Tag: Riyadh

syria-comes-in-from-the-cold:-saudi-syria-relationship-warms-up
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May
2021

Syria comes in from the cold: Saudi-Syria relationship warms upSyria comes in from the cold: Saudi-Syria relationship warms up

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is embarking on a new beginning that could change the Middle East.   To enhance security and stability, a Saudi delegation headed by the head of the intelligence service, Lieutenant General Khaled Al-Humaidan, visited Damascus on Monday and met Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and […]

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“there-is-no-longer-any-political-legitimacy-for-the-crown-prince,”-says-fiancee
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Mar
2021

“There is no longer any political legitimacy for the Crown Prince,” says fiancée“There is no longer any political legitimacy for the Crown Prince,” says fiancée

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator President Joe Biden has disappointed human rights activists, journalists, and many in Congress who expected him to exact a punishment on Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman (MBS) in the gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi.  While sanctions were placed on 76 Saudi nationals as a result of the newly released […]

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yemeni-journalist:-“saudi-arabia-failed-in-yemen-despite-us-support”
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Feb
2021

Yemeni journalist: “Saudi Arabia failed in Yemen despite US support”Yemeni journalist: “Saudi Arabia failed in Yemen despite US support”

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Yemen has suffered through a violent war on its population by forces backed by Saudi Arabia for nearly seven years, during which 233,000 people have been killed, and has left the majority of the civilians’ dependent on aid, according to the UN. The Saudi-led Arab coalition, supported by the […]

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gulf-unity-as-the-curtain-falls-on-the-trump-term
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Jan
2021

Gulf unity as the curtain falls on the Trump termGulf unity as the curtain falls on the Trump term

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator The Persian Gulf monarchies have met today at the 41st annual six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held at Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia.  This marks the first step toward ending a three-year diplomatic crisis that divided US defense partners. “The 41st summit marks the beginning of a new chapter for the GCC […]

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qatar-and-saudi-arabia-approach-historic-breakthrough
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Dec
2020

Qatar and Saudi Arabia approach historic breakthroughQatar and Saudi Arabia approach historic breakthrough

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Since June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia ordered a land, air, and sea blockade on Qatar and severed diplomatic ties, along with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, and Bahrain. The self-styled “Anti-Terror Quartet” issued Doha 13 demands, including closing media outlets like Al Jazeera, ending ties with Iran, reducing […]

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