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  • Brazil to meet Argentina, Saudi Arabia in friendlies
    SourcesBrazil to meet Argentina, Saudi Arabia in friendlies

    Brazil will play international friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Argentina in October, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said.

    1 year ago
  • 'Gold' becomes first Bollywood film to release in Saudi Arabia (Lead)
    Sources'Gold' becomes first Bollywood film to release in Saudi Arabia (Lead)

    Akshay Kumar starrer "Gold" is the first Hindi film to release in Saudi Arabia, the National Award-winning actor says.

    1 year ago
  • Pompeo speaks with Canadian FM, calls for resolution of Saudi dispute
    SourcesPompeo speaks with Canadian FM, calls for resolution of Saudi dispute

    US State Department said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spoken with his Canadian counterpart Chrystia Freeland to discuss Canada's diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia, urging the two sides to solve their disputes quickly.

    2 years ago
  • Saudi Arabia to develop ritual sites in Mecca
    SourcesSaudi Arabia to develop ritual sites in Mecca

    Saudi Arabia on Thursday announced a comprehensive project to develop the ritual sites in Mecca, the media reported.

    2 years ago
  • US not to intervene in Canada-Saudi Arabia row
    SourcesUS not to intervene in Canada-Saudi Arabia row

    The US said that it will not intervene in the ongoing diplomatic row between Canada and Saudi Arabia.

    2 years ago
  • US urges probe into Yemen attack amid accusations of supporting Saudi Arabia
    SourcesUS urges probe into Yemen attack amid accusations of supporting Saudi Arabia

    As accusations grew over the US reported support of the Saudi-led coalition in the attack in Yemen that caused huge civilian casualties, the US State Department has urged to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into the airstrikes. In a press briefing on Thursday, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said although Washington does not have full details of the attacks on the ground, it is certainly "concerned about" the reports of civilian casualties in the war-torn Middle East nation, Xinhua reported. "We call on the Saudi-led coalition to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into the incident. We take all credible accounts of civilian casualties very seriously. We call on the parties to take appropriate measures to protect civilians in accordance with international law and urge all parties to investigate all reported incidents of civilian casualties," she said. Washington has been reportedly provided weapons, training and targeting data to Saudi Arabia that had facilitated the attacks. As questions has also mounted over the Saudi-led coalition's earlier assertion that the attacks had been conducted in accordance with international law, the call for further investigation into the issue by independent bodies has been rising. Nauert dodged the questions, only saying that "we regret any loss of civilian life" and "Saudi Arabia is an important strategic partner in the region to the United States." At least 43 civilians, mostly children, were killed on Thursday when Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit buses in Yemen's northern province of Saada. The Saudi-led coalition later defended the airstrike as "legitimate" response to a deadly Houthi attack on the Saudi border city Jazan. Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdulsalam mocked the statement, saying "this is a war crime". Henrietta Fore, head of the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef), strongly condemned the airstrike. "Attacks on children are absolutely unacceptable," said Fore. "I'm horrified by the reported airstrike on innocent children, some with Unicef backpacks. Enough is enough." "Attacking children is the lowest any party of this conflict can go," UNICEF Yemen Resident Representative Meritxell Relano told UN News. "There is no justification whatsoever to attacking children." The Saada attack was the latest in a series of recent airstrikes against civilians launched by the Saudi-led coalition on Yemen. Last week, the Saudi-led coalition airstrikes struck the gate of al-Thawra hospital and adjacent fish market in Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, killing 52 civilians and wounding 102 others. Saudi Arabia has led an Arab military coalition that had intervened in the Yemen war since 2015 to support the government of exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

    2 years ago
  • Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, recalls envoy
    SourcesSaudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, recalls envoy

    Saudi Arabia announced that it was expelling the Ambassador of Canada and froze new trade deals with the country after Ottawas criticism of human-rights violations in the Islamic Kingdom.

    2 years ago
  • Iran plans to open interests office in Saudi Arabia
    SourcesIran plans to open interests office in Saudi Arabia

    Iran plans to open an interests office in Saudi Arabia to undertake diplomatic affairs, Tasnim news agency reported Saturday.

    2 years ago