The First Visit by a Maronite Patriarch to Saudi Arabia

The Saudi chargé d’affaires in Lebanon, said he handed Maronite Patriarch Bechara Al-Rahi an invitation on Wednesday to visit Saudi Arabia and meet with King…

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince wants to ‘crush extremists.’ But he’s punishing the wrong people.

From Washington Post, October 31. By Jamal Khashuggi. Last week before an enthusiastic crowd at an investment conference, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman looked angry when…

Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums

BBC, October 29, 2017 Saudi Arabia will allow women to attend sports events in stadiums for the first time from next year, officials say. Families…

Jared Kushner traveled unannounced to Saudi Arabia

CNN, October 30, 2017 By, Kevin Bohn Washington (CNN)Jared Kushner and other senior White House advisers traveled to Saudi Arabia last week to continue discussions…

Saudi Arabia to extract uranium for ‘self-sufficient’ nuclear program

Reuters, October 30, 2017 By Sylvia Westall. ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia plans to extract uranium domestically as part of its nuclear power program…

Don’t Be Fooled by Saudi Arabia’s Plan to Let Women Drive

From New York Magazine, September 30, 2017, by Jonah Shepp. Saudi activist Manal al-Sharif drives her car in Dubai on October 22, 2013.Photo: MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty…

The new OPEC bromance’: How Saudi Arabia and Russia are bonding over oil

From CNBC, October 3, 2017, by Holly Ellyatt. A $1 billion fund will see Russia and Saudi Arabia strengthen their cooperation in oil, gas, electricity and renewable…

King Salman’s Moscow Visit Overshadowed by Past Tensions

From The Washington Institute, October 4, 2017, by Anna Borshchevskaya. The two countries have found themselves at odds on several decades’ worth of regional issues, but Riyadh…

UN moves to blacklist Saudi coalition for violations against children in Yemen

From The Guardian, October 4, 2017, by Karen McVeigh. Recognition of efforts to improve child protection branded a sop by campaigners as Saudi-led coalition accused of…

Saudi says ‘flexible’ on Russian idea to extend oil cuts to end-2018

From Reuters, October 5, 2017, by Jack Stubbs Katya Golubkova and Vladimir Soldatkin  MOSCOW (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia made no firm pledge on Thursday to extend…

Saudi Arabia arrests 46 for stirring divisions: state media

From  Reuters, October 5, 2017. DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi authorities said on Wednesday they had arrested 22 people, including a Qatari national, for using social…

Saudi king, Putin agree deals on historic Russia trip

From Aljazeera, October 5, 2017. Saudi Arabia has signed preliminary agreements to buy S-400 air defence systems from Russia, officials said, on the sidelines of King Salman’s “landmark”…