Posts Tagged ‘arabia’

Saudi Arabia hosts Israelis for Dakar Rally after diplomatic inroads

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Israeli race drivers traveled to Saudi Arabia to compete in Dakar Rally

Israeli drivers traveled to Saudi Arabia to take part in this week’s Dakar Rally, despite a ban on Israeli travelers to the kingdom. Two of the drivers, Danny Pearl and Charly Gotlib, were listed as representing Belgium and didn’t wear any identifying Israeli symbols. However, some members of their team entered the country on their […]

Axis of Evil: “Israel” Pushes Biden to take it Easy on Saudi Arabia, UAE

Posted on January 16, 2021 by martyrashrakat By Staff, Agencies Senior “Israeli” war officials informed journalist David Barck that the apartheid entity plans to lobby the incoming US administration to avoid confrontations over human rights and other contentious issues with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt. This comes as US President-elect Biden has promised to […]

Saudi Arabia to reopen Qatar embassy in coming days, minister says

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Pompeo, as a favor to Saudi Arabia and Israel, is committing a crime against humanity in Yemen

The Trump administration is about to commit an enormous crime against humanity in Yemen, one that could help trigger what the U.N. secretary-general calls “the worst famine the world has seen for decades.” Mike Pompeo, the U.S Secretary of State, will declare that the Houthi rebel movement in Yemen is a “terrorist group” (according to […]

Eyeing closer U.S. ties, Saudi Arabia is leading the pack on Gulf detente

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Gulf states sign detente deal with Qatar as Saudi Arabia hails united front against Iran

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Eyeing Gulf Detente, Saudi Arabia Opens Summit With Call to Counter Iran Threat

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman welcomes Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani upon his arrival to attend the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) 41st Summit in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia January 5, 2021. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout Saudi Arabia‘s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman opened a Gulf Arab summit on Tuesday by taking […]

Qatar’s ruling emir lands in Saudi Arabia for summit to end blockade

AL-ULA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Qatar’s ruling emir arrived in Saudi Arabia and was greeted with an embrace by its crown prince on Tuesday, following an announcement that the kingdom would end its years-long embargo on the tiny Gulf Arab state. The decision to open borders was the first major step toward ending the diplomatic […]

Saudi Arabia lifts sweeping ban on international travel, imposed over mutant Covid-19 variant

Two weeks after virtually locking down its borders, Riyadh has softened travel restrictions imposed to curb the rapid spread of a new coronavirus variant, resuming access to the kingdom by air, land and sea. The country is set to reopen for international travel at 11am on Sunday local time, the Saudi Press Agency reported, citing […]

Hezbollah Chief Claims US, Saudi Arabia, Israel Plotting His Assassination

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah is seen addressing supporters, in Beirut, Lebanon. Photo: Reuters. i24 News – Lebanese Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah claimed Sunday that Saudi Arabia was conspiring with the United States and Israel to assassinate him. In a lengthy interview with the Al-Mayadeen TV channel, the Hezbollah chief claimed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed […]

Rare 1986 document reveals Biden’s views on Israel and Saudi Arabia

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How Saudi Arabia terrorizes women

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Saudi Arabia starts mass vaccination program against Covid-19 becoming first Arab country to roll out the Pfizer jab

The Saudi Ministry of Health has announced its mass inoculation program has commenced, and the minister himself was one of the first recipients of Pfizer’s vaccine in the Kingdom. Saudi Arabia became the first country in the Middle East to start vaccinating people against Covid-19 on Thursday, the Ministry of Health confirmed in a tweet.The […]

Migrant workers are tortured, beaten to death in Saudi Arabia, Human Right Watch says

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Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar’s more tolerant, liberal Islam: Not what it seems

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Why Saudi Arabia Should Make Peace with Israel Now

I spent the weekend reading Ben Hubbard’s book “MBS,” about Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman. Hubbard, the New York Times Beirut bureau chief, paints both a flattering and damning portrait of the crown prince. Flattering because it’s clear that MBS is a visionary who had the courage to take on the kingdom’s Wahhabi religious […]

How Israel is triggering a royal civil war in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia says end to years-long boycott of Qatar is ‘in reach’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat said Friday that an end to the years-long boycott of Qatar by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations “looks in reach” for all involved, though he offered no details on how this feud would be resolved. The remarks by Saudi Prince Faisal bin Farhan […]

‘Ugly reality’: Iran’s FM spokesman accuses Saudi Arabia of being chief source of ‘bigotry, hatred & terrorism’ in region

The spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, Saeed Khatibzadeh, has accused Saudi Arabia of being the main hub for training terrorists in the region, while responding angrily to earlier critical remarks by his Saudi counterpart. “For decades, Wahhabism – nurtured by colonial powers – has been the source of bigotry, hatred & terrorism in our region […]

Saudi Arabia’s abominable human rights record

November 30, 2020 – 11:33 By Stephen Lendman Stephen Lendman is an American award-winning author, syndicated columnist, and Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG). Like the U.S., Israel, and other rogue states, the Saudis operate by their own rules in flagrant violation of international laws, norms, and standards. It’s the world’s […]

Saudi Arabia blasts Iran for accusation it played part in killing of nuke chief

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — A senior Saudi minister on Tuesday lashed out at Iran’s foreign minister for implying Riyadh played a role in the assassination of leading nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. Fakhrizadeh, considered the architect of Iran’s nuclear weapons program, was killed on Friday after his car was targeted in a bomb and gun attack […]

Saudi Arabia rejects Iranian accusation it participated in nuclear scientist’s killing

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Netanyahu’s ‘Secret’ Trip to Saudi Arabia

A combination picture shows Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in Osaka, Japan June 29, 2019 and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem February 9, 2020. Photo: Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS. JNS.org – Despite the purposeful fog surrounding it, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and […]

Kushner heading to Saudi Arabia, Qatar amid regional tension over Fakhrizadeh assassination

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Saudi Arabia has Suspended Turkish Meat Imports – Turkish Union

FILE PHOTO: Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Saudi King Salman attend a ceremony in Ankara, Turkey April 12, 2016. Photo: REUTERS/Umit Bektas Saudi Arabia formally suspended imports of meat, eggs and other products from Turkey earlier this month, the Turkish exporters’ union said, after a months-long informal boycott of Turkish goods over political tensions […]

Iran beat Saudi Arabia at FIBA Asia Cup qualifier

TEHRAN – Iran national basketball team defeated Saudi Arabia 71-64 at the Window 2 of FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers on Saturday. Iran guard Behnam Yakhchali finished with 27 points and Mohammed Alsuwailem scored 13 points for Saudi Arabia at the Al-Gharafa Sports Club Multi-Purpose Hall in Doha, Qatar. Iran will meet Syria on Monday. […]

Mine explodes, damaging oil tanker off Saudi Arabia

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Hamas advises Saudi Arabia not to stand at Israel’s side 

TEHRAN – Hamas spokesman says that the normalization of ties with Israel harms the leadership in countries that support this process, calling on Saudi Arabia not to stand on the enemies’ side. In an interview with the Tehran Times, Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem notes that the resistance movement wants to strengthen the Arab position and […]

Netanyahu ditches rule book to become super statesman in Saudi Arabia

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