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Saudi Arabia executes member of royal family for murder

Saudi Arabia executes member of royal family for murder

TRANS ASIA NEWSRIYADH :- Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed a member of the royal family for murder, in a rare case involving one of the thousands of members of the House of Saud.

19-10-2016 Saudi Arabia

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Arab coalition says to probe Yemen funeral carnage

Arab coalition says to probe Yemen funeral carnage

TRANS ASIA NEWSSANAA:- The Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen said Sunday it will investigate an air raid that killed more than 140 people at a funeral, after the US said it was reviewing support for the alliance.

10-10-2016 Saudi Arabia

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Saudi abandons Islamic calendar for govt pay

Saudi abandons Islamic calendar for govt pay

TRANS ASIA NEWS RIYADH: Saudi government workers will be paid according to the Gregorian calendar instead of the Islamic Hijri calendar, making the working month longer as part of cost-cutting measures, newspapers reported Monday.

03-10-2016 Saudi Arabia

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Troubled Saudi firm lays off 1,300 employees

Troubled Saudi firm lays off 1,300 employees

TRANS ASIA NEWS RIYADH: Woes deepened on Wednesday for employees of troubled conglomerate Saudi Oger which laid off more than 1,300 staff at a printing plant for the Holy Quran, a newspaper reported.

29-09-2016 Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Grand Mufti not to deliver Hajj sermon for first time in 35 years

Saudi Grand Mufti not to deliver Hajj sermon for first time in 35 years

TRANS ASIA NEWSMAKKA:- The Saudi government announced on Saturday that the Grand Mufti Abdulaziz al Ashiekh will not be delivering his Hajj sermon for the first time in 35 years.According to a Saudi news report, the top cleric would not address the pilgrims at Arafat for “health reasons” on Sunday.

11-09-2016 Saudi Arabia

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US Congress allows 9/11 victims to sue S Arabia

US Congress allows 9/11 victims to sue S Arabia

TRANS ASIS NEWSWASHINGTON:- The US Congress has passed a bill that would allow families of those killed in the September 11, 2001, terror attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, although the White House has threatened to veto the measure.

10-09-2016 Saudi Arabia

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Crown prince to run Saudi Arabia as king starts holiday in UK

Crown prince to run Saudi Arabia as king starts holiday in UK

TRANS ASIA NEWSRIYADH:- Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef has been appointed to manage the kingdom’s affairs as King Salman goes on holiday in the United Kingdom.

14-07-2016 Saudi Arabia

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Saudi prosecutors bring charges over Grand Mosque crane disaster

Saudi prosecutors bring charges over Grand Mosque crane disaster

TRANS ASIA NEWSRIYADH: Suspects including engineers and two government employees will face trial in Saudi Arabia over the deaths of 107 people when a crane toppled over at Makkah’s Grand Mosque last year, a local newspaper that reflects government thinking reported on Tuesday.

12-07-2016 Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia says Jeddah Sucide Bomber is a resident working in the the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia says Jeddah Sucide Bomber is a resident working in the the Kingdom

TRANS ASIA NEWS RIYADH:-The Saudi Interior Ministry, said that, the suicide bomber who detonated himself in Jeddah earlier on Monday was a resident working in the kingdom, local TV station Al Arabiya reported. The assailant, described as a man in his 30's, blew himself up in a hospital parking lot in Jeddah,...

05-07-2016 Saudi Arabia

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50 Saudis detained over 'un-Islamic' necklaces, haircuts

50 Saudis detained over 'un-Islamic' necklaces, haircuts

TRANS ASIA NEWS RIYADH: Fifty young men have been arrested in Saudi Arabia for haircuts, necklaces and other adornments considered un-Islamic. The suspects were detained during a Ramazan crackdown in Makkah, according to Saudi news website Sabq. "They were handed over to the department of criminal investigations," said Sabq, which accompanied investigators during...

21-06-2016 Saudi Arabia

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Makkah metro project delayed by financial restructuring: CEO

Makkah metro project delayed by financial restructuring: CEO

TRANS ASIA NEWS Riyadh:- The light rail system planned for Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Makkah has been delayed so that the project’s financing can be restructured, the head of the implementing body said on Wednesday. “The reason for the delay is some restructuring financially,” Ali Abdelfattah, chief executive designate of...

25-05-2016 Saudi Arabia

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Horrific road accidents involving Umrah pilgrims spark concern

Horrific road accidents involving Umrah pilgrims spark concern

TRANS ASIA NEWS LONDON: Four members of a Riyadh-based Indian family, who were returning from Makkah after performing Umrah, died when their car collided with a truck, 150 km away from the capital. Mazhar Hussaini, from Bangalore, his father-in-law Syed Ahmad, mother-in-law Mukhtar Begum and his younger daughter Rida Hussaini lost their...

