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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 […]

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US Imperialism is to Blame for al-Qaeda in Yemen– Not the Houthi Uprising

Sana’a (GPA) – Yemen is a country that’s typically ignored by the mainstream media.  Especially the hows and whys of al-Qaeda in Yemen and what the war in Yemen means for US imperialism. Like most countries in the middle east, western involvement in Yemen dates back many decades. Shortly after British occupation ended in 1967, South […]

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Yemeni Forces Pound Saudi Positions with Artillery Shells

Sana’a, Yemen (Tasnim) – The Yemeni army and allied fighters from the Popular Committees shelled two military bases inside Saudi Arabia, inflicting major losses on the kingdom’s military. The artillery attacks were launched against Saudi positions in the kingdom’s southern Najran Province, Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen news network reported Thursday. During the shelling, dozens of Saudi soldiers were […]

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Houthis: US Can’t Eliminate al-Qaeda While Supporting Its Sponsors

Sana’a (GPA) Last week Saudi Arabia and the United States dropped nearly 300 airstrikes on Yemen. The United States maintains that the purpose is to eliminate al-Qaeda in Yemen. But since the US supports al-Qaeda’s allies like Saudi Arabia, the Houthis now remind Washington that they cannot eliminate al-Qaeda until they partner with forces that actually want […]

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US and Saudi Arabia Shower Yemen With Air Raids and Cluster Bombs

Sana’a, Yemen – (GPA) For the second day in a row, the United States and Saudi Arabia devastate huge swathes of Yemen with air strikes and internationally-banned cluster bombs. US Airstrikes Continue for Second Day The United States has been conducting air strikes over a mountain range that appears to contain a combination of al-Qaeda and Houthi controlled […]

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Downplaying US Contribution to Potential Yemen Famine

Sana’a, Yemen (FAIR) For almost two years, the United States has backed—with weapons, logistics and political support—a Saudi-led war in Yemen that has left over 10,000 dead, 40,000 wounded, 2.5 million internally displaced, 2.2 million children suffering from malnutrition and over 90 percent of civilians in need of humanitarian aid. A recent UN report on […]