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Saudi Influence in Yemen Crumbles: Southern Movement Launches Coup

Aden (GPA) – If successful, this could spell the end for Riyadh’s already minuscule political influence in Yemen through the puppet government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. The war in Yemen is complex. Western media fails to mention the nuances and alliances that make up the Saudi-coalition as well as Yemen’s resistance to this aggression. The media […]

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Survivors of UAE Torture Detail Abuse Ahead of UN Human Rights Review

Dubai (MEE) – The UN has rebuked the UAE over its human rights records ahead of the UN Human Rights Council’s meeting in Geneva on Monday. Foreign nationals who have alleged they were tortured in the United Arab Emirates have said that their countries could have done more to help them, with one former detainee claiming that Britain […]

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Qatar Says Second UAE Military Plane Violated its Airspace

Doha (MEE) – A second United Arab Emirates military jet has violated Qatar’s airspace, the Gulf state said on Saturday, prompting Doha to send a new complaint to the United Nations. The plane was traveling from the UAE to Bahrain on 3 January when it flew over Qatar’s special economic zone “without prior authorization,” the foreign ministry said […]

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Why Did Sudan Close Their Border with Eritrea?

Khartoum (GPA) – Sudan closed their border with Eritrea as long-standing tensions with Egypt begin to flare up. Ongoing disputes over territory and resources, as well as Sudan’s relations with Turkey, triggered the dispute. On January 6th Sudan shut their border with Eritrea after fortifying it with thousands of troops. The closure comes off the […]

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Yemeni Forces Save Lives by Shooting Down 2 US-backed Fighter Jets [VIDEO]

Sana’a (GPA) – Finally, some good news to report out of Yemen. Yemen’s resistance forces have vastly improved their air defense capabilities. Yemeni Forces Shoot Down Two Enemy Jets in One Day On Sunday, Yemen’s military media announced that  Air Defense along with the Army and Popular Committees had shot down a Tornado fighter jet. […]

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Twitter feud: UAE diplomat says Arabs won’t be led by Turkey

Abu Dhabi (MEE) – A senior UAE diplomat said on Wednesday that the Arab world would not be led by Turkey, the Gulf state’s first comment on Ankara since a quarrel broke out last week over a retweet by the Emirati foreign minister that President Tayyip Erdogan called an insult. Anwar Gargash, minister of state for foreign affairs […]

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Pentagon Finally Admits to “Multiple Ground Operations” in Yemen

Washington D.C. (GPA) – The Pentagon finally acknowledged last week that US troops have carried out “multiple ground operations” in Yemen. The details and future, however, remain ambiguous. Dubbed the “secret war,” Washington’s military activity in Yemen has remained dubious since the war began in March of 2015. On paper, the US has a small number […]

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As Saudi Influence Wanes, UAE Builds Its Regional Value as Tool of US Imperialism

Abu Dhabi (MPN) – Where Riyadh’s imperial ambitions are haphazard, Abu Dhabi’s are smooth and calculated. While Saudi Arabia has spent billions murdering civilians, the UAE has built military bases, forged imperial alliances, and secured its grip on regional hegemony both politically and militarily aligning itself as the next major US ally as a tool […]

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With Saleh Dead, Will the US Now Consider Direct Military Action in Yemen?

Washington DC (GPA) – Don’t be fooled by Trump’s recent posturing demanding the Saudi blockade of Yemen be lifted. The death of Ali Abdullah Saleh has neocons eyeing direct US intervention in war-torn Yemen. For months, the US plan in Yemen has been to split the late Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh from the al Houthi movement. […]

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Saudi Weapons of War: Bullets, Bombs, Mercenaries, Media, Blackmail

Riyadh (MPN) – The Saudi war against Yemen would not be possible without military support from the United States and other Western allies. It also would not be possible without the political and financial clout to control the narrative surrounding one of the most repressive regimes in existence. Saudi Arabia — one of the wealthiest countries […]

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