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Amid Middle East Realignment & Saudi Blockade, Qatar Withdraws from OPEC

Amid Middle East Realignment & Saudi Blockade, Qatar Withdraws from OPEC

December 4, 2018

Qatar is withdrawing from oil organization OPEC, while Saudi Arabia continues its blockade. Colonel Larry Wilkerson says this is part of a larger realignment in the Middle East, as Turkey exerts more influence

Reality Asserts Itself - Toby Jones

January 15, 2014
Toby Jones tells Paul Jay that the Saudis use of terrorism is driven by a fear of democracy and a desire to be the regional and oil hegemon

Chemical Weapons Deal Only A Hiccup For Saudi Goals In Syria

September 11, 2013

Toby Jones: Saudi Arabia is interested in ousting Assad but not a popular government taking his place

Bahrain

April 22, 2013
Sam Husseini interviews Said Yousif al-Muhafda, who was jailed for his twitter activism, about arrests, mass teargassing and use of shotguns to suppress peaceful protest

The Life and Legacy of Hugo Chavez

March 7, 2013
Greg Wilpert looks at the achievements, failures and life of the leader of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution