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

:: 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

:: 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

:: 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 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 »


Tag Archives: ASSAD REGIME

Syria’s opposition calls for reviewing decisions dealing with Assad regime

:: The head of the Syrian Negotiation Commission of opposition and revolution forces, Nasr al-Hariri expressed hope that the countries which announced restoring relations with the Syrian regime, will reconsider their decisions. In a press conference in the Saudi capital

Syrian opposition: De-escalation zones may mark beginning of country’s division

Monzer Makhous

:: The High Negotiations Committee spokesperson Monzer Makhous warned that the Astana talks are a double-edged sword as de-escalation zones may be the beginning of dividing Syria. In an interview with Al Arabiya, Makhous noted it’s been a year and

UN restarts Geneva talks on Syria with fresh format, same obstacles

:: Syria peace talks in Geneva this week should benefit from a tighter format and a deal to reduce the violence, U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Monday, playing down dismissive comments by President Bashar al-Assad. Previous rounds of

UN Syria envoy to pursue peace talks next week

The UN Special Envoy for Syria said on Thursday peace talks would continue next week, despite the main opposition’s decision to leave early, which he dismissed as “diplomatic posturing.” Staffan de Mistura, in an interview with French-language Swiss television, said

International system disintegrates as Syria burns

Baria Alamuddin

By : Baria Alamuddin We are at a decisive moment for the international system within whose familiar contours we were all reared. European states rush to seal their borders; American presidential candidates compete over who is more xenophobic while Middle

Syrians must surrender now to fight another day

Mohamed Chebarro

By : Mohamed Chebarro All the indications from Syria are that the war is won by Assad and his allies. This is thanks to Russian fire power, Iranian foreign legion militias, and the regime’s deep state still alive and kicking

Syria 2016 is a replay of Syria 1920

Eyad Abu Shakra

By : Eyad Abu Shakra The unfolding Syrian crisis is now looking more and more like a carbon copy of the Palestinian crisis. Almost all the ‘constants’ of world powers towards the near east in the aftermath of the First

Stop the Assad killing machine before Syria talks

Brooklyn Middleton

By : Brooklyn Middleton The key demand made by the High Negotiations Committee of the Syrian Opposition (HNC) ahead of peace talks in Geneva is at once utterly basic and deeply important: Stop killing our people before we even think

U.N. tribunal hears Hezbollah said Syria would kill Rafiq Hariri: report

Weeks before former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri was assassinated, two senior Hezbollah officials were shocked that Hariri had turned down requests from the Syrian government, the slain statesman’s media advisor told the U.N. tribunal on Hariri’s killing. Hariri’s media

U.N. body to blame for Syria’s worst year: rights groups

As the Syrian conflict reaches its fifth year, aid agencies said on Thursday that 2014 was the worst of the Syrian conflict so far and that three United Nations Security Council resolutions aimed at alleviating the suffering had failed. In

Report: intelligence points to Assad’s secret nuke program

Intelligence suggests that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is building a secret underground plant with the aim of developing nuclear weapons, Germany’s Spiegel news magazine said Friday. Citing information made available by unidentified intelligence sources, Spiegel said the plant was in

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