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Saudi Arabia lays the groundwork for war with Iran

Vijay Prashad writes that crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (known as MBS) of Saudi Arabia has decided to take the country into uncharted waters with his internal crackdown on corruption, that has resulted in 11 princes and about 200 businessmen that include people who control sources of power (such

FREETHOUGHT BLOGS - 2017-11-24 18:06:41

Trump says he passed on being TIME's 'Person of the Year'

In a tweet on Friday, President Trump claimed he "took a pass" on being TIME Magazine's 2017 "Person of the Year" after the publication reportedly called and said they'd "probably" offer him the spot. "Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named "Man (Person) of the Year," like

FOXNEWS - 2017-11-24 13:38:01

Saudi Arabia plans to issue first tourist visas in 2018

Saudi Arabia may be one of the most influential countries in the Middle East but to date it rarely registers on most holidaymakers' wish lists. That may be about to change, however, after it announced plans to introduce tourist visas for the first time. The country has been preparing to become a tou

YAHOO! - 2017-11-24 12:40:37

TRUMP: I 'took a pass' at being named TIME Magazine's Person of the Year

President Donald Trump claimed he passed on being named TIME Magazine's "Person of the Year" due to certain obligations. Trump won the title in 2016. In a public poll, Trump is currently tied for second place - with 5% of votes - with two other candidates. President Donald Trump claimed he was one

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-11-24 23:45:42

Inside the rapid rise of Saudi Arabia's millennial crown prince who is now leading a TIME Magazine poll for its 2017 'Person of the Year'

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is rapidly becoming the driving force behind his Middle East kingdom and one of the most powerful people in the world. The 32-year-old royal has influenced Saudi Arabia's military, foreign policy, economy, and even day-to-day religious and cultural life. Crown

NEWSTIMES - 2017-11-24 23:59:59

WHO warns of diphtheria outbreak in Yemen

This child's swollen neck is a classic symptom of diphtheria [ Editor's Note: Just when you don't think things can get any worse in Yemen, they do, as the conditions are so ripe for the down hill slide with Saudi Arabia pursuing its collective punishment war policy, and with hardly a whiff of resist

VETERANS TODAY - 2017-11-24 14:27:20

Saudi Crown Prince Is Beating Trump, Putin And Taylor Swift In Time's Person Of The Year Poll

Saudi Arabia's maverick Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, looks set to beat President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and a bevy of other high-profile figures in Time Magazine's Person of the Year reader poll. With only two weeks to the finish line, the 32-year-old, who is embarking

NEWSWEEK - 2017-11-24 15:19:40

A tale of two photos: The Iranians in Sochi, Trump in Riyadh

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted a photo on Wednesday of Russian President Vladimir Putin clasping hands with his Iranian and Turkish counterparts, Hassan Rouhani and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “No need for empty words or gimmicks, including glowing orbs, when you’re busy actually working fo

JERUSALEM POST - 2017-11-24 07:16:00

Russia Is Roaring Back to the Middle East While America Is Asleep

Russia is back in the Middle East. The Kremlin is methodically creating a systematic geopolitical challenge to the interests of the United States and its allies. Moscow's behavior is driven by a quest for prestige and influence, and a search for markets of its arms and other goods-a classic great po

NATIONALINTEREST.ORG - 2017-11-24 01:21:38

White House Statement on Yemen Crisis Fails to Address US Complicity

The Saudi blockade that has continued for weeks has kept much-needed food and medical aid from a civilian population in the throes of a cholera outbreak. (Photo: Ciberpasquinero Virtual/Flickr/cc) As aid groups remain cut off from Yemen-despite an intensifying humanitarian crisis and a promise from

COMMON DREAMS - 2017-11-24 17:22:41

Saudi Arabian robot citizen wants a baby

She wants a computer chip off the old block! The robot that was granted citizenship by Saudi Arabia hopes to one day have a baby bot named after her herself, according to a report. Sophia the humanoid, created by Hanson Robotics in Hong Kong, predicted that fellow robots will eventually create famil

NEW YORK POST - 2017-11-24 17:44:06

Saudi Crown Prince Calls Iran's Supreme Leader 'New Hitler of the Middle East'

The statement sharply escalated the war of words between the Sunni Muslim kingdom and Shi'ite Iran, rivals in wars and political crises throughout the region Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia November 7, 2017. HANDOUT/REUTERS Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince called

HAARETZ.COM - 2017-11-24 07:45:54

Greek government faces questions over botched Saudi arms sale

Athens (AFP) - The Greek government has come under fire over a planned arms sale to Saudi Arabia that fell through amid accusations of incompetence against the defence minister, a key ally of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Opposition lawmakers say the botched deal for surplus military stock cost Gre

BREITBART - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Russia-OPEC Are Said to Agree Framework to Extend Oil Cuts

(Bloomberg) -- OPEC and Russia have crafted the outline of a deal to extend their oil production cuts to the end of next year, although both sides are still hammering out crucial details, according to people involved in the conversations. The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and several

INVESTING.COM - 2017-11-24 14:00:49

Yemen: Saudi Arabia authorize flights to Sanaa

Saudi Arabia has given the United Nations permission to resume flights into Yemen. The Middle Eastern country had tightened their blockade after a long-range missile was intercepted near the Saudi capital of Riyadh. picture-alliance/dpa/Y. Arhab plain The United Nations said on Friday that Saudi Ar

MSN.COM - 2017-11-24 18:46:13

Saudi Arabia agrees to buy $7 billion in precision munitions from US firms, sources say

Saudi Arabia has agreed to buy about $7 billion worth of precision-guided munitions from U.S. defense contractors, sources familiar with the matter said, a deal that some lawmakers may object to over American weapons having contributed to civilian deaths in the Saudi campaign in Yemen. Raytheon Co a

CNBC - 2017-11-24 06:50:55

Hariri is back and so is Lebanon's status quo

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (C) arrives at Beirut International Airport after a nearly three-week absence dominated by his surprise resignation Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (C) arrives at Beirut International Airport after a nearly three-week absence dominated by his surprise resignat

YAHOO! - 2017-11-24 14:19:14

White House says Iran 'exploits' mass starvation in Yemen while praising Saudi Arabia for opening port

The White House on Friday praised Saudi Arabia for allowing humanitarian aid to enter Yemen through a port and via air to the nation's capital city, and alleged Iran is exploiting "the grave humanitarian crisis" to "advance its regional ambitions." The Trump administration statement did not assign b

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - 2017-11-24 19:27:45

Report: Iran Guards Warn 'Hezbollah Must be Armed'

REUTERS reports: Iran's Revolutionary Guards are ready to help rebuild Syria and bring about a lasting "ceasefire" there, chief commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said, adding that disarming Lebanon's Hezbollah is out of the question, state TV reported on Thursday. Regional tensions have risen in recent

BREITBART - 2017-11-24 10:18:45

Iran: Israel Will Be 'Eradicated' In Next War With Hezbollah

One of Iran's top military commanders has said the Islamic Republic will intervene in any future conflict between Israel and its paramilitary ally in Lebanon, Hezbollah. Mohammed Ali Jafri, the commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), said it was clear Lebanon was Israel's prim

NEWSWEEK - 2017-11-24 13:06:13