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Thursday, August 9th, 2018

 

Saudi Arabia Orders Thousands of Its Students Studying in Canada to Come Home

AUG 8, 2018: The Saudi government has canceled scholarships for thousands of Saudi students studying in Canada and ordered them to come home. The Kingdom has also cancelled flights to Toronto by its national airline and halted purchases of Canadian wheat and barley as it ramps up retaliation for Ottawa’s criticism of its human rights and detention of activists. And on Wednesday, Saudi authorities said it was considering further punitive measures and ruled out mediating the dispute. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, said atRead More