Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Bloody Ramadan, China Floods, Final Hu

SPOTLIGHT: A DEADLY END TO A DEADLY RAMADAN The latest terror news bulletin flashed from one of Islam's holiest sites, the Prophet Muhammad's mosque in the city ...

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MBS And Millennials, Inside Saudi Prince's Youth Strategy

RIYADH — In the span of a few months, Hind al-Zahid’s life has changed for the better. "My dream turned into reality," the 38-year-old Saudi says. She’s become the first woman to enter the board ...

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Why Saudis Swapped Crown Prince: It's The Economy, Stupid

The latest big news out of the Middle East is that Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has ousted the crown prince and installed his 31-year-old son, Mohammed bin Salman, in that ...

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How Will Gulf Crisis Play Out? Watch Asia's Energy Markets

Forget the Strait of Hormuz. The real place to watch the simmering diplomatic battle between Saudi Arabia and Qatar is 5,500 kilometers to the southeast, in the Strait of Malacca between ...

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Why Omnipotent Middle East Royalty Hid Oil Wealth In Panama

-Analysis- RIYADH — The Panama Papers may be the largest data leak regarding offshore companies, but it is not the first. Offshore Leaks and Swiss Leaks were ...

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The Crucial American Role In Calming Saudi-Iran Turmoil

-Op-Ed- PARIS — In the 1970s, in the aftermath of Richard Nixon's visit to China, commentators talked about the Washington-Moscow-Beijing triangle. These ...

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The "Gray ISIS" — What Drives Saudi Obsession With Shia Expansion

-Analysis- ISTANBUL — Saudi Arabia silenced Ayatollah al-Nimr by executing him. He was an open critic of the Saudi royal dynasty and the cruelty against the ...