Posts Tagged ‘Saudi Arabia’

“We Forgive Our Father’s Killers”— Murdered Journalist, Jamal Khashoggi’s Son Announces

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon May 22, 2020
The sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi announced on Friday that they “forgive” the killers of their father. This is just as Ramadan pulls to a close. “We the sons of martyr Jamal Khashoggi announce we forgive and pardon those who killed our father,” the Washington Post columnist’s son Salah Khashoggi said on Twitter. […]

Coronavirus force Saudi Arabia to Suspend Pilgrimage Visa

by Ikokwu Ikembaon February 27, 2020
Saudi Arabia has suspended visas for pilgrims wishing to visit Mecca over Coronavirus fears, AFP reports. The foreign ministry said on Thursday it suspended entry to the Kingdom for the purpose of Umrah and visiting the Prophet’s Mosque temporarily. It said it was also suspending visas for tourists visiting from countries where the new virus […]

Alleged Video of Saudi Military Jet Being Downed by Houthis

by Ikokwu Ikembaon February 17, 2020
Earlier, Yemen’s Shia Houthi rebels claimed they had downed a Tornado fighter jet from the Arab coalition in the northwestern province of Al-Jawf. According to General Yahya Saree, the spokesman for the Ansarullah movement, the fighter jet was downed with an advanced surface-to-air missile, while it was was carrying out an attack over the province of […]

Saudi Arabia ambassador to Nigeria, Adnan Bostaji is dead

by Seun Adeuyion February 4, 2020
The Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Adnan Bostaji, is dead. The Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Nigeria, which announced this in a statement on Tuesday, said the envoy died in his sleep. “With the deepest sense of sadness and complete submission to the Will of Allah, the Royal Embassy announces the passing away of […]

US expels 21 Saudi military cadets after gun attack

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 14, 2020
Twenty-one members of the Saudi military are being expelled from the US after a cadet carried out a mass shooting at a air base last month. The servicemen are not accused of aiding the 21-year old Saudi Air Force lieutenant. But US Attorney General William Barr said the cadets were found to have had jihadist […]

Saudi Arabia bans child marriage

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 25, 2019
The ministry of justice in Saudi Arabia has prohibited marriage of persons under 18 years — while setting 18 years as the minimum age for marriage. According to Saudi Gazette, Walid bin Mohammed Al-Samaani, minister of justice and chairman of the supreme judicial council (SJC), on Tuesday, issued a directive to all courts and marriage officials […]