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Saudi Airlines suspends Canadian operations starting Aug. 13

07 August, 2018, 18:32 | Author: Lucille Rivera
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The flights to Toronto Pearson International Airport will be suspended beginning August 13, according to the announcement the carrier published on its Twitter.

The image was noticed by social media users who pointed out the bad taste of the image, as well as Saudi Arabia's possible involvement with some of the individuals involved in the original 9/11 attacks.

Saudi Arabia operates at least two routes to the country, both of which depart from Toronto.

Shortly after, the image was deleted and an apology was posted for the "inappropriate" image.

Many Saudis went onto suggest that Canada should mind its own business in handling their local crisis, or help the indigenous women of Canada instead of interfering in Saudi Arabia.

In the meantime, the Saudi Ministry of Media tweeted they shut down the account until an investigation in the complaints finalised.

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'The kingdom announces that it is recalling its ambassador to Canada for consultation.

"We consider the Canadian ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia persona non grata and order him to leave within the next 24 hours", Saudi Arabia's Foreign Ministry said on Twitter.

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