Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $18,315
20%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 20% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: saudiarabia

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 800,000 expats have left Saudi Arabia, creating a hiring crisis

    07/11/2018 11:02:31 PM PDT · by Cronos · 31 replies
    Business insider ^ | 9 July 2018 | Ambrose Carey
    The Saudisation policy of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has coincided with an "expat exodus" and a drop in foreign investment. Saudi businesses are complaining that locals don't want to do "low-status" jobs that many expats worked — creating a real problem for the economy. In November, a paper by the Institute of International Finance projected capital outflows in 2017 at $101 billion, 15% of gross domestic product. A recent rebound in oil prices has temporarily rescued the ailing Saudi economy, but it will not be a long-term solution. As of April, more than 800,000 had left the...
  • 800,000 ex-pats have left Saudi Arabia, creating a hiring crisis

    07/09/2018 9:14:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 9, 2018 | Ambrose Carey
    The Saudisation policy of Crown Prince Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) has coincided with an "expat exodus" and a drop in foreign investment. •Saudi businesses are complaining that locals don't want to do "low-status" jobs that many expats worked — creating a real problem for the economy. •In November, a paper by the Institute of International Finance projected capital outflows in 2017 at $101 billion, 15% of GDP. •Fortunately, a recent rebound in oil prices has temporarily rescued the ailing Saudi Arabian economy, but it will not be a long-term solution....
  • Amir on new developments in Syria, Trump peace plan, June 19

    06/19/2018 9:48:29 PM PDT · by firebrand · 3 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | June 19, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    After a brief description of Amir's trip to Romania, where he was at the time of the broadcast, we are given some common sense on the Rapture (a question that many had asked him).Then comes an update on new threats to Israel around Daraa, where the original uprising in Syria started. Hezbollah forcing Syrian soldiers to go south to fight and shooting those who disobey. Although Israel promised Russia they would keep everything as quite as possible during the World Cup, "the next 24 to 48 hours will be very interesting," as Israel cannot allow such long-range capability so close...
  • Trump Just Became the Nobel Peace Prize Committee’s Worst Nightmare

    06/12/2018 10:01:35 AM PDT · by mairdie · 72 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 12 Jun 2018 | James Delingpole
    As he didn’t neglect to remind us in his hilarious post North Korea summit press conference, President Trump just saved maybe 30 million people from nuclear annihilation. He did what his predecessors considered impossible and what the liberal media and all the “experts” continue to assure us can never be done: he brought peace to the region which up till now was considered the likeliest ground zero for World War III. In other words, pretty much, President Trump just saved the world. ... These were just of the few things President Trump didn’t actually say at his hugely entertaining post-summit...
  • Trump Is Fracturing OPEC

    07/04/2018 9:11:47 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 24 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 4 July 2018 | Nick Cunningham
    Trump’s tweet over the weekend that Saudi Arabia agreed to add 2 million barrels per day (mb/d) of supply confused the oil markets, pushing prices down a bit on Monday. Most analysts dismissed the statement, concluding that Trump was confused when the Saudis told him they have 2 mb/d of spare capacity, and not that they had planned to bring that capacity online. A few days on from that episode, however, it actually doesn’t look that black and white. ...
  • Did Mueller Prevent 9/11 Families From Suing Saudi Arabia?

    07/03/2018 6:00:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    15 of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers came from Saudi Arabia. Ever since the attacks, the family members of victims have been pursuing financial compensation from Saudi Arabia's government. But one of the biggest obstacles to that compensation was FBI director, and now special prosecutor, Robert Mueller.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2RfjTqZk74
  • Trump: King Salman agrees to increase Saudi oil production

    06/30/2018 9:11:57 AM PDT · by Ken H · 19 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 30, 2018 | President Donald J Trump
    @realDonaldTrump Just spoke to King Salman of Saudi Arabia and explained to him that, because of the turmoil & disfunction in Iran and Venezuela, I am asking that Saudi Arabia increase oil production, maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels, to make up the difference...Prices to high! He has agreed! 7:37 AM · Jun 30, 2018
  • Syria war: Air strike on Deraa shelter kills 17 civilians

