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al-Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula was short-lived, and its heads died one after another after a short time in leadership positions. Yet, they left a legacy of literature and guidelines that are used today by IS and some AQ affiliates such al-Shabab.
2) One such leader who was vocal in military and insurgency strategies is Abdel Aziz al-Muqrin, b1971, who succeeded Khaled Ali Hajj as a leader of al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia.
al-Muqrin is from the Al-Suwaidi neighbourhood in #Riyadh which is famous for having many SJ sympathizers
3) and has a reputation "for being a bastion of strict Wahhabism" as put by Bradley, John R. in his book, which is famous for being the Saudi #Fallujah among saudis due to the piety of its residents.
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#YEMEN-#Aden:STC threatens to explode the situation in Aden and threatens to head towards the Bab al-Mandab strait
The head of the "Southern Transitional" funded by the UAE, held an emergency military meeting with the most prominent leaders of his militia in four southern
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governorates, including the #Aden city.

Media outlets affiliated with the “transitional” reported that a member of the #Riyadh Presidential Council - head of the “transitional” Aidarous al-Zubaidi, urgently summoned, during the early hours of today, Tuesday, the commander
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of the “fourth military region” in the Ministry of Defense of the coalition, Fadl Hassan al-Omri, instructing him to raise the readiness combat, and raising it to the general military position in Bab al-Mandab, al-Anad axis, Karsh and Kharaz.
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سعدتُ بانطلاق #ملتقى_القيم_المشتركة_بالرياض، بمشاركة عدد من كبار الشخصيات الدينية الإسلامية وغير الإسلامية، كما سرَّ الجميعَ مادار فيه من حوار فعال، ومبادرات عملية، وبيان ختامي مشتمل على "إعلان القيم الإنسانية المشتركة".
J'ai été ravi du lancement du #ForumValeursCommunesRiyad, en présence de personnalités religieuses musulmanes et non musulmane ; chacun a pu apprécier les échanges et les initiatives pratiques avec notamment la "Déclaration des Valeurs Humaines Communes".
Saya senang dengan peluncuran #ForumNilaiUmumdiRiyadh, dengan partisipasi sejumlah tokoh senior agama Islam & non-Islam, dan semua orang senang dengan dialog yang efektif, inisiatif praktis & pernyataan penutup yang mencakup "Deklarasi Nilai-Nilai Kemanusiaan Bersama".
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نسعدُ هذا اليوم بإطلاق ملتقى: "القيم المشتركة بين أتباع الأديان" في مدينة #الرياض، بمشاركة كبار الشخصيات الدينية حول العالم.
Nous sommes heureux de lancer aujourd’hui les travaux du forum « Les valeurs communes entre les adeptes des religions » à #Riyad avec la participation des plus grandes personnalités religieuses du monde.
Hari ini, kami dengan senang hati meluncurkan forum: "Nilai-Nilai Umum Antar Umat Beragama" di kota #Riyadh, dengan partisipasi tokoh-tokoh agama di seluruh dunia.
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#Sanaa: UN Security Council is ready to welcome any ruler installed by #Riyadh for #Yemen, even if it has been declared insane.

Sanaa, through a member of its negotiating delegation, Abdul-Malik Al-Ajri, criticized the statement of the UN Security Council, which welcomed the
recent measures taken by #Riyadh to transfer power from President Hadi to the so-called Presidential Council. Abdul-Malik Al-Ajri said in a tweet to him:
"It is not surprising that the UN Security Council welcomes the Saudi transfer of power from Hadi
to Rashad, as it is ready to welcome any ruler installed by #Riyadh for #Yemen, even if it is declared insane or incompetent, they would welcome. Legitimacy in their view since 2011 is a matter decided by the outside and Saudi Arabia specifically as the legitimate guardian
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Is what happened in #Riyadh & outcomes of the #Yemeni_Yemeni_talks a good or bad thing? Been monitoring commentaries & here are mine.
1. If there was 1 single thing that had widest consensus amongst Yemenis it would be that former leadership structure was...
a core problem for resolving conflict or stabilising Yemeni government areas.
2- Formation of Presidential Council reflect current military reality in Yemeni government areas & nomination of Pres. Rashad Al Alimi wasn't based on being common denominator only but also competence.
3- a four southern leadership out of 8 member council dilutes risk of destructive secession while sustains importance of resolving souther political & social grievances.
4- Keeping mandate of the Presidential Council to political, security & military intends to protect economy.
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Although I personally understand the Saudi concerns which led to this policy, I see it as a huge mistake and that Saudi Arabia will not be a winner from it. Surprisingly, the biggest winners from this energy crisis are #Russia and #Iran.
#KSA #USA #Biden #Ukraine #Israel #UAE
Because of the ongoing war on #Ukraine and the economic sanctions on #Russia , the rise in energy prices makes the imports of oil gas very important to cover #Moscow's depletion in other fields.
Moscow has already started exploiting the card of energy externally as well by blackmailing Europe and raising its exports to eastern countries at much lower prices.
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With #OPEC Plus clinging to #oil pumping operations at nearly the same level, which leads to a continuous rise in fuel prices globally, in my opinion, the key to this crisis is in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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As it is known, #Riyadh is the second largest oil exporter in the world with about 10 mbd and the second largest reserves. #SaudiArabia also leads the #OPEC, which includes a number of oil exporters, making it an important influence on global oil prices.
It is important to stress that the current rise started since the 4th quarter of last year, months before Russian invasion in #Ukraine, with assurances from #US, confirming its attempt to communicate with the Saudi side to raise the level of production, hitting a dead end.
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Saudi Arabia redeploying Yemeni mercenaries to Iraqi border
An official source in the so-called Hadi government said on Wednesday that the Saudi-led coalition has begun moving Yemeni military factions to the Saudi border with Iraq, in conjunction with the start of diplomatic
consultations in #Riyadh.
Anis Mansour, a consultant at Hadi’s embassy in Riyadh said that coalition forces have already begun moving Yemeni units from camps at the al-Wadea port to the Saudi border with #Iraq.
The objective of this move apparently is to
“defend Saudi territory” there.

