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Abducted Saudi diplomat asks king to meet Al Qaeda demands


May 26th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, May 26 (IANS) A Saudi diplomat appeared in an online video Saturday for the first time since he was kidnapped in March and asked Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah to ... Read more...

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Pakistan sets date with Saudi dates


March 25th, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Thousands of boxes of dates gifted by Saudi Arabia to Pakistan are set to be distributed in various provinces of the country.The Saudi government had ... Read more...

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Saudi man tries to sell son on Facebook


January 11th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Riyadh, Jan 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Saudi man has offered his son for sale on Facebook. Saud bin Nasser Al Shahry says he decided to sell his son after his illegal debt ... Read more...

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No mass exodus of Indian nurses from Saudi Arabia: Ravi


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) There are no instances where exodus of Indian nurses in large numbers from Saudi Arabia has taken place, parliament was told Wednesday.Replying to a ... Read more...

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US blacklists Lebanon explosives expert


November 23rd, 2011 - 3:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) The US state department has blacklisted an explosives expert of a Lebanon-based militant group.Ibrahim Suleiman Hamad Al-Hablain, who works for the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, is a ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia bans maids from Indonesia, Philippines


July 1st, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, July 1 (IANS/AKI) Saudi Arabia has announced plans to stop issuing visas to women domestic workers from Indonesia and the Philippines after the countries put forward strict conditions on ... Read more...

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Osama’s death to help end terror: Saudi Arabia


May 2nd, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, May 2 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has said the death of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was a step forward for international forces in combating global terrorism.Bin Laden was ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s stance on Middle East crisis might be driven by “own interests”


April 29th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Pakistan's stance on Middle East crisis might be driven by "own interests"Islamabad, April 29(ANI): Pakistan might be taking sides in a 'neo-cold war' between Iran and the Arab world, Minister of State ... Read more...

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S.Arabia gives Rs 3 crore to Pak to redress Haj pilgrims’ grievances


April 20th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 20(ANI): Saudi Arabia has given three crore rupees to Pakistan's Religious Affairs Ministry as compensation for problems faced by Pakistani pilgrims during last year's Haj.The sum was to be paid ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia not involved in Davis case discussions with Pakistan: Report


March 16th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 16(ANI): Saudi Arabia or its embassy in Pakistan has no role to play in the case of double murder-accused CIA defence contractor Raymond Davis, who is currently under detention ... Read more...

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Government to meet Muslim MPs on Haj facility reforms


February 24th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The government Thursday said it will soon call a meeting of Muslim members from both houses of parliament to seek suggestions on reforming Haj pilgrimage facilities."I plan ... Read more...

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WiliLeaks cables state Saudi oil reserves may be overstated by almost 40 percent


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.10 (ANI): Leaked American diplomatic cables released by the whistle blowing web site WikiLeaks have revealed that the United States fears that Saudi Arabia, the world's largest crude oil exporter, may ... Read more...

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Saudi oil stock exaggerated by 40 percent: WikiLeaks


February 10th, 2011 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) The estimated stock of oil in Saudi Arabia was 40 percent higher than the country's actual reserve, which according to the US is not enough to check the ... Read more...

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Nawaz-Musharraf ‘ten-year exile agreement’ expires


December 11th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 11(ANI): The ten-year exile accord signed between former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has expired, a private TV channel has reported.Although Nawaz never ... Read more...

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Desperate Housewives: The Latest Way Of Tackling Extremist Jihadi Sentiments


December 10th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The channel “Al Hurra”, on which $650 million of the U.S taxpayer’s money has been spent, is watched only in Iraq and viewership is negligible in other parts of the region. ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda planned to use poisoned perfume to kill Saudi govt. officials


December 5th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 5 (ANI): Al-Qaeda militants planned to kill Saudi government and security officials by using poisoned perfumes to their offices.The group also "planned to rob banks and companies to finance their ... Read more...

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Nawaz ‘disappointed’ Saudis by violating promise of abstaining from politics: WikiLeaks


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 3 (ANI): During his exile, former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had promised the Saudis not to engage in any political activity, but he violated his commitment much to ... Read more...

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Pakistan condemns WikliLeaks expose


November 29th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Pakistan Monday condemned the expose by whistleblowing website WikiLeaks and said it was still analysing the information contained in the sensitive US diplomatic cables."The US administration ... Read more...

