Posts Tagged ‘Saudi’

Saudi executes fourth detainee in less than 24 hours

The Saudi Interior Ministry yesterday announced that it had carried out the death penalty against Ahmed Al Badr, who is from the Shia minority in the east of the country, making him the fourth detainee to be executed in less than 24 hours. The ministry explained that Al Badr was found guilty of “communicating with […]

Washington Wooing Saudi Against China’s Gulf Dominance

The recent China-brokered rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Iran has really shaken Washington’s understanding of the reach of China’s global geopolitical clout. China’s active diplomacy announced, yet again, a formal end of Beijing’s long-cherished policy of ‘non-interference.’ Beijing is now actively intervening, although diplomatically and not militarily, across the world to remove various geopolitical blockades […]

Why did Jake Sullivan fly to Saudi Arabia?

The unconditional further strengthening of Saudi Arabia’s authority and influence in the Middle East in the recent period has significantly increased the general interest in developing relations with the kingdom. This is especially true of the “beacon of democracy,” the United States, and its closest ally in the Middle East, Israel. Ten years ago, in […]

Yemen warns Saudi Arabia against ‘procrastinating’ ending war

May 15 2023 The Yemeni official also lauded the resistance’s recent victory against Israel, and warned the coalition that Tel Aviv cannot protect it ByNews Desk During a march of solidarity with the Palestinian people on 14 May, a member of the Sanaa government’s Supreme Political Council, Muhammad Ali al-Houthi, accused the Saudi-led coalition of “procrastinating” with […]

No, Saudi Arabia did NOT do 9/11

The bombshell 911 news this past week, is that a freshly-published court filing from Jul 2021, has revealed at least two of the 19 alleged “hijackers” may have been recruited by the CIA. Now this isn’t exactly “news”, after all it has long since been established that the CIA, FBI and/or any other … Source

Saudi Foreign Minister visits Assad, further easing Syria isolation

Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad, received Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, in Damascus on Tuesday, Syrian state media reported, in the most significant step yet towards ending Syria's decade-long regional isolation, Reuters reports. Bin Farhan landed earlier on Tuesday for the first visit of a top Saudi diplomat to Damascus since ties were ruptured […]

SDSs from Iraq, Syria, and Saudi Arabia may enter Iran

TEHRAN – Ahad Vazifeh, head of the national center for drought and crisis management, has said new sources of sand and dust storms, originating from Iraq, Syria, and Saudi Arabia may enter Iran. Source

Ramadan Deal Sees More Than 350 Yemenis Liberated from Saudi Prisons

 April 15, 2023 A flight carrying Yemeni detainees from Saudi Arabia on Saturday heading for Yemen’s capital Sanaa has arrived as part of a large-scale, multi-day exchange that comes as peace talks have raised hopes for an end to Yemen’s eight-year-old war. On Friday, 318 prisoners were transported on four flights between government-controlled Aden and the […]

Saudi Arabia in keeping with the Politics of a Multipolar World

Saudi Arabia, led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, who is effectively the kingdom’s leader due to his father the king’s late age, has pursued a strong foreign policy, both regionally and globally. China arranged an agreement between Saudi Arabia and Iran, easing long-standing tensions between the two countries. The decision surely validates expectations […]

Iranian Quran reciter Yunes Shahmoradi tops at Saudi Arabian competition

TEHRAN – Iranian Quran reciter Yunes Shahmoradi has taken first place in the recitation category at the Otr Elkalam International Competition, which is organized in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Source

Iran and Saudi Arabia: a Chinese win-win

April 07 2023 The single Iranian-Saudi handshake buried trillions of dollars of western divide-and-rule investments across West Asia, and has global leaders rushing to Beijing for global solutions. By Pepe Escobar The idea that History has an endpoint, as promoted by clueless neoconservatives in the unipolar 1990s, is flawed, as it is in an endless process of […]

Why Masks Depicting England’s Guy Fawkes Were Banned in Saudi Arabia

With its highly-stylized moustache, the so-called Anonymous mask has featured in multiple protests across the globe. Described by the Fair Observer as “a staple of anti-authoritarian activist iconography,” the mask has been present at events in Moscow, London and Egypt’s Tahrir Square.  Read more Section:  News Weird Facts Read Later  Source

Saudi Arabia is Building the Country of the Future

Since the activization of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s position and activities, the Saudi authorities’ resolve to make significant changes in the Kingdom’s foreign policy and image has been particularly strongly disputed. Back in 2017, he predicted that the world would eventually transit to alternate energy sources everywhere, rendering gas and oil obsolete. In these […]

Saudi Arabia Frees American Imprisoned Over Critical Tweets

Saad Almadi, a dual U.S.-Saudi citizen, is now at home with family members who live in Riyadh, his son said. Source

Iran-Saudi Rapprochement Will Deal A Deathblow To The Dollar

READ HERE: Eurasia’s geo-economic integration took a great leap forward as a result of the Iranian–Saudi rapprochement, which unlocks the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) trade potential with Russia and China. Its wealthy members can now tap into two series of Iranian-transiting megaprojects in one fell swoop through this deal, with the North-South Transport Corridor (NSTC) […]

Turkey applauds Iran-Saudi partnership

TEHRAN – The recent agreement between Iran and Saudi Arabia to repair their ties after seven years of estrangement, according to the Turkish foreign minister, would bolster the Muslim world and enhance cooperation among Muslim governments to assist tackle regional issues. Mevlut Cavusoglu appreciated the deal between Tehran and Riyadh in a telephone call with […]

Does the Saudi-Iran agreement reflect the change in China’s foreign policy?

