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US lawmakers on Tuesday said they were probing whether President Donald Trump is rushing to sell sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia to please corporate supporters who stand to profit handsomely.
Tensions in subcontinent, minister from Saudi flies in on Monday #039;Opposition leaders had done so much damage to India s image #039; Amid Congress AAP tie up talk, Sheila Dikshit meets Sonia Gandhi The Academy is under fire for the decision to present four categories of Oscars during commercial breaks. George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Christopher Nolan are among the actors and directors who have urged the Academy of Motion Picture Art amp; Sciences to reverse their decision of presenting four categories of Oscars during commercial breaks.Directors Michael Mann, Alejandro G Inarritu, Guillermo del Toro and actors such as Brad Pitt, Robert DeNiro, Elizabeth Banks, Peter Dinklage and Kerry Washington are also the signatories of the letter by the American Society of Cinematographers.
NSO Group;s smartphone hacking software allegedly helped Saudi Arabia track and ultimately kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mexico allegedly used the same software to monitor human rights lawyers and government critics.Six people targeted in the undercover operations say they believe the efforts were an attempt to get information that could be used to discredit them. The people include two cybersecurity experts who have research NSO 's software, three lawyers involved in lawsuits targeting NSO either in Israel of Cyprus, and a London based journalist who has written about the litigation.
Tech giants Apple and Google are facing criticism for hosting an app that allows men in Saudi Arabia to track and control women's movements.
A top Saudi official on Friday reiterated his government's position that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman did not order the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and he declined to comment specifically on a newspaper report that the crown prince in 2017 said he would use "a bullet" on the journalist.
The weapons have also reportedly been captured by Iranian backed rebels groups fighting the coalition in Yemen, meaning they may be reverse engineered for intelligence.A Department of Defense official confirmed to CNN that the U.S. is investigating the issue, as transferring military equipment to a third party would violate U.S. Saudi coalition arms agreements.
By David Jablinowitz, World Israel NewsFormer U.S. President Barack Obama s "misplaced " policies towards the Middle East are responsible for leading to the present crisis in Syria, and his policy towards Iran led to Saudi Arabia 's mistrust of the American administration, says Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, a former Saudi intelligence chief and former ambassador to the U.S.
For decades the conservative Islamic nation has relied on purchasing foreign missiles for its proxy wars against regional rivals Iran and Israel, a fact well known to western peacekeepers. However, defence experts are warning the discovery of a brand new ballistic missile factory marks a new era in Middle East tensions with Saudi Arabia reaching new levels of weapons capabilities. The facility, located near an existing missile base in the central town of Al Watah, was discovered by Jeffrey Lewis, a nuclear weapons expert at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and his team.
In an exclusive interview with Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth published yesterday, Snowden stressed: There is a real possibility that if NSO had refused to sell its dangerous technology to Saudi Arabia, which is a country that has a long history of human rights violations, Khashoggi would still have been alive. Snowden continued: Whether you agree with me or not, it is clear that NSO Group s work is dangerous they say they are saving lives, but the evidence suggests they are doing the opposite.