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: SOCIAL MEDIA

US demands Iran end social media blocks as protests continue

:: The United States on Tuesday urged Iran to stop blocking online social media and advised its citizens to set up virtual private networks, or VPNs, to circumvent censorship. Steve Goldstein, the State Department’s under-secretary for public diplomacy, denounced Iran’s

Twitter steps up fight against sexual harassment

:: Twitter has announced tough new rules on tweets containing “non-consensual nudity” and sexual harassment, which could be seen as fallout from the Harvey Weinstein abuse scandal. The rules will come into force in the coming weeks, Twitter said in

China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meeting

:: Chinese authorities appear to have severely disrupted the WhatsApp messaging app in the latest step to tighten censorship as they prepare for a major Communist Party congress next month. Users in China have reported widespread disruptions in recent days

Daesh supporters using Instagram ‘stories’ to spread propaganda, report reveals

:: With Facebook, YouTube and Twitter cracking down on terrorists using their platforms to spread militant propaganda, tens of thousands of Daesh supporters have turned to the photo-sharing app Instagram. According to a report in The Times newspaper, more than

Intelligence cell in Saudi Arabia

Salman al-Dossary

By : Salman Aldosary :: The year 2010 was a turning point in Saudi Arabia. That year saw the spark of the so-called “Arab Spring”, the riots in Awamiya, which later turned into terrorist acts before they too faded and

Facebook shuts down chatbots experiment after they “create” own language

:: You could be forgiven for thinking you were reading an extract from a science fiction novel, or a psychological thriller, but Facebook were forced to shut down an experiment involving two robots, when they started talking to each other

Indians #BoycottSnapchat after CEO allegedly calls country ‘poor’

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel and his supermodel fiancée Miranda Kerr are facing backlash in India after reports that Spiegel allegedly said the country was “poor,” according to a lawsuit. The CEO’s alleged comments were, according to the lawsuit, made in

WhatsApp and clandestine recruitment

Turki AlDakhil

By : Turki Aldakhil We no longer need studies to prove that social networking sites provide welcome space for extremist and terrorist activities. WhatsApp was the last app criminal Khaled Masood used before carrying out his attack at the British

Driven by emotions and interests, Egyptians are deeply polarized

Mohammed Nosseir

By : Mohammed Nosseir “I believe in democracy – so long as my political opponents never assume power”, stated an acquaintance defining his understanding of democracy. Egyptians are currently placing their emotions and personal interests above their rational thinking and

Modest models: The hijab-clad it-girls you need to follow for serious style advice

Instagram is a veritable treasure trove of sartorial style advice, full to the brim of fashionistas ready to be followed for inspiration. However, there is a certain set of style bloggers making a name for themselves as the pioneers of

Actor Ben Stiller joins social media stars to raise $2 mln for Somalia

Ben Stiller

Hollywood actor Ben Stiller has teamed up with social media stars to raise $2 million for people facing starvation in Somalia amid a devastating drought. The Zoolander actor is now trying to recruit other celebrities including Formula One champion Lewis

Dealers in Saudi busted after promoting drugs online

Drug traffickers who used 57 websites in Saudi Arabia to promote their illicit trade have been arrested and handed over to judicial authorities to take punitive action, said Dr. Nizar Al-Saleh, adviser to the National Anti-Drugs Committee. “It’s alarming that

Twitter to change homepage to customize tweet displays

Twitter made a dramatic product change on Wednesday, saying it will recast the way it displays tweets on its homepage by customizing them to individual users, instead of uniformly displaying tweets in reverse chronological order. The change to the timeline

Addiction to social networking ‘harming society’

Addictive use of mobile phones for social networking is causing serious problems in Saudi society including traffic accidents, divorce and behavioral problems, cutting across age, gender and income, according to experts. According to a recently published study, the reaction of

Containing ISIS in the ‘Dark Web’

Diana Moukalled

By : Diana Moukalled When I read Jared Cohen, the Google head of ideas, saying that ISIS needs to be pushed off the public view and “contained to the dark web” my first thought was that he was just being

WhatsApp to drop renewal fees for the messaging service

WhatsApp, a popular mobile messaging service owned by Facebook, says it will drop its 99-cent subscription fee over the next several weeks. The company said Monday that charging the fee after one free year hasn’t worked well. It says that

How the stupid claw their way to Internet stardom

WHILE the Internet has allowed for the free sharing of information, much of the “information” being shared online today, especially via social media websites, can be categorized in the pointless category. Videos of pranks, Internet memes and photo-shopped images provide

Tweeting on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie goes social

With her page-turning detective mysteries and murder whodunnits, Agatha Christie’s novels have won over generations of fans since they were first published 95 years ago. Now, in a world of smartphones and tablets, her work is being targeted at digital

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