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  • Saudi teen asylum-seeker fleeing alleged abuse by family arrives in Canada

    01/12/2019 10:01:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 12, 2019 | Kathleen Joyce
    The Saudi teen who fled alleged abuse by her family arrived in Canada Saturday. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, was seen smiling as she exited an arrival door at Toronto’s airport following a dramatic week that saw her flee her family while visiting Kuwait and then head to Bangkok, Thailand. She barricaded herself in a Thai airport hotel to avoid deportation. Her case grabbed global attention after she mounted a social media campaign via her Twitter for asylum. Her efforts picked up enough public and diplomatic support to convince Thai officials to admit her temporarily under the protection of the U.N....
  • Saudi women to get divorce confirmation by text message

    01/09/2019 7:42:02 AM PST · by Baynative · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 January 2019 | staff
    A new regulation in Saudi Arabia is set to stop Saudi women from being divorced without their knowledge. Starting from Sunday, courts will be required to notify women by text on rulings confirming their divorces. Local female lawyers suggest the measure will end what are known as secret divorces - cases where men end a marriage without telling their wives.
  • Thai police say they won’t deport Saudi woman seeking asylum

    01/07/2019 8:11:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/07/2019 | By Kaweewit Kaewjinda and Aya Batrawy 
    BANGKOK — The head of Thailand’s immigration police said Monday that an 18-year-old Saudi woman who was stopped in Bangkok as she was trying to travel to Australia for asylum to escape alleged abuse by her family will not be sent anywhere against her wishes. The woman, Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, was allowed to temporarily enter Thailand under the protection of the U.N. refugee agency, which was expected to take at least five to seven days to evaluate her case and claims for asylum status. Thai immigration police released photos of Alqunun after she left the room at a Bangkok airport...
  • Saudi Teen Seeks Asylum, Fears Family Will Kill Her

    01/07/2019 7:26:42 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    NPR ^ | January 7, 20196:13 AM | Matthew S. Schwartz
    The Twitter account sprang into existence over the weekend, posting anguished pleas to anyone who would listen. "I am real, I exist, I am still breathing, but I am not sure I can continue or that I can stay alive unless the Saudi embassy stops pursuing me," wrote 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun from the Thai airport, where she was stopped en route to Australia. The Saudi national said she was fleeing her abusive family, seeking asylum in any western country that would have her. "I'm in real danger," she said. Human rights groups and western embassies implored the Thai government...
  • A Jihadist Overcome by the Love of Jesus

    01/04/2019 11:36:05 AM PST · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/28/16 | Your Living Manna
    Al Fadi is a former Wahabbi Muslim from Saudi Arabia. He is the researcher, editor, writer, and translator for numerous ministries, including "Answering Islam" and runs an outreach ministry designed for non-Muslim and Christians. Al Fadi came to America to convert people to Islam, but was challenged by his own faith.
  • al-Houthi: We want a united and democratic Yemen

    12/31/2018 9:53:53 PM PST · by BeauBo · 18 replies
    al Jezeera ^ | 25 Dec 2018 | Naseh Shaker & Faisal Edroos
    Al Jazeera spoke to Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the Houthi rebels' Supreme Revolutionary Committee, about the ceasefire in Hodeidah, his movement's relationship with Iran, and the Houthis' endgame in Yemen.
  • CHECKMATE – Saudi Crown Prince MbS Sends Replacement Troops To Defend Kurds in Syria…

    12/21/2018 5:16:50 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 189 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 21, 2018 | Sundance
    ..."Saudi Arabia and the UAE have sent military forces to areas controlled by the Kurdish YPG group in north-east Syria, Turkey’s Yenisafak newspaper reported. The paper said the forces will be stationed with US-led coalition troops and will support its tasks with huge military enforcements as well as heavy and light weapons. Quoting the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the newspaper reported that a convoy of troops belonging to an Arab Gulf state recently arrived in the contact area between the Kurdish PKK/YPG and Daesh in the Deir Ez-Zor countryside. This comes at a time when Ankara is preparing to...
  • ‘We don’t want him here’: Saudi crown prince is a protected pariah at G-20 summit

