By Bill Van Auken, 24 November 2020
The trip by Pompeo and Netanyahu to Saudi Arabia came as the Pentagon is steadily building up its air power in the region.
By Anna Rombach and Marianne Arens, 9 November 2020
In war-torn Yemen the coronavirus pandemic is exhibiting its murderous potential. Doctors report a death rate of 20 to 30 percent among those infected.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 September 2020
After a closed trial, the Saudi court announced its sentencing of eight unnamed individuals to prison terms, while none of those who ordered the grisly murder were held accountable.
By Laurent Lafrance, 2 June 2020
With the attention of most Canadians focused on preventing COVID-19 from infecting their family and friends, Canada’s Liberal government saw the opportunity to resume issuing permits for the export of armoured vehicles to the Saudi absolutist regime.
By Nick Beams, 13 April 2020
The fear was that had an agreement not been reached the oil price would have crashed when trading opened today, after already dropping by 40 percent since the beginning of March.
By Jean Shaoul, 10 March 2020
The Saudi announcement to slash oil prices led to a sharp fall in the share prices of its national oil company Saudi Aramco and Russia’s Rosneft.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 February 2020
The murder of the top Iranian general was carried out to shore up Washington’s crumbling Middle East alliances.
By Kevin Reed, 24 December 2019
The announcement by Saudi Arabia of death sentences for five members of the death squad that brutally assassinated the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey in 2018 is part of a cover-up to protect the role of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 October 2019
Crown Prince bin Salman say he takes “responsibility” for the assassination directed by his closest aides, but claims he did not order it.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 September 2019
US Secretary of State Pompeo described Saturday’s attacks on Saudi oil installations as “an act of war,” attributing them—still with no evidence—to Iran.
By Barry Grey, 17 September 2019
The cover-up of Saudi involvement has been carried out over three administrations, Democratic and Republican alike.
By Peter Symonds, 16 September 2019
In a menacing threat against Iran, Trump tweeted that “there is reason to believe that we know the culprit” and that the US was “locked and loaded,” implying imminent military strikes.
By Niles Niemuth, 2 September 2019
Monday’s mass slaughter ranks among the worst in a long string of war crimes carried out by Saudi Arabia with the backing of the American and British governments.
By Jean Shaoul, 26 August 2019
British-built aircraft, bombs and missiles have been used to target civilians in breach of the UK arms export law that bans the sale of arms or munitions to a state that is at “clear risk” of committing serious violations of international humanitarian law.
By Jean Shaoul, 11 July 2019
The case confirmed that the British government sought to evade international law by selling arms knowing they would be used in war crimes.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 June 2019
Among those slated for execution is Murtaja Qureiris, arrested at age 13 for participating in a peaceful protest against the monarchy.
French government threatens “national security” charges against journalists who revealed Yemen war arms sales
By Will Morrow, 30 May 2019
Macron’s actions are part of a drive by capitalist governments around the world to criminalize whistleblowing and destroy the freedom of the press.
A further step towards war with Iran
By Jacob Crosse and Jordan Shilton, 25 May 2019
The latest troop deployment and sale of arms to US imperialism’s Middle East allies sharply increases the danger of all-out war, which could be triggered by a US provocation at any time.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 May 2019
The airstrikes, claiming 77 civilian casualties, came two days after drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 April 2019
With the blood of 37 men decapitated in public squares barely dry, top financiers rushed to Riyadh in search of deals with the ruling monarchy.
By Will Morrow, 26 April 2019
French security services have summoned Disclose journalists for questioning over their April 15 report documenting French arms supplies to Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen.
By Kumaran Ira, 26 April 2019
Leaked intelligence documents expose top French officials’ denials that Saudi-led coalition forces use French-made weapons against Yemeni civilians as bald-faced lies.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 April 2019
The barbaric bloodbath exposes the criminality of not only the House of Saud, but also US imperialism, which counts it as its principal pillar in the Arab world.
By Tim Rivers, 1 April 2019
Around a hundred people carried signs and flags, chanted slogans and heard speakers denounce the unrelenting assault on one of the poorest countries in the world.
