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#SaudiArabia seeks to resolve #Qatar crisis as ‘gift’ to Joe Biden | Financial Times

Saudi Arabia seeks to resolve Qatar crisis as ‘gift’ to Joe Biden | Financial Times Saudi Arabia has stepped up its efforts to resolve its more than three-year dispute with Qatar after US president Donald Trump’s election defeat, according to people briefed on the talks.  The move to end the Gulf states’ blockade of their gas-rich neighbour is being perceived as an attempt by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to curry favour with the incoming Biden administration and deliver a parting prese...
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Yemen: in a country stalked by disease, Covid barely registers

War, hunger and devastating aid cuts have made the plight of Yemenis almost unbearableOn a ward in Ataq general hospital in the dusty central province of Shabwa in Yemen, six-month-old Muna Bassam is lying on her back, eyes closed, her distended belly moving up and down with the labour of breathing.In the corridor outside her room, a poster shows before-and-after photos of several children admitted to the ward who have managed to recover from acute malnutrition – still painfully thin, but smilin...
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Ryder Cup hopefuls flocking to Saudi Arabia

Tommy Fleetwood and Tyrrell Hatton of England talk during a practice round prior to The PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Shane Lowry won’t be the only Ryder Cup hopeful joining defending champion Graeme McDowell in the Saudi International powered by Softbank Investment Advisers at Royal Greens Golf & Country Cl...
Tags: Europe, England, Saudi Arabia, Sport, Paris, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Phil Mickelson, Lee Westwood, European Tour, Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson, Shane Lowry, Yemen, Bryson DeChambeau, Casey

Yemen: Growing up in a war-torn country

Yemen is labelled the "the world's worst humanitarian crisis" and 60% of its population is under 25.
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Oil Tanker Owner Says Ship Attacked in #Saudi Arabian Red Sea - Bloomberg

Oil Tanker Owner Says Ship Attacked in Saudi Arabian Red Sea - Bloomberg An oil tanker came under attack while at a Saudi Arabian terminal in the Red Sea about 125 miles north of the country’s border with Yemen, according to the vessel’s owner.The Agrari, a so-called Aframax-class vessel able to haul about 700,000 barrels of oil, was holed about 1 meter above the waterline in the incident, a statement distributed on behalf of the carrier’s owner said. The incident took place as the ship was prep...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Yemen, Jeddah, Saudi Aramco, Red Sea, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Arabian Red Sea Bloomberg, Saudi Arabian Red Sea

FSO Safer: New deal to secure oil tanker abandoned off Yemen

Work could begin early next year to prevent the vessel breaking apart and spilling crude.
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Biden's rumored choice for secretary of defense may make history, but she won't do Biden any favors

Joe Biden, then vice president, greets US Air Force personnel at an air base in Romania, May 20, 2014. AP Photo/Octav Ganea, Mediafax President-elect Joe Biden is reportedly giving serious consideration to selecting Michèle Flournoy, a former Obama administration official, as secretary of defense. Flournoy would be the first woman to hold that job, but she would bring with her old thinking about the world and the US's role in it, writes Defense Priorities fellow and retired US Army Col. Da...
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Most Middle East markets end higher as investors cheer Biden transition, vaccine progress | Reuters

Most markets end higher as investors cheer Biden transition, vaccine progress | Reuters Most major Gulf markets closed higher on Tuesday, tracking gains on global bourses, helped by a formal transition nod for U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and new coronavirus vaccine developments.U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday gave the head of the General Services Administration the go-ahead to proceed with a transition to a government led by Biden despite plans to continue with legal challenges.Global f...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Qatar, Joe Biden, Middle East, Dubai, General Services Administration, Biden, Abu Dhabi, Yemen, Donald Trump, Jeddah, Gulf, Reuters, Aramco

Saudi Arabia calls Houthi missile strike on oil facility a 'cowardly' act

Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility for a cruise missile attack against an oil facility in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.The...
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President Trump should end the endless wars

The recent announcement of accelerated troop withdrawals from Afghanistan and Iraq has stirred all the usual hand-wringing about winding down America’s endless wars. It’s too soon, too abrupt to pull troops out of Afghanistan and Iraq, critics say. We’ve heard this refrain for decades now. Enough is enough. The time to end America’s endless wars was many, many years ago. Expediting the removal of some troops — well short of the proper goal of completely withdrawing troops from these countries — ...
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If Ethiopia descends into chaos, it could take the Horn of Africa with it

