QATAR RIFT

Demands from Qatar Modified to ‘Six Broad Principles’

Emir of Qatar arrives to Jeddah
Saudi Arabia and 3 Arab nations leading a boycott of Qatar are no longer insisting it comply with a list of 13 specific demands they tabled last month, according to reports.

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Lobbying

Lobbyists cash in on dispute between Qatar, Saudi Arabia

Washington lobbyists are looking to cash in on the standoff between Qatar and a Saudi Arabia-led bloc of countries as the two sides scramble for ...

 

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Addiction and intrigue: Inside the Saudi palace coup

"The story depicted here is a complete fantasy worthy of Hollywood," the official said in a statement to Reuters, which did not refer to MbN's ...

 

Royal Family

Saudi prince arrested after videos appear to show abuse

King Salman ordered the arrest and interrogation of the prince on Wednesday, a day after short video clips were published on YouTube and shared on ...

 

Security

Saudi Teachers Face Trial for Alleged Iran Spying, Pipeline Plot: Media

Two men have gone on trial in Saudi Arabia charged with spying for Iran and plotting to attack a major oil pipeline, two Saudi newspapers ...

 

Women in Society

Saudi Arabia Releases Woman Arrested for Wearing Skirt in Public

The police in Saudi Arabia have released without charge a woman who was arrested after videos appeared online of her strolling through a historic neighborhood ...

 

Saudi Aramco IPO

Saudi Aramco IPO will leave fund industry with no place to hide

recent proposals from the UK regulator to ease the way for a London quote, by removing some governance requirements for state controlled companies, prompted several ...

 

Education

NASA just named an asteroid after this Saudi student

NASA just honored a young female Saudi student by naming an asteroid after her, Okaz Newspaper reported on Wednesday. ...

 

Saudi Students

President Trump Urged to Stop Beheading of Saudi Student Enrolled at Michigan College

A major U.S. teachers’ union is calling upon President Donald Trump to intervene in the case of a Saudi teenager, who was due to attend ...

 

Yemen Civil War

Saudi-led coalition bars UN, BBC flight to Yemen

UN demands access to report on Yemen's 'man-made catastrophe' after BBC journalists are blocked from traveling to Sanaa. ...

 

Qatar Crisis

Saudi-led bloc modifies demands to end Qatar crisis

The four Arab nations leading a boycott of Qatar are no longer insisting it comply with a list of 13 specific demands they tabled last ...

 

Laptop Ban

Saudia lifts electronics ban on its aircraft

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the Kingdom’s national carrier, said it has lifted the ban on passengers taking large electronic devices aboard aircraft as carry-on. ...

 

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Energy

The Fossil Fuels Project That Pits Trump’s Base Against Itself

For a landmark fossil-fuel program deep in Trump country, it’s not environmentalists who are the biggest threat. It may be Donald Trump himself. ...

 

Trump Travel Ban

Travel Ban: Supreme Court Allows Grandparents to Enter U.S.

The Supreme Court is granting the Trump administration's request to more strictly enforce its ban on refugees, at least until a federal appeals court weighs ...

 

Turkey

Why Germany Is Warning Its Citizens About Travel to Turkey

The arrest of a human-rights activist on terrorism charges and accusations that German companies are linked to an exiled cleric has made relations tense. ...

 

Syria Civil War

Parents of US Reporter Missing In Syria Believe He Is Alive

The parents of an American journalist who has been missing in Syria for the past five years said on Thursday that they believe he is ...

 

Iran

US: Iran still top state sponsor of terror

Iran continues to be the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, the Trump administration said on Wednesday. ...

 

Israel

Why a Telecom Merger Is Netanyahu’s New Headache

Another investigative wave is crashing close to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A district court ordered house arrest for a senior government official and top executives at ...

 

Egypt

Egypt’s ‘Cool Runnings’ Special Olympians train for snowshoeing – on sand

For Egypt's Special Olympics athletes, a lack of snow in their homeland did not stop them winning medals at this year's Winter Games. They trained ...

 

Palestine

Palestinian man killed after alleged stabbing

Victim identified by local news media as Muhammad Hussein Ahmad Tnouh, who Israeli forces say tried to stab a soldier. ...

 

UAE

$1.4bn Royal Atlantis to complete in 2019, despite design changes

Despite adjustments to its design, Dubai’s The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences is still on course to complete and open in 2019, according to Six ...

 

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