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Keyword: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Opinion

Saudi Regime’s Arbitrary Restrictions on Hajj and Umrah

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Thani 26, 14432021-12-01

Every Saudi policy relating to Hajj or Umrah is not only against the tenets of Islam but also a disaster for the Muslim Ummah. The Saudis’ latest restrictions allowing pilgrims of only 18-60 years age to perform Umrah is completely idiotic.

News & Analysis

Concerts, and Killing of Scholars Go on Simultaneously in Saudi-ruled Kingdom

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Rabi' al-Awwal 25, 14432021-11-01

The Saudi regime is trying to engage its people in hedonistic culture by organizing concerts and dance programs while it continues to kill ulama, human rights defenders and those who dare ask for basic human rights.

News & Analysis

Saudis Panic as US Considers Leaving the ME

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Safar 24, 14432021-10-01

There are unmistakable signs that the US is turning away from the Middle East to focus of the Asia-Pacific region in its new policy to contain China. Uncle Sam’s withdrawal from the Middle East has caused panic among its client regimes, not least the one in Saudi Arabia.

News & Analysis

Saudization of Work Force Not Making Much Headway

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Dhu al-Hijjah 22, 14422021-08-01

Saudization has long been touted as a policy to replace expatriate workers with the Saudis. Given the Saudis’ laziness and incompetence, the policy is not making much headway. The only thing the regime has achieved is the expulsion of expatriates without any Saudis replacing them.

News & Analysis

Bin Salman Retreats on Multiple Fronts

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Shawwal 20, 14422021-06-01

In recent months, Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader Muhammad bin Salman has been retreating on various fronts. His pronouncements about Islamic Iran, claiming it wants good neighbourly relations with it have raised many eyebrows. What has led to his retreat?

News & Analysis

Saudi Regime Executes Own Soldiers as War against Yemen Fails

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Shawwal 20, 14422021-06-01

The Saudi war on Yemen is getting nowhere. The poorly-trained Saudi soldiers have been surrendering to Yemen’s Ansarallah fighters to save themselves. The Saudi regime has started executing its own soldiers accusing them of treason. This is a sure sign of defeat.

News & Analysis

Yemen Approaches Sixth Year of Brutal War

Brecht Jonkers

Rajab 17, 14422021-03-01

The month of March will mark six years of the brutal Saudi-led war on Yemen. Far from achieving any of its objectives, the Saudis and their allies have been given a bloody nose. The US as principal backer of Saudi Arabia has realized the futility of the war and wants to end it.

News & Analysis

Saudi Kingdom Drowning in Problems

Brecht Jonkers

Jumada' al-Akhirah 19, 14422021-02-01

The Saudi economy is tanking, unemployment is high and the pandemic has made matters worse. Coupled with crown prince Mohammad bin Salman’s arrogance and incompetence, the kingdom is heading for disaster.

Main Stories

End of the Line for US-Saudi Bromance?

Brecht Jonkers

Rabi' al-Thani 16, 14422020-12-01

Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman is a worried man. He had assumed Donald Trump would remain president for four more years but his hopes have been dashed. While president-elect Joe Biden may not abandon Saudi Arabia entirely, MbS will no longer get a free pass.

News & Analysis

MbS: The Sleazy, Murderous Thief of Arabia!

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 14422020-11-01

Mohammad bin Salman has not only messed up the kingdom’s economy and politics, he is also a lowly character indulging in grossly immoral conduct. If the law were equally applied, he would not only lose both his hands for stealing, he would also be stoned to death.

Main Stories

Arabian-Israel Normalization and Newton’s Third Law

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Safar 14, 14422020-10-01

While Arabian rulers are rushing to normalize relations with the Zionist occupiers of Palestine, there are other powers getting together to resist such sell-out. A multi-polar world order is emerging

Editorials

Pakistan: Time to Cast Aside the Saudi Albatross?

Editor

Muharram 13, 14422020-09-01

For Pakistan, Kashmir is of vital importance yet it has received little support from the Saudi-dominated OIC. Fed up with Saudi foot-dragging, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi demanded that the Saudis either act or Pakistan will go elsewhere for support.

Opinion

Time Running Out for MbS?

Zafar Bangash

Muharram 13, 14422020-09-01

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has created many enemies, both at home and abroad. He may be able—just barely—to deal with internal foes but his external enemies are powerful players. One of them is the US intelligence establishment. Is MbS toast?

Reflections

Time to Liberate Makkah, Once Again

Zafar Bangash

Dhu al-Hijjah 11, 14412020-08-01

Hajj has been suspended for most but a handful of Muslims this year. Those that were unable to perform Hajj have not missed much since the Bani Saud have turned this divinely prescribed obligation into an empty ritual devoid of all meaning

Editorials

Hajj Amid the Pandemic

Editor

Dhu al-Qa'dah 10, 14412020-07-01

The Saudi regime will allow about 1000 people from the kingdom to perform Hajj this year but not Muslims from outside because of the pandemic. Muslims must work to end Bani Saud’s illegal occupation of Makkah and Madinah and challenge their distortion of Hajj rites to please their mushrik masters.

News & Analysis

Is The End Nigh for MbS and The Bani Saud?

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Shawwal 09, 14412020-06-01

It is difficult to sympathize with Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) whose erratic policies have brought the medieval kingdom to the brink of collapse. Will a combination of the pandemic, low oil prices and MbS’ idiotic policies banish the Bani Saud?

News & Analysis

Terrified of COVID-19, Saudi Royals Go into Hiding!

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Ramadan 08, 14412020-05-01

Can anyone escape death? The Bani Saud ruling clan thinks it can, by hiding on remote islands to avoid infection by the coronavirus. But what if their time is up; will they be able to escape death?

Special Reports

Political Angle of the Saudi-Russian Economic War

Ayman Ahmed

Sha'ban 07, 14412020-04-01

The Saudis are not likely to get away with their disruptive oil policy that is affecting Russian interests. There will be blowback and it will cost the Saudis more than they bargained for.

Main Stories

MbS in Desperate Panic to Grab the Throne!

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Sha'ban 07, 14412020-04-01

With the arrest of several senior ‘royals’ and scores of security personnel, crown prince Muhammad bin Salman’s panic is evident. Rumours have it that he wants to become king before the G-20 summit next November regardless of whether his father is alive or dead.

News & Analysis

Saudis Stab Pakistan in the Back over Kashmir

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Rajab 06, 14412020-03-01

Pakistan’s kow-towing to the Saudis is becoming increasingly untenable. The Saudis have just stabbed Pakistan in the back over Kashmir, that is the most important issue for Pakistan, in fact for its very survival. It is time for Islamabad to rethink its policy vis-à-vis the Saudis.

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