The New Arab Order: ‘Fundamentally One of Disorder’

A vantage view of the Middle East post Arab Spring which was initiated during former US President Barack Obama’s era and sponsored/funded by George Soros, co-founder of Friends Of Democracy (PKonweb) MARC LYNCH: In 2011, millions of citizens across the Arab world took to the streets. Popular uprisings from Tunis to Cairo promised to topple […]

Saudi Arabia Quietly Plans to Increase Oil Output By 500,000 Barrels Per Day

SEP 29, 2018 (BE2C2 Report): Saudi Arabia is poised to steadily increase production to compensate for the Iranian oil that will be subject to U.S. sanctions starting Nov. 5. Saudi Arabia hasn’t said anything publicly, and seemed to tow the OPEC line following Sunday’s meeting with other major oil producers. But Commerzbank said Friday that […]

UN Speech: Trump Rejects Globalism; Names ‘Good’ and ‘Not So Good’ Places

SEP 25, 2018: US President Donald Trump today spoke at the UN General Assembly in New York and mentioned good places according to him being: India, Saudi Arabia and Poland. Not Good places according to Trump were: Iran, friends of Iran, Nicaragua, Germany, China, OPEC countries, Syria, countries that don’t respect America. Places Trump did […]

Iran Blames Terrorists Trained By a ‘Foreign Regime’ For Military Parade Attack

SEP 22, 2018: Following a deadly attack on a military parade in southern Iran, the country’s foreign minister said that regional sponsors of terrorism and their “US masters” are to be held accountable for such assaults. Top Iranian diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif vowed to respond “swiftly and decisively” after gunmen opened fire in southwestern city […]

Saudi Arabia to Become Partner in CPEC, PM Imran Offers Same to UAE

SEP 20, 2018 (BE2C2): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Thursday said Saudi Arabia would be the third partner in China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and invest in projects in Pakistan. Addressing a press conference in capital Islamabad, he said Pakistan had invited Saudi Arabia to join CPEC and both the countries […]

Turkey’s S-400 Purchase ‘National Decision’: NATO Chief

SEP 15, 2018: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenburg said Friday that Turkey’s purchase of a missile defense system from Russia was Ankara’s own “national decision.” “It is a challenge and is well known that there is a disagreement between Turkey and especially United States on this issue,” Stoltenburg said at the conservative Heritage Foundation think […]

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Iran-Related Aviation Firm, Prepared to Take ‘Strongest Action’

SEP 14, 2018: The U.S. Treasury announced on Friday that it has imposed sanctions on a Thailand-based aviation company, punishing it for its alleged ties with an already designated Iranian airline. My Aviation Company was slapped sanctions for “acting for or on behalf of Mahan Air, an Iranian airline previously designated for supporting Iran’s terrorism […]

Israel Developing Precision Missiles to Hit Anywhere in the Middle East

AUG 28, 2018: Israel is working on a new missile system capable of hitting targets anywhere in the Middle East, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday. State-owned arms manufacturer Israel Military Industries (IMI) would deliver “within a few years” an advanced integrated system “allowing precise hits by remote launching”, he said in a statement. […]

Saudi Aramco IPO Plan Halted, Oil Giant Disbands Advisors

Saudi economy overall has turned a corner due to higher oil revenue and other reforms that involve boosting non-oil revenue AUG 24, 2018: Saudi Arabia has called off both the domestic and international stock listing of state oil giant Aramco, billed as the biggest such deal in history, four senior industry sources told Reuters. The […]

Army Chief Meets Saudi Crown Prince to Discuss Regional Security

AUG 22, 2018: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday night met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman in Mina and discussed regional security among other matters of mutual interest with, Pakistan’s military said. The crown prince also congratulated Gen Bajwa on performing Hajj, according to the ISPR chief. Director General […]

Saudi King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammad Felicitate Imran Khan On Electoral Victory

AUG 12, 2018: Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud and crown prince Mohammad bin Salman have congratulated PM-in-waiting Imran Khan on his party’s victory in the last month’s general elections. State-run news agency APP on Sunday quoted the Saudi Press Agency as saying that the Saudi king conveyed to the prime minister-in-waiting best wishes […]

Saudi-Canada Diplomatic War: Riyadh Sells Assets, Orders Patients Out

AUG 9, 2018: Saudi Arabia has started selling off Canadian assets and removing Saudi patients from Canada hospitals, as the countries’ diplomatic dispute escalated Wednesday. The fallout is from a call via a two-sentence tweet last week from Canadian to Saudi officials demanding the release of imprisoned women’s rights activists. The Kingdom has cut diplomatic […]

Saudi Arabia Orders Thousands of Its Students Studying in Canada to Come Home

AUG 8, 2018: The Saudi government has canceled scholarships for thousands of Saudi students studying in Canada and ordered them to come home. The Kingdom has also cancelled flights to Toronto by its national airline and halted purchases of Canadian wheat and barley as it ramps up retaliation for Ottawa’s criticism of its human rights […]

New Cinemas in Saudi Arabia Record 95Pct Occupancy

AUG 5, 2018 (BE2C2 Report): Majid Al Futtaim’s cinemas in Saudi Arabia have achieved a 95% occupancy rate since their inauguration in April, CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas Cameron Mitchell told Russia’s Sputnik news agency. Saudi cinemas have received 75,000 visitors of different ages, Mitchell added. The U.A.E.-based Majid Al Futtaim’s Vox Cinemas is […]

Lebanese Expat Arrested For Punching Girlfriend to Death in Dubai

JUL 28, 2018: A Lebanese expat, who caused the death of his girlfriend with a punch on her face in an apartment in Dubai Marina, has been arrested. The suspect was arrested within 18 hours after the murder was reported to the police. According to the police, the suspect said during interrogation that he was […]

Dubai-Based Developer Emaar Plans $1.4Bn Asset Sale as UAE Property Market Slumps

JUL 22, 2018: Dubai-based developer Emaar is to hoping to raise $1.4bn from sale of assets to counteract the effects of a property slump in the emirate, according to reports in the UK’s Financial Times. The company, which is 30% owned by the government of Dubai, is looking to sell its portfolio of hotels, clinics […]

Saudi Arabia, UAE To Invest $20 Billion In South Africa –Africa’s 2nd Largest Economy

JUL 21, 2018 (BE2C2): South Africa has secured billions of dollars in investment agreements with Saudi Arabia and UAE which will bolster Africa’s second biggest economy marred by over 36 percent unemployment rate and may also be aimed at disrupting Pretoria’s close relationship with Iran. The state visit of South African president Cyril Ramaphosa to […]

US Defense Firm Lockheed Awarded $451M Contract for Saudi Patrol Ships

JUL 18, 2018: Lockheed Martin out of Baltimore, Maryland, has received a $450.7 million modification to an existing contract for production of four Multi-Mission Surface Combatant ships for the the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Work will be performed in Crozet, Va., Iron Mountain, Michigan, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Sweden, Great Britain and other locations across the United […]

Turkey Sacks 18,000 State Employees For Alleged Terrorist Links

JUL 8, 2018: Turkey dismissed more than 18,000 state employees citing alleged ties to terror organizations Sunday as part of a purge related to a failed coup in 2016. The latest firings come a day before Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to be sworn in for a new five-year term during a ceremony […]

Wages For High-Skilled Workers in Saudi, UAE to Surge –For Lack Of Talents

JUL 9, 2018 (BE2C2): Wages for high-skilled labor across the Middle East are forecast to surge in the coming period, as talents appear to be lacking, a new study by Korn Ferry said. The expected increase in salaries in the UAE and Saudi Arabia are likely to have strong effect on the media, technology and […]