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Coronavirus
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1024hr
Pakistan Cases
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47524hr
1.12% positivity
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PM Imran Khan addresses Pakistani envoys after probe launched against envoy to KSA

PM Imran Khan addresses Pakistani envoys after probe launched against envoy to KSA

The Pakistani Ambassador to Riyadh, Raja Ali Ejaz, and his staff were called back over the mistreatment of the Pakistani expat community by the envoy's staff.
  • The Foreign Office said in a statement that foreign embassies, high commissions, and consulates have been directed to extend maximum facilitation within their respective jurisdictions.
Published 05 May, 2021 09:39pm
MoFA recalls Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and six others over alleged corruption charges
World

MoFA recalls Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and six others over alleged corruption charges

  • On Thursday, the Foreign Office of Pakistan announced that it will be formally recalling the country's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Raja Ali Ejaz and six others with an inquiry to be conducted in the foreseeable future.
  • Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Thursday that a high-powered investigation has been launched against against Pakistan's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia for "not taking care of the labourers".
Updated 29 Apr, 2021 04:09pm
China, Middle East dominate executions in 2020: Report
World

China, Middle East dominate executions in 2020: Report

  • While 2020 saw an overall decline in the number of global death penalties, some countries increased the number of executions they carried out.
  • China is believed to be "the world's most prolific executioner", with Chinese authorities classifying the total number of death sentences and executions as state secrets, making them difficult to verify.
Updated 21 Apr, 2021 03:53pm
Saudi inflation rate eases further in March to 4.9%
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Saudi inflation rate eases further in March to 4.9%

  • Annual inflation was 3.4% in 2020, picking up in the second half of the year after the VAT hike. The first half had seen mild inflation, following a deflationary trend in 2019, when the annual rate was -2.1%.
Published 15 Apr, 2021 12:04pm
Jordan royal feud stirs unease in Saudi Arabia
World

Jordan royal feud stirs unease in Saudi Arabia

  • Bassem Awadallah, seen as an influential figure familiar with the inner workings of the Saudi leadership, was ensnared in a rift within Jordan's royal family that played out in full public glare.
Updated 13 Apr, 2021 04:33pm
Ramadan moon sighted in Saudi Arabia
World

Ramadan moon sighted in Saudi Arabia

  • The Ramadan crescent moon has been sighted in Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom's Supreme Court announced on Monday. The first Ramadan in the kingdom will fall on Tuesday, April 13.
  • This will be the second year in a row when the holy month of Ramadan will be observed under strict coronavirus pandemic precautions.
Published 12 Apr, 2021 11:10pm
Most major Gulf markets gain as financials rise
Markets

Most major Gulf markets gain as financials rise

  • On Sunday, the lender reported its first quarter net profit of 3.3 billion riyals ($906.22 million), down by 7% from a year earlier as it booked 1.4 billion riyals in "precautionary" loan-loss provisions.
Published 12 Apr, 2021 01:43pm
Saudi Arabia executed three soldiers for 'high treason'
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Saudi Arabia executed three soldiers for 'high treason'

  • On Saturday, Saudi Arabia executed three soldiers accused of committing "high treason", without elaborating on which enemy the Kingdom believed was aided.
  • The Kingdom said that the three men were convicted in court and a later royal order served as a death warrant.
Updated 10 Apr, 2021 03:20pm