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The results of the Climate Summit in #Katowice, #Poland


Alarmed by efforts to include this in the final text of the meeting, the oil-exporting nations of the U.S., Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait blocked an endorsement of the IPCC report mid-way through this month's talks in the Polish city of Katowice. That prompted an uproar from vulnerable countries like small island nations and environmental groups.

Why did they even ask these nations about their agreement? Seriously, why did you dare to ask them whether they agreed or not? If they were ambitious about slowing down climate change, they would have shown them the agreement that excluded their agreement, would have told them to follow this, or fear the consequences. This planet doesn't have any more time for these snowflakes' comfort, it's about fucking time, you morons!

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An #NYT journalist spoke to Saudis about their crownprince


One businesswoman, Naha Said Kattan, told me that she’s grateful to Prince Mohammed that she could drive herself to our interview. I told her that I was delighted for her, but that it was difficult to celebrate while the prince also imprisons women’s rights leaders and reportedly has had four flogged, tortured and sexually harassed, with one attempting suicide as a result.

Public opinion is difficult to judge in any police state in which journalists are closely watched. But my best guess is that the support here for the prince is real, with people welcoming his youthful leadership as a breath of fresh air; even in Arabic he is sometimes referred to affectionately by his English initials, M.B.S. But I refer to “M.B.S.,” following the dismemberment of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as “Mr. Bone Saw.”

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Antonio Guterres says it is 'essential to have credible investigation and to have punishment of those that were guilty'.
UN calls for 'credible' probe into Khashoggi murder
#JamalKhashoggi #MiddleEast #AntonioGuterres #UnitedNations #SaudiArabia
 
Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani seeks regional help and GCC reform to end crisis.
'No teeth', Qatar FM says GCC needs to enforce its own rules
#Qatar #GCC #SaudiArabia #MiddleEast
 
US Senators voted to end support for the Saudi-UAE coalition fighting in Yemen.
How will Trump respond to the Senate's rebuke of Saudi Arabia?
#War&Conflict #UnitedStates #Yemen #SaudiArabia
 
Turkish President Erdogan says Saudi prosecutors has provided Turkey with no new information on the columnist's murder.
Erdogan: Audio of Khashoggi murder shows close MBS aides involved
#JamalKhashoggi #SaudiArabia #Turkey #UnitedStates
 

#Ceasfire agreement sealed for #Hodeidah, #Yemen


As part of the agreement, the ports would fall under the control of "local forces", who would then send the ports' revenues to the country's Central Bank.

As for this, you will be obliged to make up your own mind on whether this was useful agreement, or merely a bowing before the local forces, who rule over greater parts of Western Yemen. Maybe it will at least contribute to the country's stabilisation, as far as one can even talk about stabilising the country which is still constantly attacked by SA right above them.

"It is obvious the UN will play an important role in the port, probably a monitoring role and the management of that port," Guterres said.

#Yemen #SA #SaudiArabia #News #Houthi #HouthiRebels #UN #UnitedNation #Genocide #HumanitarianCatastrophe #Epidemic #Diseases
 

#WashPost commemorates decease of columnist Jamal #Khashoggi


The ad, which a Post spokesperson said is a precursor to a larger advertising campaign planned for early 2019, features an image of the Saudi journalist with his face illuminated by a candle and reads, “A life is gone. The principles of free expression endure.”
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“Many people are frustrated and feel betrayed by the Drumpf administration’s apparent effort to sweep Jamal’s killing under the rug and its failure to stand up for America’s values," Ryan wrote in the memo. "They can be assured that The Washington Post will not rest until justice is served on those who ordered Jamal’s killing, those who carried it out, and those who continue to try to cover it up.”

You can't rely on this administration, it will let you down no matter what. It only works for autocrats and rich people who pay for services .
#JamalKhashoggi #News #Politics #FreedomOfThePress #PressFreedom #SA #SaudiArabia #CNN #WashingtonPost #MohammedBinSalman #Trump #DonaldTrump
 

#Senate agrees to withdraw military powers from Saudi-backed war in #Yemen


The non-binding "war powers resolution" calls upon President Drumpf to remove all American forces engaging in hostilities in Yemen, except for those combating Islamist extremists.

And as long as it is non-binding, Donnie is not going to do it, because he's an autocrat, just like his Saudi-Arabian counterpart, the crown prince MBS. The Congress will have to force him to do this, but unfortunately, we lack the blue majority in the senate.

And they were dismayed when the administration stood staunchly by the prince without censure, even though the #CIA concluded he probably ordered the killing. Senators want to see the administration shape the alliance as the senior partner, and enforce red lines.

