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Let's go over the #JamalKhashoggi situation, one more time...ACCORDING TO #Wikileaks documents, Jamal does NOT appear to be a "random" journalist--he appears to be a #CIAAsset. He was communicating in email w/#CIA's #Stratfor, after he fled #SaudiArabia.
In addition to #JamalKhashoggi communicating w/known #CIA subcontractor #Stratfor...guess who "employed" him? #WashingtonPost...a KNOWN #CIA-connected media outlet...via #JeffBezos.

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Note #JamalKhashoggi was related to one of #HunterBiden's "business partners"--probably helping him launder money. Right around time Hunter's incriminating laptop was found, people related to his partners were arrested, went "missing" or were murdered.
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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.

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#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.

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#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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#Sudan’s Prime Minister #AbdallaHamdok under house arrest, several cabinet officials and allies seized in apparent #powergrab arab.news/mtcf5
#BREAKING: #Khartoum airport shut amid reports of coup in #Sudan: Al-Arabiya arab.news/mtcf5
#BREAKING: Sudanese people will stand up to coup attempt, says spokesman for Sudanese Congress Party: Al-Arabiya arab.news/mtcf5
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Well, breaking news will now keep coming every day ahead of #COP26 but this one could have MASSIVE implications for global energy markets & #fossilfuel demand: #China announces first details of its carbon neutrality framework aiming at #netzero by 2060 1/5 gov.cn/zhengce/2021-1…
The document introduces several consumption "peaks": peak #coal by 2025, peak #oil during the 15th 5-yr plan (2026-2030). Food for thought for #China's largest oil suppliers #SaudiArabia, #Russia, #Iraq, #Angola, #Brazil; and coal suppliers #Russia, #Indonesia, #Australia. 2/5
Energy #efficiency is one of the highest priorities. 2025 target is to reduce energy intensity of GDP by 13.5% compared to 2020 (note, the baseline is the COVID year)! New standards and certification to be introduced for #steel & other energy-intensive industries. 3/5
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NEW: iPhone of @NYTBen was hacked with #Pegasus spyware *after* he complained to NSO Group about previous targeting.

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Our @citizenlab investigation: citizenlab.ca/2021/10/breaki…
2/ It began in 2018: @NYTBen shared a suspicious message with my colleague @billmarczak.

It was a #Pegasus infection attempt. We @citizenlab
attributed it to #SaudiArabia.

Ben wrote it up & complained to NSO Group.

NSO issued a predictable denial.
3/ A member of the @nytimes tech security team later found another #Pegasus infection attempt from 2018.

Here it is, inviting him to cover a protest at the #Saudi embassy in Washington DC.

Clicking on the link would infect his device with the spyware.
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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

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#Saudi energy minister says he will not buy electric car, but #SaudiArabia will manufacture electric vehicles

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#Saudi Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud tells #YouthGreenSummit at #SaudiGreenInitiative “We would like to be the biggest supplier of hydrogen” arabnews.com/sgi2021 Image
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#YEMEN:Top Yemeni diplomat slams #UN #SecurityCouncil for enabling recent Saudi bombing of medicine warehouse.

The head of the #Yemeni national negotiation delegation, Mohammed Abdulsalam, has confirmed that he bombardment of pharmaceutical warehouses and other civilian
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facilities in #Sanaa comes as a result of a recent statement by the #UN #SecurityCouncil, which is completely biased in favor of the coalition of aggression.

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#YEMEN #YemenCantWait
“Unfortunately, #SaudiArabia is forging ahead with its aggression and siege instead of stopping them and calculating the cost of its foolishness,” Abdulsalam wrote in a post published on his Twitter page @abdusalamsalah
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#Nasrallah: To our Christian brothers, neither Hezbollah, nor Amal, nor the Shia, nor any Muslim is your enemy. But Let's focus on Hezbollah.
#Nasrallah: When Daesh and Nusra penetrated eastern Lebanon and the Bekaa, who was their friends, their ally and their financial support? It was the Lebanese Forces party.
#Nasrallah to Christian Lebanese: Ask the people of Rablah, Deir Attieh, Maaloula, ask the churches in #Syria and the clergy in #Syria, how did Hezbollah treat you?
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Rifaat al-Assad’s return to Damascus (reported here yesterday) is the long culmination of efforts that started as early as 2011 when #Syria ‘s crisis started

Set below is how Rifaat & his sons got into a push & pull exercise in multiple directions till this week
2-Since early on, Rifaat’s household was divided. His son Somar started making frequent visits to Damascus despite being a hawk against the Palace in Damascus pre 2011

Soon, Rifaat’s other son Siwar joined what has become known as the reconciliation camp inside the household
3-The anti reconciliation camp was led by Ribal who became very public in his efforts to become an opposition figure palatable to EU & Western capitals

Rifaat was now being pulled in multiple directions by his various sons. Early on he sided with Ribal
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#Pakistan Banking Sector M&A —
A Thread 🧵

Interesting things happening in 🇵🇰’s banking sector related to #GCC-based sponsors.