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6-18yr Brit Muslim pupils being taught Sharia law lessons to chop off thieves’ hands


November 22nd, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): British Muslim pupils, as young as six, are being taught how to chop off thieves' hands or feet as a dreaded punishment under the Sharia law, according to ... Read more...

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Gilani to oust Religious Affairs Minister over defective Haj arrangements


November 21st, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 21 (ANI): Taking serious notice of inadequate Haj arrangements, corruption and irresponsible statement about the Saudi government, Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has decided to show the ... Read more...

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Pakistan protests ill-treatment of Haj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia


November 19th, 2010 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Pakistan has lodged an official protest with Saudi Arabia after receiving reports of ill-treatment of thousands of Haj pilgrims from the country and sought a hefty ... Read more...

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Saudi clerics endorse ban on female cashiers


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:19 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Riyadh Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) One of the powerful Islamic board of clerics have ruled that a fatwa, which bans women from being cashiers is right and as a result they endorse ... Read more...

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With husband’s body not released, Indian woman in limbo in Saudi Arabia


October 22nd, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Nearly nine months after her husband died suddenly in Saudi Arabia, Shalini Chawla, along with her two small children, is not able to return ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia to freeze Sri Lankan recruitment over maid torture charges?


October 12th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): The Saudi Arabian National Recruitment Committee has urged the government to freeze hiring thousands of workers from Sri Lanka as soon as possible.According to the BBC, the ... Read more...

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An Advertisement For An Anti-Impotence Pill In Saudi Arabia Engenders A Downpour Of Complaints


September 8th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 8, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Several watchers of television in Saudi Arabia found themselves in an astounded condition recently when a state-owned broadcaster exhibited an advertisement for an anti-impotence pill.What ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda threatens to topple Saudi government


August 11th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Aug 11 (IANS) Terror outfit Al Qaeda's Yemeni wing has threatened to overthrow the Saudi government "for its participation in the US-led crusade against Islam". This message was delivered by Saeed Ali ... Read more...

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Saudi placard vandalized, climate talks slowed further


June 11th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bonn, June 11 (IANS) The official placard of the Saudi Arabian delegation was vandalised at the venue of the global talks here in preparation for the next climate summit. As ... Read more...

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12-year-old bride’s divorce prompts marriage age review in Saudi Arabia


April 22nd, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Apr 22 (ANI): In what could become a prelude to introduction of a minimum age for marriage in Saudi Arabia, a 12-year-old girl has won a divorce from her 80-year-old husband.According ... Read more...

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Nawaz drops by-poll plan to please Saudis: Report


February 1st, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif has decided against contesting a parliamentary by-poll to honour a pledge he had made to his Saudi Arabian benefactors who had ... Read more...

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Freed Yemeni Guantanamo Bay inmates rejoining Al-Qaeda


January 5th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5(ANI): At least 11 former Guantanamo Bay inmates have reportedly rejoined terror organisation Al-Qaeda in its operation in Yemen amid growing concern over the ability of the country's Government to ... Read more...

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Tehran accuses US of abducting nuclear scientist


December 8th, 2009 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 8 (DPA) Tehran Tuesday accused the US of abducting a leading Iranian nuclear scientist who went missing while attending a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in June. "We have evidence that the ... Read more...

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Flash floods kill 77 Haj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia (Lead)


November 26th, 2009 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, Nov 26 (DPA) Seventy-seven people were killed in flash floods as the annual Haj pilgrimage began in the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi government reported Thursday. The civil defence authority ... Read more...

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Floods kill 48 as Haj pilgrimage begins in Saudi Arabia


November 26th, 2009 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, Nov 26 (DPA) Forty-eight people were killed in flash floods as the annual Haj pilgrimage began in the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi government reported Thursday. The civil defence authority ... Read more...

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EU postpones visit to see Pakistani seafood industry


November 16th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Nov 16 (IANS) The postponement of a visit by a European Union (EU) team over the implementation of international standards for seafood export will be "harmful for economic development", an official ... Read more...

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Saudi vice police’s move to create human rights division described as biggest joke in history


October 5th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem/Riyadh, Oct 5 (ANI): A plan by Saudi Arabia's vice police to set up a human-rights division within its ranks to improve its image has been described as the biggest joke in ... Read more...

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