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”

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.

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”

Germany refuses to take in stranded migrants after calls from Minsk – DW

Germany has rejected calls from Minsk for the European Union to take in migrants stranded at the Belarus-Poland border. EU member states have also made it clear they won’t be blackmailed by Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko. He is demanding they take in thousands of migrants. They’re facing harsh winter conditions out in the forests alongContinue reading “Germany refuses to take in stranded migrants after calls from Minsk – DW”

Several killed in Yemen blast targeting Aden governor

Governor Ahmed Lamlas and Agriculture Minister Salem al-Suqatri survive car bomb that killed at least six people. A car bomb targeting the governor’s convoy shook Yemen’s southern port city of Aden on Sunday killing at least six people. Governor Ahmed Lamlas and Agriculture Minister Salem al-Suqatri, both members of a separatist group in southern Yemen,Continue reading “Several killed in Yemen blast targeting Aden governor”

U.S. Admits Training Colombians Accused of Killing Haiti President as Part of Billion Dollar War on Drugs

BOGOTÁ, Colombia—“‘Private contractor’ can mean a lot of things, all the way from a guy who fixes cars to a professional soldier,” says Diego, a Colombian special forces veteran who has spent the last eight years working for private security companies around the world, from Yemen, to Honduras, Africa, and Eastern Europe. He asked toContinue reading “U.S. Admits Training Colombians Accused of Killing Haiti President as Part of Billion Dollar War on Drugs”

Saudi-led coalition intensifies Yemen air raids, hits grains port

Six people injured after raids hit Houthi-controlled Salif grains port, a warehouse, and a food company’s living quarters. The Saudi-led military coalition has carried out dozens of air raids against what it said were Houthi military targets in Yemen’s north, including the capital Sanaa and the port of Salif on the Red Sea coast. TheContinue reading “Saudi-led coalition intensifies Yemen air raids, hits grains port”

Air NZ apologises after revelations it helped Saudi Arabian military

Air New Zealand’s chief executive has apologised to the Finance Minister Grant Robertson following revelations the national carrier has been working with the Saudi Arabian military. Through a third party contract, the airline’s gas turbines unit has worked on two engines and one power turbine module from vessels belonging to the Royal Saudi Navy. RobertsonContinue reading “Air NZ apologises after revelations it helped Saudi Arabian military”

UK declines to follow US in suspending Saudi arms sales over Yemen

Foreign minister says Britain will continue to assess issue according to ‘strict licensing criteria’ British ministers have refused to join the US in suspending arms sales to Saudi Arabia for offensive use in war-torn Yemen, saying the UK makes its own decisions about selling weapons. The US president, Joe Biden, announced the suspension last week, meeting a longstandingContinue reading “UK declines to follow US in suspending Saudi arms sales over Yemen”

Al Qaeda leader in Yemen in custody, U.N. confirms

Khalid Batarfi was arrested in October, and the terror group has since suffered an erosion of its ranks caused by desertions, the U.N. said in a report. The leader of Al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen has been under arrest since October, and the terror group has suffered an erosion of its ranks caused by desertions,Continue reading “Al Qaeda leader in Yemen in custody, U.N. confirms”

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