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Saudi Whirlwind: Another Dead Prince, Threatening Iran, More Warrants

Riyadh (GPA) – Saudi Arabia has been in chaos all weekend seeing purges of top officials, a Yemeni strike on the Riyadh airport and a helicopter crash killing several members of the royal family…but it doesn’t stop there. Saudis Call Yemeni Missile “Act of War” by Iran On Saturday Yemeni resistance forces fired a missile […]

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Saudi Stocks Fall as Riyadh Ramps Up Corruption Probe Against Princes

Riyadh (MEE) – Saudi Arabia’s stock market fell on Sunday after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman moved to consolidate his power and crack down on corruption with a cabinet reshuffle and a string of arrests of prominent figures. The Saudi equities index.TASI was down 1.0 percent after 25 minutes of trade as declining stocks overwhelmed advancers by […]

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Saudi Purges Aren’t About Corruption, They’re About Economic Compliance

Riyadh (GPA) – A Yemeni missile was the least of many Saudi princes’ and billionaires’ worries last night when they found themselves detained in Riyadh’s lavish Ritz Carlton. In what Saudi officials call an “anti-corruption sweep,” authorities arrested nearly one dozen members of the royal family, business tycoons, and possibly approximately 38 more. Many of […]

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How the Hariri Resignation Fits the Saudi and Israeli Agenda

Beirut (GPA) – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation over the weekend was announced from Saudi Arabia. Following a meeting with Saudi officials this weekend, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri tendered his resignation citing concerns for his life. According to Hariri, he was afraid to remain in Lebanon any longer, saying he was afraid he would end up […]

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Saudis Did NOT Intercept Yemeni Missile

Riyadh (GPA) – In retaliation for the ongoing airstrike campaign, aggression, and siege, Yemen’s resistance struck the King Khalid International Airport with a homemade, long-range ballistic missile. Just over the past week, Yemen has endured hundreds of airstrikes as well as two particularly devastating attacks which took the lives of nearly 70 civilians. Since Saudi Arabia […]

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Saudis Continue War Crimes in Yemen Attacking Homes Killing Women, Children

Sana’a (GPA) – Saudi airstrikes and war crimes in Yemen have not slowed down all week. Just two days ago, attacks on a market in Saada resulted in nearly 60 killed and wounded. Today, raids targeted homes in the same province killing 7, mostly women and children. Airstrikes from the Saudi coalition injured another 10 children […]

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Iraq-Syria Border Fully Liberated by Iraqi Army

Baghdad (GPA) – Iraqi forces have liberated the city of al-Qaim, the last border crossing with Syria controlled by Daesh. Iraqi forces retook Al-Qaim, the last urban stronghold of Daesh, earlier today. The city was also the last Daesh stronghold in Iraq as a whole, meaning this liberation has officially crushed Daesh in the country. […]

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Israel Considering Syria Operation in Golan Heights

Tel Aviv (MEE) – The Israeli military said on Friday it was ready to protect the Druze village of Hader on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights after a car bomb killed nine people in a Druze town. The statement was an unusually explicit Israeli pledge to intervene in the war in Syria, where […]

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Financing Terrorism: US Must Look at Relationship with Saudi Arabia

Riyadh (AHT) – There appears to be no more quixotic endeavor these days than the pursuit of a lasting peace in the Middle East. A likely reason is that peace is not profitable to the forces now hard at work in the region. Enter Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, under whose stewardship ExxonMobil operated with […]

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Walls and Militarized Police: How Israel Is Exporting Its Occupation to US

Washington D.C. (TLS) – U.S. Senate Bill S.720 is set to punish any individual or company that boycotts Israel for its violation of Palestinian human rights. Israeli footprints are becoming more apparent in the U.S. security apparatus. Such a fact does not bode well for ordinary people from the United States. U.S. Senate Bill S.720 should […]

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