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#Somalia’s natural resources are on the verge of being pilfered because of the appointment of @HassanSMohamud, who is not finished looting the country after his first term.

I urge all #Somalis and concerned fellow citizens of the world to spread the message: #HandsOffSomalia 1/7 Image
@coastline_explo, formerly known as Soma Oil, is a British oil exploration firm that is most commonly associated w/@HassanAKhaire.

Prior to that relationship, @HassanSMohamud’s admin signed a secret contract w/ the firm that was NOT approved by the country’s parliament. 2/7 Image
@coastline_explo is extremely pleased to have @HassanSMohamud back in office so they can resume the implementation of the unethical and illegal contract they signed w/his govt. in 2013.

They closely monitored the #Somali elections and congratulated @HassanSMohamud. 3/7 Image
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BREAKING: #UAE President #KhalifabinZayed just died. Crown Prince of #AbuDhabi since 1969, and Abu Dhabi Ruler & President since his father Sheikh Zayed died in 2004. The #BurjKhalifa was initially named to honor him.

A few words on him + what happens now in a thread. 1/
After #KhalifabinZayed suffered a stroke in 2014, his younger brother Mohammad bin Zayed (#MbZ) became de facto leader of the #UAE. Now the Federal Supreme Council (including the rulers of the 7 Emirates) will ratify #MbZ as official President of the #UAE. Basically guaranteed 2/
The more interesting thing is who will be appointed #UAE Crown Prince. Options include #MbZ’s brother & #security czar #TahnoonBinZayed, another brother, or #MbZ’s son #KhalidBinZayed.

While #SaudiArabia moved to primogeniturial succession, the #UAE might do the opposite. 3/
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United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has died, state news agency WAM reported on Friday. #UAE
#BREAKING: #UAE Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai @HHShkMohd offers condolences on death of #UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
#BREAKING: The #UAE will observe a forty-day state mourning with the flag flown at half-mast starting Friday, and suspend work at all ministries, departments, and federal, local and private entities for three days.
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🇸🇦🇦🇪🛢️⚡ #Saudi and #UAE ministers have warned that spare capacity is shrinking across all energy sectors as crude oil, diesel and natural gas prices hit record highs.

“I have never seen such things,” Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, who has been attending #OPEC meetings since the 1980s, said Tuesday at a conference in Abu Dhabi, referring to the recent price surge.

"The world must wake up from the existing reality. The world is running out of energy capacities at all levels."

The Prince's #UAE colleague, Suheil al-Mazroui, said at the same meeting that without increased investment around the world, ...

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#SSgovt's economic performance & narrative challenge
Barely 3 weeks in Office, SS govt did great job on economy but struggled on narrative.
1. It immediately convinced #IMF on package & broad contour of the deal.
Only it has 2 give plan 4 staggered...
.... reduction on subsidies by May 18. a/n

2. SS govt also reached out 2 #KSA: roll over & oil deferred payment. Small prints finalized soon. Solid support guaranteed.

3. #UAE also agreed 2 request of SS govt; details finalized.

4. #China agreed 2 roll over $5 bills.
5. By end of May most of packages will be inked.
6. Dollar pluctuation is normal, will revert back to Rs185 by end of June when economy stablised.

But SS govt takes battering on narrative front as follow:
1. #IshaqDr vs #MiftahIsmael statements create confusion.

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#Israel is working to mitigate Fidaa Kiwan's death sentence

Arab media outlets report that Issawi Frij, the Israeli Minister for Regional Cooperation, sent an official letter to the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates requesting a reduction in the sentence of... (1/4)
Israeli citizen Fida'a Kiwan. Faraj arrived at the #UAE embassy and addressed the ambassador, saying that "in the eyes of the Israeli government, and since Fida'a is an Israeli citizen, we should do everything in our power to help her". Faraj added that the letter he... (2/4)
delivered was only the first step in helping Fida'a, and that further steps would follow.

I will mention that according to sources in the UAE, Kiwan initially refused official visits from Israeli officials while in prison, due to her pro-Palestinian and anti-Israeli... (3/4)
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Thread: 30 April 2022: Day 66 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
#Russia is in a very unhappy place. Little else that can be said.
#pt: If one was waging a war of aggression under the banner of "denazifying" a neighbouring state, eschewing fascist aesthetic might be considered a propaganda necessity.
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Actions and policies of ousted ex-PM #ImranKhan and his #PTIGovernment have led to arrests, denial of jobs, travel bans, and deportations of Pakistanis from #Turkey #UAE #France #SaudiArabia #China. All in just three years. The latest is Saudi crackdown on pro-Khan Pakistanis. /1
In April, ex-PM #ImranKhan's incitement was responsible for Pakistanis getting radicalized in two countries: #Turkey+#SaudiArabia. 🇹🇷 arrested 27 pro-Khan Pakistanis on Apr 12. 🇸🇦 has repeatedly arrested Khan sympathizers in 2019+2020+2021 & 2022. /2
In 2020, PM #ImranKhan's followers launched online campaign against #Arab-#Israel peace agreement #AbrahamAccords, radicalizing young Pakistanis in the #Gulf who protested on streets in #UAE & #SaudiArabia, leading to loss of jobs, expulsions, visa bans/3

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The new Saudi failure lies in its inability to install the Al-Alimi Council in the city of #Aden, to be the new facade. as planned.

