Saudi expels Canadian envoy, recalls its envoy over ‘interference

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Riyadh: Saudi Arabia announced early today it was expelling the Canadian ambassador and had recalled its envoy while freezing business ties with Ottawa, over what it called “interference” in its internal affairs.

“The kingdom of Saudi Arabia… will not accept interference in its internal affairs,” the foreign ministry said after the Canadian embassy in Riyadh called for the release of jailed human rights activists.