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  • Ex-Saudi Minister Faces Investigation After His ‘Unqualified’ Son Gets Top Job

    04/23/2017 7:15:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 23 April 2017
    The Saudi National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) has found that former Saudi Minister of State for Civil Service Khaled al-Araj assigned his son Abdullah a job for a monthly salary of 21,600 SAR ($5,750) shortly after he became a minister. Nazaha said in its report that “the irregular employment of a minister’s son” helped it discover several contractual violations in a number of ministries. An investigation found that Abdullah was not qualified for the job his father had placed him in. Law expert Colonel Falah al-Jaad, the Director of Military Provisions at the national guard ministry, explained to the judicial...
  • UN Puts Saudi Arabia on Commission Responsible For Promoting Female Empowerment and Gender Equality

    04/23/2017 2:27:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    GP ^ | 04/23/17 | Cristina Laila
    The United Nations chose Saudi Arabia, the country that covers women in black tents, doesn’t allow women to drive nor considers women actual human beings in charge of “promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women”.    Makes perfect sense to me.     Via The Daily Caller:   The UN’s Economic and Social Council voted by secret ballot to put Saudi Arabia on the Commission on the Status of Women.   It is the principal international organization responsible for the “promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women,” according to the commission’s website.   Saudi Arabia, a...
  • United Nations Elects Saudi Arabia to Women’s Rights Commission

    04/23/2017 11:39:55 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 17 replies
    Geller Report ^ | April 23, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Electing Saudi Arabia to the Women’s Rights Commission is akin to electing Adolf Hitler to head the Commission on Antisemitism. Madness, misogyny and Islamic supremacism on the march.
  • Saudi king names son as US envoy as ties boosted with Trump

    04/23/2017 11:17:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    NanaimoNewsNOW ^ | April 23, 2017 | The Canadian Press
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia's King Salman issued a decree late Saturday naming one of his sons, an air force pilot who has taken part in coalition strikes against the Islamic State group, as the kingdom's new ambassador to the U.S. The appointment of Prince Khaled bin Salman to Washington signals the kingdom's eagerness to strengthen bilateral ties under President Donald Trump. As the king's son, the prince has a direct line to the Saudi monarch. Saudi Arabia is the world's third largest defence spender. Prince Khaled's appointment positions him as an influential broker in deals with U.S. manufacturers....
  • Tillerson touts Saudi investments, taking relations ‘to new heights’

    04/19/2017 9:57:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Arab News ^ | April 20, 2017 | Joyce Karam
    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson touted Wednesday more economic investment and cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the US because “when US companies invest in the Saudi economy, everyone wins.” Tillerson made his remarks at the second annual US-Saudi Arabia CEO Summit, which concluded Wednesday in Washington. The summit brought together Saudi and US government officials and business leaders to discuss challenges and opportunities to expand US-Saudi economic partnership. Participants included Majid Al-Qasabi, Saudi commerce minister; Ghassan Al-Shibl, chairman of Saudi Arabian Airlines and CEO of Saudi Research and Marketing Group, and Khaled Al-Seif, vice chairman of the Committee for...
  • Saudi Arabia Buying and Building Chinese Armed Drones

    04/12/2017 10:55:54 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    AIN online ^ | April 12, 2017 | Chen Chuanren and Chris Pocock
    The Wing Loong II first flew in late February (main photo, Chinese Internet). The armed CH-4 was unveiled at the Xhuhai airshow in 2012 (inset, Vladimir Karnozov) Saudi Arabia has now been confirmed as the customer that has ordered from China a large quantity of the Wing Loong II UCAV that made its first flight on February 27. Chinese state news agency Xinhua said that this is the country’s largest-ever arms export. Media in Saudi Arabia reported that the Kingdom will acquire 300 Chinese UAVs (eg. Wing Loong IIs) worth approximately $10 billion. The Wing Loong (Pterodactyl) series is produced...
  • What I said about Syria in June 2012

