Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Tag Archives: ARAB SPRING

Clashes in western Tunisia after self-immolation of journalist

:: Clashes erupted on Monday between Tunisian protesters and security forces in the western city of Kasserine following the self-immolation of a Tunisian photo journalist, eyewitnesses told Reuters. Abderazzak Zergui died after he set himself on fire in protest over

Tunisia pardons thousands with corrupt pasts, amid protest

:: Tunisia’s Parliament has adopted a hotly disputed law giving amnesty to thousands of people linked to corruption under its former authoritarian regime. Hundreds of demonstrators protested outside the legislature saying they fear a return to Tunisia’s pre-Arab Spring past.

Where are the stars of the Arab Spring?

Mashari Althaydi

By : Mashari Althaydi In his most recent piece for Kuwaiti Newspaper Ayyam, marking 6th anniversary of the so-called Arab Spring, writer and researcher Khalil Ali Haidar enquired about the fate of the Egyptian Arab Spring political activist and journalist

Bahrain will not lose faith in democracy

Sawsan Al Shaer

By : Sawsan Al Shaer Following the 2011 developments, in what was named the Arab Spring, the Kingdom of Bahrain, which is a new constitutional monarchy, could have revolted against democracy and lose faith in it. It could have turned

Seventeen inmates escape in Bahraini jailbreak

Seventeen detainees escaped from a prison in Bahrain, police said on Saturday, and the government warned citizens against giving them shelter. The official Bahrain News Agency said 11 of those who escaped on Friday had since been recaptured, and six

Qatar delays new Arab League head: diplomats

Qatar has delayed the appointment of a veteran Egyptian diplomat as the next head of the Arab League over his “hostile positions” towards the Gulf state, diplomats said on Thursday. Egypt was expecting Ahmed Abul Gheit, the last foreign minister

Tunisia PM defends policies in face of unrest

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid defended his government Wednesday before parliament, faced with unemployment and poverty at the root of the worst social unrest since the 2011 revolution. “We have tried, as far as possible, to improve the situation,” he

Tunisia to relax curfew as security improves

Tunisia is relaxing a nationwide curfew imposed last week in the face of widespread protests by youths demanding jobs. The curfew will now only be enforced from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., two hours less than before. The government cited

The rehabilitation of Iran after lifted sanctions

Eyad Abu Shakra

By : Eyad Abu Shakra What is President Barack Obama leaving behind for his successor in the White House? Well, the situation in the Middle East looks a bit worrying after the lifting of international sanctions on Iran. Practically, the

Tunisian youths demand jobs, say govt is failing them

Unemployed young people from the Tunisian city that touched off nationwide protests say the government is failing them and protested anew Saturday in a precarious calm enforced by a nationwide curfew. Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring protest movement,

Policeman killed as Tunisian protesters demonstrate over jobs

Police clashed with protesters demanding jobs in the Tunisian city of Kasserine on Wednesday, and one policeman was killed as other demonstrations broke out in the capital and towns across the country, residents and officials said. Large crowds burned tyres

The autumn of the Arab patriarchs

Hisham Melhem

By : Hisham Melhem Five years ago this month, a 26-year old Tunisian street vendor known only to his family and friends died after he set himself on fire. The self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi, who snapped after another humiliating encounter

I want to think freely, and write freely

Jamal Khashoggi

By : Jamal Khashoggi I have been affected by the Arab Spring. Some criticize me for calling it a “historical inevitability,” as if by attacking the Spring we can put an end to it. My problem began after what happened

Britain’s opinion on the Muslim Brotherhood

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed British Prime Minister David Cameron has described the Muslim Brotherhood is a “deliberately opaque and habitually secretive” group. These two charges are not enough to ban the group and sanction its members. If the British government

Can a single terrorist attack bring down a state?

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

By : Dr. Azeem Ibrahim Traditionally we think that the aim of terrorism is to inspire terror in civilian populations and governments through acts of violence in order to create the conditions whereby a society and its government change some

Memories of the 1988 Algerian Spring

Jamal Khashoggi

By : Jamal Khashoggi Algerians might say they are alright when they see what is happening in Syria or neighboring Libya. However, like other Arabs they continue to waste opportunities to catch up with the free, developed world. On Oct.

Tunisian street vendor dies after setting self on fire

A Tunisian street vendor who set himself on fire after authorities seized his merchandise has died, a health official said on Monday. “The young man was admitted to hospital with third degree burns on Friday. He died of his injuries

Tunisia’s outgoing PM backs broad coalition

Tunisia’s next government should be a broad as possible coalition so that it has the necessary support to implement difficult economic reforms, the outgoing prime minister said Friday in an implicit backing of an Islamist-secular alliance. A secular nationalist party

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