Category Archives: Middle East

The Real Aim of Trump’s Trip to Saudi Arabia by ROBERT FISK

Donald Trump sets off on Friday to create the fantasy of an Arab Nato. There will be dictators aplenty to greet him in Riyadh, corrupt autocrats and thugs and torturers and head choppers. There will be at least one zombie president – the … Continue reading

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Slavery Now: Migrant Labor in the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia by CHRISTIANE SALIBA

Slavery still exists today. And it exists in the Gulf states and in Saudi Arabia. I am Syrian, but I was born and raised in Dubai where my parents worked. When I was in grade school we often collected donations … Continue reading

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Arrest of Palestinians for Potential Terror Attacks Brings New Meaning to ‘Minority Report’

Like dystopic film “Minority Report”, Israel now arresting 100’s of Palestinians for computer-predicted “pre-crimes” — David Sheen (@davidsheen) May 2, 2017

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The Education of Marine Le Pen by ROBERT FISK

Marine Le Pen has been doing a little Trumping in Beirut. Yes, all the way from Paris she came to ride her French presidential election campaign through the sectarian thickets of Lebanon by refusing to wear a veil to meet … Continue reading

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Israel’s Terrible Problem: Two States or One? by JOHN CHUCKMAN

Israel has created a terrible problem which it is incapable of solving. That is why it has always been the case that the United States must pretty much dictate a solution, but it is unable to do so, paralyzed as … Continue reading

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Good times over for expats in Saudi Arabia

Seventeen years after first setting foot in Saudi Arabia, Dominic Steck shipped his two cats and returned to Germany with his wife and school-age children, who hardly know their homeland. As Saudi Arabia steps up efforts to employ more of … Continue reading

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70.5% of the 193 UN member nations recognise the State of Palestine

70.5% of the 193 UN member nations recognise the State of Palestine — Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) January 18, 2017

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