Saudi King Salman Looking to Remove Son Mohammad as Crown Prince: Report
Sep11

Saudi King Salman Looking to Remove Son Mohammad as Crown Prince: Report

The Saudi crown prince, for his involvement in controversial projects and issues, invited national and international criticism including, it seems, the loss of confidence of his father, the King.  Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman’s position as a crown prince is facing precariousness as his father King Salman is looking to replace him, according to a report by Spanish newspaper Publico. The conflict between the king and his son...

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A Saudi Prince’s Quest to Remake the Middle East
Apr04

A Saudi Prince’s Quest to Remake the Middle East

few days after Donald Trump was inaugurated, Jared Kushner sat down to decide how to reshape the Middle East. During the campaign, Trump had promised a sweeping transformation of the region. Steve Bannon, Trump’s senior aide and ideologist at the time, told me recently, “Our plan was to annihilate the physical caliphate of isis in Iraq and Syria—not attrition, annihilation—and to roll back the Persians. And force the Gulf states to...

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Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova celebrates her 30th birthday
Jan05

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova celebrates her 30th birthday

Maria Sharapova is Russia’s most decorated tennis player having won a total of five Grand Slam tournaments, namely the Australian Open in 2008, the French Open in 2012 and 2014, Wimbledon in 2004 and the US Open in 2006. She is also a silver medal winner of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and the 2008 Federations Cup champion. In 2012, Maria Sharapova founded Sugarpova – her own candy brand. Last March, Sharapova announced that her...

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The World Bank: The Visible Impacts of the Syrian War May Only be the Tip of the Iceberg
Jul12

The World Bank: The Visible Impacts of the Syrian War May Only be the Tip of the Iceberg

A new World Bank report estimates that as of early 2017, the conflict in Syria has damaged or destroyed about a third of the housing stock and about half of medical and education facilities, and led to significant economic losses. A key finding of the report is that the breakdown of the systems that organize both the economy and society, along with the trust that binds people together, has had a greater economic impact than the...

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Ukranian politician Igor Berkut: the country is now run by billionaires and millionaires
Jul05
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