Saudi Arabia-Canada spat hits 16,000 students as the Kingdom suspends scholarships

The current political fallout between the kingdom and Canada will “in no way” impact state-owned Saudi Aramco’s ties with its customers in the country Khaled Al Falih said. Sergei Karpukhin  Reuters

Canada asking allies to help cool Saudi dispute: Report

The displaced Canadian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, who was given 24 hours to leave the country, has a lengthy diplomatic career.

On Wednesday, Elias Abulkalaam Jamaleddeen entered a Myanmar woman's home with a gun before stabbing her.

The true impact of Saudi Arabia's flexing of diplomatic muscle is still unclear.

Crimes such as attending anti-government rallies and homosexuality have contributed to crucifixion sentences in Saudi Arabia in the past.

Canada plans to seek help from the UAE and Britain to defuse an escalating dispute with Saudi Arabia, sources said on Tuesday, but close ally United States made clear it would not get involved. TV pundits brought up Canada's suicide rate in what appeared as a broadside against the country's way of living. According to Bloomberg, Saudi Arabia has invested about $6 billion into Canada since 2006.

The kingdom also said it plans to freeze future trade relations between the two countries.

The ministry went on to threaten vague retaliation against Ottawa.

Canada says it does not know what will happen to a $13 billion defence contract to sell Canadian-made General Dynamics Corp armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia.

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Injuries in midfield also set them back last season as resources were stretched before the Champions League final. Granted, his rivals will know how the Reds play but it is nearly impossible to stop when they're on song.

Then on Tuesday, Saudi authorities announced they would halt all medical treatment programs in Canada and transfer Saudi patients to hospitals outside the country.

All Saudi Arabian students now studying in Canada will be transferred to other countries.

Travel to the country will also be affected in light of an announcement from Saudia Airlines on Tuesday that it will suspend flights to and from Canada starting August 13.

But Canada has remained firm.

The first official Russian comment on the Saudi-Canadian dispute came from the Russian Foreign Ministry, which confirmed Moscow's refusal to politicize human rights issues, noting that Saudi Arabia has the right to determine the course of its own internal reforms.

"We have always said that the politicisation of human rights matters is unacceptable", Maria Zakharova, a spokesperson for Russia's foreign ministry, told reporters on Wednesday.

"We have very strong trading relationships around the world", he said.

Salman did grant women the right to drive, but they remain legally in the care of men.

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