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The Real Reason the Knives are Out for MBS

    The Real Reason the Knives are Out for MBS

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — Amid a chorus of condemnation directed against his leadership following the slaying of controversial journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – popularly known by the moniker MBS – condemned Khashoggi’s murder in no uncertain terms on Wednesday, calling the deed a “heinous crime that cannot be justified” and…

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Saudi Inc. The Arabian Kingdom’s Pursuit of Power and Profit

    Saudi Inc. The Arabian Kingdom’s Pursuit of Power and Profit

Ellen R. Wald’s timely, well-written history of the Saudi national oil company, Saudi Inc. The Arabian Kingdom’s Pursuit of Power and Profit (Pegasus Books, 2018), is as much the story of the Saudi oil industry as it is of the ruling Al Saud family’s reliance on black gold to ensure the survival of its regime. In painting…

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Breaking: Yemen Hits Saudi Oil Refinery in Riyadh with New Kind of Drone Attack

    Breaking: Yemen Hits Saudi Oil Refinery in Riyadh with New Kind of Drone Attack

SANA’A, YEMEN — A source inside of Yemen’s Air Force told MintPress that an unmanned long-range drone, dubbed the Samad 2, targeted an Aramco oil refinery in Saudi Arabia’s capital city of Riyadh, located over 1000 km (621 miles) away from Yemen’s capital, Sana’a. The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told MintPress that the…

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