House of Saud

An upstart Saudi prince threw a tantrum felt around the world - Salon.com

What ails the royal court of Saudi Arabia? The Crown Prince — Mohammed Bin Salman — has arrested 11 rich and powerful princes and about 200 businessmen. These men of great wealth and might are being held in the Ritz Carlton hotel in Riyadh. Their assets are being seized in stages. Among these men …

U.S. Politics

An Upstart Saudi Prince Threw a Tantrum Felt Around the World

It is remarkable how this nation of 33 million has so easily been taken hostage by the whims of its Crown Prince. What ails the royal court of Saudi …

Liberal View

Saudi Crown Prince, Tillerson Discuss Counter-Terrorism

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, received on Monday a telephone call from US Secretary of State …

Middle East

Saudi king Salman to relinquish power in favor of son prince Mohammed next week

Unless something dramatic happens, which is quite unlikely, King Salman will announce the appointment of MBS as King of Saudi Arabia next week, now …

Middle East

#FollowTheWhiteRabbit is possibly the craziest conspiracy theory of all time

We’re living in a golden age of conspiracy theories, with America now led by a man who was a big fan of the Barack Obama ‘birther’ …

Barack Obama

Who is the Saudi crown prince who has been arresting cousins and consolidating power?

Never has any leader in Saudi Arabia had so much power since Ibn Saud founded the country in 1932.<p>Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 32, has grabbed, …

Middle East

Regional polarization and Turkey's Gulf policy

In the midst of the Saudi-Iranian polarization, that is promoted by many to stir up new troubles in the Middle East, Turkey seeks to pursue a …

Middle East

Hard to understand Saudi crown prince's policy on Lebanon: TS Lombard

Marcus Chenevix, MENA analyst at TS Lombard, discusses the intricacies of Saudi Arabia's relationship with its Middle Eastern neighbors.

Middle East

Three Canadian energy stocks to watch amid the latest oil price uncertainty

The macro picture for Canadian oil companies lately is a messy one, with intrigue in the House of Saud, threats of Norwegian divestment and a …

Canadian News

Saudi "Purge" a Re-Branding Attempt to Launch a "Second Kingdom"

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) took the unprecedented step of ordering the arrest of 11 princes, dozens of former ministers and …

Middle East

The Saudi War on Yemen Is Killing 130 Children a Day

The Saudi-led coalition is waging total war on Yemen in a bid to defeat the guerrilla group, the Houthis or the Helpers of God. The Houthis took …

Middle East

KSRelief Stresses Importance of Impartiality, Non-Involvement of Politics in Humanitarian Work

Advisor at the Royal Court and General Supervisor of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Rabeeah …

Middle East

King Salman's departure is no surprise - It's all part of a plan to make his favourite son new leader

King Salman knows what the "imminent repercussions" would be as soon as his son sits on the throne.<p>News that Saudi Arabia's 81-year-old King Salman …

Middle East

Saudi Graft Settlements Could Reap Billions

Saudi authorities estimate they maybe able to recover as much as $100 billion from settlement talks with suspects detained in an anti-corruption …

Middle East

Canada Can't Pass This Highly Flawed Arms Trade Bill As Is

With each passing day, Canada's sale to Saudi Arabia of $15 billion worth of light armoured vehicles looks more and more indefensible. A damning …

Canadian News

Saudi offer in corruption crackdown: 'cough up the cash and go home'

Government demanding up to 70% of rich detainees’ wealth in return for their freedom, newspaper reports<p>Authorities in Saudi Arabia are offering businessmen and members of the royal family detained on allegations of corruption an opportunity to pay for their freedom, according to media …

Middle East

Saudi torture victims include former crown prince

Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, the former crown prince of Saudi Arabia and son of the late King Abdullah, was beaten and tortured, along with five other …

Middle East

How Might Mohammed bin Salman’s Arrest of Saudi Princes Affect His Rise to the Throne?

<b>Steffen Hertog</b> | Associate professor of comparative politics at the London School of Economics and author of <i>Princes, Brokers and Bureaucrats: Oil and</i> …

Middle East

Flashback Friday: Queen Rania of Jordan marks ten years of her reign

HELLO!'s international managing editor Juliet Herd recalls working on the issue<p>November 17, 2017 - 09:56 GMT<p>For this week's Flashback Friday, we take …

Royal Family

King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture ITHRA scouting for next gen contemporary artists

| <b>Published —</b> Friday 17 November 2017<p>JEDDAH: King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture ITHRA has launched an artists’ competition set to bring in a new …

Museums

Xi commits unwavering cooperation in phone call with Saudi king Salman - Xinhua

BEIJING, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- China's determination to deepen strategic cooperation with Saudi Arabia will not waver, no matter how the international …

News (China)

China's Xi speaks with Saudi king: state media

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke with Saudi Arabia's King Salman by telephone on Thursday, Chinese state media reported.<p>No matter how the international or regional situation may change, China's resolve to deepen cooperation with Saudi Arabia would not change, Xi said, …

China

Is the Saudi Purge Really About Corruption?

Earlier this month, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) dramatically arrested 11 princes and dozens of other wealthy businessmen …

Middle East

Bitcoin Hits $13.5k In Zimbabwe As New Markets Post Record Trading

November 16, 2017 · 7:30 am<p><b>Bitcoin trading spikes in Zimbabwe are just the start of a multi-pronged surge seeing Saudi Arabia and other new areas</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Can Trump and Saudi Arabia force Palestinian surrender?

Another US presidency, another peace plan. Time has ticked on Donald Trump’s promise to secure the “ultimate deal,” and now we are reportedly getting …

Middle East

After lifting ban on women driving cars, Saudi Arabia now declares yoga as sports

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |<p>Here is a day, that finally practising yoga is no more a deviant behaviour in Saudi, she said in her FB post …

Sport (Australia)

Iraqi parliamentarian delegation in Saudi Arabia

BAGHDAD: A senior Iraqi parliamentary delegation is visiting Saudi Arabia in the context of rapprochement between Riyadh and Baghdad.<p>The delegation …

Middle East

Al-Jaafari: Saudi Regime is living state of hysteria and political deficiency – Syrian Arab News Agency

Related Articles<p>New York, SANA – Syria’s Permanent Representative at the UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari stressed that the regime of Al Saud and its backers …

Middle East

Who do you think pays the Malaysian cyber-troopers?

“Use social media to obtain information or upload ideas which can help develop the nation, don’t be the cause of quarrels between one another. It …

Saudi Arabia

Here's why it costs more to fly to Hawaii

Los Angeles to Honolulu is a journey of 2,556 miles. Los Angeles to New York is 2,451 miles, not much difference in distance. Yet we often see sale economy-class fares on the L.A.-New York routes for $250 round-trip when there’s a sale, while typical L.A.-Honolulu fares are $450 round-trip or often …

Aviation