On October 2nd last year, the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by a hit squad of assassins acting on the orders of the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman.
The Houthis in Yemen have ample motives and prior form in carrying out drone attacks in retaliation for the joint Saudi/Emirates onslaught against Yemen
Justice Minister Andrew Little has indicated that he will be taking a paper to Cabinet with the aim of repealing the prisoner voting ban. Good luck with that.
An extraordinary level of profit-taking still being extracted by the Australian Banking Gang from ordinary New Zealanders.
Farm debt in New Zealand has exploded by 270% in the last 20 years, to around $63 billion.
At the initial prompting of Trump’s disgraced national security adviser Michael Flynn, the US has been enabling Saudi Arabia to pursue a nuclear capability.
The past month has devoted a lot of space to the best music and films of 2018, and far less to the past year’s human rights violations.
Of all the crimes committed by the Saudi regime, it has been this revenge killing ordered by the Saudi Crown Prince that has finally brought universal condemnation.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini used the occasion in Wellington to challenge the White House intensely, over Iran.
The price of oil at the pump is always a highly political issue.
Saudi Arabia seems out of control
Will New Zealand still be willing to pursue its recent trade overtures to Iran, now Donald Trump has singled out Iran as the main source of terrorism and instability in the Middle East?
Well, as Auditor-General Lynn Provost has just found in her long-awaited report into the Saudi sheep deal: plenty.