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UAE Paid $10m to Settle US Torture Case, According to Leaked Emails

Dubai (MEE) – The UAE bought the silence of an American arms dealer who was allegedly tortured by Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, during the 1980s, according to leaked emails obtained by Middle East Eye. Khaled al-Hassen, a businessman and naturalised US citizen, alleged that he was abducted, taken to a secret […]

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US Could Finalize New Military and Diplomatic Policy for Libya in Coming Weeks

ISIS IN ACTION Misratan al-Bunyan al-Marsus (BM) forces, who nominally support the Government of National Accord (GNA), announced last week that they had skirmished with three units affiliated with the Libyan National Army (LNA) in Qasr Abu Hadi, south of Sirte, while they were on an anti-ISIS reconnaissance mission in the area. There are hopes […]

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Yemeni Forces Declare Victory Against Saudis on Various Fronts [PHOTOS]

Sana’a (GPA) – Yemen’s Popular Forces are declaring victory against Saudi-backed invading forces and Saudi-led aggression on various fronts in several provinces. Despite the large amount of airstrikes on a daily basis, Yemen’s Popular Forces (which includes Ansarullah and the Republican Guard among others) have successfully carried out several offensive military operations against the Saudi-backed […]

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Arms Sales to GCC Possibly Blocked Until Saudi-Qatar Feud Solved

Washington (GPA) – In a move to put pressure on the Gulf nations to resolve their growing dispute, one senator may stand in the way of future arms sales to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Senator Bob Corker, the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says he may block future arms sales to nations […]

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Qatar Says it Will Not Negotiate Unless Neighbors Lift Blockade

Doha (MEE) – Qatar’s foreign minister says lifting sanctions is a condition for finding a diplomatic solution to Gulf crisis. Qatar will not negotiate with its neighbors to resolve the Gulf dispute unless they first lift the trade and travel boycott they imposed two weeks ago, its foreign minister said, but added Doha still believed a solution was […]

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Is Qatar a Sacrifice to Build a Sloppy Link Between Iran and ‘Terrorism’?

Tehran (GPA) – Are the western powers and the gulf monarchies looking to sacrifice Qatar to construct a fictitious connection between salafi jihadist organizations and Iran? While everyone is rightfully paying close attention to the current diplomatic fallout between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE on one side against […]