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Yemen’s ex president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, announced on Sunday that the new governing council is ready to grant Russia access to military bases. Last week Saleh announced a new governing council. Saleh’s party (GPC) along with Houthi forces currently control most of Yemen’s northern half. This announcement was made despite UNContinue Reading

(GPA) – The Saudi Arabian government has been heavily criticized over the past few months for war crimes they’ve carried out in Yemen. Many in the US have been critical of the federal government for supplying the Saudis with the weapons used in the conflict but this past week, theContinue Reading

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(FPIF) Absent much stronger U.S. and European pressure on their Saudi allies, Yemen’s latest ceasefire threatens to collapse — which could mean a return to massive civilian bombardments. On the night of January 5, a squadron of F-15 fighter jets from the Royal Saudi Air Force carpet-bombed a neighborhood inContinue Reading

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(NEO) Poor Saudi Arabia. They don’t realize it yet but they have lost their oil war. The war in its current phase began in September, 2014, when the dying King Abdullah and his Minister of Petroleum, Ali Al-Naimi, told US Secretary of State John Kerry they would gladly join Washington inContinue Reading

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Here are your world news key take-aways for the week:   From Tunisia to Somalia, the United States increased its influence and military support throughout North Eastern Africa this week. Washington is trying to draft up a plan to supply the new UN-backed government in Libya with arms. The embargo onContinue Reading