Saudi Arabia has expelledCanada's ambassador and frozen all trade and investment with Ottowa over an escalating dispute centered on jailed human rights activists.
The ministry said what the Canadian foreign minister and the Canadian Embassy said about what they called "civil society activists" was false allegations and not based on truth.
The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Sunday, recalling its ambassador in Canada for consultation, and declared the Ambassador of Canada persona non-grata, giving him 24 hours to leave.
The overwhelming majority of its exports to Saudi Arabia are in vehicles and equipment, which included a controversial 15 billion Canadian dollar deal to sell more than 900 light armored vehicles to the Saudis. They called on Saudi authorities to "immediately release" the detainees.
Saudi Arabia has suspended diplomatic relations with Canada following a tweet by Global Affairs Canada about the arrest of several women campaigning in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia recalled its ambassador from Sweden and Stockholm cancelled a defence agreement with the Saudis. Badawi and al-Sadah were, Reuters says, "the latest two to be swept up in a government crackdown on activists, clerics and journalists".
On Thursday, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said she was "very alarmed" by the news of Samar Badawi's arrest, the sister of imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and first lady Michelle Obama present the 2012 International Women of Courage Award to Samar Badawi of Saudi Arabia, on the 101st Anniversary of International Women's Day, March 8, 2012, at the State Department in Washington.
LOOK BACK: Apple's road to a $1 trillion enterprise
This makes Apple worth more than the economies of countries such as Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and Taiwan. The tech titan on Thursday became the first company in the world to reach a $1 trillion valuation.
"The Ministry also affirmed that the Canadian position is an explicit and transparent interference in the internal affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia", the ministry said. "The persons referred to were lawfully detained by the public prosecution for committing crimes punishable by applicable law", the ministry said.
Saudi Arabia has given Canada's ambassador 24 hours to leave the country.
Following this, it also froze its all new business and investment transactions with Canada.
Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry did not take well to the statement, suggesting Canada's use of "immediate release" was "unfortunate, reprehensible and unacceptable in relations between states".
Canada has not yet responded to the move. Many are anxious that the actual number of unreported arrests may be higher.
He drew widespread praise past year when they announced that the decades-old ban on women driving would end on 24 June. Activists told the Wall Street Journal that the recent government crackdown is aimed at preventing anyone from claiming credit for the abolition of the ban.
Asked later what he'd say if he ever found himself face-to-face with Trump, he replied: "I would never sit across from him". In June, James said of Trump that "it's a lot of things that we believe in as Americans that we don't feel that he's for".
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Khan on Monday and congratulated him on his party's victory in the elections . Khan in his victory speech had also said that better relations between Pakistan and India would be "good for all of us".
Giuliani contested Davis's interpretation and released the Trump team's version of the transcript, which contradicts Davis. Trump is doubling down in his efforts to tell supporters to trust him over the words of critics and news reports".
But many experts say those are neither irrevocable nor serious steps that could show the country is honest about denuclearization. Initial forensic analysis suggested that the remains were likely to be those of American service members, the US military said.
A firefighter from the city of Redding was killed as a result of the Carr Fire, California officials said in a statement Friday. Firefighters face a hard task in the days ahead, with dry conditions and temperatures expected to reach 110 F on Friday.
Alderweireld could wait a year to become available but Graves reckons he will be heading to Old Trafford in this window. They claim that Mourinho is "in panic mode after the £ 35m deal for Yerry Mina collapses".
Toronto police have been seeking videos and photos from people nearby. "We started to hear people scream out front", she said. The department's Special Investigations Unit, which reviews shootings involving the police, was also investigating.
She continued, "When somebody is crying out for help, I believe, the coach along with the coach's wife have a duty". Meyer said he was aware of an incident involving Zach and Courtney Smith in 2009, while they were still married.
Analysts were estimating that the smartphone giant only shipped around 31 million Galaxy S9 phones since its release in March. Looking to the second half, the TV market is projected to grow YoY, especially in developed economies, said the company.
"It feels weird", Molinari, now the first Italian to win any of golf's four major championships, told Sky Sports on Monday.
The Facts of Life Star Charlotte Rae Dies at 92
Rae won an Emmy nomination for her performance in the 1975 TV drama " Queen of the Stardust Ballroom ", according to IMDb. Rae left the show in 1986 for health reasons, and though Cloris Leachman stepped in as Mrs.
Mars to reach closest point to Earth since 2003
On July 31st, Mars will be 35.8 million miles from Earth, which is the closest it has been to Earth in 15 years. On August 27, 2003, Mars was just 34.6 million miles from the Earth - the nearest it had been in 60,000 years.
Apple hits $1,000,000,000,000
As Bloomberg pointed out , the number of shares outstanding has been falling about 1.3% per quarter as Apple buys back its shares. Other technology companies with high-flying, trendy stocks are expected to join Apple in the $1 trillion club before long.
Imran Khan claims victory in Pakistan elections
Several polling stations in Lahore also witnessed delays as the election staff did not reach the venue on time, the report said. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, from its official Twitter handle, tweeted that the party is "heading right towards Naya Pakistan".