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Saudi Arabia to put detained women activists on trial

AFP | Saudi women activists detained last year in a sweeping crackdown on campaigners will be put on trial, state media said Friday. "The public...

What Khashoggi means for Americans everywhere? – Imran Jan

Imran Jan | A friend of mine once asked me why I wanted to become an American citizen. “The government that looks out for its...

Bumpy road to Afghan peace

Imran Jan | The Taliban have called off the fourth round of talks with the United States to be held in Doha due to disagreements...

US envoy doubts Afghan Taliban’s desire for peace

AFP | US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad raised doubts Thursday about the Taliban's desire to end the 17-year war, after the militants refused to meet...

Anti Iran Coalition: Arab countries talking with US for a military...

AFP| Arab countries are in talks with the United States for a new security agreement to protect the Middle East from "external aggression", Saudi Foreign...

China, US showdown looms on trade at fractious G20

AFP | The United States and China, the world's two largest economies, will see Saturday if they can find a breakthrough to exit a spiralling...

‘Muslim unity against US’: Rouhani’s call at desperate times

News Analysis | Iranian President Hasan Rouhani has called for unity of Muslim countries against the United States of America instead of what he called “rolling...

Red Lines: KSA warns against any attempt to target Crown Prince

News Desk | The calls for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to be held accountable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi are a...

Donald Trump thanks Saudi Arabia for lower oil prices 

AFP | US President Donald Trump on Wednesday ignored criticism that he gave Saudi Arabia a free pass on the murder of a dissident journalist,...

The Khashoggi crisis: (Re)Shaping US politics and relations with Saudi Arabia

James M Dorsey | The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have gotten more than they bargained for. The killing has sparked multiple battles...

Khashoggi murder: What are US plans for Saudi Arabia?

News Analysis | U.S secretary of state Mike Pompeo has stated that it is just a matter of “handful weeks” before the United States is...

PM Khan vows to take stern action against ‘blackmailers’ in latest...

News Desk | Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the nation on Live TV at 7.45pm local time. The premier started his address talking about the Asia...

Saudi Arabia gets a friend in need, Russia

M K Bhadrakumar | It goes without saying that oil has been central to military power and economic life in modern history. Control of oil...

Lebanon PM backs Saudi Arabia in Khashoggi case

AFP | Lebanon's premier-designate Saad Hariri threw his support behind Saudi Arabia Tuesday as it faces outrage over the murder of Saudi journalist and government...

The Highs & Lows of Prince Muhammad Bin Salman

AFP | Mohammed bin Salman became crown prince of Saudi Arabia in June last year, shaking up the ultra-conservative oil giant with economic, social and...

French minister pulls out of Saudi conference over Khashoggi

AFP | French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said Thursday he was pulling out of a major investment conference in Saudi Arabia over the disappearance...

Saudi Arabia to let Turkey search consulate over missing journalist

AFP | Saudi Arabia agreed to let Turkish authorities search its Istanbul consulate as part of the investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi,...

Journalist’s disappearance forces Trump hand on Saudi Arabia

AFP | Allegations that Saudi Arabia killed a journalist inside its Istanbul consulate have forced Donald Trump into a position he never expected -- raising...

Parwaz Hai Junoon to be officially released in Saudi Arabia

News Desk | ‘Parwaaz Hai Junoon' Pakistan's first aerial combat movie has now become the first national movie to be commercially released in Saudi Arabia....

Global watchdog takes Saudi Arabia to task for lax anti-terrorism finance...

James M Dorsey | A Financial Action Task Force (FATF) report criticizing Saudi Arabia’s anti-money laundering and terrorism finance measures puts the kingdom on the...

Allahuma Labaik -Flying to Hajj

News Desk | Every year, over two million Muslim pilgrims from around the world descend on Mecca to perform the Hajj. With the convenience of modern...

Pilgrims descend on Mecca for ‘smart hajj’

AFP | Two million Muslims gather in Saudi Arabia this week for the hajj as the annual pilgrimage becomes increasingly hi-tech with apps to help...

Eid-ul-Adha 2017: Glimpses from around the world

Eid-ul-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, is the second most revered festival in the Muslim world, which is celebrated to mark the end of...

Pakistan’s Foreign Policy at Crossroad: Imran Khan shows support for Turkey...

News Analysis | Turkey is facing one of the direct challenges in recent times to keep its economy going after the row with the United...

Saudi-Canada row leaves US in tight diplomatic spot

AFP | The sharp diplomatic row between Saudi Arabia and Canada has left Washington partners and allies of both in a bind, but the State...

Saudi king holidays in still unbuilt mega city NEOM

AFP | Saudi King Salman has arrived for a holiday in NEOM, a still-undeveloped mega city that the crown prince has pledged to build from...

Lack of global leadership spurs instability in the Middle East

James M. Dorsey | With multiple Middle Eastern disputes threatening to spill out of control, United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar...

Saudi oil shipment halt: A potential watershed in the Yemen war

James M. Dorsey | A spike in oil prices as a result of a temporary halt in shipments through the strategic Bab el Mandeb strait may be...

Fan girl may face sexual harassment charges, jail for hugging a...

News Desk | A Saudi woman has been arrested for hugging a male singer in a concert. Singer Majid Mohandis was performing in a concert...

Woman may face Saudi sex charge and jail for hugging pop...

AFP | A woman may face charges under a new harassment law in Saudi Arabia after storming a stage to hug a pop star, authorities...

Iran talks aim to save nuclear deal after US pullout

AFP | The top diplomats of Iran and five world powers meet Friday as Tehran seeks assurances it will benefit economically from the nuclear deal...

Qatar is still supporting terror in the Middle East: UAE tells...

News Analysis | United Arab Emirates’ Ambassador to Netherland, Saeed Alnowais, appeared before International Court of Justice to present his country’s position vis-à-vis the case...

Evaluation of democracy and forthcoming challenges to next government

Muhammad Bilal Abdul Ghani | The 14th National Assembly completed its term on May 31st, 2018. It is a landmark achievement in the democratic history...

Iraq accuses other oil producers of exceeding quotas

News Desk | Iraq on Monday accused other oil-producing countries of extracting more barrels of crude than agreed by OPEC and its partners, ahead of...

Saudi effort to isolate Iran internationally produces results

James M. Dorsey | Saudi efforts to isolate Iran internationally are producing results in North Africa and Central Asia. Authorities and religious leaders in Tajikistan...

Al-Qaeda warns Saudi Prince Muhammad bin Salman over his ‘sinful’ policies...

News Desk | The extremist organization Al-Qaeda has labeled the Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman's rapid liberalization project a  ‘sin' that includes the re-opening...

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