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Detained Saudi Cleric Hospitalised In Jeddah

Prominent Saudi cleric Sheikh Salman Al Awda has been hospitalised after five months in detention, said human rights group Amnesty International. Awda was one among twenty people who were arrested in a crackdown in September last year, he was reportedly allowed just one call in October. Amnesty informed that he …

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Blockading States Face A Reality Check

The leaders of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt were reckless in conflicts against Libya and Yemen and imposed sanctions on Qatar out of nowhere last year. According to a new report released by the independent watchdog organisation, Freedom House’s report, 71 countries suffered net declines in political rights and …

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Kuwaiti Journalist Imprisoned For Seven Years For Insulting Qatari Emir

A Kuwaiti court sentenced journalist Fouad Al-Hashem to seven years in prison for insulting Qatar. Authorities charged him for “insulting the Emir of Qatar, his mother and father on Twitter” in violation of the Electronic Media Act. “For the first time in years I slept calmly without disturbance by a …

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Kuwait Speaker Optimistic About Gulf Unity

Speaker of the Advisory Council HE Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud and his accompanying delegation participated in the Kuwaiti National Assembly second ordinary session. The Kuwaiti Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Marzouq bin Ali al-Ghanim welcomed the chairpersons and speakers of Shura, representative councils and national assemblies who …

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Saudi King Issues New Allowances To Balance Rising Cost Of Living

Saudi King Salman ordered monthly payment of 1000 riyals ($267) to state employees over the next year to help them balance the rising cost of living after the introduction of VAT. The payment of 5000 riyals was also announced to military personnel serving at the front lines with Yemen. The …

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UAE Residents Worried About Cost Of Living After Introduction Of VAT

Residents in the UAE are concerned about their cost of living as a result of VAT, many of them are hoping to get salary hike to balance the cost in the new year. A survey from yallacompare showed that around 44.6% of residents are worried about the increased cost of …

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Kuwaiti Emir Urges For Cooperation Among GCC States

The Kuwaiti emir has called for cooperation among the GCC states and urged the states to settle their differences, he made is comments while addressing the opening session of the 11th Meeting of Chairpersons and Speakers of Shura, Representatives Councils and National Assemblies of the GCC. He added that the …

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Saudi Cleric Detained For Refusing To Tweet Against Qatar

Prominent Muslim Scholar Salman Al Awda has been detained by Saudi Arabia for the past four months without any charge, according to HRW (Human Rights Watch) statement. He was arrested after refused to comply with an order by Saudi authorities to tweet a specific text to support the blockade against …

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11 Saudi Princes Arrested For Protest Against Kingdom Measures

Saudi Arabia’s attorney general confirmed that 11 princes were taken into custody for protesting against the measures of government and would be facing a trail after ‘disrupting public peace and order’. According to the Saudi media, the princes were arrested after they assembled outside Qasr al-Hokm, a historical palace in …

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Eggs, Meat From Russia Banned In UAE

As a precautionary measure against the outbreak of a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu (H5N2) at a farm in Russia which killed more than 660,000 birds, UAE has banned eggs and meat imports from European country. The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) has also banned the import …

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