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  • EU Diplomat Released in Prisoner Swap for Iranian War Criminal

    06/15/2024 6:23:55 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/15/2024 | BREITBART LONDON
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Iran and Sweden carried out a prisoner swap Saturday that saw Tehran release a European Union diplomat and another man for an Iranian convicted in Stockholm of committing war crimes over his part in 1988 mass executions in the Islamic Republic. The arrest of Hamid Nouri by Sweden in 2019 as he traveled there as a tourist likely sparked the detentions of the two Swedes, part of a long-running strategy by Iran since its 1979 Islamic Revolution to use those with ties abroad as chip in negotiations with the West.
  • Custom made Mansory Rolls Royce worth over half a million dollars with U.A.E. license plate spotted at the @UCLA protests.

    05/30/2024 9:22:39 AM PDT · by Freeleesy · 11 replies
    Custom made Mansory Rolls Royce worth over half a million dollars with U.A.E. license plate spotted at the @UCLA protests. Still think these are grassroots protests? Think again. May 29, 2024.
  • US wants Arab states to join peacekeeping force in Gaza

    05/15/2024 7:02:04 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/5/24
    The Biden administration is urging Arab states to join a "peacekeeping" force which would control Gaza once the war ends, the Financial Times reported. The initiative aims to fill the vacuum which would be created in Gaza once Hamas is toppled and until a "credible Palestinian security apparatus" could be established. Among the countries the US has been discussing its plans with are Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Morocco, all of which are "considering" the initiative. The US has also spoken to Saudi Arabia about the plan, but the Saudis are unwilling to deploy their own forces to the...
  • Jeff Zucker’s RedBird IMI Pitches Offer for Bankrupt UK Publisher of The Daily Telegraph and Spectator

    11/21/2023 1:37:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2023 | Simon Kent
    Failed CNN boss Jeff Zucker still wants to stay in the media game. To that end he is leading an offer to buy the bankrupt British publishing group behind the Daily Telegraph newspaper and Spectator magazine. The New York Post reports Zucker, the chief executive of Abu Dhabi-backed investment group RedBird IMI, is ready to pitch $750 million to the Barclay family that would allow them to repay their nearly $1.4 billion debt to Lloyds Banking Group. RedBird, a venture capital firm that has $1 billion in capital, would then have an option to convert the loan secured against the...
  • Was Dubai's apocalyptic storm SELF-INFLICTED? Claims UAE 'flew cloud-seeding flights - which increase rainfall

    04/17/2024 8:28:02 AM PDT · by dennisw · 34 replies
    UK DAILY MAIL ^ | 17 April 2024 | By DAVID AVERRE
    Was Dubai's apocalyptic storm SELF-INFLICTED? Claims UAE 'flew cloud-seeding flights - which increase rainfall - the day before' 18 months' rain fell in 24 hours causing chaos that closed airport and sparked rush to flee the country The United Arab Emirates is today attempting to dry out after the heaviest rain ever recorded in the desert nation caused utter chaos - but there are suspicions the horrific flooding in Dubai and elsewhere may have been self-inflicted. The typically scorching UAE heavily relies on cloud-seeding - a technique which sees aircraft fire salt flares into clouds to speed up condensation and...
  • Dubai rocked by heaviest downpour in 75 years and fatal floods following cloud-seeding missions

    04/19/2024 7:26:56 AM PDT · by Twotone · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 18, 2024 | Joseph Mackinnon
    The United Arab Emirates and neighboring states were rocked this week by the heaviest rains on record, which resulted in devastating floods, dozens of deaths, significant damage, and diverted flights. A government meteorologist indicated early on that the UAE's well-known geoengineering efforts were at least partly to blame. However, now that there is a body count, the government task force responsible for cloud-seeding missions in the region is attempting to deny responsibility. Liberal media outlets such as the Guardian and Wired and so-called experts have dutifully accepted these denials, insinuating that climate change or other factors may instead be responsible....
  • Scientists find the fingerprints of climate change on Dubai’s deadly floods

