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Arab journalist based in the Middle East. Said al-Arabi is a pseudonym.

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Fear of MbS' online enforcer lingers after his sacking

23 October, 2018

Comment: Saud al-Qahtani, Saudi Arabia's Steve Bannon, was the crown prince's right-hand-man - but his disappearance from the royal court has done little to allay dissidents' fears, writes Said al-Arabi.

After Khashoggi's murder, damage limitation for Mohammed bin Salman

18 October, 2018

An insider reveals the machinations at the Saudi Royal court to find a solution to the mess MbS created.

Why MbS might have wanted Khashoggi dead

16 October, 2018

An insider reveals the full story of how and why the decision to capture Jamal Khashoggi alive or dead was most likely taken by Mohammed bin Salman.

Saudi newspaper famous for government propaganda decries 'BBC unprofessionalism'

17 September, 2018

Okaz has been pushing 'fake news' at least since the start of the Qatar crisis, and has now turned on BBC Arabic.

UAE and Egypt condemn NKorea, buy its weapons anyway

05 September, 2017

The UAE and Egypt have both condemned North Korea for a recent nuclear test that has escalated tensions in East Asia, but both nations are among Pyongyang's leading Arab partners.

No amount of Dubai gadgetry can 'coolwash' police-state Emirates

28 August, 2017

Blog: No amount of hype about Dubai's cool gadgetry can hide the rotten police state in the Emirates.

Royal advisor suggests protests legitimate but not in Saudi

26 August, 2017

The fake news peddler has not only called for, but is attempting to create the illusion of a new uprising in Qatar

Who is Saoud al-Qahtani, Saudi Arabia's Steve Bannon?

23 August, 2017

In-depth: Accosting Saudi journalists and peddling fake news against opponents, a Saudi royal adviser close to Mohammed bin Salman appears to be reading straight from Steve Bannon's handbook.

Riyadh's street gang get their baseball bats ready

03 July, 2017

The anti-Qatar gang appears to be taking its inspiration from Hollywood's bullies.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE: Boycotting Qatar, embracing Israel

28 June, 2017

Analysis: The Saudi-led blockade of Qatar is closely linked to a bid for rapprochement with Israel, now no longer the main foe of some Gulf countries

Said al-Arabi
Said al-Arabi

Arab journalist based in the Middle East. Said al-Arabi is a pseudonym.

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