David Cameron gives spy agencies power to vet airline flight lists

David Cameron gives spy agencies power to vet airline flight lists New access granted as Saudi king says Europe faces attack unless it acts fast.
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Saudi princes not immune from UK law, court rules

High court judgment against father and son could aggravate tensions in relations between Britain and Saudi ArabiaTwo senior Saudi princes who claimed sovereign immunity to avoid a court case involving their business interests cannot exempt themselves from English justice, the high court has ruled.Neither Prince Mishal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, a former defence minister and […]
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Saudi princes not immune from UK law, court rules

High court judgment against father and son could aggravate tensions in relations between Britain and Saudi ArabiaTwo senior Saudi princes who claimed sovereign immunity to avoid a court case involving their business interests cannot exempt themselves from English justice, the high court has ruled.Neither Prince Mishal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, a former defence minister and […]
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Prime Minister’s Gulf and Middle-East visit

Prime Minister David Cameron has visited Jordan where he has travelled to the border with Syria. He met refugees from the conflict to hear for himself the stories of those affected by the violence.  Previously, he visited the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to help Britain succeed in the global race by strenghtening ties […]
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The Gulf protection racket is corrupt and dangerous folly | Seumas Milne

Sooner or later the Arab despots David Cameron is selling arms to will fall, and the states that backed them will pay the priceOn the nauseating political doublespeak scale, David Cameron’s claim to “support the Arab spring” on a trip to sell weapons to Gulf dictators this week hit a new low. No stern demands […]
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David Cameron: UK arms sales to Gulf countries ‘legitimate’

Prime minister wants to persuade the UAE to buy Eurofighter Typhoons to replace their ageing French Mirage jetsDavid Cameron has defended British arms sales to Gulf countries as “entirely legitimate” but insisted that the Arab spring is a positive development and that there are no “no-go areas” in talks with autocratic allies who are fretting […]
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Cameron heads to Gulf in bid to sell Typhoon fighter jets

Low-key mission will also attempt to patch up relations with leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab EmiratesDavid Cameron’s Middle East destinations (pdf)David Cameron will embark on a low-key arms trip to the Gulf on Monday in an attempt to persuade regional powers upset by Britain’s response to the Arab spring to buy more […]
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David Cameron flies out to smooth ruffled Gulf feathers

The Arab spring and a plans for a parliamentary inquiry have rattled vital trading partnersDavid Cameron’s Gulf mission is a conspicuous attempt to calm relations with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, both vital trading partners, after spats caused by the changes during the Arab spring and fears over the growing strength of Islamist […]
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UK-Saudi relations strained by ‘support’ of Arab spring changes

Boycott of British trade worth billions threatened, while officials say they were ‘insulted’ over MPs’ investigation Britain’s relations with Saudi Arabia and other wealthy Gulf states are coming under strain because of mounting nervousness over the changes the Arab spring has brought to the Middle East.Billions of pounds worth of exports and thousands of jobs […]
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