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Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturda...

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

By Abdullah Al-Shihri and Jon Gambrell?|?AP June 24 at 12:56 AM RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque at Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday.The Interior Ministry said […]

Twitter users hit back at Saudi-bloc's list of demands

Twitter users react with humour and own document of grievances, in response to Riyadh and its allies' list of demands.

Saudi and the Brotherhood: From friends to foes

Shifting political goals in Riyadh have led to a muddled history between the Kingdom and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Potential Chaos in the Kingdom

President Trump has made the “alliance” with troublemaking Saudi Arabia a centerpiece of his chaotic foreign policy, but the latest jockeying for power in Riyadh may portend unexpected trouble, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar A…Read more ?

Iran calls on Riyadh to free Saudi-detained 'fishermen'

Tehran urges Saudi Arabia to release the three Iranians and pay compensation for shooting dead another.

Mohammed ben Salmane takes power at Riyadh

King Salmane ben Abdelaziz Al Saoud (81 years old) has removed from office 57 year old Emir Mohammed ben Nayef Al Saoud. The latter was the Crown Prince, Vice-Prime Minister and the Minister of Home Affairs, all at the same time. De facto, the King's son, Prince Mohammed ben Salmane Al Saoud (31 years), will become the new Crown Prince. Show More Summary

Saudi crown prince's ascendancy gives hope of reform – but it may be premature

Talk of social change is in the air in Riyadh after King Salman announces Mohammed bin Salman as heir to Saudi throne On the streets of Riyadh, in its shopping malls and public spaces, Saudi Arabia’s religious police had long been a foreboding presence. Show More Summary

The new, young crown prince reshaping Saudi Arabia

RIYADH (Reuters) - The young prince named heir to Saudi Arabia's throne has built a reputation as a bold reformer intent on weaning the kingdom off oil and driving a far more aggressive foreign policy to counter the influence of arch-rival Iran.

The Latest: Bahraini royals congratulate Saudi crown prince

4 days agoNews : The Lookout

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on Saudi Arabia's King Salman appointing his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince (all times local):

US 'mystified' by Saudi failure to justify Qatar embargo

The United States is "mystified" that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have failed to present details justifying their embargo on Qatar, the State Department said Tuesday. Signaling Washington's mounting frustration at Riyadh's role in the crisis, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert called on the parties to settle their differences. Show More Summary

Is Iran’s Ballistic Missile Use Trump’s Fault?

Much to the chagrin of leaders in Washington, Tel Aviv and Riyadh, Iran launched ballistic missiles into Syria on Sunday, targeting ISIS in retaliation for its terror attacks in Tehran two weeks ago. These strikes are the first timeShow More Summary

Saudi-Turkish ties strained over differing views on Qatar

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Ties between Saudi Arabia and Turkey have begun to fray due to sharply different policies toward Qatar.

39 years later, Riyadh recognizes the Camp David Agreements

Acting in accordance with promise it gave on 11 April 2016, Egypt has finally returned the islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia. This act triggers an obligation on the part of Riyadh to respect the Camp David agreements under...Show More Summary

Iran denies Saudi claim of Revolutionary Guards' arrest

Riyadh says Revolutionary Guard members, aboard "explosive-laden" boat, were apprehended near oil platform in the Gulf.

Ten years in jail and 1,000 lashes: why we must defend Saudi blogger Raif Badawi | Andrew Brown

The theocratic and repressive regime in Riyadh has no regard for the western values and human rights we hold dear It was the fifth anniversary yesterday of the arrest of the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, whose supposed crime was to argue for secularism, democracy and human rights. Show More Summary

Militant Saudi cleric survives assassination attempt in Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian cleric placed by Riyadh and its allies on a blacklist of people they call terrorists linked to Qatar said he survived assassination by a suicide bomber in Syria on Friday.

Saudi journalist imprisoned for 'slandering ruler,' communicating with TV stations

The Specialized Court of Appeals in Riyadh in April 2017 upheld a Riyadh criminal court's conviction of Saudi journalist Nadhir al-Majid on charges of "slandering the ruler" and sending electronic messages to TV channels and human rights organizations, according to Agence France Presse and the Gulf Center for Human...

Qatar Signs $12 Billion With US To Buy F-15 Fighter Jets

last weekNews : The Newsroom

The move came after President Donald Trump denounced Doha for supporting terrorism. However, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged Riyadh to ease the blockade.

Iraqis and Saudis at odds over Abadi’s visit to Riyadh

Riyadh says Iraq postponed al-Abadi's visit, while Baghdad claims it did not set Wednesday as date of the trip.

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