Saudi In Focus Blog

Israel Systematically Hiding Documents Proving Expulsion, Oppression of Palestinians 0

Israel Systematically Hiding Documents Proving Expulsion, Oppression of Palestinians

Juan Cole – informed comment   Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Hagar Shezaf at the Israeli newspaper of record, Haaretz [“The Land”], reveals that a secretive Israeli agency has been systematically going through the country’s archives,...

Wall Street banks bailing on troubled U.S. farm sector 0

Wall Street banks bailing on troubled U.S. farm sector

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In the wake of the U.S. housing meltdown of the late 2000s, JPMorgan Chase & Co hunted for new ways to expand its loan business beyond the troubled mortgage sector. The...

US and Iran: What is NOT a Smart Policy 0

US and Iran: What is NOT a Smart Policy

Majid Rafizadeh/Gatestone Institute Rooting for President Trump to fail in his policy with Iran means calling for empowering and emboldening a theocratic regime that has consistently threatened “Death to America” — with nukes, presumably,...

Strategic chaos has taken Iran to the brink of disaster 0

Strategic chaos has taken Iran to the brink of disaster

Raghida Dergham – thenational The country has been wagering on European panic but recent events could force EU powers to get tough on Tehran We are entering a very dangerous week for the US-Iran relationship....

Palestinians Reject The 50 Billion Dollar ‘Deal of The Century’ 0

Palestinians Reject The 50 Billion Dollar ‘Deal of The Century’

Viewpoint by Somar Wijayadasa* NEW YORK (IDN) – A workshop entitled ‘Peace for Prosperity’ to introduce the United States President Donald Trump’s Peace Plan (also known as the ‘Deal of the Century’) for the...

Demanding End to ‘AIPAC-Created Status Quo,’ Progressive Jewish Group Pressures 2020 Democrats to Take Stand Against Israel’s Brutal Occupation 0

Demanding End to ‘AIPAC-Created Status Quo,’ Progressive Jewish Group Pressures 2020 Democrats to Take Stand Against Israel’s Brutal Occupation

Jake Johnson – commondreams In an effort to pressure Democratic presidential candidates to take a stand against Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, the youth-led progressive Jewish advocacy group IfNotNow has launched a new campaign arm with...

Saudi state defense firm pens deal with South Africa’s Paramount 0

Saudi state defense firm pens deal with South Africa’s Paramount

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and South Africa’s Paramount Group have signed a collaboration agreement as part of the Gulf kingdom’s efforts to develop its own domestic defense industry, the two...

Germany is facing a terrifying rise in far-right threats 0

Germany is facing a terrifying rise in far-right threats

Luke Barnes – thinkprogress   A terror cell, a neo-Nazi assassination, and evidence of far-right sympathies among law-enforcement have shaken the country. First came the confession. On Wednesday, a man with extensive neo-Nazi ties confessed...

Saudi’s Falih: we are ready to replace Iranian oil after end of waivers 0

Saudi’s Falih: we are ready to replace Iranian oil after end of waivers

  The energy minister said Saudi will adjust their oil production based on global levels MOSCOW: Saudi Arabia is ready to meet oil consumers’ demand by replacing supplies from Iran after the United States...

Religion plays too big a role in the lives of young Arabs, survey reveals 0

Religion plays too big a role in the lives of young Arabs, survey reveals

Young Arabs believe that drugs are too freely available in society Three quarters of young Saudis say they are optimistic about their futures   DUBAI: Young Arabs believe religion plays too big a role...

Pompeo swipes at hawkish lawmakers who ‘grandstand’ on Iran sanctions 0

Pompeo swipes at hawkish lawmakers who ‘grandstand’ on Iran sanctions

By John Hudson April 13 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said U.S. lawmakers calling for an even harder sanctions policy against Iran were grandstanding and vowed that the State Department would ultimately “get it...

By Punishing Iran, Trump Is Weakening America 0

By Punishing Iran, Trump Is Weakening America

  By Punishing Iran, Trump Is Weakening America Washington’s extraordinary unilateralism is cracking the foundation of its global financial power. BY HENRY FARRELL, ABRAHAM NEWMAN | APRIL 24, 2019, 5:29 AM   Last week,...

Top five trends shaping KSA retail industry 0

Top five trends shaping KSA retail industry

Artificial intelligence can identify consumer preferences with great accuracy   RIYADH: The Kingdom has a vast, young, tech-savvy population that is shifting behavior in Saudi Arabia, according to Ahmed Reda, MENA consumer industry leader...

Saudi ministry’s priority access plan ‘helps thousands’ 0

Saudi ministry’s priority access plan ‘helps thousands’

The initiative is one of a set of programs launched by the ministry to improve social services RIYADH: More than 3,000 Saudis have benefitted from a pioneering initiative launched last week to give people...

Saudi Arabia leads global condemnation of Sri Lanka attacks 0

Saudi Arabia leads global condemnation of Sri Lanka attacks

King Salman condemned the “despicable act of terrorism” Other world leaders have also condemned the attacks that killed more than 200 people RIYADH: King Salman and other world leaders have condemned a series of...

Profile of a Prince: Promise and Peril in Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030 0

Profile of a Prince: Promise and Peril in Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030

      Saudi Arabia and its de facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, are beset on all sides by problems. Many of the current challenges are of the Crown Prince’s own making....

Americans Should Be Demanding Trump’s Resignation 0

Americans Should Be Demanding Trump’s Resignation

Ralph Nader / Common Dreams Special Counsel Robert Mueller spent almost two years to produce a $25 million report that is a flat tire. Still unreleased in full to the American people, Trump’s acolyte,...