House of Saud

Eritrean president heads to Saudi Arabia on invitation of King Salman

Eritrean president Isaias Afwerki on Monday (July 23) departed the capital Asmara for Saudi Arabia, information minister Yemane Meskel wrote on …

Middle East

The big gains for women’s rights in the Middle East, explained

Saudi Arabia, under the initiative of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, gave women in the kingdom the right to drive.<p>Saudi Arabia has been the only country in the world to ban women from driving — an internationally recognized symbol of unequal status. Along with the ability to drive has come new …

Politics

Happiness May Make Or Break Saudi Arabia's City Of The Future

A border is being drawn in the Middle East for a “new civilization.” Spanning across Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt the enclosed 10,000 square miles will house Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s $500 billion vision for the future of living: a fully-automated megacity run on artificial intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

Has Iran Cut Off Hamas? Is Hamas Turning to Saudi Arabia?

<i>This post originally ran on Juan Cole’s Web page.</i><p>Newsweek is reporting that Iran has cut off funding to Hamas in Gaza, citing Israeli journalism and …

Saudi Arabia

SABIC deal lets Saudi Arabia delay Aramco IPO, spend on growth: sources

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Saudi Aramco is seen at Aramco headquarters in Dhahran<p>By Andrew Torchia and Rania El Gamal<p>DUBAI (Reuters) - A …

Commodities

Saudi Arabia to Spend Billions to Revive Foreign Investment

Kingdom to create funds to support ventures, bolster legal environment after FDI plummets<p>RIYADH—Saudi Arabia is ramping up efforts to lure international companies and revive Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plans for an economic makeover, after foreign investment fell to a 14-year-low in 2017.<p>The …

Saudi Arabia

Jordan: Razzaz Receives Green Light to Fight Corruption

Prime Minister Omar Razzaz announced he has received a green light from King Abdullah II to fight corruption regardless of the status of those …

Middle East

Her Arab Twist on Iconic Western Art Is … Candy Wrappers

On first glance, Ghada al-Rabea comes off as orthodox and austere. The 40-year-old Saudi artist dresses from head to toe in an abaya, the traditional …

Culture

Hiking to the Salty Center of the Only Volcanic Crater in the Middle East

There are only a few known volcanic craters in deserts. If you’re fortunate enough to see one, you’ll be immediately struck by the mysterious, …

Middle East

Voices on Infrastructure: Major projects: Improving the odds of success | Capital Projects & Infrastructure

July 2018 – Full implementation of integrated project delivery (IPD) or other forms of alliance contracting isn’t for everyone. But everyone can and …

Smart Cities

Lighting the way to harvest water from air

A low-cost method for collecting water from the atmosphere could be used to provide potable water to dry, inland regions.<p>Commonly available salts and …

Snorkeling

PM inaugurates vintage cars’ display at Pakistan Monument

ISLAMABAD, Jul 23 (APP):Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasir ul Mulk on Monday inaugurated the showcasing of two vintage cars at the Pakistan …

Classic Cars

New Plant-Based Menu for Four Seasons Los Angeles

The menu will be available through the summer at the hotel's poolside restaurant.

Los Angeles

The Trump Administration Should Balance Iran and Saudi Arabia

When running for president, Donald Trump was no less critical of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia than he was of America’s dependent Asian and European …

Saudi Arabia

Tony Blair is advising the Saudi government under a £9 million deal between the country and his 'institute'

Tony Blair is quietly advising the Saudi government under a £9 million deal with his "institute for global change", The Sunday Telegraph can disclose.<p>The former prime minister's company reached an agreement earlier this year to help support the Saudi Crown Prince's modernisation programme, under a …

Tony Blair

The 10 hottest fashion brands in the world right now

1/<p>10. Prada.<p>Jared Siskin / Getty Images<p>Up one place since Q1. Lyst says Prada's reinvention of its signature nylon accessories helped push it back …

American Crime Story

Life in the Back Seat: Saudi Arabia’s driving ban was a reminder of the unfreedoms of women

Till it was lifted, Saudi Arabia’s driving ban was a daily, stifling reminder of the unfreedoms of women. The law had decided that driving was …

Saudi Arabia

27 Yemeni Children Freed from Mobilization

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) celebrated 27 children who completed phases five and six of the rehabilitation, after they …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia slams 'racial discrimination' of Israeli law

RIYADH (AFP) -<p>Saudi Arabia has slammed a controversial Israeli law as "perpetuating racial discrimination" against Palestinians by defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, state media reported.<p>The law adopted by Israel's parliament on Thursday also defines the establishment of …

Saudi Arabia

German police hit Lebanese mafia family over Maple Leaf gold coin heist

Lebanese mafia who 'stole the world's biggest gold coin weighing 220lbs and worth £3.3million then melted it down after daring heist on German …

Queen Elizabeth II

Confessed 9/11 co-conspirator on hunger strike at federal Supermax prison in Colorado claims he’s a victim of religious “torture”

The reputed 20th hijacker in the 9/11 terror attacks on New York City and Washington D.C. recently sent three letters to a Denver federal magistrate …

Hunger Strike

China Woos U.A.E. With Trade, Balancing Concerns Over Iran Ties

More than a dozen agreements signed in a flurry of business cooperation<p>Chinese President Xi Jinping met leaders of the United Arab Emirates on Friday to bolster China’s economic ties with a key ally of Saudi Arabia, just as Beijing is emerging as a critical partner for an increasingly isolated Iran.<p>…

Middle East

The US Must Build Saudi Arabia’s First Nuclear Reactors

Riyadh will get its atomic energy. The question is who gets the construction contracts — and the influence that goes with them.<p><b>For all the attention</b> …

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince is taking the kingdom back to the Dark Ages

<i>Abdullah Alaoudh is a postdoctoral fellow in Islamic law and civilization at Yale University Law School and senior fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.</i><p>Since Saudi Arabia’s current regime was established in the 1930s, a chain of kings and crown princes has …

Opinion

Saudi signs deal for five Spanish warships

The agreement with Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) for the design and construction of five Avante 2200 corvettes warships will start this …

Spain

Italy eyes closer ties with Saudi Arabia

Max Ferrari<p>July 19, 2018 16:40<p>Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini had some warm words for Saudi Arabia after meeting …

Saudi Arabia

The Independent partners with Saudi firm to launch Middle East news websites

UK-based news website the Independent is partnering with a Saudi media firm to launch websites in Arabic, Urdu, Turkish and Persian.<p>Saudi Research …

Middle East

Florida publication seeks FBI 9/11 records on family's ties

A Florida online publication asked a federal appeals court to order a trial be held on its Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking FBI documents …

Florida

Royal Order Promotes 527 Members at Public Prosecution, Appoints 120 Judges at Justice Ministry

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz ordered the promotion of 527 members of the Public Prosecution authority at different …

Middle East

In Trump’s America, the Middle East Remains an Afterthought

Rebecca GordonAnd yet US foreign policy is far from innocent in the disasters playing out in Syria, Yemen, and elsewhere.The post In Trump’s America, …

Middle East