The problem of the new Presidential Council lies not only in being an illegitimate council in the Yemeni law and constitution, but also in
the terrible number of internal contradictions between its rival components throughout their areas of control in the southern governorates, in addition to its military and political weakness, and its lack of any real popular base to support its position. , as it leans on
hypothetical and fragile rules.

In light of the strong opposition shown by the transitional to the Presidential Council, and Zubaidi's refusal in front of the cameras to take the constitutional oath with regard to unity, Mohsen and Islah moved the "al-#Qaeda" card, to
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BREAKING: we @citizenlab found signs of a #Pegasus spyware infection at the 🇬🇧Prime Minister's office, 10 Downing St.

We notified 🇬🇧.

We'd found other infections within the Gov.. THREAD 1/

Must-read by @RonanFarrow:…
2/ Meanwhile, we also found signs that multiple 🇬🇧 officials at the @FCDOGovUK had been infected with #Pegasus spyware.
3/ Many assumed that 🇬🇧's vaunted security apparatus could protect the government from the scourge of mercenary spyware like #Pegasus.


🇬🇧 got spectacularly burned.

So, which foreign governments might have hacked @10DowningStreet & @FCDOGovUK?
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Prime Minister @CMShehbaz of #Pakistan. 🇵🇰

Elected with 174 votes with the backing and support of #Pakistan's major political parties @pmln_org @MediaCellPPP @OfficialMqm @MoulanaOfficial
#Pakistan's new Prime Minister @CMShehbaz comes with several honors: first to become PM with the support of 🇵🇰's all of the major parties; brother to 🇵🇰's only thrice elected PM; and comes with foreign policy experience, and ties with 🇵🇰's key international partners.
There is no #US conspiracy against the previous #Pakistan government. Prime Minister @CMShehbaz announces calling a meeting with Parliament's national security committee with top civil & military leaders 🇵🇰 & ex-Amb to 🇺🇸 to decide the fate of this manufactured crisis.
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#Chinese Foreign Ministry gives very interesting details from #China FM Wang call with #Israel FM @yairlapid. Thread: As far as I remember, this is 1st time China praises the #AbrahamAccords, if without naming them. Wang Yi says "China is pleased to see Israel establishing 1/9
and developing normal ties with countries in the region, which is part of the reconciliation in the broader #MiddleEast 中方乐见以方同地区国家建立并发展正常友好关系,这应是中东整体和解的组成部分." So far, China has been was quiet re Israel's closer ties with #UAE, #Bahrain 2/9
despite its professed support for stability. Wang repeats China's stance re Israel ties with #Palestinians, says supports resuming talks on #two #state solution, repeats China's offer to facilitate direct negotiations between Israel and Palestinians. China had already hosted 3/9
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Questions about the #Negev_Summit:
1. As a supporter of #AbrahamAccords, I would have loved nothing better for the Negev Summit to have been a meaningful opportunity for a constructive & frank exchange of ideas building on the foundation between participants.
2. Alas, once again, it appears to be nothing more than another hastily organized photo op. I don't see clear follow-ups that would indicate a substantive basis of support to the points raised to the summit.
3. #Morocco's FM Bourita, for instance, once again went around claiming credit for #Israel's allegedly growing support on the Kingdom's sovereignty over Sahara. But where's #Israel's consulate in #Dakhla? And why is Govrin still a liaison and not a full Ambassador to #Morocco?
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Lol. So, no change in India's stance wrt #Russian #Ukraine #war afterall🤔

Both #India & #UAE didn't condemn Russia. They condemned civilian killings in #Bucha and called for independent investigation meaning they don't want to jump into conclusions during the "fog of war".
⚡So, India isn't happy with the indifferent attitude of some Ukriane institutions! 🤔

Yesterday some Indian Members of Parliament raised the issue of harsh treatment meted out to Indians by Ukrianian army (by some neonazis). Govt. brushed off those!
@ruchirsharma_1 @DarthApuReborn @chasing_highs

It seems we've taken a stance - A MULTIPOLAR WORLD.😁

For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'
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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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#YEMEN:Gunmen assassinate physician in #Aden

A physician, from Al-Sabiha area of Lahj province, was murdered by unknown gunmen on Wednesday, in the second assassination in 24 hours in the port city of Aden, which is controlled by the UAE-backed Southern Transitional
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Council (STC).

Human rights sources said that unidentified gunmen shot dead the doctor Mohammad Majdi Al-Shaabi Al-Subaihi, on the coast of Abyan in Khor Maksar area of Aden, killing him on the spot.

This comes after an attempt to assassinate the so-called “Security Belt”
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leader in Al-Mansoura, Ismail Al-Sabihi, next to his house on Tuesday, hours after the assassination of the security belt leader in Sheikh Othman district, Karam Al-Mashreqi Al-Radfani.

