Saudi Arabia has not, and will not, attempt to deliberately harm US shale oil producers, according to a Saudi lobbying group.
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Westerners’ interpretations of events and Arabs’ perceptions of themselves are still muddled a decade after the Arab Spring.
Health of Saudi rights defender Mohammed al-Qahtani, incarcerated after testing positive for Covid-19 is a source of concern.
Whether or not the vote takes place, scheduling of legislative elections for May 22 in Palestine is remarkable, a return of Palestinian politics.
Jordan’s unfolding events have revealed not only a political crisis, but also a deepening crisis of intelligence and journalism.
The public prosecutor in Jordan has banned media coverage of rift between King Abdullah II and former Crown Prince Hamzah.
Bahrainis protested for the fourth day in a row on Sunday, April 4, demanding that the government free overcrowded jail inmates.
Jordan sent a tough message on dissent in Royal family. The message contradicts senior royal’s claim of being targeted for fighting corruption.
A fabled Iranian TV spy thriller has resurfaced again, attracting the wrath of government officials and complaints from viewers.
Iran’s theocracy has enforced its rule using means such as the military and law. It is also turning to film to spread propaganda.