Latest in Highlight
Saudi Arabia cut all diplomatic ties with Iran after Iranian protesters broke into its embassy in Tehran amid diplomatic tension between both countries regarding the Saudi execution of a Shi’a cleric Nimr Al-Nimr.
The decision followed an attack on Saudi embassy in Tehran in response to mass execution for Shia cleric
Saudi Arabia has a long history of executing Saudi citizens as well as foreigners on terrorism-related acts. However, the recent mass execution has sparked international outrage with voices criticising the Saudi Kingdom and questioning the fairness of the trials. “Some of whom [the 47 executed] were clearly sentenced to death after grossly unfair trials. Carrying …
Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said Saudi Arabia will face “divine revenge”
The execution of the late cleric sparked international outrage
Protests have broken out in several countries condemning the execution
A new joint council between Turkey and Saudi Arabia is expected to bolster security and investment cooperation. Ankara and Riyadh are key supporters of rebels fighting to overthrow the Assad regime in Syria.
Saudi Arabia has run a massive fiscal deficit in 2015, due to low oil prices. Now the Saudi Finance Ministry has announced plans to reduce subsidies on energy, and investments to try to diversify the economy.
In a bid to shore up the Middle East nation’s finances battered by the global slump in crude prices, Saudi King Salman has pledged to diversify the country’s economy and veer off its heavy dependence on oil.
It is a political statement, but building coalitions takes time, say political analysts
Agreements reached on joint military, security and investment projects
Saudi Arabia announced the formation of a 34-state Islamic military coalition Monday to combat terrorism, which raised questions over its motives and implications on the balance of power in the region. The coalition draws together the Gulf States, Egypt, and Turkey to fight terrorism and will be based in Riyadh “to coordinate and support military …
Syrian opposition groups have begun discussing the formation of a delegation on the second day of talks in Riyadh. Groups have met in the Saudi capital to discuss a peaceful political transition in war-torn Syria
Smartphones represent 78% of devices sold during Q3 2015, according to IDC report
Several rebel groups will seek a common position from which to negotiate with the Syrian government
Twice in two months, Turkish fans disrupted the moments of silence for victims of “Islamic State” (IS) attacks in Ankara and Paris in a demonstration. It showed a kind of intolerance bred by religiously-cloaked authoritarianism in countries like Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The fans demonstrative support with IS was clear when they shouted “Allahu Akbar” …
We are planning to recruit 1 million people by 2020, says CEO
Talks are useless if violence does not stop, Houthi member says
Looking forward to more cooperation with South American countries, says Al-Sisi
Status of injured Egyptians is stable, only sustained minor injuries
Syrian opposition delegation affirmed their keenness on reaching a political solution
The prince was charged on Monday together with nine others – five of them in absentia – with smuggling and selling drugs. Lebanese officials have yet to name him and Saudi Arabia has not commented on the case.
Iran has said it might opt out of Syria talks, citing the ‘negative’ role of its regional rival Saudi Arabia. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also called on Riyadh to end ‘intrusions’ in Middle Eastern affairs.