Posts Tagged ‘arabia’

Iran takes upper hand over Saudi Arabia when it comes to West Asia: Analyst

Iran takes upper hand over Saudi Arabia when it comes to West Asia: Analyst – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Chief executive officer of Gulf State Analytics (GSA) says that Iran is ascendancy over its Saudi opponent in west Asia. “Whether we’re discussing Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, or Palestine, it is easy to argue that Iran has […]

Sportswashing at Tyneside: Saudi Arabia moves into English Football

The recent acquisition of the Newcastle United football club by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, along with financier Amanda Staveley and the billionaire Reuben brothers, was a source of much excitement for some former players.  Old boy Alan Shearer did little to conceal it.  “We can dare to hope again,” he rejoiced. In The Guardian, […]

Saudi Arabia Taking Small Steps to Improve its Relations With Its Neighbours

One of the least noted political movements of recent times has been the gradual reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Iran. They recently held their fourth meeting this year in Baghdad, to almost no mention in the western media. It is only one of several movements by Saudi Arabia to gradually moving away from the United […]

Saudi Arabia Involved in Providing Weapons to Al-Qaeda, Daesh in Yemen – International Reports

October 5, 2021 By Staff, Agencies International reports revealed a resounding scandal involving Saudi princes, through private companies affiliated with them, in arms deals that reached from Serbia to the takfiri organization of Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL’ group] in Yemen. The report indicated that on September 1, 2020, Salman bin Abdulaziz issued […]

Has Biden Now Lost Saudi Arabia?

The ignominious US withdrawal from Afghanistan has blown a global hole in the post-1945 American Century system of elaborate world domination, a power vacuum that likely will lead to irreversible consequences. The immediate case in point is whether Biden’s Washington strategists—as he clearly makes no policy—have already managed to lose the support of its largest […]

Strange lunar eclipse in Saudi Arabia

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Hyena Cave in Saudi Arabia Yields Huge Pile of Animal and Human Bones

A team of international scientists searching inside a Saudi Arabian cave made by ancient lava flow found one of the most substantial collections of human and animal bones ever assembled. Deep inside a lava tube known as Umm Jirsan in northwest Saudi Arabia, they discovered tens of thousands of dried bones piled up and spread […]

Israel Is Aiding Saudi Arabia And Others To Spy On Human Rights Activists

The Israeli government often likes to use its normalization deals with some Arab regimes as a means of projecting some sort of moral remedy for past afflictions, yet the gesture of “peace” in fact demonstrates the pure contempt Israel has for human rights in the region. It is no secret that the Arab regimes with […]

Why did Saudi Arabia wage a war on Yemen?

12 July 2021 To say the war on Yemen was a major development in the history of West Asia might be an understand. It will certainly go down In history, perhaps not in favor of the Saudis though. TEHRAN (Iran News) –  Why did Saudi Arabia wage a war on Yemen? To say the war […]

Saudi Arabia: Why Biden will leave Mohammed bin Salman in charge

Madawi al-Rasheed 2 July 2021 11:43 UTC  Despite Biden’s rhetoric, American national interests are allied with those of the authoritarian crown prince in Riyadh US President Joe Biden and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (AFP) In the Middle East in general, and Saudi Arabia in particular, many activists and human right defenders hoped that […]

Saudi Arabia seizes 4.5m amphetamine pills hidden in oranges

Saudi Arabia’s customs have thwarted an attempt to smuggle into the country more than 4.5 million pills of amphetamine, locally known as Captagon, obscured in a shipment of oranges, state TV reported on Wednesday. Al Arabiya said the shipment of oranges entering via Jeddah port was confiscated after thorough custom checks involving the use of […]

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 […]

Iran, S. Arabia football dilemma remains unsolved

TEHRAN – Iran’s Esteghlal football team must host Al Hilal in a neutral venue in the 2021 AFC Champions League Round of 16, however the Iranian team are reluctant to meet the Saudi Arabian team in a neutral venue. Esteghlal traveled to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in April for the centralized Group A matches for the […]

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 […]

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,” […]

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 […]

Ramses III in Arabia? Hunt for Egyptian Artifacts in Saudi Arabia Is On

Plans have now been finalized for a joint Egyptian-Saudi Arabian archaeological mission that will explore a long-distance trade route that likely connected ancient Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula. Excavations will center on a well-known archaeological site in northwestern Saudi Arabia known as Tayma, where evidence has emerged suggesting that Egyptian traders under the authority of […]

Saudi Arabia and Yemeni Employment: More like A Slavery Regime

Source Interviewed By Yehya Salahuddin Sanaa – The Undersecretary of the Yemeni Ministry of Expatriates, Ali al-Maamari, reported on the suffering of Yemeni expatriates at land ports with Saudi Arabia, stressing that the Saudi authorities have been holding Yemeni travelers and departures under false pretexts for a long period of time with the intention of […]

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. […]

Saudi Arabia defends move to reduce volume of call to prayer loudspeakers

Saudi Arabia’s government has defended its new restrictions on the volume of loudspeakers at mosques after a public backlash. In a major change last week, Saudi Arabia’s Islamic affairs ministry announced that mosque loudspeakers can only be used at up to a third of their maximum volume. It also said the use of these loudspeakers […]

Rebirth of a Strategic Partnership between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan

During a three-day visit to Riyadh in early May, the prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan together with his top military official Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed Islamabad’s decision to revive the strategic alliance between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Khan’s meeting with Saudi crown prince Muhammad bin Salman Al Saud resulted in a number of agreements getting […]

Why Turkey Reapproaches Egypt and Saudi Arabia?

A major reason for why Turkey has recently approached Saudi Arabia and Egypt is how Erdogan’s ‘neo-Ottoman’ ambitions have backfired. If Erdogan’s plan was to stretch Turkish zone of influence from the Gulf/the Middle East to Africa, its aggressive and antagonistic pursuits have largely left it isolated in the region. With its economy almost exhausted, […]

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 […]

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

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

Iran-Saudi Arabia talks may continue at ambassadors level

TEHRAN— the New York Times reported that the next stage of Tehran-Riyadh negotiations may take place as early as May, in Riyadh. Mehr News Agency reported that the U.S. media made the claim citing Iranian and Iraqi officials who spoke on condition of anonymity. Recent reports claimed that Tehran and Riyadh have held negotiations in […]

Mapping Mustatils, Saudi Arabia’s 7000-Year-Old Stone Monuments

Over 7,000 years ago, people built hundreds of large stone structures in the area that is now northwest Arabia. Archaeologists have identified this act as the earliest known example of a widespread monument building tradition. The stone structures, called mustatils, predate the Egyptian pyramids and Britain’s stone circles – by millennia. From the Air to […]

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

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

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

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