Oman issues statement on Saudi-Canada stand-off

Oman issues statement on Saudi-Canada stand-off

Oman issues statement on Saudi-Canada stand-off

Thompson Rivers University stands to lose nearly one-tenth of worldwide students on its campus - and tens of thousands of dollars in revenue - as a result of a diplomatic row between Canada and Saudi Arabia.

Below those words were "As the Arabic saying goes: He who interferes with what doesn't concern him finds what doesn't please him".

The rift between the federal government and Saudi Arabia has prompted the country's state airline to suspend operations in Canada.

Before shutting down, the site posted: "Earlier we posted an image which was inappropriate, which is why we deleted the post immediately".

The move followed the Kingdom's announcement yesterday that it was expelling the Canadian ambassador and had recalled its envoy while freezing all new trade, in protest at Ottawa's vigorous calls for the release of jailed activists.

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Both the Saudi and Canadian ambassadors were away on leave when it was made.

But Canada has stood firm, with Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland insisting it would defend human rights around the world.

The official Twitter account of Global Affairs Canada also sent out a tweet, on Friday, Aug. 3: "Canada is gravely concerned about additional arrests of civil society and women's rights activists in #SaudiArabia, including Samar Badawi".

Muscat: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on Tuesday regarding the current political situation between Saudi Arabia and Canada.

A number of rights campaigners, including award-winning gender rights activist Samar Badawi, have been arrested in the kingdom.

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