Jon Gambrell, Associated Press Updated 10:49 pm PST, Friday, January 25, 2019 FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photograph, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman adjusts his robe as leaders gather for the group at the G20 Leader's Summit at the Costa Salguero Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A military base deep inside Saudi Arabia appears to be testing and possibly manufacturing ballistic missiles, experts and satellite images suggest, potentially thrusting the kingdom into a weapons program it long has criticized its archrival Iran for possessing. less FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photograph, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman adjusts his robe as leaders gather for the group at the G20 Leader's Summit at the Costa Salguero Center in Buenos ... more Photo: Ricardo Mazalan, AP … [Read more...] about Experts, images suggest a Saudi ballistic missile program
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POLITICS 01/06/2019 05:49 pm ET Updated 1 hour ago The kingdom's decision to ban an episode of Minhaj's Netflix show comes after months of Saudi attacks on the first Muslim U.S. congresswomen. By Akbar Shahid Ahmed After the worst year for Saudi Arabia’s image since the 9/11 attacks involved several of its citizens, the kingdom began 2019 with a fresh controversy by asking Netflix to block Saudi users from viewing an episode of “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj.” On Jan. 1, The Financial Times confirmed that Netflix had complied ― setting off international condemnation and a wave of renewed attention to a sketch Minhaj released months ago. (He appreciated the publicity.) But beyond the absurdity and outrage is a reminder of a powerful trend that matters not just for the Saudis’ ongoing struggle to sustain their place in the world but for 1.6 billion people associated with the religion that was founded in the country, Islam. The … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia Fears Critics Like Hasan Minhaj. But They’ll Only Get Louder.
The rapid political ascent of Ilhan Omar — who went from a Minnesota state legislative seat to a seat in Congress in just three years — has captured the attention of adoring liberal activists, critical conservative pundits and documentary filmmakers. Add to the list of those interested in the former Somali refugee: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Since Omar’s victory in last month’s midterm election, influential voices in the oil-rich Middle Eastern country have taken to social media and newspaper op-ed pages to attack her and fellow congresswoman-to-be Rashida Tlaib of Michigan — the other “first” Muslim woman set to serve in Congress — as rising enemies of Saudi Arabia, and as subversive agents of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist political organization. A Dec. 9 op-ed in Al Arabiya, a Saudi-funded news network, is typical: it says the two “Muslim sisters” are aligned with an anti-Saudi movement that infiltrated American … [Read more...] about Who’s afraid of Ilhan Omar? Saudi Arabia, for one
Middle East By Jack Goodman BBC Reality Check 12 December 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-46469168 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsReality Check The ongoing UN-sponsored peace talks are seen as a key … [Read more...] about Billions raised for Yemen, where’s it all going?
The United States is helping to create what the U.N. calls the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, and could be abetting war crimes as well. What’s worse, it’s not really clear why. For most of the past three and a half years, the conflict in Yemen has seemed like troubling background noise almost no one wanted to hear. Even among those sympathetic to global human rights issues, it has had to compete for attention with the plight of millions of Syrians, of refugees clinging to leaky boats in the Mediterranean Sea, of Central Americans fleeing gang violence, and of Myanmar’s Rohingya population. The deaths of 54 people — 44 of them schoolboys — earlier this month in an airstrike conducted by a Saudi-led military alliance got the attention of Congress, which now is requiring the Trump administration to certify that the Saudis and their allies are trying to avoid civilian casualties in Yemen. The conflict has left 75 percent of the population in need of … [Read more...] about The U.S. is making the humanitarian crisis in Yemen worse — and it’s not even clear why we’re involved there