    06/29/2018 5:46:16 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/28/18 | Staff
    At least 17 civilians have been killed in an air strike on a basement shelter in south-western Syria, activists say, as warplanes pound rebel-held areas. A monitoring group reported that five children were among those who died when aircraft identified as Russian bombed Musayfira, east of the city of Deraa. Russia is backing an army offensive in the region, which borders Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. More than 90 civilians are said to have been killed since it began 11 days ago. The provinces of Deraa and Quneitra had been relatively calm for almost a year because of a...
  • Saudis, Egypt, Jordan, UAE Support Jared Kushner and Trump’s Palestinian-Israeli Peace Plan

    06/26/2018 4:18:36 PM PDT · by Pollard · 45 replies
    G Pundit ^ | 6/26/2018
    Four Arab countries are backing Donald Trump’s plan for a settlement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, according to an Israeli newspaper, and are willing to sideline the PA’s President Mahmoud Abbas to see it done. According to a report in Israel Hayom, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan told Jared Kushner, the US president’s son-in-law and the man charged with solving the Israel-Palestine issue, and envoy Jason Greenblatt they were behind Washington’s so-called “deal of the century”. Israel Hayom, a daily newspaper owned by billionaires Miriam and Sheldon Adelson, reported that it spoke to officials from...
  • Saudi Arabia Becomes Last Country in the World That Allows Women to Drive

    06/26/2018 6:59:36 AM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    If you were following international news closely, you’ve probably already learned that the Islamic Wahhabist radical regime that is currently ruling Saudi “Barbaria” just allowed half of their citizenry to drive cars. As the clueless left-wing Islam loving mainstream media wrongly put it, Saudi Arabia entered the 21st century in 2018, finally. The truth is, they’ve actually entered the 20th century, 100 years late unfortunately. Since the despised culture of the deplorable white man started the industrial revolution back in the 19th century, and automobiles entered mass production early in the 20th, women were never banned from driving cars. Hell,...
  • OPEC Gives In To Trump's Demands, Agrees To Increase Production To 1 Million BBLs A Day

    06/22/2018 8:40:12 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 105 replies
    AP wired services twitter ^ | 6-22-18 | WiredSources
    BREAKING: OPEC countries give in to President Trump's demands, agree to increase oil production by almost 1 million barrels a day - AP
  • Meet the Saudi women who advocated for the right to drive — and are paying dearly for it

    06/23/2018 10:28:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Since May, the Saudi government has arrested at least a dozen women’s rights advocates, accusing them of nefarious contacts with foreign parties and branding them traitors in the press. The crackdown has been seen by some as a warning from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to other activists: Reforms are a gift from the leadership to Saudi citizens, not rights that can be won. The activists did not limit themselves to the driving campaign. They fought for survivors of domestic violence, women shackled by restrictive guardianship laws and political prisoners. They represented different generations of Saudi women, trying over decades to...
  • Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving about to end

    06/23/2018 11:36:24 AM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    Saudi women are to be allowed to drive from midnight local time (21:00 GMT) after a ban comes to an end. The change was announced last September and Saudi Arabia issued the first licences to women earlier this month. It was the only country left in the world where women could not drive and families had to hire private chauffeurs for female relatives. However the move comes amid an intensified crackdown on activists who campaigned for the right to drive. At least eight women's rights activists are being detained and could face trial in a counter-terrorism court and long prison...
  • Trump’s Mideast team to push peace plan in region....