By John Marion, 22 February 2019
The MIT president announced the university’s commitment to maintaining relationships with Saudi Arabia in the wake of the murder of the Saudi dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 January 2019
The bloody repression in the predominantly Shia oil-producing region is another indication of the deep crisis of Washington’s principal ally in the Arab world.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 December 2018
The renewed fighting in Hodeidah came barely 24 hours after the US- and Saudi-backed Yemeni puppet government and the Houthis signed an agreement in Sweden.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 December 2018
A closed-door briefing Tuesday by CIA Director Gina Haspel confirmed Mohamed bin Salman’s responsibility for the murder of the Saudi journalist.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 November 2018
After testimony from the secretaries of state and defense, the Senate voted to advance a resolution calling for an end to US support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
By Mike Head, 23 November 2018
Washington is intent on asserting US dominance over the oil-rich and strategically-critical Middle East, regardless of the terrible human cost.
By James Cogan, 21 November 2018
Trump’s only real concern is US “national interest”—namely, lucrative economic relations with the Saudi monarchy and Saudi support for US aggression in the Middle East.
By Mike Head, 16 November 2018
The announcement’s timing points to the White House seeking to shore up the latest Saudi version of the events, which protects Crown Prince Mohammed.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 November 2018
Washington’s supposed demand for a ceasefire has only produced a sharp escalation in the world’s most murderous war.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 November 2018
The hypocritical “peace effort” advanced by Washington places full blame for the genocidal war in Yemen on the Houthi rebels and Iran.
By Roger Jordan, 29 October 2018
Ottawa’s muted response to Khashoggi’s murder has been aimed not just at upholding the arms deal, but also strengthening Canada’s predatory partnership with Washington.
By Jacob Crosse, 27 October 2018
Two children among the dead as the US-backed coalition prepares offensive
By Bill Van Auken, 26 October 2018
CIA Director Gina Haspel, dispatched to Turkey to investigate the murder of the Saudi journalist, has intimate familiarity with acts of torture and tapes recording them.
By Peter Symonds, 24 October 2018
While Erdogan had promised to expose the “naked truth,” his less-than-full account of the killing indicates that he is exploiting the issue to further Turkish interests in the Middle East.
By Jean Shaoul, 23 October 2018
Britain’s quiescence reflects its dependence on the House of Saud for policing the oil-rich Gulf peninsula.
Amid crisis over Khashoggi murder
By Barry Grey, 23 October 2018
The ISO and the DSA respond like political weathervanes to shifting winds within the US intelligence agencies in regard to Saudi Arabia’s current ruler.
By James Cogan, 20 October 2018
The Saudi version of events, a crude cover-up attempt, is a compilation of improbable lies.
By Barry Grey, 19 October 2018
Pompeo’s meetings with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed were aimed at signaling continued US support while making a pretense of seeking a full accounting of Khashoggi’s disappearance.
By Barry Grey, 18 October 2018
Friedman poses the problem of how to respond to the murder of Khashoggi from the “practical” standpoint of imperialist Realpolitik.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 October 2018
While leading Democrats and Republicans have called for sanctions over the Saudi journalist’s killing, Washington has maintained a discreet silence over the US-backed mass murder in Yemen.
By Peter Symonds, 16 October 2018
While Trump’s remarks are absurd, the hypocrisy of his critics in American ruling circles, given their long support for the murderous Saud regime, is staggering.
By Alex Lantier, 15 October 2018
Evidence that America’s closest Arab Middle East ally murdered a well known journalist exposes the criminality of the entire global financial aristocracy.
As evidence mounts of Khashoggi’s murder
By Jordan Shilton, 13 October 2018
The imperialist powers, with the US in the lead, are up to their necks in the blood-soaked repression of the Saudi regime, which has been exposed once again by the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 October 2018
The apparent brutal assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul exposes the criminality not only of the Saudi regime, but also its principal patron, US imperialism.
