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Trump Regime Weighs Helping Create Saudi Nuclear Program

Washington (GPA) – A wave of US firms have begun lobbying to start talks on assisting Riyadh in the creation of a Saudi nuclear program. Ahead of a highly anticipated trip to Riyadh by US Energy Secretary Rick Perry, potential Saudi nuclear partners are lobbying the Trump regime to kickstart a civilian nuclear program in the Gulf kingdom. The […]

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Gulf Crisis Creates Opportunity for Asian Nations

Doha (AMN) – The rift between the Gulf countries and Qatar has created a space for Asian countries to step in to engage with the small peninsular state. There’s a silver lining for Asian countries in the six-month-old crisis in the Gulf that pits a UAE-Saudi-led alliance against Qatar. That is as long as Saudi […]

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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. This humanitarian disaster is completely intentional. It is part of the US and Saudi strategy to beat Yemen into submission by any means […]

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First Food Ship in Three Weeks Arrives in Yemen

Sana’a (AMN) – The first humanitarian aid ship in three weeks has arrived in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni port city of Hudaydah at the Red Sea coast on Sunday. The vessel was the first one to be able to dock since a total blockade of the country was implemented by the Saudi-led military coalition three weeks ago. “The ship […]

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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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A Third Saudi Failure in Foreign Policy?

London (AHT) – Since 81year old Salman bin Abdelaziz was crowned king of Saudi Arabia in early 2015 and appointed his 32-year-old son, Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), as Minister of Defense and later on crown prince, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has undertaken three attempts aimed at reducing Iran’s expansion in the Middle East. Soon after becoming […]

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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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