Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Al-Jazeera: the Qatar broadcaster at centre of diplomatic crisis

24 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Graham Ruddick, The Guardian
Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based broadcaster that has found itself at the centre of the Gulf diplomatic crisis, was launched in 1996, and has since grown to become the most-watched TV channel in the Arab world.

It claims to broadcast to more than 310m households in more than 100 countries. The company employs more than 3,000 people and has a London studio in the Shard.
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Saudi security foils terror plot targeting Mecca Grand Mosque and pilgrims

24 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by The Guardian
Saudi Arabian security forces have foiled a terror plot targeting the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, exchanging gunfire with one of the suspects who blew himself up inside a home on Friday, the interior ministry said.

The ministry described the plot as part of “self-serving schemes managed from abroad”.
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Can economic growth lead Ethiopia out of illegal migration fever?

12 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Xinhua, Daily Times
ADDIS ABABA: In the latest struggle with its illegal migration problem, Ethiopia is urging undocumented nationals residing in Saudi Arabia to take advantage of the three-month amnesty, which came into force on March 29.

While an estimated 400,000 Ethiopians are presently undocumented by the Middle Eastern country, only close to 50,000 of them have shown interest to return to their home country so far, according to the figure from the Ethiopian Government Communication Affairs Office. Amid a spate of incidents on illegal migration, including the recent arrest of 40 Ethiopians in Kenya’s Nairobi for being in the country illegally, the Ethiopian government has been advised to push further in the fight against migration.
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Data show Ethiopia as one of the five top national deteriorations in global & regional peace terms

1 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Global Peace Index 2017

Change in score 2014/15: +0.193

Change in rank 2014/15: 16
A welcome development is the fact that this year’s biggest fallers deteriorated to a lesser extent than the worst performers in the last edition of the GPI; indeed this year’s top faller, Ethiopia, had a score change less than half of that of last year’s top faller, Yemen. The five worst-performing countries are all in the sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa regions.

Ethiopia’s score has suffered as a result of violent protests that led to a state of emergency giving the government significant powers to crack down on dissidents.
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ሆ! ሆ! ሆ! በኢትዮጵያና በሳዑዲ አረቢያ መካከል የሠራተኛ ስምሪት ስምምነት ተፈረመ! ፈቃድ የሌላቸው አብዛኞ ዜጎች መመለስ እንደማይሹ ይሰማል!

26 May

የአዘጋጁ ቅሬታ

    የሕወሃት ባለሥልጣኖች ስለሳኡዲ-ኢትዮጵያ አዲስ ስምምነት ይህንን ሰሞን ሲደሰኩሩ ይሰማል። ይኽውም አፍንጫቸውን ተይዘው (እነርሱ እንደሚሉት ደግሞ ለዜጎቻችን ተቆርቁረው) በሳውዲ ነባርና ግትር አቋም ላይ ተስማምተው ጀብዱና የዜጎችን መብት የሚያሰክር ሙያ እንደሠሩ ነው የሚናገሩት በተለይ የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስትር ዶክተሩን ላዳመጠ!

    ‘በፈጣን የዕድገት ጎዳና’ ላይ የምትገኘው ሕወሃቶች የሚመዘብሯት ኢትዮጵያ ግን፣ ሕወሃት — ትራምፕ ሳውዲዎቹን ሲያቅፍ በማየታቸው — እምቢ ሲሉ የኖሩትን አንፈርምም ያሉትን ስምምነት ተፈራረምን ብለው ሲደሰኩሩ መስማቱ ያማል። ወደ መቶ ሺ የሚጠጉትንና ገና ሃገር ለቀው የሚሰደዱትን ወጣቶቻችን ጭምር ለሳኡዲዎቹ ግርድና ስምምነት አሳልፈው ሠጥተዋል ማለት ነው!
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Egypt’s High Administrative Court rejects govt appeal on Red Sea island deal, confirms Egyptian sovereignty – Justice is done!

16 Jan

Editor’s Note:

    The Egyptian public is within its right to be singing today the national anthem to express its joy and agreement with the court’s verdict of dismissing the government’s appeal to transfer the sovereignty of two Egyptian islands, Tiran and Sanafir – in the Gulf of Aqaba – to Saudi Arabia.
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The Poisoned Chalice? Ethiopian Dam Between Egypt & Saudi Arabia

28 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Abdulrahman Al-Rashed, Asharq Al-Awsat
The image of the Saudi minister Ahmed Al-Khatib visiting the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam appears to have been an excuse for a media exchange that turned the relationship between Riyadh and Cairo from an intimate one to one where bad language is used.
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Saudi & Sudanese oil ministers to discuss Atlantis II project

1 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Saudi Arabia Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi, is expected to pay a short visit to Khartoum on Wednesday, to discuss joint collaboration on minerals.
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