    04/11/2017 3:57:19 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Peter Hitchens's Blog ^ | 4/10/2017 | Peter Hitchens
    The following may explain my abiding interest in current phase of the Syrian question. I have described elsewhere my criticism of the Assad state, for its support of terrorism here, for its Judophobia, for its sheltering of the Nazi war-criminal Alois Brunner, and for its ruthless crushing of opposition....... My concern about the strange Western and Gulf intervention there also dates quite a long way back, perhaps because I have long been concerned about this interesting part of the Middle East. I wrote the following item in "Mail on Sunday" column on 10th June 2012...... "I HAVE been contacted by...
  • Saudi king praises Trump for Syrian airstrikes

    04/08/2017 1:33:21 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 8 2017 | MALLORY SHELBOURNE
    The King of Saudi Arabia praised President Trump for conducting airstrikes on the Syrian regime, the White House said Saturday. “The King reaffirmed strong Saudi support for the United States’ military strike against the Sayrat Airfield in Syria and thanked the President for his courageous action, which both agreed was a necessary response to the horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians,” the White House said.
  • Saudi Arabia, Iran, others react to US strike in Syria

    04/07/2017 8:23:01 PM PDT · by RC one · 23 replies
    aljazeera ^ | 4/7/17
    The United States has fired nearly 60 Tomahawk missiles at a military airfield in Syria, the first direct military action Washington has taken against Syrian government forces in the six-year-old conflict. The US said the missiles on Friday severely damaged or destroyed Syrian aircraft and support infrastructure and equipment at the airfield.US President Donald Trump said he ordered the strikes against Shayrat air base in Homs province, saying it is believed that a suspected gas attack on a town in Idlib province had been launched from there. Trump said he acted in America's "vital national security interest".World and regional leaders and...
  • It's WMD all over again. Why don't you see it?

    04/06/2017 5:25:56 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 24 replies
    Peter Hitchens blog ^ | 4/5/2017 | Peter Hitchens
    Actually knowing something, remembering history or having experience of the world is becoming a disadvantage. How much easier it would be to join in with the flow of opinion about Syria, to listen happily to, and read contentedly, media reports on the subject. As it is, I fell something close to physical pain as I do this. Today's frenzy over alleged use of poison gas in Syria is the 2017 version of Anthony Blair's WMD in Iraq? Why can you not see it? Do you think they would do in exactly the same way again? You are being assailed through...
  • Assad: Terrorists are fighting for Israel (Enemy Nations Listed By Syria)

    04/06/2017 4:59:33 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 53 replies
    Arutz Sheva-Israel National News ^ | 4/6/2017 | Israel National News
    Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad says that concerns of a war breaking out with Israel is far from reality, because Syria "is already in this war," according to "Yediot Ahronot". Yediot cited an interview with a Croatian newspaper in which al-Assad explained, "Israel is a partner of Turkey, the United States, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and others. The war broke out with new tools and, in effect our victory over the terrorists in the country, who are fighting for Israel, is a victory over all these countries together. Israel is trying to help the terrorists wherever the Syrian army is advancing...
  • BREAKING: CIA Director John Brennan Targeted General Flynn and Sean Hannity For Surveillance

    04/05/2017 8:30:09 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 83 replies ^ | Apr 5th, 2017
    Barack Obama‘s CIA Director John O. Brennan targeted Trump supporters for enhanced surveillance, intelligence sources confirm to GotNews’ Charles C. Johnson. The surveillance took place between Trump’s election on November 8 and the inauguration in January, according to White House and House intelligence sources. The focus was on General Mike Flynn, billionaire Erik Prince, and Fox News host Sean Hannity — all of whom had close ties to Trump before and after the November election and had helped the future president with managing his new diplomatic responsibilities. Hannity was targeted because of his perceived ties to Julian Assange, say our...
  • Theresa May takes stand against Saudi regime by not wearing headscarf

