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Saudi Arabia warns UN over 1.5C climate study

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Riyadh is primed for reform (Pic: Hamza82/Flickr)

Riyadh says IPCC must retain independence from political process, and will not be able to offer full picture of climate challenges for governments

September 12, 2016 — Science should not be the sole basis on which efforts to tackle climate change are assessed, the Saudi Arabian government has said in a letter to the UN.  Continue reading Saudi Arabia warns UN over 1.5C climate study

Priority of any Syria ground op must be ISIS

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ADEL AL-JUBEIR. Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo (C) and Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (R) sign documents at a meeting of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (ISIS), in Rome, Italy, February 2, 2016. Photo by Angelo Carconi/EPA
Riyadh has been a fierce opponent of Assad, but Jubeir said any participating Saudi force would make the battle against ISIS the priority

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (Feb. 19, 2016) — Any participation by Saudi forces in a US-led ground operation in Syria would focus on fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) group not President Bashar al-Assad, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister told AFP on Thursday.

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Thousands brave cold at Turkey border as Syria warns Riyadh, Ankara

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WAITING. Refugees wait for tents as Syrians fleeing the northern embattled city of Aleppo wait on February 6, 2016, in Bab Al-Salama, near the city of Azaz, northern Syria, near the Turkish border crossing. Bulent Kilic/AFP
Turkey’s Oncupinar border crossing reportedly remains closed, as Turkish authorities say they’re working to free up space within existing camps to accommodate new arrivals

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Feb. 6, 2016) — Thousands of Syrians braved the freezing cold at Turkey’s border Saturday, February 6, after fleeing a regime assault that threatens a new humanitarian disaster, as Damascus warned Riyadh and Ankara not to send in troops.

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