ISIS threatens Saudi Arabia over Islamic coalition

THE LEVANT NEWS — ISIS threatened to attack Saudi Arabia for “colluding with crusaders” after the oil-rich kingdom said it had established a 34-state Islamic military coalition to target the militants. In a weekly publication documenting its military activities, the extremist group described as “morons and fools” the 34 members of the coalition which Saudi …

Saudi deputy crown prince calls for presidential solution

The Daily Star – After meeting Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea in Riyadh Monday, a high-ranking Saudi official called for the swift election of a new president in Lebanon, according to a statement issued by Geagea’s office. Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdul-Aziz also pledged continued support to strengthen Lebanon’s stability and sovereignty. Geagea …

Our Friends in Riyadh

By Toby C.Jones  for www.jacobinmag.com –   Last Wednesday, a criminal court in Saudi Arabiasentenced Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, one of the kingdom’s most visible political dissidents, to death. Saudi authorities have justified the verdict in terms of national security. Convicted on vague charges of sedition, Al-Nimr was tried in a court established to judge …