European traders said Saudi Arabia's main state wheat buying agency, the Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO), has told grains exporters it will no longer accept Canadian-origin grains in its worldwide purchase tenders.
This tweet was referring to women's rights activists detained in the country, including Samar Badawi, the sister of blogger Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison in Saudi Arabia for critical comments. Washington Post foreign affairs writer Ishaan Tharoor joins CBSN to break down the diplomatic spat.
Jeddah - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, have directed the Foreign Ministry to follow up on the affairs of Saudi citizens in Canada.
Saudi Arabia's main state wheat buying agency has told grains exporters it will no longer buy Canadian wheat and barley.
Saudi students in Canadian universities have been given four weeks to pack their bags and leave the country as their scholarships have been suspended.
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Inflows slowed in recent years mainly due to low oil prices, but regional turmoil doesn't help, critics of the government say.
The Saudi government on Wednesday ordered some 16,000 Saudi students in Canada to pack their stuff and made arrangements for their relocation, whether they received government funding or not.
Canada and Saudi Arabia are both allies and partners of the United States.
Saudi Arabia's main state wheat buying agency, the Saudi Grains Organization, has also told grains exporters it will no longer accept Canadian-origin grains in its global purchase tenders, according to European traders.
The execution came during a deepening dispute between the two countries sparked by Canadian criticism of how Saudi Arabia is treating jailed activists.
The dispute may hurt what is a modest bilateral trade worth almost $4 billion (£3.1 billion) a year.