    12/02/2018 11:55:17 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    MSN ^ | 12-2-2018 | Anthony Faiola, Anne Gearan
    The legions of protesters demonstrating at a leaders summit here have unfurled a sea of standard-issue signs, ranging from “No to Imperialism” to “Yankees Go Home.” But a newer rallying cry also appeared on a smattering of homemade posters. “Mohammed bin Salman, Assassin!” For Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Group of 20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires has amounted to a key test: his first appearance at a major international event since the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi who was a frequent critic of the kingdom’s de facto leader.
  • Here's a Saudi 'war game' scenario demonstrating the peril of a post-Khashoggi period for the US

    11/24/2018 8:45:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 24, 2018 | Fred Kempe
    • A nightmare scenario involving a potential armed showdown between Saudi Arabia and Iran would put America and President Trump in a high-stakes dilemma. • U.S. policy performs best when focused on a longer-term strategic purpose. In the Middle East, the approach must be on preventing any new conflicts, ending civil wars and unlocking the region's human potential while opposing extremism, writes Atlantic Council President and CEO Fred Kempe. • The U.S. and its Western allies should leverage the post-Khashoggi crisis to achieve some good in the Middle East, Kempe writes....
  • NY Times: Trump Is Crude. But He’s Right About Saudi Arabia.

    11/22/2018 9:12:40 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
    NYTimes ^ | Michael Doran and Tony Badran
    Mr. Trump’s sidestepping of reports that the C.I.A. believes that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing as “Maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!” was jarring. But every president since Harry Truman has aligned with unsavory Middle Eastern rulers in the service of national interests. The difference here is that Mr. Trump seemed unapologetic about this state of affairs with only a passing nod to the affront to our values that Mr. Khashoggi’s murder represents. That’s nothing to cheer. But it is vitally important to evaluate the policy on its merits more than its mode of expression. And...
  • Jamal Khashoggi was a player, not a bleeding heart liberal

    11/17/2018 11:08:42 AM PST · by Pelham · 43 replies
    Financial Review ^ | November 4, 2018 | Alexander Downer
    So back to the tragic murder of Jamal Khashoggi. My intelligence sources tell me he had worked as an intelligence agent for the Saudi intelligence service, GID, for around 20 years. At one point he was sent by GID to Sudan to meet Osama bin Laden and to try to lure him away from terrorism. He failed. Khashoggi had always been close to the Muslim Brotherhood, the people who took over Egypt under Morsi following the so-called Arab Spring. The Muslim Brotherhood is a hard-line Islamist organisation dedicated to the introduction of Sharia and the creation of an Islamic caliphate....
  • Saudi prosecutor claims Crown Prince Mohammed innocent

    11/15/2018 8:41:09 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 13 replies
    BusinessInsider ^ | 2018-11-15 21:00 | Alexandra Ma
    Saudi Arabia is seeking the death penalty for five suspects in the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In a Thursday statement, the Saudi public prosecutor said that 11 suspects had been indicted in Khashoggi's death and that he had requested the death penalty for five of them. None of the suspects were named.
  • Iran's Powerful Hardline Cleric Threatens To “Instantly” Create $400 Oil By Seizing Tankers

    11/04/2018 6:35:41 PM PST · by blam · 94 replies
    Just ahead of U.S. sanctions on Iran set to snap back on Monday targeting primarily the energy, shipbuilding, shipping, and banking sectors, Iran’s most prominent conservative cleric has announced that if oil exports are halted, Saudi tankers will be confiscated and Gulf countries attacked. Powerful Shia cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda is the Friday Prayer leader in Mashhad, considered Iran’s spiritual capital and among the holiest places in Shia Islam, and sits on the government’s “Assembly of Experts” but has no formal government role or decision-making ability. However, he’s a powerful leader and chief spiritual force behind Iran’s conservative faction who...
  • Saudi Arabia CRISIS: King's youngest brother in bid to OVERTHROW ruler

