Category Archives: Politics/Foreign correspondents

Saudi vs. Qatar

Nervana Mahmoud criticizes the Western Media’s unbalanced portrayal of the Qatar crisis The behaviour of those Western media outlets reminds me of a similar pattern in Arabic media that I have witnessed from a very young age. Whenever a crisis … Continue reading

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Saudi also Supports Terrorism

Thanks to news.com.au: While Qatar has no doubt supported Islamist and extremist groups, Saudi Arabia is far from innocent. Therein lies the hypocrisy. Riyadh, the capital, has itself faced accusations of tolerating or even supporting extremists, in particular after the … Continue reading

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Saudi says Qatar sponsors terrorism

The Saudis and their friends (United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain) have collectively designated 59 individuals and 12 institutions that have financed terrorist organizations and received support from Qatar. Since I wish a pox on both of the Saud and … Continue reading

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The Rivalry between Qatar and Saudi is Dragging Everyone in…

All the terror-supporting leaders are coming out from the shadows and taking sides .. Turkey on Wednesday threw its weight behind its ally Qatar, fast-tracking plans to deploy extra Turkish troops to the emirate as Arab rivals cut transport links … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia’s role in 9/11

We’re empowering the worst of the worst The pages are devastating: Page 415: “While in the United States, some of the September 11 hijackers were in contact with, and received support and assistance from, individuals who may be connected to … Continue reading

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How Saudi Arabia manipulates the foreign press

Another method used by the government is to counter-attack or sanction in response to damaging media reports. This is what happened to the London-based Financial Times newspaper. It had to withdraw its correspondent and close its Riyadh bureau for publishing … Continue reading

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Oped attacks “westerners fighting ISIS” as “no heroes”, but they are heroes

Originally posted on Seth J. Frantzman:
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Since 2014 dozens of volunteers have joined the Kurdish YPG in the war against ISIS. They came from all walks of life and from all over the world, but most…

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