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Saudis Contradict Blinken: Want Actual Palestinian State Now, Not Vague ‘Peace Process’

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Saudis Contradict Blinken: Want Actual Palestinian State now, not Vague ‘Peace Process’

Oxford (Special to Informed Comment; Feature) – On Tuesday afternoon (6 February 2024), U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken took part in a joint press conference with Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in Doha. The press conference was mainly about the war in Gaza and the possibility […]

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US Blocks Yemen-Saudi Peace Deal

Saudi Arabia Armed Forces. Qrmoo3, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Dave DeCamp / The US is purposely blocking a Yemen peace deal that was negotiated between the Houthis and Saudi Arabia, The New York Times reported on Tuesday. The US decision to re-designate the Houthis as “Specially Designated Global Terrorists” will block the payment of […]

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New York Times’ Friedman hits new Low with Animalization of Arabs and Iranians

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Calling people animals is a way to dehumanize them, and probably helps convince individuals that the other people around them approve of treating the animals badly. In ways that aren’t entirely clear, this way of speaking is certainly wrought up with violence and even genocide. Israel’s Defense Minister called the […]

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Ukraine as a Global Economic War, and the Role of the Middle East

Review of Maximilian Hess, “Economic War: Ukraine and the Global Conflict between Russia and the West” (London: Hurst & Co., 2023). Barcelona (Special to Informed Comment; Feature) – The war in Ukraine is being fought at two different levels. The first one is the military confrontation, where developments are measured in numbers of casualties, kill […]

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Biden’s $582 Million Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia. Can It Be Blocked?

Photograph Source: The White House – Public Domain By Charles Pierson / CounterPunch On December 24, 2023, the Biden Administration announced a $582 million arms sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Three Congressional resolutions aim at blocking the sale. S.Res. 109,[1] which Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT) introduced on March 15, 2023, invokes a little-used section […]

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Trump took millions from China, Saudi Arabia, other foreign governments as POTUS: report

While serving as President of the United States, Donald Trump’s businesses accepted millions of dollars from numerous foreign governments, including China and Saudi Arabia – the very acts House Republicans have baselessly alleged Joe Biden performed as Vice President and as a private citizen before being elected President, despite having provided no actual proof. “Donald […]

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Juan Cole: Infidel or Pagan? Understanding Kufr (كفر) in the Qur’an | Muhammad the Prophet of Peace

Gabriel Said Reynolds of Notre Dame writes: “In this video I interview Professor Juan Cole, the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. We discuss the historicity of Muhammad’s raids as well as the picture of the messenger that is obtained when one focuses on the Qur’an alone. The bulk […]

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Brics Leaders Condemn Israeli War Crimes in Gaza, Call For End of Hostilities

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