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Saudi Mufti slams plans for opening cinemas, concerts in kingdom

Saudi Mufti slams plans for opening cinemas, concerts in kingdom

Saudi Arabia’s radical top religious authority has slammed government plans for opening cinemas and concerts in the kingdom, saying such places would be harmful and corrupting. In remarks published on his website on Saturday, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh said cinemas would encourage immorality in the kingdom. “I hope those in charge of the Entertainment Authority are guided to …

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Saudi sentences foreign workers to lashes, jail over unpaid wages protest

Saudi sentences foreign workers to lashes, jail over unpaid wages protest

Saudi Arabia has sentenced dozens of foreign construction workers to lashes and jail for a protest held several months ago over unpaid wages. A court in Mecca on Tuesday sentenced some of the workers to four months in prison and 300 lashes for staging the protest, during which public property was destroyed, and for allegedly inciting unrest during the demonstration. …

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Over 2,000 nationals abroad fighting alongside Takfiri militants: Saudi ministry

Over 2,000 nationals abroad fighting alongside Takfiri militants: Saudi ministry

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry has acknowledged that more than 2,000 of its citizens have traveled to other countries, including Syria, to join Takfiri militant groups. “The number of Saudis proven to be in conflict areas is 2,093,” the ministry spokesman General Mansour al-Turki told daily newspaper Al-Hayat on Monday, adding that over 70 percent of them, or 1,540, were fighting …

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Corbyn says May must come clean over UK-made cluster bombs

Corbyn says May must come clean over UK-made cluster bombs

PM urged to explain why it took so long for UK to establish truth over weapons deployed by Saudi Arabia in Yemen. Theresa May must explain why it took so long for the government to establish that British-made cluster bombs banned by an international treaty were dropped by Saudi Arabia in Yemen, Jeremy Corbyn has said. The Labour leader said …

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Boris Johnson accuses Saudi Arabia of ‘twisting and abusing’ Islam

Boris Johnson accuses Saudi Arabia of 'twisting and abusing' Islam

Foreign secretary, who has been accused of a series of diplomatic gaffes, breaks with convention by publicly criticising UK ally Boris Johnson accused Saudi Arabia of abusing Islam and acting as a puppeteer in proxy wars throughout the Middle East, in remarks that flout a longstanding Foreign Office convention not to criticise the UK’s allies in public. The foreign secretary …

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Saudi Arabia: Mass death sentences in ‘spy trial’ a travesty of justice

Saudi Arabia: Mass death sentences in ‘spy trial’ a travesty of justice

The condemning of 15 people to death by the Specialized Criminal Court today after a grossly unfair trial is a travesty of justice and a serious violation of human rights, said Amnesty International. The men were among 32 people arrested across Saudi Arabia in 2013 and 2014 who were accused of spying for Iran. Fifteen others were sentenced to prison …

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Navy widow first to sue Saudi Arabia over 9/11, hundreds more set to follow

Navy widow first to sue Saudi Arabia over 9/11, hundreds more set to follow

The first lawsuit has been filed against Saudi Arabia for allegedly providing material support to Osama bin Laden and his team of terrorist hijackers prior to the 9/11 attacks. The filing comes days after Congress passed a law that allows US citizens to sue terror-supporting states. Stephanie Ross DeSimone was pregnant with Navy Commander Patrick Dunn’s daughter when he was …

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US, Western allies know Saudi Arabia is backing terror groups: Noam Chomsky

US, Western allies know Saudi Arabia is backing terror groups: Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky, a renowned American political activist and philosopher, has accused the United States and its Western allies of knowing about but choosing to turn a blind eye to Saudi Arabia’s support for terrorist groups. In an interview with Lebanese Al-Mayadeen television channel on Saturday, Chomsky said Riyadh is engaged in spreading extremist outfits, something the US and the West …

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