Jordan’s foreign policy message from Davos

Sunday, 28 January 2018

It is palpable that a nation’s foreign policy mirrors its political leaders’ perspectives and views. These are a product of internal and external factors that influence political orientations in relations with other countries and international organizations.Jordan, like other Mideast countries, has always been inclined to its geopolitical environment, international relations, and causes and effects of its geographical, demographic and economic situations which include among others ...

Shehab Al-Makahleh

Trump to tell Davos seeks to build partnerships

Friday, 26 January 2018

US President Donald Trump plans to tell the World Economic Forum that he will always put America First, but that does not mean America would be alone, according to excerpts of his speech on Friday. “The world is witnessing the resurgence of a strong and prosperous America,” Trump is expected to say, according to the excerpt.  

Saudi MiSK Foundation hosts Davos panel on ‘youth shaping a fractured world’

Friday, 26 January 2018

Davos – Saudi Arabia’s MiSK Foundation hosted a special panel discussion on how “youth are shaping a fractured world”.The panel discussion was held on Friday morning and saw Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih discuss the topic with Carlyle Group CEO David Rubenstein, WPP Founder Martin Sorrell, Boston Consulting Group’s Partner and Managing Director Leila Hoteit, SonaSola Founder Sona Mirzoyan. The session was moderated by CNN’s Richard Quest.The panel ...

Trump threatens to pull aid to Palestinians if they don’t pursue peace

Thursday, 25 January 2018

US President Donald Trump threatened to withhold aid to the Palestinians if they did not pursue peace with Israel, saying the Palestinians had snubbed the United States by not meeting Vice President Mike Pence during a recent visit. Trump, speaking after a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum in Davos, said he aimed for peace in the Middle East. He said he hoped sound minds would prevail among Palestinians to pursue peace. But then he warned: ...

Al-Jubeir: Mohammed bin Salman wants Saudi Arabia ‘a powerful state’

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubair said on Wednesday that the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wants to turn Saudi Arabia into a normal and powerful country. "The world is not used to seeing Saudi Arabia moving quickly and boldly," he said during a conference held at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "Some criticized Saudi Arabia for progressing slowly, and today the opposite is happening,” he added. The World Economic Forum will be held in Davos, ...

WATCH: UAE ministers at Davos speak on regional plan for Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

UAE government ministers spoke at WEF on Tuesday at a forum titled “Pioneering the Future of Governance in the Arab World.” Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence Omar bin Sultan Al Olama spoke on regional plan for artificial intelligence (AI), while Minister of State for Advanced Sciences Sarah Al Amiri told the audience that Arab youth must be involved and included in the decision-making process of Arab governments. Watch the full session below. From appointing the ...

Trump to tout US economy, urge fair trade at elite Davos forum

Saturday, 20 January 2018

US President Donald Trump will be entering something of a lion’s den when he visits the elitist enclave of Davos next week, rubbing shoulders with the same “globalists” that he campaigned against in winning the 2016 election. Aides said some of Trump’s advisers had argued against him attending the World Economic Forum in order to steer clear of the event, which brings together political leaders, CEOs and top bankers. But in the end, they said, Trump, the first sitting ...

Of Trump and political dystopia at Davos 2017

Friday, 27 January 2017

Looming over this year’s theme; ‘Responsive and Responsible Leadership’, was the impending inauguration of the 45th US president

Trisha de Borchgrave

Meet Sara...the robot that knows the ins and outs of Davos

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Al Arabiya's Business Reporter Layan Odeh met with Socially Aware Robot Assistant (SARA, who helped attendees at the World Economic Forum in Davos with everything from directions, guest speakers and even suggested best restaurants around the area.

Afghan female orchestra strikes closing note at Davos

Friday, 20 January 2017

Ensemble of 35 young musicians aged 13 to 20, some orphans or from poor families, performed before an elite audience

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