By Jordan Shilton, 10 October 2018
If true, the murder of Khashoggi will join a long list of savage crimes by the Saudi regime, very few of which have troubled the Times.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 October 2018
The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi a week ago is further confirmation of the barbaric character of Washington’s closest ally in the Arab world.
By Sven Heymann, 28 September 2018
The arms shipments to the Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula are part of the strategic plans of the German ruling class, which wants to pursue its geopolitical goals by military means.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 September 2018
The aid group Save the Children warned that the US-Saudi war threatens to kill “an entire generation of Yemen’s children.”
By Bill Van Auken, 13 September 2018
Aid groups have warned that the renewed assault on Hodeidah threatens not only to kill tens of thousands of civilians, but to push millions more into starvation.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 August 2018
Washington has backed the slaughter as part of a region-wide offensive to weaken the influence of Iran and assert US hegemony over the Middle East.
By Jordan Shilton, 27 August 2018
A week before the latest massacre, CNN research revealed that the 500 pound bomb that killed 40 children on 9 August was produced by Lockheed Martin.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 August 2018
The barbaric beheadings, like the slaughter of the civilian population in Yemen, are carried out with the blessings of a US government that routinely pursues its predatory policies under the phony banner of human rights.
By Roger Jordan, 11 August 2018
The events of the past week notwithstanding, Canada—as attested by its $15 billion arms deal with Riyadh—is a staunch ally of the absolutist Saudi regime.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 July 2018
The Amnesty report documents forced disappearances, torture and other crimes carried out by UAE forces as part of the US-backed war on Yemen.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 July 2018
Fighting over the weekend killed at least 165 people in the US-backed offensive against the port city that serves as the only lifeline for three quarters of Yemen’s population.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 June 2018
The near genocidal war against the impoverished people of Yemen represents one of the greatest war crimes since the end of World War II.
By Barry Mason, 21 May 2018
The US, UK and other western countries have supported the Saudi intervention. Like Saudi Arabia, they regard the war against the Houthis as a proxy conflict with Iran.
By Jordan Shilton, 5 May 2018
The secretive decision to deploy US special forces to Yemen last December underscores once again Washington’s reckless drive towards a regional conflagration with Iran.
By Laurent Lafrance, 2 May 2018
The Trudeau government is fully behind Washington’s efforts to construct an anti-Iranian alliance with Israel and Saudi Arabia.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 March 2018
The White House gave the Saudi regime unconditional support for its war in Yemen, while cementing the anti-Iranian alliance between Washington and Riyadh.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 December 2017
Washington is deepening the catastrophe in Yemen as part of its war preparations against Iran, threatening the lives of millions.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 December 2017
The death of Saleh, who ruled Yemen for three decades, appears to signal the failure of a Saudi-backed plot to overthrow the Houthi-led government.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 November 2017
The obsequious glorification of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is bound up with US imperialism’s bid to turn the Saudi monarchy into the axis of a regional alliance against Iran.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 November 2017
Washington is initiating a series of new policies aimed at building up the Saudi military as it carries out a siege of Yemen that could claim the lives of millions.
By Niles Niemuth, 18 November 2017
Nearly the entire population of Yemen, 20 million out of 28 million, are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance.
By Francis Dubois, 11 November 2017
In a surprise visit to Riyadh, Emmanuel Macron argued against a regional escalation of the Middle East wars flowing from the NATO countries’ imperialist interventions.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 November 2017
Washington and Riyadh have created the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe with the three-year-old war against the poorest nation in the Arab world.
By Jean Shaoul, 10 November 2017
The scale of the purge testifies to the mortal crisis wracking the venal ruling clique in Riyadh, which treats the country as its personal fiefdom.
By Jordan Shilton, 8 November 2017
After purging his main domestic rivals, Crown Prince Bin Salman accused Tehran of “direct military aggression” after a missile was fired into Saudi Arabia from Yemen.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 November 2017
Prime Minister Hariri announced his resignation in Riyadh, echoing the virulent anti-Iranian rhetoric of the Saudi monarchy.
By Jean Shaoul, 12 October 2017
The Saudi king’s visit to Russia unfolds amid worsening relations between Washington and the kingdom that has long been an essential prop of US imperialism.
