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Khashoggi’s children paid millions of dollars as compensation: report

Khashoggi was assassinated in Istanbul six months ago

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April 4, 2019

 

Erdogan says Saudi officials ‘planned’ Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

Three teams of 15 Saudi nationals arrived in Istanbul on separate flights

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October 23, 2018

 

People going for Umrah can now visit the rest of Saudi Arabia too

15 days of the 30-day trip must be spent in Makkah and Madina

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September 19, 2018

 

Saudi govt announces penalties for overstaying Umrah pilgrims

Pakistan’s Ministry of Religious Affairs has warned that Umrah pilgrims overstaying in Saudi Arabia will face a fine of 50,000 Saudi Riyal and six-month imprisonment after expiration of their Umrah visas. Quoting Saudi authorities, the ministry said that additional imprisonment will have to be imposed if a pilgrim fails to deposit the fine. Along with…

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June 29, 2018

 

Sports abayas turning into new normal for Saudi women

JEDDAH: Colourful and oozing defiance, a sports-friendly version of the abaya gown was once considered a symbol of cultural rebellion in conservative Saudi Arabia, but it is fast becoming the new normal. Pictures of female athletes running in the garb in the Red Sea city of Jeddah went viral last month, setting off a new…

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April 18, 2018

 

Saudi prince Abdul Rahman passes away

JEDDAH: Former Deputy Minister of Defense and Aviation Prince Abdul Rahman Bin Abdulaziz passed away on Thursday. He was 86. Funeral prayer for the prince will be held at the Grand Mosque in Makkah after the Isha prayer on Friday, the Royal Court said in a statement. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman…

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July 14, 2017

 

Nawaz Sharif arrives back in Pakistan from Saudi Arab

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived back home after a day-long visit of Saudi Arabia. During the daylong visit to the Saudi kingdom, the Prime Minister called on King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz at the Royal Palace and expressed solidarity with their people. The two leaders discussed the regional situation as PM Nawaz said…

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June 13, 2017

 

Qatar, UN reject Saudi-led bloc’s ‘terror’ list

DOHA: Qatar and United Nations have rejected Saudi Arabia’s “terror list” after the kingdom named several high-profile individuals and organizations as ‘terrorists’. A joint statement by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE has placed 59 individuals and 12 organisations – Qatar-based or funded by Qatar – on a “terror list”. The list, released on…

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June 11, 2017

 

Kuwaiti emir leaves Saudi after brief visit, no word on outcome of talks

Kuwait’s emir left Saudi Arabia after what state news agency KUNA described as a “brotherly visit” but there was no word on the outcome of the talks with King Salman bin Abdulaziz on a major diplomatic rift. State news agency KUNA said Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber al-Sabah left Jeddah along with senior officials who…

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June 7, 2017

 

Iran opens airspace to Qatari flights

TEHRAN: An Iranian civil aviation official said Qatari aircraft bound for Europe or Africa can fly over Iran’s territory as of Tuesday, after four regional Arab states decided to suspend diplomatic ties with the Doha government and suspend air transport with Qatar. An official at Iran’s Airports Company said on Tuesday morning that Qatari airlines,…

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June 7, 2017

 

Pakistan should stay neutral on Saudi-Qatar rift: Analyst

Islamabad: A senior Pakistan analyst strongly believes that Pakistan should stay neutral at this time of serious rift between Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies with Qatar. In an interview with IRNA Lieutenant General (retired) Talat Masood said that Pakistan has friendly relations with both Qatar and Saudi Arabia so it should not…

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June 7, 2017

 

Ramazan moon sighting in Saudi Arabia on Thursday

RIYADH: The Saudi Supreme Court has called on all Muslims throughout the kingdom to sight the moon of the holy month of Ramazan on Thursday evening, Sha’ban 29, 1438 H (May 25). In its announcement, the Supreme Court called on whoever sights the crescent by naked eyes or through binoculars to report to the nearest…

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May 24, 2017

 

Video: Nawaz Sharif has ‘best meeting’ for two seconds

Standing up in queue along with other guests in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, US President Donald Trump had a ‘best meeting’ with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as the latter termed it. Watch this video report.

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May 23, 2017

 

World peace, elimination of terrorism foremost priorities: Trump

RIYADH: US President Donald Trump on Sunday urged Muslim countries to deny sanctuary to extremists and called for international isolation of Iran, which he accused of fuelling “sectarian conflict and terror”. “From Lebanon to Iraq to Yemen, Iran funds, arms and trains terrorists, militias and other extremist groups that spread destruction and chaos across the…

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May 21, 2017

 

Saudi king says determined to eliminate IS group

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Sunday accused regional rival Shiite Iran of exporting extremist Islamic movements to the world and vowed to eliminate the Islamic State group. “The Iranian regime has been the spearhead of global terrorism since the (Ayatollah Ruhollah) Khomeini revolution” in 1979, King Salman said in a speech to leaders including…

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May 21, 2017

 

Video: Sword dance by Trump

The first ever foreign trip by President Donald Trump is so far is rather pleasant, as he along with other other male White House officials carried sword for ceremonial dance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia outside the Murabba Palace. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross also were seen dancing with…

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May 21, 2017

 

Ivanka Trump says Saudi progress on women ‘encouraging’

RIYADH: US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka said Sunday that ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia has made “encouraging” progress in empowering women but more freedom is needed. “Saudi Arabia’s progress, especially in recent years, is very encouraging,” Trump’s eldest daughter told a group of Saudi women she met in Riyadh while accompanying her father on a visit…

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May 21, 2017

 

China face biggest humiliation in ICC World Cricket League

Bangkok: China were humiliated as they were bowled out for 28 by Saudi Arabia and crashed to a 390-run defeat in a World Cricket League regional qualifier in Thailand on Saturday. Saudi Arabia piled up 418 all out off their 50 overs before China’s outclassed batsmen collapsed in just 12.4 overs as extras top scored…

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April 23, 2017

 

Iran finally receives Saudi hajj invite

TEHRAN: Iran said Tuesday it had finally received an official invitation from Saudi Arabia for its pilgrims to attend this year’s hajj, two weeks after Riyadh announced it. There was no official Iranian delegation at last year’s Hajj pilgrimage after Saudi Arabia severed relations with Iran following the torching of its missions in Tehran and…

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January 10, 2017

 

Extreme Hajj security

The government of Saudi Arabia made extreme security arrangements ensure hassle-free Hajj for all intending pilgrims. Watch this video report.

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September 12, 2016

 

Moon sighted, Eid to be celebrated today

KARACHI: Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, will be celebrated in Pakistan today (Wednesday) as Shawwal 1437 AH moon has been sighted in various parts of Sindh and Balochistan. Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, Chairman of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, made the formal announcement of moon sighting in a press conference after chairing the committee meeting in…

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July 5, 2016

 
 
 
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