As conflicts rapidly unfold in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen, the US, UK and European states are being sidelinedThe Ethiopian army’s assault on Tigray province marks a serious backwards step by the country’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, who has been feted internationally as a moderniser and Nobel peace prize winner. Abiy calls it a “law enforcement operation” – but he risks being blamed for an expanding refugee emergency and a burgeoning region-wide crisis.An even bigger fear is the break-up...
Tags: Africa, World news, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Horn of Africa, US UK, Tigray, Abiy Ahmed, Abiy, Ethiopia Sudan Somalia

SABER DOWN, New Thriller by Harrison Kone, Available December 2020

SABER DOWN, a military thriller by author, Harrison Kone Atlanta, Ga.( – While on mission near Kandahar, Afghanistan, an IED and ambush take seasoned MARSOC Marine Raider, Captain David Shaw, out of the fight. While recuperating at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Shaw learns greater forces within the military are pushing him toward a forced medical retirement, but Shaw is hell-bent on returning to his team in the Middle East. As his team heads to Yemen for a special assignment, Sha...
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COVID deals blow to #SaudiArabia's G20 summit ambitions | Reuters

COVID deals blow to Saudi Arabia's G20 summit ambitions | Reuters When Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter and a leading U.S. ally, took over the G20 presidency in December 2019, hopes in the kingdom were high.A global summit would help rehabilitate the country on the international stage and turn the world’s attentions to key reforms launched by de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to open up the kingdom and diversify the economy.But instead of hoped-for photo ops in opulent pa...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, G20, Yemen, Reuters, Mohammed bin Salman, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Jamal Khashoggi, Robert Mogielnicki, COVID

Reform rhetoric at odds with reality as Saudi Arabia hosts G20 summit

Human rights abuses, the Jamal Khashoggi murder and fuelling a destructive war in Yemen have left the kingdom a pariahTen months ago Saudi Arabia’s royal family anticipated hosting this weekend’s G20 summit in the belief that the gathering of world leaders in Riyadh would be a showcase for the evolution of the kingdom. By extension it would be a chance to rehabilitate the image of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi by a hit squad of Saudi state th...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, G20, Middle East and North Africa, Yemen, Donald Trump, King Salman, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman, Jamal Khashoggi, Biden Administration

UN issues $100m emergency funding and calls for global effort to avert famine

Organisation says money pledged is ‘not enough’ and warns of potential for huge number of child deathsThe UN has earmarked $100m (£75m) in emergency funding for seven countries deemed at risk of famine, warning that without immediate action the world could see “huge numbers of children dying on TV screens”.The climate crisis, Covid-19, conflict and economic decline have created an “acute and grave crisis” in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, South Sudan an...
Tags: Nigeria, Famine, World news, Hunger, Afghanistan, United Nations, Global development, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Un, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yemen, Organisation, Mark Lowcock

Obama said he couldn't afford to look soft on terrorism as a 'liberal president,' but that he 'took no joy' in ordering people killed

President Barack Obama speaks about his administration's counterterrorism policy at the National Defense University at Ft. McNair in Washington, May 23, 2013. Larry Downing/Reuters Former President Barack Obama in his new book discussed his ambivalence over the killings he ordered while president as part of counterterrorism operations. "I took no joy in any of this. It didn't make me feel powerful," Obama wrote.  Obama said he often felt as though he wanted to "save" young men who'd be...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington, Iraq, New York City, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Drones, Pakistan, Al Qaeda, Yemen, Donald Trump, George W. Bush

A divided government means Biden won't be able to do much, except in one area where most Americans want change

President-elect Joe Biden. REUTERS The most likely conclusion to the 2020 election is a government divided between Democrats holding the House of Representatives and White House and Republicans with a slim majority in the Senate. A divided government usually means gridlock on most issues, but President-elect Joe Biden will have the power to pursue a foreign policy of restraint that many Americans have shown they support, writes Defense Priorities fellow Bonnie Kristian. Visit Business Insi...
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UN warns of ‘ecological disaster’ in Houthi-controlled Red Sea area: “It is vital that a UN technical team be permitted to board the FSO...

