1. Saudi Arabia expels Canada’s ambassador, freezes trade with Ottawa over human rights criticism
Saudi Arabia has asked Canada’s ambassador to leave the country within 24 hours, just two days after Canada criticized the arrest of women’s rights and other civil society activists in the Arab kingdom.
In a statement, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs accused Canada of making “false” statements and interfering with Saudi internal affairs, and said ambassador Dennis Horak was no longer welcome in the country. It added that the Saudi ambassador to Ottawa was summoned back to the kingdom for consultations.
2. Liberal Minister Seamus O’Regan tweets: “Immigrants are better at creating new businesses and new jobs than Canadian-born people”
I had to capture this tweet as a screenshot.— Manny_Ottawa (@manny_ottawa) August 4, 2018
This is a Minister of Canada’s GVT.
These are most inept and ignorant bunch of fools in history.
As an immigrant I find this deplorable.
Each Minister is in competition with each other to prove which is hates Canadians more. pic.twitter.com/iGfno6XS4V
3. CANDICE MALCOLM: “My husband was here for 9/11,” the INSIDE story of an AL QAEDA family in Canada
True North's Candice Malcolm interviews Yasmine Mohammed.
Yasmine Mohammed is an Arab-Canadian college instructor, activist, podcaster, and writer who has written a memoir entitled: From Al Qaeda to Atheism.
4. Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux interviewed about Auckland event cancellation
They've been called free speech advocates and far-right extremists. Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux's Auckland talk was cancelled after the venue pulled out, but they came to Newshub to speak with Patrick Gower about their views and the controversy.
5. White nurses in Australia must apologize for being white to indigenous patients
6. Tommy Robinson: The UK Prison Service is Trying to Cover Up My Mistreatment
7. Tim Pool: Patriot Prayer / Proud Boys In Portland, Antifa
Related: ANTIFA sucker punch innocent Democrat kid there to drive photographer friend home
8. Was Venezuela “drone attack” faked? Firefighters claim explosion in “assassination bid” was actually a GAS TANK blowing up and TV cameras failed to capture footage of the “drones” - but President Maduro rounds up political opponents
Questions have been raised about whether the “drone attack” against the president of Venezuela was faked after he began blaming his political opponents for attempting to assassinate him but TV cameras failed to captured any footage of the missiles and firefighters said the incident was actually a gas tank explosion.
Nicolas Maduro had been addressing a military parade in Caracas on live TV on Saturday, when he suddenly halted and looked to the sky after hearing an explosion.
Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores were swamped with aides carrying bulletproof shields and both escaped uninjured.
The visibly shaken head of state said a “flying device” exploded before his eyes and quickly blamed his “ultra-right” opponents, but no drones were seen on television footage, which cut out. No footage of drones emerged on social media either.
9. Pro-ISIS Media Outlet Circulates Video Calling for Biological Attacks in the West
The first paragraphs of the transcription of the Islamic State video:
This transcript was prepared from the original English subtitles of the video.
Narrator: "Phrases mixed with the dust of death. American figures transferred to hospitals immediately after receiving messages from an anonymous. It is a silent disaster... Where neither the explosions nor the panic of the Crusader police cars is heard only, death spreads, victims fall.
One after the other... in 1422 AH Crusader security services are shocked by Islamic bombing that shook the city of New York that turned its streets into pools of blood. Before America is able to collect the pieces of its citizens scattered all over the place it gets hit by the most dangerous strike.
The atoms of the city’s air are contaminated by infectious germs and fatal bacterial diseases attached with letters with threatening words and phrases that makes US government remembers its chemical massacres and the crimes it committed against the vulnerable people and warns that the people of truth attained the ability to exact vengeance against their enemy
“It was not long before... The American hospitals announced the deaths of hundreds, hundreds of cases that have been infected with foreign viruses. Bacteria has been developed and produced in large numbers to be inhaled by the victim and then the symptoms of the disease begins to increase. This is the expected punishment for the oppressive US policy or! Bioterror as they call it.”
10. Pakistani policeman killed in raid linked to torched schools
Gunmen killed one police officer and wounded another during an overnight search operation for suspects linked to the torching of nearly a dozen schools in northern Pakistan, police said Sunday.
Sanaullah Abbasi, police chief in Gilgit-Baltistan, said that one suspect was killed in the gun battle and another 17 have been arrested in the ongoing operation.
Suspected militants set fire to 11 girls' or co-ed schools on Friday. Faizullah Faraq, a government spokesman, said the schools would be restored before classes resume in the last week of August.