The Saudi-Canada Clash: A Values War
Opinion

The Saudi-Canada Clash: A Values War

Is it any of Canada’s business whether Saudi women have the right to drive? Well, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland just made it her business. Repeatedly denouncing Riyadh’s arrest of women’s rights advocate Samar Badawi, Freeland has driven the two countries close to a break in diplomatic relations. “Reprehensible” said Riyadh of Freeland’s tweeted attack. Canada…

Canada’s Liberal Image Gets Snared by $11.5bn Saudi Arms Deal
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Canada’s Liberal Image Gets Snared by $11.5bn Saudi Arms Deal

A dramatic spat with Saudi Arabia has forced Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to enter the public fray in a bid to calm tempers. But what’s bothering Canada is the possible loss of a major Saudi arms contract. The row erupted last weekend when Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland issued a stern rebuke to Saudi…

Lapis Lazuli Corridor Leads Afghanistan Towards Eurasian Integration
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Lapis Lazuli Corridor Leads Afghanistan Towards Eurasian Integration

One of the most crucial goals that leading Eurasian nations are striving for is economic and transport integration in their continent. Schemes such as One Belt, One Road Initiative (OBOR) and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU or EAEU) were implemented a number of years ago and are running successfully at present. However, it is impossible…

Yemen: Fake ‘News’ That’s Mixed Into America’s Mainstream News — And Why
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Yemen: Fake ‘News’ That’s Mixed Into America’s Mainstream News — And Why

On Friday, August 10th, CNN headlined “Saudi-led strike kills dozens of children on school field trip in Yemen” and reported as if the United States doesn’t have any important role to play in targeting and supplying the bombs and missiles for what the news-report refers to as “the Saudi-led coalition.” It even says at 0:15…

‘Even Wars Have Rules’: Yemen Suffers as the Truth Is Distorted and Obscured
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‘Even Wars Have Rules’: Yemen Suffers as the Truth Is Distorted and Obscured

Even by the depraved standards of the Western-backed, Saudi-led aggression against Yemen, the bombing of a school bus on 9 August was a new low. The bus had stopped at a market while taking the children back to school from a picnic when it was targeted, according to Save the Children. Yemeni health officials have informed the…