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Saudi Arabia Severs Diplomatic Ties with Iran

Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties with Iran on Sunday after their embassy in Tehran, Iran’s capital, was set alight.

Saudis not doing their bit to help refugees

Mina, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia have come under immense criticism in the past couple of weeks after it was found that the country was not doing it’s bit to help with the migrant crisis, despite having 100,000 empty, air conditioned tents.

Last week an unnamed Saudi official said that the country “has received about 2.5 million Syrians since the beginning of the conflict. In order to ensure their dignity and safety, the Kingdom adopted a policy that does not treat them as refugees or place them in refugee camps.”

But with news surfacing that the country has over 100,000 empty tents, there have been calls from other countries, especially those in Europe struggling to deal with the large influx of migrants, for Saudi Arabia to do more.

Pressure is mounting on the desert country, situated less than 2,032.5 km away from Syria, the main source of crisis, to take on more refugees.  The empty tents could potentially house more than 3 million people and are situated in the city of Mina, also known as the tent city.  Mina houses millions of people for five day


87 dead in Saudi Arabia Mecca crane collapse.

Mecca Crane Collapse

A crane that collapsed in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, has left at least 87 dead, with more than 200 people being left injured. The massive red crane crashed into a section of the Grand Mosque (largest in the world) that, at the time, was full of worshippers. Saudi Arabia’s head of civil defence said that the ...

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