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Saudi Fashion Week part of reform agenda to lure investors

News Analysis | The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) announced to host its first ever Arab fashion week in the country as it seeks to...

Saudi Crown Prince’s limitations on putting the genie back in the...

James M Dorsey | Valentine’s Day in Riyadh and Islamabad as well as parts of Indonesia and Malaysia puts into sharp relief Saudi Arabia’s ability...

Saudi Arabia persuades Lindsay Lohan to star in its first all-women...

News Desk | Lindsay Lohan recently made an interesting announcement that soon she would be shooting for an all-women movie in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and...

Saudi women attend first public event with their families

James M Dorsey | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will be putting his best foot forward when enthusiastic women soccer fans this week attend...

What’s behind the Sharifs’ trip to Saudi?

News Desk | Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif left for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in the midst of corruption allegations and political turmoil. He is...

Saudi king, Turkey PM discuss Jerusalem status at talks

AFP | Saudi King Salman and Turkey's premier on Wednesday discussed boosting ties and the status of Jerusalem, in a first high-level meeting since the...

Saudi Arabia uses international chess tournament to polish tarnished image

James M Dorsey | Saudi Arabia’s hosting of an international chess tournament focuses attention on the fundamental problem wreaking havoc in international sports governance and shines a...

Why Prince Al-Waleed is refusing to kow tow to Mohammad bin...

James M Dorsey | Incarcerated for almost two months in a gilded cage in Riyadh’s luxurious Ritz Carlton Hotel, Saudi billionaire businessman Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal appears...

Coalition raids hit Yemen rebels after missile targets Riyadh

AFP | The Saudi-led coalition conducted multiple air raids in Yemen on Wednesday, a day after Huthi rebels fired a ballistic missile at Riyadh in...

Will ‘vision 2030’ prove to be a savior for the ailing...

Najma Minhas | The last couple of years have been testing times for the Saudi Arabian economy. Middle East’s “Desert Kingdom” has relied exclusively upon...

PIA turns down bid to sell Roosevelt Hotel

News Analysis | Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has announced that PIA’s crown jewel, the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan, New York, will not be sold....

Saudi-Emirati chest thumping proves that their alliance is a paper tiger

Andrew Korybko | An Emirati official called for the Saudi-led anti-terrorist coalition to bomb Al Jazeera. Dubai’s security chief Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan said that the...

Saudi Arabia’s Lebanon gamble may pay off

James M. Dorsey | Time will tell, but Saudi Arabia’s gamble to pressure Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed, Lebanese Shiite militia, by forcing Saad Hariri, the country’s...

Only in Saudi: Jihadists go to ‘5-star’ rehab centre

AFP | With its indoor swimming pool, sun-splashed patios and liveried staff, the Saudi complex has the trappings of a five-star resort, but it...

Islamabad and Riyadh partnering for peace and stability

News Analysis | On Monday, Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that Pakistan fully endorses and supports Saudi Arabia in its policies in the...

Crown Prince going after corrupt family members displays Saudi Hypocrisy

James M. Dorsey | Leave aside for a moment questions of due process. Analysis of  Saudi Arabia’s three largest corporate failures explains why Crown Prince...

Saudi Crown Prince calls Iranian leader “Hitler” of Middle East

News Analysis | At a time when the Middle East is in the middle of a severe rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Saudi Arabia's...

Who will be targeted by new Saudi led coalition?

News Analysis | Amidst festering crises in the Middle East, the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) will formally be launched on Sunday when the...

Saudi Arabia raises temperature against Iran

 AFP | Saudi Arabia warned Sunday that it would not stand idly by in the face of Iranian "aggression", as Bahrain said the Iran-backed Hezbollah...

Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador from Germany over Lebanon comments

Reuters | Saudi Arabia has summoned its ambassador in Germany home for consultations over comments allegedly made by German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel during a...

Qatar claims Saudi involvement in Lebanon similar to Gulf Crisis

AFP | Qatar's foreign minister on Friday compared Saudi Arabia's political maneuvers in Lebanon to its boycott of his country and accused Riyadh of a...

Will Lebanon pay the price of Saudi Intervention?

James M Dorsey | The proof will be in the pudding when Prime Minister Saad Hariri returns home in the coming days to a country...

Saudi-Iranian proxy war heats up

James M. Dorsey | Shot dead this week on a street in The Hague, Ahmad Mola Nissi may have died the violent life he lived, but his...

Lebanon to be sanctioned by other Arab states claims Hariri

Reuters | Saad al-Hariri warned on Sunday Lebanon was at risk of Gulf Arab sanctions because of the Shi'ite group Hezbollah's regional meddling and said...

Saudi Arabia Blockades Millions After Houthis Launch Missiles

Andrew Korybko | Saudi Arabia is blockading Yemen in response to the Houthis’ weekend missile strike in Riyadh. The Yemeni rebels teamed up with former President...

Macron travels to Saudi Arabia as controversy over Harriri heats up

Reuters | French President Emmanuel Macron held hastily scheduled talks in Riyadh on Thursday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman amid rising tensions between Saudi Arabia...

‘Coup de Grace’ of the Old System in Saudi Arabia

Gen (r) Mirza Aslam Beg | While the courts of justice were functioning in Saudi Arabia, the crackdown in the name of corruption, in the absence...

Lebanon: A new theater opens for Iran and Saudi Arabia?

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | Amidst simmering crises in the Middle East, Lebanon finds itself in the thick of things as Saudi Arabia on Monday...

Riyadh-Tehran rivalry in Yemen: Where is it heading?

News Analysis | Saudi Arabia has berated and blamed Iran for the missile attack by Houthi rebels in the Saudi capital, Riyadh on Saturday, terming...

Will US succeed in creating rifts between Iran & Iraq?

M K Bhadrakumar| The US project to create a rift between Iraq and Iran backfired just a couple of days of its launch from Riyadh...

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