Saudi condemns 15 to death for spying for Iran

Saudi condemns 15 to death for spying for Iran (2)

A Saudi court Tuesday sentenced 15 people to death for spying for the kingdom’s rival Iran, local media and a source close to the case said, in a move likely to heighten regional tensions. The source told AFP that most of the 15 Saudis were members of the kingdom’s Shiite minority. Their trial opened in February, a month after Riyadh cut diplomatic More...

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Saudi seeking reciprocity on visa fees minister (1)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
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Saudi seeking reciprocity on visa fees: minister

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s commerce minister said Wednesday that the kingdom is seeking reciprocal treatment on visas, after critics said the introduction of higher fees risked deterring investment. Saudi Arabia More...

Bachelors, single men no longer welcome in Sharjah’s family areas (2)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Saturday, November 12th, 2016
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Bachelors, single men no longer welcome in Sharjah’s family areas?

Bachelors and single men are not allowed to share apartments in Sharjah’s ‘family’ areas, but the practice is on the rise in Al Shuwahain, Al Guwair, Al Majaz, Maysalon and Al Qadisiah, Khaleej Times reports. Families More...

A Saudi man walks at the Tadawul Saudi Stock Exchange, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Monday, June 15, 2015. Saudi Arabia's stock market, valued at $585 billion, opened up to direct foreign investment for the first time Monday, as the kingdom seeks an economic boost amid low global oil prices. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Friday, November 11th, 2016
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Saudi Arabia to pay billions as oil revenues collapses

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is working to pay billions of dollars owed to private firms after oil revenues collapsed, the kingdom’s new finance minister said on Thursday. The arrears have left tens of thousands of foreign More...

Saudi billionaire who slammed Trump sends ‘best wishes’ (3)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Thursday, November 10th, 2016
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Saudi billionaire who slammed Trump sends ‘best wishes’

RIYADH: A billionaire Saudi prince has congratulated US president-elect Donald Trump after previously calling him a disgrace who should have pulled out of the race. “President elect @realDonaldTrump whatever More...

US strikes may have killed 119 civilians in Iraq, Syria Pentagon (2)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Thursday, November 10th, 2016
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US strikes may have killed 119 civilians in Iraq, Syria: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon said Wednesday that US air strikes in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic State group may have killed 119 civilians since 2014, a figure far lower than casualty estimates by monitoring groups. The More...

Which billionaire moguls have been elected to power
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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Which billionaire moguls have been elected to power?

PARIS: Donald Trump, the real estate mogul, reality TV star and US president-elect whose worth Forbes estimates at $3.7 billion, joins an ultra-elite group of billionaire business tycoons who have come to power More...

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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World in shock as Trump surges to victory in United States

WASHINGTON: Republican Donald Trump edged closer to winning the White House with a series of shocking wins in key states such as Florida and Ohio, rattling world markets that had expected Democrat Hillary Clinton More...

Muslims shock as Trump wins US Presidency (2)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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Muslims shock as Trump wins US Presidency

JAKARTA: “I’m very afraid, will there be more wars? Will America attack Muslim countries again?” asked Indonesian activist Alijah Diete as Donald Trump edged closer to a shock victory in the US election. Muslims More...

Female employees in Saudi hospital accuse boss of abusing them (1)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
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Female employees in Saudi hospital accuse boss of abusing them

A number of Saudi female social workers in King Fahd government hospital in Al-Baha have accused their direct boss of abusing and badmouthing them, local media reported. According to a report published in Arab More...