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Pakistan Navy ship Khaibar visits Saudi port

Pakistan Navy ship Khaibar visits Saudi port

JEDDAH – Pakistan Navy’s guided missile destroyer PNS Khaibar paid a goodwill visit at Jeddah port to further strengthen ties between Pakistan Navy and Royal Saudi Naval Force. The commanding officer of the ship called on the Western Fleet Commander Adm. Saeed Al Zahrani in a meeting where further strengthening of bilateral ties and inter-organizational procedures was discussed. The commanding officer reiterated that ... Read More »

Millions of Muslims across the world celebrate Eid ul Fitr

muslims celebrate eid

Millions of people around the world have gathered for prayers and feasting to mark the end of the Holy Month Across the world, millions of Muslims have marked the end of Ramadan with prayers, feasting and family time. Traditional greetings during the Islamic holiday begin with Eid Mubarak, which means “Have a blessed Eid.” Families gather together to pray, share ... Read More »

Muslim world condemns terror attacks in Saudi Arabia

Pakistan, UAE, Turkey, Iran, Qatar and other leaders from Muslim world condemn terror attacks in Saudi Arabia and urge for unity among muslims Gulf and Arab States strongly condemned terrorist attacks that rocked Saudi Arabia on Monday, pledging to unify efforts to combat terrorism in all its forms. A suicide bombing outside Prophet’s Mosque (PBUH) in Madina killed four Saudi ... Read More »

Iranian pilgrims to miss Hajj 2016 as Saudi Arabia, Iran Hajj talks fail

Muslim pilgirms during Hajj in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, Iran officials blame each other over Hajj talks’ failure while Iranian Muslims to miss out on annual pilgrimage Iranian Muslims will miss out on the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia in September 2016, as Tehran and Riyadh blame each other over failure of Hajj 2016 arrangements. Ali Jannati, Iran’s minister of culture and Islamic guidance, said talks between Iran and ... Read More »

Sacked workers in Saudi Arabia set fire to buses in protest

Saudi Binladin Group Employees Set Fire to Buses in Protest

Binladin Group had given the sacked foreign workers a permanent exit visa to leave the country RIYADH (Saudi Arabia) – Employees at construction giant Saudi Binladin Group have reportedly set fire to more than seven company buses in the latest protest against alleged late payment of salaries and a reported 50,000 redundancies. Mecca’s Civil Defense Major Nayef al-Sharif said no ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia bans imports of shrimps from Pakistan

Workers at a shrimp factory

Saudi Arabia has banned shrimp imports from Pakistan as a precautionary measure after detecting white spot disease in crustaceans exported from the country, according to Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA). The measure is based on a report of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), which included Pakistan in the index of countries with shrimp affected by the disease. ... Read More »

Pakistan’s Middle East Policy: Striking a balance between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia

Is it possible for Pakistan to strike a balance between ties with Saudi Arabia and Iran? The answer is Yes. Former Ambassador Masood Khan explains how.. By Masood Khan The essence of President Hassan Rohani’s visit to Islamabad was bilateral relations between Pakistan and Iran but the strategic overhang of the visit was no less important. Post-nuclear deal with six ... Read More »

PM Nawaz, Gen Raheel attend closing ceremony of war games in Saudi Arabia

PM Nawaz, Gen Raheel attend closing ceremony of war games in Saudi Arabia

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif Thursday attended closing ceremony of joint military exercise “North Thunder” in Saudi Arabia’s Hafarul Batin city RIYADH (Saudi Arabia) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and leaders of other countries attended the ceremony along Khadim al Harmain Al Sharifain King Salman Bin ... Read More »

India world’s largest arms importer; US, Russia dominate arms sales

Saudi Arabia announces military alliance to fight any terrorist group

India emerged as the world’s largest arms importer, accounting for 14% of the global imports in the 2011-2015 timeframe. The latest data on international arms transfers released by a global think-tank, SIPRI, also shows India’s arms imports remain three times greater than those of its rivals China and Pakistan. Its biggest suppliers are Russia, the US, Israel and France. India’s imports ... Read More »

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