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Saudi Attempts to Sow Seeds of Sectarianism in Yemen Are Backfiring

Sana’a (MPN) – Day and night, Yemenis in rebel-held areas are bombarded with polarizing sermons, radio ads reminiscent of the vitriol that fueled the 1994 Rwandan massacre, and leaflet drops that routinely rain down messages of disunity like confetti commandments hurled from an angry, vengeful God. A  phalanx of flickering video cameras frames the portly Saudi […]

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Why Recep Erdogan Sometimes Says Cool Things

Ankara (GPA) – There has been some confusion lately as to why the Turkish President sometimes says cool things like “Israel is a terrorist state.” Here’s a brief explainer for you: Let’s start with a question about whatever country you might live in. When do your politicians kick their lies into overdrive? If you answered ‘election season’ […]

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Palestinians’ Great March of Return: What You Need to Know

Al-Quds (AHT) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was positively giddy. “What a glorious day!” he said to the crowd standing in front of the newly opened US embassy in Jerusalem. “Remember this moment!” It was May 14, the day before the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, during which Zionist forces engaged in a program […]

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Will Oil End the American Century?

Washington D.C. (NEO) – The American Century, so triumphantly proclaimed in a 1941 Life magazine editorial by US establishment insider Henry Luce, was built on the control of oil and on an endless succession of wars for that control of global oil. Now, ironically, with the illegal and unilateral cancellation of the Iranian nuclear agreement […]

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Ayatollah Khamenei Outlines Tehran’s Conditions for Staying in Iran Nuclear Deal

Tehran (TNA) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday announced necessary conditions for Tehran to stay in 2015 nuclear deal after the US withdrawal from the agreement. On the seventh day of the auspicious month of Ramadan, the heads of government branches, officials, government authorities, a group of senior managers as well as […]

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‘Fair’ Elections Impossible in Turkey, Warns Reporters Without Borders

Ankara (MEE) – RSF’s Erol Onderoglu says 24 June polls cannot be free due to the ‘liquidation’ of the media. The “liquidation” of the media in Turkey means it is impossible for “free and fair” elections to be carried out on 24 June, a leading media activist warned on Wednesday. Erol Onderoglu, head of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) […]

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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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