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Saudi crown prince vows to bring Khashoggi killers to justice

Speaking at a panel discussion at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh on Wednesday , the Saudi Crown Prince acknowledged that “the crime was painful to all Saudis” and that the killing of journalist Khashoggi was a “heinous crime which cannot be justified”. He said that the Saudi government is ... Read More »

First action in Khashoggi ‘killing’ – US to revoke Saudi visas

Trump spoke hours after Turkey’s president, Tayyip Erdogan, dismissed Saudi efforts to blame Khashoggi’s death on rogue operatives. Erdogan urged Riyadh to search “from top to bottom” to uncover those behind Khashoggi’s death in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, an incident that has sparked global outrage and strained relations ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia declares online satire punishable offence

“Producing and distributing content that ridicules, mocks, provokes and disrupts public order, religious values and public morals through social media … will be considered a cybercrime punishable by a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of three million riyals (USD 800,000),” the public prosecution tweeted late Monday. ... Read More »

Over 2 million Muslims begin Hajj in Saudi Arabia

The five-day hajj pilgrimage represents one of the world’s biggest gatherings every year. “We are very blessed by Allah to be in this place, and we pray to Allah to make the Islamic nations from the West to the East in a better situation,” said Essam-Eddin Afifi, a pilgrim from ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia Warns Possible Floods In Mecca

RIYADH: Saudi Meteorology Authority announced on Sunday of the possibility of floods in Mecca because of medium to heavy rain, the Al Akhbariya reported.The authority forecasted that the unstable weather that covers Mecca, Minna and Arafat would continue this night. The rain occurs while around two million pilgrims are residing in ... Read More »

ADNOC joins Saudi Aramco to build Ratnagiri Refinery

It was signed in the presence of UAE’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum have already signed a pact to jointly invest in the mega project worth 44 billion dollars ... Read More »

Latest Saudi-led airstrike targets top Houthi leaders

The powerful airstrike hit the headquarters of the presidential office in Sanaa, killing at least six people and wounded 60 others, according to the state news agency Saba controlled by the Shiite Houthi militant group. The spokesperso told a news briefing in the Saudi Arabia’s capital that the airstrike targeted the ... Read More »

U.S., Saudi agree to push Iran harder on amending nuclear deal

The U.S. official said this at a joint press conference after his visit to Saudi Arabia on Sunday in Riyadh. Pompeo said the nuclear agreement failed to modify Iran’s behavior and stressed that if Iran doesn’t accept to amend the deal, the U.S. would unilaterally withdraw from it. He also ... Read More »