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News & Analysis

Is There a Rift Between King Salman and MbS?

Brecht Jonkers

Rajab 25, 14402019-04-01

Last month there was a buzz about differences between King Salman and his son MbS. Considering that the king is virtually brain dead, how can one take these rumors seriously?

News & Analysis

The looming war between the Bani Saud

Zafar Bangash

Muharram 11, 14392017-10-01

Political successions are usually messy affairs, more so in the absence of stable institutions. This is what is happening with the Bani Saud. Infighting and bloodshed among clan members is a distinct possibility.

Opinion

Bin Salman’s rise (and anticipated fall!)

Zafar Bangash

Shawwal 07, 14382017-07-01

With one-foot in the grave King Salman has made his son Mohammed bin Salman the crown prince and wants to make him king but the loyalty of other princes is not guaranteed.

Daily News Analysis

As future king, Bin Salman may doom the medieval Saudi kingdom!

Crescent International

Ramadan 26, 14382017-06-21

King Salman’s dismissal of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and elevation of his own son Mohammed bin Salman to the post while widely expected still came as a surprise.

Main Stories

Donald of Arabia!

Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 06, 14382017-06-01

The Najdi Bedouins paid $400 billion—yes, that is billions with a ‘b’—to the American extortionist as protection money to save their illegitimate hold on power.

Daily News Analysis

Trump heaps insult on Bani Saud but they thank him with $400 billion gift!

Crescent International

Sha'ban 25, 14382017-05-22

The most bizarre part of Donald Trump’s three-day visit to Saudi Arabia was his rambling speech to the Arabian potentates and Muslim heads of State from some 50 countries on May 21.

Daily News Analysis

Egypt’s Sisi goes to Riyadh with begging bowl, again!

Crescent International

Rajab 26, 14382017-04-23

The fickleness of Arabian potentates was again on display today as the Egyptian dictator Abdel Fatah el Sisi landed in Riyadh. The aged and dementia-afflicted Saudi King Salman received him at the airport as Sisi stepped off the plane. Did Salman recognize the balding man from Cairo?

News & Analysis

Is the Muslim East due for a grand realignment?

Catherine Shakdam

Rabi' al-Thani 03, 14382017-01-01

The fickle Arabian rulers are at each other’s throat one minute and rubbing noses and kissing the next. This is what is happening with the rulers of two regimes: Bani Saud of Arabia and the Pharaoh of Egypt.

News & Analysis

Desert storm engulfs Saudi economy

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Safar 01, 14382016-11-01

Poverty and Saudi Arabia may appear a contradiction in terms yet the kingdom’s economy has suffered massive blows because of wrong-headed policies. The kingdom is on the verge of bankruptcy.

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Daily News Analysis

Saudi-Egypt: A bridge too far

Crescent International

Rajab 02, 14372016-04-09

Will the Saudis achieve their political and military objectives by building a bridge across the Red Sea to link-up with Egypt? If the bridge between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain is any guide, it will merely mean more Saudis satiating their carnal desires, this time going West. As far as the Saudis creating an anti-Iran alliance is concerned, which is what the bridge is reality meant for, it will be a non-starter. The Saudis will not survive.

Opinion

Bani Saud running out of political space

Catherine Shakdam

Safar 19, 14372015-12-01

Many analysts and political experts have periodically drawn attention to the fact that Saudi Arabia stands at the brink of an abyss. Fed up with a violent, reactionary regime that caters only to the elite, the people are ready to embark on the revolutionary path to rid themselves of the self-declared royals. The regime, however, has yet to bite the dust.

News & Analysis

Trouble in the doomed Kingdom of Bani Saud

Tahir Mustafa

Muharram 19, 14372015-11-01

The Najdi Bedouins’ (aka Bani Saud or the House of Saud) hold on power has always been tenuous. It has become even more precarious because of recent developments in the region. Things are not working out as they had hoped for and their ill-conceived and totally destructive policies have constrained their options even further.

Opinion

Posts, power, and legitimacy

Zafar Bangash

Shawwal 15, 14362015-08-01

There is a common misconception among people that leads them to assume that just because a person holds a certain position of authority or office, that he/she automatically has legitimacy.

Daily News Analysis

Panic grips Bani Saud as victory eludes them in Yemen

Crescent International

Rajab 20, 14362015-05-09

The Bani Saud thought they could scare the Ansarullah fighters in Yemen with threats and dropping bombs and after a few days, or at most a couple of weeks, they would beg for mercy and surrender. This has not happened. Instead, the Bani Saud are now stuck in the Yemeni quagmire. They have dropped all their original demands and simply asking that the Ansarullah respect the ceasefire the "Saudis" have proposed starting May 12.

Opinion

Bani Saud’s crusade

Zafar Bangash

Rajab 12, 14362015-05-01

A thousand years ago, the pope diverted the energies of warring princes in Europe against the Muslims in Palestine. In March the Bani Saud launched their aggression against Yemen. Like the Crusaders of old, the Bani Saud will also fail.

Daily News Analysis

Power and authority sexually transmitted among Najdi Bedouins

Crescent International

Rajab 11, 14362015-04-30

Face of the future king of the Bani Saud but for how long? By appointing his own son as Deputy Crown Prince, King Salman has opened the way for his upstart and vicious son Muhammad to become future king. He dismissed Muqrin as Crown Prince as well as deputy prime minister although according to the archaic constitution, it was Muqrin's turn to be king. Was he dismissed because his mother is Yemeni?

Main Stories

Salman sweeps away Abdullah appointees

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Jumada' al-Ula' 10, 14362015-03-01

Salman ibn Abd al Aziz, wasted little time taking the broom to almost all the appointees of his deceased predecessor Abdullah. In their place, he appointed his own sons and favourite nephews. How long will Bani Saud remain in power is an interesting question.

Letters To The Editor

Older amir dead, old amir installed

Mohammed H. Siddiq

Jumada' al-Ula' 10, 14362015-03-01

People in Arabia continue to suffer one family rule. When one old man dies, he is replaced by another old man. The people are denied their basic rights.

Daily News Analysis

Saudi King Abdullah dead at 90, or thereabouts

Crescent International

Jumada' al-Ula' 03, 14362015-02-22

The artificial and un-Islamic kingdom of Saudi Arabia has seldom known stability if we discount the reign of terror that is imposed through the sword. With the death of the aged King Abdullah and the line of successors also in very old age, the kingdom faces the prospect of oblivion. Its days appear numbered.

Editorials

Shelf life of the Bani Saud expires?

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Thani 11, 14362015-02-01

While no individual is indispensable, the Saudi regime is facing serious internal and external challenges that point toward its demise sooner rather than later.

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