    10/31/2018 10:01:26 AM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    UK Express ^ | Oct. 31, 2018 | Rebecca Perring
    THE King of Saudi Arabia’s brother has returned to Riyadh to mount a challenge against the “toxic” de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. Prince Ahmed bin Abdelaziz, the youngest and only living brother of King Salman, has reportedly returned to the kingdom from London this week. The 76-year-old is plotting to oust his nephew and the son of King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud, on his return, according to sources. His intervention comes after Saudi Arabia was thrown under the spotlight following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi,...
  • Saudi cleric calls for Muslim-Christian-Jewish peace delegation to Jerusalem

    10/29/2018 10:46:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 10/06/2018
    In a highly unusual plea, Mohammed al-Issa, an ally of the kingdom’s reformist crown prince, says mission could help ‘provide fertile ground to find solutions’ The head of the Saudi-based Muslim World League has called for a Muslim-Christian-Jewish interfaith delegation to travel to Jerusalem to promote the cause of peace by finding common ground between religions. Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim al-Issa, who is an ally of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, told Fox News in an interview Thursday: “We should send a peace convoy that is representative of all three Abrahamic religions. They should be Muslim, Christian and Jewish...
  • War news from Amir Tsarfati and other very recent events

    10/20/2018 6:36:33 AM PDT · by firebrand · 12 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Oct. 19, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    For those mostly interest in the current events part, start at about the 9-minute mark. Israel's current activity in foiling the Russian attempts to go after the spoils in Israel. Amir's conclusions, so far, on the Kharshoggi incident. Growing anti-Semitism in the U.S., Christ at the Checkpoint, attacks on rabbis in NY, Farrakhan. Throughout, a warning about Satanic forces, before and after the hard news.
  • The Secret History Of The Saudi Consulate Affair: Turkey's Counter-Attack

    10/19/2018 2:56:05 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 18, 2018 | Melik Kaylan
    Almost everything we know about what actually happened in the Saudi Consulate comes from the Turks. Make that everything we know. And make that what we think we know. One thing is certain at this point. The US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi is dead. The rest, down to how long it took for the Saudi executioners to kill him – seven minutes – we have from Turkish sources. Now ask yourself – why are the Turks so determined to be so informative? The regime in Ankara is hardly a champion of human rights for journalists. Hardly a paragon of selfless...
  • Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro Accuses Kushner of Orchestrating Khashoggi Killing

    10/19/2018 8:32:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | October 19, 2018 | Staff
    Without evidence, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), a member of the House intelligence committee, said Jared Kushner might have passed a “hit list” to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman resulting in the apparent brutal slaying of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Castro, during a CNN appearance Friday morning, cited unspecified “reporting that Jared Kushner may have, with U.S. intelligence, delivered a hit list, an enemies list, to the crown prince, to MBS, in Saudi Arabia and that the prince may have acted on that, and one of the people he took action against is Mr. Khashoggi.”
  • The US-Saudi relationship must be preserved – our national interest demands it

    10/16/2018 9:22:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 111 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 16, 2018 | Jim Hanson
    The concerted efforts now underway to derail the improved relations between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia established by the Trump administration are unhelpful at best and dangerous to America’s national and economic security at worst. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a reformer trying to modernize his country. The steps he has taken so far are unprecedented. Letting that progress fall victim to mistakes by his government and attacks from opponents would be a massive mistake. The death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi – a critic of the Saudi government, who has not been heard from since he...
  • CNN Reports Saudis Preparing to Admit Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed in ‘Interrogation Gone Wrong’

    10/15/2018 12:28:36 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 95 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Oct 15th, 2018, 3:17 pm | Aidan McLaughlin
    CNN reported on Monday that Saudi Arabia is preparing a report in which they will admit that Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who went missing earlier this month, was killed in an “interrogation gone wrong.”