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Saudi Aramco Bus Burns Down After ‘Terrorist Assault’ In Qatif Region | International | News | Qatar Day

Qatar day posts this (partly google translated) report: Will this major escalation be swept away, or will Saudi authorities blame it all on terrorist Shi’ites, then promptly find a “link” to Iran instigators, which they will then use to escalate … Continue reading

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Saudi Aramco Confirms It’s Studying a Potential Share Sale – Bloomberg Business

An IPO could make Aramco the world’s most valuable company, with a capitalization at least double that of Apple’s $535 billion, according to Jason Tuvey at research firm Capital Economics. Opening it up to investors would be the most dramatic change … Continue reading

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On the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo massacre | Little Atoms

A new age of autocrats and absolutes has emerged, while in democratic Europe we anguish over refugees while apparently unable to do anything about the situation they are fleeing. A new order is emerging, one that we perhaps do not … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia Is a Burden, Not a Friend to the U.S. – NYTimes.com

But in recent years, the Saudis have become a burden to the U.S. with their erratic behavior and at times child-like tantrums, demanding American intervention on their behalf in Syria, Iraq and Egypt. And while the Saudis pay lip service … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia stews in policy hell: Spengler – Asia Times

Worst of all, the collapse of Saudi oil revenues threatens to exhaust the kingdom’s $700 billion in financial reserves within five years, according to an October estimate by the International Monetary Fund (as I discussed here). The House of Saud … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia to halt flights, trade with Iran – Israel News, Ynetnews

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia widened its rift with Iran on Monday, saying it would end air traffic and trade links with the Islamic republic and demanding that Tehran must “act like a normal country” before it would restore severed diplomatic … Continue reading

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Execution of Nimr Al Nimr exposes shifting sectarian fault lines | The National

But the reaction to the execution of Al Nimr also points to something of far greater import. What has become starkly apparent in the past few days is how rapidly lines of allegiance are shifting across the region. In a … Continue reading

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