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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday-Wednesday 3/12-3/13/2019

    03/13/2019 5:12:50 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/12/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The House of Commons rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan 391-242 Tuesday night.... A "free vote" set for Wednesday on exiting the EU with 'no deal'..... There was concern for the fate of Venezuelan journalist Luis Carlos Diaz, who disappeared after leaving leaving his offices Monday afternoon.... US National Security Adviser again warning the Maduro government and the security forces that any harm to President Guaido and the National Assembly will be met with a: "significant response"..... Iran will respond firmly to any Israeli naval action against its oil shipments.... Israel releasing a story about Hezbollah operating in southern...
  • Plane turns around after mom on board realizes she left her baby in the terminal

    03/12/2019 8:08:14 AM PDT · by ETL · 32 replies
    Kuala Lumpur-bound flight, which headed back to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, when a frantic passenger told the crew that she had accidentally left her baby in the boarding area of the terminal, according to local publication Gulf News. A subsequent conversation between the Saudia Airlines pilot and air traffic control, which was uploaded to YouTube, has since gone viral.“May God be with us. Can we come back or what?” the pilot can be heard saying over the radio.“This flight is requesting to come back … a passenger forgot her baby in the waiting area, the poor thing,” someone can be heard saying.
  • Rumours grow of rift between Saudi king and crown prince

    03/08/2019 11:13:00 PM PST · by blueplum · 13 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 05 Mar 2019 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington and Nick Hopkins in London
    There are growing signs of a potentially destabilising rift between the king of Saudi Arabia and his heir, the Guardian has been told. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are understood to have disagreed over a number of important policy issues in recent weeks, including the war in Yemen. The unease is said to have been building since the murder in Turkey of the dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which the CIA has reportedly concluded was ordered by Prince Mohammed. However, these tensions increased dramatically in late February when the king, 83, visited Egypt...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 3/8/2019

    03/08/2019 3:56:14 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
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    At the top of the news from the UK....Tommy Robinson's "contempt of court" case for reporting outside a grooming gang trial involving Muslim defendants will go to trial on March 22nd..... Living proof of Venezuela's serious problems Thursday with a nationwide power outage.... A weekend of Yellow Vests rallies starting today in France. Its Week 17 of the Yellow Vests protests. A call for a weekend long presence at the Champs-de-Mars near the Eiffel Tower starting this evening..... Some 36 nations led by Iceland including the 28 European Union nations have condemned Saudi Arabia for the killing of Saudi journalist...
  • American woman, 31, who divorced her Saudi husband is now TRAPPED with her daughter [tr]

    03/06/2019 7:35:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 6, 2019 | Staff
    An American woman who divorced her Saudi businessman husband is now trapped in the country with their young daughter because of the Kingdom's restrictions on women. Bethany Vierra, who is originally from Washington state, has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2011 when she moved there to teach at a women's university, the New York Times reports. The now 31-year-old met her future husband there and they married in Portugal in 2013. They have a four-year-old daughter together.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 3/6/2019

    03/06/2019 5:13:22 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/6/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    A raging Nicolas Maduro calling on his supporters to come out after two days of massive protest across Venezuela for Interim President Juan Guaido.... Two French prison guards stabbed during a conjugal visit to a jihadist and seriously wounded. Authorities calling it a "terrorist attack"...... Police in London investigating three packages said to contain explosives. They arrived at Heathrow Airport, London City Airport and Waterloo Station..... And the big story in the mainstream media this morning is vague and indefinite information regarding satellite imagery from North Korea. Pictures of a rocket testing facility where construction is said to be underway,...
  • Djibouti: Chinese troops depart for first overseas military base

    07/12/2017 8:29:02 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 July 2017 | staff
    Ships carrying Chinese troops are heading to Djibouti to set up Beijing's first overseas military base, reports state media. China says the support base will be used for peacekeeping and humanitarian aid in Africa and West Asia. It will also be used for military co-operation, naval exercises and rescue missions, Xinhua said.
  • Russia-Israel team to eye foreign forces' pullout from Syria

