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Egypt Lawmakers Approve Red Sea Islands Transfer to Saudi Arabia

Egypt Lawmakers Approve Red Sea Islands Transfer to Saudi Arabia

Egypt’s parliament backed President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s decision to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, snubbing court rulings invalidating the move and risking renewed protests against a treaty opponents denounced as an erosion of sovereignty. Parliament on Wednesday passed an agreement redrawing maritime borders between the two countries after heated committee debates this week. […]

The Saudi Prince, The Sheikh And A Gulf Renegade

The Saudi Prince, The Sheikh And A Gulf Renegade

The choreographed statements by Saudi Arabia and three allies to quarantine Qatar at just after 6 a.m. on June 5 were not signed, but there was no mistake about who was behind them. The move to halt air and sea transport and shut the tiny Gulf nation’s only land border carried the fingerprints of two of […]

Melania Hails The “Empowerment Of Women ”In Saudi Arabia

Melania Hails The “Empowerment Of Women ”In Saudi Arabia

U.S. First Lady Melania Trump praised the “empowerment of women” at a General Electric all-female service centre in the Saudi capital on Sunday, saying the women should work together and educate their children well. She is accompanying U.S. President Donald Trump on his first international visit since taking office in January, and told 200 female […]

Saudis, Russia Favor Extending Oil Cuts Until End-March 2018

Saudis, Russia Favor Extending Oil Cuts Until End-March 2018

Saudi Arabia and Russia said they favor extending oil-output cuts by global producers through the end of the first quarter of 2018 to shrink a market glut. Crude prices jumped. vor extending oil-output cuts by global producers through the end of the first quarter of 2018 to shrink a market glut. Crude prices jumped. Extending […]

An Oil Giant Is Still Burning Through Its Cash Pile

An Oil Giant Is Still Burning Through Its Cash Pile

It was meant to be a given that a rebound in oil prices would slow the depletion of Saudi Arabia’s foreign-currency reserves. That hasn’t happened yet, and economists are wondering why. Net foreign assets held by the Saudi central bank have fallen by an average $6.5 billion a month over the past year, and now […]

Saudi Arabia: Imprisoned Activist Earns Human Rights Award

Saudi Arabia: Imprisoned Activist Earns Human Rights Award

The Law Society of Upper Canada’s selection of the imprisoned Saudi human rights lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair for its 2016 Human Rights Award highlights Saudi Arabia’s brutal repression of peaceful activists and dissidents, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi authorities should immediately and unconditionally release Abu al-Khair, who was sentenced in 2014 to 15 years in prison […]

Exxon Boss Tells Peers, Saudis Their Oil Supply Crunch Bet Is Wrong

Exxon Boss Tells Peers, Saudis Their Oil Supply Crunch Bet Is Wrong

Exxon Mobil’s (XOM.N) boss Rex Tillerson told Saudi Arabia’s energy minister on Wednesday that fears of a new global oil supply crunch were exaggerated as the U.S. oil industry was adapting to the low price shock and was set to resume growth. The remarks by Tillerson, who is due to retire before March next year, […]

Saudi To Jail Overstaying Pilgrims

Saudi To Jail Overstaying Pilgrims

Saudi Arabia on Monday started a crackdown on foreign pilgrims overstaying their Hajj visas, local newspaper Okaz reported. Offenders will have to pay an equivalent of 13,329 U.S. dollars in fine, face six months in jail and deportation, the paper said. Those who transport, recruit or shelter overstayed pilgrims will face up to 26,662 dollars […]

Saudi Arabia Just Created a Division for Women in Sports

Saudi Arabia Just Created a Division for Women in Sports

In what is already shaping to be a monumental summer for Arab women in sports, Princess Reema bint Bandar Al-Saud has been officially appointed as the Vice President for Women’s Affairs of the General Sports Authority in Saudi Arabia Monday, according to the Saudi Council of Ministers. Four years ago, two Saudi women athletes, Sarah […]

The cartoon that shows how ridiculous Saudi laws are for women

The cartoon that shows how ridiculous Saudi laws are for women

  Saudi Arabia’s male guardianship system remains the most significant impediment to women’s rights in the country

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