FIDE was able to secure the participation in the tournament of chess players from two countries which are, for all intents and purposes, at war with Saudi Arabia – Qatar and Iran.
FIDE stands to gain 20% of the total prizes, which may explain why they intend to allow the Saudis to discriminate freely against anyone they care to, as long as the checks are in the mail.
Abbas is in a fury due to the failure of the UN Security Council to pass a resolution forcing the US to rescind its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
“We as Arabs have to recognize that Jerusalem is a Jewish religious symbol as sacred to Jews as Mecca and Medina is sacred to Muslims.”
The death is expected to have a major impact on the Iranian-Saudi proxy war taking place in Yemen, the poorest nation in the Arab world.
Both Macron and el-Sissi have been engaged in efforts to put the resigned PM back in power in Lebanon.
"I will participate in the celebrations for our independence and it is there that I will make known my position..."
France wants to keep Israel up-to-speed with developments in Lebanon.
Unless something dramatic happens, King Salman will announce Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the new king.
"In this matter [of Iran] there is complete agreement between us and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."
Saudi Ambassador to the UN Abdallah al-Mouallimi condemned “the grave deterioration in the state of human rights in Syria."
Even Hezbollah has called on Hariri to return; his flight from the country threw Lebanon into a political crisis that has paralyzed the government.
The mufti said fighting against Israel was inappropriate and that Hamas was a "terror organization."
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"We cannot continue in Lebanon in a situation where Iran interferes in all Arab countries, and there's a political faction that interferes along with it."
Hezbollah lawmakers called on Saudi Arabia to stop interfering in Lebanese affairs.
Bloomberg estimates the amount of money confiscated over charges of corruption so far at $33 billion.
Riyadh also says Lebanon appears to be declaring war on Saudi Arabia via aggression by Iran's proxy, Hezbollah.
Saudi Arabia has promised its ally, the United States, it will fight Iran's attempts to create chaos in the region.
"The United Nations remains committed to supporting the security, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Lebanon."
Bahrain is warning its citizens to leave Lebanon "for their own safety and to avoid any dangers they might encounter.
Within hours of the dismissals, the Saudi military intercepted a ballistic missile over Riyadh.
“Iran is driven by deep hatred for the Arab nation. Unfortunately, it has found some of our sons who are putting their hands in its and trying to seize Lebanon from its Arab surroundings."
Ismail Abu Aram decided to “fulfill his duty to jihad [religious war]” and to “kill a Jew.”
"We reserve the right to respond to anyone who is working on the internationalization of the holy sites,” said Saudi Arabia.