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Why did Trump, Bolton and Mattis refuse to listen to the tape of Jamal Khashoggi's murder? Because of Arabic?
How do Arabs scream in Arabic?
#JamalKhashoggi #UnitedStates #SaudiArabia #DonaldTrump #MohammedbinSalman #MiddleEast
 
UN's Antonio Guterres says the two sides agree to Hodeidah ceasefire and reach agreement to ease the situation in Taiz.
Yemen's warring sides reach Hodeidah ceasefire
#Yemen #Houthis #SaudiArabia #UnitedArabEmirates #MiddleEast
 
Riyadh seeking to create an alliance with Egypt, Djibouti, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Jordan to counter regional rivals.
Saudi Arabia seeks new political bloc in strategic Red Sea region
#MiddleEast #SaudiArabia
 
Vote condemning kingdom comes as bipartisan group of senators vows to apply sanctions pressure on the kingdom in 2019.
US Senate rebukes Saudi Arabia over Yemen war, Khashoggi murder
#UnitedStates #US&Canada #MiddleEast #Yemen #SaudiArabia #JamalKhashoggi
 
Senate advances measure aimed at ending US's role in the war, while House moves to stall taking up Yemen bill this year.
Senate starts debate on US role in Yemen
#UnitedStates #Yemen #JamalKhashoggi #MohammedbinSalman #SaudiArabia #US&Canada
 
House narrowly advances farm bill that includes language effectively blocking House from taking up Yemen bill this year.
Republicans move to stall House from taking up Yemen
#UnitedStates #Yemen #DonaldTrump #JamalKhashoggi #SaudiArabia #US&Canada
 
The Yemen Peace Newsroom aims to offer objective reporting from talks in Sweden against a backdrop of partisan coverage.
Meet the journalists trying to give Yemenis the 'full picture'
#Yemen #Media #Houthis #SaudiArabia #MiddleEast
 
UN Committee against Torture accuses Riyadh of 'torture, sexual harassment and other ill-treatments' against activists.
UN panel urges Saudi Arabia to stop torture, free activists
#SaudiArabia #HumanRights #UnitedStates #UnitedNations #JamalKhashoggi #MiddleEast
 
Gina Haspel will give classified briefing to House leaders as pressure mounts to take action over the writer's murder.
CIA chief Haspel to brief House leadership on Khashoggi case
#UnitedStates #JamalKhashoggi #SaudiArabia #Yemen #MohammedbinSalman #US&Canada #CIA
 
US president refuses to condemn MBS despite CIA assessment that the crown prince ordered the killing of Khashoggi.
Khashoggi murder: Trump says he stands by Saudi crown prince
#JamalKhashoggi #UnitedStates #DonaldTrump #MohammedbinSalman #US&Canada #MiddleEast #SaudiArabia
 
Deal will cover more at least 8,576 pro-government forces and 7,487 Houthis, officials say on day six of Sweden talks.
Sealed with a kiss: Yemen's rivals agree to swap 16,000 prisoners
#Yemen #Houthis #SaudiArabia #UnitedArabEmirates #MiddleEast
 
After the December 9 summit in Riyadh, it became clear that the GCC has lost its raison d'etre.
Is the GCC dead?
#GCC #MiddleEast #Qatar #SaudiArabia #UnitedArabEmirates #Kuwait #Iran
 
War monitor says it documented nearly 3,000 deaths as the Saudi-UAE coalition intensified raids ahead of peace talks.
November Yemen's 'deadliest month' in two years: ACLED report
#Yemen #Houthis #UnitedArabEmirates #SaudiArabia #MiddleEast
 

Famous last words, part I: "I can't breathe."


And, according to the source, the transcript suggests that a series of phone calls are made. Turkish officials believe the calls were placed to senior figures in Riyadh, briefing them on progress.

Now, we need to find out what these conversations were about, and who was the caller. After having found out this, we need to find out who this person worked for and who gave him the order to murder and dismember Jamal Khashoggi. Maybe we will find some direct ties between him and Mohammed Bin Salman. The plot needs to thicken.

According to CNN's source, a voice identified in the transcript as Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, a former Saudi diplomat and intelligence official working for bin Salman, and known to Khashoggi from their time together at the Saudi Embassy in London, addresses him.

Good to know!

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Speakers at Second Saudi Diaspora Conference say time to unite is now after murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Saudi opposition joins forces in London to tackle 'oppression'
#HumanRights #SaudiArabia #MiddleEast #JamalKhashoggi
 
Yemeni officials demand Red Sea port be placed under their control, while UN proposes 16-point-plan for flashpoint city.
Yemen government and Houthis remain deadlocked over Hodeidah
#Yemen #Houthis #SaudiArabia #UnitedArabEmirates #MiddleEast
 
Activists like Eman Al Nafjan fought fearlessly for women's rights in Saudi Arabia, only to be brutally silenced.
What it means to be a women's rights activist in Saudi Arabia
#SaudiArabia #WomensRights #MiddleEast #UnitedNations
 
The GCC summit calls for unity but fails to discuss blockade of Qatar imposed by other Gulf states since 2017.
GCC summit ends without roadmap to resolve ongoing crisis
#SaudiArabia #Qatar #GCC #MiddleEast
 
Slain Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee says she'll fight to ensure everyone involved in his killing is brought to justice.
Cengiz: No normal person could imagine such 'horrific' crime
#JamalKhashoggi #SaudiArabia #MiddleEast
 
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubair says his country does not hand over its citizens in response to Turkish demand.
Saudis rule out extraditing Khashoggi murder suspects to Turkey
#MiddleEast #JamalKhashoggi #SaudiArabia #Turkey
 
