on the ground and the Saudi Arabia-led coalition from the air have committed war crimes and other serious violations of the laws of w…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Dispatches: Blackmailing Your Way Out of Trouble at the UN

    Dispatches: Blackmailing Your Way Out of Trouble at the UN

    As it turns out, blackmail is good strategy for governments that want to get away with killing children in conflict. This week, Saudi Arabia and its allies reportedly threatened to pull hundreds of millions of dollars in assistance to the United Nati…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • We Need an Immediate Suspension of British Military Sales to Saudi Arabia

    We Need an Immediate Suspension of British Military Sales to Saudi Arabia

    For over a year now, the British government has flatly rejected claims that the Saudi Arabian-led coalition has violated the laws of war during its conflict in Yemen, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Although the British government supp…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Sarah Leah Whitson
    Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa Division, oversees the work of the division in 19 countries, with staff located in 10 countries. She has led dozens of advocacy and investigative missions thr…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Saudi Arabia: Security Forces Seal Off Eastern Town

    Saudi Arabia: Security Forces Seal Off Eastern Town

    (Beirut) – Saudi security forces have surrounded and sealed off the predominantly Shia town of Awamiya in July 2017 as they confronted an armed group hiding in a historic neighborhood slated for demolition, Human Rights Watch said today.The viole…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Awamiya Satellite Imagery

    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Saudi Arabia: 14 Shia at Risk of Imminent Execution

    Saudi Arabia: 14 Shia at Risk of Imminent Execution

    Expand Saudi authorities have executed more than 400 people since the beginning of 2014.   © 2008 Reuters  (Beirut) – Fourteen members of th…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Qatar: Residency Reform Doesn’t End Gender Bias

    Qatar: Residency Reform Doesn’t End Gender Bias

    (Beirut) – The Qatari cabinet has reportedly approved a draft law allowing children of Qatari women married to non-Qataris to acquire permanent residence but not full nationality, unlike children of Qatari men, Human Rights Watch said today. Perman…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Saudi Arabia: Clarify Status of Ex-Crown Prince
    (Beirut) – Saudi authorities should immediately clarify whether they have imposed movement restrictions on former crown prince Mohammad bin Nayef, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubair. A June 28, 2017 New Yor…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

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The Guardian: Saudi Arabia News

  • Saudi Arabia: new details of dissident princes' abductions emerge
    Documentary broadcasting this week asserts three princes were victims of government scheme to kidnap defectorsNew details have emerged about the abductions of three dissident Saudi princes in what appears to be a systematic state-run Saudi government…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 12:00am -
  • Iraq sends workers home as 'ungodly' heat grips Middle East

    - 6 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 11:47am -
  • Shares boycott to defend rights of Saudi women | Letters
    Readers suggest a boycott of Aramco shares, in protest at the treatment of women in Saudi ArabiaThe City should have nothing to do with the proposed listing of shares in Aramco by the government of Saudi Arabia, let alone stand by while the Financial…
    - 12 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 1:21pm -
  • Saudi ties raise doubts about Independent's editorial freedom
    Muhammad Abuljadayel, who owns 30% of news site’s shares, works for investment arm of government-controlled bank NCBA Saudi businessman who has bought a 30% stake in the Independent appears to have links to the country’s government, raising quest…
    - 12 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 11:13am -
  • London’s reputation at risk from watering down City rules, IoD warns
    Watchdog seeks to weaken regulations for sovereign wealth funds in apparent attempt to attract Saudi Aramco IPO London’s world-class reputation for corporate governance is at risk if the City regulator presses ahead with plans to water down stock m…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 1:01am -
  • Put an end to this war commemoration showbusiness | Letters
    Readers respond to the centenary of the battle of Passchendaele. Jan Melichar, Karen Barratt and Louise Hunter question the pomp surrounding acts of remembrance. Danny Tanzey examines the military aftermath, while Rita McGhee says her sadness has bee…
    - 15 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 2:25pm -
  • Saudi Arabia reportedly using Canadian military trucks against its own civilians
    Videos and photos posted on social media allegedly show Riyadh using Canadian equipment in a violent crackdown on minority Shia dissidentsThe Canadian government is investigating reports that Saudi Arabia is using armoured vehicles made in Canada aga…
    - 16 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 4:32pm -
  • Qatar makes legal complaint to WTO over Gulf trade boycott
    Doha makes formal complaint against ‘coercive attempts at economic isolation’ by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAEQatar has filed a wide-ranging legal complaint at the World Trade Organisation to challenge a trade boycott by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and…
    - 16 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 1:33pm -
  • Saudi investor buys significant stake in the Independent
    Sultan Muhammad Abuljadayel’s deal, which sees him take a stake of between 25% and 50%, values the holding company at more than £100mA Saudi investor has taken a significant stake in the Independent, potentially pumping millions of pounds into the…
    - 19 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 7:00pm -
  • MPs must act to bring about a ceasefire in Yemen | Letters
    Ann Clwyd MP calls for the parliamentary committee on arms export controls to be reconstituted. Plus Rina Vergano on the shame of London hosting the Defence and Security Equipment International arms fairI am dismayed that UK arms sales to Saudi Arabi…
    - 23 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 2:23pm -

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