    04/26/2024 4:44:22 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | April 25, 2024 | Angela Dewan
    The record-breaking rain that fell over the United Arab Emirates and Oman this month, triggering deadly floods and chaos, was driven partly by the climate crisis, according to a scientific analysis published Thursday, which pointed directly at humans burning fossil fuels.A team of 21 scientists and researchers, under the World Weather Attribution initiative, found that climate change was making extreme rainfall events in the two countries — which typically fall during El Niño years — between 10 and 40% more intense than they would have been without global warming.Over a period of less than 24 hours between April 14 and...
  • Saudi Arabia: When it comes to Israel and Iran, the enemy of my enemy is my friend

    04/17/2024 8:56:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/17/2024 | Andrea Widburg
    Something extraordinary happened above Israel over the weekend. It wasn’t that Israel repelled a massive Iranian rocket and drone barrage, although that was sufficiently miraculous. Nor was it that amazing that Saudi Arabia helped defend Israel against Iranian incursions because it’s been rumored for decades that Saudi Arabia occasionally lends a hand in those matters. What was truly extraordinary was that Saudi Arabia openly admitted to helping Israel fight back against Iran’s attack. It shows the truth of the ancient proverb that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Many people are pointing to President Trump’s Abraham Accords as...
  • A storm dumps record rain across the desert nation of UAE and floods Dubai's airport

    04/17/2024 6:52:55 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 04 17 2024 | JON GAMBRELL
    The desert nation of the United Arab Emirates attempted to dry out Wednesday from the heaviest rain ever recorded there after a deluge flooded out Dubai International Airport, disrupting flights through the world's busiest airfield for international travel. The state-run WAM news agency called the rain Tuesday “a historic weather event” that surpassed “anything documented since the start of data collection in 1949.” That's before the discovery of crude oil in this energy-rich nation then part of a British protectorate known as the Trucial States. Rain also fell in Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. However, the rains were acute...
  • Putin's Plan to Displace US Dollar Failing Spectacularly

    04/16/2024 2:08:38 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 13 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 16, 2024 | Brendan Cole
    Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted last August that a drop in the importance of the U.S. dollar was "irreversible"—but there appears to be no sign that the global economy is turning its back on the greenback. "The U.S. Dollar was used in 48% of international payment transactions last year, the highest level in more than a decade. But Brics...," it said next to the graph, which showed the euro making 23.2 percent of transactions and the Chinese yuan way behind at 3.47 percent. "BRICS countries would like their currencies to be used in world trade, but each has a major...
  • Russia wants to topple dollar dominance, but it isn't even able to deliver oil to India with alternative currencies

    12/27/2023 12:10:44 AM PST · by dennisw · 22 replies
    MSN-Insider ^ | 12-27 | Huileng Tan
    Moscow has been on a drive to replace the use of the US dollar in international trade, but there are barrels of Russian oil stuck at sea due to issues with paying in alternative currencies. Shipments of Russian Sokol grade crude oil to state-owned Indian Oil Corp, or IOC, have been delayed by payment issues, Reuters reported on Tuesday, citing two sources familiar with the matter. The seller is the state-owned Russian oil company Rosneft. The problem arose because Rosneft unit selling the oil hasn't been able to open a bank account in the United Arab Emirates to receive payments...
  • Di Leo: Democrat Regime No Longer Hides Support of Terrorists Against Our Ally Israel

    02/03/2024 8:41:09 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 14 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 2, AD 2024 | John F. Di Leo
    In recent weeks, it has become clear that the Biden-Harris regime is applying pressure to the Israeli government, in support of the Hamas-led terrorist cause in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli government knows that it needs to continue to hammer Gaza without letup, as they continue to discover even more weapons caches, even more terrorist tunnels, even more evidence of military sites in civilian areas, virtually every day. If Israel pulls out before the job is done, then all these months will have been for naught. There are ten million Israeli citizens – Jewish, Muslim, Christian and more – all...
  • ‘Trump and Modi Have Profound Mutual Respect, Agree on China and Terror’: Advisor to Ex-US President

    02/02/2024 6:47:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Feb 03, 2024 | Prashant Jha
    Kash Patel an Indian-American whose parents trace their roots to Gujarat and migrated to the US from East Africa during Idi Amin’s rule in Uganda Washington: Kash Patel is a senior advisor to former US President Donald J Trump, the most likely nominee for the Republican ticket for presidential elections this year. Patel served in senior positions in the National Security Council and other government agencies and eventually became the chief of staff to the Department of Defence during the Trump presidency. He also travelled with Trump to India in 2020. An Indian-American whose parents trace their roots to Gujarat...
  • Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and more reaffirm intent to join BRICS - S. Africa

