Saudi Arabia has taken steps to ease coronavirus curfews but insists on 24-hour curfew in Mecca. Saudi Arabia eased curfews on Sunday across the country, while keeping 24-hour curfews in the city of Mecca and in neighbourhoods previously put in isolation, state news agency SPA said. Outside those exceptional areas, curfews will be eased between … Continue reading Saudi Arabia insists on 24-hour curfew in Mecca
Two members of the United States Congress said on Tuesday they will push for the public release of a new US intelligence report on the 2018 murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Tom Malinowski, both Democrats, joined by Khashoggi's fiance Cengiz Hatice, held a news conference on Tuesday to announce plans to … Continue reading Will the US Congress release intelligence report on Khashoggi’s muder?
“Everybody was so sweet and welcoming,” Paris Hilton, CEO of Paris Hilton Entertainment, told Al Arabiya English in an interview on Wednesday, following her first trip to Saudi Arabia. “I had a wonderful time. I thought it was beautiful and very lovely people,” she added. Hilton, who has over 11 million Instagram followers and 17 … Continue reading Why Paris Hilton loves Saudi Arabia
U.N. experts have demanded an immediate investigation by U.S. and other authorities into allegations that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince was involved in a plot to hack the phone of Amazon boss and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos. The U.N. special rapporteurs, Agnes Callamard and David Kaye, said on Wednesday they had information pointing to the … Continue reading Saudi Prince accused of hacking Amazon and Washington Post owner, Jeff Bezos
Twitter says it has removed nearly 6,000 accounts it has deemed tied to a state-backed information operation in Saudi Arabia. Twitter says the accounts violated its "platform manipulation policies" and targeted discussions related to Saudi Arabia and advancing its geopolitical interests. The 5,929 accounts removed are part of a larger group of 88,000 accounts engaged … Continue reading Why is Twitter deleting Saudi-related accounts?
Having announced the launch of an e-tourist visa and the expenditure of billions of dollars in new tourism projects and infrastructure, Saudi Arabia says it is opening up the kingdom to international tourists for a developmental purposes. The announcement came during a huge ceremony organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) … Continue reading How tourism buoys Saudi Arabia’s development plan
In response to Boris Johnson's statement that the UK would consider taking part in a US-led military coalition against Iran for allegedly attacking Saudi Arabia, Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has denied any part in the attacks. Zarif said Yemen's Houthi rebels, who claimed responsibility, "have every reason to retaliate" for the Saudi-led coalition's … Continue reading Houthi rebels have good reasons for attacking Saudi Arabia – Javad Zarif
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged that new sanctions would be imposed on Iran as he visited the UAE on Thursday. Mr Pompeo met Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, for talks on the regional situation and the attacks on oil centres in … Continue reading US government will increase sanctions on Iran – Mike Pompeo
Billions of dollars spent by Saudi Arabia on cutting edge Western military hardware mainly designed to deter high altitude attacks has proved no match for low-cost drones and cruise missiles used in a strike that crippled its giant oil industry. Saturday’s assault on Saudi oil facilities that halved production has exposed how ill-prepared the Gulf … Continue reading Saudi Arabia’s vulnerability, a waste of resources on national security
Iran-backed Houthi rebels fighting for supremacy in Yemen, have accused Saudi Arabia of fabricating evidence claiming Iran was behind drone attacks on two of its oil facilities on Saturday. The BBC reports that Brig-Gen Yahya Sarea, a spokesperson for the rebels, said the damage to the two oil facilities were downplayed. According to the British broadcaster, … Continue reading Houthi Rebels call out Saudi Arabian government for telling lies