Tag : Saudi Arabia

Have We Sold Our Soul To The House of Saud?

2 months ago / 0 comments

The United Nations has announced that peace talks have been arranged to take place between the opposing Houthi and Saudi-backed Yemeni government in an effort to end the civil war that has continued since 2014. However, we have to acknowledge there is no denying the involvement Western countries have had … Read More

“It Doesn’t Matter”: WWE and Saudi Arabia

3 months ago / 0 comments

I have been a life-long fan of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). And yes, I am acutely aware of the ridiculous nature of this simulated sport. Professional wrestling is predicated upon the idea that you suspend your disbelief: you know what you are seeing is predetermined. Yet, you pretend that it … Read More

Saudi Arabia’s Aramco Looks to Slide Into New Territories

1 year ago / 0 comments

“It will be the biggest IPO on earth” Saudi Armco, the national oil company of Saudi Arabia, was planning to pull off the world’s largest ever initial public offering, however they are now reportedly reconsidering in favour of a private sale. In a bid to start diversifying the country’s economy … Read More

The question David Cameron can afford to ignore: Should Britain end its ‘special relationship’ with Saudi Arabia?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Yes: Saudi Arabia is a country that is known for, amongst many other sins, dreadful liberties and poor freedom of the press. This distaste for democracy that is adopted by Saudi Arabia leads me to question – why do we have ties with them in the first place? But it’s … Read More

12 Days of Christmas Cheer

3 years ago / 0 comments

Short days and long nights and an incessant battle against wind and rain. In addition to our own personal ‘winter slump’, terrible and pessimistic news has been reverberating around the world in the last few weeks. The Gryphon pays attention to some alternative news, with twelve stories illustrating that good … Read More

Film | Wadjda – A Remarkable Debut Feature

5 years ago / 0 comments

Wadjda is remarkable. It’s not only the first feature-length film to be made entirely in Saudi Arabia, where public cinemas are currently illegal; it’s also the first from a female director (Haifaa Al-Mansour). [responsive_vid] Wadjda (Waad Mohammed) is 10 years old and lives with her mother (Reem Abdullah) in Riyadh. … Read More