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Saudi women ‘kept in childhood’

Saudi women are being kept in perpetual childhood so male relatives can exercise “guardianship” over them, the Human Rights Watch group has said. The New York-based group says Saudi women have to obtain permission from male relatives to work, travel,

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Posted in Civil liberties and human rights, Saudia Arabia, Suspect Legislation

Carter: Hamas very important for peace

Former US president Jimmy Carter on Sunday defended his plan to meet with Hamas leaders for peace talks as he kicked off a trip to the Middle East, amid criticism from Washington and Israel. Carter, who in his 2006 book

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Posted in Arab World, Bush Adminisration, Dipomacy, Egypt, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Peace, People, Saudia Arabia, Syria, US - Israel relations, US Foreign Policy

Senate Foreign Relations Committee: New middle east nuclear arms race possible

Saudi Arabia most likely would develop nuclear weapons if Iran acquires them, according to a report to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. High-level American diplomats in Riyadh with excellent access to Saudi decision-makers said an Iranian nuclear weapon frightens the

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Posted in Defense, Egypt, GeoPolitics, Iran, Middle East, Reports/Studies/Books, Saudia Arabia, Turkey, US - Israel relations, US Foreign Policy, WMD

Saudi King makes plea for new interfaith dialogue

The Saudi king has made an impassioned plea for dialogue among Muslims, Christians and Jews — the first such proposal from a nation with no diplomatic ties to Israel and a ban on non-Muslim religious services and symbols. The message

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Posted in Dipomacy, Humanitarian, International Relations, Peace, Religion, Reports/Studies/Books, Saudia Arabia

McCain: As Long As It’s Iraqis Dying, We Can Stay In Iraq

McCain: Permanent Presence In Iraq Is Fine As Long As Iraqis Are The Ones Dying Crooks and Liars posted a video of Senator John McCain saying he’d be ok with the U.S. being in Iraq for 100 years, and during

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Posted in George W. Bush, Imperialism, Iraq, Iraq War, Military, Neocons, Politics, Republicans, Saudia Arabia, Terrorism, US Foreign Policy

Chavez: $200 oil if US attacks Iran

RIYADH (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez told an OPEC summit on Saturday crude oil prices could double to $200 if the United States attacked his ally Iran. “If the United States is crazy enough to attack Iran or commit

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Posted in Dipomacy, Globalization, History, International Relations, Iran, Iraq, Iraq War, Money, Politics, Reports/Studies/Books, Saudia Arabia, United States, Venezuela

What World War III May Look Like by Philip Giraldi, former CIA officer

Neoconservatives are great observers of war and warriors, though they are sometimes not in complete agreement about the numbering of the conflicts that they send other people’s sons and daughters to fight. Norman Podhoretz, the patriarch of the neocons, believes

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Posted in Attacks on Civilians, Bush Adminisration, Federal government, George W. Bush, Imperialism, India, Iran, Iraq, Iraq War, Islamophobia, Israel, Lebanon, Legal, Middle East, Military, Neocons, New World Order, Pakistan, Propaganda, Saudia Arabia, Syria, The Right-Wing, U.N., United States, US - Iran relations, US Foreign Policy, War, War on Terror, Weaponry
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