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US Imperialist Policies Towards Venezuela and Iran Show Their Hand

Washington, D.C. (GPA) – The Imperialist policies of the US have heated up within a span of 24 hours from an already fever pitch. On Sunday, the US State Department threatened Venezuela with further sanctions over their presidential elections which Deputy Secretary John Sullivan claimed as illegitimate. On Monday, not only did State follow through on their threats on […]

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Yemeni Forces Ambush Saudi Mercenaries, Raid Equipment [18+ PHOTOS]

Sana’a (GPA) – Yemen’s Army and Popular Committees carried out several retaliatory operations on the ground recently. One notable operation includes the photos below. The photos below were taken yesterday in the Saudi provinces of Jizan. Yemeni forces have expanded their operations beyond the Saudi border in response to ongoing airstrikes on civilian areas and they […]

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US-Saudi Warplanes Continue Attacking Homes and Fishermen

Sana’a (GPA) – U.S.-backed warplanes belonging to the Saudi-led coalition continued attacking civilian targets in Yemen this week including homes and fishing boats. Islam’s holy month of Ramadan began last week and, unsurprisingly, Saudi Arabia did not slow down their attacks in its honor. U.S.-Backed Saudi Terror Attacks in Yemen Several airstrikes pounded Yemen’s Saada […]

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Rights Groups Slam Saudis for ‘Chilling Smear Campaign’ Against Activists

Riyadh (MEE) – Human rights groups questioned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s reform agenda on Saturday after prominent women’s rights activists who campaigned for the right to drive were arrested and branded “traitors” by government-aligned media outlets. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch called on the authorities to release the detainees, identifying six of them as Eman […]

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ISIS Suspected to be Leaving Yarmouk as SAA Secures Area [Photos & Video]

Damascus (GPA) – The Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus has nearly been cleared of the previously heavy Daesh presence. Today may a victory for both the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) as well as Palestinians in the diaspora who have seen the Yarmouk refugee camp mostly cleared of the Zionist proxy, Islamic State. This comes after Yarmouk […]

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Who is Recep Tayyip Erdogan and What’s at Stake in the Turkish Election?

Ankara (GPA) – Who is Recep Tayyip Erdogan and what does this upcoming snap election mean for Turkey? Many readers with this site are likely familiar with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but that knowledge may be limited to his appearances in matters involving other countries like Syria and Russia. Yet even when you do hear about […]

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US Places Sanctions on Hezbollah Leaders

Beirut (GPA) – The United States and Gulf allies Wednesday placed sanctions on Lebanon’s Hezbollah leaders, Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah and his deputy, Naim Qassem. Other senior leaders targeted include Sheikh Muhammad Yazbak, one of the original founders of the group, Husayn Al- Khalil, a high-ranking Political Adviser to Nasrallah, and Ibrahim al-Amin al-Sayyid. The action took […]

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Turkey: US JCPOA Exit A Threat to Diplomacy

Ankara (TNA) – The president of Turkey decried the US’ move to walk away from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as a threat to diplomacy and international cooperation.     In a meeting with the Iranian president’s chief of staff in Ankara on Wednesday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounced the US president’s decision to pull his country out of […]

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Op-Ed: U.S. Threatens Wider War on Syria, Iran

Damascus (WWP) – President Donald Trump announced on May 8 that the U.S. was unilaterally leaving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action — the Iran nuclear deal — and effectively taking a path of direct confrontation with the Islamic Republic of Iran. New sanctions were announced, to take effect within months. Literally hours after the announcement, Israeli missiles […]

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Turkish Banker Sentenced to 32 months in US Prison for Sanction Evasion

Ankara (MEE) – The prosecution of Mehmet Hakan Atilla has further strained relations between US and Turkey. A US judge sentenced Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a banker at Turkey’s state-controlled Halkbank, to 32 months in prison on Wednesday after he was convicted earlier this year of taking part in a scheme to help Iran evade US […]

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