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Long overlooked has been how the supposedly good side—that is, the one on behalf of which Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have intervened—has been where some genuinely bad guys belonging to al-Qaeda have resided. Similarly overlooked is how the Houthi movement seen as the bad ...
In recent years, scores of bloggers and online activists have been forcefully disappeared, arbitrarily detained, and in many cases tortured, for comments made on social media platforms that the Emirati authorities have deemed critical of the state." On 5 June, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severed ...

Saudi Arabia's dream of securing a $100bn windfall from the IPO of Aramco may be clouding its judgement. The kingdom needs higher oil prices to entice international investors to buy a stake in the state-owned company, which supplies almost all its crude. Using its OPEC clout to restrict global supplies ...
In recent months Donald Trump has shown no hesitation to comment critically on political developments in Iran, Pakistan, Venezuela, and North Korea. He supported protests in Iran against "the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime." He deplored the many years of US military aid to Pakistan, for which "they ...
Rights groups have denounced the kidnappings of several social media activists over the past year as attempts to intimidate and silence critics of the Pakistan's security establishment. Last year, five Pakistani bloggers went missing for several weeks before four of them were released. All four fled abroad ...
More people are turning toward streaming of music and video content in the UAE and Saudi as radio stations come under pressure according to a ... Dubai-based blogger Hind Mezaina told Arab News she preferred to stream content because the English-speaking radio stations in the UAE lacked diversity.

Amnesty International launches a campaign today to mark the three year anniversary of the public flogging of Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi. He received the first 50 out of 1000 lashes on 9 January 2015 for setting up a website focused on social and political debate. In the wake of his flogging, which ...
English PEN, along with Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders, will stage a lunchtime vigil tomorrow (1-2pm) at the Saudi Arabia Embassy in London for the jailed Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi, to mark three years since he was given 50 lashes. Mr Badawi, a 34-year-old father-of-three ...
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In Saudi Arabia, if you're planning to tie the knot, there's a step you must go through that doesn't happen anywhere else: You have to get a test for genetic disease. Hereditary blood diseases like sickle cell and beta thalassemia are prevalent in this part of the world, where marriage between cousins is ...
The King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships took place in Riyadh at the end of December. They got more publicity than chess competitions often do, but most of it was bad publicity, mostly because the Saudi government had refused to issue visas to competitors from three countries with ...
In the first official response to the video footage that sent shock waves across social media, Saudi authorities say they are carrying out an investigation into the incident.
It is not unusual for people to express their opinions and frustrations on social media during a football match. However, a player in Saudi Arabia has stirred controversy online, not for his skill on the pitch, but a movement made in the technical area. Footage of a professional footballer for the Saudi club Al ...
The recent purge in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a perspicuous affair but, at the same time, it has many complications too. These complications are petitioprincipii from the perspective of middle-class Saudi residents. Before the statement of KSA's Attorney General Saud Al-Mojeb, the number of people ...
The resignation last month of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri at the hands of Saudi Arabia has put Hezbollah, a Shia jihadist group, at the helm .... Nibras Kazimi, a blogger and former fellow at the Hudson Institute, says that many analysts have overlooked the possibility that jihadism could fester in ...
Images posted by an Israeli blogger inside the Mosque of the Prophet Muhammad in the Muslim holy city of Medina in Saudi Arabia sparked outrage across the region this week over what many said was the religious insensitivity and double standards of Saudi authorities. Ben Tzion, a blogger and writer for ...
4 during a trip to Saudi Arabia, citing threats against his life and decrying Iranian influence. It was widely assumed that the kingdom's leaders, namely the increasingly assertive Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, had pressured him to step aside. Hariri is a dual Saudi-Lebanese civilian and ally of ...

