Saudi Crown Prince purges rivals

A number of princes, ministers and top businessmen in Saudi Arabia are being arrested and charged with corruption, having their assets seized and their planes grounded. It’s reported that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman orchestrated the move, which serves the dual purpose of eliminating his rivals and opposition, as well as removing some of the…

Hezbollah says Saudi Arabia has declared war on Lebanon

Picture Courtesy: Carlos Menendez San Juan Hezbollah has accused Saudi Arabia of declaring war on Lebanon by detaining Saad al-Hariri and making him resign as Lebanon’s prime minister. Top Lebanese officials have echoed the sentiments, accusing Riyadh of holding Mr Hariri captive, and his party, Future Movement, have demanded his return. “The return of the Lebanese…

Trump to announce new Iran strategy next week

US President Donald Trump is set to withdraw his endorsement of the nuclear deal his predecessor, Barack Obama, negotiated. Saying the deal does not in America’s national security interests, Mr Trump will reportedly release a new strategy for dealing with Iran. “He’s looking at all of the bad behaviour of Iran, not just the nuclear…

Royal Decree Lifts Saudi Driving Ban on Women

Saudi Arabia’s king has issued a royal decree allowing women to drive. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud signed the decree that will come into effect immediately, but will take months to roll out. A high-level committee of ministers has been organised to examine arrangements of the enforcement of the order. It will take up…