Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

July 20, 2017

9/11 survivors accuse Theresa May of suppressing a report on Saudi terrorism links

Back when David Cameron was Britain’s prime minister, he commissioned an inquiry into revenue streams for extremist groups.
Cameron agreed, reluctantly, to produce the report if the Liberal Democrats supported an extension of British airstrikes on the Islamic State militant group.
They …

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May 29, 2012

Saudi women tells religious police to get lost

“It’s none of your business” is the phrase one Saudi women repeatedly tells the country’s ultra conservative religious police in a video being widely circulated on social media and news websites. See the video here.
Her offence? Wearing nail varnish in …

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May 14, 2012

GCC Union

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states are expected to discuss moves towards a confederate style union—a Saudi proposal first put forward in December 2011—when they meet today in Riyadh.
Discussions on unity are likely to encompass greater economic integration and cooperation …

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March 19, 2012

Saudi Arabia and Qatar: unlikely candidates for intervention

The Assad regime has been blaming bomb attacks in Syria over the past year on al-Qaeda and the Opposition, painting a false picture of those opposing the regime are nothing but terrorists. Now, with the latest bomb attacks in the …

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March 9, 2012

Women protesters in Saudi Arabia crushed

Saudi Arabia thinks its a good idea to arm the Syrian opposition against Bashar al-Assad, yet when it comes to their own citizens opposing the ruling or religious elite, they are crushed almost immediately.
The latest example of this hypocrisy has …

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