Tag Archives: John Esposito

Connections of a Saudi Prince

The Saudis are in the midst of political turmoil. An anti-corruption purge took place this past weekend, resulting in many arrests: [emphasis added to quotes]

Saudi Arabia‘s newly formed anti-corruption committee has arrested at least 17 princes and top officials, according to a list obtained by CNN and cited by a senior royal court official.

The list includes Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the billionaire businessman who owns 95% of Kingdom Holding, which holds stakes in global companies such as Citigroup, Twitter, Apple and News Corp.

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The Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama Administration (Open Thread)

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After the Arab Spring, now comes the Arab Summer, which pushes the reset button on hope and change for the people of Egypt, who saw their revolution usurped by Islamists: [emphasis added to quotes]

Secular and liberal factions trying to install one of their own as Egypt’s new prime minister collided into strong resistance Sunday from the sole Islamist faction that backed the military’s ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, reflecting the difficulties in building a broad coalition behind a new leadership.  Continue reading