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Saudi Arabia Admits to Using UK-Supplied Cluster Bombs in Yemen

(GPA) Riyadh – One of the West’s key allies in the Middle East– Saudi Arabia– has admitted to what it calls “limited use” of UK-manufactured cluster bombs in Yemen. These types of munitions are banned under international law. When a cluster bomb explodes, it releases several smaller projectiles which allows the damage to spread to a larger […]

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U.S. Halts Saudi Arms Sale But Boasts Massive Sales to Other Gulf Allies

(GPA) Riyadh – The United States has announced they will be canceling– or at least holding off– on an expected arms sale to Saudi Arabia due to the high number of civilian casualties in Yemen. However, military aid in other areas will continue flowing to Riyadh. Other Gulf allies complicit in the Saudi-led coalition will […]

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Houthis Establish New Government in Yemen, UN Not Happy

(GPA) Sana’a, Yemen – The Houthis and their allies announced this week the formation and swearing-in of a new government in the capital city of Sana’a. The National Salvation Government immediately came under criticism from the United Nations as a “new and unnecessary obstacle” to peace. But is it? The new National Salvation Government was announced on […]

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Iran Seeks to Expand Maritime Influence Near Syria & Yemen

(GPA) Tehran – Iranian general General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri announced on Sunday that his country’s military would like to expand navel bases overseas– ideally near Syria or Yemen. The announcement came just days after Wikileaks released the Yemen Files— over 500 documents and emails confirming direct U.S. training and funding for the pro-Saudi Yemeni government forces. So why? […]

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Wikileaks Confirms U.S. Directly Provided Training & Weapons in Yemen

(GPA) The Yemen Files – Wikileaks has released over 500 documents concerning the United States’ involvement in Yemen’s civil war including over 200 PDF files and 300 emails from State Department officials dating back to 2009 with training plans and weapons shipments intensifying in 2013 leading up to the current conflict. This new release proves […]

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Saudi-Backed Fighters Terrorize Hospitals in Yemen

(GPA) Ta’iz, Yemen – Although the topic doesn’t get the media attention it deserves, it’s no secret that Saudi-led airstrikes frequently target non-military civilian areas such as funerals, hospitals, and agricultural land– with U.S. and U.K.-supplied weapons. But the violence doesn’t only come from the skies as a new report from Amnesty International shows that Saudi-backed […]

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No, the Houthis Didn’t Fire a Missile Towards Mecca

Sana’a (GPA) – On Thursday, forces from a Houthi-controlled area in Yemen launched a Scud-type ballistic missile into Saudi Arabia. Western media was quick to support the Saudi-led narrative which claimed Houthi forces aimed the missile at the Holy City of Mecca. Not only do Yemeni-sources reiterate that Mecca was most definitely not the intended target, […]