Dubai throws open the doors for the rich Russians escaping sanctions

Roman Abramovich said to be among those looking for a luxury base in the UAE, which is unafraid to snub the west On the tarmac of Dubai airport, half way along its main runway, a small terminal has been doing brisk business this month. Daily flights have disgorged dozens of Russians – many among theContinue reading “Dubai throws open the doors for the rich Russians escaping sanctions”

Let’s talk about Russian oil and American costs – Beau of the Fifth Column

More than 100 people killed in Yemen’s prison – WION

More than 100 people have been killed in Yemen’s prison due to an airstrike. In the latest, the Saudi-led coalition has denied targeting the prison.

Saudi Arabia appears to be building its own ballistic missiles with China’s help, report says

CNN reported that US intelligence believes Saudi Arabia is developing its own ballistic missiles. It said intelligence found recent transfers of missile technology between China and Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has foreign-made ballistic missiles, but is not believed to have made its own before. US intelligence agencies believe Saudi Arabia is building its own ballisticContinue reading “Saudi Arabia appears to be building its own ballistic missiles with China’s help, report says”

Tory MP who pleaded for Saudi work reported to standards watchdog

Move comes after Guardian revealed Daniel Kawczynski hosted businessman in parliament while hoping to secure lucrative work Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski has been reported to the parliamentary commissioner for standards, after the Guardian revealed how the politician hosted a Saudi Arabian businessman in parliament while hoping to secure a lucrative second job. Thangam Debbonaire, theContinue reading “Tory MP who pleaded for Saudi work reported to standards watchdog”

Saudi women’s rights activist says phone hack by U.S. contractors led to arrest -lawsuit

A Saudi Arabian women’s rights activist accused three former U.S. intelligence contractors of an illegal hack of her phone that was instrumental in her being arrested and later tortured in her home country, according to a lawsuit filed in a U.S. court. Loujain al-Hathloul helped lead a campaign to allow Saudi Arabian women to driveContinue reading “Saudi women’s rights activist says phone hack by U.S. contractors led to arrest -lawsuit”

The Netherlands and Australia find the omicron variant as curbs spread

The Netherlands confirmed 13 cases of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus on Sunday and Australia found two as the countries half a world apart became the latest to detect it in travelers arriving from southern Africa. A raft of curbs being imposed by nations around the world as they scramble to slow theContinue reading “The Netherlands and Australia find the omicron variant as curbs spread”

Israeli spyware company NSO Group placed on US blacklist

Decision against company at heart of Pegasus project reflects deep concern about impact of spyware on US national security interests NSO Group has been placed on a US blacklist by the Biden administration after it determined the Israeli spyware maker has acted “contrary to the foreign policy and national security interests of the US”. The finding byContinue reading “Israeli spyware company NSO Group placed on US blacklist”

MBS talked about using a ‘poison ring’ to kill the Saudi king in 2014 so his father could take the throne, exiled spy says

Mohammed bin Salman said in 2014 he could kill the then-king with a poison ring from Russia, a former spy said. Saad al-Jabri, a former Saudi spy chief who fled the country in 2017, made the claim about MBS. Al-Jabri told “60 Minutes” that MBS bragged he could do it so his father could takeContinue reading “MBS talked about using a ‘poison ring’ to kill the Saudi king in 2014 so his father could take the throne, exiled spy says”

COP26: Document leak reveals nations lobbying to change key climate report

A huge leak of documents seen by BBC News shows how countries are trying to change a crucial scientific report on how to tackle climate change. The leak reveals Saudi Arabia, Japan and Australia are among countries asking the UN to play down the need to move rapidly away from fossil fuels. It also showsContinue reading “COP26: Document leak reveals nations lobbying to change key climate report”

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