Middle East Yemen

Saudis Pound Yemen With Air Strikes Hitting School, Boats, Factory, Farms

(GPA) Yemen – Over the past few days, Saudi Arabia has been pounding Yemen with airstrikes. Particularly in Houthi-controlled Sana’a and the contested city of Taiz. They have reportedly still been using cluster bombs as recently as last week. According to local reports, the recent Saudi airstrikes have targeted everything from schools, to fishing boats and farms. […]

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Israel & Palestine Middle East Yemen

Israel Releases Thousands of Documents on Yemenite Baby Scandal

(GPA) Tel Aviv – The Israeli government has released 200,000 documents as a searchable data base for the roughly 1,000 Yemenite families who claim their children went missing after immigrating to the newly formed state of Israel decades ago. The documents were not intended to be released until 2031, but in light of the recent UN […]

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Middle East Qatar Yemen

Houthi Fighters Raid Al Jazeera’s Sana’a Bureau

(GPA) Sana’a – Media company Al Jazeera’s Sana’a location was raided by Houthi fighters yesterday. Fighters took what was left of equipment and furniture. Al Jazeera is largely considered a mouth-piece for pro-western and anti-Shia attitudes in the Gulf region and greater Middle East. With over 70 bureaux around the world, the media conglomerate is the second […]

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Europe Middle East Saudi Arabia UK Yemen

Saudi Arabia Admits to Using UK-Supplied Cluster Bombs in Yemen

(GPA) Riyadh – One of the West’s key allies in the Middle East– Saudi Arabia– has admitted to what it calls “limited use” of UK-manufactured cluster bombs in Yemen. These types of munitions are banned under international law. When a cluster bomb explodes, it releases several smaller projectiles which allows the damage to spread to a larger […]

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Iran’s President Calls Out Western Powers for Supporting Terrorism

(GPA) Tehran – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called out Western powers for supporting and causing terrorism in the Middle East. The comments were made at the annual Muslim Unity Conference in Tehran where Rouhani emphasized the need for Muslims of all sects to unite against terrorism, Zionism, and devastation caused by colonial powers. Rouhani directly blamed […]

Analysis Middle East Saudi Arabia Yemen

U.S. Halts Saudi Arms Sale But Boasts Massive Sales to Other Gulf Allies

(GPA) Riyadh – The United States has announced they will be canceling– or at least holding off– on an expected arms sale to Saudi Arabia due to the high number of civilian casualties in Yemen. However, military aid in other areas will continue flowing to Riyadh. Other Gulf allies complicit in the Saudi-led coalition will […]

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Middle East Syria

Syrian Government Forces Liberate Aleppo from Western-Backed Rebels

Syrian forces are slowly working through Aleppo. The city is almost completely liberated from rebel control. Map Update: Syrian Army captures 85% of east Aleppo, on verge of total military victory https://t.co/GpLXITySAv — Al-Masdar News (@TheArabSource) December 7, 2016 Video: Syrian Army captured Old Aleppo, frees civilians https://t.co/112exXVTJw — Al-Masdar News (@TheArabSource) December 7, 2016 […]

Analysis Iraq Middle East

BBC Just Used the Islamic State’s Website as a Source. But Why?

(GPA) al-Qaim, Iraq – Jets carrying out air strikes missed an Islamic State target and instead hit residential buildings. Dozens of people including women and children are assumed to have been killed. Witnesses believe the strike was aiming for a Mosque frequently used by IS as a headquarters, but missed and instead hit residential buildings. It is likely […]