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Goshen of Arabia: Delivering Egypt from the Exodus

“Often taken for granted and simply overlooked the land of Goshen will remain a flagrant inconsistency in the biblical narrative about the Exodus” By Dr. Ashraf Ezzat If the Exodus of the Israelites was a historical story, then surely it did not take place in ancient Egypt …   The Hebrew Bible is a book […]

Maher: ‘Very Strange’ for Biden to Cut Off Russian Oil and Then Beg Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and Iran

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher said it’s “very strange” for President Joe Biden to cut off oil imports from Russia while asking Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and Iran to produce oil. Maher stated, “When we cut off the oil from Russia, it raises the price. Because it’s fungible. Because all around […]

Why is Jeffrey Goldberg trying to rehabilitate the murderous Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman?

Observers are puzzled — and disturbed — at why the Atlantic just published a long article that tries to rehabilitate Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader, the murderous crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. The magazine’s top editor, Jeffrey Goldberg, was present in Saudi Arabia for the two interviews with the crown prince that are a major […]

Saudi closes private medical clinics after health violations

Over 200,000 inspections were carried out in Riyadh leading to the closure of 3,349 private medical facilities February 28, 2022 at 1:21 pm Saudi: Our flag must not be lowered Show Comments Related Source

Media Beats War Drums With Russia While US/Saudis Kill Hundreds In Yemen

 Journalists Benjamin Norton And Alan MacLeod Join Mnar Adley To Discuss How The Mainstream Media Spent The Last Week Beating Drums Of War With Russia While Ignoring A New Deadly US-Backed Saudi Onslaught In Yemen. Journalists Benjamin Norton and Alan MacLeod join Mnar Adley to discuss how the mainstream media spent the last week beating drums of war with Russia […]

Lebanon is ‘held hostage by Iran’, yet coercion from the Gulf suggests otherwise

A common trope over the past decade has been the notion that Lebanon has been “held hostage” by the Hezbollah movement and its chief backer, Iran. This is based on concerns of the growing political and military power of Hezbollah, which along with the Amal Movement has been part of the Lebanese government since 2005 […]

Erdogan’s upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced his intention to visit Saudi Arabia in February, at the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz. The announcement came in Erdogan’s answer to a Turkish businesswoman’s question about the undeclared Saudi ban on Turkish goods and her demand that this problem be solved. The president will also visit the […]

Iran ready to restore ties with Saudi Arabia at any time

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said Tehran is ready to restore relations with Saudi Arabia at any time. In an interview with Al Jazeera, Abdollahian described dialogue with Saudi Arabia as “positive and constructive”, adding that within days Iranian representatives to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation will return to Jeddah, which is a “positive […]

Saudi blocks ‘fraudulent’ social media accounts

The Saudi Ministry of Commerce yesterday blocked 40 accounts on social media for deceiving consumers by impersonating brands. “In cooperation with social media companies, and after extensive monitoring, we have closed 40 accounts on social media that impersonated a brand of a popular store selling phones, and deceived consumers,” the ministry said on Twitter, adding […]

Ethiopia detains thousands of Tigrayans repatriated from Saudi Arabia, rights group says

The Ethiopian government has been detaining and forcibly disappearing thousands of Tigrayans who were repatriated back to the country from Saudi Arabia, according to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). After tens of thousands of Tigrayans were deported from the Gulf Arab Kingdom between December 2020 and September 2021 under an agreement with Ethiopia, […]

Lebanese government distances itself from Hezbollah criticism of Saudi Arabia

Lebanon’s Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, has rebuked the Hezbollah movement after its Secretary-General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, accused Saudi Arabia of exporting Daesh’s ideology and taking aim at King Salman, who he described as a “terrorist”. Taking to Twitter, Mikati said “For God’s sake, have mercy on Lebanon and the Lebanese people and stop [fuelling] political […]

Houthis seize ‘hostile’ vessel off Yemen which Saudis say carried medical equipment

The Iran-aligned Houthi movement that controls most of northern Yemen hijacked a United Arab Emirates-flagged cargo vessel engaged in “hostile acts” but which the Saudis said was carrying hospital equipment, reports Reuters. The ship was heading to the Saudi port of Jizan, just north of Yemen, from the Yemeni Red Sea island of Socotra when […]

Turkey’s Erdogan says he will visit Saudi Arabia in February

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday he will make a visit next month to Saudi Arabia, whose ties with Ankara have been strained in recent years, reports Reuters. Asked about resolving issues in exports to Saudi Arabia as he left a trade event, Erdogan said he would travel to the Gulf state in February. […]

377,000 Yemenis Dead As Biden Goes Back On Promise To End The War

According to the United Nations, around 377,000 Yemenis have died, since 2015, as a result of the ongoing war which has ripped through the country’s population. Such staggering statistics are partly why constant calls are made for the US President to help end the war. despite promising to do so, Joe Biden has only made […]

Lebanon’s Western-Backed Fascist Seeks Civil War At All Costs

After two dangerous escalations in the Palestinian refugee camp of Burj al-Shammali, near the Lebanese city of Tyre, the country’s most notorious living warlord, Samir Geaga, seeks escalation and attempts to build his Party’s strength. On December 10 an explosion rocked one of Lebanon’s 12 Palestinian refugee camps, known as Burj al-Shammali. As a result, […]

360 tonnes of Saudi aid arrives in Afghanistan from Pakistan

A total of 16 trucks carrying 360 tonnes of food and shelter arrived in the Afghan capital Kabul yesterday travelling over the border from Pakistan. The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported that the aid was delivered by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), adding that the shipment included “11,000 bags of flour, […]

Can We Expect Saudi Arabia and Israel Normalizing their Relations in the Near Future?

