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Saudi Arabia and China sign $265m deal to fight coronavirus

JEDDAH: China will supply Saudi Arabia with 9 million coronavirus test kits, 500 specialist technicians and six test laboratories in a $265 million deal signed on Sunday. The agreement between the Kingdom’s National Unified Procurement Company (NUPCO) and China’s Beijing Genome Institute will enable the Kingdom to conduct up to …

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Saudi Arabia detains writers & intellectuals

25 November, 2019 By SJA Jafri RIYADH/ MELBOURNE: On specific directions of the ruler of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Muhammad Bin Salman (MBS), the security forces have detained at least eight people, mostly intellectuals and writers, London-based Saudi rights group ALQST said, amid a two-year crackdown on free expression in …

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Saudi forces kill 8 more Shia Muslims in Qatif

By SJA Jafri JEDDAH/MELBOURNE: Saudi security forces have allegedly killed eight more Shia people during an operation in the predominantly Shiite eastern Al-Qatif region; sources claimed. The oil-producing province is a regular flashpoint between the Sunni-dominated government and minority Shiites, who complain of discrimination and marginalization. Saudi authorities deny mistreatment. …

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Dubai ruler says Middle East can become the ‘new Europe’

DUBAI: The Middle East can become the new Europe if its countries adopt modernity and development, Dubai ruler, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum has said. The Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE told newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat he believed the conflicts in the region offered further motivation to adopt modernization and …

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PM Modi in Support of Palestine

During the tour, Prime Minister Narendar Modi put forward his views on shifting of capital. India and Palestine has good ties for a long time and for any new relation or friends India will never give up on old friends as Palestine is a very dear friend of India. India …

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