PM Abbasi says Pakistan greatly values its ties with Saudi Arabia

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Those arrested included Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a billionaire businessman with stakes in companies such as Twitter, Inc, as well as Nasser bin Aqeel al-Tayyar, a board member of Saudi Arabia's biggest travel company, Prince Mitaab bin Abdullah, the head of the National Guard, and Adel Faqih, the minister of economy.

Business Secretary Greg Clark and Saudi Arabia's Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid Al-Falih, agreed to work closely on reducing harmful carbon emissions while ensuring economic growth.

On Sunday, the king called for the creation of the new bodies that are meant to "increase effectiveness" and accelerate the process of combating corruption, Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb said in an information ministry statement.

The newspaper said the delay came as the company struggled to arrive at a $2 trillion valuation sought by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The kingdom said it seized billions in various types of assets including real estate, commercial entities and cash.

Saudi Arabia's richest man, billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the kingdom's top worldwide businessmen, was also rumored to have been tortured at the hands of his captors.

The biggest problem for the Saudi royal family in the wake of the crackdown - especially as it seeks deeper USA investment ties - may be the complete secrecy surrounding how it was carried out.

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He further added that the AB form which the candidate submits with nomination form carries his signature as State President. Three nominated members - actor Rekha, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and social worker Anu Aga - will also retire then.

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Mars will need pizza joints, and one day people will drink at a Mars Bar, he said - congratulating himself on the Dad joke. Most of the people had tech-related questions on how the colonies on the red planet will be established.

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China can handle any challenges and will resolutely protect its interests, but the two countries will continue to talk, he said. This could be further cut by 35 per cent if the United States lifts the ban on high-tech exports to China, he added.

"At the start of the crackdown they promised transparency, but they did not deliver it", former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Robert Jordan told the Times.

The detained individuals faced allegations of money laundering, bribery, extorting officials and misappropriation of public funds for personal benefits.

Senior princes and prominent businessmen were detained in November as part of a declared anti-corruption campaign. The government says all of them were guilty of plundering state funds, which have now been returned to state coffers.

It's only in London, England, that Saudi dissident Ghanem al-Dosari dares to make videos satirizing the Saudi government.

The Imam-e-Ka'aba was accompanied by Ambassador of Saudi Arabia Nawaf Saeed Al-Maliky and other Saudi dignitaries.

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