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Turkey asks to search Saudi consulate

Turkey has sought permission to search Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul after a prominent journalist from the Kingdom went missing last week following a visit to the building, Turkish television reported on Monday. The request was made after the foreign ministry summoned the Saudi ambassador for a second time over …

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Claims cloud fate of Khashoggi – Erdogan awaits probe results

ANKARA, Oct 7, (AFP): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said he was awaiting the results of an investigation into the disappearance of a Saudi journalist, after a government source said officials believed he had been killed inside Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate. “I am following the (issue) and we …

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Saudi Arabia to offer electronic visa for foreign visitors

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will offer an electronic visa for foreign visitors to attend sporting events and concerts from December, the kingdom said on Tuesday, as it tries to diversify its economy and open up its society. At present, foreigners travelling to the conservative Muslim country are largely restricted to resident …

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Saudi forces arrest armed ‘extremist’ after gunfight

RIYADH, Aug 16, (Agencies): Saudi forces have arrested a heavily armed “extremist” after wounding him in an exchange of gunfire in the kingdom’s conservative central heartland, the interior ministry said early Thursday. The man had embraced the Islamic State group’s “ideology” and was found to be in possession of a …

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Amir, Speaker condemn missile attack on Jizan

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 9, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Thursday sent a cable to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, strongly denouncing a terrorist ballistic missile attack on Saudi Arabia’s southern Jizan province, which left a Yemeni resident dead and several civilians injured. Wishing …

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Riyadh expels Canada envoy, freezes trade

Saudis hit interference in Canada call for release of activists RIYADH/OTTAWA, Aug 6, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment with Canada and expelled the Canadian ambassador, in a stern gesture of retaliation after Ottawa urged it to free arrested civil society activists. The sudden sharp response to criticism …

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Saudis try once ‘lowly’ jobs as economy bites

Cultural attitudes to work changing amid major retooling of lagging economy RIYADH, Aug 1, (AFP): Dishing out burgers and fries slathered with melted cheese, “One Way Burger” is like any other trendy food truck in Riyadh. But it offers something rare — the cook behind the sizzling hot grill is …

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‘Saudi Arabia is in my thoughts’

In commemoration of the brutal Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, analyses and commentaries by historians and politicians are bountiful about this big historic event. In reality, my responsibility as a writer obliges me to be absolutely neutral or at least semi-neutral about anything I write. This is to preserve the honesty …

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Saudi Arabia reduces entry visa charges – Indians, Indonesians to benefit

KUWAIT CITY, May 12: Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Kuwait has taken a decision to reduce the charges for entry visas to Saudi Arabia for some nationalities, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources. They said the visa charges have been reduced for Indians and Indonesians. A single-entry visa costs SAR …

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Saudi Arabia: Will film biz’ next big hope pan out?

LOS ANGELES, May 10, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia may be the biggest star at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The Arab kingdom, which is hosting three panels at the film gathering ranging from theatrical distribution to digital content, has taken up a sprawling space at the Marche du Film, and is …

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