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  • How the National Enquirer Got Bezos’ Texts
    Wall Street Journal: “Jeff Bezos and his allies have publicly speculated about how the National Enquirer acquired racy texts he sent his girlfriend, including at one point hinting Saudi Arabia or the White House may have been... Topics: Jeff Bezos, White House
  • Oil prices hit new 2019 high
    From Reuters: Saudi Arabia says OPEC may need to extend oil supply cuts. OPEC and its allies agree to cancel an April meeting, leaving supply caps in place through June. Signs of a reduction in crude inventory levels at the U.S. storage hub in... Topics: Reuters, OPEC
  • Kushner ally Crown Prince Salman led a brutal campaign of torture against Saudi dissidents: report
    A New York Times report from over the weekend claims that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia has been engaged in a major crackdown of his political foes that includes multiple instances of kidnapping and torturing dissidents. The...
  • Arms Sales to U.S. Allies in Yemen are Endangering American Lives
    Doug Bandow Security, Middle East Washington's policy in Yemen is both hypocritical and dangerous. The Trump administration has made Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates the foundation of its anti-Iran strategy. As a result, Washington,... Topics: Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Iran
  • The US is set to become the world's biggest oil exporter thanks to the fracking revolution
    US energy production has reached record levels in recent years following a boom in shale production.The International Energy Agency's (IEA) latest five-year outlook sees the US overtaking Russia and potentially Saudi Arabia as an oil exporter by... Topics: Fracking, Russia

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  • US says Iran Missile Program Destabilizing Middle East
    A senior U.S. arms control official said on Tuesday that Iran's missile program is destabilizing the Middle East and raising the risk of a "regional arms race" through the provision of such weapons to armed groups in Lebanon and Yemen. U.S.... Topics: Iran, Lebanon
  • Arms Sales to U.S. Allies in Yemen are Endangering American Lives
    Doug Bandow Security, Middle East Washington's policy in Yemen is both hypocritical and dangerous. The Trump administration has made Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates the foundation of its anti-Iran strategy. As a result, Washington,... Topics: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Iran
  • Yemen Has Coordinates of Riyadh, Abu Dhabi Targets, Ready to Retaliate – Report
    This comes as Yemen remains locked in a conflict between government forces led by President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and Houthi rebels. Topics: United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi
  • Wanted: Patient Diplomacy in Yemen
    Gordon Gray Security, Middle East Sanaa has become the centerpiece of a struggle among regional power centers, and the battle for control over it will not end soon. Recent Congressional debates about the Yemen war have put a high priority on... Topics: Debate
  • World In Brief – March 14, 2019
    World In Brief – March 14, 2019 Welcome to the World In Brief with Ernest Dempsey. The stories on today’s edition include: US Senate votes against support for Saudi war in Yemen – White House threatens veto. Italian... Topics: White House

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  • Afghanistan Again Postpones Presidential Election
    Officials in Afghanistan have delayed the country's presidential election for a second time, setting Sept. 28 as the new date. They also announced Wednesday that provincial council elections in all 34 Afghan provinces would be held on the same...
  • The State Department is putting ego above security in Afghanistan
    U.S. Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and the State Department continue to seek to silence any criticism of their framework deal with the Taliban. Prior to Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib’s visit to Washington last week, the U.S. Embassy in... Topics: Taliban, Kabul
  • Afghan Official Refuses to Apologise Over Verbal Attack on US Envoy - Reports
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Afghan National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib has refused to apologize over scathing remarks aimed at US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, NBC reported on Wednesday. Topics: Russia, Moscow
  • The Taliban Is Ascendant as Afghanistan Hangs in the Balance
    The tables have turned. The Taliban, the militants who sheltered the 9/11 attackers and earned the wrath of America, are now meeting their arch-nemesis in Doha, Qatar. Conducting the talks is Zalmay Khalilzad, a senior diplomat of Afghan descent who... Topics: Taliban, Qatar
  • One of 7 Indians Abducted in Afghanistan's Baghlan Province in 2018 Returns
    Some gunmen purported to be from the Taliban had seized them from a vehicle on the outskirts of Baghian's provincial capital on 6 May 2018. They were in the country to work at a power project site. The abductors also took their Afghani driver along... Topics: Taliban