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  • Ten injured in 2 drone attacks at Saudi's King Abdullah airport - state media

    10/08/2021 9:26:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 8, 2021
    Six Saudis, three Bangladeshi nationals and one Sudanese were injured in the first attack, Saudi state media said, citing a coalition spokesman. Some of the airport's facade windows were shattered in the attack, the spokesman said. A second explosives-laden drone was intercepted early on Saturday, the coalition said, without giving details on any injuries or damages. Air traffic in King Abdullah airport was normal, state TV said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility by the Houthis. The group regularly launches drone and missile attacks targeting the gulf kingdom.
  • Largest mosque in Maldives named after Saudi King Salman is set to open soon

    09/30/2021 5:36:09 AM PDT · by Cronos · 11 replies
    Siasat ^ | 2 September 2021 | Sakina Fatima
    A long-awaited King Salman Mosque, the largest mosque in the Maldives, is set to open soon. The mosque was funded by the custodian of the two holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud who has donated approximately $25 million. It is worth noting that the acting undersecretary of the ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance, Sheikh Awad Al-Enezi headed the Kingdom’s delegation in the official meeting to discuss arrangements for the opening of the mosque in the presence of a number of officials in the two countries on August 30, 2021. The mosque consists of 6 floors and...
  • FBI release first secret 9/11 files: Anonymous Saudi embassy staffer 'helped two hijackers in LA and let them stay at his apartment before the attack and distributed extremist Muslim literature'

    09/11/2021 11:25:10 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 12 2021 | ANDREW COURT
    The FBI has released its first declassified 9/11 document exactly 20 years after the deadly terror attack which claimed the lives of 2,996 people. The document was published Saturday evening, a week after President Biden signed an executive order directing the agency to make the secret files available to the public for the first time. The order came amid significant pressure from the families of 9/11 victims, who are eager to probe potential Saudi government links to the attack.
  • Biden to declassify documents that may implicate Saudi government in September 11 attacks

    09/05/2021 4:41:18 PM PDT · by RandFan · 74 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 4 | ABC News
    US President Joe Biden has directed the declassification of certain documents related to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a supportive gesture to victims' families who have long sought the records in hopes of implicating the Saudi government. The order, coming little more than a week before the 20th anniversary of the attacks, is a significant moment in a years-long tussle between the government and the families over what classified information about the run-up to the attacks could be made public. That conflict was on display last month when many relatives, survivors and emergency workers came out against Mr Biden's...
  • Salafists (Wahabbis) bomb Gaza resort for holding mixed-gender concert

    08/10/2021 1:00:12 AM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    I 24 news ^ | 8 August 2021
    Palestinian Salafists protest against the Egyptian and Syrian regimes, in Rafah Refugee Camp, southern Gaza Strip, Islamic State-inspired actors threatened venue, and attacked it after threats went unheeded A luxurious seaside resort in the Gaza Strip was attacked with an explosive device, reportedly due to it holding events with male and female guests. The Bianco Resort was accused by hardline Muslims of failing to maintain gender segregation, and on Thursday was targeted in an explosion that caused no casualties but damaged a surrounding wall, The Jerusalem Post reported. Salafist groups active in the Gaza Strip were accused by Palestinians of...
  • 'I will not be silenced': Women targeted in hack-and-leak attacks speak out about spyware

    08/08/2021 2:20:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug. 1, 2021, | Olivia Solon
    Female journalists and activists say they had their private photos shared on social media by governments seeking to intimidate and silence them. Ghada Oueiss, a Lebanese broadcast journalist at Al-Jazeera, was eating dinner at home with her husband last June when she received a message from a colleague telling her to check Twitter. Oueiss opened up the account and was horrified: A private photo taken when she was wearing a bikini in a jacuzzi was being circulated by a network of accounts, accompanied by false claims that the photos were taken at her boss’s house. Over the next few days...
  • Attack on Saudi oil terminal leaves fuel tank on fire after wave of Houthi drones targets nearby cities

    03/26/2021 12:09:16 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    RT ^ | 3-26-21 | RT
    An attack on an oil terminal on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast set one fuel tank ablaze, the country’s petroleum ministry said, after several Houthi drones reportedly targeted two cities not far from the border with Yemen. A projectile struck an oil terminal in Jizan, a port on the Red Sea north of the Saudi-Yemen border, on Friday, igniting a fire but resulting in no casualties, according to a statement from the Saudi Oil Ministry. “The kingdom condemns this cowardly attack directed against vital installations, which does not target the kingdom only, but also targets the security of petroleum exports,...
  • Saudis lead airstrike on Yemen’s capital after Aramco attack

