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Saudi Deposit Rescues the Collapsing Yemeni Riyal

The "sudden decline" in the Yemeni rial on Wednesday, slowed down following the announcement of the Saudi deposit of two billion dollars. As soon as …

Middle East

This Is What One Year Of President Trump Looks Like

It's been one long year, guys.

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HRW’s annual report takes Trump to task on everything

The rights group is part of a chorus condemning President Trump's words and policies.<p>Human Rights Watch has released its annual book on the state of …

Liberal View

Saudi Arabia deposits $2 billion in Yemen central bank to back currency

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered a deposit of $2 billion to be paid into Yemen's central bank on Wednesday to shore up the weak Yemeni currency, the Saudi government said.<p>The move was made a day after the Yemeni prime minister issued a public plea for funds to prop up the rial …

Business

Saudi Arabia sends two billion dollars to Yemen’s Central Bank

The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, ordered the transfer of $2 billion to Yemen’s Central Bank yesterday, <i>Reuters</i> reported.The …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia sends $2 billion to war-torn Yemen

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud ordered a $2 billion transfer to the Yemeni central bank, CNN reports, as a wave to stave off …

Middle East

Abbas cancels peace negotiations due to Saudi leaked Jerusalem plan

According to reports, the Trump plan would create a Palestinian entity that is less than a state, and would not be based on the pre-1967 lines.<p>Saudi …

Israel

President Trump’s ‘Friends’ in Saudi Arabia

In the long arc of history, while regimes come and go, civilizations endure. Bet on the former against the latter, and you’re taking one helluva …

Conservative View

Saudi Crown Prince Orders Transfer of Kuwaiti Child to Riyadh for Treatment

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, has ordered the transfer of a Kuwaiti child …

Middle East

In numbers: Donald Trump's first year in the White House

Here are some statistics from Donald Trump's first year in the White House. All numbers are correct at the time of writing.

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Saudi Women Attend, Cheer at Live Soccer Match for the First Time

Years after diligently cheering on their favorite national team, Al-Ahli Saudi FC female fans were allowed for the first time to watch the game live …

Middle East

To understand the complexities of Saudi Arabia, a quick course in 'Riyadhology'

Back in the days of the Soviet Union, foreign analysts used to pay great attention when, on big occasions, the communist leadership lined up on top …

Middle East

Saudi Government hikes India's Haj quota for second consecutive year

Saudi Arabia has hiked Indias Haj quota for the second consecutive year.A "record number" of 1,75,025 pilgrims will go for Haj from India this …

Middle East

One of the wealthiest men on Earth is being detained, and no one is talking about it

A billionaire who is known throughout the financial world has been held in detention — for two months — by Saudi Arabian authorities. But like the billionaire, the story has disappeared.<p>Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was rounded up, along with about 200 prominent Saudi royals and businessmen, in a …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia is giving many of its citizens $3000 for free

• <b>Saudi Arabia plans to give its citizens $13 billion (50 billion riyals) in handouts to offset the increasing costs of living.</b>• <b><br>State employees will receive monthly payments of 1,000 riyals (about $US266).</b>• <b><br>The government also announced plans to cut perks to royal family members, which angered members</b> …

News

Saudis watching Iran protests intently

While Saudi Arabia's economy is suffering due to low oil prices and discontent at home grows, the kingdom follows the protests in Iran with great …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia’s $400 Million Cultural Center to Open this Summer

POSTED January 8, 2018<p>The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Dhahran will become fully operational by this summer, according to <i>the Art</i> …

The Arts

The Ramifications of Saudi Cinemas Opening Their Doors

The kingdom’s creatives and filmmakers open up about the historic lifting of the movie theater ban<p>On the coast of the Persian Gulf, less than a …

New York City

A 'stable genius' or white trash in the White House?

One of the delights of reading Michael Wolff’s account of life in White House is to picture the US president doing the same.<p>You can use see him …

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Trump's vision of the Middle East: 11 things we've learned from Fire and Fury

US President Donald Trump's foreign policy has been described as a "queasy-making mishmash of thought" in <i>Fire and Fury</i>, Michael Wolff's tell-all book …

Middle East

Trump's brazen hypocrisy on human rights in Iran

As protesters march in Iran, the U.S. government has emerged as a brave champion of human rights. “The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years,” noted Donald Trump on Twitter. Mike Pence saluted them for “rising up to demand freedom and opportunity” and endorsed their “unalienable …

Middle East

Saudi mega museum—King Abdulaziz Center in Dhahran—is finally moving ahead

After years of delays and a dearth of information, the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (known as Ithra) in the eastern city of Dhahran is …

Art

U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia Leading World to War with Iran, France Says

French President Emmanuel Macron has accused the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia of instigating a war as their mutual foe, Iran, was rocked by a week …

Middle East

Saudi king orders new allowances to offset rising cost of living

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Saturday ordered a monthly payment of 1,000 riyals ($267) to state employees over the next year in compensation for rising cost of living after the government hiked domestic gas prices and introduced value-added tax (VAT).<p>In a royal decree published …

World News

Will first lady Melania Trump take a higher profile in 2018?

Melania Trump's first year as first lady is coming to an end and she remains as elusive and enigmatic as she was when she moved into the White House full time in June.<p>We will see more of her in 2018 if for no other reason than that she'll be a full-time first lady for a full year. And she's in the …

Entertainment

Father of detained Saudi billionaire prince on hunger strike

<b>Saudi Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has reportedly gone on hunger strike in protest at the detention of three of his sons as part of the</b> …

Middle East

Jared Kushner still doesn’t have security clearance

It’s been one year since Jared Kushner, senior adviser and son-in-law to the president, assumed office, but he’s yet to receive full security …

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Sen. Chuck Grassley: Jared Kushner will face Senate interview

FILE PHOTO - White House senior advisor Jared Kushner arrives to join U.S. President Donald Trump and the rest of the U.S. delegation to meet with …

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Saudi Arabia is paying some citizens to help them deal with the increasing cost of living

Saudi Arabia plans to give its citizens 50 billion riyals ($13 billion) in handouts to offset increasing costs of living, Reuters reported …

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Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump both dazzle in stunning ensembles for New Year's Eve

The first family rang in the new year in the most fashionable way!<p>President Trump, along with Melania and Barron, celebrated New Year's Eve at a gala held at President Trump's Mar-a-Logo resort. Both POTUS and 11-year-old Barron looked polished in matching tuxedos, but of course, it was Melania who …

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