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Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Postby Singha » 14 Jun 2018 08:14

Houthis are fighting for survival

Their sole remaining port hudaydah on red sea is under attack from the south coast road by gcc paid merceneries

An attempt to land mercs by sea yesterday was repelled by firing two al mandab missiles which set the transport ship on fire

The UN is powerless to stop the starvation and rape of yemen

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Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Postby IndraD » 14 Jun 2018 17:50

yes Singha ji

Houthis are on verge of getting defeated, made possible by vastly superior airpower of Saudi & allied aided by UK. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/04/ ... 17220.html

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Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Postby kit » 14 Jun 2018 18:19

.... and the US special forces including the Green Berets

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Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Postby SBajwa » 14 Jun 2018 21:13

Now that the world cup is underway has anybody spotted MBS in moscow?

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Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Postby SBajwa » 14 Jun 2018 21:28

I just saw him sitting with Putin watching the match! It has been a lie that he is dead!

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Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Postby habal » 14 Jun 2018 21:48

MBS is alive

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Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Postby Singha » 14 Jun 2018 21:51

the black pantha lives!

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Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Postby Singha » 14 Jun 2018 21:52

IndraD wrote:yes Singha ji

Houthis are on verge of getting defeated, made possible by vastly superior airpower of Saudi & allied aided by UK. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/04/ ... 17220.html


in that region defeat is just the start of a insurgency.

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Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Postby ArjunPandit » 14 Jun 2018 23:01

^^why is no ne creditng the khadim sharif

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Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Postby Falijee » 15 Jun 2018 00:22

MBS Rumoured DEAD Now Alive !

Mohammed bin Salman looks on as Saudis flop in World Cup opener

Crown Prince attends opening match in Moscow, shaking hands with Vladimir Putin as Saudis concede five goals against hosts Russia

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Unless it is a "double" :mrgreen: Mystery still remains as to why he "disappeared" . Is he still sitting in the corridors of Saudi power :roll:

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Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Postby Falijee » 15 Jun 2018 00:24

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Saudi Ayeshas watching their team. Why the face mask ? Islamic etiquette or Moscow pollution :roll:

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Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Postby Singha » 15 Jun 2018 08:40

putin raised his palms and shrugged apologetically after the first goal, shaking hands with the black pantha.

he was embarassed by the 4th and 5th goal in the last minutes and looked away.

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Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Postby UlanBatori » 15 Jun 2018 17:48

Falijee wrote:Saudi Ayeshas watching their team. Why the face mask ? Islamic etiquette or Moscow pollution :roll:

SAme reason why the motorcycle pakis in Srinagar were wearing face-masks. CCTV.

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Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Postby IndraD » 18 Jun 2018 02:21

IndraD wrote:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5809545/Palestinians-torch-Israeli-farms-using-kites-loaded-flammable-material.html?ito=social-twitter_mailonline

Palestinians are torching Israel with fire kites.

Israel has killed the mastermind behind kite arson and motolov flown deep inside to torch Israel. He was killed in a drone strike.

in the other news Israel is making it illegal to film their soldiers.

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Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Postby ricky_v » 19 Jun 2018 08:57

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/17/un-in-advanced-talks-to-take-over-yemen-port-hodeidah-under-saudi-led-siege?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ebb%2018.06.18&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Military%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief
Talks are at an advanced stage for the United Nations to take over the administration of the vital port of Hodeidah under siege from a Saudi-led coalition, the UN humanitarian coordinator Lise Grande said on Sunday.

Both Britain and France failed to persuade the Saudi-led coalition not to mount the offensive last week, fearing the military attacks risk interrupting the supply of vital aid into a deeply fragile state.

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Grande said a political solution to the crisis was required and that Griffiths’ talks to negotiate the handing over of the port by the Houthis and the United Arab Emirates to the UN had reached an advanced stage. In theory UN inspectors have boarded all ships entering Hodeidah to check commercial and humanitarian supplies do not contain weapons bound for the Houthis. The UAE claims the Houthi’s raise as much as $30-40m a year in taxes through their control of the port.

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Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Postby Falijee » 21 Jun 2018 01:02

MBS ( AKA Black Pantha) Cut To Size In The Attempted Coup And His "Reforming Powers" Diluted :roll:

Saudi Arabia arrests more women’s rights activists: HRW

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia detained two more women’s rights advocates earlier this month and imposed a travel ban on several others in an ongoing crackdown in the conservative Muslim kingdom, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday.
The arrests, just weeks before the much-hyped lifting of a decades-old ban on women driving, have revived criticism of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s approach to ambitious reforms as part of his push to diversify the world’s top oil exporter’s economy.
IMO, there has been a backlash to his "Saudi spring" reforms and he has been forced to back off !
The powerful young heir apparent is trying to open up the kingdom by easing strict social rules, but reforms hailed as proof of a new progressive trend have been accompanied by a crackdown on dissent, souring that image.
Activists and diplomats have speculated that the new wave of arrests may be aimed at appeasing conservative elements opposed to reforms and that it may be a message to activists not to push demands out of sync with the government’s own agenda
As the Shah Of Iran discovered much later, it is not easy to change a conservative society overnight !
Prince Mohammed has won praise at home and abroad for his modernisation efforts, but he has also provoked unease with shock moves including an anti-corruption purge last year, when scores of royals and top businessmen were detained at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh. Most were freed after reaching settlements with the government.

