We can expect the worst in the Middle East in the next few months after the purge in the Saudi royal family.
By ramping up the violence and allowing the Saudis to wreak carnage in the Yemen war, the US is essentially repeating the process that birthed ISIS.
Tensions have been rising since a Saudi-led coalition intervened in Yemen’s civil war in 2015, backing government forces fighting Iran-allied Houthi rebels.
Despite his meteoric rise through the ranks of the royal family, the new Saudi crown prince must consolidate his newfound authority and quell discord.
An interview with Talmiz Ahmed, former Indian ambassador in Riyadh, on the Saudi Arabian king making Mohammed bin Salman the crown prince.
General Sharif, who retired in November is the first Pakistani army chief in over 20 years not to seek an extension to his term.
Saudi Arabia’s Male Guardianship Laws Stifle Women’s Freedom Despite Reform, Says Human Rights Watch Report
Dozens of Saudi women interviewed by Human Rights Watch said their lives were subject to male supervision when it came to applying for a passport, leaving the country, getting married and accessing courts and medical treatment.
An official UN statement said Ban Ki-Moon and Prince Mohammed discussed “putting into place concrete measures that could improve the situation on the ground” to better protect children and civilians in Yemen.
Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s “Vision 2030” plan, which the 31-year-old announced on April 25, largely aims to transform Saudi Arabia’s economy in an era of low oil prices and made few specific pledges of social change.
India should help prepare a platform for dialogue between Saudi Arabia and Iran to address issues that divide them and foment mistrust.