This is what NATO can do to a country

“Since the revolution, militias formed to fight the regime of Muammar Gaddafi have morphed into private armies, led by charismatic warlords, their fighting and gangsterism bringing the country to its knees. Outside the capital, much of this desert c [Read story...]

Israeli nuclear weapons? What Israeli nuclear weapons?

“”Hagel was challenged at one point during a question-and-answer session by a former Iranian nuclear negotiator over why his address failed to mention Israel’s possession of nuclear weapons. Hossein Mousavian, who is now a scholar at Princeton’s Wood [Read story...]

MENA IPOs rebound as market improves

JEDDAH – Initial public offerings are set to be revived in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as conditions in the capital markets improve, Ernst & Young’s report said. Although the IPO market in the region has been q [Read story...]

Call the police: Mandela was a communist

“Although he denied it throughout his life, there is persuasive evidence that about this time Mr. Mandela briefly joined the South African Communist Party, the A.N.C.’s partner in opening the armed resistance. Mr. Mandela presumably joined for the [Read story...]

Reagan on Apartheid South Africa

” “Can we abandon a country that has stood by us in every war we’ve fought, a country that is strategically essential to the free world?” Reagan asked in a 1981 CBS News interview. The Reagan administration invited senior South African security offic [Read story...]

Sanctions against Apartheid South Africa

When the US was being pressured by public around the world to impose sanctions on Apartheid South Africa, many (Democrats and Republicans) in the US Congress demurred and protested and argued that we can’t impose sanctions on Apartheid South Africa b [Read story...]

death squads

“What emerges is both the scale of covert killings by US special forces — running 20 raids a night at one point in Afghanistan — and the unmistakable fact that these units are operating as death squads, whose bloodletting is dressed up as “targ [Read story...]

Is this a problem?

“There are eight cases and 21 defendants in front of the International Criminal Court, and every last one of them is from Africa. Now the continent’s leaders are debating whether that’s a problem.” [Read story...]

This is the peace process

“Since the latest round of negotiations began…Israel has demolished 159 Palestinian homes, killed 23 Palestinians and moved forward on constructing 5,992 new apartments in West Bank settlements.” [Read story...]

Sahara Petchem eyes merger with Sipchem

JEDDAH – Sahara Petrochemical Co. has signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) for the continuance of the non-binding negotiations relating to the detailed terms of a proposed merger of e [Read story...]

Aramco unveils new R&D Center in Cambridge, Mass.

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The new Center in Cambridge is part of the company’s ambitious R&D program, which is positioned to seek breakthrough achievements that address long-term industry challenges and contribute to Saudi Aramco’s mission of prov [Read story...]

Jeddah to host multi-sectoral fair

JEDDAH – Jeddah International Trade Fair(JITF), the longest established multi-sector exhibition in Saudi Arabia, will hold its 25th edition on Dec. 15-18, 2013 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events. The annual platform organized [Read story...]