After Israel signed the Abraham Accords in 2020 to normalize relations with the UAE and Bahrain, and then with Morocco, whether Saudi Arabia will be next in line in this process is being actively discussed in the United States, Israel, and the Middle East in general. The intensity of such discussions increased as the Saudi […]

Saudi ballistic missile program: US-China rivalry in Gulf

Last week, US intelligence agencies shared information revealing that Saudi Arabia is developing a ballistic missile with the support of China. Shortly afterwards, the fact that Iran launched an exercise called “The Great Prophet 17”, in which it also used ballistic missiles, put the Gulf back on the international front burner. The fact that both […]

Yemen: UAE-backed forces targeted in ‘Houthi missile strike’ on Ataq airport

Several missiles were launched against Yemen’s Ataq airport in the Shabwa province yesterday evening, targeting UAE-backed militia. Local sources have attributed the attack involving two ballistic missiles to the joint Houthi-army forces hours after the arrival of the UAE-backed Giants Brigades on Monday, following the withdrawal of Saudi forces who handed over the site to […]

Christmas arrives in Saudi Arabia

Long banned, Christmas has finally, at least tacitly, arrived in Saudi Arabia; just don’t use the name in marketing or be ostentatious about your tree. Coffeeshops serving beverages in red cups with snowflakes on them are ok. So is the sale of soap bars named ‘Tis the Season and Vanilla Bean Noel. Christmas trees that […]

Iran ready to resume tension-easing talks with Saudi Arabia

Iran’s foreign minister on Thursday announced Tehran’s readiness to take part in the next round of tension-easing talks with Saudi Arabia brokered by Iraq, Anadolu Agency reported. Addressing a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein in Tehran, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Tehran presented “a set of practical proposals” to Riyadh, which were viewed […]

Saudi Arabia building own ballistic missiles with Chinese aid: Report

Saudi Arabia is actively pursuing the manufacture of ballistic missiles with help from China, CNN reported today. US intelligence agencies said satellite images prove the Saudis branched out to building rather than buying weapons from China. The worry is that the initiative could cause Iran, the arch-rival of Saudi Arabia, to refuse pressure to stop […]

Saudi Arabia: Diriyah named Capital of Arab Culture for 2030 

The Saudi Arabian city of Diriyah has been chosen as the Capital of Arab Culture for 2030 by the Arab League Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organisation (ALESCO). Diriyah is the traditional birthplace of the Saudi Kingdom. Announcing the news on Saturday, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture said on Twitter, “We’re proud to announce that Diriyah […]

Saudi-led coalition hits Yemen’s Sanaa airport

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen on Monday carried out airstrikes on the international airport of the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa after asking civilians to immediately evacuate, state media reported, says Reuters. The coalition called on the workers of international and humanitarian organisations in the airport to immediately evacuate as it had taken “legal measures […]

Arabic calligraphy added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list

UNESCO has included Arabic calligraphy in its Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list on Tuesday. The recognition followed a Saudi-led nomination which included 16 Arabic-speaking countries. The kingdom had declared the years of 2020 and 2021 as the “Years of Arabic Calligraphy”, part of which was the call for the art form to be included […]

Tablighi Jamaat describes Saudi ban as ‘conspiracy’ to split Riyadh from Islamic world

Leaders of the Tablighi Jamaat movement in India have responded with anger to Saudi Arabia’s decision to ban the movement and describe it as “aberrant and perverse” and a “gateway to terrorism”. According to the Times of India, the group’s Shura (Consultative) Council said that the Saudi decision has to be viewed in the context […]

Despite rhetoric, U.S.-Saudi Arms deal shows that little has changed

After Saudi agents murdered Jamal Khashoggi and chopped up his body in 2018, Joe Biden said that the country’s government had to “pay the price” and be treated like the “pariah that they are.” Back then Biden was merely a presidential candidate, but now that he’s in The White House things have predictably shifted. The […]

U.S.-Saudi Relations: Old Wine, New Bottles

The Saudi Arms Deal After Saudi agents murdered Jamal Khashoggi and chopped up his body in 2018, Joe Biden said that the country’s government had to “pay the price” and be treated like the “pariah that they are.” Back then Biden was merely a presidential candidate, but now that he’s in The White House things […]

Olympics Host China Ranked the World’s Worst Jailer of Journalists for 3rd Year

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) named China the world’s worst jailer of journalists on Thursday, the third year in a row that the host of the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics has taken the title. The organization called 2021 “an especially bleak year for defenders of press freedom,” noting that it managed to confirm the […]

Who is fighting in Yemen’s war?

The parties to the war in Yemen each have their own agenda, making the conflict hard to resolve. Here are some of these groups and what they want, as reported by Reuters: THE HOUTHIS In the late 1990s, the Houthi family in far north Yemen set up a religious revival movement involving the Zaydi sect […]

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