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

A festival that stands the test of time…

Harun Yahya

By : Harun Yahya :: Another beautiful Ramadan is over. After a month of self-restraint, sweetly exhilarating Iftars, delicious food and festivities, the equally glorious Eid Al Fitr is here to put a splendid end to the month. More than

Dana debacle highlights need for unified Islamic finance regulator

Frank Kane

By : Frank Kane :: Islamic finance was set to be the wave of the future after the global financial crisis because it concerned real, asset-backed financial products. Shariah-compliant banking was seen as less risky than conventional finance and was

Targeting the holiest place is their agenda

Dr. Hamdan Al-Shehri

By : Dr. Hamdan Al-Shehri :: Just two days ago, on our television screens we saw how Saudi security forces thwarted a terrorist act that would have not only destroyed the sacredness of the Grand Mosque but also killed many

Israel pushes Gaza into the dark ages

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: The Gazan people have become the perpetual bargaining chips in the abusive relations among Israel, the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas. In the latest saga of the continuation of collective punishment against one of the

Revisiting the global order

Javier Solana

By : Javier Solana :: As many analysts have observed, the Pax Americana of recent decades is on life support. After the first 150 days of Donald Trump’s “America First” — or more accurately, “America Alone” — presidency, it seems

Baghdad and its growing slum problem

Adnan Hussein

By : Adnan Hussein :: Ten years from now, it’s very possible for Baghdad to turn into a city of slums. This will be the case as long as no one in the state wants to act or do anything

The war on Daesh

Diana Moukalled

By : Diana Moukalled :: Daesh cares not for humans or stones; both are worthy only of death and destruction. Its only concern is to display that death and destruction. On Wednesday, Daesh blew up Mosul’s Grand Al-Nuri Mosque and

Managing the transition

Dr. Ziad J. Asali

By : Dr. Ziad J. Asali :: Since the end of World War II and Israel’s establishment in 1948, the US has played a dominant role in decision-making and management of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The Oslo Accords were signed in

Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the Gulf crisis

Sinem Cengiz

By : Sinem Cengiz :: On Wednesday, Saudi King Salman designated Mohammed bin Salman crown prince. Now Prince Mohammed is the second man in the Kingdom and first in line to the throne. For those who follow Saudi Arabia, the

Iran is flexing its muscles

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh :: Iran’s military adventurism and destabilizing behavior have reached an unprecedented level that could turn regional tensions into a conflagration. Tehran’s stepped-up interference in Yemen is a direct threat to the Bab Al-Mandab strait and

Mohammed bin Salman: The youth’s hope

Mashari Althaydi

By : Mashari Althaydi :: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz was given his first official duty when he was appointed governor of Riyadh in 1954. He was then 19 years old. According to the official records, he was born

A young Saudi Arabia, Mohamed bin Salman appointed crown prince

Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran

By : Fahad Shoqiran :: After 31 out of 34 members of the Allegiance Council voted in favor of assigning Prince Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, King Salman assigned the latter to succeed Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. It all

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Saudi ruling system

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed :: The strength of any political system is tested by virtue of its ability to arrange governance when positions are changed. This is what happened on Wednesday morning in Saudi Arabia when Prince Mohammed bin Salman

What Trump must do to push Middle East peace

Ray Hanania

By : Ray Hanania :: US President Donald Trump has created an opportunity that did not previously exist in pushing for a possible peace between Israelis and Palestinians. His unpopularity with the US political establishment actually gives him a power

An IMF bridge to somewhere for Greece?

Mohamed A. El-Erian

By : Mohamed A. El-Erian :: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has resurrected an old technique — commonly used in the 1980s during the Latin American debt crisis — that would allow Greece to avoid a payment default next month

Qatar without its three weapons

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman Al-Rashed :: Until the current crisis, Qatar’s media, money and effective diplomacy had helped compensate for its small size and population, and its weak army. They had allowed Doha to impose itself and exploit a regional vacuum.

The death of the party

Nina L. Khrushcheva

By : Nina L. Khrushcheva :: Nearly 26 years ago, President Boris Yeltsin issued a decree that effectively banned Communist Party organs from operating in factories, universities, and all other workplaces across Russia. But his bold decree was in some

Our war is on terrorism, not on Qatar

Sawsan Al Shaer

By : Sawsan Al Shaer :: We are not at war with Qatar but at war with terrorism. This message must be the slogan of the countries, which boycotted Qatar. “The frontline of the war on terror” is a phrase

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