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Daily Caller Exposes Saudi Astroturf Effort Against JASTA

By Brian P. McGlinchey

As reported earlier, the Saudi government’s enormous lobbying force has grown to include 14 firms as it works to pressure lawmakers into revising a new law that enables victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue the kingdom for its alleged role in aiding the hijackers. 479 more words

Desert Daydream

As I stare out the car window,  my eyes soon become lost in the surreality of the passing landscape. Oddly shaped rock formations tucked in by blankets of powdery, yellow sand, mark a place unknown by most. 91 more words

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WATCH: New ISIS Video Threatens Bahrain & Gulf States, Shows Sharia Hand Amputation

The Islamic State has purportedly released a video threatening Bahrain, titled, “Bahrain – Where is it Heading?” It also threatens Saudi Arabia. Intermixed in the video is footage of sharia law punishments. 145 more words

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How Did We Get Here?

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The United States, in Tom Engelhardt’s words, has become “the most dangerous country on earth.” And it is not because of our incessant military adventures. 440 more words

US Politics

Success: The only thing that matters for the US re Saudi economic reform

The distinguished journalist Thomas Lippman of the Middle East Institute has a detailed post analyzing whether the status of Saudi Arabia’s ambitious economic reform program can be described as glass half full or empty. 263 more words

Saudi Arabia

Saudi court sentences 15 people to death and 17 to prison in Iran spy cell trial

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — A court in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday sentenced 15 people to death and several others to prison terms in a case involving an alleged Iranian spy cell, a sign of the continuing tension between the two Mideast powers. 239 more words

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