Algeria supports Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic row with Canada

Algeria supports Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic row with Canada

And in November, Germany's Foreign Minister made a veiled criticism of Saudi Arabia's military intervention in Yemen and endured blowback, including blacklisting of some German companies.

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Algeria "follows with concern the repercussions of the crisis in relations between Saudi Arabia and Canada".

Saudi Arabia has a legal system based on Islamic Sharia Law derived from the Qur'an and Sunnah has been harshly criticised for its treatment of women and minorities.

Meanwhile, the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties has announced its support and participation in the efforts being exerted by the concerned committees to address the situation of Saudi students on scholarship in Canada.

A low harvest in Europe and Riyadh's decision to cancel grain imports from Canada might give Ukraine a chance to export wheat to Saudi Arabia again this season, analysts said on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia is the company's third biggest market outside Canada, netting it revenues of almost a billion Canadian dollars (C$992m) past year. As of next week, the Saudi-owned airline will cease direct flights to and from Toronto and there is at least one report that the government has also ordered state-owned pension funds and banks to sell off Canadian assets.

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"We're working to fully understand the measures they might take", said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity given the sensitivity of the matter.

The intensity of Saudi Arabia's response has puzzled many, who say it is an extreme reaction to a relatively tame tweet that isn't much different from what Canada has said before.

Later in the day, Çavuşoğlu spoke to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres over the phone, diplomatic sources said, without sharing any further details.

Trudeau, who was heavily criticized for his 2017 tweet welcoming refugees to Canada as the USA was clamping down on its asylum system, didn't apologize for making use of the medium in this situation. "We will continue to use the full range of methods of communication as appropriate".

Statistics presented to the Foreign Affairs Department show that in 2016, there were about 15,000 Saudi Arabian students studying in either short-term or long-term Canadian academic programs, representing about three per cent of all foreign students in Canada. He said the Trudeau government's apparent preference for social media over person-to-person communications is a mistake.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won't be scared off that easily.

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