Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

11Nov/17

How Saudi Arabia turned on Lebanon’s Hariri

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (NOVEMBER 6, 2017) (SAUDI TV) – From the moment former Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri’s plane touched down in Saudi Arabia on Friday (November 3), he was in for a surprise. There was no line-up of Saudi princes or ministry officials, as would typically greet a prime minister on an official visit to King Salman, senior sources close to Hariri and top Lebanese political and security officials said. His phone was confiscated, and the next day he was forced to resign as prime minister in a statement broadcast by a Saudi-owned TV channel. Continue reading

05Nov/17

Saudis back corruption probe arrests

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (NOVEMBER 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – Saudi Arabian citizens reacted positively to the reports of 11 princes, four current ministers and dozens of former ministers being detained by authorities on Saturday (November 4) Continue reading

03Jan/16

Saudi Arabia severs ties with Iran-minister

Saudi Arabia said it had severed ties with Iran over the storming of the Saudi embassy in Tehran, in a worsening diplomatic crisis between the regional rivals following the kingdom’s execution of a prominent Shi’ite cleric.

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03Jan/16

Protesters set fire to Saudi embassy in Tehran over Shi’ite cleric execution

Iranian protesters set fire to the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, as Shi’ite Muslim Iran react with fury to Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent Shi’ite cleric.

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03Jan/16

Nimr’s execution will lead to the end of Saudi regime – Houthi official

A Houthi official in Yemen says that the execution of prominent Saudi cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nirm will lead to boiling anger among Muslims.

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03Jan/16
Protesters outside the Saudi embassy in London

Protesters in London demonstrate against Saudi executions

Protesters gathers outside Saudi embassy in London to condemn execution of leading Saudi cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, the most vocal critic of the ruling Al Saud among the Shi’ite minority. Continue reading