Dr. Khaled M. Batarfi
Dr. Khaled M. Batarfi

Dr. Khaled M. Batarfi is a Saudi journalist and writer based in Jeddah. He can be reached at [email protected] Follow him at Twitter: @kbatarfi

Anti-Saudi propaganda revisited

The problem with the Iranian-Qatari anti-Saudi media and PR blitz is its lack of originality, logic and creativity. My counterparts in heated debates — on a Russia Today program — were...

What the Saudi Crown Prince didn’t say

Again, we make headlines! Again, Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman “MBS” is making waves in international media. And, again, Iran and company are in a media blitz against the prince...

When will Iran’s threats be countered once and for all?

When a nation, which is a founding member of the United Nations, is continuously attacked by another member via proxies, fifth columns and sleeping cells, what is the responsibility of the world...

Finally, an Iranian Spring

When Iranians protested, mostly in Tehran, for the best half of 2009, they were angry about the rigged presidential election in which Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defeated his “reformist” rival...

Saudi Arabia and the war on corruption

If I were to summarize my answers to press interviewers on the creation of the supreme committee to fight corruption headed by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, I would put it as follows:Q: Why now?A:...

Has Vision 2030 changed the world’s view of Saudi Arabia?

After expressing my opinion, I asked my European friend what he thought about our Saudi Vision 2030. He was careful to say that it was too early to make a judgment. “The Vision,” he...

UN’s dubious role in the Muslim world

Although Muslim and Arab countries represent the largest bloc in its General Assembly with 57 members, and Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States are the biggest donors and supporters of its humanitarian...

Saudi women are driving good news

It is not easy to get used to good news! Not in this era or world! But last week, many of our overdue dreams were realized — all at once. We expect more of the same. If so, we may finally find...