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Data leak reveals that Israeli spyware was used to target dissidents, journalists

The investigation of a data leak has revealed that governments targeted journalists, dissidents, and activists using information sold to them by an Israeli spyware company. The NSO Group, which was founded in 2010, has been mired in controversy for years over its Pegasus hacking technology. The malware allows the tool’s users to extract information from […]

Yemen’s War Escalates As Claims Emerge Of US Troops Moving In

The war in Yemen has been gradually escalating in the past months, with major battles taking place between Ansarallah forces and Saudi-backed forces. This coupled with claims that US troops have occupied a military base, redeploying there from Afghanistan. According to Maj. Gen. Abdu Abdullah Majili, of the Saudi-backed “government” forces, his militants, along with […]

UAE-Saudi Rift Proves Abu Dhabi Seeking To Assert Itself As Regional Power

Oil prices have spiked to a 6 year high, as OPEC+ cancels meeting over Saudi-UAE dispute, possibly leading to further tensions between the two Persian Gulf allied regimes, but why now are the two at loggerheads? An OPEC plan, set forward to extend the deadline of an oil output cut to the end of 2022, […]

Saudi Arabia to launch new airline in tourism drive 

Saudi Arabia is to launch a second national airline as part of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s Vision2030 strategy, which aims to diversify the kingdom’s economy away from dependency on oil. According to local media, the new flag carrier will make Saudi Arabia the 5th ranked airline globally in terms of air transit traffic. No […]

Saudi Arabia: fall in key indicator shows economy in poor health 

Saudi Arabia’s net foreign assets, an important indicator of any country’s economic health and used to measure its ability to support its currency, have continued to fall, sinking to the lowest level in more than a decade. With a drop of 0.8 per cent in May, Riyadh’s net foreign assets have continued their downward spiral […]

What about the invisible victims of the Hancock affair? 

Whitehall is still reverberating from the Hancock affair. It was not the first, and it certainly will not be the last time that a politician gets caught out publicly. History is replete with examples of extra-marital affairs at the heart of the British political establishment, from the highest office in the land to the lowest. […]

Saudi Arabia: political solution the only way to solve Syria conflict 

The only way to resolve the Syrian conflict is through a political solution in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2254, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister has said. Prince Faisal Bin Farhan made his comment during a joint ministerial meeting on Syria in Rome yesterday. “The absence of effective international will to solve the Syrian crisis,” […]

Saudia’s Economic Transformation Eyes Riyadh’s Regional Dominance

With Saudi Arabia’s ‘Vision 2030’ already in full motion, it has become increasingly clear that the purpose of this massive and multi-billion dollar economic transformation plan is not just to transform and diversify Saudia’s oil-dependent economy; rather a cardinal objective of this plan is to restore Saudia Arabia’s central position within the Gulf/Arab world. Until […]

Saudi, Egypt form joint team to unify media vision

The Saudi minister confirmed that the world has become a mobile media outlet Saudi acting Media Minister Majid Bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi announced the formation of a working group to develop a unified media vision with Egypt, stressing that there is an urgent need to unify the two countries’ media horizons. According to Al-Qasabi: “Lies, sedition, […]

Saudi Arabia to allow women to live alone without male guardian 

In a landmark move, Saudi Arabia is to allow unmarried, divorced or widowed women to live alone without the consent of close male relatives who are normally their guardians, or wali according to Islamic law. The judicial authorities in the ultra-conservative Kingdom have abolished Paragraph B of article 169 of the Law of Procedure before […]

Saudi Arabia no Longer an Oil Producing Country, claims the kingdom

Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman announced that Saudi Arabia was no longer an oil-producing country. “Saudi Arabia is no longer an oil country, it’s an energy-producing country,” the Energy Minister told S&P Global Platts this week. But that does not mean Saudi Arabia is planning on producing any fewer barrels of oil. […]

Why is Saudia Talking to Iran?

In May 2017, when Saudia’s crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) was asked about prospects of direct talks with Iran, he rejected any possibility of such a venture. Back then MBS was politically strong, he was a lot more acceptable in the West, especially the US, and he could, at least in his own calculation, […]

In a broken, chaotic Lebanon, electricity is a luxury

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

Saudi Arabia Restores Relations with Syria

Recently, there has been a clear trend among Middle Eastern countries to review the foreign policy directions that have been pursued in recent decades. The most striking example of this is the adjustment of Riyadh’s foreign policy vectors, especially with regard to countries with which Saudi Arabia has long been at enmity. After preparing a […]

Antisemitism, the Muslim world’s sole collective contribution to Palestine

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

Saudi women’s rights activist summoned for questioning three months after prison release

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

Saudi Arabia and Iran Prepare for a Breakthrough in their Relations.

Information of secret negotiations between Saudi Arabia and Iran in Baghdad has already appeared in the media. This situation was clarified after a sensational statement announced by the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman who recently said,  “Saudi Arabia wants Iran to prosper and is ready to cooperate based on […]

Saudi and UAE Condemn Israel Over Palestinian Clashes at Al-Aqsa

An Israeli policeman scuffles with a Palestinian in front of the Dome of the Rock during clashes at a compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, amid tension over the possible eviction of several Palestinian families from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, […]

Saudi Arabia confirms direct talks with Iran, wants to see ‘verifiable deeds’

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Turned off by Biden, these four Middle East powers are getting friendly

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Saudi officials meet with Assad in Syria, set to reopen embassy, report says

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U.S. officials in Middle East to reassure jittery allies over Iran deal

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

As Yemen War Intensifies Biden Set To Resume Weapons Sales

US President Joe Biden declared in February that the United States was seeking to end the Saudi-led coalition’s war on Yemen, which was promised to come with stopping offensive weapons to the Saudi Kingdom. yet now it seems that this was all a facade. Last week the New York Times reported that US officials had […]

Saudi Arabia bans Lebanese produce over drug smuggling, adding to economic woes

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

 Can a Formula 1 Star Send a Message to the Saudi Government? 

Written by Danaka Katovich and Ariel Gold For human rights advocates who also enjoy the sport of car racing, a great opportunity awaits us. Lewis Hamilton, the only Black driver in the history of Formula 1 racing, has been bravely and consistently supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. In the wake of the protests against […]

Inside the legal war between the Saudi royal family and their former spymaster

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

How China Aims to Navigate the Complex Middle East

While China has already made its mark in the Middle East and is already outsmarting the US, the recently signed China-Iran pact is perhaps the biggest economic venture China has made in the Middle East so far. However, while China does have big ambitions with respects to its economic engagement with countries in West Asia, […]

In Jordan, fake coups and real dissent: Unpacking censorship, spin and conspiracy theories in Amman’s royal crisis

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

Iran, Saudi Arabia held meeting to repair relations, report says

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

In its PR videos, Saudi Arabia looks great, but reality is more complicated

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

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