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Defense Secretary James Mattis on Tuesday voiced his implicit support for a so-called "Arab NATO" that would include the small, oil-rich nation of Qatar, despite Doha's ongoing diplomatic conflicts with Saudi Arabia and its Middle East allies. [Read More]
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The federal government is showing no apparent signs of toughening its stance on arms sales to Saudi Arabia, even after Canada's spy chief heard a recording of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. [Read More]
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Here's what you need to know to start your day. [Read More]
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Intelligence operatives from Saudi Arabia met with the Trump administration and members of Israel's Mossad to discuss how to sabotage Iran. [Read More]
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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to ratchet up pressure on Riyadh over last month's killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Tuesday saw the front page of the Turkish pro-government Sabah newspaper carry pictures of x-ray images of the alleged Saudi hit team suitcase purportedly showing tools to murder Khashoggi. The newspaper story is the latest development in what analysts see as a carefully calibrated campaign by Ankara against Riyadh. Erdogan announced last week an audio recording of the last minutes of the Saudi writer's... [Read More]
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Why the US has little leverage to end the Yemen crisis. On October 30, the United States called for the Yemen war to end within a month's time. But in the two weeks since, Saudi Arabia's coalition has intensified its attacks on a critical rebel-held city — closing the short-lived window to end to the brutal four-year conflict. The coalition's latest massive assault is focused on Hodeidah, a vital port city in western Yemen that the Houthis — a rebel group fighting the US-backed, Saudi-led coalition — have controlled since 2014. More than 70 percent of the country's food,... [Read More]
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The White House on Tuesday slammed Sen. Bernie Sanders as "ridiculous" for referring to President Donald Trump as an "authoritarian leader." White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley on Tuesday told INSIDER the Vermont senator's comments the day prior were "grossly insulting," particularly because they came on Veterans Day. Sanders on Monday said the "simple truth" is Trump is an "authoritarian leader" who does not care about democracy. The White House on Tuesday slammed Sen. Bernie Sanders as "ridiculous" for referring to President Donald Trump as an "authoritarian leader." Sanders on Monday said... [Read More]
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Oil prices fell for a 12th straight day Tuesday — the longest losing streak on record. President Donald Trump has recently pushed back against Saudi Arabia's plans to increase production. Last week, US production hit a record 11.6 million barrels per day. Watch oil trade live. Oil prices fell for a 12th straight session Tuesday, the longest streak on record, after President Donald Trump pushed back against Saudi Arabia's plan to increase its output. West Texas Intermediate crude oil, the US benchamrk, and Brent crude oil, the international benchmark, were both down by about 2.3%, at... [Read More]
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Saudi Arabia tried to stop oil prices from falling off a cliff, but a tweet from President Trump sent them running downhill. [Read More]
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Saudi Arabia is no closer to achieving its objectives in Yemen, and international pressure to end the war is growing. The kingdom can cease its bombing campaign and still defend its national interests. ... [Read More]
*Brent below $70, U.S. crude below $60 as sell-off accelerates. *Trump says OPEC should not cut production. *Saudi Arabia says there is need to cut 1 mln bpd of supply. [Read More]
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Oil prices fell sharply Tuesday, deepening a rout that has plunged the energy complex into a bear market as growing supply is poised to swamp demand next year. The latest drop came after President Donald Trump urged OPEC and Saudi Arabia to maintain their current policy of gradually increasing output, which helps to... [Read More]
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Nearly every day, news of some fresh tragedy arrives from Yemen, a nation that has been devastated by a brutal conflict between Houthi forces and a Western-backed military coalition led by Saudi Arabia. At some point, the ruination starts to run together. Yemen cholera outbreak kills more than 2,000. Yemen wedding bombing: 30 killed. Death toll in Yemen conflict passes 10,000, 20,000, 50,000. More than two million displaced. The headlines are a daily drumbeat of horror, staggering and staggeringly steady. [Read More]
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Oil fell for a 12th day, its longest losing streak on record, after U.S. President Donald Trump criticized Saudi Arabia's plan to cut output. [Read More]
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As the Senate and gubernatorial recounts continue in the state of Florida, President Trump said that both races should be called for the Republican candidates, claiming voter fraud without any evidence. Trump tweeted, "The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged. An honest vote count is no longer possible-ballots massively infected. Must go with Election Night!" Trump's tweet drew outrage and alarm. Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders responded on Twitter, "Donald Trump, like his... [Read More]
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Details are emerging about the audio recordings that reportedly capture the last moments of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's life—and could directly implicate Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in his murder. A member of the Saudi kill team responsible for the assassination at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul reportedly can be heard saying on the phone, "tell your boss" and "the deed was done," after Khashoggi was murdered. The call is believed to be between Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb—one of the Saudi agents at the consulate—and an aide to the crown prince. On Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed... [Read More]
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People familiar with an audio recording of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi say it contains an instruction to "tell your boss," which American intelligence officials believe is a reference to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince, The New York Times reports. [Read More]
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Saudi Arabia continues to deflect and deny any wrongdoing after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Turkey. Despite the fact that the murder of a well-known critic of the autocratic Muslim regime was premeditated and unimaginably cruel, Saudi Arabian Crown Prince and head of state, Mohammed bin Salman had the... [Read More]
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Venezuelan and Iranian production fell in October from September, but higher output in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates more than offset the decline. [Read More]
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FOCUS : Bosnia and Herzegovina - a multicultural Muslim-majority country - is an increasingly popular destination among tourists from Saudi Arabi... [Read More]
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