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The Aftermath of the Qatar Ultimatum

Posted on July 6th, 2017.

The ultimatum that Saudi Arabia and its allies gave to Qatar expired on Monday, and the leaders of the nations participating in the “diplomatic blockade” gathered in Cairo yesterday to discuss the answer by the Gulf state. Investors all over the world were watching carefully, as the event had the outside chance of a...

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Analysis

The History of the Current Oil Crisis and What to Expect Now?

Posted on June 25th, 2017.

Crude oil is in bear market territory, down more than 21% from the yearly highs reached on January 1 of this year. So, is this a good buying opportunity or is this the start of a bigger decline? To analyze this in detail, we have to first study the reasons for crude oil’s fall from above $100 per barrel levels in 2014, the subsequent...

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Activism

Anonymous Calls For Saudi Arabia Ban from 2016 Olympics

Posted on February 8th, 2016.

Online activist collective Anonymous and @OperationNimr – a voice campaigning to nullify the death sentence handed to Saudi Arabian youth are both calling for the exclusion of Saudi Arabia from this year’s Rio Olympics. With a nod to Saudi Arabia’s controversial human rights record, Anonymous and @OperationNimr are calling on the...

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Politics

WikiLeaks Reveals Secret Handshake between the UK and Saudi Arabia

Posted on September 30th, 2015.

Secret cables obtained by WikiLeaks have confirmed a secret deal between the British Government and Saudi Arabia to ensure that both countries were elected to the United Nations’ influential Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in 2013. The Australian reports a secret handshake that involved vote-swapping may have been the cause for the...

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Breaches

Saudi Arabia Wanted to Own Hacking Team

Posted on September 28th, 2015.

Leaked emails available at WikiLeaks have revealed a scheme thought up by Saudi Arabia to simply buy Hacking Team outright, rather than continue to pay the outlandish costs for their services. Between 2013 and early 2014, several e-mails were exchanged with the Italian security professionals, who now have a proven history of aiding...

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Activism

Anonymous Attacks Several Saudi Arabian Websites, Brings Focus to a Teen’s Execution #OpNimr

Posted on September 28th, 2015.

In taking a stand and making a direct protest against the death sentence handed in 2012 to a 17-year old teenager Mohammed al-Nimr, Anonymous has crippled multiple Saudi Arabian government websites. It is a case described as “a possible breach of international law,” by a group of UN human rights experts. Ali Mohammed al-Nimr was arrested...