Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador after criticism of arrest of women’s rights activists

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador after criticism of arrest of women’s rights activistsSaudi Arabia has given the Canadian ambassador to the kingdom 24 hours to leave after Ottawa criticised the arrest of women’s rights activists in the ultra-conservative country. The Saudi foreign ministry also said it was freezing “all new business” between the two states and had withdrawn its own ambassador. “Any other attempt to interfere with our internal affairs from Canada means that we are allowed to interfere in Canada’s internal affairs,” it declared in an extraordinary statement on Sunday night.



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