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Saudi government to tighten fundraising laws to promote moderate Islam

James M Dorsey | A Saudi draft law could constitute a first indication that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s vow to return the kingdom to...

Saudi Princes offered freedom for 70 percent of their wealth

News Analysis |  Saudi Arabian authorities are demanding billions of dollars from the detained princes and prominent businessmen following their arrest in the so-called anti-corruption...

Will Saudi Princes accept MBS crackdown on corrupt officials?

M K Bhadrakumar | Within hours of a decree by the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Sunday announcing the constitution of a new committee...

The crackdown in Saudi Arabia: anti-corruption drive or ruthless power politics?

News Analysis | 11 Saudi princes, ministers and former government officials were arrested and detained hours after King Salman ordered the formation of the anti-corruption...

Saudi Arabia to build $500 billion city in desert

News Analysis | Saudi Arabia intends to build a new futuristic city, a huge industrial zone in its northeast to integrate with regional economies -...

Fear of third intifada brings Israel and Arab together!

James M. Dorsey | A web of formal and informal Israeli-Arab relations and common fears of renewed popular uprisings that could threaten regimes and benefit...

Young Saudi girl sparks hot debate in Saudi Arabia after her...

News Analysis | A young Saudi girl became a recent online sensation when she sparked a heated debate between the orthodox and liberal mindsets after...

The Ummah : The fresh Princes of Bel Arabia and Muhammad...

Haider Mehdi | King Salman, by elevating his son, the 31 years Mohammed Bin Salman, or MBS, as Crown Prince, may actually have signed MBS’s...

Prince Salman: An outlier in the conservative state

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The royal decree of June 21 by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman appointing his son Mohammed bin Salman as the Crown Prince and next...

Ascendance of Prince Salman: Saudi Arabia’s rise or demise?

James M. Dorsey | Saudi King Salman’s appointment of his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as a crown prince at the expense of his nephew, Mohammed...

Mohammed bin Salman becomes the new Crown Prince: Expected divisions in...

Stephen Kalin and William Maclean | Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was elevated to Crown Prince on Wednesday, replacing his cousin in...

The “either with us or against us” statement is back to...

Amid a potentially incendiary Qatar crisis, Pakistan's position and foreign policy choices are likely to be affected. Saudi Arabia has asked Pakistan to take...

Saudi-UAE-Qatar crisis: Will the US’ mediation bear fruit?

News Analysis | The noise of Saudi-led Qatar boycott is reverberating in the region and beyond as the need for mediation and protection is being...

Tehran attacks: Is the US-Saudi-Israel team getting ahead of Iran?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Even by American standards, the White House statement on the terrorist attacks in Tehran on Wednesday will stand out as a...

Islamic Military Alliance: Has Raheel Sharif become a vassal for the...

M. K. Bhadrakumar | There is something obscene about anyone who held high positions in the government – for example, an Ambassador or an Army...

Saudi ultra-conservatives take anti-reform stand on women’s sports

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Arabia’s, ultra conservative, Shura or Advisory Council, in a sign that the kingdom is polarized over Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s...

Asian leaders wary of Saudi’s spreading their Gospel of truth

James M. Dorsey | Critics in the Maldives likely sighed relief when Saudi King Salman this week postponed his visit because of an outbreak of...

King Salman’s visit to China & Malaysia: What Saudis Want?

James M. Dorsey | Yet Salman’s geopolitical concerns go far beyond whether the US remains a reliable guarantor of regional security. Saudi Arabia is locked...

The Muslim world: Liberals pay the price of Trump & Saudis

Donald Trump’s fueling of Islamophobia with his newly imposed travel ban as well as his war on the mainstream media feed an increasing trend...

By targeting Iran Trump stokes sectarian fires across the Middle East

James M. Dorsey| By singling out Iran rather than tackling root causes, the Trump administration risks fuelling sectarianism across the Muslim world and exacerbating multiple...

Saudi King Agrees to Trump’s suggestion on safe zones in Syria

WASHINGTON/RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman, in a telephone call on Sunday with U.S. President Donald Trump, agreed to support safe zones in...

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PadMan’s director upset that Pakistan not showing movie

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Emma Watson welcomes new guidelines to tackle harassment

News Desk | On Wednesday, Feminist and Hollywood actress Emma Watson stood in support of the new guidelines developed to tackle harassment and bullying in...

Is PTI facing an existential crisis?

News Desk | Senior Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Fauzia Kasuri claims that her party, PTI, is facing an existential threat. She said this while addressing...

Government sets in motion PIA privatization process

News Desk | The government of Pakistan has decided to start the long-awaited privatization of the national flag carrier Pakistan International Airline (PIA). Prime Minister...

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