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Author: Ahmed AbdulKareem

Ahmed AbdulKareem is a Yemeni journalist. He covers the war in Yemen for MintPress News and local Yemeni media.

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Saudi Attempts to Sow Seeds of Sectarianism in Yemen Are Backfiring

Sana’a (MPN) – Day and night, Yemenis in rebel-held areas are bombarded with polarizing sermons, radio ads reminiscent of the vitriol that fueled the 1994 Rwandan massacre, and leaflet drops that routinely rain down messages of disunity like confetti commandments hurled from an angry, vengeful God. A  phalanx of flickering video cameras frames the portly Saudi […]

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Palestinians’ Great March of Return: What You Need to Know

Al-Quds (AHT) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was positively giddy. “What a glorious day!” he said to the crowd standing in front of the newly opened US embassy in Jerusalem. “Remember this moment!” It was May 14, the day before the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, during which Zionist forces engaged in a program […]

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Will Oil End the American Century?

Washington D.C. (NEO) – The American Century, so triumphantly proclaimed in a 1941 Life magazine editorial by US establishment insider Henry Luce, was built on the control of oil and on an endless succession of wars for that control of global oil. Now, ironically, with the illegal and unilateral cancellation of the Iranian nuclear agreement […]

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Ayatollah Khamenei Outlines Tehran’s Conditions for Staying in Iran Nuclear Deal

Tehran (TNA) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday announced necessary conditions for Tehran to stay in 2015 nuclear deal after the US withdrawal from the agreement. On the seventh day of the auspicious month of Ramadan, the heads of government branches, officials, government authorities, a group of senior managers as well as […]

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‘Fair’ Elections Impossible in Turkey, Warns Reporters Without Borders

Ankara (MEE) – RSF’s Erol Onderoglu says 24 June polls cannot be free due to the ‘liquidation’ of the media. The “liquidation” of the media in Turkey means it is impossible for “free and fair” elections to be carried out on 24 June, a leading media activist warned on Wednesday. Erol Onderoglu, head of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) […]

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Brussels Rises in Revolt Against Washington: a Turning Point in the US-European Relationship

Brussels (SCF) – The May 16-17 EU-Western Balkans summit did address the problems of integration, but it was eclipsed by another issue. The meeting turned out to be a landmark event that will go down in history as the day Europe united to openly defy the US. The EU will neither review the Iran nuclear deal (JPCOA) nor join […]

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‘Royal Parasites’: Activists, Citizens Protest the Elites’ $42M Royal Wedding As Population Faces Austerity

London (teleSUR) – As the British monarchy celebrated another royal wedding and mainstream media dedicated countless hours of coverage to the elaborate spectacle brought to you by taxpayers’ money, Europe’s Republican parties came together in the convention of the Alliance of European Republican Movements in Central London. Republican campaigners from around Europe, including Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway and […]

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Rights Groups Slam Saudis for ‘Chilling Smear Campaign’ Against Activists

Riyadh (MEE) – Human rights groups questioned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s reform agenda on Saturday after prominent women’s rights activists who campaigned for the right to drive were arrested and branded “traitors” by government-aligned media outlets. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch called on the authorities to release the detainees, identifying six of them as Eman […]

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US Places Sanctions on Hezbollah Leaders

Beirut (GPA) – The United States and Gulf allies Wednesday placed sanctions on Lebanon’s Hezbollah leaders, Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah and his deputy, Naim Qassem. Other senior leaders targeted include Sheikh Muhammad Yazbak, one of the original founders of the group, Husayn Al- Khalil, a high-ranking Political Adviser to Nasrallah, and Ibrahim al-Amin al-Sayyid. The action took […]

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Turkey: US JCPOA Exit A Threat to Diplomacy

Ankara (TNA) – The president of Turkey decried the US’ move to walk away from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as a threat to diplomacy and international cooperation.     In a meeting with the Iranian president’s chief of staff in Ankara on Wednesday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounced the US president’s decision to pull his country out of […]

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