Tag: Saudi Arabia

The Ashley Madison Hacks May Be a Matter of Life and Death for People in the Middle East

[ 0 ] August 20, 2015 |

by TOM ANA for MUFTAH on AUGUST 20, 2015:  Last month, the world’s leading online dating site for individuals seeking extramarital affairs, Ashley Madison, was the target of online hackers who claimed to have obtained the personal details of the site’s 37 million users. On August 18, exactly one month after the initial hack, it […]

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Why is the Muslim World Silent About Yemen? (by Haseeb Risvi)

[ 0 ] August 18, 2015 |

by HASEEB RISVI for THE MUSLIM VIBE on JULY 13, 2015:  Why are we silent about the Saudi-led coalition of ‘Muslim’ Arab nations bombing and killing civilian Muslims in Yemen – yet outraged when Israel does the same in Gaza? Is this not a double standard? The Saudi regime has led a bombing campaign against […]

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CSIS REPORT: The Arab-US Strategic Partnership and the Changing Security Balance in the Gulf

[ 0 ] July 24, 2015 |

Joint and Asymmetric Warfare, Missiles and Missile Defense, Civil War and Non-State Actors, and Outside Powers by ANTHONY H. CORDESMAN, WITH ASSISTANCE OF MICHAEL PEACOCK for CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES on JULY 13, 2015:  REPORT ABSTRACT: The ongoing confrontation with Iran, the war against ISIL, the instability in Iraq, the Civil war in […]

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Daniel Varisco: Assessing the Damage from the “Storm” (in Yemen)

Daniel Varisco: Assessing the Damage from the “Storm” (in Yemen)

[ 0 ] June 30, 2015 |

by DANIEL VARISCO for MENA Tidningen on JUNE 29, 2015: Since four months have now gone by since the start of “Operation Decisive Storm,” what has been accomplished?  The Houthi/Ali Abdullah Salih alliance controls as much ground in Yemen as they did when the bombing started and may have even gained ground.  In the south Ansar […]

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WATCH: ISIS & the Middle East Generational Shift  (interview with Juan Cole)

WATCH: ISIS & the Middle East Generational Shift (interview with Juan Cole)

[ 0 ] June 15, 2015 |

by ELLIOT HILL for TheLipTV on JUNE 10, 2015:  Millennials in the Middle East are forming a clear generational gap between themselves and their elders, with the digital revolution effecting a sweeping advance of secularization. With majority populations under the age of 30, many countries are seeing a wide gulf between their social media savvy […]

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YEMEN UPDATE: 80% Need Urgent Aid; Thousands Killed, Injured; UNESCO World Heritage Site Damaged

[ 0 ] June 12, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 12, 2015: The Battle for Aden : Insight, colour, context, detail. In this edition, war rips the heart out of old Aden as the warring parties in Yemen prepare for peace talks. (Iona Craig, From our Own Correspondent, BBC Radio) EXCERPT: “There is no rest here from this war, […]

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WATCH: Inside War-Torn Yemen: Sanaa Under Attack

WATCH: Inside War-Torn Yemen: Sanaa Under Attack

[ 0 ] May 22, 2015 |

by YOUSEF MAWRY/VICE NEWS on MAY 20, 2015:  For more than six weeks, nine countries led by Saudi Arabia have been carrying out airstrikes on Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest nation. Whole neighborhoods have been destroyed and communities reduced to rubble. According to the United Nations, the strikes, targeting Iranian-backed Houthi rebel positions in the […]

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WATCH: Saudi Arabia — Migrants Abused During Mass Deportations (HRW Report)

[ 0 ] May 11, 2015 |

via HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH (PRESS RELEASE) on MAY 10, 2015:  (Beirut) – Saudi authorities have conducted a concerted campaign since 2013 to detain and deport hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrant workers, resulting in abuses against many of them, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 36-page report, “Detained, Beaten, Deported: Saudi […]

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Fatal Triangle: Saudi, Iran, US Tensions Spike Over Continued Yemen Airstrikes (by Juan Cole)

Fatal Triangle: Saudi, Iran, US Tensions Spike Over Continued Yemen Airstrikes (by Juan Cole)

[ 0 ] May 1, 2015 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on MAY 1, 2015:  The attention span of US television news is so short that it is difficult for it to cover ongoing wars in which there isn’t dramatic news every day. Not to mention that getting a camera crew into some conflict zones is highly dangerous or just […]

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Survey: What do 200 million Arab Youth Have to Say About their Future?

Survey: What do 200 million Arab Youth Have to Say About their Future?

[ 0 ] April 28, 2015 |

via ASDA’A BURSON-MARSTELLER ARAB YOUTH SURVEY 2015: The 7th Annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2015 was conducted by international polling firm PSB to explore attitudes among Arab youth in 16 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. PSB conducted 3,500 face-to-face interviews from January 20th to February 12th, 2015 with Arab men and […]

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