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Dhaka-bound flight makes emergency landing


MNA National Desk: A Dhaka-bound Saudi Arabian Airlines flight made an emergency landing at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah following a malfunction of hydraulic system and subsequent retraction of its nose gear. The plane sustained little damage when its nose sank to the ground while landing. Medical teams at the airport treated 70 passengers while four others were taken to the health centre, Saudi Gazette reports. Abdurahman Al-Tayyib, a spokesman for Saudia, said that SV3818 flight, which was travelling from Madinah to Dhaka, developed some malfunction of the hydraulic system at around 8pm Monday and was diverted to Jeddah ...

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8 Bangladeshis killed in Riyadh fire


MNA National Desk: At least eight Bangladeshis have been burnt alive and seven others received injuries in a fire following a cylinder blast at a residential building of expatriate workers in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh. Riyadh Civil Defence Chief  Maj Mohammed Al Hamadi said the fire broke out at the entrance of the building at about 7:30am on Friday with at least 45 workers inside. The workers could not come out of the building as there was no fire exit, leaving six died on the spot and two others at hospital. All of the dead were the employees of ...

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Saudi Prince Alwaleed expects to be released

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MNA International Desk: Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained in the kingdom’s sweeping crackdown on corruption said on Saturday that he expected to be cleared of any wrongdoing and be released from custody within days. Prince Alwaleed was speaking in an exclusive interview with Reuters at his suite in Riyadh’s opulent Ritz-Carlton hotel, where he has been confined for over two months along with dozens of other suspects. It was the first time the prince, one of the nation’s most prominent businessmen, has spoken publicly since his detention. Prince Alwaleed said he was continuing to maintain his innocence ...

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11 Saudi princes detained over utility bills protest

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MNA International Desk: Saudi Arabian authorities have detained 11 princes after they gathered at a royal palace in Riyadh in a rare protest against the government suspending payment of their utility bills, the public prosecutor said on Saturday. Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, has introduced reforms that include reducing energy subsidies, introducing value-added tax and cutting some perks to royal family members to try to cope with a drop in crude prices that has caused a budget deficit estimated at 195 billion riyals ($52 billion) in 2018. The princes had gathered on Thursday at Qasr al-Hokm palace demanding ...

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Muhith wants more Saudi investments


MNA Business Desk: Finance minister AMA Muhith on Tuesday sought more Saudi Arabian investments in infrastructure, power and other sectors in Bangladesh, saying the government is providing all sorts of supports to the investors. “Since 2015, there is an investment friendly environment in the country. Earlier, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) was US$1.2 billion, but now it is $2.2 billion,” he told newsmen after a meeting with a Saudi Arabian business team at the commerce ministry in the city. Among others, commerce minister Tofail Ahmed also attended the meeting and briefed the newsmen over the outcome. Executive president of the International ...

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