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Moderate Islamic scholars ‘to be executed by Saudi Arabia’

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By Dominic Waghorn, diplomatic editor Saudi Arabia is reportedly preparing to execute three moderate Islamic scholars despite the international outrage that followed the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Sheikh Salman al Odah, a Muslim preacher with a 14 million strong social media following, will be killed after the holy month of Ramadan say reports. Sunni Read More

Let me borrow your ride: US gets UK carrier, while her captain gets the boot

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The captain of the HMS Queen Elizabeth has just been relieved of command, reportedly over borrowing the ship’s car for personal use. Yet the US Marines are about to do basically the same with the Royal Navy’s flagship carrier. Commodore Nick Cook-Priest, who took over as captain of the Queen Elizabeth (R08) in October 2018, Read More

Royal wedding: How much will it cost?

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Everyone knows weddings are pricy. Meghan Markle’s upcoming wedding to Prince Harry in the UK will take things to the next level. Seasoned wedding planners estimate the cost for the May 19 wedding could reach £1 million ($1.4 million) or more. The cost for special security raises the bill much further. Still, even the most Read More

Britain’s Duchess Kate designs woodland garden at Chelsea Flower Show

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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visits St Josephs SureStart Facility in Ballymena, Northern Ireland February 28, 2019. Jeff J Mitchell/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Kate, Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, has designed a show garden at London’s Chelsea Flower Show, featuring a woodland wilderness that highlights the benefits the natural world can bring Read More

Saudi Arabia ready to confront Iran with ‘all strength & determination’

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Riyadh will confront Tehran with “all strength and determination,” if need be, the Kingdom’s FM has warned after Crown Prince received a call from Washington in which the sides discussed ways to ensure regional “security.” Tehran seeks to destabilize the entire region, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir proclaimed at a news conference, demonizing Read More

Saudi pipeline attack highlights risk to Middle East oil exports, as tensions rise

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By Salma El Wardany on 5/16/2019 Pipeline attacks, stock photo. CAIRO (Bloomberg) — Saudi Arabia accused Iran of ordering this week’s attack on key oil facilities, stoking concerns that the world’s largest oil-producing region is edging toward another war. Crude prices rose. Prince Khalid Bin Salman, the vice minister for defense and brother of Saudi Read More

Senate Committee votes down Canadian oil tanker moratorium

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5/16/2019 CALGARY — The Senate Standing Committee on Transportation has voted to defeat Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) praises the committee for its study of this Bill and taking the time to travel and consult directly with Canadians. Bill C-48 is a highly divisive policy based Read More