Amnesty International calls for united front against Saudi Arabia
10 August, 2018, 15:32 | Author: Donnie King
The United States said Tuesday that both Canada and Saudi Arabia are "close partners" of the USA, and asked the Saudi government for more information of the detention of several activists.
The Canadian Foreign Minister, through a spokeswoman, justified the interference in the domestic affairs of another country by saying that Canada stands up for women's rights, human rights, and freedom of expression. Samar is a vocal campaigner for her brother Raif Badawi, a blogger who was arrested in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Saudi authorities accused Ottawa of interfering with its internal affairs.
Just two months ago, Saudi women were given the right to drive a vehicle, yet several of the country's most prominent women's rights activists - including some who fought for years to drive - were arrested earlier this year on national security grounds. Not surprisingly, Bahrain and the UAE have joined Saudi Arabia's side of the argument.
A weekend story by KTW that said TRU could lose one-tenth of its worldwide students due to Saudi Arabia cutting off relationships with Canada and ordering its students to return home was wrong.
Momani called it, "getting tough on Canada", which she said other countries in the region might welcome if they view Canadian foreign policy to be led by human rights concerns.
"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", Freeland tweeted. His wife, Ensaf Haidar, lives in Canada and received Canadian citizenship in July at a Canada Day ceremony with their three children.
Saudi Arabian Airlines, via the official Saudi Press Agency, announced Monday it will suspend all flights to and from Toronto as of Monday Aug. 13, the Globe and Mail reported.
In an earlier response to Freeland's tweet, the Foreign Ministry of Saudi Arabia issued a statement ordering Canadian Ambassador Dennis Horak to leave the country within 24 hours.
Last March, Mr Trudeau was defending the deal in the House of Commons, arguing that "the exports are consistent with our foreign and defence policies, including human rights".
The first Canadian source said Ottawa had no regrets about speaking out on human rights in Saudi Arabia. While total trade between Canada and Saudi Arabia averages around $4 billion annually, the market had been considered relatively stable by Canadian grain exporters, notably those who specialize in barley. Saudi Arabia's sudden sharp response to criticism shows the limits of reforms by Saudi Arabia's 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who runs its day-to-day government.
Financial Times reporter Ahmed Al Omran tweeted that students will be transferred to schools in the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand, citing Saudi state TV.
Armored tanks and personnel carriers have been Canada's biggest recent export to the kingdom.
Saudi Arabia says it will withdraw all of its students studying in Canada in an intensifying feud between the two countries.
Collins reportedly used information from negative clinical trial tests conducted by a pharmaceutical company named Innate. His son, Cameron Collins , and Stephen Zarsky, the father of Cameron's fiancee, were also indicted on the same charges .
Answering a reporter's question about what was specifically said on trade, Wang said: "We did not speak in such details". The question is what other tools the two countries may use, once they have no more goods upon which to impose tariffs.
The Saudi-led coalition denied responsibility for the attack, saying it did not carry out any operations in the area that day. He called for "an immediate ceasefire" and urged Yemen's warring parties to join United Nations peace efforts.
The Times noted that the couple would have to have their green cards for five years to become eligible for citizenship. Viktor and Amalija Knavs listen as their attorney makes a statement in New York , Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018.
The United States will begin collecting 25 percent tariffs on another $16 billion in Chinese goods on August 23, the U.S. Trade Representative's office said on Tuesday as it published a final tariff list targeting 279 imported product lines .
Now the Oscars will take a page from the Tony Awards playbook by announcing some of the categories during commercial breaks. Essentially, with these changes, the Oscars are looking to become more like the MTV Movie Awards, and that's a damn shame.
In August and November Iran faces two new waves of sanctions that will shut off their access to U.S. banking and oil exports. Last month, the U.S. rejected an European Union appeal to allow exemptions to the sanctions regime.
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We've all seen the return that Cleveland received from their trade with the Buffalo Bills , yet it's still too shocking. Coleman played in nine games last season for the Browns, making eight starts; he missed seven games with a hand injury.
The Italian said that was one of the reasons his team were soundly beaten 2-0 by Manchester City in the Community Shield . I played against City last season, played them in their best moment of the season.
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Largest wildfire in California history still growing
Keith Gilless is a UC Berkeley professor of forest economics and chairman of the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection. An inmate firefighter pauses during a firing operation as the Carr fire continues to burn in Redding, California on 27 July 2018.
Saudi Arabia asks Canadian ambassador to leave
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia expresses its absolute and categorical rejection of the position of the Canadian Government. More than a dozen women's rights activists have been targeted since May.