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    Waiting for Saladin

    In Pakistan, institutions have been so enfeebled by years of misrule that it is relatively easy for a dictator to bend them to his will. The higher judiciary might be showing its teeth now, but for decades.
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    Will head Muslim alliance on 3 conditions:Raheel

    Former Pak Army Chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif has put forth three conditions to assume the command of a 39-nation Islamic military alliance, a retired army officer claimed today.
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    Saudi Arabia increases quota of Indian pilgrims visiting Mecca,Madina

    The Saudi Arabian Government has increased the quota of Indian pilgrims visiting Mecca and Madina by 34, 500 for 2017.The decision came after Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah
  • While visiting Beirut in November, Saudi Prince Khaled al-Faisal, the governor of Mecca and also a nephew of King Salman bin Abdulaziz, invited Lebanon's Aoun to visit his country. PHOTO: Reuters

    Lebanon's Aoun visits Riyadh to mend fences with Saudi Arabia

    Lebanese President Michel Aoun, an ally of Iran-backed  group Hezbollah, flew to Saudi Arabia on Monday on his first visit abroad since his October election hoping to ease tensions rooted in the rivalry between Riyadh and Tehran.
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    Iran says it has finally received Saudi Hajj invite

    Iran said Tuesday it had finally received an official invitation from Saudi Arabia for its pilgrims to attend this year's Hajj, two weeks after Riyadh announced it.
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    Raheel Sharif to head Islamic military alliance

    Pakistan's recently retired army chief Gen Raheel Sharif will head the Saudi Arabia-led 39-nation Islamic military coalition formed to combat terrorism, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said today.
  • The Arab News daily said Riyadh would welcome pilgrims for hajj and the smaller umra rite "irrespective of their nationalities or sectarian affiliations, including Iranian pilgrims". PHOTO: AFP

    Iran denies receiving Saudi invite for hajj talks

     Iran has denied receiving any invitation from Saudi Arabia for talks on the hajj, after a row between the arch-foes saw its pilgrims stay at home last year.
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    US cancels weapons transfers to Saudi over Yemen campaign

    The White House has blocked the transfer of precision munitions to ally Saudi Arabia, amid anger about the civilian death toll from the kingdom's bombing campaign in Yemen.
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    US okays $7bn aircraft sales to Arab allies

    The Pentagon has given the go-ahead for the sale of $7 billion worth of military aircraft and missiles to four Arab states, the bulk of which is to head to Saudi Arabia.
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    'World has forgotten the Yemen war'

    The world is ignoring the worsening humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen, the senior UN humanitarian official in the country has warned.Nearly two years of war between a Saudi-led Arab coalition and the Iran-allied Houthi movement has worsened
  • Saudi man gets 15 years for Nimr's support

    Saudi man gets 15 years for Nimr's support

    A court in Riyadh has sentenced a Saudi national to 15 years in prison for supporting executed Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, local media reported on Thursday.
  • Yemenis recover the bodies of people from the rubble at a detention centre hit by Saudi-led coalition air strikes. -AFP

    Saudi-led coalition air strikes on Yemen detention centre kill 60

    Saudi-led coalition air strikes on rebel-held security buildings in western Yemen have killed at least 60 people, many of them inmates buried under the rubble of their detention centre.
  • During a debate at the House of Commons in Parliament on Wednesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May shunned answering the call of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to end the country's weapons sales to Saudi Arabia.

    UK refuses to withdraw support for Saudi Arabia

    British Prime Minister Theresa May has refused to withdraw her support for UK weapons sales to Saudi Arabia as well as Riyadh's membership at the UN Human Rights Council despite the regime’s atrocities in Yemen.
  • (L-R) US Secretary of State John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed make a joint statement on Yemen at Lancaster House in London on October 16, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

    UN-Mediated Ceasefire Goes Into Effect in Yemen

    A fresh ceasefire has gone into effect in Yemen, which started a minute before midnight on Wednesday, and will continue for 72 hours.The United Nations envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed,
  • Yemeni people and rescue workers react amid the rubble of a destroyed building following Saudi airstrikes on a funeral site in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, October 8, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

    Yemen urges UN to put end to Saudi war

    Yemen’s top governing body has called on the United Nations (UN) and the Security Council to intervene in order to put an end to Saudi Arabia's atrocious war.