Samba Bank is leaving 🇵🇰 🔜 after parent entity’s merger with NCB in Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦, & MergeCo Saudi National Bank’s decision to divest some assets.
Silk Bank is on perpetual sale after its abysmal performance in #Pakistan 🇵🇰 despite benefitting from one of the highest equity injections till-date. It is to be sold 🔜 and IFC / Nomura / Bank Muscat / Gourmet Group along with others will take a massive hit on their investment.
In banking, the best combination is always *a strong sponsor with a strong management team*. If you can get that right, there’s no better business in #Pakistan.

However, if your institution does not benefit from either of the two, then the bank is highly likely to underperform.
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COAST OFF KARACHI
ARABIAN SEA

Joint Saudi-Pakistani naval warfare exercises Naseem Al-Bahr XIII have started. #Pakistan 🇵🇰 and #SaudiArabia’s Navies and Air Forces are participating. A group of Royal Saudi Navy warships including the lead ship of the Al-Riyadh Class Frigate,
HMS Al Riyadh and a Badr-Class Corvette arrived in #Karachi last week for the exercises. The exercises will also involve F-15SA aircraft of the Royal #Saudi Air Force and combat aircraft from the #Pakistan Air Force, including F-16s, that will perform long-range maritime strike
missions as part of the exercises. The exercises are being held with the goal to enhance interoperability between the Royal #Saudi Naval Forces and the #Pakistan Navy, enhancing maritime security and protecting waterways in the #ArabianSea and #PersianGulf.
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PNS QASIM
KARACHI, SINDH

A group of Royal Saudi Navy warships including the lead ship of the Al-Riyadh Class Frigate, HMS Al Riyadh and RSAF F-15s arrived in Karachi for the Naseem Al-Bahr XIII naval exercises between #Pakistan 🇵🇰 and #SaudiArabia, to be held in the Arabian Sea.
The exercises involve F-15SA aircraft of the Royal Saudi Air Force that have been deployed to #Karachi with combat aircraft from the #Pakistan Air Force that will perform long-range maritime strike missions as part of the exercises. The exercises are being held with the goal to ImageImageImageImage
enhance interoperability between the Royal Saudi Navy & the Pakistan Navy, enhancing maritime security and protecting waterways in the Arabian Sea and #PersianGulf.
The exercise will end use live ammunition and involve firing missiles from all participating ships and aircraft. ImageImageImage
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In his independence day speech, @MBuhari failed to mention anything about the doctors' strike that has paralysed the health sector, kidnappings, which have become a frighteningly regular occurrence in the country, or the unemployment crisis.
These three in many ways have contributed to the "japa wave" that we are currently witnessing, something which he only mentioned in passing to refer to "so-called leaders run abroad to hide".

This japa-wave is our independence trek: bit.ly/3D1y4Th
These three things I mentioned, health, security, and jobs, more than a lot of other things, symbolise hope lost by young Nigerians.

And it is the potentially productive middle-class, that is running.
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Why must @ImranKhanPTI disgrace #Pakistan with his confused history?

During the war with the #Soviets, there was no #alQaeda or #Taliban. There was only #Mujahideen.

After the Soviet withdrawal & civil war, the Taliban emerged. There is no mujahideen in #Afghanistan today.
A major part of #Pakistan’s #PR problem is confused narratives driving confused perceptions.

We didn’t train the #Mujahideen alone. We had help from the #US, @CIA & #SaudiArabia.

Why does the PM forget this & place on the responsibility on Pakistan alone?
What is #Pashtun nationalism’s role in the war on terror?

All the insurgents that attacked #Pakistan post-#LalMasjid were ideological driven. Nothing to do with ethnic or linguistic roots.

It was the creation of the #TTP which kicked off mass #terror attacks in Pakistan.
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1 - Govt open to pardon for TTP : #Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi (Dawn 15 Sept 2021)

TTP & their links with #India & #USA explains PTI Leader Mr #FawadChaudhry

Ref : dailymotion.com/video/x16qkdr

#Daish #ETIM #FATF #Kabul #CPEC #OBOR #China #Talibans #Afghanistan
2 - Govt open to pardon for TTP : #Pakistan Foreign Minister #ShahMahmoodQureshi (Dawn 15 Sept 2021)

TTP & their links with #India & #USA explains PTI Leader Mr #FawadChaudhry

Ref : dailymotion.com/video/x16qjnk

#Daish #ETIM #FATF #Kabul #CPEC #OBOR #China
Govt open to pardon for TTP : #Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi (Dawn 15 Sept 2021)

PTI Leader Mr #FawadChaudhry links TTP with Chaudhry Nisar & PTI

Ref : dailymotion.com/video/x16qjnk

#Daish #ETIM #FATF #Kabul #CPEC #OBOR #China
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#BREAKING: #SaudiArabia and #Austria press conference begins
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#BREAKING: Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister affirms support for international efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon
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#BREAKING: Austrian Foreign Minister says Saudi Arabia is a key partner for Austria
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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) arab.news/46kz7 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 arab.news/46kz7 Image
#LIVE:@OSE_Yemen: The UN and the international community has been clear in its message: The #Houthi's offensive on #Marib must stop arab.news/46kz7 Image
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The #Middle_East after Kabul’s fall; how reshaped?

