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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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Low-Profile Killing: Unlike Khashoggi Case, New Saudi Slaughter in Yemen Evokes Little Concern

    Low-Profile Killing: Unlike Khashoggi Case, New Saudi Slaughter in Yemen Evokes Little Concern

HODEIDA, YEMEN — As international pressure mounts on Saudi Arabia over the murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi-led coalition has carried on with its brutal military campaign against Yemen’s port city of Hodeida. On Wednesday, 20 civilians, including five children, were killed when coalition aircraft targeted a group of farmers, visitors, and passers-by…

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Intelligence Operative Who Oversaw Khashoggi Killing Was the “Saudi Steve Bannon”

    Intelligence Operative Who Oversaw Khashoggi Killing Was the “Saudi Steve Bannon”

Saudi Arabia’s Future Investment Initiative kicked off on Tuesday despite reports that one of its most high-profile guests, Softbank’s Masayoshi Son, has decided not to speak at the event (though he will reportedly still attend and hold meetings on the sidelines). However, the event was overshadowed by remarks from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who…

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Civilian Death Toll Keeps Mounting as Saudi Coalition Targets Cars Travelling Yemen’s Roads

    Civilian Death Toll Keeps Mounting as Saudi Coalition Targets Cars Travelling Yemen’s Roads

YEMEN — At least seven Yemeni civilians were killed on Sunday when Saudi-led coalition aircraft targeted residential areas in Yemen’s northwestern province of Hajjah, Sada’a, and the western coastal province of Hodeida. In Hajjah, Saudi airstrikes targeted a car as it was traveling on a road in the Bani Hassan area of the Abs district…

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Saudi Royals Considering Replacement For Mohammad bin Salman

  Saudi Royals Considering Replacement For Mohammad bin Salman

The major French daily Le Figaro on Thursday published a bombshell story which reports the Saudi royal family is actively considering a replacement to crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) as next in line to succeed his father King Salman as the kingdom finds itself under the greatest international pressure and scrutiny it’s faced in its modern history over…

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Another Front in Saudi War: Kingdom Deports Yemeni Workers to Face Starvation at “Home”

  Another Front in Saudi War: Kingdom Deports Yemeni Workers to Face Starvation at “Home”

SANA’A, YEMEN — Fifty-year-old Ali al-Za`ali grew up in Yemen’s Hajjah province. Around 30 years ago at the tender age of 20, al-Za`ali left Yemen, even then one of the most poverty-stricken countries on earth, to seek opportunity in neighboring oil-rich Saudi Arabia.  There he sent his modest earnings back to family members in Yemen.…

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‘Groveling’ Before Murderous Kingdom, Trump Complains Saudis Deemed ‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent’ Like Kavanaugh

  ‘Groveling’ Before Murderous Kingdom, Trump Complains Saudis Deemed ‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent’ Like Kavanaugh

As a new flurry of evidence from the Turkish government established direct ties between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and those who allegedly carried out the gruesome murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, U.S. President Donald Trump continued “groveling” at the feet of the murderous kingdom Tuesday night by claiming that the Saudis have been deemed “guilty…

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Loyal to the Saudi Regime, Jamal Khashoggi Was No Campaigner for Truth or Democracy

  Loyal to the Saudi Regime, Jamal Khashoggi Was No Campaigner for Truth or Democracy

The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week has generated huge international publicity, but unsurprisingly, little in Saudi-controlled, Arab media. The Washington Post, for whom Khashoggi wrote, and other Western media, have kept the story alive, increasing the pressure on Riyadh to explain its role in the affair. It’s…

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Pompeo Took 12-Hour Flight To Saudi Arabia For ’15 Minute Meeting’ With King Salman

  Pompeo Took 12-Hour Flight To Saudi Arabia For ’15 Minute Meeting’ With King Salman

Even before the publication of last night’s Saudi trial balloon hinting that the kingdom would soon acknowledge that the extrajudicial killing of Jamal Khashoggi – the insider-turned dissident journalist who walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week and never walked back out – was the result of a “botched” kidnapping attempt carried out…

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Saudi War on Yemen: World’s Worst Famine in a Century Could Claim 13 Million

  Saudi War on Yemen: World’s Worst Famine in a Century Could Claim 13 Million

Yemen is a country of some 29 million persons, but over a third of them are at risk of starvation if Saudi and UAE bombing campaigns continue. Lise Grand, the United Nations coordinator for Yemen, has warned that the world has only 3 months to halt the slide toward catastrophe. She seems to think that an…

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