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Trump on Warren’s nomination: The daughter of the “Red Indians” joins the presidential race

As usual, the American President Donald Trump didn’t let Sunday to go without commenting on Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren’s presidential nomination for 2020. On Saturday, from Massachusetts, Warren announced formally her intentions to nominate for the next presidential elections in the United States. Trump wrote on Twitter: “Today Elizabeth Warren,…

MOHAMED IQBAL LATONA

MOHAMED IQBAL LATONA is the first ambassador of the Republic of Mauritius to Saudi Arabia. Alexander Woodman sat down with Ambassador Latona to discuss the development of bilateral relations between the two countries. Until a year ago Mauritius did not have an embassy in Saudi Arabia. As your country’s first…

“THERE IS NOTHING TO MEDIATE”

A diplomatic row between Saudi Arabia and Canada was ignited last month by a tweet from Canada’s foreign ministry. Posted on August 3, the tweet said: “Canada is gravely concerned about additional arrests of civil society and women’s rights activists in #SaudiArabia, including Samar Badawi. We urge the Saudi authorities…

SAUDIS CELEBRATE

Saudi Arabia’s National Day is celebrated each year on 23 September to commemorate the official establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by King Abdulaziz in 1932. Abdulaziz ibn Abdulrahman ibn Faisal ibn Turki ibn Abdullah ibn Muhammad Al Saud (1875- 1953), often simply referred to as Ibn Saud, was…

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM INDEX

In April 2018, ahead of World Press Freedom Day on May 3,Reporters Without Borders (RWB) released its 2018 World Press Freedom Index. This year’s survey reflects what RWB believes to be a growing animosity towards the media being fuelled in part by political leaders. The 2018 World Press Freedom Index measures…

ISRAEL’S NEW “NATION STATE” LAW

ISRAEL’S NEW “NATION STATE” LAW

On July 19, 2018, Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, passed a controversial new law called “The Basic Law: Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish People”.Among its eleven provisions,it describes Israel as “the national home of the Jewish people”and says the right to exercise national self-determination there is “unique to…

SAUDI ARABIA’S COLD WAR WITH IRAN

In a wide-ranging conversation last April with Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor in chief of “The Atlantic” magazine, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman spoke about some of the challenges facing the kingdom. Much of the conversation was about the “cold war” with Iran. Goldberg began by asking the crown prince about…