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Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Postby Falijee » 30 Jun 2018 05:15

Another Report Which Suggests That MBS Wings Have Been Clipped After The Attempted Coup

Saudi prince: Only a matter of time before Bin Salman is toppled
June 27, 2018
Middle East Monitor

Saudi Crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s effort to ensure America’s “deal of the century” comes in to affect quickly is an effort to improve his relations with Israel, a dissident Saudi prince who has taken refuge in Germany said.
Conservative Saudi society is not yet ready for this drastic step :twisted:
Khaled Bin Farhan Al-Saud said Bin Salman has been working to ensure a concept of absolute obedience in order to facilitate his arrival to power.
In an exclusive interview with Alkhaleej Online Bin Farhan revealed that “Bin Salman chose one of the sons of Prince Faisal bin Bandar in Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the current Prince of Riyadh, as the next crown prince in preparation for his crowning as king as a successor to his father.” He noted: “The new crown prince’s personality is weak and blind reliance on Bin Salman.”
“There is great anger amongst the ruling family at Bin Salman’s actions,” said Bin Farhan, adding, “it is only a matter of time before he is removed from power.”

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Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Postby Falijee » 30 Jun 2018 05:32

Hajj Money Pays For Saudis Wars - Tunisian Imams

June 22, 2018

The Union of Tunisian Imams called on the Grand Mufti of the Republic to discourage pilgrims from travelling to complete the Hajj this year because of the high costs of the trip and the fact that the money is used by Saudi Arabia to pay for its wars in other Muslim countries.
Local media reported General-Secretary of the Union of Tunisian Imams, Fadhel Ashour, saying: “It is better to spend this money to improve the conditions of the Tunisian people.”
Tunisian Minister of Religious Affairs, Ahmed Adhoum, had earlier announced that there have been 236,000 Hajj applications this year. He explained that the number of Tunisian pilgrims is 10,892 compared to 10,374 in 2017.

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Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Postby Falijee » 02 Jul 2018 21:23

India on Gulf outreach as injured Yemeni soldiers ready to fly in

June 30, 2018

India has teamed up with the United Arab Emirates in providing major humanitarian and post-traumatic medical support to the soldiers of Yemen who were injured in the ongoing war against the rebels of that country, a source familiar with the ongoing effort told The Hindu.
The operation has been intensified in the backdrop of this week’s visit by Foreign Minister of UAE Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed.
“In the coming week, we are scheduled to receive the largest contingent of injured soldiers and civilians, including children, from Yemen,” said the person in charge of logistics on the Indian side. Sheikh Abdullah’s visit ended on Saturday and an aircraft from the UAE is expected to fly in 63 injured Yemenis and 27 caregivers and support staff early next week.
Strange that Ummah nation Pakiland "did not come and offer this help" :mrgreen:
“This is an initiative to showcase medical diplomacy of India and humanitarian work by the government of UAE and Red Crescent. This major service is possible because of the full coordination between India and the UAE,” said the source.
Pakistan is presently not in the "good books" of the UAE, these days , what with illegal Pakis overstaying the "hospitality" of the UAE in places like Dubai and Abu Dhabi :mrgreen:
The civil war in Yemen between the government of the country and the rebels of the Houthi community has become a major international conflict. India evacuated its citizens from Yemen under an evacuation move titled ‘Operation Rahat’ in 2015 after an Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia and UAE intervened in Yemen.
In June, UAE Ambassador to India Ahmed Al Banna had conveyed that his country hoped that India would support the military campaign with diplomatic outreach in major global platforms. The official involved in the humanitarian support from India said that following a formal request from the UAE, India had hosted hundreds of Yemeni soldiers and civilians in 2017.
“The last major contingent of patients came in September 2017 in a UAE military aircraft that evacuated 45 soldiers for urgent medical treatment in India,” he said. “The upcoming medical contingent of patients will be supported by 10 medical professionals including paramedics, doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists,” said a press release from VPS Rockland.The youngest patient in the team is nine years old and several comatose patients with gun shot wounds and paralysis are being flown in this time. Most of them are expected to undergo orthopaedic, plastic, general and neurosurgery in order to make a full recovery.The quiet UAE-India initiative has already created a record of sorts because of the complex third party coordination required, the source said. So far, India has treated victims from Iraq and Syria on a bilateral basis.However this is the first time that such an operation is being conducted through support from a third country – the UAE.

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Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Postby Kati » 09 Jul 2018 11:23

A fascinating piece of history.... Enjoy

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/maga ... ion=Footer


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