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Saudi Arabia says 201 people held in anti-graft swoop

Riyadh, Nov 9  Saudi Arabia said today 201 people are being held for questioning over an estimated $100 billion in embezzlement and corruption, after the biggest purge of the kingdom’s elite in its modern history. Princes, ministers and a billionaire business tycoon were among dozens of high-profile figures arrested or sacked at the weekend, as […]

Sri Lankan foreign minister to visit China

Beijing, Oct 26 (PTI) Sri Lanka s Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana will visit China next week during which the two countries are expected to firm up cooperation on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Marapana will begin his week-long tour on October 29. “China hopes Marapana’s upcoming visit will promote […]

Pak rejects India’s move to appoint interlocutor for J&K

Islamabad, Oct 24 (PTI) Pakistan today dismissed as unrealistic India’s move to appoint an interlocutor to understand the legitimate aspirations of people in Jammu and Kashmir, saying no interaction or dialogue would carry any weight without the participation of the Hurriyat Conference. India yesterday appointed former Intelligence Bureau chief Dineshwar […]