Mansour warned of the repercussions of this move, which aims to turn Yemeni troops into mercenaries for Saudi Arabia to use however Riyadh sees fit.

It was not known whether the new Saudi move was part of a move to dismantle Hadi’s forces
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Arriving by the thousands from #Sudan to #Saudi, the Sudanese mercenaries were handed US-made weapons and uniforms. Then, they were taken to Al-Hudaydah, #Taiz and Aden. Paid in Saudi riyals, 14-year-old amateurs were paid some $480 a month,
while experienced officers from the #Janjaweed were paid $530 a month – both cheaper than any other mercenary, including Colombians.

The RSF profited $350 million from its role in #Yemen.

Ahmed, who was 25-years-old at the time when he was sent to Al-#Hudaydah,
commented on this experience: “The Saudis would give us a phone call and then pull back.

“They treat the #Sudanese like their firewood,” he told the New York Times.
Other than Sudan, the #UAE and Saudi Arabia have also been

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#Iran launched six precision missiles Fateh-110 Iranian missiles against a Mossad base in #Erbil #Iraq in retaliation to #Israel killing of 2 Iranian officers in #Syria. No official statements were delivered by either side. These are "messages" both sides understand.
#Iran temporarily suspended the (fifth) meeting with #SaudiArabia in #Iraq programmed for next Wednesday the 16th of March following the mass execution carried out by #Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia executes 81 people in a single day via @AJEnglish

#Iran sources told @Almayadeen_News that "4 #Israel/i Mossad officers were killed and 7 wounded during the bombing of their base in Erbil, Kurdistan, #Iraq."

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1.Add to that Saudi-Arabia's decision to stand by the 2020 oil pact with #Russia (ie not pump more #Oil into the market)
#Putin seems to have had a clear picture when he made the decision that in the short-term he has #OPEC backing and that the West was still dependent on his gas
2. The pact was achieved after the price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia in early 2020. The Saudis were willing to reach a compromise with Russia after #Trump intervened and threatened to halt military aid to #Riyadh if it doesn't come to terms with Moscow.
3. Presumably Trump was making that effort on behalf of American #LNG exporters that were under threat of going out of business due to the low price environment.
Russia has been courting Saudia and the Emirates since the 1970s. Previously the Soviet Union supported...
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"I believe IPTC can be a powerful catalyst in the transformation of commitment to action," says Nasir K. Al-Naimi, SVP Upstream of #Saudi @aramco at the International Petroleum Technology Conference #IPTC2022
"We know the world needs us now, perhaps more than ever, to ensure the #energy transition leaves no nation behind," says Nasir Al-Naimi of @aramco at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, held at Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre #IPTC2022
.@Aramco is among the lowest #oil producers in terms of #carbon intensity, Aramco's chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan says at the International Petroleum Technology Conference #IPTC2022
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En este momento @JoaquinDebeljuh debe estar partiendo en #ArabiaSaudi en el sueño de su vida, el de muchas vidas, #Dakar2022
Éxitos para el de #Pergamino y #Acevedo!!!!
@JoaquinDebeljuh ya terminó los primeros 19 kilómetros cronometrados y lo hizo en muy buena forma!!!! Vamos #Pergamino y #Acevedo!!!
Gran resultado para @JoaquinDebeljuh en el prólogo del @dakar!
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Something happened in Riyadh, possibly an interception.
#Riyadh #KSA #SaudiArabia 🇸🇦
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The #MGISummit is about to begin. Follow our live coverage of the event, where high-profile regional leaders gather in #Riyadh to discuss #climate action ahead of #COP26.
#MGISummit: #Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, as well as #Jordan and and #Kuwait's crown princes, arrive at the venue. Pakistani PM @ImranKhanPTI also shows attendance.
#MGISummit: #Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and #UAE's Finance Minister Hamad bin Rashid Al Maktoum have also arrived
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Pakistan’s Prime Minister #ImranKhan and his accompanying delegation arrive in Saudi Arabia’s capital, #Riyadh, to attend the #MiddleEastGreenInitiative Summit @PTIofficial ImageImage
#PHOTOS: Chairman of Libya’s Presidential Council Mohamed Al-Menfi (@LPCLYM), and his accompanying delegation, arrive in #Riyadh to attend the #MiddleEastGreenInitiativeSummit ImageImageImage
#UPDATE: Morocco’s Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch arrives at King Khalid International Airport in Saudi Arabia ahead of the #MiddleEast green initiative summit ImageImageImage
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The #YouthGreenSummit starts today in #Riyadh, as part of the #SaudiGreenInitiative, with the attendance from #SaudiArabia's Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz Al-Saud Image
#Saudi energy minister says he will not buy electric car, but #SaudiArabia will manufacture electric vehicles Image
#Saudi Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud tells #YouthGreenSummit at #SaudiGreenInitiative “We would like to be the biggest supplier of hydrogen” Image
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#YEMEN:CBY Sends Warning Letter to Bank of #England
The Central Bank of Yemen (CBY) warned the Bank of England of serious repercussions regarding its intention to release the Yemeni assets it has in favor of the Central Bank in #Aden.
“The Central Bank addressed the
Bank of England, objecting to granting the Central Bank in #Aden the authority to dispose of Yemen’s funds frozen in it since 2016,” the #CBY said in a statement issued on Tuesday.

