Posts Tagged ‘Saudi’

Saudi and Western Ponzi-Scheme vs. Regional Geopolitical Realities

The more you read, and read again, the same material but with the titles changed, the more disillusioned you become. It is as if the pundits just don’t get it, even to the extent of calling the South Caucasus part of Europe. In that particular case even Wikipedia is more accurate than most: Transcaucasia, also […]

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 […]

Saudi security forces monitor annual hajj pilgrimage in Mecca

Saudi security forces monitor the holy sites in Mecca during the annual hajj pilgrimage with cameras distributed in main areas of the holy city. The first group of pilgrims arrive today at the Grande Mosque of Mecca to perform the welcoming Tawaf (circling of the Kaaba) during the second downsized hajj staged amid the coronavirus […]

Yemeni Resistance Kills 350 Terrorists, Saudi Mercenaries in Al-Bayda Operation, SAUDI-LED COALITION ATTEMPTS TO RETAKE BAYDHA FROM HOUTHIS

By Staff, Agencies Spokesman for Yemen’s Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yehya Saree, announced on Thursday that the Yemeni army troops and allied fighters from Popular Committees managed to deal a severe blow to Takfiri militants and Saudi mercenaries during the recent large-scale military operation in the central province of al-Bayda, killing hundreds of them in […]

Yemen: Biden Shrugs Off Campaign Promise as US Backs New Saudi Offensive and AQAP Support

L-BAYDA, YEMEN — President Joe Biden gave a lot of people a sense of cautious optimism when he took to the campaign trail and promised to bring a swift end to the Saudi-led war on Yemen. The oil-rich monarchy, supported heavily by the United States, has been waging arguably the deadliest military campaign of the past […]

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, […]

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 […]

Kata’ib Hezbollah: Saudi Intelligence Behind Electricity Pylon Sabotage in Iraq

Posted on July 8, 2021 by martyrashrakat 7 Jul 2021 Source: Al-Mayadeen Hezbollah-Iraq: Government investigations will be under great pressure to hide the true saboteurs Kata’ib Hezbollah confirms that it possesses irrefutable evidence pointing to the role of Saudi intelligence behind the sabotage of electricity pylons in Iraq, doing so to stir chaos and make […]

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 […]

Growing Saudi Vs. Emirates Conflict May Open The Door For Moscow

In 2015 the Saudi cown prince Mohammad bin Salman was best friend with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed. Together they decided to attack the Houthi government in Yemen which had ousted the former regime under the former President Hadi. The war on Yemen has been waged since. But by now the […]

#FreeBrittney and all Saudi Women too!

By Ariel Gold and Medea Benjamin One week after Brittney Spears sent shockwaves across the world by relaying the conditions she has lived under for the past 13 years, a Los Angeles judge has denied her request to have her father removed from her conservatorship. Despite testifying that under her father’s care, she has not […]

#FreeBrittney and all Saudi Women too!

By Ariel Gold and Medea Benjamin One week after Brittney Spears sent shockwaves across the world by relaying the conditions she has lived under for the past 13 years, a Los Angeles judge has denied her request to have her father removed from her conservatorship. Despite testifying that under her father’s care, she has not […]

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 Aggression Commits New Massacre in Yemen’s Border Area of Al-Raqo

Posted on July 1, 2021 by martyrashrakat 01/07/2021 By Staff, Agencies The US-Saudi aggression committed a new massacre early Thursday in Yemen’s border area of al-Raqo in Saada province less than a day after a similar crime. Two citizens were martyred and six others were wounded as a result of Saudi missile and artillery shelling […]

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 […]

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, 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, […]

Outcry over execution of Saudi minor

TEHRAN– The execution by Saudi Arabian authorities of a Shia dissident has drawn widespread condemnation from rights groups. They say Mustafa Hashim al-Darwish was a minor when he was arrested and charged for taking part in protests against the ruling monarchy.  According to a statement by the Saudi interior ministry, Mustafa was executed in the […]

Yemeni army releases pictures of Saudi troops, Sudanese mercs captured during Jizan operation

By VT Editors -June 15, 2021 This picture released by the media bureau of Yemen’s Operations Command Center on June 14, 2021 shows some Saudi troops and Sudanese mercenaries captured during a recent operation in Saudi Arabia’s Jizan. The media bureau of Yemen’s Operations Command Center has published the pictures and interviews of a number of Saudi troops […]

Ousted Israel PM plotted with Saudi’s MBS to undermine Jordan king

New details have emerged about the alleged plot to overthrow Jordan’s King Abdullah, indicating that former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu played a starring role along with senior officials within the Trump administration, prominent Jordanians, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. Details of the role played by Netanyahu, who was ousted yesterday after the […]

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-led coalition says it intercepted Houthi missile and drone attack

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