July 30, 2017 | GEOPOLITICS ALERT

Day: July 30, 2017

Russia Expelling US Diplomats as Response to Latest Sanctions

Moscow (GPA) – Triggered by a new round of sanctions, Russia expelling US diplomats comes as the predictable – though long delayed – response to one of Obama’s last geopolitical moves. Following Congress’ passage of new sanctions targeting Russia, Iran and North Korea, Russia has responded by issuing an order to the US, and several other countries, […]

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Canada Investigates Saudi Arabia’s Use of Arms in Eastern Crackdown

Ottawa  (MEE) – At least five people were killed in restive Qatif province during the week as Saudi authorities attempt to crackdown on alleged Shiite militants. Canada warned on Saturday that it was reviewing reports that Saudi Arabia is using Canadian armoured vehicles in a crackdown in the Sunni-ruled kingdom’s Shiite-majority east, which has seen numerous civilians and […]

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Ukraine and Georgia: Presidential Visit Highlights Hopes, Challenges

Kiev (EAN) – Petro Poroshenko made his first visit to Georgia as Ukraine’s president, as ties between the two countries – spoiled in recent years by a feud over former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili – now have new momentum following Saakashvili’s exit from Ukrainian politics. The visit, from July 17-19, allowed the two sides to highlight their many […]

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Yemeni Capital Sana’a Under Hysteric Saudi Bombs All Night

Sana’a (YE) – The warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition launched a series of violent raids targeting the capital Sana’a and its environs on Friday morning and throughout the night. The coalition launched four air raids at the base of Al-Dailami while four other raids struck the Guard School in the capital, as well as dropping a […]

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