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Mystery of MBS’ Fate Deepens as an Exiled Saudi Prince Calls for Coup

    Mystery of MBS’ Fate Deepens as an Exiled Saudi Prince Calls for Coup

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – A shocking interview of an exiled Saudi prince calling for regime change in his home country has gone viral as in-fighting within the Saudi royal family and simmering domestic discontent with the current government’s policies may have reached a breaking point. Exiled Saudi Prince Khalid bin Farhan, in a videotaped appearance…

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Seven Women’s Driving Activists Arrested for Treason in Saudi Arabia May Face Execution

    Seven Women’s Driving Activists Arrested for Treason in Saudi Arabia May Face Execution

Weeks before Saudi Arabia is set to lift its longtime ban on women driving, a group of seven women’s rights activists has been arrested on treason and espionage related charges — offenses which can bring the death penalty. The kingdom plans to lift the driving ban on June 24th, though significant restrictions will still remain to allow women to…

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How will Washington’s Third Gulf War Play Out?

    How will Washington’s Third Gulf War Play Out?

With Donald Trump’s decision to shred the Iran nuclear agreement, announced last Tuesday, it’s time for the rest of us to start thinking about what a Third Gulf War would mean. The answer, based on the last 16 years of American experience in the Greater Middle East, is that it won’t be pretty. The New York…

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What Else is Washington Hiding About US Participation in Yemen?

    What Else is Washington Hiding About US Participation in Yemen?

Sana’a  – For the past three years, the United States has attempted to disguise, manipulate, or outright deny its involvement in Yemen. Nonetheless, new facts come to light every so often that indicate Washington’s participation in the Saudi-led war is much more hands-on than officials let on.   The Covert Role of the US in…

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The Miseducation of Mohammed bin Salman

  The Miseducation of Mohammed bin Salman

Looking back over the course of a long impassioned life as attorney and activist, nothing has been a greater source of education and inspiration, for me as a person, than the decades spent working in the Middle East, Gulf and Africa. Enrolled, there, as almost a student of life, I’ve seen and learned much in…

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Judge Who Gave Saudis a Free Pass Orders Iran to Pay $6 Billion to 9/11 Families

  Judge Who Gave Saudis a Free Pass Orders Iran to Pay $6 Billion to 9/11 Families

NEW YORK – Iran has been ordered to pay a total of $6 billion to families of September 11 victims as part of a U.S. District Court ruling handed down on Tuesday. The ruling, ordered by U.S. District Judge George Daniels, blames Iran as well as the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the country’s central…

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New Report Reveals Involvement of 7,000 UK personnel in Saudi-Led Bombing of Yemen

  New Report Reveals Involvement of 7,000 UK personnel in Saudi-Led Bombing of Yemen

LONDON – While criticism leveled against the U.K. government for its involvement in Yemen has focused on the country’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia, newly published government documents reveal that the U.K.’s complicity in the conflict runs much deeper. The documents were made public in a newly published paper titled “UK Personnel Supporting the Saudi…

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How Western Meddling and a Dust Bowl Drought Ignited Syria’s Civil War

  How Western Meddling and a Dust Bowl Drought Ignited Syria’s Civil War

DOUMA, SYRIA (Opinion) —  The reported “chemical attack” at Douma, Russia has claimed, was fake news. One U.S. news agency has now confirmed from the location of the reported attack that April 7, 2018 was an uneventful day in this Syrian city and not one single person in Douma corroborated the story of a chemical…

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If the Leaders of the Two Koreas Can Meet, Why Can’t Those of Saudi Arabia and Iran?

  If the Leaders of the Two Koreas Can Meet, Why Can’t Those of Saudi Arabia and Iran?

The remarkable face to face meeting of the leaders of North and South Korea is being watched with hope by many observers, given the long decades of enmity between the two and the recent nuclear sabre-rattling of President Trump. At least in my circles, I see virtually no one condemning the meeting, though many are…

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Trump Should Ask Israel to Fund America’s Occupation of Syria

  Trump Should Ask Israel to Fund America’s Occupation of Syria

On 16 April 2018, the internationally respected analyst of Middle-Eastern affairs, Abdel Bari Atwan, headlined about Trump’s increasingly overt plan to break Syria up and to establish permanent US control over the parts it wants, “Attempting the Unachievable”. He stated that “The coming few months are likely to prove very difficult for the Americans and very costly, not just…

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