24-05-2016 Saudi Arabia

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Family of Kashmir youth held by Saudi-intelligence,demand his whereabouts,Police clueless

Family of Kashmir youth held by Saudi-intelligence,demand his whereabouts,Police clueless

TRANS ASIA NEWS Srinagar: Family of a Kashmiri youth who was arrested in Saudi Arabia in December last year has demanded his whereabouts even as Kashmir top police officer feigned ignorance about the matter. Aaqib Majeed Zaroo, son of Abdul Majeed Zaroo, a resident of Khwajayarbal, Saida Kadal, was arrested by...

06-05-2016 Saudi Arabia

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Rights group slams child executions in Saudi Arabia

Rights group slams child executions in Saudi Arabia

TRANS ASIA NEWSHuman Rights Watch has denounced as “appalling” Saudi Arabia’s death penalties for children, as three child offenders are awaiting execution. “Sentencing alleged child offenders to death is an appalling example of the Saudi court system’s injustice,” Sarah Leah Whitson, the Middle East director of HRW, said on Sunday.The...

18-04-2016 Saudi Arabia

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Storms kill 42 in Saudi Arabia, Yemen

Storms kill 42 in Saudi Arabia, Yemen

TRANS ASIA NEWS SANAA: Heavy storms have claimed the lives of at least 42 people over the past week in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, officials in the two neighbouring states said on Thursday. Twenty-four people were killed in northern Yemen, while 18 lives were lost in Saudi Arabia in flooding caused by...

15-04-2016 Saudi Arabia

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Egypt criticized for 'selling' islands to Saudis

Egypt criticized for 'selling' islands to Saudis

TRANS ASIA NEWS CAIRO,: - A presidential decree by Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi selling two uninhabited but strategically important and disputed islands in the Red Sea has prompted criticism of the government. Parliamentary discussion of the issue is shaping up to be difficult despite the fact that most of the assembly...

13-04-2016 Saudi Arabia

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Saudis guarantee freedom of passage in Tiran Straits: Israel

Saudis guarantee freedom of passage in Tiran Straits: Israel

TRANS ASIA NEWSIsraeli minister for military affairs Moshe Yaalon says Saudi Arabia has given Tel Aviv written assurances that the kingdom will guarantee Israel freedom of passage in the Tiran Straits.The announcement comes as Egypt readies to transfer the sovereignty over two strategic islands in the straits to Saudi Arabia.

13-04-2016 Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia bans Iran's Mahan Air from flying into Kingdom

Saudi Arabia bans Iran's Mahan Air from flying into Kingdom

TRANS ASIA NEWS RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has banned Iran's Mahan Air from flying into the Kingdom as tensions between the two middle eastern powers remain high. The Kingdom's General Authority of Civil Aviation issued the order Monday night, saying in a statement it banned the airline over "systematic violations" of the country's...

05-04-2016 Saudi Arabia

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Jordan hints Saudi coalition ceremonial

Jordan hints Saudi coalition ceremonial

TRANS ASIA NEWS Tehran: - The Jordanian king has privately hinted that a controversial four-month-old Saudi-led coalition purportedly formed to fight terrorism is of a ceremonial nature.Saudi Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman announced the formation of the "coalition" at a hastily-held midnight press conference back in December 2015. He said it...

29-03-2016 Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia to ‘complete’ January mass executions

Saudi Arabia to ‘complete’ January mass executions

TRANS ASIA NEWSFour more prisoners are reportedly to be killed by Saudi Arabia as the country moves to "complete" a wave of mass executions that started in January. The kingdom put 47 people to death on a single day that month, including the prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and at...

14-03-2016 Saudi Arabia

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Saudi says it will take arms bound for Lebanon

Saudi says it will take arms bound for Lebanon

TRANS ASIA NEWS Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has said the kingdom will keep French military supplies previously intended for Lebanon under a $3bn aid programme, as Riyadh toughens its stance against Hezbollah while also leading a coalition against Houthi led rebels in Yemen. Last month, Riyadh halted the aid intended for the...

07-03-2016 Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia urges citizens to leave Lebanon

Saudi Arabia urges citizens to leave Lebanon

TRANS ASIA NEWS RIYADH: —Saudi Arabia on Tuesday urged its citizens in Lebanon to leave, after Riyadh halted a $3 billion program funding military supplies to Beirut in response to “hostile” positions linked to Hezbollah.Saudi ally and fellow Gulf Cooperation Council member the United Arab Emirates followed suit but went...

24-02-2016 Saudi Arabia

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Saudi military base captured by Yemeni forces

Saudi military base captured by Yemeni forces

TRANS ASIA NEWSYemeni army forces, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have gained control of a military base in Saudi Arabia’s Najran Province.Yemen's Arabic-language al-Masirah news website reported that as part of the retaliatory campaign for relentless Saudi military attacks against the impoverished nation, Yemeni forces on Sunday managed...

22-02-2016 Saudi Arabia

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2 Saudi cadets arrested over alleged rape of British woman

2 Saudi cadets arrested over alleged rape of British woman

TRANS ASIA NEWS Two Saudi nationals have been arrested in Britain over the allegations that they sexually assaulted a British woman. The two young men, both aged 21, were Saudi Air Force cadets receiving a training program at a base of UK’s Royal Air Force in Cosford, located in Shropshire county in...

19-02-2016 Saudi Arabia

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