“The #US withdrawal from #Afghanistan and the #Taliban's new leadership has brought about a multitude of surprising alliances.” haaretz.com/middle-east-ne…
“Without #Qatar’s mediation and involvement, the #US withdrawal would likely have been much more violent and bloody.
Years ago, Qatar was “chosen” by the #Taliban to be the liaison between them and the United States.”
#Qatar became a key state in the #US’ relat w the Islamist group,& arranged the meeting bet @CIA chief #William_Burns & #Taliban. Qatar is now running negos w Taliban over safeguarding Kabul’s airport, which will enable Taliban to start rebuild #Afghanistan & forge int’l ties.”
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#Urgent
#Yemen #Sanaa:Target Aramco facilities and #Saudi military bases September 5, 2021
The official spokesman for the Yemeni armed forces, @army21ye , announced the following statement:

1- In response to the aggression crimes against Yemen,
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#Yemeni Armed Forces have carried out the "seventh deterrence balance" operation .
By targeting vital installations and military bases belonging to the Saudi enemy as follows:
2- *#Aramco facilities in #Rastanura in #Dammam, eastern #SaudiArabia , were targeted with
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eight #Sammad3 drones and a ballistic missile (#Zulfiqar).
3- *#Aramco's facilities in #Jeddah, #Jizan and #Najran were bombed with five Badr ballistic missiles and two #Sammad3 drones.
The operation has successfully achieved objectives .

4- The #Yemeni armed forces warn the
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#BREAKING: #IRGC backed #Houthi rebels just carried-out a Ballistic missile attack at #Dhahran & #Dammam, #SaudiArabia. Reports about #Aramco's oil facility being one of their targets.
#BREAKING: At-least one ballistic missile has hit the #Aramco's oil facility or possibly in vicinity of that near #Dhahran in east of #SaudiArabia.
#Update: Per #SaudiArabia's defense authorities, it was a combined attack as they used missiles and loitering drones. At-least three drones were shot down by Saudi Air Defense Command.
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#EU Foreign Ministers meet today for #Gymnich. They will discuss #Afghanistan. But then they will discuss the #Gulf. This is a rare occurrence - EU Ministers have discussed #JCPOA often but very rarely regional geopolitics between the #GCC, #Iraq & #Iran. They do now because… ⬇️
…because of the #Baghdad_summit last week and #France’s involvement in it. Most in #EU that #Iraq can be the hub for regional diplomacy in the #Gulf, building on talks btwn #SaudiArabia & #Iran. Reality is that with no progress on #Yemen these talks are shallow but ⬇️
…but I welcome choice to discuss #Gulf geopolitics at a #EU level. Hope there is some realism in acknowledging this is a security matter, not a diplomatic misunderstanding. #US retrenchment will inevitably lead to more #Russia & #China in the Gulf. It is already happening. So ⬇️
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#Global #ETF (thread): 26 Aug 2021

- 2020 worst perf #sectors making still leading in 2021 $IXG $IXC

- This is helping #oil producing countries with #SaudiArabia & #UAE in top5 #Country ETF YTD performers in USD $KSA $UAE

- #SouthAfrica $EZA still in top30 YTD performers
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#EmergingMarkets #ETF seriously lagging #DevelopedMarkets ETF, mostly due to disinvestment from #China.

#SouthAfrica might need a lot of catch up, but $EZA YTD performance in USD (+8.2%) is still ahead of $EEM (-0.95%)
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#Global #Value #stocks enjoyed short-term recovery to the end of April, but since then, $IWVL #ETF really struggled against #Quality & #Momentum. Over 1yr period it is however still the best-performing #factor, very much in its recovery phase.
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1️⃣ #SaudiArabia's industries of the future : Saudis leading the future of technology and artificial intelligence in the Middle East and North Africa
#Khalid_hamoud_shareef
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2️⃣ with the direct support and guidance of His Highness The Crown Prince, @McitGovSa launched today 3 programs ( همة vim, قمة summit, Twaiq)
Launch.sa
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3️⃣ The 3 initiatives launched today are inspired by the speech of His Highness Crown Prince #MBS , represent a clear message to confirm the intent of #SaudiArabia to be the Regional Center for technology & entrepreneurs, & a major global power in the field of technology by 2030
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A reminder:
On 26 Spt 2017, #SaudiArabia King Salman, the West best ally, issued an order to allow women to drive, with new guidelines to be created & implemented by June 2018. For four decades, no western country condemned Saudi for #WomenRights violation.

#Taliban #Afghanistan
Elections in Saudi Arabia have been historically rare. Municipal elections were held in 2005 planned for 2009. After 2 years' delay, they were held in 2011. In Sept 2011 King Abdullah granted women the right to vote & stand in the 2015 municipal elections.
#Taliban #Afghanistan
In June 2021, Saudi Arabia started allowing women to live alone without permission from a male guardian. This came as a development of an earlier ruling that affirmed the legality of the independence of an adult woman in a separate house.
#Taliban #afghanistanwomen
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