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What’s Behind the Eritrea-Ethiopia Thawing Relations?

Addis Ababa (GPA) – On June 5th Ethiopia announced a monumental reform on behalf of its new Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed. The nation would accept and implement the 2000 Algiers Agreement that ended the Eritrean–Ethiopian War (1998-2000). It also announced a new support for a 2002 ruling by the UN-backed Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC), which […]

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1,200 Days of War Has Destroyed Enough Yemeni Homes to Fill a Large City: 400,000+

Sana’a (GPA) – In March of 2015, a coalition of over two dozen countries launched a war against this tiny and impoverished country at the bottom of the Arabian Peninsula. Women and children constitute roughly 30% of all casualties. In fact, airstrikes frequently target women and children. Here’s exactly what 1,200 days of US-Saudi war […]

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US and Saudis “Liberate” Yemen with Airstrikes on Civilians, Kill and Injure 84

Sana’a (GPA) – The coalition against the tiny Arabian country of Yemen has carried out dozens of airstrikes each day for the past two weeks. (Keep in mind, that’s only slightly more than usual.) Coalition countries like the United States, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates claim they are liberating Yemen from “Iranian-backed” militias, […]

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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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Yemen’s Houthis See Ballistic Missiles as Last Hope to Deter Saudi Aggression

Sana’a (MPN) – Yemen’s Houthis, bloodied and besieged by three years of a brutal Saudi bombing campaign, are taking the offensive and forcing Saudi Arabia to confront its war on its own soil. Saudi Arabia’s bloody war on Yemen has killed and injured over 600,000 civilians, including more than a quarter of a million children, […]

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Rape as a Weapon of War: Yemeni Woman Threatened Into Denying Rape

Tahamah, Yemen (GPA) – Last week, a Sudanese soldier from the Janjaweed forces (which are part of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen) beat up and raped a Yemeni woman. These Sudanese forces have a well-documented history of using rape as a weapon of war. As the war started in Yemen 2015 with the Saudi-led coalition’s […]

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America and Its Arab Friends Set Up a New Anti-Iran Alliance

Washington D.C. (SCF) – The Saudi king has just begun his two-week visit to the US but the first important achievement was seen even before the top-level talks kicked off on March 20. He and President Trump agreed to assemble a Supreme Committee to counter Iran. The UAE is the third member of this action […]

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Yemeni Forces Strike Aramco, F15 Warplane, & Raid Military Site [VIDEOS]

Sana’a (GPA) Yemen’s Army and Popular Committees have launched multiple defensive and retaliatory attacks within the past 24 hours against terrorist Saudi forces. Yemeni Success in Multiple Operations On Wednesday, Yemeni Air Defense Forces in Saada province launched a surface-to-air missile at a Saudi F15 warplane circling the skies. Although the plane did not crash, the missile […]

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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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Qatari Wahhabism vs. Saudi Wahhabism & the Perils of Top-down Change

Doha (AMN) – A multi-domed, sand-colored, architectural marvel, Doha’s biggest and national mosque, symbolizes Qatar’s complex and troubled relationship with Saudi Arabia. Its naming six years ago after an eighteenth-century Islamic scholar, Mohammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab, the founder of one of Islam’s most puritan strands, raised eyebrows, sparked controversy, and has since become an episode […]

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