Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton (right) and former US first lady Michelle Obama (left) congratulate Samar Badawi of Saudi Arabia during the US State Department's 2012 International Women of Courage Award winners ceremony. Badawi was arrested by Saudi authorities last week, prompting Canada to call for her release, and triggering a diplomatic furore. Photo: Reuters

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, angered by call to release women activists

Saudi authorities have also recalled their own envoy

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Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton (right) and former US first lady Michelle Obama (left) congratulate Samar Badawi of Saudi Arabia during the US State Department's 2012 International Women of Courage Award winners ceremony. Badawi was arrested by Saudi authorities last week, prompting Canada to call for her release, and triggering a diplomatic furore. Photo: Reuters
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