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Yemen Makes Major Gains Against Saudi-Backed Forces

Mokha (GPA) – Today Yemen’s Popular Forces, Ansarullah, made major gains against Saudi backed forces in various parts of northern and western Yemen. This morning Saudi Arabia carried out several airstrikes around Taiz and Ma’rib. At least one reportedly hit a cement factory. 10 women and children were reportedly killed in a civilian area of Taiz. […]

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Trump Plans First Foreign Visits…To Saudi Arabia and Israel

Washington D.C. (GPA) – For those still holding out hope that Trump is going to change US foreign policy the president’s first overseas should make it painfully obvious that this isn’t the case. The White House confirmed an loose itinerary of Trump’s first visits abroad today. On the list of destinations are Saudi Arabia, Israel, […]

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Al-Qaeda Admits to Being a US Ally in Yemen

Sana’a (GPA) – The current leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Qasim al-Rimi, announced this week that the Sunni terrorist organization frequently fights right alongside US and Saudi-backed forces. Here at Geopolitics Alert, we’ve always stressed the fact that al-Qaeda is a de facto US-ally in Yemen and AQAP leader Qasim al-Rimi seems to agree with us. […]

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Merkel Calls for End to Saudi Airstrikes in Yemen

Berlin (Tasnim) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for an end to Saudi Arabian airstrikes in Yemen, during a visit to the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah on Sunday.  “We do not believe that there can be a military solution to this conflict,” Merkel said, expressing support for the UN-led attempt to find a diplomatic solution. […]

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Saudis Hire World’s Biggest PR Firm to Push ‘Muslim NATO’

Riyadh (MEE) – An international public relations firm is facing accusations of complicity in “whitewashing” alleged Saudi Arabian war crimes in Yemen after signing a deal to represent a Riyadh-dominated military alliance dubbed the “Muslim Nato”. Middle East Eye understands that Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman hired Burson-Marsteller last month to wage a […]

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US Considering Both Peace Talks For Yemen and Military Support For Saudis

Riyadh (GPA) – U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis made his first trip to Riyadh on Tuesday. A major topic was of course the conflict in Yemen and Saudi Arabia’s role. Mattis was eager to initiate the idea of UN-brokered peace talks. But looking at the situation from all angles shows that the U.S. is more fickle about the […]

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Yemen Retaliatory Raids Kill Saudi Troops, Inflict Losses on Militants

Jizan (Tasnim) – Yemeni soldiers and fighters from Popular Committees shelled military bases in the Saudi provinces of Jizan and Najran, inflicting material losses and casualties on them. On Sunday, Yemeni troops stormed the Saudi military bases of al-Sababah, Kirs, Shabakah and al-Abadaih in al-Qafle village in the kingdom’s Jizan southern province, killing and injuring […]