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  • (Live Thread) British Parliament member George Galloway to face oil-for-food accusers (Live Thread)

    05/17/2005 4:37:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 810 replies · 19,664+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 5/17/05 | Phil Hirschkorn
    British Parliament member to face oil-for-food accusers From Phil Hirschkorn CNN Tuesday, May 17, 2005 Posted: 0746 GMT (1546 HKT) Galloway speaks to the media after arriving Monday at Dulles International Airport outside Washington. (CNN) -- British Parliament member George Galloway will face his accusers when he testifies Tuesday before a U.S. Senate panel probing the U.N. oil-for-food program in Iraq. Galloway is due to appear before the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, which stated in a report last week that deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein granted him vouchers for 20 million barrels of...
  • Saudi Opposition, Far From Home, Makes Voice Heard

    10/27/2003 12:23:32 AM PST · by Prodigal Son · 1 replies · 209+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 27, 2003 | Warren Hoge
    LONDON, Oct. 26 — A modest two-story red brick house indistinct from others along a North London street bears no signs of being the headquarters of a campaign challenging royal rule in Saudi Arabia. The marks of the exiles' activity are very noticeable, however, in the streets of Saudi Arabia itself, where hundreds of people have been arrested by antiriot police this month for taking part in a protest demonstration, a rare occurrence in the monarchy's history. Government alarm at the dissidents' influence was reflected Sunday in a Ramadan-eve address in Riyadh from the country's senior religious leader, the grand...
  • U.N. asked to punish two Saudi activists

    12/21/2004 6:16:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 698+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/21/04 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States, Britain and Saudi Arabia asked the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to impose sanctions on British-based Saudi dissident Saad al-Faqih for allegedly providing financial and material support to al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden. The United States and Saudi Arabia also asked the council to impose sanctions on Saudi businessman Adel Abdul Jalil Batterjee, who was instrumental in founding the Benevolence International Foundation, an Islamic charity that the United States has previously deemed a global terrorist group. Council diplomats said the two names were circulated among the 15 Security Council members on Tuesday. If...
  • Bin Laden called UK 260 times

    03/23/2002 3:55:50 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 55 replies · 3,789+ views
    The Sunday Times (U.K.) ^ | 03/24/2002 | Nick Fielding and Dipesh Gadhery
    RECORDS of Osama Bin Laden’s calls from his satellite phone reveal Britain was at the heart of the terrorist’s planning for his worldwide campaign of murder and destruction. Bin Laden and his most senior lieutenants made more than 260 calls from their base in Afghanistan to 27 numbers in Britain. They included suspected terrorist agents, sympathisers and companies. Some were prearranged calls to contacts using public pay phones. The records, obtained by The Sunday Times, show that the terrorist leader made more calls to Britain than any other country in the two years that he used the phone. He stopped...
  • British MP Galloway says 'blew away' U.S. committee

    05/19/2005 6:33:43 AM PDT · by Axlrose · 83 replies · 2,026+ views
    By Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmaker George Galloway claimed victory over a U.S. Senate committee which accused him of profiting from the Iraq oil-for-food program in a triumphant speech to supporters on Wednesday. "We blew them away," an emotional Galloway told a rally in London after giving evidence to the panel examining how former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein used oil to reward politicians
  • Saudi police nabs 80 during protest attempt - source

    10/24/2003 6:03:36 AM PDT · by Int · 6 replies · 238+ views
    Reuters ^ | 24 Oct 2003 11:50:59 GMT | Fahd al-Frayyan
    24 Oct 2003 11:50:59 GMTSaudi police nabs 80 during protest attempt-source By Fahd al-Frayyan RIYADH, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Saudi authorities arrested more than 80 people who sought to protest in response to calls by an exiled dissident group demanding reform in the absolute monarchy, a security official said on Friday. The protest, the second in the kingdom in two weeks, was seen as a new challenge to the Saudi royal family, which is already mounting a crackdown against militants loyal to Saudi-born al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. "Tens of people were detained as they gathered. The number reached...
  • London: Leading Saudi dissident attacked

    06/23/2003 10:29:18 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 625+ views
    The head of a British-based Saudi Arabia opposition movement has suffered leg wounds after an assault, it was reported Monday by the British press. Dr. Saad al-Fagih, head of the London-based Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia (MIRA), required hospital treatment after the attack, police sources said. A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Police and ambulance were called at 10.45pm yesterday to an address in Willesden, north west London, following a report of an altercation in the street. "Ambulance attended and took the victim - a man in his 40s - to a London hospital suffering a leg wound." Fagih's injuries...