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U.S.-Saudis Launch 30 Airstrikes in Half-hour, Yemeni Forces Strike Warship

Hodeidah (GPA) – The American, Saudi, and Emirati advance on Hodeidah started yesterday with a bang — and Yemeni forces have already reportedly struck a warship in response. Yemen Faces Intense Bombardment from Air, Land, and Sea After weeks of intense deliberation between U.S. and Gulf allies while experts urged against military attacks, the coalition […]

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Hodeidah in Yemen: A Powder Keg for Imperial Powers Nobody’s Talking About

Hodeidah (GPA) – Mainstream media outlets have spent the last month or so hyping up the importance of Hodeidah in Yemen. Forces backed by the U.S.-Saudi-U.A.E. coalition have an intense offensive planned to take territory from Yemen’s Army and Popular Committees, Ansarullah. But what’s the big deal about Hodeidah? Well, a whole lot actually. So […]

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US Military to Release Suspected American Islamic State Fighter in Syria

Washington (MEE) – A US-Saudi man suspected of fighting for the Islamic State (IS) group and currently in American custody will be released in Syria, court documents show. The man, known only as “John Doe”, has been subject to a legal battle since he was handed to the US military by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led […]

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Russia Snubs Saudi Threats Over Qatar Military Deal

Moscow (MEMO) – Russia will supply Qatar with an anti-aircraft missile system despite reported Saudi threats to take military action over the deal, the state-run Sputnik news agency reported. A Russian lawmaker made the remarks on Saturday after French daily Le Monde reported that the Saudi King had warned he might use force to prevent Qatar from acquiring the S-400 system. “Russia seeks its own […]

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Hariri Heads to Saudi Arabia for Second Time Since Suspect Resignation

Paris (MEE) – Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri headed to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for the second time since his shock resignation in the kingdom last year. On 4 November, Hariri announced he was stepping down in a televised address from Riyadh, sparking concerns that he was being detained against his will. After French mediation, however, he rescinded […]

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Is What’s Happening in Yemen Genocide?

Sana’a (GPA) – Saudi Arabia has spent more than three years bombing Yemen into oblivion and creating a humanitarian crisis. But is what’s happening in Yemen genocide? Let’s take a look. What Qualifies as Genocide? There isn’t a concrete definition of the word “genocide” and, unfortunately, the word gets thrown around a lot when it […]

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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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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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