Russia's defeat of Egypt shows emphatic win over Saudis was no fluke

Two wins, eight goals and almost certainly a place in the knockout stage for first time since the Soviet era. Russia is enjoying quite the party at its own World Cup — and not even the highly anticipated return of Mohamed Salah could slow it down on Tuesday. Confounding grim pre-tournament predictions, the host nation earned a […]

Russia become lowest-ranked World Cup team after slipping below Saudis in FIFA standings

Hosts Russia will be the lowest-ranked of all the 32 teams at this summer’s World Cup, after FIFA’s latest international standings showed the team had slipped below opening game opponents Saudi Arabia. Russia dropped to 70th in the official FIFA rankings released on Thursday – their lowest position ever and three places below the Saudis […]

3yrs of civilian deaths in Yemen don’t hold US & allies back from selling arms to Saudis – Amnesty

Hundreds of Yemenis have become victims of reckless arms sales by the US and its allies to Saudi Arabia, whose coalition has indiscriminately used Western weapons in its 3-year bombing campaign, Amnesty International has warned. The rights group has analyzed numerous instances in which Yemeni civilians, including women and children, were killed or injured by […]

Saudis woo Tory MPs with lavish dinners & hotels as 20 million Yemenis starve

The Saudi blockade of Yemen has left 20 million people on the brink of starvation, but some UK parliamentarians prefer not to notice, instead filling up their bellies with the help of royal hospitality of Riyadh, measuring in tens of thousands of pounds. According to the Middle East Eye, members of UK parliament have accepted […]

Saudis ‘don’t give a damn’ about Palestinians, want Israel’s help with Iran – fmr Netanyahu adviser

Published time: 26 Nov, 2017 03:50 Riyadh, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in particular, would approve any kind of Israeli-Palestinian deal to finally get rid of this “PR obstacle” and unite with Tel Aviv against Tehran, a former security advisor to Benjamin Netanyahu believes. While officially Israel and Saudi Arabia do not have diplomatic […]

Al-Nusra terrorists may have received Syria ‘aid’ sent to rebels by Qatar, US, Saudis – Qatari ex-FM

Some of the military aid sent to the Syrian opposition by Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the US may have ended up in the hands of Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra terrorists, the Qatari foreign minister has admitted. The revelations, which are the first of their kind to emerge, were contained in a statement by Hamad bin Jassim […]

‘Stop war in Yemen, fund 100% of humanitarian aid,’ top UN official tells Saudis

Forsaking the UN’s customary diplomatic stance, a leading official has directly blamed the Saudi-led coalition for Yemen’s devastating humanitarian crisis, urging Riyadh to fund aid and stop the conflict, which has raged since 2015. “Saudi Arabia should fund 100 percent of the needs of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen,” David Beasley, executive director of the […]

9/11 families may add UAE to lawsuit against Saudis over role in terrorist attacks

The United Arab Emirates may be added to lawsuits brought by the families of 9/11 victims against Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in the 2001 attacks. Read more Families of the victims have been fighting to bring a case against Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in funding and supporting Al-Qaeda. In September 2016, […]

Trump strikes arms deal with Saudis worth $350bn, $110bn to take effect immediately

Published time: 20 May, 2017 14:53 In his first overseas trip as president, Donald Trump sealed an arms deal with Saudi Arabia worth $ 350 billion over 10 years, with nearly $ 110 billion to take effect immediately. The agreement is said to bolster security “in the face of Iranian threats.” “This package of defense […]