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Saudi Arabia Makes Fresh Arrests in Royal Crackdown: Sources

RIYAD (Web Desk) Saudi Arabian authorities have made further arrests and frozen more bank accounts in a so-called anti-corruption crackdown on the kingdom’s political and business elite, sources familiar with the matter said on WednesdayDozens of royal family members, officials and business executives have already been held in the purge …

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Saudi arrests could be more about internal power politics: HRW

RIYADH (Web Desk) Saudi Arabia’s arrest of prominent royals and businessmen under the banner of battling corruption could in fact be more a case of internal power politics, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. Late Saturday, authorities in the Gulf powerhouse launched what they said was an anti-graft drive which netted …

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Story of Hariri’s arrest; from airport to Ritz Carlton

RIYADH (Web Desk) As of yesterday there is no more doubt about the fate of Prime Minister Saad Hariri. Al-Akhbar learned from sources close to the prime minister that he was placed under house arrest, hours after arriving in Riyadh last Friday.He is still in a separate location from where …

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Saudi Arabia pushing Israel into war with Hezbollah and Iran

RIYAD (Web Desk) Under the title, “Is Saudi Arabia Pushing “Israel” Into War with Hezbollah and Iran?Haaretz daily viewed that “what connects Lebanese PM Saad Hariri’s sudden resignation with Saudi Arabia and ‘Israel’ is Iran.However, the former US Ambassador to the apartheid “Israeli” entity, Daniel Shapiro, warned that Tel Aviv …

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Saudi king meets outgoing Lebanese PM Hariri

RIYADH (Web Desk) Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Monday met with outgoing Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who announced his resignation on Saturday citing Iran’s “grip” on the country and threats to his life, Al Arabiya reported.During the meeting,they reviewed the situation in Lebanon”, said the state-run agency Saudi …

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SAUDI DEPUTY GOVERNOR AMONG EIGHT KILLED IN HELICOPTER CRASH

JEDDAH (Web Desk) The deputy governor of Asir province and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash in the southwestern mountains of Saudi Arabia.The accident occurred in the wee hours of Monday when the helicopter carrying Prince Mansour bin Muqrin and other regional officials were returning from a regular …

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Saad Hariri in Saudi Custody: Ex-Lebanese Minister

RIYADH (Web Desk0 Saudi Arabia has placed Lebanon’s resigned prime minister, Saad al-Hariri, in detention, a former Lebanese minister said.Hariri is being held in custody in Saudi Arabia,” Wiam Wahhab said in a message posted on his Twitter account on Sunday, according to news.Hariri, after the detention of his friend …

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SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES RESUMES FLYING TO IRAQ AFTER 27 YEARS

DUBAI (Web Desk) State-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines said it will start flying regularly to Iraq on Monday after a 27-year halt state news agency SPA said.The carrier’s director general, Saleh bin Nasser al-Jasser, will accompany reporters and passengers on the first flight to depart from the Saudi city of Jeddah …

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Gen Bajwa arrives in Saudi Arabia, meets Crown Prince

RIYADH (Web Desk) Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman here on late Monday.Gen Bajwa landed in Riyadh on Monday on a three-day official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.The army chief met Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman at his …

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