Saudi Arabia

Tehran Is Winning the War for Control of the Middle East

Saudi Arabia appears to be on a warpath across the Middle East. The Saudi-orchestrated resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, and Saudi …

Middle East

How Saudi Efforts to Provoke War Were Stopped and Lebanon United. The Role of Hezbollah | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Featured image: Picture of Hariri on Hamra Street. | Photo: Joyce Chediac</i><p><i>Pictures of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri line the streets in every</i> …

Middle East

From Qom to Medina: Israeli Jew visits holy sites across Muslim world

A Russian-born Israeli Jew has been visiting holy sites across the Muslim world, including mosques in Iran, Lebanon, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.<p>Photos …

Israel

Jeddah flood: This amazing Saudi woman surfing in floodwater is the best thing you will see today [VIDEO]

A woman wearing a niqab in Saudi Arabia is making the best out of the flood situation and is surfing like a boss.<p>Heavy rains have submerged the …

Middle East

Secret ties? A guide to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman

“Lots of Israelis see Mohammad bin Salman’s assertiveness favorably and as a positive thing. But I think this conduct is reckless."<p>Reports …

Middle East

Lebanon's army told be ready for war with Israel after beating ISIS and Al-Qaeda

The commander of Lebanon's armed forces instructed his troops, which are celebrating recent victories against jihadi groups on the country's restive …

Middle East

At the Ritz in Riyadh, Detained Saudis Negotiate for Freedom

Businessmen and members of the royal family are among those held at the hotel amid corruption probe<p>RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has become a regular visitor to the Ritz-Carlton on the western side of his nation’s capital, which is now a luxurious detention center for …

Middle East

Russia praises resignation of Saudi-backed Syrian opposition leader

Moscow believes that resignation of Syrian opposition figures such as Riyad Hijab will help unite Syria's internal and external opposition on a more …

Russia

Nelly’s planned Saudi gig sparks social media stir

Rapper Nelly is to perform in Saudi Arabia next month, but his planned concert in the ultraconservative kingdom is not being welcomed by …

Middle East

Ancient wall carvings discovered in Saudi Arabia might be the earliest evidence of very good boys

Dogs are such ubiquitous parts of modern life that it’s sometimes easy to forget that man’s best friend wasn’t always by our sides. Humans are …

Science

Saudi minister says Syria crisis solution requires consensus

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told representatives of the Syrian opposition meeting in Riyadh on Wednesday that the only solution to the crisis in Syria was through a consensus that would achieve the demands of the Syrian people.<p>Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel …

Middle East

What's News: World-Wide -- WSJ

This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (November 22, 2017).<p>Mueller's investigators are asking questions about Kushner's interactions with foreign leaders during the presidential …

Dow Jones Newswires

US warns citizens against risks of travel to Saudi Arabia - Region - World

The US State Department on Tuesday warned citizens to "consider the risks" when travelling to Saudi Arabia due to militant threats and the threat of …

Middle East

Exclusive: Agribusiness firms discouraged by Saudi mills sale terms

DUBAI (Reuters) - An unwieldy sale process and onerous ownership rules are discouraging some potential investors from bidding for Saudi Arabia's state-owned grain mills, sources close to the firms say, in a potential snag for the kingdom's economic reforms.<p>Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wants to …

Middle East

Saudis Are Hoping Mohammed bin Salman Will Drain the Swamp

We must be doing 80 miles per hour on a rutted road outside the northwestern Saudi town of Ula. It is late and I am tired, but I’ve got one eye on …

Middle East

Middle East currency pegs in question?

Prime Minister Saad Hariri returned to Lebanon late Tuesday for the first time since he resigned more than two weeks ago amid a regional power …

Business

Nelly Is Performing His First Concert in Saudi Arabia to an All-Male Crowd

Nelly is set to travel overseas next month to perform to an all-male audience in Saudi Arabia. But there will likely be no tilting back of heads, …

Celebrity News

MIDEAST - Factors to watch - November 22

DUBAI, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Wednesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports …

Middle East

Kings Salman Receives 57th Annual Report of General Auditing Bureau

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz received on Tuesday a message from President of Algeria Abdelaziz Bouteflika, which was …

Middle East

Floods paralyse Saudi city of Jeddah

RIYADH: Flash floods triggered by heavy rains swept through Jeddah on Tuesday, leaving motorists stranded and forcing authorities to shut schools and …

Middle East

Billions of dollars destined for Saudi Arabia demonstrate the clout of stock indexes

Some of the world’s most important arbiters of investment flows aren’t banks, governments, or hedge funds, but rather the index companies that decide which stocks belong in their benchmarks. For a demonstration of their growing clout, look to Saudi Arabia, where the equity market is in line to …

Middle East

Saudi students connect with UN in support of SDGs

| <b>Published —</b> Wednesday 22 November 2017<p>Progressive youths make up more than two-thirds of Saudi Arabia’s growing population.<p>JEDDAH: Business …

Middle East

Saudi blockade could kill thousands in Yemen famine: All about the crisis

The United Nations and international agencies have warned that thousands of Yemenis could die daily if the Saudi Arabia-led coalition does not lift …

Middle East

MuddyWater: Hackers target Middle Eastern nations using fake NSA, Kaspersky documents

Saudi Arabia recently reportedly confirmed that the nation had been targeted with cybertattacks since February.<p>An unknown hacker group has been …

Security

'Canada is back' (just not in Yemen)

Scott Gilmore: Canada is playing both sides in a horrifying civil war in Yemen, arming the antagonists and offering scant aid to the victims<p>The …

Middle East

Lebanon tension spurs questions over Middle East currency pegs

and<p>The rumbling crisis in Lebanon has raised questions about the country’s currency peg — the bedrock of its relative financial and economic …

Economy

Wall carvings in Saudi Arabia appear to offer earliest depiction of dogs

(Phys.org)—A combined team of researchers from Max Planck University and the Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage has documented what …

Archaeology

Hagi turned down Saudi Arabia coaching job, media say

BUCHAREST: Romania great Gheorghe "Gica" Hagi turned down a lucrative offer to manage Saudi Arabia at the World Cup finals in Russia next year and …

Soccer

Mumbai Crime: Man sends obscene text to MNS leader, caught

A 24-year-old man has been arrested as soon as he arrived in the city from Dubai for allegedly sending obscene texts and saying inappropriate things …

Crime

A new Cold War? - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

The struggle for dominance between Saudi Arabia and Iran – one the leader of the Sunni Muslim world, the other of the Shi’ite – is being conducted up …

Opinion