The agreement signed between Saudi Arabia and Iran under Chinese auspices on 6 March aroused much interest in the Arab world, the Middle East and the world in general. It came after a diplomatic break between the two countries in 2016, with a statement that confirmed: “It is a response to the Chinese president’s initiative […]

What the Saudi-Iran deal means for Palestine, Israel, the U.S., and the Mideast

In a surprising development last weekend, Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed to restore normal relations, reopen embassies in each other’s country, and reactivate security and trade agreements that have lain dormant.  The agreement has the potential to shake up both regional and global politics, but could also mean a lot less than it initially seems. […]

The Iranian-Saudi Understanding: A Major Shift for the Region

March 17, 2023 By Mohammad Youssef The Iranian-Saudi rapprochement under the Chinese flag was the event that made the headlines this week, and will continue to do so for a quite long time to come. The understanding, or the agreement that was reached and pronounced in the statement, reflects a total new shift, a major […]

A positive new milestone in Saudi-Iranian relations

According to a joint statement issued following talks in Beijing, Saudi Arabia and Iran have agreed to resume diplomatic relations and reopen embassies. It also confirmed the two parties’ agreement to mutual sovereignty and non-interference in each other’s affairs. According to the statement, the two countries agreed to reopen their embassies within two months, while the […]

Leclerc Set for 10 Place Grid Penalty in Saudi Arabia

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc is set for a 10-place grid penalty in Saudi Arabia this weekend for exceeding his allocation of power unit control electronics, team boss Fred Vasseur said on Wednesday. The Monegasque retired from the season-opening race in Bahrain on March 5 with a loss of power, a failure blamed on the control electronics […]

Failed Saudi Attempts To Affect Yemen’s Position After Restoring Relations With Iran

Mar 13, 2023 The Ambassador of the Republic of Yemen in Tehran, Ibrahim Al-Dailami, confirmed that the Saudi regime failed in its attempt to influence Sanaa political and military position, and that the only way for Riyadh to find peace with Yemenis is to stop the aggression and siege imposed on them, and begin serious […]

Netanyahu slammed by political foes over Saudi-Iran rapprochement

Israeli politicians used the surprising Saudi-Iran rapprochement to stage a severe attack on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli media reported on Friday. Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations on Friday after talks in Beijing between top security officials from the two rival countries. "As a result of the talks, Iran and Saudi […]

Reactions to Iran and Saudi Arabia resuming ties – Quotes

Here are some key quotes and reactions after Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed on Friday to re-establish relations in a deal announced after four days of previously undisclosed talks in Beijing. Statement issued by Iran, Saudi Arabia and China Tehran and Riyadh agreed "to resume diplomatic relations between them and re-open their embassies and missions within a […]

Saudi kept US informed on talks with Iran – White House

Saudi Arabia kept Washington informed of its talks with Iran to restore diplomatic relations but the United States was not directly involved, White House spokesman, John Kirby, said on Friday, Reuters reports. The road map announced on Friday appeared to be the result of several rounds of talks, including some held in Baghdad and Oman, […]

Establishing ties with Saudi Arabia will end Israel-Arab conflict, Netanyahu says

Israel and Saudi Arabia normalising relations with each other would end the conflict with Palestinians and the wider Arab world, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has claimed. Speaking at the Hartog National Security Conference in Tel Aviv yesterday evening, Netanyahu stated that "If we have the upper hand, I think we can expand the circle […]

Tennis – Saudi Arabia sends first female team to ITF event

Women's sport in Saudi Arabia reached a new milestone this week as the conservative Kingdom sent their first female team to an International Tennis Federation (ITF) event, Reuters reports. The Asia/Oceania pre-qualifying event of Billie Jean King Cup Juniors, hosted this week in Colombo, Sri Lanka, is the first time Saudi Arabia has been represented […]

Saudi Arabia downplays geologist’s warning of Red Sea quake 

Saudi Arabian authorities have dismissed predictions about a potential quake in the Red Sea by a prominent Saudi geologist as "personal opinions." The warning followed last week's powerful earthquake which struck parts of Turkiye and Syria, leading to tens of thousands of deaths. On Friday, head Saudi geologist, Abdul Aziz bin Laboun, in a phone […]

Report That Saudi Arabia Will Sponsor FIFA Women’s World Cup Sets Soccer World on Fire

Reports circulating this week that Visit Saudi, the official tourism board of Saudi Arabia, would sponsor the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup prompted an eruption of outrage in the soccer world and a loud protest on Wednesday by host nations Australia and New Zealand that they were not involved in the approval process. Source

Iran and Saudi Arabia – rivalry or partnership?

Iran and Saudi Arabia stand out among many Middle Eastern states in terms of their status, historical content, natural resources, and scale. The regional security of the Middle East is also affected by the state of relations between Tehran and Riyadh, because each of them represents one of the Islamic world’s currents (Shiism and Sunnism), […]

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