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Mohammed bin Salman: Not reinterpreting Islam, but restoring it to its origins

Friday, 24 November 2017

Mohammed bin Salman, in his interview to the New York Times, raised explained his position on several issues that have regional and global ramifications. One of the more fundamental subject he tackled was that of the interpretation of Islam, which has been a matter of debate in recent times. The article suggests that Mohammed bin Salman is on a mission to bring Saudi Islam back to the center. According to the article, he has not only curbed the authority of the once feared Saudi religious police ...

Council of Pakistani scholars warns of Iran’s destabilizing activities

Friday, 24 November 2017

The Council of Pakistani scholars warned Muslim countries and the international community of Iran’s continuous attempts, along with its terrorist militias Hezbollah and the Houthis, to destabilize the region and harm its security. During a meeting held in Lahore, the council called on the international community to realize the Iranian threat and decisively deal with Iran and its terrorist militias to deter them and protect the region and the world from disastrous consequences. The ...

Mohammad bin Salman: 95 percent of suspected billionaires agreed to settlement

Friday, 24 November 2017

What’s happening at the Ritz? And was this his power play to eliminate his family and private sector rivals before his ailing father, King Salman, turns the keys of the kingdom over to him?It’s “ludicrous,” Mohammed bin Salman said, to suggest that this anticorruption campaign was a power grab. He pointed out that many prominent members of the Ritz crowd had already publicly pledged allegiance to him and his reforms, and that “a majority of the royal family” ...

Saudi Crown Prince speaks on anti-corruption drive, Islam, women’s rights and ‘new Hitler’

Friday, 24 November 2017

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has called the Supreme Leader of Iran “the new Hitler of the Middle East”.In an interview with the New York Times published on Thursday, Mohammed bin Salman, who is also Saudi defense minister, suggested the Islamic Republic’s alleged expansion under Ayatollah Ali Khamenei needed to be confronted.“But we learned from Europe that appeasement doesn’t work. We don’t want the new Hitler in Iran to repeat what ...

PHOTOS: Saudi Islamic Affairs Ministry delegation meets Pope at Vatican

Friday, 24 November 2017

A Saudi official delegation headed by Adviser to Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance Dr. Abdullah Bin Fahd al-Luhaidan met with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Saudi Press Agency said Thursday.During the meeting, the delegation conveyed the greetings and appreciation of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, the government and people of Saudi Arabia to the Pope.The delegation stressed that this visit was to ...

Yemen minister: Houthis turned courts into military headquarters

Friday, 24 November 2017

Yemen’s Justice Minister Jamal Mohammed Omar said Houthi militias and forces loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh destroyed and looted all courts and prosecution offices they invaded and turned them into military headquarters. Speaking at the opening session of Arab justice ministers’ meeting in Cairo, Omar said members of the judiciary have not received their wages in more than a year, adding that many of them were arrested or excluded by militias thus halting the ...

Saudi Crown Prince receives phone call from British Foreign Secretary

Friday, 24 November 2017

The Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense received a telephone call on Thursday from British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.During the conversation, they reviewed the bilateral relations between the two countries and discussed the latest developments in the region.

Think again: Saudi purge soon to enter its fourth week

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Splashed across the headlines are the images of a “kingdom in chaos” and the Saudi leadership making a traditional “Arab ruler power grab,” as the Saudi anti-corruption purge enters into its fourth week. These are two myths that should be dismantled for three reasons:First, the portrayal of a Saudi Arabia in chaos does not stand up to scrutiny. I was just in the country this week, and all was quiet, routine activities were normal except for the .00001 percent of the ...

Anti-Terror Quartet adds 2 entities, 11 individuals to terror list

Thursday, 23 November 2017

The Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ) countries have added two organizations and 11 individuals to their state-sponsor list of terrorism and terror financing. Among the entities named includes the International Union of Muslim Scholars, headed by Yusuf al-Qaradawi and was founded in 2004. It is currently headquartered in Qatar. The ATQ countries have previously designated several individuals and organizations whom they accuse of financing terror groups across the region, including Doha-based Qaradawi. ...

Three dead as diphtheria spreads in Yemen

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Three people have died of suspected diphtheria in conflict-hit Yemen, doctors said Wednesday, as the World Health Organisation and International Committee of the Red Cross warned the disease was spreading. “Currently, there is an increase in diphtheria cases, due to the poor vaccination coverage for children under five years of age,” an ICRC spokeswoman told AFP. The WHO also confirmed diphtheria cases had appeared in Yemen, where war has left hospitals struggling to secure basic ...

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