Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, freezes business
06 August, 2018, 10:41 | Author: Angel Logan
It also gave the Canadian ambassador 24 hours to leave the country and recalled its own ambassador to Canada, the statement by the Saudi foreign ministry said, adding it retained "its rights to take further action".
"The rupture in Saudi diplomatic relations with Canada reinforces how the "new" Saudi Arabia that Mohammed bin Salman is putting together is in no mood to tolerate any form of criticism of its handling of domestic affairs", said Kristian Ulrichsen, a fellow at Rice University's Baker Institute in the United States.
"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Saudi Arabia briefed the Canadian Foreign Minister and the Canadian Embassy in the Kingdom on what they called civil society activists who were arrested in the Kingdom".
Ambassador Dennis Horak is also the Canadian representative to Yemen, Bahrain and Oman.
"The kingdom announces that it is recalling its ambassador.to Canada for consultation".
"The Kingdom views the Canadian position as an affront to the Kingdom that requires a sharp response to prevent any party from attempting to meddle with Saudi sovereignty", the statement said.
"Canada will always stand up for the protection of human rights, very much including women's rights, and freedom of expression around the world", she said, adding "Our government will never hesitate to promote these values and believes that this dialogue is critical to worldwide diplomacy".
The move came after the Canadian embassy in Riyadh said it was "gravely concerned" over a new wave of arrests of human rights campaigners in the kingdom, including award-winning gender rights activist Samar Badawi.
Raif Badawi's wife Ensaf Haidar lives in Canada and recently became a Canadian citizen.
Freeland tweeted about the arrests on Thursday. "Canada stands together with the Badawi family in this hard time, and we continue to strongly call for the release of both Raif and Samar Badawi".
Saudi Arabia ended in June its long practice of not allowing women to drive automobiles in the Sunni kingdom.
It isn't immediately clear what new business could be affected between the two countries.
Tanks, armored vehicles and parts and motor vehicles accounted for about 45 percent of Canada's 2016 exports to the kingdom, while crude oil and copper ores comprised about 98 percent of imports, according to a government report.
It is not a solicitation to make any exchange in commodities, securities or other financial instruments. The economy grew at 4.1 percent during the second quarter, its fastest place in almost four years.
Despite releasing a series of iPhone-bashing commercials , Samsung's own smartphone sales are beginning to decline drastically. Samsung's fortunes in the mobile market are vital as mobile accounts for about 40 percent of its revenue.
And some Trump loyalists were furious with the Kochs' work to undermine Trump and his agenda even before Monday's news dropped. We do the ground game because we're not going to equivocate on who we're going to support.
Ashwin then accounted for Stuart Broad (1), lbw too, but Anderson somehow managed to thwart his efforts for a five-wicket haul. Stokes, introduced after lunch, showed why he is such an important part of this England side with an aggressive spell.
A source said: "Demi has been in the hospital for over a week because she needed to be monitored by a medical professional". Currently, Lovato continues to be in the Los Angeles clinic, which was delivered after an overdose .
The documents in question are all of those from Kavanaugh's time as an associate White House counsel under George W. Manchin was one of three Democrats to vote for Trump's first Supreme Court nominee and now Justice Neil Gorsuch.
ZEC chairwoman Priscilla Chigumba, a high court judge, has flatly denied allegations of bias and rejected accusations of rigging. Police confirmed the death toll of three, and Mnangagwa issued a statement blaming the opposition for the unrest and fatalities.
Concerns about the trade war have already affected China's currency, which has fallen nearly 9% against the dollar since April. China continues to move forward while for U.S. farmers, the trade war has represented a major step backwards.
The family of a 20-year-old college student who disappeared in Iowa two weeks ago is now offering $172,000 to help bring her home. Dalton Jack is interviewed by ABC News' "Good Morning America", from Brooklyn, Iowa, Aug. 3, 2018.
Royal Central reports that the crowns were burial crowns that were later exhumed and put on display at the cathedral. Thomas Agnevik , a police spokesperson, told local media "it's 1-0 to them right now" as a manhunt was launched.
European allies uneasy as US restores Iran sanctions
The first round of USA sanctions on Iran goes into effect in August, followed by ones targeting Iran's oil exports in November. Fars also reported Saturday that a man taking part in a protest in the northern province of Alborz was fatally shot on Friday.
Twenty killed as wartime plane crashes in Alps
The German-built Junker JU52 HB-HOT aircraft, dating from 1939 and nicknamed "Iron Annie", was a collectors' aircraft. Ju-Air offers "adventure flights" for people wanting to experience Switzerland's landscape from vintage planes.
Western tourists killed in Tajikistan
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon sent the leaders of each country a telegram expressing condolences Monday. Three others in the same group survived the attack, including one with a knife wound, officials said.