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

Why Britain should apologize for this wretched promise

Daoud Kuttab

By : Daoud Kuttab :: For Palestinians, the 20th century was a unique opportunity for independence that was dashed by a promise from one who did not own — Britain — to those who were undeserving — Jewish Zionists. From

Americans speak — and they don’t like the nuclear deal

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh :: An overwhelming majority of Americans believe the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers is not a good deal and should be renegotiated, according to a poll this month. What is intriguing about

Is Israel sleepwalking into a war in Syria?

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: When it comes to the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the line between policy and propaganda is opaque, tilting mainly toward the latter. His long career in politics, and his staying power, relied much on

At last, light at the end of the Syrian tunnel

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova :: Syria will be in the headlines over the next few weeks, but for optimistic reasons. The international community appears ready to proceed with a political resolution of the conflict, after success in implementing peace zones

What the Kurdish debacle means for Turkey

Yasar Yakis

By : Yasar Yakis :: Turkey welcomed almost with celebrations the debacle that the peshmerga suffered at the hands of the Iraqi government forces. Nonetheless, it now has to handle the Kurdish issue all the more cautiously. Turkey’s Kurdish policy

Call time on the charade of Israeli ‘democracy’

Chris Doyle

By : Chris Doyle :: Despite all its extraordinary efforts, the current Israeli coalition has yet to kill off talk of a two-state solution, a Palestinian state and peace deals. Even President Donald Trump still refers to this, as of

How Israel exports its oppression to America

Ramzy Baroud

By : Ramzy Baroud :: Israel’s footprints are becoming more apparent in the US security apparatus, which does not bode well for ordinary Americans. US Senate Bill S.720 should have been a wake-up call. The legislation drafted by the Israel

What is ‘The National Environmental Engineering Research Institute’

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

By : Maneka Sanjay Gandhi :: One of the most important reports to come out in the last few years is the August 2017 CSIR -NEERI report on poultry farms in India. The National Environmental Engineering Research Institute(NEERI) is an

Is the Lone Wolf really alone?

Harun Yahya

By : Harun Yahya :: “Lone wolf” is a term that entered into common use in the 2000’ss. We heard this term again after the recent attack in Las Vegas, where 59 people lost their lives and more than 500

Well done, America, you’ve crushed Daesh. Now what?

Chris Doyle

By : Chris Doyle :: Of all the cities in the Middle East that have been flattened in the past five years, and the list is long, Raqqa has been crushed to the greatest silence. The city was “slaughtered silently.”

The more we listen to each other, the more we learn

Fahad Nazer

By : Fahad Nazer :: Autumn is usually a busy time for Washington think tanks, and this year is no exception. Several conferences last week focused on US foreign policy in the Middle East. Perhaps the most prominent was the

Saudi Economy 2.0 versus OPEC 2.0

Wael Mahdi

By : Wael Mahdi :: Saudi Arabia this week unveiled its ambitious plan to use its sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), to move the economy away from oil. The plan is the start of what the government

May’s mirror reflects British society’s troubles

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: A newly published audit of racial equality, commissioned by the British government, tells us mainly what we have known already for many years. Namely, that ethnic minorities in the United Kingdom suffer from endemic discrimination.

Change in Saudi Arabia will drive change in the region

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed :: Although the speaker is the Saudi Crown Prince, and although he is speaking about the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its community, his discussion on combating extremism and returning to moderate Islam should be a

Russians have mastered how to wage war in the 21st Century

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

By : Azeem Ibrahim :: War seems like a simple affair. You get the biggest army. You invade enemy countries. And then, when you win the war, you make them submit to you will. This is how we have done

What kind of regime sends children to war?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh :: Although the US Treasury Department has been instructed by President Donald Trump to impose new sanctions on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) because of its support for terrorism, the Iranian regime shows no

Why it’s too soon to celebrate the defeat of Daesh

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova :: The state of Daesh, which was announced in July 2014 from Al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul, has caused an earthquake in the whole of the Middle East. Nowadays it is causing another tremor as it nears

Hamas-Fatah ‘unity’ will fail until they put Palestinians first

Ramzy Baroud

By : Ramzy Baroud :: The reconciliation agreement signed between Hamas and Fatah in Cairo this month is not a national unity accord — at least, not yet. For that to be achieved, the agreement would have to make the

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