The city of Aden is witnessing a wave of assassinations among the regional STC factions
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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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There were two ways through which young #Sudanese – even minors under 18 – got recruited to #Yemen. By force and deception, and by Omar Al Bashir’s thirst for power.

Estimates and reports suggest that up to 15,000 #Sudanese mercenaries were fighting
in #Yemen.
By force and deception: Many Sudanese became victims of forced conscription into becoming mercenaries for a private US firm, Black Shield Security Services.

The contracts signed by young #Sudanese men, which had an e-Visa to enter the #UAE from Khartoum attached
to it, had “profession: Security Guard” written on them.
Up to 15,000 Sudanese mercenaries were reportedly deployed in Yemen, who, according to the current #Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, were reduced to 5,000. Many of them were children.
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Then, as the #Emirates went to war with Saudi Arabia in Yemen, that’s when the Emirates deployed these mercenaries into #Yemen to kill #Houthis. And they did. And now we have mercenary warfare in Yemen almost like it’s the Middle Ages again.”…
Under the guise of construction workers, Colombian mercenaries became part of an American mercenary army, led by Erik Prince, who scored a $529 million budget from the #UAE to create a monster.
“That is to me a pretty crazy part of the evolution of the mercenary business
model that was taken from Erik Prince developing it in the US then exporting it to Abu Dhabi – then, all of the sudden, there are Colombians dying in #Yemen. It’s hard to track,” said McFate.
On December 29, 2015, a group of mercenaries from the Delaware-based military
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Mercenaries in #Yemen are a significant factor in what prolonged the war.
It’s the twenty-first century. Corporates have armies.
With as little as a few ID papers and almost no governmental regulation, you can take up state-of-the-art arms and
be sent to a war that’s not your war, not your battle, and kill people whose names you can barely pronounce. The trade offer? You receive some $10,000 a week. That’s $40,000 a month. That’s more than 30x the American minimum wage for some honest work. You need not read some
Veronica Roth, because we’re already living in a dystopian novel.
the United States revived the mercenary industry with Bush’s War on Terror, and continued the venture into the #UAE and Saudi-led war on #Yemen,and now in #Ukraine.
But why mercenaries? One reason is numbers.
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#YEMEN:In Numbers…Total of Oil Wealth Plundered by Coalition in Four Years
The Ministry of Oil and Minerals in Sana’a government revealed on Sunday, the amount of oil wealth that coalition is looting, stressing that Hadi government “is looting and stealing oil wealth in all
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provinces and is only responsible for renting the islands.”
The Minister of Oil in Sana’a, Ahmed Daris, stated that, “in 2018, oil production amounted to 18 million and 80 thousand barrels of crude oil.” In 2019, more than 29 million 690,750 barrels, In 2020, more than
31 million and 627 thousand and 250 barrels, and in 2021, 31 million and 587 thousand and 500 barrels of crude oil.”

He pointed out that the production of crude oil in the areas controlled by the coalition since the beginning of the year has reached only “5 million and
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PM #ImranKhan sets the stage for his legacy in a huge, impressive rally in #Islamabad, characterizing himself as a living martyr facing off international conspiracy to unseat him. He did not offer evidence but waved a document as proof. The rally achieves its two targets.. /1
PM #ImranKhan achieves two targets: to try impress power centers within the country that he remains popular, which he partially does (with diehard voters); and to engage those voters in a larger foreign policy issue beyond electoral accountability of performance & governance. /2
Aside from the secret document that PM #ImranKhan is not revealing (yet) to protect national interest, it is not a secret that his biggest foreign policy confrontations occurred with the #KSA #UAE #France, and misunderstandings with #China. /3
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Three gathered on destruction and devastation.
And each of them has a specific goal.
And the victim was the Syrian people

These pictures sum up the scene criminalscriminalsthe victim
The United Arab Emirates uses money and sedition... and does anything to achieve its goals

Russia uses force and reason to achieve its interests

Bashar al-Assad: He has no brains to think... he sold Syria to Russia... and he is still following the people of sedition
We have always said and said.

He who kills his own people is a traitor, the son of a traitor...

He was brought up on treason. This is the case of the criminal Bashar al-Assad These are the achievements of Bashar al-Assad in SyriaThese are the achievements of Bashar al-Assad in SyriaThese are the achievements of Bashar al-Assad in SyriaThese are the achievements of Bashar al-Assad in Syria
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#Syria's nominal ruler #Iran/#Russia dependent), Bashar al-Asad, was greeted in the #UAE on 18 March 2022, in Dubai by its emir, Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum. This is Asad's first visit to an Arab state since the uprising began, exactly eleven years ago.…
The @DXBMediaOffice released pictures of the visit by #Syria's tyrant, Bashsr al-Asad, to the #UAE, including this one [from left to right]: Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad; Asad; Dubai's ruler, Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum; and Dubai's Crown Prince, Hamdan ("Fazza").
#Syria's tyrant, Bashar al-Asad, met #UAE's de facto overall ruler, Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (#MBZ) [left], and "was also photographed with the owner of Manchester City Football Club, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan" [right].
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