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PM Nawaz, Army Chief to visit Saudi Arabia, Iran for mediation

PM Nawaz, Army Chief to visit Saudi Arabia, Iran for mediation

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and COAS General Raheel Sharif will visit Saudi Arabia and Iran on Monday ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif would travel to Riyadh and Tehran together on Monday in an attempt to persuade them to de-escalate and resolve their disputes diplomatically. Riyadh and Tehran have been engaged in a verbal ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia defence minister assured of Pakistan’s support

Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince and Defence Minister, Mohammed bin Salman and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at PM House in Islamabad on January 10, 2016.

Saudi defence minister arrived in Islamabad to discuss Pakistan’s cooperation in the 34-nation anti-terror coalition of Islamic countries the KSA has recently formed ISLAMABAD – The Deputy Crown Prince and Minister for Defence of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Mohammad bin Salman Al-Saud, arrived in Islamabad on Sunday on a day-long official visit. Defence Minister Khawaj Asif and Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz ... Read More »

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia agree on joint counter-terrorism efforts

Saudi Foreign Minister meets Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his recent visit.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir  held meetings with Pakistani leadership during his official visit to Pakistan ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and Saudi Arabia agreed to promote work together to defeat their common enemy – terrorism. This development came forward during a visit by the Saudi Foreign Minister Dr Adel Al-Jubeir to discuss the ongoing diplomatic standoff between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Saudi Foreign Minister, ... Read More »

Oil dives below $33 — the lowest price in 11 years

Oil workers in Nasiriyah, Iraq, which has ramped up output recently. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Oil prices hit their lowest in over 11 years on Wednesday, as the row between Saudi Arabia and Iran was seen making any cooperation between major exporters to cut output even more unlikely. Evidence of slowing economic growth in China and India has fueled fears that even strong demand elsewhere may not be enough to mop up the excess crude ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia breaks off ties with Iran, envoys to leave Riyadh in 48 hours

Iranian men hold portraits of prominent Shiite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr during a demonstration against his execution by Saudi authorities, on January 3, 2016, outside the Saudi embassy in Tehran. Photo by ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images

Tensions sparked by cleric’s execution raise alarm about growing hostilities in regional battle for influence between two countries Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic relations with Iran as tensions between the two long-time regional rivals reached new heights amid concern what it could mean for the fight against ISIS, as well as other conflicts in the Middle East region. Saudi Arabia announced ... Read More »

Iranian protesters damage Saudi embassy execution of Shia cleric

Firefighters arrive at the scene of the Saudi Arabian embassy which was torched by members of an angry mob in Tehran. Photo: EPA

Iran leader sees ‘divine vengeance’ for Saudi cleric execution Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran early on Sunday as Shi’ite Muslim Iran reacted with fury to Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent Shi’ite cleric. Demonstrators who had massed at the embassy gates to protest against cleric Nimr al-Nimr’s execution broke into the embassy and started fires before being ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia executes 47 on terrorism charges, including top Shia cleric

Mansour Al-Turki, L, and Mansour Al-Ghafari, spokesmen for the Interior and Justice ministries respectively. (SPA)

Region anger was growing tonight after Saudi Arabia announced the execution of 47 prisoners accused of terrorism charges, including a Muslim Shi’ite cleric who was a central figure in 2011 Arab Spring-inspired protests in the kingdom. RIYADH: Saudi Arabia executed 47 people on Saturday for terrorism, mostly suspected Al-Qaeda members, Saudi Interior Ministry said on Saturday. The Ministry statement, published ... Read More »

Fire in Saudi hospital kills at least 25, injures 100

Saudi civil defence agency workers at the hospital after the fire. Photo: Reuters

At least 25 killed and 100 people injured after blaze breaks out at Jazan hospital in Saudi Arabia RIYADH (Saudi Arabia) – A fire at a hospital in Saudi Arabia killed 25 people and injured more than 100 others as it ripped through the intensive care unit and the maternity ward before dawn, the Saudi civil defence agency said. The fire broke ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia announces 34 Islamic Countries coalition to fight terrorism

Saudi Arabia announces 34 Islamic Countries coalition to combat terrorism

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia has announced a 34-country Islamic military alliance to combat all such organizations which aim at terrorizing the innocent, spreading killing and corruption in the world. The countries participating in the alliance along with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are: Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Turkey, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Djibouti, Senegal, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Gabon, Guinea, Palestine, ... Read More »

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