    03/03/2019 6:30:31 AM PST · by NorseViking · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | March 3, 2019
    Jerusalem (AFP) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel and Russia are to form a joint team to examine the withdrawal of foreign forces from Syria. Israel is seeking the removal of Iranian forces and has vowed to keep its main enemy from entrenching itself militarily in the neighbouring country. Netanyahu met Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in Moscow to discuss Iran's presence in Syria. "I made it unequivocally clear that Israel will not allow the military entrenchment of Iran in Syria, and I also made it unequivocally clear that we would continue to take military action...
  • Here's How Lucid Motors Will Neutralize Tesla's Supercharger Advantage

    03/03/2019 5:13:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | September 27, 2018 | John Rosevear
    Lucid Motors, a Silicon Valley start-up that is gearing up to launch an advanced electric luxury car, said that it has struck a preliminary deal with Electrify America to provide its future customers with a nationwide recharging plan. This is an important deal. Tesla's (NASDAQ:TSLA) Supercharger network has given it a big advantage in winning buyers away from internal-combustion alternatives. Any company looking to challenge Tesla will be at a disadvantage unless it can also provide its buyers with assurance that they'll be able to access high-speed chargers on road trips. Lucid isn't yet public, but it just won a...
  • Saudi Arabia Is Said to Have Tortured an American Citizen

    03/02/2019 1:07:07 PM PST · by tkocur · 72 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2 March 2019 | David D. Kirkpatrick
    A dual citizen of Saudi Arabia and the United States had been imprisoned in the Ritz Carlton in Riyadh for about a week when he heard a knock on his door. Guards dragged Walid Fitaihi, a Harvard-trained physician, to another room, according to a friend who took down the prisoner’s detailed account of his treatment. Dr. Fitaihi told the friend he was slapped, blindfolded, stripped to his underwear and bound to a chair. He was shocked with electricity in what appears to have been a single session of torture that lasted about an hour. His tormentors whipped his back so...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report 3/1/2019

    03/01/2019 3:52:01 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/1/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The talks with North Korea are one but the talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan continue tomorrow after a break. New energy added to the talks earlier this week between the US and Taliban with the addition of top Taliban leader Mullah Bardar..... Israel's Attorney General moving forward with the indictment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in three corruption cases..... The leader of the opposition in Canada calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to resign..... Nine votes in favor of a US resolution calling for humanitarian aid and free and fair elections for Venezuela in the UN Security Council.....
  • Saudi Arabia Orders Its Fund Managers to Dump Canadian Assets

    08/08/2018 7:48:42 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8-8-2018 | By Margherita Stancati in Beirut,
    Saudi Arabia is ordering its citizens to leave Canada, selling its financial assets there and freezing trade between the two countries as part of an extraordinary diplomatic spat that has brought into global view the kingdom’s extreme sensitivity to Western criticism. The steps follow the Canada’s foreign ministry’s chastising Saudi Arabia for its recent arrest of human-rights activists. Canada’s foreign ministry, in a Twitter message sent on Friday, called on Saudi authorities to “immediately release” the activists. The Saudi government rejected what it described as Canada’s unacceptable interference in its domestic affairs, and on Monday expelled the Canadian ambassador to...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 2/27/2019

    02/27/2019 5:15:28 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/27/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    (BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan is saying it shot down two Indian jets in its airspace in Kashmir today. Pakistan says it bombed open ground but did not bomb six military targets it identified in the region. Pakistani Prime Minister Imram Khan says "We shot down two of their Migs. The pilots are with us". Khan has asked for dialogue with India.... A Saudi Arabian man, accused off the hit and run death of a 15-year-old in Oregon, is unlikely to face justice in the US. Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah was bailed out of jail in Oregon and surrendered his passport, but was...
  • 'Terrorism a common concern; ready to share intelligence with Delhi': Saudi Crown Prince in India

