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Saudi princes, businessmen to pay for release

SHAFAQNA - The Saudi regime is demanding detained princes and businessmen to pay for their freedom amid report that King Salman plans to abdicate in favor of son. According to a report published by The Financial Time on Thursday, Saudi authorities…

Very Few Sunni States in the So-Called Sunni Alliance against Iran: An Interview with Prof. Emile Nakhleh

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SHAFAQNA, Exclusive Interview- The Saudi kingdom, seemingly emboldened by the peculiar U.S. president’s recent visit to its land, now feels and seeks to act as the new “gendarme of the Persian Gulf.” Hastily climbing up the ladder of authority,…

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud relieves Nayef and names his son as new crown prince

SHAFAQNA- Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has replaced Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud with his own son, Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, the deputy crown prince and defense minister. According to a royal decree,…

Self-Gratification – King Salman wins prize for “service to Islam …

SHAFAQNA – While I don’t think anyone is under any illusions as to the “quality” of the regime sitting over Saudi Arabia, one still marvels at Royals’ arrogance and self-entitled narcissism. At which point does narcissism become…

Cognitive Dissonance in the Kingdom – The Prophet Muhammad’s birthday

SHAFAQNA - Cloaked in a legitimacy which was ever theirs to claim al-Saud royals have sat atop Islam’s holiest of cities: Mecca and Medina, the self-proclaimed Keeper of a faith their clergy has tirelessly worked to redact and pervert, so…

Demonstration in London for Yemen on the Day of Ashura

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SHAFAQNA - In comments to Shafaqna, Kim Sharif a prominent rights activist for Yemen confirmed that a special demonstration will be held on the Day of Ashura before the Saudi Embassy in London (UK) to denounce the many grave war crimes and crimes…

UK MPs urge Saudi to stop Daesh funding by royal families

SHAFAQNA - A British parliamentary committee says Saudi Arabia and other Arab states must prevent their rich ruling families from funding the Daesh terrorist group. In a report on the state of Daesh finances, lawmakers from the Foreign Affairs…

Riyadh denies body of Sheikh al-Nimr to family - Exclusive

SHAFAQNA - In an exclusive interview with Shafaqna this January, Mohammad al-Nimr, son to late Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent cleric and rights defender from Qatif (eastern province of Saudi Arabia) revealed that his family was denied right…