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Pakistan Condemns Ballistic Missile Attack on Najran in Saudi Arabia

Pakistan Condemns Ballistic Missile Attack on Najran in Saudi Arabia

 Islamabad. By. Asghar Ali Mubarak :The Government of Pakistan condemns the ballistic missile attack by Houthi militia on the city of Najran in Saudi Arabia on 05 January 2018. Pakistan commends the Government of Saudi Arabia for destroying the missile before it caused any civilian casualties. It is however concerned at reports that there was some […]

Khursheed Shah raises questions over Sharif brothers’ visits to Saudi Arabia

Khursheed Shah raises questions over Sharif brothers’ visits to Saudi Arabia

Leader of the Opposition Khursheed Shah, while holding a press conference in Lahore on Friday, raised questions over Nawaz Sharif’s impending visit to Saudi Arabia. “Today, the nation is watching. The people are interested in knowing why Shahbaz Sharif is in Saudi Arabia and why Nawaz may be visiting soon.” According to a party source, Nawaz may depart […]

Saudi Arabia lifts decades-long ban on cinemas

Saudi Arabia lifts decades-long ban on cinemas

Agencies: Saudi Arabia on Monday lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas, part of a series of social reforms by the powerful crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative kingdom. “Commercial cinemas will be allowed to operate in the kingdom as of early 2018, for the first time in more than 35 years,” the culture and […]

Britain’s May to visit Saudi Arabia to discuss Yemen war with crown prince

Britain’s May to visit Saudi Arabia to discuss Yemen war with crown prince

British Prime Minister Theresa May is to visit Saudi Arabia for talks on Wednesday with its assertive crown prince over the kingdom-led war in Yemen, the second European leader to specifically seek him out as he amasses power. May’s visit is expected to include her asking Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to allow humanitarian aid […]

Why Ivanka, Melania Trump covered up in Rome but not Saudi Arabia

Why Ivanka, Melania Trump covered up in Rome but not Saudi Arabia

US First Lady Melania Trump raised eyebrows as she arrived at the Vatican on Wednesday to meet Pope Francis, wearing a veil which she chose to forego during her trip to Saudi Arabia. Melania, who is accompanying Donald Trump on his first foreign tour since he became president, wore a long-sleeved Dolce & Gabbana black dress and a black veil, […]

Raheel Sharif leaves for Saudi Arabia to head military alliance: reports

Raheel Sharif leaves for Saudi Arabia to head military alliance: reports

Monitoring Desk Retired army chief Gen Raheel Sharif has left for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to head a 41-nation military alliance, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said on Friday. The reports suggested that the former chief of army staff was granted approval to serve as head of the alliance for three years. Defence Minister Khawaja […]

First woman on trial in Saudi Arabia over Shia protests

First woman on trial in Saudi Arabia over Shia protests

By AFP RIYADH:  The trial has begun in Saudi Arabia of the first woman accused of involvement in protests in a Shia-majority area of the kingdom, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The Okaz daily did not name the accused, but gave her age as 43. It said she is “the first woman accused of being involved […]

Saudi embassy confirms UK attacker had been in Saudi Arabia

Saudi embassy confirms UK attacker had been in Saudi Arabia

AP A handout picture released by the British Metropolitan Police Service shows Khalid Masood (aka Adrian Elms, Adrian Russell Ajao). — AFP The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in London says that the Westminster attacker was in the country three times and taught English there. A statement released late Friday says Khalid Masood taught English […]

Malaysian police say foiled attack on Arab royalty ahead of Saudi King visit

Malaysian police say foiled attack on Arab royalty ahead of Saudi King visit

Malaysian police say foiled attack on Arab royalty ahead of Saudi King visit Saudi Arabia’s King Salman inspects an honour guard at the Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia February 26, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS KUALA LAMPUR: Malaysia on Tuesday said the seven militants arrested late last month were planning an attack on “Arab royalties” visiting its […]

Pre-Islamic Civilization in Madain Saleh in Saudi Arabia

Pre-Islamic Civilization in Madain Saleh in Saudi Arabia

Madain Saleh is a pre-Islamic archaeological site located in the Al-Ula sector, within the Al Madinah Region of Saudi Arabia, approximately 400km north-west of Madinah. Formerly known as Hegra it is the largest conserved site of the civilization of the Nabataeans south of Petra in Jordan. The site features 131 massive rock cut tombs with […]