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May 21 2023
NEW YORK (AP) — British novelist Martin Amis, who brought a rock ‘n’ roll sensibility to his stories and lifestyle, has died. He was 73. His death on Friday at his home in Florida, from cancer of the esophagus, was confirmed by his agent, Andrew Wylie, on Saturday. Amis was the son of another British writer, Kingsley Amis. Martin Amis was a leading voice among a generation of writers thatThe Dallas Morning News
Oct 11 2023
Israel war: Leaders of Iran and Saudi Arabia hold first-ever phone call, pledging united support for Palestinians
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi talked on the phone for the first time ever, pledging united support for the Palestinian cause.
The conversation lasted for roughly 45 minutes, according to SAMAA, and it focused on the war in Gaza. Iranian state media reported that the two affirmed the "need to end war crimes against Palestine," according toWashington Examiner
Oct 30 2023
On Oct. 23, at around the same time the world was learning that the Qatari and Egyptian governments had won the release of two Israeli women who had been held hostage by Hamas, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was featured on Cristiano Ronaldo’s Instagram. The Portuguese soccer star met the crown prince at a panel discussion on the future of esports—that is, competitive video gaming—Foreign Policy
Oct 22 2023
BOSTON - Hundreds of demonstrators protested in Boston Sunday, calling for a ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas as a family from Medway stuck in Gaza pleads for help to get home. Palestinian militant group Hamas attacked Israel on Oct. 7, killing hundreds, including women and children. Israel responded swiftly with airstrikes and a complete military closure of the Gaza Strip. TheCBS News (Online)
Dec 13 2018
Senate Votes to End Military Support for Saudi War in Yemen, Unanimously Condemns Mohammed bin Salman
The Senate voted 56-41 to end military support for the Saudi war in Yemen and unanimously passed a resolution blaming Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Supporters of the move say that it effectively sanctions Saudi Arabia for the actions taken against those in Yemen as well as Khashoggi and rebukes President Trump for his unwillingness to blame theWashington Post BBC News Fox News (Opinion)
Aug 15 2022
Responses to the assault on Salman Rushdie have combined personal sympathy with a general defence of free speech. Sympathy should come first. The second remains controversial. Sticks and stones may break your bones, but what of “words can never hurt you”? Witness the Iranian government’s blaming of Rushdie himself and his supporters. It is he, not Iran, that lies hurt.
Freedom of speechThe Guardian
Oct 08 2023
Sirens in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv warn of incoming rockets From CNN’s Ibrahim Dahman in Gaza, Hadas Gold, Richard Allen Greene, Kareem Khadder and Abeer Salman in Jerusalem, and Celine Alkhaldi in Tel Aviv Sirens warning of incoming rockets in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv rang out at noon local time (5 a.m. ET) on Monday, the third day of war between Israel and Hamas. A CNN producer in Gaza sawCNN (Online News)
Oct 14 2023
Saudi Arabia is putting U.S.-backed plans to normalise ties with Israel on ice, two sources familiar with Riyadh's thinking said, signalling a rapid rethinking of its foreign policy priorities as war escalates between Israel and Palestinian group Hamas.
The conflict has also pushed the kingdom to engage with Iran. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman took his first phone call fromReuters
Feb 16 2023
The New York Times Publishes a Defense of J.K. Rowling One Day After Contributors Call Out Anti-trans Coverage
Former Book Review editor Pamela Paul’s latest column was always going to catch heat. “In Defense of J.K. Rowling,” the New York Times Opinion columnist wrote Thursday morning, in a piece warning that the Harry Potter author’s experience—of being repeatedly criticized for comments seen as transphobic—could lead to that of Salman Rushdie’s, and suggesting the criticisms against her are akin toVanity Fair
Aug 12 2022
Political types love to classify themselves. I can be guilty of it myself. But, when it comes to free speech, I’ve never especially cared about all that. The stabbing of Salman Rushdie reminds me why. Because, really, there are only two sides to it. There are the people who believe in free speech, and there are the people who don’t. The person who does believe in free speech is currently inCharles C. W. Cooke