A fast-paced, ever-learning Saudi Arabia

Monday, 7 May 2018

Almost every week, there is a news piece on Saudi Arabia that has to do with sculpting a renewed image of life in this vast country that’s rich with diversity. Anyone who has recently visited Riyadh or Jeddah and had last visited the country 10 years ago or more will be shocked by this fast pace of change. For instance, the General Authority for Entertainment, which was newly created by the state, recently launched an interesting program called the Quality of Life, which includes a number ...

Mashari Althaydi

Saudi Arabia’s approach towards religious reform

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s statements and interviews enunciate Saudi Arabia’s current strategy to get the region out of its several crises and shortcomings which have pulled it down since the Iranian revolution started exporting its ideology and following the impact of the two Gulf Wars, the War on Iraq and the unrest that ensued in their wake.Generation of extremistsThese developments produced generations of extremists and a lot of enraged and disgruntled people who ...

Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran

New Saudi approach in dealing with US media

Saturday, 21 April 2018

The New York Times and Washington Post have published several investigative reports and opinions on Saudi internal affairs and foreign policy. Their tone has been mostly critical, direct and straightforward. Many observers believe this shows a “negative” political attitude towards Riyadh while others think it is part of the journalistic style which freedom of expression allows in the US. Taking on America’s top dailies These two dailies are also critical of US President Donald ...

Hassan Al Mustafa

Saudi King Salman, Crown Prince and Arab leaders attend Gulf Shield ceremony

Monday, 16 April 2018

Saudi King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Arab leaders including Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Egyptian President Adulfattah el-Sisi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, and King Abdullah II of Jordan, as well as representatives of 25 countries , attended, on Monday, the closing ceremony of the Gulf Shield 1,' joint Arab military drills. 'Gulf Shield 1' ...

Saudi Crown Prince receives phone call from UK PM Theresa May

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call from British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday. During the phone call they discussed bilateral relations between both countries, as well as developments in the region and possible combined efforts to solve them.

Following weeks-long tour, Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Riyadh

Friday, 13 April 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Riyadh following his US, UK, France and Spain visits that spanned across several weeks.The crown prince met with the countries’ leaders, signing a plethora of deals aiming to strengthen investment ties between them and growing Saudi Arabia’s economy through different sectors.On the last leg of his tour, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Spain’s King Felipe VI, while in France he met with President Emmanuel Macron and in ...

Saudi Crown Prince discusses military cooperation with Spanish Defense Minister

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met on Thursday with Spanish Defense Minister María Dolores Cospedal García in Madrid. Upon the arrival of the Crown Prince, the national anthems of both kingdoms were played accompanied by a guard of honor. The meeting reviewed the bilateral relations and areas of cooperation between the two countries, and developing the defense and military cooperation, as well as discussing the potential opportunities for the transfer and localization of ...

Saudi Crown Prince meets King Felipe VI in Spain

Thursday, 12 April 2018

The King of Spain, Felipe VI, received on Thursday, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Bin Salman. On Wednesday, the Saudi crown prince arrived in the Spanish capital Madrid on his first official visit. Prince Mohammed bin Salman will meet Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Berri and a number of Spanish officials. The Saudi Crown Prince will also sign a number of agreements between the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Spain. The Crown Prince’s visit comes to promote bilateral relations and ...

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Spain

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

After concluding his visit to France on Wednesday, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has made his way to Spain on an official state visit. “The Royal Court said in a statement that upon directives of Saudi King Salman and in response to an invitation of the Government of the Spanish Kingdom, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman left France for the Kingdom of Spain,” a statement on Saudi Press Agency read. They also reported that during the upcoming state visit ...

Saudi Arabia, France issue joint statement after crown prince visit concludes

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Saudi Arabia and France have issued a joint statement to mark the state visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to France, which concluded on Wednesday. According to the statment issued on Saudi Press Agency, the Saudi crown prince met with French President Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Defense Florence Parly and Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire. At the Elysée Palace, the crown ...

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