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SBP receives $1bn Saudi assistance

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Monday received the first tranche of $1 billion under the balance of payment support from Saudi Arabia. According to a SBP spokesperson, the central bank has received $1bn dollar of the total ...

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Saudi women mount ‘inside-out’ abaya protest

RIYADH: Saudi women have mounted a rare protest against the abaya, posting pictures on social media wearing the obligatory body-shrouding robe inside out. The conservative petro-state has some of the world’s toughest restrictions on women, who are required to wear ...

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Khashoggi case just won’t go away for Trump and his Saudi allies

The timing of the two courses of action was surely no coincidence. It seems both parties were hoping their responses together would shield the Crown Prince from growing accusations of involvement. But what a difference a day makes. On Friday, ...

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CIA believes Saudi crown prince ordered journalist’s killing

WASHINGTON: The Central Investigation Agency (CIA) believes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, complicating President Donald Trump’s efforts to preserve ties with a ...

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CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder: Reports

WASHINGTON: The US Central Intelligence Agency has concluded Saudi’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US media reported Friday, citing people close to the matter. The US assessment directly contradicts the conclusions ...

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Washington Post: CIA determines Saudi crown prince ordered journalist’s death

Citing people familiar with the matter, the Post reported Friday that the CIA reached its conclusion by examining several sources of intelligence. According to the Post, US officials have high confidence in the CIA’s assessment. A spokesman for the CIA ...

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Saudi envoy meets Speaker NA to discuss bilateral issues 

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Malkiy on Friday called on Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser in Islamabad. The meeting that took place in the Parliament House, discussed the matters of mutual interest between ...

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Pakistan lauds Saudi announcement to indict those behind Khashoggi murder

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday appreciated an announcement by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to initiate the process of indictment of those responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.  Commencement of this process demonstrates the resolve and commitment of the ...

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Saudi women in ‘inside-out abaya’ protest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Saudi women have to wear the abaya in public by law Some Saudi women have launched a protest against the abaya – a long loose-fitting robe used to cover their bodies in public – ...

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Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi Prosecutor seeks death penalty

A total of 11 people were charged, the Saudi Public Prosecutor’s office said, adding that the five people facing capital punishment were directly involved in “ordering and executing the crime.” The prosecution also shared details of the journalist’s murder, saying ...

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