    02/20/2019 3:37:23 PM PST · by robowombat · 3 replies
    Dawn.com ^ | February 20, 2019
    'Terrorism a common concern; Riyadh ready to share intelligence with New Delhi': MBS in India Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in a joint statement issued during his day-long visit to India on Wednesday described terrorism and extremism as a common concern and said that Riyadh is ready to share intelligence with New Delhi to tackle these issues. Prince Mohammad arrived in Delhi on Tuesday night, a day after wrapping up a historical visit to Islamabad in which he signed $20 billion worth of agreements in the "first phase" of Saudi investment in Pakistan. His visit to Pakistan came days...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday-Monday 2/24-2/25/2019

    02/25/2019 3:56:29 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/24/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    In what could be interpreted as Turkish reaction to President Trump's decision to keep US troops in Syria after saying they would be withdrawn back in December, the Turkish Interior Minister says his government will reveal the links between Kurdish groups considered terrorists by Turkeu and American generals..... Hundreds of suspected Islamic State fighters have been turned over to Iraqi authorities by Kurdish forces operating in eastern Syria...... President Trump tweeted Sunday evening that sufficient progress has been made in trade talks with China to delay tariff increases.... The talks between Afghanistan's Taliban and the United States resumed today in...
  • Saudi Arabia to include Chinese language in educational curriculum

    02/24/2019 3:38:35 PM PST · by vannrox · 18 replies
    alarabiya.net ^ | 22FEB19 | Staff writer, Al Arabiya English
    Saudi Arabia has decided to include the Chinese language in the curriculum at all stages of education in Saudi schools and universities. The agreement was finalized during Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to China. It is aimed at strengthening friendship and cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the People’s Republic of China, and deepening the strategic partnership at all levels, according to Saudi Press Agency. The inclusion of the Chinese language in the curriculum will enhance the cultural diversity of students in the Kingdom and contribute to the achievement of future national goals in the field of education...
  • First Saudi female ambassador replaces king's son in US

    02/24/2019 2:31:35 AM PST · by be-baw · 9 replies
    AP (Via Fox News) ^ | February 24, 2019 | Jon Gambrell
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia appointed its first female ambassador early Sunday to serve as its top diplomat in the United States, pulling a son of King Salman back to the kingdom to serve as deputy defense minister amid deteriorating ties with America after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, a daughter of the kingdom's longtime ambassador to Washington Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, faces a stark challenge in improving ties between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.
  • Saudi Arabia appoints first female ambassador to the US

    02/24/2019 5:32:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud to be ambassador to the United States. Princess Reema currently works with the Saudi General Sports Authority and has worked to promote women in sports in the kingdom through initiatives focused on inclusion and encouraging more active lifestyles. She worked with the Ministry of Education to ensure physical education for girls in schools and championed a gender integrated team to the Special Olympics. She also worked in the private sector -- as CEO at Harvey Nichols Riyad and co-founder of Yibreen, a series of day spas in Riyad. The Saudi royal has also actively...
  • Saudi crown prince defends China's right to put Uighur Muslims in concentration camps

    02/23/2019 2:35:24 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    ohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’’s crown prince, on Friday defended China’s use of concentration camps for Muslims, saying it was Beijing’s “right”. "China has the right to carry out anti-terrorism and de-extremisation work for its national security,” Prince Mohammed, who has been in China signing multi-million trade deals much to the annoyance of his Western allies, was quoted as saying on Chinese state television. Xi Jinping, China’s leader, told the crown prince the two countries must strengthen international cooperation on de-radicalisation to “prevent the infiltration and spread of extremist thinking”. China has detained an estimated one million Uighur Muslims in...
  • Iranian Spy Is On The Run, And One US University May Be At The Heart Of Her RADICALIZATION

    02/21/2019 7:33:50 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    enVolve ^ | Feb. 20, 2019 | Doyle Alexander
    A former U.S. Air Force intelligence specialist accused of espionage for Iran, Monica Witt, was allegedly radicalized in part during a stint at a George Washington University, which has taken $100 million from Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries. Certain American universities have received funding from .... Middle Eastern countries. In some cases, the programs have been staffed by academics who are critical of U.S. policy and who publicly espouse fringe positions. Witt was charged Feb. 13 by the Department of Justice with sharing government secrets with Iranian officials. She was allegedly helping create a cyber-hacking operation on fellow former...