Posts Tagged ‘arabia’

Goshen of Arabia: Delivering Egypt out of the Exodus

If the Exodus of the Israelites was a historical story, then surely it did not take place in ancient Egypt…

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 […]

Nolte: Saudi Arabia Satirists Are Officially Funnier than American Satirists

Saudi Arabia just produced a piece of satire funnier than anything we’ve seen from America’s elite comedic class in years.

Saudi Arabia Puts 81 People To Death In Largest Mass Execution

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Saturday executed 81 people convicted of crimes ranging from killings to belonging to militant groups, the largest known mass execution carried out in the kingdom in its modern history. The number of executed surpassed even the toll of a January 1980 mass execution for the 63 […]

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 […]

Saudi Arabia, UAE Leaders Not Returning Biden’s Calls, Disappointed With US – WSJ

March 9, 2022  By Staff, Agencies The leaders of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates [UAE] have declined calls from US President Joe Biden for several weeks, the Wall Street Journal [WSJ] reported on Wednesday citing officials in the Middle East and the United States. The messages of dissatisfaction sent by Saudi crown prince […]

Saudi Arabia, UAE Leaders Reportedly Decline Calls With Biden Amid Ukraine Crisis

The de facto leaders of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates declined to arrange calls with President Joe Biden in recent weeks as the U.S. worked to contain a spike in oil prices driven by Russia’s war on Ukraine, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Citing U.S. and Middle Eastern officials, the Journal reported […]

Dictators in Egypt and Saudi Arabia love smart cities projects — here’s why

Imagine being filmed 24/7. Knowing someone is watching you the whole time, would your behaviors and decisions remain the same? When governments or tech companies promote “smart” cities projects, they talk about how having more data about us could make things better.  What they don’t talk about is the way having surveillance technologies embedded in […]

Iran ready to mediate between Saudi Arabia and Yemen: senior MP

Iran ready to mediate between Saudi Arabia and Yemen: senior MP – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN — The spokesman for the Iranian Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has said Iran is ready to mediate between Yemen and Saudi Arabia to settle their conflict. Mahmoud Abbaszadeh Meshkini also said that Saudi Arabia’s past actions against Iran […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

Antarah ibn Shaddad and the Origins of Chivalry in Pre-Islamic Arabia

When you think of concepts like honor, courtly love, and noblesse oblige, you likely conjure up images of European knights in steel-plate armor, mounted on giant destriers. European dress, European arms, and European mounts. These knights (in their real and fictional forms) may be dueling for a lady’s honor, saving a damsel in distress from […]

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 […]

On par with Saudi Arabia: Manama launches an attack on Lebanon

22 Dec 2021 On par with Saudi Arabia: Manama launches an attack on Lebanon Source: Al Mayadeen Sondoss Al Asaad Manama is accused by International organizations of committing torture against political prisoners. Not only does it revoke citizenship from its citizens, now it continues to chase them in their exile. During a press conference held […]

Saudi Arabia Is the Middle East’s Drug Capital

Dec 22 21 By Staff, Agencies Under the title, “Saudi Arabia Is the Middle East’s Drug Capital”, Anchal Vohra wrote in the Foreign Policy:  “Three drug busts in quick succession over the last month have revealed the extent of Saudi Arabia’s drug problem. First, in a rare gesture of cooperation, the Syrian government confiscated over […]

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 […]

Iran, Saudi Arabia FMs hold brief meeting in Pakistan

TEHRAN – The foreign ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia held a brief meeting in Islamabad on Sunday on the sidelines of a regional summit on Afghanistan, the spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry said.  Speaking during a presser on Monday, Saeed Khatibzadeh said, “The foreign ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia had a brief meeting […]

Sen. Rand Paul Will Force a Vote to Block $650 Million Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is intending to force a vote that will block a $650 million arms sale to Saudi Arabia in his latest gambit against the U.S. foreign policy status quo of nonstop intervention. Paul’s resolution to block the Biden regime’s planned arms sale worth $650 million to the Saudis has received bipartisan support […]

Saudi Arabia brings Captagon to Yemen – Looks to Bring New Plague to the Nation

Just as Saudi Arabia has hardened its tone towards Lebanon over the smuggling into its territories of the drug Captagon – ISIS and other radical groups’ drug of choice as it is said to instill courage to its practitioners, Yemen could soon be flooded with the product, yet another plague the war-torn nation will have […]

Egypt FM reiterates refusal to use Yemen as base to target Saudi Arabia

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry reiterated his country’s “categorical rejection” of using Yemen as a platform to target Saudi Arabia and harm navigation in the Red Sea. This came after Shoukry met with the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, and discussed a number of issues including Cairo’s support for Yemen’s unity, sovereignty […]

Yemen to Saudi Arabia: Await “Serious Consequences” for Your Major Escalation

Nov 19, 2021 By Staff, Agencies Yemen has warned Saudi Arabia of “serious consequences” following major escalation of deadly onslaught against Yemeni provinces, saying Riyadh and its allies conducted 65 airstrikes in the past 24 hours. “In a major escalation, the forces of the Saudi-American aggression have launched more than 65 air raids over the […]

US senators move to block $650m arms sale to Saudi Arabia

A group of US senators are opposing the Biden administration’s first major arms sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over Riyadh’s involvement in the conflict in Yemen, three senators announced on Thursday, Reuters reports. A joint resolution of disapproval to block a proposed $650 million in US arms sales to the Kingdom of Saudi […]

US Takes A U-Turn, Approves $650 Million Weapons Sales To Saudi Arabia

Above Photo: (Military and Aerospace Electronics) The sale of air-to-air missiles to Saudi Arabia will mark a U-turn in US president Joe Biden’s foreign policy declared in the first week of February. At that point, he had promised to end the US role in the war in Yemen and the sale of all offensive weapons […]

Jewish-American Group Visits Saudi Arabia to Advance Normalization with ‘Israel’

Nov 5, 2021 By Staff, Agencies A Jewish-American group visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently to advance the normalization of ties between the kingdom and the ‘Israeli’ occupation regime, with a member of the group predicting a deal in the coming months or year. The delegation, consisting of 20 Jewish-American leaders, met with senior […]

Has Saudi Arabia Decided to Put an End to the Small and Defenseless Lebanon?

Recently, Saudi Arabia and its satellites Bahrain and Kuwait have decided to expel Lebanese ambassadors amid the rising tensions between Beirut and some countries of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC). In addition, Riyadh severed economic ties with Lebanon, which looks like a deliberately malicious move aimed at pushing Lebanon into a deeper […]

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