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Middle East tensions and power politics can trigger wider conflict: Lodhi warns UN

NEW YORK: At the United Nations, Pakistan warned the international community that divergences between major regional powers and big power rivalries could push the Middle East into a wider conflict. Speaking in the Security Council debate on the Middle East and North Africa, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said that the geo-strategic landscape of the Middle East is dominated by a complex interplay of multiple and intersecting fault-lines while the competing interests of regional and big powers…

Saudi arrests could be more about power politics: HRW

NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia's arrest of prominent royals and businessmen under the banner of battling corruption could in fact be more a case of internal power politics, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. Late Saturday, authorities in the Gulf powerhouse launched what they said was an anti-graft drive which netted dozens of high-profile businessmen and politicians. Those detained included billionaire Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal and the head of the national guard, Prince Miteb bin Abdullah. Powerful Crown Prince…