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Amid Middle East Realignment & Saudi Blockade, Qatar Withdraws from OPEC

  • TheRealNews Published on Dec 4, 2018
    Qatar is withdrawing from oil organization OPEC, while Saudi Arabia continues its blockade. Colonel Larry Wilkerson says this is part of a larger realignment in the Middle East, as Turkey exerts more influence.

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December 6, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Charities Call on US to Halt Military Support of Saudi Arabia

  • RT Published on Nov 27, 2018
    International humanitarian groups have called on the US to halt its military support for Saudi Arabia over Riyadh’s ongoing campaign in Yemen. In a joint statement, the 5 charities sounding the alarm stressed that as many as 14mn people could starve to death unless urgent action is taken.

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November 28, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

War on Yemen (Supported by America) Kills 130 Children per Day

  • RT America Published on Nov 21, 2018
    The crisis in Yemen has reached new levels of horror. “Save the Children” says that 85,000 Yemeni children under the age of five have died of “severe acute malnutrition” since the conflict began, and that this is a conservative estimate. RT America’s Dan Cohen has the details.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/08/07/unite-with-devil-yemen-war-binds-us-allies-al-qaida.html

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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/08/06/us-now-allied-al-qaeda-yemen-ap-reveals-american-backed-saudi-coalition-forged-deals

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https://news.antiwar.com/2018/03/28/mattis-admits-us-involved-in-planning-saudi-strikes-in-yemen/

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/vietnam-war-and-yemen-false-flags-the-gulf-of-tonkin-incident-vs-the-alleged-missile-attack-on-uss-mason-off-the-coast-of-yemen/5552257

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http://news.antiwar.com/2016/10/16/us-again-attacks-yemen-coast-despite-growing-doubts-over-missiles/

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https://sputniknews.com/military/201610181046433259-yemen-radar-glitch/

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November 23, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Life in Fear: Report Says 1 in 3 US Drone-Strike Deaths in Yemen Are Civilians, Including Children

  • Life in Fear: Report Says 1 in 3 US Drone-Strike Deaths in Yemen Are Civilians, Including Children
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Bombings by the Saudi-led coalition may have devastated Yemen, but the country faces another deadly threat in the sky – US drones. A third of those killed by them in 2018 were civilians, including children, according to a report.

    “We live in fear. Drones don’t leave the sky,”
     said one farmer, describing the day that two of his relatives were killed in a US drone strike. His is one of several testimonies recorded in a new report by Associated Press documenting the rising civilian death toll caused by the US drone war against Al-Qaeda’s Yemeni franchise.


    While gathering an official toll of civilian deaths caused by US drone strikes is difficult – due to the inability to confirm identities or allegiances – estimates by AP show that a third of those killed so far in 2018, or some 30 people, were not members of the terrorist group. Some 215 civilians were killed by drones since the campaign started in 2002, according to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

    Some drone strikes kill several people in one family, as happened in January 2018 when a car full of civilians looking for a lost boy was struck by a US drone. Seven were killed in the strike, including five of the boy’s family.

    In an interview with RT, Saleh Farag, the boy’s uncle, displayed pictures of the charred vehicle, and said: “It was a drone missile that killed them.”

    Another incident documented by AP and confirmed by local human rights activists recounted how a 14-year-old shepherd and a passing construction worker were killed in a drone strike. The area where they were killed was several miles from where Al-Qaeda had previously attempted to seize a checkpoint.


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November 20, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saudi-Led Yemen Strikes Destroy UK Aid with British Bombs – Oxfam Slams London’s ‘Incoherent’ Policy

  • RT Published on Nov 5, 2018
    UK charity Oxfam has expressed alarm at coalition-led air strikes repeatedly hitting British aid projects in Yemen. An Oxfam representative brands Britain’s approach to Yemen ‘incoherent’, adding that the humanitarian crisis there continues to worsen with medical facilities and water supply systems being targeted. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9hv8

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November 6, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Saudi-Led Yemen Strikes Destroy UK Aid with British Bombs – Oxfam Slams London’s ‘Incoherent’ Policy

Saudi Authorities Buy British MP Loyalty

  • PressTV Published on Nov 2, 2018
    UK parliamentary papers reveal that dozens of British lawmakers have enjoyed all-expenses paid luxury trips to Saudi Arabia since 2014. This as rights groups are calling on the UK to reconsider its relations with Saudi Arabia which stands accused of killing a dissident journalist in its consulate in Istanbul. Our correspondent Bianca Rahimi has more.

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November 3, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Saudi Authorities Buy British MP Loyalty

Saudi Arabia Answers Pompeo’s Call For Yemen Ceasefire By Ramping Up Airstrikes

  • Saudi Arabia Answers Pompeo’s Call For Yemen Ceasefire By Ramping Up Airstrikes
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    The Saudi Air Force has unleashed a massive attack across the Sana’a Governorate over the last 48 hours, reports Middle East-based Al Masdar News citing Yemeni sources on the ground. This appears to be the Saudi response to the U.S. call for a ceasefire “in the next 30 days” announcedby Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a mere two days ago.

