Fight against corruption: Paving the way to the fourth Saudi state

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Since the coming to power of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and the emergence of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman on the political scene, we are witnessing a new stage, or rather, a new version of the country with attributes of power and dynamism at all levels. His vision for the management of state affairs during the next phase of the country’s history can be seen by anyone who refers to the content of King Salman’s speech in March 2015 at Al-Yamama Palace in Riyadh. ...

Dr. Ibrahim Al-Othaimin

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 ...

Mohammad bin Salman explains why he is always in a hurry

Friday, 24 November 2017

With policies and programs set in motion in Saudi Arabia, the question for New York Times’ Thomas L. Friedman was whether Mohammed bin Salman and his team can see this through. He chose not to make predictions and even says that the Crown Prince’s circle of advisers don’t always challenge him sufficiently. But the question still remains whether he has a tendency to start too many things, and if yes, why? According to Friedman, perfect is not on the menu here. Someone had to do ...

Facts vs fake news: The reality behind recent developments in Saudi Arabia

Friday, 10 November 2017

Numerous fake news have surfaced recently across news and social media related to developments in Saudi Arabia. Some of these emanate from Qatari and Lebanese media sources while others are from international outlets quoting unknown sources. Following are the top 9 fake news in circulation. However, facts as Al Arabiya English gathered, point to a different direction: 1) Saad Hariri’s movements are restricted in Saudi Arabia and that even he is under investigation. The fact is Hariri, has ...

FP: King Salman, crown prince most powerful leaders Saudi has ever seen

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Mohammed bin Salman “is trying to make people understand that this is no longer business as usual,” Bernard Haykel, a professor of Near Eastern studies at Princeton University, has said. Referring to the Saudi crown prince’s reform agenda, which includes diversifying the country’s economy and reforming the public sector, Haykel said that if it remains business as usual, “there is no way that he will ever be able to succeed with Vision 2030.” “I think ...

Saudi Crown Prince to head new committee to combat corruption

Saturday, 4 November 2017

In a statement carried by the official Saudi news agency, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud decreed the following: “In view of what we have noticed of exploitation by some of the weak souls who have put their own interests above the public interest, in order to, illicitly, accrue money and as we have taken care, in this regard, since we assumed the responsibility to follow these matters out of our pledges towards the homeland and the citizen, we decided: First: To form a supreme committee ...

NEOM a new life generation; a proposition immune to death

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Masayoshi Son is not just the richest man in the world or just the leader of investment in modern technology and just the leader of SoftBank which manages global investment funds in modern inventions. He’s all that and much more. Few days ago, he participated in the Future Investment Initiative panel held in Riyadh and commended our country’s magnificence. He singled out the NEOM project and spoke about those who have virgin lands, magnificent beaches and beautiful mountains. He was ...

Turki Aldakhil

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets Lebanese Prime Minister

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, met in his office in Riyadh on Wednesday with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. The meeting reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries as well as latest developments in the Middle East, a statement released by the Saudi Press Agency said. In 2016, Riyadh declared Hezbollah a “terrorist organization” and urged its citizens to leave Lebanon. It also suspended ...

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030: How analysts reacted

Monday, 25 April 2016

Analysts react to the kingdom's bold new vision for the next one and a half decades

Foreign Policy lists Saudi deputy crown prince among 2015’s top influencers

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Since late March, Saudi and its Arab allies began striking the Iranian-backed group, as well as forces loyal to deposed leader Ali Abdullah Saleh

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