    06/13/2018 8:37:49 AM PDT · by caww · 4 replies
    apnews ^ | 6/13/2018 | By MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump’s Mideast negotiating team will visit the region 'next week' as it finalizes its as-yet unveiled Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and will hold talks on deteriorating conditions in the Gaza Strip. The trip comes as officials say the Trump administration is near completion of the plan with an eye on a possible release this summer. The National Security Council said Wednesday that senior adviser Jared Kushner and special representative for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt would travel to Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. It said they would discuss “the next stages of the...
  • Hundreds killed as Saudi coalition closes in on rebel enclave

    06/11/2018 11:57:17 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/11/18
    Heavy fighting in Yemen between pro-government forces and Shiite rebels has killed more than 600 people on both sides in recent days, security officials said Monday. A charity said meanwhile that an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition had destroyed a new cholera clinic in the country's north. Government forces, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, have been advancing along the western coast in recent weeks as they battle the Iran-allied rebels, known as Houthis. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media. Witnesses, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals,...
  • Iran finally admits to facilitating 9/11 terror attacks

    06/09/2018 9:33:13 PM PDT · by TBP · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 9, 2018 | Chris Enloe
    For the first time in public history, Iranian officials admit to facilitating the 9/11 terrorist attacks by aiding Al Qaeda operatives traveling to the United States to carry out the attacks. Mohammad-Javad Larijani, an international affairs assistant in the Iran’s judiciary, admitted in an interview broadcasted on Iranian state TV on May 30 that Iranian intelligence officials facilitated the terrorists’ travel to the U.S. “Our government agreed not to stamp the passports of some of them because they were on transit flights for two hours, and they were resuming their flights without having their passports stamped. However their movements were...
  • Iran Admits To Facilitating 9/11 Terror Attacks

    06/09/2018 12:17:01 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 49 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 8, 2018 6:03 pm | Adam Kredo
    Iranian officials, in a first, have admitted to facilitating the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. by secretly aiding the free travel of al Qaeda operatives who eventually went on to fly commercial airliners into the Twin Towers in New York City, according to new remarks from a senior Iranian official. Mohammad-Javad Larijani, an international affairs assistant in the Iran's judiciary, disclosed in Farsi-language remarks broadcast on Iran's state-controlled television that Iranian intelligence officials secretly helped provide the al Qaeda attackers with passage and gave them refuge in the Islamic Republic, according to an English translation published by Al Arabiya....
  • Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Goes After the Bin Ladens

    06/05/2018 10:12:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Jun 05, 2018 | Zvi Bar'el
    Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Goes After the Bin Ladens The kingdom’s business leaders apparently realize they’d better work with Mohammed bin Salman lest they lose the rest of their whittled-down holdings Zvi Bar'el Jun 05, 2018 12:31 PM Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman isn’t about to rest on his laurels. First he reached accords with several dozen of Saudi Arabia’s richest men, including ministers and family members. They were arrested in November and held until they agreed to part with significant chunks of their wealth, which freed them from their luxurious captivity in the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton. And now the...
  • Oil Kingdom In Crisis: Saudi Royal Family Rift Turns Violent

    06/04/2018 10:45:47 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 9 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 06-04-2018 | Copley
    Saudi Arabia has plunged its immediate region into major strategic uncertainty. What can only be described as a serious outbreak of shooting in the Royal Palace in Riyadh on April 21, 2018, was the catalyst for events which could determine the fate of the Crown, the Kingdom, and the regional competition, particularly with Iran, for influence. By June 1, 2018, however, the crisis seemed to be subsiding. The delicacy of the situation posed serious questions for Russia, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and the US, in particular, in shaping their strategies, given that it raised serious questions over energy...
  • Saudi Arabia warns of military action if Qatar gets Russian missiles: Report

    06/03/2018 11:06:06 AM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies
    PARIS: Saudi Arabia has threatened military action against Qatar if it goes ahead and acquires Russia's top of the range S-400 air defence missile system, Le Monde daily reported. Citing information it had obtained, Le Monde said Friday that Riyadh had written to French President Emmanuel Macron asking him to intervene to prevent the deal going ahead and to help preserve regional stability. There was no immediate official reaction from the president's office or the French foreign ministry to the report. Saudi Arabia, backed by other regional powers including Bahrain and the Unite Arab Emirates, broke off relations with Qatar...