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Ignoring Washington’s Role in Yemen Carnage, 60 Minutes Paints US as Savior

New York (FAIR) – In one of the most glaring, power-serving omissions in some time, CBS News’ 60 Minutes (11/19/17) took a deep dive into the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and did not once mention the direct role the United States played in creating, perpetuating and prolonging a crisis that’s left over 10,000 civilians dead, 2 million displaced, and an estimated 1 million with cholera. […]

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Saudi Foreign Policy Fails Again: Hariri Returns to Lebanon, “Suspends” Resignation

Beirut (GPA) – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has “suspended” his resignation, marking yet another failure of Saudi foreign policy. Upon his return to Lebanon yesterday, former ex-Prime Minister Saad Hariri met with President Michel Aoun to discuss his current status. Following the meeting, in which, Hariri says Aoun asked him to “put [his resignation] on hold ahead of […]

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Saudi Corruption Detainees Reportedly Offered ‘Freedom for Assets’

Riyadh (GPA) – The government of Saudi Arabia seems to be offering a chance for royal family members arrested during the recent “anti-corruption sweep” to buy their way out of the Riyadh Ritz in a ‘freedom for assets’ swap. Reports have begun to emerge that the Saudi government has begun to approach some of the royal family members […]

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Yemenis Sit Between the Hammer and Anvil of US-backed Saudi Siege and Airstrikes

Sana’a (GPA) – Yemeni forces launched a long-range ballistic missile at the King Khalid Airport in early November in retaliation for the Saudi-led war against Yemen. Days later, Saudi Arabia tightened their already-existing blockade. This impacts Yemeni life in a number of ways and puts millions of Yemenis on the brink of death. Nearly 1,000 days […]

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Saudi Arabia: Hezbollah to Disarm as Hariri Talks of Return to Lebanon

Beirut (MEE) – Adel al-Jubeir condemned Hezbollah as a ‘first class terrorist organization’ destabilizing Lebanese politics. Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has called for Lebanon’s Hezbollah to be disarmed and denied that the country’s prime minister was being held against his will in the kingdom. Saad Hariri, who announced his shock resignation from Saudi Arabia on 4 November, is […]

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Israel and Saudi Co-Sponsor Anti-Assad UN Resolution

New York (MEMO) – Israel, for the first time, has co-sponsored a resolution with Saudi Arabia at the UN. The draft resolution at the Human Rights Council, which was also supported by the US, France, and Germany was submitted against the Assad government, elicited condemnation from the Syrian representative. The Saudis gave their backing for the resolution condemning […]

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Lebanese President: Saudis “Detaining” Hariri is “Act of Aggression”

Beirut (GPA) – The Lebanese government is officially accusing the Saudis of illegally detaining Saad Hariri. Over the last several weeks, many questions have arisen concerning the current status of former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. The mystery surrounding Hariri all started about two weeks ago when the PM took a surprise trip to Riyadh. […]

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America’s ‘Allies’ Are Setting Up Another Trap for US in the Middle East

Washington (SCF) – Whatever their plans, the stakeholders in the Middle East must remember that clever plans to remake the Middle East have hitherto been remarkable for their inability to anticipate countermoves by opposing forces. Tension is increasing all across the Middle East and the United States is again falling into a trap set up by its so-called […]