Category: Saudi Arabia

Patrick Cockburn: US allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar are funding Isis

There is a bizarre discontinuity between what the Obama administration knew about the jihadis and what they would say in public

Sarah Aziza: Saudi women push for full rights, demand end to guardianship system

In Saudi Arabia, a country many view as synonymous with gender discrimination, women are seeing signs of change

Patrick Cockburn: Saudi Arabia is showing signs of financial strain as its relationship with the US sours

Workers in the Saudi desert are not only no longer receiving wages, supplies of food and electricity have also been cut

Medea Benjamin: Why Is the US Aligned With Saudi Arabia?

Saudi’s intervention in Yemen is an extension of this hatred of Iran. The Saudis are worried that the Houthis, who rose up in Yemen, are close to Iran

Robert Fisk: Saudi Arabia cannot pay its workers or bills – yet continues to fund a war in Yemen

The kingdom’s cash is not flowing so smoothly for the tens of thousands of sub-continental expatriates sweating away on his great building sites

Medea Benjamin: Hillary Clinton, the Podesta Group and the Saudi Regime: A Fatal Menage a Trois

If Hillary Clinton wants to be a meaningful symbol for human rights and women’s empowerment, her campaign must live up to the values she claims to represent

Glenn Greenwald: The Olympics May Be Over, But the Anger, Disillusionment Among Brazilians Remains High

The Olympics have wrapped up in Rio, leaving Brazilians with a massive debt from the Games and an ongoing financial crisis. For more on the current situation, we speak with Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-founder of The Intercept. He has recently helped launch a new Intercept bureau in Brazil. AMY GOODMAN: This is Read more…

Medea Benjamin: U.S. Weapons Sales Are Drenched in Yemeni Blood

Saudi Arabia is using billions in U.S. aid to fund their onslaught of innocent civilians in Yemen, but it’s not too late for Congress to stop this madness

Glenn Greenwald: Why Did the Saudi Regime and Other Gulf Tyrannies Donate Millions to the Clinton Foundation?

As the numerous and obvious ethical conflicts surrounding the Clinton Foundation receive more media scrutiny, the tactic of Clinton-loyal journalists is to highlight the charitable work done by the foundation, and then insinuate — or even outright state — that anyone raising these questions is opposed to its charity. James Carville announced that those who criticize the Read more…

Juan Cole: Saudis bomb Sanaa during “Million-Person march”

The Houthi Ansarullah Movement that controls most of north and west Yemen staged what was by all accounts an enormous demonstration in the capital of Sanaa on Saturday. It may have been the single largest demonstration in the country’s history. While it was unlikely actually to have involved a million people, it did probably tens Read more…

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