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Turkish Pro-Erdogan Editor: Saudis and UAE Are ‘Hitmen of the Crusaders’ Hired to Kill Iran

Pundit Ibrahim Karagul of Turkey’s Yeni Safak, whose column titles are often longer than entire editorials penned by more sedate writers, delivered a lively presentation of the Turkish ruling party’s view of the Iran crisis with his Friday broadside: “U.S. Won’t Attack Iran, It Will Start a New Arab-Persian War. Two Crown Princes, Two Countries: They Became Hitmen of the Crusaders. But the Big Trap Is Set Against Saudi Arabia.”

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Iranian FM Zarif Claims Netanyahu, Saudis Goading Trump into War

TEL AVIV – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday said he does not believe President Donald Trump wants war with Iran, but added that the American president could be lured into a conflict by a “B-team” comprising national security adviser John Bolton, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed. 

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reacted with surprise and attempted satire Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would stick by Saudi Arabia despite allegations over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Coulter: All Hail President Javanka!

Ward’s recently released blockbuster, Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, tells you all this and more about our actual commander in chief: President Javanka. 

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Three Saudi Women’s Rights Activists Temporarily Released

Three Saudi women were granted temporary release from prison on Thursday, nearly a year after they and other women’s rights activists were detained by security forces who report to the kingdom’s powerful crown prince.

Saudi women board a taxi in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, May 24, 2011. A Saudi woman was arrested for a second time for driving her car in what women's activists said Monday was a move by the rulers of the ultraconservative kingdom to suppress an Internet campaign encouraging women to …

Saudi Women on Trial After Contact with Foreign Media

Beirut — Saudi women held in detention for nearly a year have been charged following contact with foreign media and activists, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, after they went on trial for undermining national security.

Saudi activist and campaigner Aziza al-Yousef checks her mobile phone during an interview in the capital Riyadh, on September 27, 2016. Thousands of Saudis have signed a petition urging an end to the guardianship system giving men control over the work, study, marriage and travel of female relatives, activists said. …

Saudi Crown Prince Defends China’s Re-Education Camps for Uighur Muslims

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, visiting Beijing to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping, made a comment on Friday about China’s right to defend itself against terrorism that has been widely interpreted as a tacit endorsement of the oppression of the Uighur Muslims of Xinjiang province.

Chinese paramilitary policemen patrol a street in Kashgar city, northwest Chinas Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, 23 July 2014. Chinese police shot dead dozens of knife-wielding attackers on Monday (28 July 2014) morning after they staged assaults on two towns in the western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency …

Saudi Crown Prince Meets with Xi Jinping in China

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Friday, capping a tour of Asia that was widely seen as the Saudis “pivoting to the East” after losing Western friends over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. MBS also visited India and Pakistan on his way to China.

HANGZHOU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 04: Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) shakes hands with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to the G20 Summit on September 4, 2016 in Hangzhou, China.

Saudi Arabia Concludes Corruption Probe, Banks over $100 Billion

The government of Saudi Arabia announced the formal conclusion of its anti-corruption probe on Wednesday, claiming the recovery of $107 billion in “real estate, companies, cash, and other assets” through settlements reached with 87 individuals.

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Mariah Carey Shakes Off Boycott Calls Ahead of Saudi Concert

Mariah Carey, one of the world’s most celebrated artists, is performing in Saudi Arabia on Thursday for the first time, but there’s a growing chorus of Saudi women calling on her to cancel the concert to show support for detained women’s rights activists.

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Experts, Images Indicate Saudis at Work on a Ballistic Missile Program

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A military base deep inside Saudi Arabia appears to be testing and possibly manufacturing ballistic missiles, experts and satellite images suggest, evidence of the type of weapons program it has long criticized its arch-rival Iran for possessing.

Saudi crown prince arrives in Cairo on regional tour

No Botox Please: Saudi Camel Beauty Pageant Offers Millions in Prizes

The King Abdulaziz Camel Festival in Saudi Arabia will begin later this month with organizers hoping to avoid the controversy that saw 12 camels disqualified in 2018 after their owners were found to have used Botox to plump up the lips, noses and jaws of their entries.

Camels are seen during a beauty contest as part of the annual King Abdulaziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 160 kilometres east of Riyadh, on January 19, 2018. The 28-day King Abdulaziz Camel Festival features races and camels beauty contest, known as Miss Camel with prizes amounting to $30 million. …

Saudi Arabia Rejects U.S. Senate’s ‘Interference’ in Kingdom

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia issued an unusually strong rebuke of the U.S. Senate on Monday, rejecting a bipartisan resolution that put the blame for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on the Saudi crown prince and describing it as interference in the kingdom’s affairs.

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Kremlin Insists Trump Will Hold ‘Impromptu’ Meeting with Putin

President Donald Trump on Thursday formally canceled his planned G-20 summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in response to Russia’s attack on Ukrainian ships near Crimea last weekend, but the Kremlin insisted on Friday that Putin and Trump will have a “brief impromptu meeting” similar to Putin’s encounters with other summit attendees.

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