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#BREAKING : Saudi Arabian Airlines is now suspending all flights to and from #Toronto effective next Monday 13th August 2018 #Canada #KSA
Flights are getting suspended #RIYADH to / from #TORONTO
AND NOW: #Saudi Arabian agency stops buying Canadian #wheat, barley
#Canada #KSA
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#Iran-backed #Houthi attacks on x2 @Saudi_Aramco oil tankers in the Bab el-Mendeb is a really big deal.

All Aramco oil shipments have been temporarily suspended…
@Saudi_Aramco Notably, yesterday’s #Houthi attacks on oil tankers come a week after the #Houthis claimed to have attacked a @Saudi_Aramco oil refinery in #Riyadh with a drone.…
@Saudi_Aramco #pts: #Iran makes no secret of its threats to attack #Saudi oil & shipping, just as it's repeatedly threatened to attack US assets in the region, as Qassem Someimani did earlier:

- “We're ready to confront you; You'll start the war but we'll end it."…
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THREAD: Who are the 6 human rights defenders that #SaudiArabia detained and smeared?

#عملاء_ِِالسفارات? No. They are brave activists.

More on them below.
.@azizayousef is a women's rights activist who campaigedn to end the driving ban on women & the male guardianship system.
In 2013, she was one of the women who defied the driving ban in #Riyadh, & has been harassed and interrogated for her work.

Iman al-Nafjan is a blogger and a leading campaigner for the right for women to drive. She has been interrogated for her work by #SaudiArabia authorities.

Read her blog for @amnesty in 2013:…

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One thing people are forgetting about this whole #Riyadh incident is that #SaudiArabia has one of the LOWEST press freedom index values in the world.
Unlike other countries of the world, there are no anti-establishment outlets to pick up destabilizing stories...

We, as outsiders, are forced to either investigate on our own or accept a phony government press release which may or may not hold any merit.
Social media, as well, is restricted heavily. You simply will NOT see the steady flow of first hand footage from this part of the world like you may see elsewhere.
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#Russia's UN envoy Nebenzya starts speaking at UNSC meeting on #Syria, alleged #ChemicalAttacks in #Douma, promises "he'd have to say a lot and the delegates'd have to listen"
1."#UK, #France follow #US in destructive policies in SYR, use blackmail, threaten RUS,
2.Even during #ColdWar Western diplomats didn't afford such tone vis-a-vis #Russia, "You understand what you did [in #MIddleEast]?No, you don't!Will you ever stop your geopolitical experiments?Do you understand what dangerous line you are driving the world to?
3.What's next for us?The most dangerous line of the confrontation is in #Syria.
In #EasternGhouta radicals have been terorrizing population for many years. Now people are being freed..But external sponsors prevent this progress.Terrorists wanted to continue blackmailing civilians
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