    03/21/2021 12:12:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies ^ | March 21, 2021,
    The raids on the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, targeted military camps, as well as Houthi rebel facilities near the city’s airport and in its suburbs, residents and rebel-run Al-Masirah TV said. A separate strike hit a rebel target in the port province of Hodeidah. The Iran-backed Houthis attacked a Saudi Aramco oil refinery in Riyadh on Friday with six bomb-laden drones. The assault caused a fire that was later controlled with no impact on oil supplies or derivatives, state-run media said. No casualties were reported.
  • To punish Saudi Arabia with the "Khashoggi Ban," Biden mirrored a plan developed under Trump

    03/14/2021 12:31:03 AM PST · by blueplum · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 10 Mar 2021 | Alex Marquardt
    Washington (CNN)When the Biden administration announced a ban on dozens of Saudis from traveling to the US in response to intelligence that the kingdom's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, had approved the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, it was rolling out a plan that had been spiked by the Trump administration and brought back to life once President Joe Biden took office. Dubbed the "Khashoggi Ban" by the State Department, the measure issued visa restrictions on 76 Saudis and their families. The plan had initially been drafted by the Trump administration, which shelved it over fears of alienating the...
  • Houthis strike Saudi oil giant’s facilities in the kingdom’s east

    03/07/2021 4:41:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 7, 2021 at 12:51 p.m. PST | By Sarah Dadouch
    In a televised statement, a spokesman for the rebel group, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sarea, said ballistic missiles and drones hit the oil giant’s facilities in Ras Tanura, a major port on Saudi Arabia’s Persian Gulf coast and one of its largest refineries, and military positions in nearby Dammam. Saudi state media later confirmed the Ras Tanura attack, quoting an unnamed Energy Ministry official saying that one petroleum tank farm was attacked Sunday morning. The official said shrapnel from a ballistic missile fell near Aramco’s residential area in Dhahran, which hosts thousands of employees and their families, but there were no...
  • Scandalous (pro-jihadist Democrat) Ilhan Omar unveils bill against Saudi Crown Prince

    03/04/2021 2:10:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Weekly Blitz ^ | 3/04/21
    Qatari terror broadcast network Al Jazeera clearly is celebrating declassifying of a four-page bogus intelligence report centering the murder of Muslim Brotherhood man and an aide of Osama Bin Laden – Jamal Khashoggi. On March 2, 2021, Al Jazeera released a report stating Somali-American member of the US Congress, Ilhan Omar has introduced a bill to sanction Saudi Crown Prince Muhammed Bin Salman by falsely accusing him of his “role in the murder of” Khashoggi. It may be mentioned here that, Ilhan Omar is a scandalous woman with numerous allegations centering immigration fraud and marrying her own brother. According to...
  • Examination of Israeli-owned ship indicates Gulf blast was caused by mines — TV

    02/28/2021 5:23:32 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    An examination of damage to an Israeli-owned cargo ship currently docked in Dubai indicates an explosion that hit it in the Gulf of Oman was caused by mines covertly attached to the ship, according to a Sunday TV report. Channel 13 news did not cite sources for the report, which contradicted earlier reported assessments in Israel that that blast was caused by missiles. An Israeli team is believed to be in Dubai to examine the ship following the suspected attack. The ship is undergoing repairs in Dubai. Limpet mines are a type of naval explosive that attach to targets using...
  • Saudi Arabia agrees to allow Israeli commercial planes to cross its airspace: senior Trump official

    11/30/2020 10:01:27 PM PST · by blueplum · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 30 Nov 2020 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia agreed on Monday to let Israeli airliners cross its airspace en route to the United Arab Emirates after talks between Saudi officials and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, a senior Trump administration official said. Kushner and Middle East envoys Avi Berkowitz and Brian Hook raised the issue shortly after they arrived in Saudi Arabia ...
  • Analysis: Covert Israeli-Saudi meeting sends Biden a strong message on Iran

