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[PHOTOS] Millions of Yemenis Celebrate Third Year of Revolution

Sana’a (GPA) – Millions of Yemenis from across the war-torn country filled the streets of the capital city of Sana’a today celebrating the third anniversary of the September 21st Revolution. Men, women, and children expressed their support for independence from foreign powers and national liberation. They reiterated the need for a cohesive domestic front to face the […]

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EU and US Increasingly Divided Over Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington D.C. (MEE) – A rift between the Trump administration and the EU, over whether to stick to the Iran nuclear agreement, has deepened. The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Wednesday that all parties to the landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers were complying with the agreement. However, […]

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Iraqi PM Demands Suspension of Kurdish Referendum

Baghdad (MEE) – Supreme court orders suspension after receiving ‘complaints’ over constitutional validity of 25 September vote. Iraq’s prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, has formally demanded that the Kurdistan region suspend its plan to hold a referendum on independence after the country’s supreme court ordered its suspension. The Iraqi supreme court approved Abadi’s demand to consider “the breakaway of […]

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UK Labour Party Bars Saudi Arabia from its Conference Over War Crimes

London (AHT) – The Labour Party has barred Saudi Arabia and Sudan from attending its party conference in Brighton, the Independent reported. A spokesperson for the party told Huffington Post: “Following evidence of war crimes committed by Saudi Arabia in its bombing campaign in Yemen and other large-scale human rights abuses, the NEC agreed that the embassy’s application to attend the Labour […]

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Pentagon Boosts Funding for Syrian Rebels

Damascus (GPA) – A new report details the Pentagon’s arms pipeline to Syria and the estimated price tag on these weapons for years to come. This Tuesday, a joint report by Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) was released that exposes several troubling Pentagon policies. While many […]

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UK Police Earn Millions Training Forces from Saudi Arabia and Gulf Allies

London (MEE) – UK ministers accused of putting trade deals before human rights as documents reveal authoritarian Gulf states paid for training. The British government has earned more than $4.4m by training the police forces of Middle East states with authoritarian rights records, it has been revealed The College of Policing, an arm of the […]

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Israel Threatens War with Syria Over Iranian Presence in The Country

Tel Aviv (AHT) – Ayelet Shaked, the Justice Minister of Israel, has just threatened the Syrian government stating that Israel “will do what is necessary” if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad does not keep Iran out of Syria. The Israeli government – who last week bombed a Syrian military outpost, killing two soldiers – have now […]