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The Saudi-UAE disputes reach a fever pitch

https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2021/07/31/the-saudi-uae-disputes-reach-a-fever-pitch/ Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Disputes have popped up between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the war in Yemen, Syria and OPEC quotas.  There has always been a rivalry, but in recent years the relationship between the two oil-rich nations was seen as warm and friendly.  Now, the friendship…

Tunisia stands against the Brotherhood

Tunisia stands against the Brotherhood Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator The only democracy to emerge from the Arab Spring in 2011 is going through a process of strategic correction. Tunisian President Kais Saied announced late Sunday he was firing the prime minster, Hichem Mechichi, dismissing the parliament, and assuming executive authority under Article 80…

Follow the money: Qatar accused in London of funding terrorism

https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2021/06/08/follow-the-money-qatar-accused-in-london-of-funding-terrorism/ Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator A court case is making its way through the commercial division of the UK High Court in London, which alleges Qatar funneled money to the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, Jibhat al-Nusra.  Qatar National Bank and Doha Bank stand accused of facilitating the transactions.  The UK and Qatar…

Qatar and Saudi Arabia approach historic breakthrough

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Since June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia ordered a land, air, and sea blockade on Qatar and severed diplomatic ties, along with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, and Bahrain. The self-styled “Anti-Terror Quartet” issued Doha 13 demands, including closing media outlets like Al Jazeera, ending ties with Iran, reducing…

Exclusive– Pompeo on Afghan Peace Talks: ‘We’re on a Pathway to Achieve’ Zero U.S....

DOHA, Qatar — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Breitbart News exclusively — after meetings between Afghan government officials and Taliban leaders as part of the beginning of intra-Afghan peace negotiations — that the process is moving along on pace for a full withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by the spring of…

Mike Pompeo: Time to Send Afghanistan on ‘Next Step in Its Trajectory’ with Peace...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters on the way to Doha, Qatar, that the United States is committed to ending the war in Afghanistan once and for all and eventually reducing American forces on the ground there to zero. Pompeo is, as President Donald Trump announced at a White House press briefing on Thursday,…

Taliban Admits Peace Negotiations Are A Game

https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2020/01/taliban-admits-peace-negotiations-with-u-s-are-merely-means-to-withdrawal-foreign-forces.php?fbclid=IwAR1XPxAFG-rlWWNMy9sozgVs8d9y4QtBeZqrwvAWuxUT-81_OBHSxiFbtUQ 1/24/20 – This article in the Long War Journal exposes what jezail.org has been reporting for years. Now the Taliban admit it. The Taliban delegation in Doha is not remotely serious about negotiating for peace. When the US leaves Afghanistan, there will be no peace. Moreover, there will never be a Taliban delegation that…

First US deaths of 2020 in Afghanistan Amid Total Diplomatic Incoherence

The utter incompetence of the US diplomatic effort led by Zalmay Khalilzad has 2 new American deaths on its hands as the first of the new decade. Jezail.org has long pointed out that the delegation of so-called Taliban in Doha who are in some kind of negotiation with Khalilzad do not represent the Taliban in…
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