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Saudi Prince Miteb and Brother Released After Three Weeks in Detention

Riyadh (MEE) – Son of late King Abdullah, once considered a future crown prince, is one of highest profile royals targeted by Mohammed bin Salman’s purge. Two senior Saudi princes have been released after more than three weeks in detention as part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s elite purge, according to sources. Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, […]

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Report: Hariri’s Financial Empire is Collapsing

Beirut (MEMO) – The construction empire of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is crumbling according to a report in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). Hariri’s political career and his business empire have been built on decades of support from the Saudi royal family. Both are now said to be collapsing. Saudi Oger Ltd, the company owned by the Hariri family, […]

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If Cholera Wasn’t Enough, Yemenis Now Face Diphtheria Outbreak from Saudi Siege

Sana’a (GPA) – The increased Saudi blockade of Yemen has put millions of people throughout at least five major cities in dire straits without access to clean water, food, and medical supplies. Riyadh launched their initial blockade of Yemen shortly after resistance forces took control of the capital city in 2014. This blockade restricted imports […]

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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 […]