    According to the reports from Sana’a, the Saudi Air Force heavily bombarded the capital city and its surroundings, hitting a number of sites that allegedly have a Houthi presence. The string of airstrikes also hit civilian neighborhoods, including the area around Sana’a International Airport — all resulting in an unknown number of casualties. Given the timing it appears the Saudis are ready to unleash as many bombs as possible ahead of a potential US negotiated ceasefire suggested by Pompeo and Mattis; or alternately it could be the Saudis are now quickly escalating the war further to ensure a ceasefire cannot be obtained.

    This comes as the Trump administration has released early details of a UN-brokered peace plan aimed at ending the war in Yemen, beginning with a ceasefire within a month along with talks to be held in Sweden.

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November 3, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Saudi Arabia Answers Pompeo’s Call For Yemen Ceasefire By Ramping Up Airstrikes

US Calls for the End to the Saudi-Backed War in Yemen | Inside Story

  • Al Jazeera English Published on Nov 1, 2018
    Enough is enough – is the message from the United States to the warring parties in Yemen. The Americans want a halt to more than three years of combat between Houthi rebels and the Saudi and UAE led coalition supporting Yemeni government troops. The US Defense Secretary is calling for a ceasefire by the end of the month. The United Nations is welcoming the US appeal to replace combat with compromise. But the American message to Saudi and Emirati allies could fall on deaf ears. Thousands of reinforcements have been sent this week to the rebel-held city of Hodeidah – its the major port for the massive amounts of food and aid needed to keep millions of Yemenis from starving to death. But with many failed peace efforts in the past, will this time be any different?

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November 3, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on US Calls for the End to the Saudi-Backed War in Yemen | Inside Story

ROGUE MORNINGS: Saudi Coup Coming, Deep State Expansion & Yemen Peace Talks

November 2, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ROGUE MORNINGS: Saudi Coup Coming, Deep State Expansion & Yemen Peace Talks

Pompeo Called on Saudi Arabia to Stop Air Strikes on the Yemen

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Hope On The Horizon For Yemen?

  • RT America Published on Oct 31, 2018
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have called for a 30-day deadline for ceasefire in Yemen in hopes of ending the US-backed, Saudi-led bombing of the country and ameliorating the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. RT America’s Dan Cohen reports. Then, former US diplomat Jim Jatras and former Pentagon official Michael Maloof offer their insights, also addressing Mattis’s claim that Syrian President Bashar Al Assad needs to be “managed out of power.” Is the United States desperately clinging to relevance in the region?

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November 1, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hope On The Horizon For Yemen?

Mattis Calls For Yemen Ceasefire Within 30 Days

  • Mattis Calls For Yemen Ceasefire Within 30 Days
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has called for a ceasefire in the Yemen civil war within 30 days, reports AFP

    “We want to see everybody around a peace table based on a ceasefire, based on a pullback from the border & then based on ceasing dropping of bombs…you can’t say we’re going to do it sometime in the future. We need to be doing this in the next 30 days,” said Mattis while speaking at the United States Institute of Peace.

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October 31, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Mattis Calls For Yemen Ceasefire Within 30 Days

Rand Paul: Saudis Funding Terrorism Worldwide

  • Rand Paul: Saudis Funding Terrorism Worldwide
    by https://www.presstv.com/
    Republican Senator Rand Paul has slated Saudi Arabia as a sponsor of terrorism, saying the United States can no longer be blasé about the bad behavior of the kingdom.

    Speaking at a Montana rally on Saturday with Donald Trump Jr., the Republican senator condemned the Saudi-led brutal war on the impoverished Yemen, which, so far, has killed more than 15,000 Yemenis and wounded thousands of others.

    “We have to think through this idea that everything is going to be blindly for Saudi Arabia, they’re involved in a war in Yemen where tens of thousands of civilians are dying,” said Paul, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

    The US along with the UK and France have been providing weapons and intelligence to Saudi Arabia and the UAE over the course of the unprovoked war, which initially consisted of a bombing campaign, but was later coupled with a naval blockade and the deployment of ground forces to Yemen.

    “Cutting off the arms sales will make them wake up,” Paul told The Hill before he went onstage at the rally. “In fact, their air force would be grounded in two or three months if they didn’t have spare parts.”

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October 29, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Comments Off on Rand Paul: Saudis Funding Terrorism Worldwide

Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrike Kills 21 Civilians in Yemeni Market – UN

  • RT Published on Oct 26, 2018
    The #UN‘s humanitarian aid agency has confirmed the deaths of 21 people in a Saudi air strike close to the #Yemen‘s port city of #Hodeida. Hospital chiefs say all the victims are civilians, with children among the dead.

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October 27, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Comments Off on Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrike Kills 21 Civilians in Yemeni Market – UN

14mn at Risk of Starvation: Famine Threatening Yemen ‘Worse Than Previously Estimated’

  • RT Published on Oct 23, 2018
    The famine threatening war-torn Yemen is even worse than previous estimates which already called it the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. The UN now estimates 14 million people are at risk. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9h4c

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October 25, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 14mn at Risk of Starvation: Famine Threatening Yemen ‘Worse Than Previously Estimated’