Tag: Saudi Arabia

Hashtag Saudi Arabia: Chasing critics on Twitter

The US Justice Department has charged three people, including two Saudis, with spying on Twitter users critical of the kingdom's royal family. The trio worked to unmask the ownership details behind dissident Twitter accounts on behalf of someone prosecutors designated "Royal Family Member-1", which The...

Saudi hosts ‘Davos in desert’ as outrage fades over critic’s murder

by Anuj Chopra Dozens of global policymakers and tycoons will attend a Saudi investment summit starting Tuesday, helping the kingdom turn the page on a critic's murder that triggered a mass boycott last year. A strong turnout at the three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII), nicknamed "Davos...

Saudi Arabia’s new 100% shisha tax sparks fury

A decision to impose a 100 percent tax on bills at restaurants that serve shisha has ignited criticism on social media in Saudi Arabia, where the water pipes are a popular pastime. The furore has also been fuelled by confusion over how the tax is...

Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi concert

American rapper Nicki Minaj cancelled her upcoming concert in Saudi Arabia in a show of support for women's and gay rights in the ultra-conservative kingdom. Her scheduled appearance in the western city of Jeddah next week as part of a cultural festival triggered a social...

China’s bullying of Muslims land Malaysian minister, Saudi Crown Prince in trouble

Netizens are up in arms against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman and Malaysia's Religious Affairs Minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa, over their comments regarding China's 'internment' camps where Muslims are 'imprisoned'. Netizens are sensitive on the widely reported issue of Beijing’s treatment of more than one million...

Trump the saviour of Arabism

There was no surprise in US President Donald Trump’s message to the Islamic world, as it was to be one against Iran, Syria and the so-called Islamic State. What was surprising is the reaction by moderates after the speech, showing their utter disgust or complete...

Eaglexpress air freight option for food exports to Saudi Arabia

Eaglexpress an airline that is dedicated to Haj and Umrah, may complement Malaysia's ambitions of becoming a net exporter of Halal food. The company said it has the capacity, and is well placed to ferry local SME's halal food exports to the Middle East, especially Saudi...

Saudi King entourage escaped terror attack in Malaysia

Wall Street Journal or WSJ said the Saudi Arabian royals who accompanied King Salman, currently on the second leg of his Asian tour in Indonesia, was narrowly missed in a planned attack in Malaysia. Malaysian police told WSJ the terrorists were arrested seven men thought...

Cool idea for a growing hot issue

In the city of Hail, Saudi Arabia, a man has put a refrigerator on the streets and called on his neighbours to donate their extra food. He told them so that the needy can eat without begging. I begin to wonder, if there is anyone...