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Syrians in Saudi choose jail over deportation, investigation finds

An investigation by Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed found many Syrians detained in Saudi Arabia are choosing to remain in jail over returning to Syria November 19, 2021 at 4:58 pm READ: Saudi, Syrian intelligence chiefs meet in Cairo Show Comments Related Source

US senators move to block $650m arms sale to Saudi Arabia

A group of US senators are opposing the Biden administration’s first major arms sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over Riyadh’s involvement in the conflict in Yemen, three senators announced on Thursday, Reuters reports. A joint resolution of disapproval to block a proposed $650 million in US arms sales to the Kingdom of Saudi […]

F1 is ‘duty bound’ to raise human rights issue in the Gulf says Lewis Hamilton

Formula 1 is “duty bound” to raise awareness of human rights in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, says British racing driver, Lewis Hamilton. The 36-year-old, who has a record seven world championships, urged other sporting figures to join him in calling for greater scrutiny of Gulf countries that have been newly awarded a race during the […]

Iran’s Influence Is Not Deteriorating In Iraq As Western Media Suggests

Following the Iraqi parliamentary elections in mid-October, Western media have rejoiced at what they frame as a clear sign of Iraq’s rejection of the Iranian allied Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU)’s. But despite their wishful thinking, an honest analysis, based on a knowledgable understanding of Iraq’s electoral system, reflects the complete opposite. The largest problem posed […]

Is Tunisia Headed Towards Aligning Itself With The Pro-Western Arab Regimes

This Sunday, just shy of 100,000 Tunisians rallied on the streets of their Capital City Tunis, calling for the return to Democracy after the nations President Kais Saied seized power and overturned Tunisia’s parliament. After promising to return to a democratic system, Saied has so far failed to do so and looks only to be […]

The Gulf Allies Of Biden Want To Turn Lebanon Into Another Yemen If They Do Not Bow

In a shock series of events, four pro-Western Persian Gulf regimes have tightened the screws on an already impoverished Lebanon, all because a single Lebanese politician dared to challenge the genocidal war in Yemen. But for Western media, this seems to be a non-Story. Why? Well, war crimes are fine if US allies commit them. […]

US Takes A U-Turn, Approves $650 Million Weapons Sales To Saudi Arabia

Above Photo: (Military and Aerospace Electronics) The sale of air-to-air missiles to Saudi Arabia will mark a U-turn in US president Joe Biden’s foreign policy declared in the first week of February. At that point, he had promised to end the US role in the war in Yemen and the sale of all offensive weapons […]

Has Saudi Arabia Decided to Put an End to the Small and Defenseless Lebanon?

Recently, Saudi Arabia and its satellites Bahrain and Kuwait have decided to expel Lebanese ambassadors amid the rising tensions between Beirut and some countries of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC). In addition, Riyadh severed economic ties with Lebanon, which looks like a deliberately malicious move aimed at pushing Lebanon into a deeper […]

115 rebels killed in Saudi-led airstrikes in central Yemen

At least 115 Houthi rebels were killed in Saudi-led airstrikes in central Yemen over the past 24 hours, the Saudi-led coalition announced on Tuesday. In a statement published by the Saudi official news agency, SPA, the coalition said it carried out 26 operations targeting vehicles and Houthi elements in the Al-Jubah and Al-Kasarah areas of […]

Lebanon says it wants dialogue with Riyadh, not demands about Hezbollah

Lebanon’s foreign minister said Saudi Arabia was dictating impossible terms by asking the government to reduce the role of Iran-backed Hezbollah, adding Beirut’s row with Riyadh could be resolved if the Kingdom agreed to a dialogue with the new Lebanese cabinet. “If they just want Hezbollah’s head on a plate, we can’t give them that,” […]

Saudi Arabia denies diplomatic crisis with Lebanon

Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, has denied that his country has a diplomatic crisis with Lebanon, saying Riyadh sees any engagement with Beirut not “productive”. “I don’t think I would call it a crisis,” the top diplomat told CNBC during an interview on Tuesday. But “we have come to the conclusion that dealing […]

Bahrain calls on its citizens to leave Lebanon

Bahrain today called on its citizens in Lebanon to leave immediately, the state news agency reported. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait have recently withdrawn their ambassadors from Beirut in protest against statements made by Minister of Information, George Kordahi, prior to his appointment to the office, in which he said Yemen’s Houthis were […]

Has the US Launched a Hunt for Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince?

The United States has now increasingly engaged in a series of fibs through media under its sway, national intelligence agencies, and numerous other avenues, with the express purpose of bringing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud into disrepute. Prince Mohammed’s alleged involvement in the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident, journalist, has […]

Being A Child In Yemen Is The Stuff Of Nightmares

Above Photo: Murad Subay (Yemen), Fuck War, 2018. In March 2015, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – along with other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – began to bomb Yemen. These countries entered a conflict that had been ongoing for at least a year as a civil war escalated between the […]

US Tries to Persaude Saudi Arabia to Normalize Relations with Israel

While it is impossible to make at least any positive dynamics on the Israeli-Palestinian track, President Joe Biden Administration has recently been actively seeking to expand the Abraham Accords to confirm its still remaining, albeit small, influence in the Middle East. To that end, Washington has been pushing hard in recent months for Saudi Arabia […]

What is behind Riyadh’s Call to Rid the Middle East of Nuclear Weapons?

