King Salman and Mohammed bin Zayed discuss developments in region

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud met at his palace in Riyadh on Wednesday with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the United Arab Emirates. Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Crown Prince and Minister of Defense,  also attended the meeting. At the outset of the meeting, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed conveyed the greetings of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan,  to King Salman, wishing the ...

A New Saudi Arabia to the world: We are open for business

Monday, 11 December 2017

Transformative. That is the word commonly uttered when discussing monumental events unfolding in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2017. A country that long isolated itself from the rest of the world, it consequently manifested a reputation as an ultra-conservative country detached from modernity and disconnected from the world. But the pendulum is finally swinging the other way, as Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s Vision 2030, a plan designed to transform the Saudi economy and society, is ...

Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meets Saudi king, crown prince

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman both met with the former United States Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday.During the meeting, held at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh, the Saudi king and crown prince discussed a number of issues with Rice.Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz and Chief of the Royal Court Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al-Issa were also in attendance.

Saudi FM Jubeir describes crown prince as ‘decisive and strong’

Saturday, 2 December 2017

In his statement on Friday at the Mediterranean Dialogues Summit in Rome, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir described the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as decisive and loving of his people. Jubeir stressed that the crown prince has begun combating corruption in the kingdom, starting at the top. Speaking on his plans for Saudi Arabia, he said that Prince Mohammed would like to transform the country to the better through reform and facing corruption. He ...

EXCLUSIVE: Advisory firm CEO highlights business case for Saudi anti-graft probe

Friday, 1 December 2017

Sam Blatteis, CEO of MENA Catalysts, a public policy, advisory and research firm, has laid down a business case for the major anti-corruption drive that was launched in Saudi Arabia around a month ago. In an exclusively interview to Al Arabiya English, Sam challenged media reports calling Saudi Arabia as a country in chaos. In the interview he also explains why he says that Saudis are among the most successful counter-revolutionaries in the world. Earlier, Sam had also written a column on the ...

Hariri: Lebanon no longer tolerates Hezbollah's intervention in the Gulf

Friday, 1 December 2017

In an exclusive interview with French-language weekly news magazine Paris Match, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri spoke about his resignation, Iran, Hezbollah and rumors he was detained in Saudi Arabia. Regarding the claims stated by Lebanese President Michel Aoun, Saad Hariri said: “Many stories have been told but if I had been detained, I would not be here in Beirut today. Before that, I was able to go to Paris, Egypt, Cyprus. I was free.” When asked about his resignation and ...

Supporting Mohammed bin Salman vital for checking Iran, fighting extremism

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

The momentous change instituted in Saudi Arabia by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in recent weeks has surprised and unnerved many. The measures taken by the 32-year-old Crown Prince are breathtaking in their scale and unprecedented in Saudi Arabia. Under the auspices of an anti-corruption drive, Mohammed bin Salman has detained a number of Saudi princes, ministers, former ministers, media owners, tycoons, intellectuals and influential clerics while seizing their assets. These moves are an ...

Ted Gover

Friedman’s special interview with Prince Mohammed

Monday, 27 November 2017

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s interview with famous American journalist Thomas Friedman was a special and exceptional interview that clearly and honestly showed that this young prince has a promising multidimensional reform project. This project may seem difficult to achieve but it is not impossible for our prince whose dictionary does not know the word “impossible.” Prince Mohammed, as is evident in the interview, has the courage and determination and is realistic. More ...

Mohammed Al Shaikh

War on corruption and rule of law

Monday, 27 November 2017

The world is following with great interest the consequences of the war on corruption that has been unleashed in Saudi Arabia. However, there seems to be widespread confusion caused by the informal “news” that is being circulated against those who are under arrest and are being investigated.This is contrary to the official approach, which is committed to the public without clarifications or disclosure of names. These momentous events present us a great opportunity to establish the ...

Hussein Shobokshi

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” ...

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