Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to arrive in India on Tuesday as part of his Asian tour, which kick started in Pakistan and will end in China at More »

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

:: King Salman on Tuesday issued a royal decree to transfer investigations and prosecutions of customs cases to the Public Prosecution, instead of the General Customs Authority, within a period not exceeding More »

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

:: Senior officials from different government monitoring and anti-corruption agencies called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Monday. The king stressed the need for fighting graft and the importance More »

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (center) at the launch of the King Abdullah Port on Monday. King Abdullah Port, the fastest-growing container port in the world, is considered a major success More »

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

:: Saudi investigators have recovered assets worth more than $106 billion in an anti-corruption crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the royal court said on Wednesday. The funds are in More »


Category Archives: Columns

Iran’s jaw-dropping hypocrisy on the Qatar crisis

Eyad Abu Shakra

By : Eyad Abu Shakra :: There is a famous saying that “in politics, there is neither a lasting friendship nor a permanent enmity, but rather a permanent interest.” It is true. The most successful policies are the most realistic

Netanyahu’s hold on power hangs by a thread

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: Very few leaders have had the wisdom to vacate their seat at the height of their power. Most start with great promise and hope, and end their tenure with a whimper. After eight consecutive years

The OIC must now lead the efforts to stop Rohingya persecution

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

By : Azeem Ibrahim :: As the persecution of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar is getting worse by the day, we must now acknowledge that the United Nations is failing to enforce the principles of its own 1948 Genocide Convention.

Turkey corners Kurds along the border with Syria

Sinem Cengiz

By : Sinem Cengiz :: Developments are taking place along Turkey’s borders that will likely have significant implications. A few days after the replacement of army, navy and air force commanders, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated warnings of possible military

How can Saudis be better understood by America?

Hassan Al Mustafa

By : Hassan AlMustafa :: An interview with Saudi ambassador to the US, Prince Khalid bin Salman published in the Washington Post newspaper last week can be considered a good entry point for the future of Saudi-US relations at an

Bassel Safadi, the symbol of Syria’s injustice

Diana Moukalled

By : Diana Moukalled :: Bassel Safadi Khartabil, the Internet guru who opened up the online world to plight of the Syrian people, was abducted by the Assad regime in March 2012 and taken to Adra prison in Damascus. A

Prospects for the upcoming Astana talks on Syria

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova :: The agenda for the next round of Syria talks in the Kazakh capital Astana was determined in an Aug. 7 meeting in Tehran of the three guarantor countries — Turkey, Iran and Russia — amid

Yes, watch North Korea, but don’t take your eyes off Iran

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh :: North Korea is in the international news spotlight because of its mutual saber-rattling with Donald Trump, and the widely publicized test of a long-range ballistic missile. But it is critical to point out that

Another attempt to appease the Israeli government

Ramzy Baroud

By : Ramzy Baroud :: The US government is declaring war on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Since 2014, 11 US states have enacted legislation to criminalize the movement, which uses non-violent means to put pressure on Israel

Saudi Arabia does not politicize Hajj

Fahad Nazer

By : Fahad Nazer :: For the estimated 2 million Muslims who will make the pilgrimage to Makkah later this month, Hajj is a time for religious devotion and spiritual renewal. Unfortunately, for a few misguided others, the Hajj season

Despite shortcomings, Abbas remains vital for a peace deal

Osama Al-Sharif

By : Osama Al-Sharif :: As if Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas does not have enough problems and challenges on his hands, the US Senate is about to pass legislation that would compel the State Department to cut off funding to

Syria’s war criminals must not go unpunished

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman Al-Rashed :: Up to half a million people have died in Syria since 2011, but not a single person has been brought to trial. With the departure this week of Carla Del Ponte from the UN Commission

An anniversary to reflect on nuclear war

Chris Doyle

By : Chris Doyle :: As Japan marks the 62nd anniversary of the dropping of “Little Boy” and “Fat Man” on Hiroshima and Nagasaki respectively, when a total of 105,000 died and countless others had their lives ruined, perhaps the

Israel’s demographic game in Jerusalem

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: In its scheming ingenuity, Israel’s government will not cease its efforts to hammer nail after nail into the coffin of a final-status deal with the Palestinians based on a two-state solution. One facet of these

Why OPEC’s Long-Term Strategy needs regular reviews

Wael Mahdi

By : Wael Mahdi :: It was in Saudi Arabia in November 2007, only a few days ahead of the third summit of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) heads of state, that I met with one of

Who should drive Egypt’s economy: Bureaucrats or entrepreneurs?

Mohammed Nosseir

By : Mohammed Nosseir :: Being a successful physician or teacher does not normally qualify a person to run a hospital or school efficiently. Singlehandedly managing a hospital or school in a remote area differs completely from doing so amid

Qatar makes things difficult for itself

Dr. Hamdan Al-Shehri

By : Dr. Hamdan Al-Shehri :: From the start of the ongoing crisis with Qatar two months ago, Doha has shown itself to be confused and in a bad situation. It does not know how to deal with the boycott,

Islam and the Trap of Bigotry

Harun Yahya

By : Harun Yahya :: In recent times, the topics ‘modern Islam’ and ‘Islam and modernism’ have been frequently discussed in the Islamic world. When people examine them more closely, it becomes very apparent that Islam, both historically and in

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