    01/31/2024 8:36:33 AM PST · by cuz1961 · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/31/2024
    Five of the six countries invited to join the BRICS bloc of developing nations from Jan. 1 have confirmed they are joining, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, Iran and Egypt, South African foreign minister Naledi Pandor said on Wednesday.
  • US Considering Recognizing Palestinian State Without Negotiations With Israel

    01/31/2024 8:33:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/31/2024 | streiff
    The Biden White House intends to pursue a policy of recognizing a Palestinian state at the end of the Israel-Hamas War without the participation of the Israeli government. Along with bilateral recognition, the Biden White House contemplates urging other states to do the same and permitting that Palestinian state to join the United Nations. British Foreign Secretary David Cameron says the United Kingdom will do the same to bring about "irreversible progress to a two-state solution."Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated on January 21, "I will not compromise on full Israeli security control over all the territory west of Jordan...
  • Netanyahu, Pompeo, and Crown Prince Reportedly Hold Secret Meeting in Saudi Arabia

    11/23/2020 2:45:48 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 41 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 23, 2020 | Vijeta Uniyal
    In what could be a landmark in the Middle East’s history, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia on Sunday to meet the country’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Israeli media reported. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, currently on a tour of the region, was also reportedly present at the meeting in Neom, Saudi Arabia. Netanyahu was accompanied by the head of Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, Yossi Cohen, who is widely regarded to have played a key role in preparing the groundwork for the recent normalization of diplomatic relations between Israel and the Arab Gulf states, news...
  • Putin, Xi, and Guterres Set To Attend Virtual Parley on Israel-Hamas War

    11/21/2023 12:54:49 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    CAPE TOWN — Presidents Putin and XI and other leaders from the Brics bloc of developing countries will hold a virtual meeting on the Israel-Hamas war on Tuesday, with Secretary General Guterres also participating. The leaders of fellow Brics members Brazil, India, and South Africa, as well as of Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, and the United Arab Emirates, which are set to join the bloc in January, will also take part, according to the office of President Ramaphosa of South Africa. Mr. Ramaphosa will chair the “extraordinary meeting” because of South Africa’s position as current chair of Brics,...
  • America Is Planning to Withdraw From Syria—and Create a Disaster

    01/24/2024 10:08:27 AM PST · by JonPreston · 47 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 1/24/24 | Charles Lister,
    Since Hamas’s brutal attack against Israel on Oct. 7 and the resulting Israeli military campaign in the Gaza Strip, tensions and hostilities across the Middle East have reached fever pitch. And with such a complex regional crisis playing out, it should not come as a surprise that the Biden administration is reconsidering its military priorities in the region.It should be cause for significant concern, however, that this could involve a full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria. While no definitive decision has been made to leave, four sources within the Defense and State departments said the White House is no...
  • Blood boiler: Daniel Ortega's role in organizing U.S. migrant crisis is bigger than thought

    12/30/2023 8:11:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/29/23 | Monica Showalter
    Is the migrant crisis plaguing the U.S. just the spontaneous movement of the globe's peoples to the U.S. ... or the work of an evil little banana-republic dictator plotting to take down the U.S.? Based on a new report from Agence France-Presse, which ran on the Voice of America's website, it actually looks like the latter: … analysts say that the government of Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega, a longtime nemesis of the United States, has deliberately made it easier for migrants to bypass the Darien by flying straight into his country and then heading north overland. Manuel Orozco, a migration...
  • Pepe Escobar: Yemen Ready to Stare Down a New Imperial Coalition

    12/28/2023 5:21:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    Information Clearing House ^ | December 23, 2023 | By Pepe Escobar
    No one ever lost money betting on the ability of the Empire of Chaos, Lies and Plunder to construct a “coalition of the willing” whenever faced with a geopolitical quandary. In every case, duly covered by the reigning “rules-based international order”, “willing” applies to vassals seduced by carrots or sticks to follow to the letter the Empire’s whims. Cue to the latest chapter: Coalition Genocide Prosperity, whose official – heroic – denomination, a trademark of the Pentagon’s P.R. wizards, is “Operation Prosperity Guardian”, allegedly engaged in “ensuring freedom of navigation in the Red Sea.” Translation: this is Washington all but...