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Said al-Arabi


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

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.

23 October, 2018

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

19 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.

17 October, 2018

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

17 September, 2018

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.

05 September, 2017

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

27 August, 2017

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

26 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.

23 August, 2017

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

03 July, 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

28 June, 2017