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UAE: Saudi Arabia Was Going to Launch Military Attack on Qatar

Doha (MEMO) – Saudi Arabia was preparing for a military attack on its neighbor Qatar, leaked emails dated May 2017 appear to show. The emails between UAE Ambassador in Washington, Yousef Al-Otaiba, and US diplomat Elliott Abrams in May 2017 claim that Saudi came close to “conquering” Qatar and this would “solve everyone’s problems”, according to the Emirati official. Al-Otaiba […]

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Women Driving is a Far Cry from the ‘Reform’ Saudis Need

Riyadh (GPA) – Western media is falling all over themselves to heap praise on Saudi Arabia finally planning to allow women to drive, but this was only one small problem in a country built on human rights violations. Yesterday, Saudi Arabia announced the formation of a commission to begin taking the necessary steps towards allowing women […]

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Saudi State TV Justifies Shooting Down of Qatari Airliners

Doha (MEE) – Al-Arabiya video shows missile attack on Qatar Airways jet, claiming ‘international law’ allows destruction of flights violating airspace. A Saudi state TV channel has produced a video showing the potential consequences of a Qatari passenger jet entering Riyadh’s airspace – being shot out of the sky. In a short animation published on Al-Arabiya TV a […]

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Inching Closer to Saudi Arabia, Israel Moves to Ban Al Jazeera

Tel Aviv (GPA) – In a move in line with their warming relations with Saudi Arabia, Israel has moved to close the Jerusalem Al Jazeera branch and ban the outlet’s journalists. Israel’s Communications Minister Ayoub Kara announced at a press conference on Sunday that officials would start taking steps to shut down Al Jazeera’s Jerusalem location. […]

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Salafism Vs Wahhabism: Qatar-Saudi Proxy War Rages In Syria Thanks To US Militarism

Idlib (MPN) – Salafi jihadist scholar Abdullah al-Muhaysini is one of many agents working on behalf of Qatar to combat Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabist ideology. Their battleground is Syria, where a so-called “civil war” is covering up a silent fight between competing political movements. Qatar’s main man operating in Syria is Saudi Arabian Abdullah al-Muhaysini. He […]

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Will Sudan Side With Russia And Iran if Sanctions Are Not Lifted?

Khartoum (MEMO) – The expectation that the United States will completely lift economic sanctions against Sudan is by no means certain. Just days before the 12 July deadline, Sudanese diplomats around the world are getting ready to either welcome the lifting of sanctions and see Sudan amerced into the international community; or defend a dramatic new foreign policy direction which could see a return to an anti-US stance should sanctions be re-imposed. The uncertainty over the decision is being fuelled by the unpredictable mercurial nature of US President Donald Trump’s administration which has broken the normal […]

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Russia’s Putin Stresses Need for Dialogue in Qatar-Gulf Row

Moscow (MEMO) – Russian President Vladimir Putin had telephone discussions with the leaders of Qatar and Bahrain, stressing the need for diplomacy to end the dispute between Qatar and several other Arab states, the Kremlin said on Saturday. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed ties with Qatar last month, accusing it of supporting terrorism […]