    04/04/2017 8:50:51 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 28 replies
    TheTelegraph ^ | April 4, 2017 | Gordon Rayner
    The Prime Minister, in a dark blue trouser suit, made sure she had her wrists and ankles covered, in accordance with strict dress codes for women in Saudi Arabia. But her choice of outfit as she arrived on Tuesday afternoon was contrary to Foreign Office guidelines, which state: “Women should wear conservative, loose-fitting clothes as well as a full length cloak (abaya) and a headscarf.” Mrs May won widespread praise on Twitter, with users saying they were “proud you have not bowed down” to the regime, and that “secular women are equal and free”.
  • The Potter's Hand[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/31/2017 7:49:24 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You are more than just just a tongue of men and angels , Yeah more than this, for your purpose and life is mine for I hold you in My Hand as a songbird singing out My Love for My Children. So do not cage My Love but set it completely free for only through this freedom shall they receive My unconditional Love " Through Grace " carved out in My Word for truly the words I desire for you to form from their mouths upon their tongues are Eternal Life all from the fruit from The Tree of Life....
  • Islam: How to Beat Your Wife (celebrate Muslim Women's Day with this uplifting video)

    03/27/2017 6:04:32 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 45 replies
    youtube ^ | 2017 | a whacked out muzzie imam
    ISLAM: HOW TO BEAT YOUR WIFE (this is worth three minutes of your time)
  • Embassy Confirms UK Attacker Had Been in Saudi Arabia

    03/25/2017 5:20:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Khaleej Times ^ | March 25, 2017
    The embassy says he wasn't tracked by Saudi security services and didn't have a criminal record there. The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in London says that the Westminster attacker was in the country three times and taught English there. A statement released late Friday says Khalid Masood taught English in Saudi Arabia from November 2005 to November 2006 and again from April 2008 to April 2009.
  • Saudis Bet Big On Houston As Drilling Activity Picks Up

    03/22/2017 2:57:01 PM PDT · by bananaman22 ^ | 22-03-2017 | PARA
    A Saudi logistics company has just opened a Houston office to seize the opportunity to ship increased volumes of oilfield and plant construction equipment to the Port of Houston as the Texas and U.S. drilling activity is gaining momentum. Bahri Logistics – which had opened its U.S. headquarters in Baltimore back in 1992 – is now opening an office in Houston to take advantage of expected higher demand for oilfield equipment, called breakbulk cargo in the shipping industry: these are large items that need to be loaded and shipped individually rather than in containers. Bahri, or the National Shipping Company...
  • U.K. follows U.S. with laptop ban on some flights from Mideast

    03/21/2017 11:51:57 AM PDT · by Enchante · 18 replies ^ | March 21, 2017 | Charles Riley
    The United Kingdom has followed the United States in preventing passengers on flights from some countries in the Middle East and Africa from carrying devices such as laptops and tablets in the cabin. The restrictions affect 14 airlines, six of which are based in the U.K. As in the U.S., the ban covers any electronic devices larger than a typical smartphone.
  • Saudi Prince Emerges from Meeting with Trump Using Words Like 'Unprecedented' and 'Unimaginable'

    03/16/2017 12:18:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 03/16/2017 | Jason Howerton
    Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman praised President Donald Trump’s “great understanding” of the Middle East and even defended his administration’s so-called travel ban.The glowing statement came after Prince Salman’s meeting with Trump to discuss relations between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.According to the statement, the meeting “put things on the right track“ and “marked a significant shift in relations, across all political, military, security and economic fields,” all due to “President Trump’s great understanding of the importance of relations between the two countries and his clear sight of problems in the region.”Salman and Trump discussed the controversial travel...
  • Trump’s Meeting with the Saudi Prince Is Being Praised as a ‘Historical Turning Point’

    03/15/2017 1:11:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 14, 2017 | Reuters
    Saudi Arabia hailed a "historical turning point" in U.S.- Saudi relations after a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman highlighted the two leaders' shared view that Iran posed a regional security threat. The meeting on Tuesday appeared to signal a meeting of the minds on many issues between Trump and Prince Mohammed, in a marked difference from Riyadh's often fraught relationship with the Obama administration, especially in the wake of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. "This meeting is considered a historical turning point in relations between both countries and which had passed through...