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Dozens of Saudi trading accounts freezed

RIYADH: In the on-going saudi round-up, dozens of Trading accounts of Saudis accused of corruption have been frozen, and fears of off-shore accounts being freezed grow among the Kingdom’s rich section. These trading accounts were blocked at the request of ...

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King Salman to step down by next week, says report

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to step down and announce his 32-year-old son, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman as his successor next week, as per the sources.   The 81-year-old king will remain as a ceremonial figurehead, while the official ...

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Ajman: Ruler adopts two Syrian refugee siblings

Ajman: Ruler of Ajman Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi and also Supreme Council member on Monday has offered to adopt two Syrian refugee siblings. The video of the girl Reem gladly accepting his Sheikh Humaid’s offer has gone viral ...

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New UAE draft law bans unauthorized religious activities

The Federal National Council has passed a new draft law imposing fines and jail term on anyone holding religious lectures and lessons or memorisation of the Holy Quran gatherings without approval. The new draft law to the effect was passed ...

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Dubai: Three-day super sale announced

Dubai: Ahead of the much awaited Dubai shopping festival, the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) has announced a three-day sale all over Dubai which is scheduled for 23 to 25 November 2017. The sale will be offering discounts from ...

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Bahrain calls pipeline blast ‘terrorist’ sabotage, links it to Iran

Bahrain said the explosion which caused a fire at its main oil pipeline on Friday was caused by “terrorist” sabotage, linking the unprecedented attack to its arch-foe Iran, which denies any role in the Gulf island kingdom’s unrest. A key ...

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Indian expats in Saudi Arabia not affected by fees imposed on dependents: ambassador

Jubail [Saudi Arabia]: The Indian diaspora in Saudi Arabia has not been affected by the family fees imposed on the dependents of expatriates. A huge number of the Indian expatriates came to the kingdom without their families; therefore, the new ...

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Tension mount as Lebanon’s PM Hariri disappeared in Saudi Arabia

Beirut: Lebanon’s president urged Saudi Arabia today to explain why Saad Hariri had not returned to Beirut since his surprise resignation as prime minister a week ago. Hariri announced on November 4 in a televised statement from Riyadh that he ...

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Saudi arrest of Osama’s half-brother Bakr bin Laden shatters royal entente

RIYADH: Among those caught in the unprecedented arrests this week of top princes, wealthy businessmen and senior officials was the scion of one of Saudi Arabia’s most recognizable families: Bakr Binladin, the chairman of the kingdom’s pre-eminent contractor and Osama ...

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Prince Abdulaziz is alive and well, Saudi rejects death rumours

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday roundly rejected reports that a prominent prince had been killed in a sweeping anti-corruption purge of the kingdom’s elite. Prince Abdulaziz bin Fahd, a son of the late king Fahd, was rumoured to have been ...

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Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen: 50 killed, injured

Sanaa: At least 50 people, including civilians, were killed and injured in fresh Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on a village in Yemen’s northwest province of Hajjah on Tuesday, a provincial security official and medics said. The airstrikes targeted Harran village, which ...

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Saudi prince dies in helicopter crash near country’s border with Yemen

Asir [Saudi Arabia]: A Saudi Arabian prince, Mansour bin Muqrin, has been killed, along with seven officials, in a helicopter crash near the country’s border with Yemen. Eight people were on board the helicopter and none are believed to have ...

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Saudi Arabia detains 11 princes, 4 ministers in corruption cases

Riyadh [Saudi Arabia]: A new Saudi anti-corruption committee has detained 11 princes, four sitting ministers and dozens of former ministers. According to The New York Times, arrests include Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. The committee is headed by Crown PrinceAccording to ...

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Earthquake of magnitude 4 hits south Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: An earthquake of magnitude 4 hits Al-Namas governorate in ‘Asir Province, Saudi Arabia on 3rd November. According to news published in Khaleej Times, the Saudi Geological Survey said that an earthquake with a magnitude of 4 on the Richter ...

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