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NHRC calls for extensive probe into Saudi and UAE violations

NHRC calls for extensive probe into Saudi and UAE violations

HE the Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) Dr Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri has called for extensive investigations into the "gross and systematic" violations committed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates against the citizens and residents of Qatar.

Spain cancels sale of 400 bombs to Saudi Arabia

Spain cancels sale of 400 bombs to Saudi Arabia

Spain said Tuesday it has cancelled a 2015 deal to sell 400 laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia, which is leading a coalition fighting rebels in Yemen.

Yemen's Houthis say they fired two missiles at Saudi Arabia

Yemen's Houthis say they fired two missiles at Saudi Arabia

Yemen's Houthi group fired two Zelzal-1 missiles in the direction of Saudi Arabian provinces alongside the joint border, the Houthis' Masirah TV said in a tweet on Sunday.

US committed to Canada, Saudi Arabia ties: State Dept

US committed to Canada, Saudi Arabia ties: State Dept

Mike Pompeo was the highest-level US official to weigh in publicly on the dispute between Ottawa and Riyadh.

Qatar see off Saudi in handball, India in volleyball

Qatar see off Saudi in handball, India in volleyball

The defending champions’ superiority was never in doubt but a somewhat defensive approach in the final stages allowed the Saudis some leeway.

Over 2mn pilgrims gather at Arafat for Haj climax

Over 2mn pilgrims gather at Arafat for Haj climax

More than 2mn Muslims gathered at Mount Arafat Monday, asking Allah's forgiveness as the annual Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia reached its climax.

Saudi Arabia blocking access to Haj: NHRC

Saudi Arabia blocking access to Haj: NHRC

Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of barring its nationals from performing this year's Haj too as part of Riyadh's efforts to politicise religion in the backdrop of the ongoing diplomatic rift between the two countries.

Musk talking to Saudi fund, others as he seeks Tesla buyout financing

Musk talking to Saudi fund, others as he seeks Tesla buyout financing

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Monday a July 31 meeting with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund convinced him he could secure funding to take the electric car-maker private

Canada-Saudi row triggered by a tweet translated into Arabic

Canada-Saudi row triggered by a tweet translated into Arabic

For years, Canadian pressure on human rights in Saudi Arabia had elicited no more than a standard rejection. But all that changed last week, when a Canadian complaint was translated into Arabic and set off a diplomatic row.

Saudi Arabia's aggressive foreign policy stirs international ire

Saudi Arabia's aggressive foreign policy stirs international ire

Saudi Arabia has sought to tame critics with an aggressive foreign policy, but a deadly air raid in Yemen following an acrimonious spat with Canada will only amplify international pressure on the kingdom, analysts say.

Haj operators lose hopes of running trips this year

Haj operators lose hopes of running trips this year

It has become clear that Qataris would not be able to perform the Haj for the second consecutive year on account of the unacceptable hurdles created by the authorities concerned in Saudi Arabia, local Arabic daily Arrayah reported Friday.

Saudi Arabia intercepts two missiles fired by Houthis on Jizan

Saudi Arabia intercepts two missiles fired by Houthis on Jizan

Saudi Arabia intercepted two missiles on Friday fired by Yemen's Houthi group on its southern Jizan province, al-Arabiya TV reported.