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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 […]

Saudi King to visit White House in 2018

Saudi King to visit White House in 2018

WASHINGTON:  King Salman of Saudi Arabia will make an official visit to Washington early next year for talks with President Donald Trump, the White House said Wednesday. The two leaders held a telephone conversation in which they discussed how to advance shared goals such as strengthening security and prosperity in the Middle East, the White […]

Saudi firm raises Careem’s investment to $500m

Saudi firm raises Careem’s investment to $500m

Reuters An investment of $150 million by a Saudi Arabia-based venture capital firm in Careem raised its investment capital to $500m, a statement from the Dubai-based ride-hailing company said. The $150m investment was undertaken by carmaker Daimler and Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding, a firm owned by billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. Venture capital firm DCM […]

PTI submits resolution against Saudi alliance in NA

PTI submits resolution against Saudi alliance in NA

By Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday submitted a resolution in the National Assembly Secretariat against Pakistan’s decision to join Saudi-led 41-nation Islamic military alliance and appointment of General (retd) Raheel Sharif as its head. Taking cogniscance of Article 40 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan which states, inter alia, “The […]

Saudi finance minister says no income taxes for Saudi citizens

Saudi finance minister says no income taxes for Saudi citizens

REUTERS Saudi Arabia’s finance minister said on Sunday that citizens would not pay taxes on income and Saudi companies would not see their profits taxed under sweeping economic reforms being introduced in the oil-rich kingdom. The collapse in oil prices after mid-2014 has pushed Saudi Arabia to contemplate a radical overhaul of all parts of […]

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 […]

Popular Saudi cleric banned from Twitter

Popular Saudi cleric banned from Twitter

Popular Saudi cleric banned from Twitter REUTERS Awad al-Qarni.─Photo courtesy: twitter A Saudi Islamic leader with more than two million Twitter followers has been banned from writing by a court that him of jeopardising public order. Awad al-Qarni, previously accused of links to the banned Muslim Brotherhood, was also fined 100,000 riyals, Okaz newspaper reported […]

Saudi deputy crown prince, Trump meeting a ‘turning point’ in ties: Saudi adviser

Saudi deputy crown prince, Trump meeting a ‘turning point’ in ties: Saudi adviser

Saudi deputy crown prince, Trump meeting a ‘turning point’ in ties: Saudi adviser Agency US President Donald Trump and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defence Mohammed bin Salman meet at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 14.— Reuters Saudi Arabia hailed a “historical turning point” in US-Saudi relations after a meeting between […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]