Saudi In Focus Blog

Saudi Arabia ranks 9 on list of world’s most powerful countries 0

Saudi Arabia ranks 9 on list of world’s most powerful countries

  Saudi Arabia has landed a spot on the list of world’s most powerful countries and has been ranked number 9 in the US News and World Report rankings. The ranking examines a country’s...

King Salman to patronize financial conference in April 0

King Salman to patronize financial conference in April

  The conference will be aimed at increasing the Saudi financial industry’s contribution to the annual gross domestic product RIYADH: The first “Financial Sector Conference,” part of the Vision 2030 Financial Sector Development Program...

War With China? It’s Already Under Way 0

War With China? It’s Already Under Way

By Michael T. Klare – counterpunch In his highly acclaimed 2017 book, Destined for War, Harvard professor Graham Allison assessed the likelihood that the United States and China would one day find themselves at war. Comparing the U.S.-Chinese...

Waiting for the Trump-Kim Nobel Peace Prize 0

Waiting for the Trump-Kim Nobel Peace Prize

By Nicholas Kristof – nytimes As President Trump and Kim Jong-un hold a summit meeting next week in Vietnam, they have something in common: Each apparently looks in the mirror and sees a Nobel Peace Prize winner....

Israel arrests Jerusalem Islamic Waqaf head over Al Aqsa protests 0

Israel arrests Jerusalem Islamic Waqaf head over Al Aqsa protests

Israeli police have arrested the head of the Islamic authority that oversees Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem following protests at the Al Aqsa Mosque. A senior member of the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf body said...

Saudi Arabia names Princess Reema bint Bandar as its first female ambassador 0

Saudi Arabia names Princess Reema bint Bandar as its first female ambassador

The National Saudi Arabia has appointed Princess Reema bint Bandar as its diplomatic representative to the US – the first female ambassador in the history of the kingdom. In a series of royal decrees...

It’s time to end unnecessary wars 0

It’s time to end unnecessary wars

BY FORMER LT. COL. DANIEL L. DAVIS – The Hill “Great powers don’t fight endless wars,” President Trump said at his State of the Union speech, a clear allusion to the United States’ multiple perpetual wars,...

Can Congress or the courts reverse Trump’s national emergency? 0

Can Congress or the courts reverse Trump’s national emergency?

Chris Edelson – theconversation Sixteen states are challenging President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration in court. The lawsuit was filed by California’s Attorney General, Xavier Bacerra. The states argue that Trump’s attempt to use billions...

Security institute accepts Saudi women at rank of private 0

Security institute accepts Saudi women at rank of private

    Applicants must be Saudi born and bred raised, except for those who grew up with their father while he was serving the state outside the Kingdom JEDDAH: Women can now be admitted...

Ban on milk sale sends camels into hiding in residential areas 0

Ban on milk sale sends camels into hiding in residential areas

  By Ibrahim Alawi Okaz/Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The residents of south and east Jeddah neighborhoods have expressed deep concerns about their health after seeing camels wandering near their houses. The shepherds with their camels...

King thanks Crown Prince for efforts to fight corruption, tells law-enforcing agencies to protect public funds 0

King thanks Crown Prince for efforts to fight corruption, tells law-enforcing agencies to protect public funds

Saudi Gazette report Riyadh — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman stressed the State’s continued approach to protect integrity and eradicate corruption and deter anyone who tries to infringe on public funds and...

Moajab: Corruption follow-up to continue 0

Moajab: Corruption follow-up to continue

    Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — Corruption is not restricted to particular companies or government authorities, and there will be follow-up of these companies by the concerned authorities, Saudi Press Agency quoted Attorney General...

Saudi Arabia for withdrawal of foreign forces from Syria 0

Saudi Arabia for withdrawal of foreign forces from Syria

  Brussels — Saudi Arabia looks forward to a resolution of the conflict in Syria that preserves its independence and unity and leads to the withdrawal of foreign forces from the country, Saudi Minister of...

Shoura for education plan overhaul 0

Shoura for education plan overhaul

  Saudi Gazette report Riyadh — The Shoura Council on Monday called on the Ministry of Education to review the reform strategy of education, adopt a unified and integrated plan for educational initiatives and increase...

Saudi Arabia, Egypt ‘safety valve of Arab, Islamic nation’ 0

Saudi Arabia, Egypt ‘safety valve of Arab, Islamic nation’

  The pavilion contains many prominent Saudi publications, as well as a visual arts exhibition highlighting the Kingdom’s heritage El-Sisi adviser visits Saudi pavilion at Cairo book fair   JEDDAH: Dr. Osama Al-Azhari, the...

Nearly 2.54m residence, labor violators arrested across Saudi Arabia 0

Nearly 2.54m residence, labor violators arrested across Saudi Arabia

  The total number of violators being subjected to procedures is 11,202, including 9,968 men and 1,238 women JEDDAH: More than 2.54 million violators of residency, work and border security systems have been arrested...

A Convenient Killing of US Troops in Syria 0

A Convenient Killing of US Troops in Syria

Finian Cunningham – strategic-culture With unseemly haste, US news media leapt on the killing of four American military personnel in Syria as a way to undermine President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw troops from that...

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets 0

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

  More than SR400 billion ($107bn) was “retrieved to the state treasury” Settlements were reached with 87 of those accused after they confessed RIYADH: Saudi investigators have recovered assets worth more than $106 billion...