By Jean Shaoul, 9 August 2017
At least 24 people have died in the months-long siege of the Shia city of Awamiya, while many more have been driven from their homes.
By Jean Shaoul, 25 July 2017
Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states play a vital role in funding Islamist groups that provide essential proxy forces for the imperialist powers in Libya, Iraq and Syria.
By Jean Shaoul, 20 July 2017
The High Court has given carte blanche to Prime Minister Theresa May to flout international law and aid in war crimes.
By Jordan Shilton and Keith Jones, 5 July 2017
The crisis has inflamed regional rivalries, while increasingly bringing to light the competing interests of the major imperialist powers in the Gulf and wider Middle East.
By Peter Symonds, 29 June 2017
The standoff in the Gulf has led to an open rift in Washington as Secretary of State Tillerson seeks to end the conflict triggered by President Trump’s support for Saudi action against Qatar.
By Peter Symonds, 26 June 2017
The Saudi-led ultimatum to Qatar contains demands deliberately designed to be rejected, providing the pretext for even tougher sanctions and military action.
By Jean Shaoul, 23 June 2017
King Salman’s move portends more autocratic rule, economic hardship and an escalation of regional wars.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 June 2017
Behind the bitter political warfare in Washington and the endless claims of Russian interference in the election, very real wars in the Middle East are threatening to coalesce into a regional or even global conflagration.
By Keith Jones, 8 June 2017
Iranian authorities charged that Saudi Arabia and Washington orchestrated yesterday’s attack, for which the Islamic State claimed responsibility.
By Keith Jones, 6 June 2017
Backed by Egypt and its closest Gulf State allies, Saudi Arabia has announced a series of measures against Qatar, a tiny, energy-rich neighbor, that stop just short of war.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 May 2017
The US special forces raid on Yemen followed Trump’s massive arms deals with Saudi Arabia, which that will fuel the kingdom’s savage war against a population on the brink of starvation.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 May 2017
Riddled with hypocrisy, clichés and absurdities, Trump’s speech, before an assembly of monarchs and despots in Saudi Arabia, spelled out an agenda of escalating US militarism.
By Jean Shaoul, 28 March 2017
On the first day of his Beijing visit, Saudi King Salman presided over the signing of deals worth $65 billion.
By Rohantha De Silva, 18 March 2017
The postponement took place amid intensifying conflicts within the Maldivian ruling elite, bound up with the geo-political rivalry between the US, India and China.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 March 2017
The murder by missile of the two young boys is part of a steady escalation of US atrocities in the impoverished Arab country.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 October 2016
The email exchange between Clinton and her campaign manager lays bare the criminality and hypocrisy of the US war for regime change.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 October 2016
The airstrike on a funeral hall in the capital of Sanaa is the worst in a long series of war crimes carried out with the backing of Washington.
By Peter Symonds, 16 August 2016
Yesterday’s attack on the Doctors Without Borders hospital is part of a deliberate campaign to terrorise the Houthi population.
By Thomas Gaist, 11 August 2016
The latest weapons deal highlights the central role of American imperialism in organizing and facilitating the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
By Kanda Gabriel, 4 August 2016
Laid-off workers in Saudi Arabia, the most reliable ally of US and European imperialism in the Middle East, are being left to starve by the thousands.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 July 2016
The declassification of the section of the 9/11 commission report on Saudi ties to 9/11 point to a deliberate distortion and exploitation of the attacks as a pretext for war.
By Patrick Martin, 14 May 2016
The secret trove of documents is being reviewed by a federal judge in Tampa, Florida for possible declassification.
By Jean Shaoul, 13 May 2016
The House of Saud’s relations with its chief backer, US imperialism, are at an all-time low
By Bill Van Auken, 20 April 2016
While friction has arisen over Washington’s dealings with Iran and fallout from 9/11, the monarchical dictatorship remains a linchpin of US policy in the Middle East.
By Nick Beams, 19 April 2016
The main reason for the failure to agree on an oil production freeze appears to be tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which are on opposites sides in conflicts in the Middle East.