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Palestinians to UAE, Saudi, Bahrain: We are not hungry

Truth NGO – Palestinians have launched a campaign with the hashtag “We are not hungry” on the social media, calling for the boycott of Iftar or the fast-breaking meals offered by the UAE at al-Aqsa mosque in protest at the policies of some Persian Gulf Arab states. The United Arab Emirates offers Iftar meals to the worshipers at al-Aqsa mosque …

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CIA chief: Saudi, Israel may set up ‘joint military headquarters’

Saudi, Israel may set up 'joint military headquarters'

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says Saudi Arabia is working directly with Israel on confronting “challenges” in the Middle East, suggesting that the two sides could go as far as setting up “a joint military headquarters.” Speaking at the Reagan National Defense Forum in California, Pompeo cited Daesh, Iran and “failed states” as posing a challenge to both Saudi Arabia and …

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Trump attack on Iran with Israeli and Saudis words

Trump attack on Iran with Israeli and Saudis words

Israeli and Saudi Arabian authorities have welcomed the recent decision by US President Donald Trump not to certify Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), with the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany. On Friday evening, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Trump’s “courageous decision” on Iran, describing it as an opportunity …

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Genocide in Yemen and the silence of the countries that claim human rights

Genocide in Yemen and the silence of the countries that claim human rights

Saudi Arabian fighter jets have pounded a neighborhood in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a, massacring 14 people, including women and children. The Friday bombing hit residential buildings in the Faj Attan neighborhood of Sana’a, Yemen’s al-Masirah television network reported. It said the fatalities include two women and six children, adding that the strike targeted two residences. The network had earlier …

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Slaughtering human rights in the altar of the British justice

Slaughtering human rights in the altar of the British justice

High court rules that there is no crime of aggression in English law under which former PM could be charged Tony Blair should not face prosecution for his role in the 2003 Iraq war, the high court has ruled. The lord chief justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, and another senior judge, Mr Justice Ouseley, said on Monday that there was …

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UK approved £283m of arms sales to Saudis after airstrike on Yemen funeral

UK approved £283m of arms sales to Saudis after airstrike on Yemen funeral

Campaigners say Britain should have halted weapons exports after attack that caused international outrage The British government approved £283m of arms sales to Saudi Arabia in the six months after a Saudi airstrike on a funeral that killed scores of people and was criticised by the UN, figures reveal. The airstrike, on 8 October 2016, hit a funeral hall in …

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9/11 survivors call on May to release Saudi financing extremism report

9/11 survivors call on May to release Saudi financing extremism report

.Survivors of the September 11 attacks have called on British Prime Minister Theresa May to allow the release of a government report highlighting the Saudi role in funding extremism. The plea was made on Tuesday in a letter signed by 15 survivors, who demanded that May seize the chance to publish the report commissioned by her predecessor, David Cameron. “The …

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Key senator says Congress to stop arms sales to Gulf until Qatar crisis is solved

Key senator says Congress to stop arms sales to Gulf until Qatar crisis is solved

.Senate foreign relations committee chairman says Gulf nations have chosen to ‘devolve into conflict’ and says dispute undermines US efforts in Middle East The Republican chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee has said the US Congress will hold up approval of arms sales to the Gulf as a result of the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar. Senator Bob Corker said …

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Saudis losing cards in the Middle East

Saudis losing cards in the Middle East

On June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. and Bahrain severed diplomatic ties with and cut transport links to Qatar, accusing it of advocating terrorism, a charge the Qataris refutes. On June 12, Yousef Al Otaiba, the Emirate’s ambassador to the U.S., wrote in the Wall Street Journal that Qatar shouldn’t be permitted to own landmarks and do businesses internationally as …

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Saudi security services linked to Tehran terror attacks: Iranian official

Saudi security services linked to Tehran terror attacks: Iranian official

.A senior Iranian official says the recent deadly terror attacks in Tehran were carried out by the request of Saudi Arabia’s security services. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, a special adviser on international affairs to the Iranian parliament speaker, made the remarks during a meeting with Vietnam’s ambassador to Iran on Wednesday. “The existing documents are proof of the US and Saudi Arabia’s …

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