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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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Watch Yemeni Forces Annihilate Saudi Vehicle with Guided Missile [VIDEO]

Sana’a (GPA) – Yemen’s Army and Popular Committees continue to fight back against Saudi-backed mercenaries on the ground. The video below depicts Yemeni forces operating in northern Yemen on the Nehm front launching a guided missile at a vehicle filled with Saudi-backed mercenaries. After launching their nearly globally-supported war against Yemen in 2015, Saudi Arabia flooded […]

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As UN Advisers Back Yemen Probe, Saudi Arabia Kidnaps Child

Sana’a (GPA) – Over the past month, UN advisors, NGOs, and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights have all stressed the need to establish an inquiry into the daily human rights violations in Yemen. Meanwhile just hours ago, Saudi Arabia appears to have kidnapped a child who was recently the only remaining survivor of a […]

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Leaked Emails: Saudi Crown Prince Admits Defeat in Yemen, Wants Out

Washington D.C. (GPA) – According to a leaked email exchange, U.S. officials claim Saudi Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman wants out of the Yemen war and is comfortable with the U.S. engaging with Iran. While it seems straightforward, this could actually be setting the stage for a deeper rift in the Gulf […]

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Yemeni Forces Launch Offensive in North While Saudi Forces Fight Each Other in South

Sana’a (GPA) – Yemen’s Popular Forces have reported June operations successful and announced new offensives against Saudi-backed fighters in northern provinces. Meanwhile, infighting breaks out between forces loyal to the Saudi coalition in the south. Despite losing minimal territory to Saudi-backed forces on the Serwah front in Marib, Yemeni forces declare their operations for the month of June […]

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Why Is the Saudi Coalition Bombing Their Own Troops in Yemen?

Aden (GPA) – Yesterday, Geopolitics Alert reported that the Saudi coalition had killed over 80 of their own troops via a series of airstrikes in the Yemeni province of Marib. At first glance, this would look like a “goof” on the Saudis’ behalf. But further information suggests this was a very deliberate act. An act which implies a deeper […]

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Oil-Rich Arab States Quietly Join Israel in Cheering for Trump

(teleSUR) Riyadh – Saudi Arabia and its Persian Gulf Arab allies are happy to see Obama leave office as President Donald Trump would be “very, very tough” on Iran. While the world watched with horror as Donald Trump delivered his aggressive “America First” speech on the day of his inauguration, Saudi Arabia and its Arab […]

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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 […]