Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Tag: Saudi Arabia

Yemen’s Forgotten War: The Complicated Conflict That Almost No One is...

To paraphrase one Middle Eastern prophet, the leadership and media of western countries need to remove the log from their own eye before they will ever be able to help the greater Middle East remove the splinter from its own.

Are Obama’s Record Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt and...

President Obama is responsible for a major increase in weapons sales with the majority of weapon exports going to the Middle East and Persian Gulf. The Obama administration has approved more arms sales than any other administration since World War II.

VIDEO: Dear Sweden: Your Dispute With Saudi Arabia Makes This a...

Sweden has cancelled an arms sale with Saudi Arabia because of the way they jailed and fogged blogger Raif Badawi, which has ultimately hurt the two country's relationship. This may lead to Sweden focusing more on green energy since their petroleum purchase usually comes from Saudi Arabia.

A Twisted Tribute

General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of staff, wants to honor King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia as a military hero. Claiming he's “a man of remarkable character and courage,” Dempsey might want to think again.

Saudi Government Imposes Sentence of 1,000 Lashes Against Activist Blogger

The Saudi Arabian government has issued a series of 1,000 public lashings and 10 years in prison to an activist blogger Raif Badawi for insulting Islam. U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki requested an end to this punishment, but it does not look like Saudi authorities will end this brutality.

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Reintroduction of 170 European bison could help remove CO2 equivalent of 43,000 cars, study...

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Nevada pushes for abortion rights as coalition submits over 200,000 signatures for ballot measure

This effort, spearheaded by Nevadans for Reproductive Freedom, underscores a critical moment in the ongoing national debate over abortion.

Toxic gaslighting: How 3M executives convinced a scientist the forever chemicals she found in...

As the EPA now forces the removal of the chemicals from drinking water, Kris Hansen wrestles with the secrets that 3M kept from her and the world.