Posted in China Russia Taiwan U.A.E. Ukraine USA Yemen

Raytheon CEO: “I fully expect we’re going to see some benefit” from the tensions in Yemen, Ukraine, Taiwan

[The Motley Fool] Peter Arment — Analyst “Greg, maybe just switching over to defense, could you maybe just give us a little…

Posted in China Ethiopia Iran Turkey U.A.E.

Ethiopia civil war: Government defeats Tigray rebels with drones from China, UAE, Turkey and Iran

[The New York Times] “After Ethiopia’s embattled prime minister pulled off a stunning military victory earlier this month, reversing a rebel…

Posted in Israel U.A.E. UK

Cherie Blair is ethics adviser to NSO, the Israeli intelligence company behind Pegasus spyware used against Dubai ruler’s ex-wife, among others

[The Guardian, The Times] “The finding by a senior judge that NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware was used by the ruler…

Posted in Israel U.A.E.

Israeli police to establish permanent presence in UAE to help fight recently imported Israeli crime

[The Telegraph] “Israel is setting up a permanent police presence in the UAE to tackle a surge in Israeli gangsters…

Posted in Israel U.A.E.

Around 5,000 Israelis have received UAE citizenship in the past 3 months, deleted JPost article claims

[The Jerusalem Post] “A visa will not be necessary for Israelis in order to cross Arab countries and the Persian…

Posted in Iran U.A.E. USA

US seized Iranian crude oil then sold it at home – again

[AP News] “The U.S. has sold some 2 million barrels of Iranian crude oil after seizing an oil tanker off…

Posted in Israel Saudi Arabia U.A.E. Yemen

Saudi Arabia and UAE consolidating strategic positions in Yemen’s al-Mahrah province, Mayun and Socotra islands

[Brookings] “As the peace process has stalled between the Zaydi Shia Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, Saudi…

Posted in U.A.E. Yemen

UAE is building airbase on Yemen’s strategic Mayyun Island it illegally occupies

[The Guardian] “A mysterious airbase is being built on a volcanic island off Yemen that sits in one of the world’s crucial…

Posted in Israel Jordan Palestine Saudi Arabia U.A.E.

Claim: Jordanian ex-Crown Prince accused of coup attempt was offered escape by Mossad agent

[Tikun Olam] “An Israeli Mossad asset aided Jordan’s ex-crown prince, Hamzah bin Hussein, in a plot to overthrow King Abdullah. Roy…

Posted in Israel U.A.E.

Israel Aerospace Industries and UAE weapons company to develop anti-drone system

[Jewish News Syndicate] “Israel Aerospace Industries announced on Thursday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the…

Posted in Bahrain Egypt Iran Israel Saudi Arabia U.A.E.

Israel called for defense alliance with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain

[Foreign Policy] “Shmuel Bar, a former Israeli intelligence officer […] had served in Israeli intelligence for 30 years and later…

Posted in Africa Libya Russia Turkey U.A.E.

Libya Arms Embargo Violated by Blackwater Founder Erik Prince, Others

[The New York Times] “Erik Prince, the former head of the security contractor Blackwater Worldwide and a prominent supporter of…

Posted in China Israel Turkey U.A.E. USA

New Haifa Port tender: US seeks to counter Chinese influence, UAE and Turkey among bidders

[i24news] “The US is pushing to counter China’s growing influence in the Middle East by finding bidder’s for Israel’s largest port…

Posted in Israel U.A.E. Yemen

Israel and the UAE said to establish an Intel Gathering Hub on Yemen’s Socotra Islands

[MintPress News] “Issa Salem Bin Yaqoot al-Soctari, the head of indigenous tribes on the island, said in a statement recently that the…

Posted in Egypt Iran Israel Libya Saudi Arabia U.A.E. USA

Libya: Former CIA asset turned warlord Khalifa Haftar is working with Mossad

[MintPress News] “The stench of the CIA and its covert operations in oil-rich Libya has long followed General Khalifa Haftar. But now…

Posted in Saudi Arabia U.A.E. Yemen

UAE-backed separatists seize Yemen’s Socotra island from Saudi-backed government

[REUTERS] UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) “Southern separatists have seized control of Yemen’s island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea, deposing its…

Posted in U.A.E. Yemen

Yemen government accuses UAE of landing separatists on Socotra island

[REUTERS] “The Yemeni government has accused the United Arab Emirates of landing around 100 separatist troops on a remote island…

Posted in Myanmar Pakistan Saudi Arabia U.A.E.

WSJ: ‘Saudis back Rohingya militants against Burmese security forces’

[The Wall Street Journal] “Even as Burma has made dramatic progress toward democracy and pluralism, the military has waged a…

Posted in Bahrain Kosovo Kuwait Qatar Saudi Arabia U.A.E.

How Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states turned once-tolerant Kosovo into fertile ground for ISIS and Wahhabi ideology

[The New York Times] “Every Friday, just yards from a statue of Bill Clinton with arm aloft in a cheery wave, hundreds…

Posted in Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey U.A.E. USA

VP Biden: Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UAE armed and funded Al Qaeda in Iraq (now ISIS) and Al Nusra

[The Daily Beast] “Vice President Joe Biden is apologizing again for speaking the truth.” ““My constant cry was that our…

Posted in Afghanistan Egypt Jordan Pakistan Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey U.A.E. USA

Bin Laden Confession Video: Muslim world divided, many call it unintelligible or fake

[NBC News, The Irish Times] “In the United States, it was a talking point for the nation. But in the…

Posted in Israel Jordan Palestine U.A.E. UK USA

New Video: Bin Laden admits responsibility, some Arabs call it fake, US and UK ‘vindicated’

[WIRED] “Washington’s allies were quick to welcome the latest videotape of Osama bin Laden as final proof of his guilt…