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The Coming Fracture of Saudi Arabia

The Coming Fracture of Saudi Arabia

The Bible’s book of Galatians, VI teaches, «as you sow, so shall you reap». And for Saudi Arabia, which has overtly and covertly supported rebellions in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Ethiopia, Philippines, and Lebanon that have led to civil wars and inter-religious strife, the day of reckoning may soon be at hand. The present Saudi king, Salman bin Abdul Aziz, …

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European Parliament Opposes Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia

European Parliament Opposes Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia

The European Parliament adopted today in Strasbourg a report on the implementation of the EU Common Position on Arms Export adopted in 2008. The motion, drafted by Bodil Valero, a Swedish member of the Green block, scrutinizes the level of compliance by EU member states with their own binding commitments governing the exports of military equipment and technology. The Common …

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Saudi airstrikes on Yemen amount to war crimes: HRW

Saudi airstrikes on Yemen amount to war crimes

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has denounced the air raids conducted by Saudi Arabia and its allies in Yemen as “war crimes,” calling on the United Nations to launch an investigation into the fatal strikes. The rights organization cited on Tuesday five “apparently unlawful” Saudi aerial assaults in Yemen between June 9 and August 4, which killed 39 civilians, among them …

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Facts about the Sever Humanitarian Situation in Yemen

Facts about the Sever Humanitarian Situation in Yemen

Introduction The geographical and demographical texture of Yemen has developed enormous potential for the country to experience various internal and regional crises in its modern history. These include the 1994 wars between the then North and South Yemen, and the military aggression of Gamal Abdol Nasser who sent 60,000 troops to crackdown the Shia of the country in 1962. Since …

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UK has sold £3.6 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia since conflict with Yemen began, report finds as DSEI begins

UK has sold £3.6 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia since conflict with Yemen began, report finds as DSEI begins

Government accused of hypocrisy and ‘rolling out the red carpet’ to repressive governments as Excel centre prepares to host huge arms fair As the world’s largest arms fair prepares to open its doors in London, campaign groups are highlighting that the UK has sold £3.6 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia since the devastating conflict in Yemen began. According …

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Riyadh may have sponsored 9/11 ‘dry run’: New lawsuit data

Riyadh may have sponsored 911

New evidence in a lawsuit, which holds Saudi Arabia responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks, shows that the kingdom may have funded a “dry run” prior to the incident. The lawsuit alleges that the Saudi embassy in Washington paid for two Saudi nationals, living undercover in the US as students, to fly from the city of Phoenix to Washington …

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Saudi Arabia seeks to end U.S. lawsuits over Sept. 11 attacks

Saudi Arabia seeks to end U.S. lawsuits over Sept. 11 attacks

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday(1 august) asked a U.S. judge to dismiss 25 lawsuits claiming that it helped plan the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and should pay damages to victims. In a filing in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Saudi Arabia said the plaintiffs cannot show that the kingdom or any affiliated charities were behind the attacks. It also said it …

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Saudi, allies hiding role in illegal Yemen strikes

Saudi, allies hiding role in illegal Yemen strikes

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has lashed out at the Saudi-led coalition for its refusal to provide information on its role in the massive unlawful airstrikes against Yemen in an attempt to avoid international legal liability. According to a Friday report by HRW, the current and former members of the coalition have refused to reply to the rights group’s correspondence in …

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How a case against Israel officials helped Saudi Arabia

How a case against Israel officials helped Saudi Arabia

‘False alarm’ war crime case was used by lobbyists to try and influence US politicians into revoking law Riyadh opposed. A US lawyer with ties to Saudi Arabia filed a “false alarm” lawsuit against senior Israeli and Trump administration officials, which helped the country’s lobbying efforts against legislation that allows US citizens to sue Riyadh over the September 11 attacks. …

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