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Saudi Arabia Launches Misguided $19 Billion Stimulus In Desperate Bid To Kickstart 2018 Growth

If you haven’t been living under a rock in recent months, it’s been impossible to miss the turmoil in Saudi Arabia and its relations with the outside world. A few weeks ago we published a piece by Chris Martenson of “If The Saudi Arabia Situation Doesn't Worry You, You're Not Paying Attention”. Martenson argued. […]

Rioting Protesters Breach US Embassy Gates In Beirut, Repelled By Tear Gas And Water Cannon

Hundreds of protesters in Lebanon faced off with security forces outside the US Embassy in Beirut on Sunday over President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  Protesters near the U.S. embassy in Awkar, in Beirut, Lebanon December 10, 2017. Protesters waving Palestinian flags threw projectiles, smoke grenades, set fires in the […]

The Saudi System And Why Its Change May Fail

Via Moon Of Alabama blog, The Saudi clown prince Mohammad Bin Salman is an impulsive tyrant. But what accounts for his urge to purge the country of any potential competing power center? Why does he run a such an activist foreign policy? The answer might be Iran. Not Iran the country, but Iran the system. […]

RussiaToday: Reporter: Al Jazeera told me to ignore Syria intervention

Al Jazeera has supplied Syrian rebels with satellite communication tools to ensure telephone and Internet connection, claims Ali Hashim, a former correspondent of the Qatar-funded channel. The equipment was smuggled from Lebanon, he told RT.

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RussiaToday: ‘Friends’ in Need: Syrian rebels ‘to receive salaries’ from Gulf states

Saudi Arabia and its allies are thought to have agreed to pay salaries to rebels fighting the Syrian regime. The decision came as around 60 nations – all harsh critics of the Syrian government – met in Turkey to discuss how to bolster the opposition an…

RussiaToday: Flashpoint Funding: UK doubles Syria rebel cashflow

The UK has announced it will allocate some £500,000 ($795,000) to supply non-military aid to the Syrian opposition. The Foreign Secretary says it will help the ‘hard-pressed’ opposition groups to register violations by the Assad government. RT’s Laura…

RussiaToday: CrossTalk: Piece of Syria

Assad has accepted Annan’s peace plan, so what’s next? How will it be translated into action? As Syrian opposition groups will still be supported by the West, will they really welcome the plan? Does Mr. Annan’s plan require the rebels to give up their …

RussiaToday: Troublemaking Turn: ‘Turkey may scupper Annan’s peace plan’

UN-Arab League envoy on Syria says it’s up to the people to decide if President Assad should step down. Kofi Annan is trying to promote a ceasefire and political dialogue to end the year-long crisis there. His latest comments come amid widespread calls…

RussiaToday: ‘Annan mission last chance for Syria to avoid bloody war’

Russia says Kofi Annan’s peace efforts could be the last chance for Syria to avoid plunging into a long-lasting, bloody civil war. The joint UN-Arab special envoy and the Russian President have held talks in Moscow, to discuss ending the violence, and …

RussiaToday: ‘US & UK seek revenge on Syria for opposing Iraq war’

The Syrian opposition is acting with instructions from "decision makers" abroad, Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar Ja’afari claims in exclusive interview with RT. He says the instructions come from Doha, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, France and Washington.

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