LONDON: UN human rights experts have demanded access to an abandoned oil tanker off the coast of Yemen that say poses a risk of causing...
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Al-Qaida's No. 2, Accused in U.S. Embassy Attacks, Is Secretly Killed in Iran

WASHINGTON -- Al-Qaida's second-highest leader, accused of being one of the masterminds of the deadly 1998 attacks on U.S. embassies in Africa, was killed in Iran three months ago, intelligence officials have confirmed.Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, who went by the nom de guerre Abu Muhammad al-Masri, was gunned down on the streets of Tehran by two assassins on a motorcycle on Aug. 7, the anniversary of the embassy attacks. He was killed along with his daughter, Miriam, the widow of Osama bin Lade...
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‘Countdown to catastrophe’ in Yemen as UN again warns of famine

‘Yemenis not going hungry, they are being starved,’ says World Food Programme as it again warns of ‘looming famine’.
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Strongmen presidents — from Putin to Xi — are silent over the Biden-Harris election victory, as other world leaders rushed to congratulate them

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Xiamen, China, on September 3, 2017. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS The world's strongman presidents are yet to acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris's election victory, while other world leaders have sent their regards. Leaders including Angela Merkel, Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, Jacinda Ardern, and Justin Trudeau sent their congratulations over the weekend. Howe...
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US military admits injuring 2 civilians in Yemen drone strike, following a report that claimed there were dozens of incidents where innocent lives may have been lost

Yemeni men walk past a mural depicting a US drone and reading " Why did you kill my family" on December 13, 2013 in the capital Sanaa. MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP via Getty Images The US military told Business Insider on Thursday that an internal review found it had injured two civilians in a 2017 drone strike in Yemen. At the time, the strike was reported as killing three suspected al-Qaeda militants riding on a motorcycle. An anonymous Twitter account initially reported the alleged civilian casu...
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Luxor review - beautifully sparse character study amid Egypt's ancient glory

Andrea Riseborough stars as a war-zone medic going through a low-key mid-life crisis as she tries to recover by visiting the famous archaeological siteSlow, delicate and sparse, Luxor is coming out on digital this week just as all the cinemas close down again. If you have a chance to see it, try to view it in the dark, without distractions, on the biggest screen you can in order to approximate a cinema setting and to best appreciate its deep-breath pacing and dry-heat beauty.Writer-director Zein...
Tags: Film, Africa, World news, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Yemen, Luxor, Hana, Andrea Riseborough, Drama films, Zeina Durra

Trump may have bombed Yemen more than Bush and Obama combined

In his first year in office, President Trump loosened rules of engagement and oversaw a dramatic escalation of US attacks in Yemen.
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U.S. moves forward with sale of 50 F-35 jets to #UAE - sources | Reuters

U.S. moves forward with sale of 50 F-35 jets to UAE - sources | Reuters The U.S. State Department notified Congress it approved the sale of 50 Lockheed Martin Co LMT.N F-35 jets to the United Arab Emirates in a deal that could be worth $10 billion, sources said on Thursday, potentially setting up a showdown with lawmakers over the deal.The United States and the UAE aim to have a letter of agreement for the F-35 jets in time for UAE National Day celebrated on Dec. 2, Reuters reported in September...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Israel, United States, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Uae, Reuters, U S Senate, U S State Department, Lockheed Martin Co LMT, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, House of Representatives Foreign Affairs

'We have a right to be at the table': four pioneering female peacekeepers

Twenty years after a landmark UN resolution, leading figures share insight on women’s vital role in mediating conflictIn October 2000, the UN security council adopted resolution 1325 – the first resolution that acknowledged women’s unique experience of conflict and their vital role in peace negotiations and peacebuilding. Twenty years on, we speak to four women helping keep the peace around the world. Continue reading...
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Trump may have bombed Yemen more than all previous US presidents combined, new report finds

A protester holds a Yemeni flag-themed placard in Parliament Square in London on July 5, 2020, as she demonstrates against the continued conflict in Yemen. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump may have ordered more attacks in Yemen than all previous US presidents combined, according to a report from the monitoring group Airwars. While campaigning against "forever wars," Trump has loosened rules of engagement in the global war on terror, dramatically escalating airstrik...
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Yemen on brink of losing entire generation of children to hunger, UN warns

Food security crisis means acute malnutrition among under-fives at highest levels since war engulfed the countryAlmost 100,000 children under the age of five are at risk of dying in Yemen as the country slides back into a hunger crisis.An analysis by UN agencies says the coronavirus pandemic, economic problems and conflict have led to the highest levels of malnutrition ever recorded in parts of the country. Continue reading...
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Satellite imagery of Aden indicates scale of pandemic in Yemen

Academics’ analysis of burial plots points to excess deaths level in crisis-ridden countryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA groundbreaking study using high-resolution satellite imagery to analyse graveyards has found that deaths have nearly doubled in Aden, the centre of Yemen’s coronavirus outbreak.The discovery has given a sense of the true scale of the havoc the pandemic has wreaked on the vulnerable country. Continue reading...
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