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White House Statement Ignores US Role in Yemen and Blames Iran

Washington DC (GPA) – Following the failed coup in Sana’a, Yemen last week, the White House released a statement regarding the violence and humanitarian crisis. Unsurprisingly, the US role in Yemen is completely ignored while simultaneously blaming Iran. The statement begins by expressing “grave concern” for the dire situation in Yemen. The US, of course, […]

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Saudi Crown Prince Wins Time Readers’ Person of the Year

Washington D.C. (TLS) – The prince is one of the main strongest proponents of Saudi Arabia’s illegal intervention in Yemen. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been voted Time magazine readers’ Person of the Year by a large margin. Despite the prince’s victory among readers, the readers’ Person of the Year and the Person […]

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Saudi Arabia Arrests Second Richest Man in Kingdom

Riyadh (MEMO) – Saudi authorities have arrested Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi, a dual national with Saudi and Ethiopian citizenship and is reportedly the second richest Saudi, after Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal. While bin Talal’s arrest has gained most media attention. Al-Amoudi’s arrest is especially important because it could potentially destabilize the economy of an entire country, according to Middle East […]

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Qatar Leader Plans to Attend GCC Summit Amid Boycott

Doha (MEE) – Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani will attend a crucial summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) this coming week, Doha’s foreign minister said on Sunday. Speaking at a forum, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said Qatar’s leader has accepted the invitation to attend, amid the region’s worst political crisis in years. “I will […]

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Saudi Prince Miteb and Brother Released After Three Weeks in Detention

Riyadh (MEE) – Son of late King Abdullah, once considered a future crown prince, is one of highest profile royals targeted by Mohammed bin Salman’s purge. Two senior Saudi princes have been released after more than three weeks in detention as part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s elite purge, according to sources. Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, […]

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Report: Hariri’s Financial Empire is Collapsing

Beirut (MEMO) – The construction empire of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is crumbling according to a report in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). Hariri’s political career and his business empire have been built on decades of support from the Saudi royal family. Both are now said to be collapsing. Saudi Oger Ltd, the company owned by the Hariri family, […]

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If Cholera Wasn’t Enough, Yemenis Now Face Diphtheria Outbreak from Saudi Siege

Sana’a (GPA) – The increased Saudi blockade of Yemen has put millions of people throughout at least five major cities in dire straits without access to clean water, food, and medical supplies. Riyadh launched their initial blockade of Yemen shortly after resistance forces took control of the capital city in 2014. This blockade restricted imports […]