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Re-shaping the Middle East? Israel-backed UAE-Saudi Alliance

Despite the high-profile participation, the fact that the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain sent low-ranking representatives to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit held in Istanbul on 13 December, 2017, upon the call of President Erdogan, caused heated discussions in Turkey and the region.

Gulf States silence media on Jerusalem

hile the Muslim world is simmering with the recent announcement of President Trump concerning Jerusalem being the capital of Israel, Arab Gulf states have reportedly been directing their citizens not to participate in any activities with regard to Jerusalem.

What’s happening in Saudi Arabia?

How should the developments in Saudi Arabia be read? Right after the formation of the “anti-corruption commission” on November 4 under the leadership of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Selman, there were shocking news about numerous arrests occurring in Saudi Arabia.