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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...

A year of blockade: Qatar stands firm

News Analysis | A year ago, Gulf quartet Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Egypt decided to impose an air, land and sea blockade...

King Salman seeks support from Macron to intervene in Qatar’s procurement...

News Analysis | According to the report of a French daily newspaper, Le Monde, King Salman has written a letter to the French President Emmanuel...

Saudis, Israelis & UAE all conspired to bring Trump into power:...

News Analysis | As per New York Times report, Donald Trump Jr., eldest son of President Donald Trump, met with a representative of two Arab...

The battle for the Iranian nuclear deal: China approaches a watershed

James M. Dorsey | Conventional wisdom has it that China stands to benefit from the US withdrawal from the 2015 international nuclear agreement with Iran,...

Exports increase yet the reserves are decreasing!

News Analysis | Much to the delight of the incumbent Finance Minister Mifta Ismail, Pakistan’s exports continue to show improvement along with our remittances. However,...

Trump walks out of ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’

News Analysis | US President, Donald Trump, finally announced to pull out of the Iran Nuclear deal signed in 2015 by his predecessor, Barack Obama....

Saudi Arabia ready to raise oil supply after US pullout from...

AFP | Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, has said it will take all necessary measures to prevent supply shortages following the US withdrawal...

U.S forces deployed to assist Saudi Arabia for countering Houthi threat

News Analysis | The US support for Arab military coalition, currently carrying out bombing sorties over the Houthi rebels in Yemen, has moved passed the...

After threatening Saudi Arabia, US Court makes fresh bid to compensate...

News Analysis In a surprising turn of events, a judge in New York has ordered the Muslim majority state, Iran, to pay a staggering $6bn...

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