In recent years, Saudi Arabia and Iran have intensified bilateral talks to resolve existing differences to stabilize the regional situation. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the two country’s foreign ministries discuss some serious issues, not least of which is the situation in Yemen, where the countries support […]

Women in the Saudi Military

The situation of women in the Arab world may seem very difficult to many people and is almost the same throughout the region. But in fact, Arab countries are distinctly different, and many of them have changed significantly in recent times, including women’s status. There are Arab countries where the situation of women was very […]

War crimes, invasion and the Human Rights Council

On Thursday 7 October, I received a call from the representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) Middle East office seeking more assistance to alleviate the sufferings of Yemeni people who are gripped by the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. After six years of an entirely man-made conflict, the UN refugee agency estimates […]

Iranian military official: Negotiation is the only way for the Saudis to end the war in Yemen

The assistant for operations affairs in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Abbas Neil Foroshan, said that the Saudis have no choice but to negotiate an end to the Yemeni war, noting that “the wisest way is to reach a peaceful agreement.” In an interview with the Iranian Tasnim Agency published on Tuesday, Foroshan said that the […]

Saudi Arabia Taking Small Steps to Improve its Relations With Its Neighbours

One of the least noted political movements of recent times has been the gradual reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Iran. They recently held their fourth meeting this year in Baghdad, to almost no mention in the western media. It is only one of several movements by Saudi Arabia to gradually moving away from the United […]

Will Iraq’s election expose US-Saudi endorsement of Sadr’s drive to impose a prime minister?

Despite US President Joe Biden’s scathing criticism of his predecessor’s policies in Iraq and Afghanistan, he has not shied away from implementing them. In Afghanistan, he stuck to Trump’s troop withdrawal agreement with the Taliban. Following the Taliban’s swift takeover of Kabul, Biden blamed Afghanistan’s corrupt government and army. In Iraq, Biden – just like […]

IPI: Justice for Khashoggi has not been achieved 3 years after his murder

The International Press Institute (IPI) said on Friday that justice has not been achieved for late Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, three years after his murder. On its website, the IPI announced that 2 October, 2021, marks three years since Khashoggi’s murder, describing it as a: “Heinous act for which justice is still denied.” It added: […]

There is a fine line between a cold war and open warfare

When Australia cancelled its French submarine deal and replaced it with a US nuclear submarine deal, Switzerland followed a similar path, deciding to buy the F-35 aircraft from America instead of France’s Dassault Rafale combat aircraft. Less than 24 hours later, Romania announced that it no longer wanted to sign a contract with France valued […]

Yemen: protests in Taiz over currency crisis

Yemenis staged a protest in the southern city of Taiz on Saturday to express their frustration after a plunge in the local currency which led to a surge in prices and shops close. The angry protesters chanted slogans calling for urgent government intervention to stop the currency’s collapse and to provide oil derivatives and basic […]

Washington’s Rift with Riyadh Grows Deeper

With Joe Biden’s arrival in the White House, several irritants have once again come to the forefront in US-Saudi Arabia relations. The Saudis are unhappy with President Biden’s intention to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in relations with Iran, as well as the US refusal to see the Houthi movement in Yemen […]

A 9/11 Excerpt From ‘The Management Of Savagery’

Day Of The Planes. In “The Management Of Savagery,” Max Blumenthal Explores The Saudi Connection To The 9/11 Attacks, The Islamophobic US Backlash, And The Neocon Push To Destabilize The Middle East. Two hours’ drive from Kandahar, in the southern Afghan desert city where the Taliban were born and where Osama bin Laden maintained his […]

Has Biden Now Lost Saudi Arabia?

The ignominious US withdrawal from Afghanistan has blown a global hole in the post-1945 American Century system of elaborate world domination, a power vacuum that likely will lead to irreversible consequences. The immediate case in point is whether Biden’s Washington strategists—as he clearly makes no policy—have already managed to lose the support of its largest […]

What Made Riyadh to Step Up its Military Cooperation with Moscow?

In 2020, Saudi Arabia ranked sixth worldwide in military spending, totaling $57.5 billion spent. Presently, the largest suppliers of weapons to the kingdom are NATO member states, and above all the United States. The US Congress has repeatedly called for an end to arms sales to Riyadh in the face of the ongoing war in Yemen, […]

Saudis And US Double Cost Of Yemen’s Staple Goods

Above Photo: State Department spokesman Ned Price takes a question from a reporter for U.S. special envoy for Yemen Timothy Lenderking, appearing via teleconference during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Feb. 16, 2021. Andrew Harnik / AP. Thousands Of Yemenis Held Rallies In Cities Across The Country Demanding Hunger Not Be […]

Manipulating Dollar-Riyal Exchange Rate, Saudis and US Double Cost of Yemen’s Staple Goods

August 13th, 2021 By Ahmed Abdulkareem Source Thousands of Yemenis held rallies in cities across the country demanding hunger not be used as a weapon by Saudi Arabia and the United States in order to bring locals to their knees. ADEN, YEMEN — “The prices are skyrocketing. We can’t feed our children. They are starving,” Saher […]

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