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UN to Rebuke Saudi’s Human Rights Violations for First Time

Saudi Arabia is to be censured for the first time at the UN Human Rights Council over its dark record of violating human rights, particularly for detention of women’s rights activists and the brutal murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.

Iran Warns Pakistan against Being Swayed by Saudi Petrodollars

IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani has warned Pakistan against being swayed by the Saudi petrodollars and turning into a centre for "annoying" Iran, India, and Afghanistan.

Iran Says Israel Will Be Eliminated by Saudi Nukes

A senior Iranian lawmaker has warned about the US plan to sell nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia, suggesting that the Israeli regime could be eliminated by the Saudi nuclear bombs.

IRGC General Says Saudi ‘Heart of Evil’ in Mideast

The lieutenant commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has described the Saudi regime as the “heart of evil” in the region, warning Riyadh that Tehran will not leave it until it gets its revenge.

6-Year-Old Boy Brutally Killed in Medina before Mother’s Eyes

A Saudi little boy, while on a pilgrimage to the holy city of Medina with his Shia mother, has been barbarously killed for unknown reasons, fueling speculations that he could have been a sectarian and hate crime victim, media reports say.

Pope Francis in Abu Dhabi after Strongly Condemning Yemen Atrocities

Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, has in strongest terms ever condemned the Saudi-led coalition’s war on Yemen, urging the warring sides to respect a “fragile” peace deal, shortly before starting his historic visits to the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

“Taliban Not to Attend Afghanistan Peace Talks in Jeddah”

A spokesperson for the Taliban says the group has not agreed to attend Afghanistan peace negotiations in Saudi Arabia, and, hence, will not hold talks with US representatives in Jeddah.

UAE Bars Top Qatari Football Official from Attending Asian Cup

The United Arab Emirate has, in a politically-motivated move, prevented Qatari Vice President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Saud al-Muhannadi from taking part in the AFC Asian Cup tournament, which is to start on Saturday.

‘Khashoggi Corpse Kept in Saudi Consul Residence’

A new book has been published in Turkey which not only sheds more light on the slaughter of the prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, but also set forth a new claim saying that the corpse of the slain journalist is still kept in a water well inside the residence of Saudi consul in Istanbul.

Jubeir’s Replacement Could Adopt Softer Line on Tehran: Iranian Ex-Diplomat

A former Iranian diplomat says new Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf may adopt a softer line vis-à-vis Iran.

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