The blockade of Qatar, the war in Yemen, and a journalist's murder overshadowed the GCC summit in Riyadh.
Can the Gulf Cooperation Council survive?
#GCC #Qatar #SaudiArabia #Yemen #JamalKhashoggi #MiddleEast
 
Government delegates say the opposing sides are holding direct negotiations for the first time in two years.
Yemen's warring sides meet face-to-face at Sweden peace talks
#Yemen #Houthis #SaudiArabia #UnitedArabEmirates #MiddleEast
 
The Gulf has been beset by disputes, raising questions whether it is able to overcome in the spirit of collaboration.
The GCC summit against a backdrop of regional crises
#GCC #SaudiArabia #MiddleEast
 
Absence of Sheikh Tamim and decision to withdraw from OPEC oil cartel underlines the simmering crisis facing the GCC.
Qatar dispute overshadows Gulf summit as emir stays away
#GCC #Qatar #SaudiArabia #MiddleEast
 
Departing US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says the US should ask for accountability in the Khashoggi case.
Nikki Haley says US 'can't give Saudi a pass' on Khashoggi murder
#JamalKhashoggi #UnitedStates #SaudiArabia #MohammedbinSalman #MiddleEast
 
As the 39th Gulf Cooperation Council summit approaches, analysts say 'symbolic' body will not address ongoing crisis.
What to expect from this year's GCC summit in Riyadh
#GCC #Qatar #SaudiArabia #MiddleEast
 
Rebels say the offer tabled was not in 'accordance to international standards', as disputes continue at Sweden talks.
Houthis reject Yemen government's proposal over Sanaa airport
#Yemen #Houthis #SaudiArabia #UnitedArabEmirates #MiddleEast
 
Saudi King Salman needs to intervene to end the destructive alliance between his crown prince and the US President.
Trump's embrace of MBS puts both countries at risk
#UnitedStates #SaudiArabia #MohammedbinSalman #DonaldTrump #JamalKhashoggi #MiddleEast
 
Yemeni delegation says the coalition will continue bombing Houthi areas, irrespective of what takes place in Sweden.
As Yemen's rival sides talk peace, bombs continue to fall
#Yemen #Houthis #SaudiArabia #UnitedArabEmirates #MiddleEast
 
Riyadh's assurances on well-being of activists not 'good enough' following Jamal Khashoggi killing, says rights group.
Saudi guarantees on detained activists 'not good enough': HRW
#MiddleEast #SaudiArabia #JamalKhashoggi
 
Khaled al-Yamani demanded the Houthis lay down their arms, something they have previously refused to do.
Yemeni FM's remarks at Sweden peace talks trigger anger in Sanaa
#Yemen #Houthis #SaudiArabia #UnitedArabEmirates #MiddleEast
 
US senators allege Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is to blame for the journalist's murder.
Will Donald Trump change his mind on the Khashoggi killing?
#JamalKhashoggi #MohammedbinSalman #SaudiArabia #DonaldTrump #UnitedStates #US&Canada
 
Rights group urges formal request to the UN to push for an international probe into Saudi journalist's grisly murder.
HRW: Turkey should internationalise Khashoggi case to the UN
#JamalKhashoggi #Turkey #HumanRightsWatch #MiddleEast #SaudiArabia #UnitedNations #HumanRights
 
Qatar chose to leave OPEC at a time when the future of the cartel is under question.
Why Qatar left OPEC
#Qatar #OPEC #SaudiArabia #MiddleEast
 
Government and Houthi representatives meet for only the second time since the conflict began, as air strikes kill three.
Yemen's warring sides gather in Sweden for peace talks
#Yemen #Houthis #SaudiArabia #UnitedArabEmirates #MiddleEast
 
Bipartisan group of senators introduces measure saying Saudi crown prince is 'complicit' in the killing of journalist.
US senators introduce resolution blaming MBS for Khashoggi murder
#JamalKhashoggi #MohammedbinSalman #SaudiArabia #MiddleEast #US&Canada
 
After nearly four years of fighting, both sides in the war in Yemen appear ready to end the conflict.
Is peace in Yemen within reach?
#Yemen #Houthis #MiddleEast #SaudiArabia #UnitedArabEmirates
 
Abdul Malik al-Ajri says rebels want the land, sea and air blockade on Yemen to be lifted at upcoming talks in Sweden.
Houthis: Only political solution can end war in Yemen
#Yemen #Houthis #SaudiArabia #UnitedArabEmirates #MiddleEast
 
Ahmed al-Asiri and Saud al-Qahtani are among those thought to be responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
Turkish prosecutor seeks arrests of two Saudis over Khashoggi
#JamalKhashoggi #SaudiArabia #Turkey
 
Doha has yet to confirm the level of representation it will send to the Gulf gathering on December 9.
Saudi king extends invitation to Qatari emir to attend GCC summit
#Qatar #GCC #SaudiArabia #MiddleEast
 
Turkish President Erdogan says he is determined to find out who ordered the killing of the Saudi journalist.
Will Turkey push for UN probe into Khashoggi murder?
#JamalKhashoggi #Turkey #SaudiArabia #MiddleEast
 
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