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Mossad Chief: Israel, Saudi Arabia Maintain Unofficial Peace Ties

Mossad Chief: Israel, Saudi Arabia Maintain Unofficial Peace Ties

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The head of Israel’s spy agency Mossad, Yossi Cohen, said that Israel and Saudi Arabia maintain peace relations, however, they remain outside the official diplomatic framework, a report said. - World news - Israel's Hebrew-language newspaper Maariv quoted Cohen as saying that the normalization of relations with Arab countries opens new horizons for Israel on the...

Saudi Arabia Says Believes in ‘Eventual Normalization’ with Israel

Saudi Arabia Says Believes in ‘Eventual Normalization’ with Israel

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al-Saud said his country believes in “eventual normalization” of ties with Israel, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy reported. - World news - In a recent virtual meeting with the prince, he said, “I believe that the focus now needs to be on getting the Palestinians and the Israelis back to the negotiating...

UN Snubs Saudi Arabia by Rejecting Its Bid to Join UN Rights Council

UN Snubs Saudi Arabia by Rejecting Its Bid to Join UN Rights Council

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Saudi Arabia failed in its bid to become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council as China and Russia were elected to three-year terms. - World news - Human rights groups hailed the snub to Riyadh, which deals a blow to the kingdom's attempts to improve its image in the international community."The #HRC elections today delivered a stunning rebuke to...

London Mayor Shuns City Mayors Summit in Saudi Arabia

London Mayor Shuns City Mayors Summit in Saudi Arabia

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, joined the mayors of New York, Los Angeles and Paris in refusing to attend or send a representative to a major international summit this week hosted by Saudi Arabia as part of its chairmanship of the G20. - World news - Campaign groups had called on mayors around the world not to attend the three-day Urban 20 summit (U20), which...

Saudi Arabia Has Arrested Famous Quran Reciter, Prisoners of Conscience Confirms

Saudi Arabia Has Arrested Famous Quran Reciter, Prisoners of Conscience Confirms

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Saudi authorities have recently arrested Sheikh Abdullah Basfar, one of the famous Quran reciters across the Islamic world, the Prisoners of Conscience revealed on Twitter. - World news - The Prisoners of Conscience Twitter account on Friday conveyed that the sheikh was arrested in August, without giving more details on how and where he was arrested.“We confirm...

Saudi Arabia Source of Instability in Region Not Iran: Envoy

Saudi Arabia Source of Instability in Region Not Iran: Envoy

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s permanent representative to the UN dismissed Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz’s recent accusations against Tehran as a “blame game” aimed at diverting world attention away from Riyadh’s dark record of supporting terrorism. - Politics news - “Saudi Arabia desperately seeks to press charges against others in order to deflect attention from its long, dark...

EU Urges Arms Embargo on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi Murder, Yemen War

EU Urges Arms Embargo on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi Murder, Yemen War

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The European Parliament urged European Union member states to impose an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Saudi-led coalition's war on Yemen. - World news - An EU arms export report adopted recently called on all members of the 27-nation bloc to "follow the example of Germany, Finland and Denmark, which, after the...

Canadian Rights Groups Press Trudeau to Halt Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

Canadian Rights Groups Press Trudeau to Halt Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Canadian NGOs demanded the cabinet stop the thriving weapon exports to Riyadh, Ottawa’s second-largest non-US arms buyer, as the Saudi regime continues its unabated war on Yemen. - World news - A total of 39 human-rights, arms-control, and labor organizations, among them Canadian branches of Amnesty International and Oxfam, have penned an open letter to Prime Minister...

29 States Criticize Saudi Arabia at UN over Khashoggi Murder, Rights Abuse

29 States Criticize Saudi Arabia at UN over Khashoggi Murder, Rights Abuse

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Dozens of countries condemned Saudi Arabia before the UN Human Rights Council over serious violations and demanded accountability for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. - World news - In a relatively rare rebuke of the kingdom before the UN's top rights body on Tuesday, Denmark's Ambassador Carsten Staur read out a statement on behalf of 29 states demanding...

Saudi Arabia Sentences Six Human Rights Advocates to Prison

Saudi Arabia Sentences Six Human Rights Advocates to Prison

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced to prison six men - mainly writers, academics, and journalists - arbitrarily detained in Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's 2017 crackdown on dissent, activists said. - World news - The men were handed down sentences ranging from three to seven years by the special criminal court. Activists say the harsh sentences show the emptiness...

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