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Saudi King Arrests Billionaire Prince Bin Talal, Dozens Of Others In Cabinet Crackdown

In a shocking development, late on Saturday the Saudi press reported that prominent billionaire, member of the royal Saudi family, and one of the biggest shareholders of Citi, News Corp. and Twitter – not to mention frequent CNBC guest – Al-Waleed bin Talal, along with ten senior princes, and some 38 ministers, has been arrested for corruption and money laundering charges on orders from the new anti-corruption committee headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, while Royal princes’ private planes have been grounded. Keep Reading

Ex-Saudi minster defends meeting with Israel officials

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Speaking alongside a former director of Mossad, Efraim Halevy, Al-Faisal thanked the Israel Policy Forum for hosting him and expressed hope that it would not be his last meeting of its kind. Keep Reading

The secret operators behind the smuggling of Syrian oil

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Iraqi news outlet “SNG” wrote, quoting the source who requested anonymity: separatist Kurdish movements called the “al-Taibet”, who under the pretense of defending an area north of “Zumar” and “Rabia” in Nineveh province, are fighting alongside the Syrian border under order from Barzani’s sons. These areas are of great importance to the secessionists because they of their proximity to the “Armilan” and “Kratchuk” Syrian oil fields. Keep Reading

Syria considers Raqqa still occupied as US-backed militants replace ISIS

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In a statement on Sunday, Syrian Foreign Ministry said propaganda on alleged liberation of Raqqa aims to divert international public opinion from the crimes committed by this alliance in Raqqa province. Keep Reading

Bahrain has the largest number of prisoners among the Arab countries

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The results of a human rights organization research show that Bahrain has the largest number of prisoners among Arab countries. Keep Reading

Bahrain calls for freezing of Qatar’s PGCC membership

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Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifah has warned that his country will not attend an upcoming Persian Gulf Cooperation Council if Qatar doesn’t alter its stance on regional issues. Keep Reading

US worked with Saudi regime, Qatar, Turkey to support terrorists in Syria: Ex-Qatar PM

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Hamad bin Jassim admitted in an interview on October 26 with Qatari national broadcaster that his country, a tiny state to the south of the Persian Gulf, was part of a group of four countries that delivered weapons and funds to the terrorists in Syria. Keep Reading

Trumps set to launch two real estate projects in India, despite conflict-of-interest concerns

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President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Jr., is expected to launch two residential projects in India for the Trump Organization in the coming weeks, continuing the family’s promotion of the Trump empire despite concerns over the president’s potential conflicts of interest with foreign governments. Keep Reading

Trump wants State Department to release remaining Clinton emails

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President Donald Trump has made it clear to the State Department that he wants to accelerate the release of any remaining Hillary Clinton emails in its possession as soon as possible, according to three sources familiar with the President’s thinking.

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Iraqi government forces control Kurdistan borders after deal with Iraqi Kurds

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A reported agreement between Baghdad and Erbil facilitated the peaceful handover of the border posts to the federal Iraqi forces. Keep Reading

91 Americans die daily from Opioid overdose, Trump declares emergency

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Speaking at the White House, Trump said “we can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic.” Keep Reading

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