It pointed out that the release of those funds and granting the authority to dispose of them
to the Central Bank in #Aden is unjustified, and will lead to significant damage to the rights of the people.

The CBY clarified that the Bank of England’s implementation of any agreements with persons of non-legal capacity is a violation of the constitution and #Yemeni law
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#LIVE: Hans Grundberg delivers his first briefing to the Security Council in his capacity as new @UN Special Envoy for #Yemen (@OSE_Yemen) Image
#LIVE: @OSE_Yemen: The epicenter of the military confrontation has shifted over time with combatants taking turns on the offensive. Since early 2020, the focus has been on the #Houthi's #Marib offensive in which thousands of #Yemenis have lost their lives Image
#LIVE:@OSE_Yemen: The UN and the international community has been clear in its message: The #Houthi's offensive on #Marib must stop Image
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Yemeni deterrence balance operations represent painful military strikes against enemy

Seven deterrence operations that have been carried out by the Yemeni armed forces on the most importance of the Saudi military and economic targets since the beginning of the
Kingdom with 10 drones.

2nd Second Balance Operation of Deterrence:

On September 14, 2019, Brigadier General Yahiya Sarie announced in a news statement the missile forces targeted #Abqaiq and #Khurais oil refineries belon
belonging to #Saudi_Aramco with 10 drones.

He stressed that the attack hit its target accurately.

Third Deterrence Balance Operation:

On February 21, 2020, the Yemeni forces carried out a qualitative operation that targeted #Aramco and other sensitive targets in
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#SouthAfrica arms exports to #Saudi Arabia and #UAE come under scrutiny.

Report on June 17

Court order demands arms companies that have export permits be disclosed after rights groups filed an application to stop weapons transfers over #Yemen war
A South African court has
ordered the country’s National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) to provide a list of companies that have permits to export weapons to #Saudi and the #UAE, following a court battle over their role in the devastating conflict in #Yemen.
Earlier this month,
the #SouthernAfrican Human Rights Litigation Centre (SALC) and Open Secrets, a non-profit organization investigating economic crime, submitted an application in a high court in Pretoria calling for both the names of companies that can deliver arms to #Riyadh and #AbuDhabi ,
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New Relapse for #Riyadh-#Washington Alliance in #Yemen.

With the aim of obstructing liberating, the last stronghold of #US-Saudi mercenaries in northeastern Yemen in #Marib, the coalition opened a new front in #AlBaidha towards the areas where the previous confrontations
between the Army and the Popular Committees had stopped at the end of 2020.
At the end of 2020, #AlQaeda was forced to participate in a battle whose timing was chosen by the Army and the Popular Committees, which ended with the fall of its most important strongholds in #Yemen.
The battle’s fire has not been completely extinguished yet, and everyone is still waiting for what Sana'a will say about the details of the battle’s conclusions. Very large spoils were seized by the Army and the Committees like military camps belonging to #AlQaeda, and the
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#YEMEN:#Al_Mahra Protest again Against #Saudi-led Aggression.

#Yemenis in #AlMahrah governorate, southern the country, continue to protest against the presence of #Saudi and #Emirati forces in the governorate.

Through the protests and the continuous activity on social
networking sites, #Yemenis are trying to convey their voice to the world regarding the crimes of #Riyadh and #AbuDhabi.

They say through the hashtag #Al_Mahra_Three_Years_Against_Occupation that their protests come in response to Riyadh's reneging on its promises, and
its refusal to fulfill the demands it committed to under the agreement reached after the first wave of protests.

Observers of the #Yemeni affairs say that the new wave did not originate from the city of #Ghaydah, the center of the governorate, but rather from the
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