Category Archives: Saudi Arabia

How the Saudi Plot to Topple the Lebanese Government Backfired by ROBERT FISK

The Saudis may be holding the Lebanese Prime Minister hostage but their apparent plan to topple the Beirut government has gloriously backfired. Far from breaking up the cabinet and throwing Hezbollah’s ministers to the wolves, the Lebanese nation has suddenly … Continue reading

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Why the Anti-Corruption Drive in Saudi Arabia is Doomed to Fail by PATRICK COCKBURN

About eight or nine years ago, I had an Afghan friend who previously worked for a large US aid agency funding projects in the Afghan provinces. He had been hired to monitor their progress once work had got underway, but … Continue reading

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Why the campaign against Qatar is doomed

Saudi Arabia and UAE bit off more than they can chew once they took on Qatar, a country with vast wealth and powerful allies It has been apparent for some time that the war against the Islamic State (IS) group … Continue reading

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Trump, Israel and Saudi Arabia – Targeting Iran by CHANDRA MUZAFFAR

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s visit to West Asia, is there even a faint glimmer of hope for peace in the most conflict-ridden region of the world? Or, has his visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel from the … Continue reading

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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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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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A Panama Papers Hoax Claims The Saudi King Funded Benjamin Netanyahu’s Election Campaign

The fake story claimed the Saudis gave Bibi $80 million. Several English-language websites in the Middle East and at least one big American blog fell for a fake story that claimed Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud financed Israeli … Continue reading

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