An examination of Saudi Arabia’s Yemen diplomacy provides rare insights into the ways a vital U.S. ally has been granted a privileged perch at the world’s most powerful security body. Working through its military allies — principally the United States, Britain, and Egypt — Saudi Arabia has succeeded in blocking actions to restrain its military conduct and highlight humanitarian costs of the conflict.
The Saudis have spent untold billions of dollars spreading their Wahhabi ideology, including material such as “Jihad: The Forgotten Obligation.” This is an ally of the United States? No. The Saudis are not an ally of the U.S. and have not been since 9/11 and even before.
London-based rights organization said that Saudi Arabia’s Specialized Criminal Court passed the ruling on Issa al-Hamid. He will served nine years for being critical of the despotic regime that rules Saudi Arabia. He was also banned from foreign trips for another nine years.
Fresh information allegedly connecting the government of Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 terror attacks has been released.
Officials have revealed that the flight certificate of Al-Qaeda bomb maker Ghassan Al-Sharbi was discovered hidden in an envelope from the Saudi embassy in Washington when they arrested him in 2002. He had a flight certificate to participate in 9/11
Senator James Lankford (R-OK) has applauded the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to change its documentation to accurately reflect America’s First Amendment right of freedom of ‘religion’, and not just freedom of ‘worship’. Last year, Lankford urged the Department to make this change. Last Thursday, DHS issued a notice to the public that they are currently in the process of updating all relevant internal and external publications, including test study materials, to reflect this ‘freedom of religion’ change in terminology.
Al-Qaeda has made major financial gains as a result of the war in Yemen, running its own mini-state and pocketing $100 million in looted bank deposits and revenue from running the country’s largest port.The group’s deep pockets and increased power are down to the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen
Iraqi Christians gathered in Baghdad to mark Easter but celebrations were tempered by fears ISIS would eradicate their shrinking community, even as the army launched a U.S.-backed offensive to retake Mosul, their ancestral homeland.
At least 63 people were killed and more than 300 others injured when a suicide bomber linked to an Islamic terror group blew himself up in a children’s park in Lahore, the capital of Pakistan’s Punjab province, where Christians celebrated Easter, officials and Christians said.
The US, France, and the UK risk complicity in unlawful civilian deaths in Yemen, according to Human Rights Watch. The organization called on the countries to suspend all weapons sales to Saudi Arabia until it curtails its airstrikes and investigates alleged violations.
President Barack Obama has signed off on a new plan to train Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, a move that comes just months after the Pentagon shut down a more ambitious train-and-equip program that burned through hundreds of millions of dollars with little to show for the effort.