Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Attends High-Powered Dinner in Los Angeles with Studio Brass, Stars

MBS, KBS, Majed Al-Qassabi
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and members of his entourage were welcomed to Hollywood last night with a high-powered dinner hosted by the Entertainment industry's elite, according to a report in the Hollywood Reporter.

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MBS US Visit

Saudi Crown Prince: Iran’s Supreme Leader ‘Makes Hitler Look Good’

In a wide-ranging conversation, Prince Mohammed bin Salman also recognized the Jewish peoples’ right to “their own land.” ...


Crown Prince Salman

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince discusses with Warner Bros. CEO media partnerships

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Warner Brothers CEO Kevin Tsujihara in Los Angeles on Tuesday to discuss media and cultural partnerships. ...


MBS US Visit

Saudi Prince Dines With Rupert Murdoch and Bob Iger as His Entourage Takes Selfies with Stars

The crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, kicked off a week in Los Angeles with an intimate dinner at Murdoch’s estate with Dwayne ...


Travel and Tourism

A Saudi hyperloop: Richard Branson shows kingdom test pod at desert meet-up

On Sunday, Richard Branson, the chairman of Silicon Valley startup Virgin Hyperloop One, helped unveil a sleek hyperloop pod painted with the Saudi flag at the ...



Saudi Arabia To Start Offering Tourist Visas, Opening Up Traditionally Restrictive Country

Saudi Arabia has allowed millions of Muslims to visit on religious pilgrimages but now it plans to open its doors to others by starting to ...



The Misk Foundation and Bloomberg partner to boost the Saudi knowledge economy

The Misk Foundation and Bloomberg L.P., the global business and financial information leader, announced a partnership to enhance the financial and market capabilities in the ...


Saudi Military Industry

Boeing, Saudi Arabian Military Industries form joint venture partnership

Boeing (BA -2.1%) and state-owned Saudi Arabian Military Industries over the weekend signed an MoU to develop a joint venture that seeks to localize in ...


Jihadi Reaction

Commentary: Jihadi reactions to Saudi reforms

In this more restrictive climate, the jihadis, operating in the largely ungoverned space of the internet, have acquired something of a monopoly on religious dissent ...


Foreign Policy

Cuba, Saudi Arabia vow to deepen trade, political relations

The foreign ministers of Cuba and Saudi Arabia, Bruno Rodriguez and Adel Al-Jubeir, expressed on Monday their mutual interest in deepening economic relations and continuing ...


Ellen Wald

Riding the wave of interest in the new Saudi Arabia

The intense global interest in the Kingdom has put Wald’s expertise very much in demand. She recently became a non-resident scholar at the Washington, DC-based ...


Life in Saudi Arabia

Saudi law punishes snooping through spouse’s phone with jail

Spying on your spouse’s phone in Saudi Arabia now carries a hefty fine and up to a year in prison, under a new law that ...


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Russia in the Region

Turkey, Russia deepen ties amid troubled relations with West

Ties between Russia and Turkey are growing closer than ever, as Russia runs into widespread diplomatic fallout from the poisoned spy scandal and Turkey’s relations ...


Iran Nuclear Agreement

Clouds form over Iran deal as Trump deadline nears

Dark clouds are forming over the Iran nuclear deal as the calendar marches toward a May 12 deadline set by President Trump to improve the ...


War in Yemen

U.N. Launches $3 Billion Yemen Appeal

The United Nations asked donors on Tuesday for nearly $3 billion to help an estimated 13 million people who urgently need aid in war-ravaged Yemen. ...



Bahrain Makes Its Biggest Oil Discovery In History

Bahrain announced the biggest crude oil discovery in its history that will “dwarf” its current reserves, media reported, citing the tiny kingdom’s official news agency. ...


Night Vision

The Taliban Keeps Stealing Night Vision Goggles From Afghan Troops — And The Pentagon Has No Idea What To Do

Taliban fighters, many now outfitted with night vision goggles and infrared lasers, have more than doubled nighttime attacks on Afghan and U.S. troops between 2014 ...



Commentary: Will the U.S. Ever Switch From Cyber Defense to Offense?

Ransomware was delivered to selected client systems inside the Atlanta municipal network, encrypting computers and demanding a ransom for the keys to unlock them. It ...



Tunisia stuck in post-revolution limbo

Faced with stalled reforms and widespread unemployment, Tunisians are left with an increasingly desperate situation at home. ...



Large crack in East African Rift is evidence of continent splitting in two

Heavy rains caused havoc in Kenya in March, collapsing hospital walls, flooding entire neighborhoods, and closing off major highways. The downpour also exposed a fault ...


PLO Case

Trump administration backs PLO in victims’ high court appeal

Despite its bumpy relationship with the Palestinians, the Trump administration is siding with the Palestine Liberation Organization in urging the Supreme Court to reject an ...



Trump administration reveals new US ambassador to UAE

John Rakolta of Michigan is a business executive and civic leader who has served as chairman and chief executive of Detroit-based construction company Walbridge Aldinger ...



Tribes in Yemen: Dominant, but not a Single Bloc

Since 2011, the government has largely ceased to function, and many people turned to traditional tribal leaders and village elders to maintain order and provide ...



Gaza toll reaches 18, Israel rejects excessive force claims

The Palestinian death toll in last week’s mass protest on the Gaza-Israel border rose to 18 on Monday, officials said, as Israel rejected allegations of ...


Donald Trump

In private, Trump has mused about Syria pullout for weeks

Only two months ago, Trump’s aides thought they’d persuaded him that the U.S. needed to keep its presence in Syria open-ended — not only because ...



Opinion: Who Is a Turk? It’s Complicated

Earlier this year, Turkey opened its closely guarded population register, a monumental archive of lineages going back to Ottoman times. A website that gives access ...


Anti-ISIS Campaign

The Middle East After the Defeat of the Islamic State

Even if the Islamic State isn’t revived, writes Dan Byman—although it might be—the Middle East as a whole is likely to remain broken. The region ...



Sisi’s Control of Egypt Is Absolute

The priorities for Sisi’s second term remain the same as the first: the economy and security. ...


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