This past week the Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Force gave an interview to a Saudi news site, Elaph, and said Israel would be ready to share intelligence about Iran with Saudi Arabia. "We're willing to exchange information with the moderate Arab nations, including intelligence, in order to deal with ...
The anachronistic family enterprise known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has long been politically fragile. In some respects it is remarkable that this entity has endured into the twenty-first century. A clan of royals lives on rake-offs from the country's petroleum wealth, while using more of that wealth to buy ...
Saudi oil policy is undergoing a significant, yet subtle shift that is likely to have broader, strategic implications. The shift comes in the wake of a perfect storm of complicated existential threats facing Riyadh that have forced its government to accommodate new realities. In effect, for the time being, Saudi ...
Was Saturday a "Red Wedding" moment for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia? As the plot thickens in Riyadh, here's a roundup of the chatter on the streets. It started off with the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, a clearly orchestrated move produced and executed by his paymasters in Riyadh.
Saudi women could not legally drive until this year. In 2015, a young Saudi blogger named Raif Badawi was publicly flogged and then sentenced to 10 years in prison (he's still locked up) for questioning certain government policies (the actual crime of which he was convicted translates as "insulting Islam ...
Almost exactly two years after the U.S. began supporting the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, the Trump administration is planning to increase its support for the operation, which has not only had a devastating humanitarian impact on one of the ...
The Kingdom said earlier this week it would cut Saudi Aramco's tax rate from 85 percent to 50 percent, giving future shareholders a larger take of the company's profits.
Aaron Mooy's absence did not seem to faze the Socceroos who prevailed with Jackson Irvine and Matthew Leckie rising to the occasion to secure a significant three points.
The JMMC's overall January compliance assessment was a credible 86pc, achieved thanks to Saudi Arabia ensuring Opec over-compliance, while Russia's paltry 40pc dragged the non-Opec contribution down.
11, 2001 attacks and their families filed a lawsuit in federal court on Monday, March 20, 2017 seeking monetary damages from Saudi Arabia. The plaintiffs accuse Riyadh of supporting some of the 9/11 hijackers and providing funds to al-Qaeda. The ...
"We are calling on the UK government to cease its support for a Saudi Arabian regime that has jailed the blogger Raif Badawi and is committing war crimes in Yemen, with its indiscriminate bombing of civilians - aided by UK-supplied weapon systems ...
An L3 Technologies subsidiary has secured a $37.3 million contract from the U.S. Army to deliver multioption and point detonating/delay fuzes to Saudi Arabia. The Defense Department said Tuesday L3's fuzing and ordnance systems business will supply ...
"The downgrade of Saudi Arabia's Long-Term IDRs reflects the continued deterioration of public and external balance sheets, the significantly wider than expected fiscal deficit in 2016 and continued doubts about the extent to which the government's ...
Saudi Arabia last year raised $17.5 billion from the international debt markets to help plug its budget deficit. The kingdom is expected to sell more bonds later this year, bankers have said.
Hundreds of families of 9/11 victims are suing the government of Saudi Arabia for its alleged involvement in the terror attacks that claimed thousands of lives.
A Texas school board north of Corpus Christi is set to vote Tuesday on tax breaks that could help decide whether a $10 billion petrochemical complex is built.
Crude prices are coming under selling pressure once again, as oversupply concerns dwarf OPEC production cut expectations. As equity markets join oil prices in charging lower, hark, here are six things to consider in oil markets today.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the absolute monarch of Saudi Arabia, has just concluded his tour of Asia with a major state visit to China.
Saudi authorities confirmed the verdict against Saudi blogger Raif Badawi on Monday, demanding the activist pay a one million riyal fine ($270,000) for allegedly insulting Islam.
"Whoever wants to wear [a hijab] should be respected and whoever doesn't want to wear it should be respected too." When it comes to exploring the globe, Esra Alhamal has one key tip: research, research, research.
The United States Oil fund (USO) rose nearly 1% this week as Saudi Arabia's young crown prince met with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Flanked by a thousand-person entourage, Saudi Arabian King Salman traveled to China Thursday to deepen economic ties between the world's biggest oil exporter and the world's second-largest oil consumer.
Look to Saudi Arabia, said Dan Putnam in a recent Alfalfa & Forage News blog. The University of California-Davis extension forage specialist points to the Saudi government's recent effort to conserve its water resources as the driving factor in that ...
"Despite low oil prices, which we expect to fluctuate between $40 and $60 a barrel over the next 18 months, and cuts in oil production, the Saudi economy will gradually recover, supported by government spending. As a result Saudi banks' liquidity and ...
As Saudi Arabia's king travels in Asia to cement new energy agreements, OPEC's latest data show global oil production decreased in February but it's all relative: Saudi Arabia's output hovered near an ever-strong 10 million barrels daily last month.
Fail: Saudi Arabia launches Girls Council without women. Photos of the first meeting of "The Qassim Girls Council" in Qassim Province, Saudi Arabia, show only men in attendance. The Internet mocked the repressive regime after pictures of the Qassim ...
An air strike by a Saudi-led coalition on a market in Yemen killed 20 civilians and six rebels on Friday, medical and military sources said.
The visit was welcomed by many in Indonesia which is the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation, but others expressed dismay the government didn't raise the plight of Indonesian migrants suffering abuses in Saudi Arabia. King Salman bin Abdulaziz ...
Live music has returned to the Saudi capital for the first time in decades on Thursday night, as legendary Arab singers Rashed al-Majed and Mohammed Abdu performed to a Riyadh audience marking a major social shift in the conservative kingdom.
Wheels down. The U.S. Marines have landed in Syria, and they brought their big guns. An artillery battery from the 1st Battalion, 4th Marine has set up a small base somewhere near Raqqa in Syria from which they'll support U.S.
King Salman Bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia is leading an entourage, including 25 senior princes and 10 ministers, to China later this month, part of a month-long tour of the Asia-Pacific, as the kingdom is seeking to hedge against an unpredictable and ...
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Saudi Arabia's energy minister says OPEC won't extend its international deal to curb oil production past this summer if other countries don't do their part to cut output.


 

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