Middle East

Saudis Hire World’s Biggest PR Firm to Push ‘Muslim NATO’

Riyadh (MEE) – An international public relations firm is facing accusations of complicity in “whitewashing” alleged Saudi Arabian war crimes in Yemen after signing a deal to represent a Riyadh-dominated military alliance dubbed the “Muslim Nato”. Middle East Eye understands that Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman hired Burson-Marsteller last month to wage a […]

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US Considering Both Peace Talks For Yemen and Military Support For Saudis

Riyadh (GPA) – U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis made his first trip to Riyadh on Tuesday. A major topic was of course the conflict in Yemen and Saudi Arabia’s role. Mattis was eager to initiate the idea of UN-brokered peace talks. But looking at the situation from all angles shows that the U.S. is more fickle about the […]

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Yemen Retaliatory Raids Kill Saudi Troops, Inflict Losses on Militants

Jizan (Tasnim) – Yemeni soldiers and fighters from Popular Committees shelled military bases in the Saudi provinces of Jizan and Najran, inflicting material losses and casualties on them. On Sunday, Yemeni troops stormed the Saudi military bases of al-Sababah, Kirs, Shabakah and al-Abadaih in al-Qafle village in the kingdom’s Jizan southern province, killing and injuring […]

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The Return of the Dangerous ‘Obama Did Nothing’ Narrative on Syria

Washington D.C. (FAIR) – One of great ironies of our over-saturated media environment is that, often, the biggest falsehoods and most transparent acts of political theater enjoy the most widespread acceptance and demonstrate the most stubborn popularity. No matter how improbable, or how much obvious evidence exists to the contrary, once a media narrative becomes […]