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Saudi Arabia fights extremism with ‘5-star’ rehab centre

Saudi Arabia fights extremism with ‘5-star’ rehab centre

With its indoor swimming pool, sun-splashed patios and liveried staff, the Saudi complex has the trappings of a five-star resort, but it is actually a rehab centre — for violent militants. Riyadh’s Mohammed bin Nayef Counselling and Care Centre, a cushy halfway house between prison and freedom, spotlights a controversial Saudi strategy for tackling homegrown […]

Two transgender Pakistanis tortured to death in Saudi Arabia

Two transgender Pakistanis tortured to death in Saudi Arabia

Two transgender Pakistanis tortured to death in Saudi Arabia PESHAWAR: Two transgender persons, both natives of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), died on Tuesday after being subjected to torture allegedly by Saudi police in Riyadh for dressing up as women in public. Thirty-five transgender people were arrested by a law enforcement agency for cross-dressing, which is a punishable offence in […]

Saudi Arabia denies police tortured two transgender Pakistanis to death

Saudi Arabia denies police tortured two transgender Pakistanis to death

Saudi Arabia denies police tortured two transgender Pakistanis to death Saudi Arabia denied on Tuesday claims by Pakistani activists that two transgender women from Pakistan were beaten to death in police custody after being arrested in Saudi Arabia along with more than 30 other members of the community. Reports of the deaths had been carried […]

39,000 Pakistanis deported from Saudia Arabia in four months: media report

39,000 Pakistanis deported from Saudia Arabia in four months: media report

RIYADH: At least 39,000 Pakistanis have been deported from the Saudia Arabia in the past four months for violating the rules of residence and work, informed Saudi Gazette. The paper also said that the involvement of a number of Pakistani nationals in some terror-related actions became a caused of public worry, further adding that Pakistanis […]

UAE, Saudi Arabia defends Trump visa ban

UAE, Saudi Arabia defends Trump visa ban

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates’ top diplomat on Wednesday came out in defense of President Donald Trump’s order temporarily barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The comments by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Gulf federation’s foreign minister, could help bolster the administration’s […]

Saudi Arabia to fine employers 2000 riyals for withholding workers’ passports

Saudi Arabia to fine employers 2000 riyals for withholding workers’ passports

RIYADH (Web Desk) – Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labor and Social Development has announced that the employers who hold back the passports of workers without their written consent will be penalized. According to the spokesman of the ministry, Khalid Abalkhail, a fine of 2000 Saudi riyals per worker will be imposed on the employer. “The […]