    11/27/2020 3:41:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 27, 2020 | by Marwa Rashad
    RIYADH/JERUSALEM - A historic meeting between Israel’s prime minister and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has sent a strong signal to allies and enemies alike that the two countries remain deeply committed to containing their common foe Iran. Last Sunday’s covert meeting in the Saudi city of Neom, confirmed by Israeli officials but publicly denied by Riyadh, conveyed a coordinated message to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden that Washington’s main allies in the region are closing ranks. It was the first publicly confirmed visit to Saudi Arabia by an Israeli leader and a meeting that was unthinkable until recently as the two...
  • VIDEO: Saudi Takes a Ride on Whale Shark in the Red Sea

    08/22/2020 3:27:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | August 22, 2020
    Watch: Saudi man takes a ride on an endangered whale shark in the Red Sea Gulf News identified the daredevil man as Abu Badi, and said he was accompanied on the boat by some of his friends. One of them can be heard shouting, "Careful, it can swallow you." By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published: August 22, 2020 1:20:47 pm whale shark, man rides on whale shark, saudi man rides on whale shark, man sits on whale shark, odd news, saudi arabia news, viral videos, indian express, Breathtaking video clip showed a Saudi citizen is shown jumping on...
  • Saudi Crown Prince accused of assassination plot against senior exiled official

    08/06/2020 5:24:10 PM PDT · by RandFan · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 6 | By Alex Marquardt
    Washington (CNN) A former top Saudi intelligence official who fell out with the Saudi Crown Prince is alleging that an assassination squad traveled from Saudi Arabia to Canada to try to kill him just days after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by members of the same group, according to a new legal complaint filed Thursday by the alleged target, Dr. Saad Aljabri, in DC District Court. Aljabri accuses the Kingdom's powerful crown prince and defacto ruler, Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, of dispatching the hit team to murder him just over a year after Aljabri fled from Saudi Arabia...
  • FBI mistakenly reveals Saudi diplomat suspected of aiding 9/11 terrorists

    05/12/2020 10:20:18 PM PDT · by be-baw · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 13, 2020 | Vincent Barone
    FBI lawyers accidentally revealed the identity of a Saudi diplomat who agents have suspected helped deliver crucial support to the Al-Qaeda terrorists who carried out the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, according to a report. ... The Saudi official, Mussaed Ahmed al-Jarrah, had his name blocked out in all but one appearance in the document, with the FBI admitting to Yahoo it was a mistake. Jarrah was a Saudi Foreign Ministry official assigned to the Saudi Embassy in Washington, D.C., in 1999 and 2000. ...
  • Special Report: Trump told Saudis: Cut oil supply or lose U.S. military support - sources

    04/30/2020 4:33:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 30, 2020 | by Timothy Gardner, Steve Holland, Dmitry Zhdannikov, Rania El
    WASHINGTON/LONDON/DUBAI - As the United States pressed Saudi Arabia to end its oil price war with Russia, President Donald Trump gave Saudi leaders an ultimatum. In an April 2 phone call, Trump told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that unless the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) started cutting oil production, he would be powerless to stop lawmakers from passing legislation to withdraw U.S. troops from the kingdom, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The threat to upend a 75-year strategic alliance, which has not been previously reported, was central to the U.S. pressure campaign that...
  • Saudi Arabia abolishes flogging

    04/25/2020 6:23:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    France24 ^ | April 25, 2020
    Riyadh (AFP) - Saudi Arabia has abolished flogging as a punishment, the supreme court announced, hailing the latest in a series of "human rights advances" made by the king and his powerful son. Court-ordered floggings in Saudi Arabia -- sometimes extending to hundreds of lashes -- have long drawn condemnation from human rights groups. But they say the headline legal reforms overseen by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have brought no let-up in the conservative Islamic kingdom's crushing of dissent, including through the use of the death penalty. The Saudi supreme court said the latest reform was intended to "bring...
  • $1 Oil: Saudi Arabia's Attempt To Crush U.S. Shale

    04/01/2020 4:20:45 PM PDT · by bananaman22 ^ | 04-01-2020 | Tom
    After having crashed nearly 70 percent in the first three months of 2020, benchmark WTI prices are trying to form a bottom around $20 per barrel. But this psychological threshold is looking increasingly shaky as global crude storage facilities are filling up at an unprecedented pace. OPEC and its partners officially ended their output cut deal today, following the words of Russian Energy Minister Novak that every producer is ‘’free to pump at will’’.