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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:


November 6, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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.


November 3, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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,
    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 | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

November 2, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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?


November 1, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mattis Calls For Yemen Ceasefire Within 30 Days

  • Mattis Calls For Yemen Ceasefire Within 30 Days
    by Tyler Durden,
    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 | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rand Paul: Saudis Funding Terrorism Worldwide

  • Rand Paul: Saudis Funding Terrorism Worldwide
    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 | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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.


October 27, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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:


October 25, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Silence on Yemen Carnage Shows US, Europe Hypocrisy: Hezbollah Official

  • Silence on Yemen Carnage Shows US, Europe Hypocrisy: Hezbollah Official
    A top official of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says the awkward silence of the United States and Europe on the ongoing Saudi-led massacres in Yemen definitively proves their hypocrisy, stating that Washington is being paid huge sums of money by the Riyadh regime to cover up its crimes.

    “Saudi Arabia can buy US President Donald Trump, the US Congress, the Security Council and major powers with its petrodollars, but cannot win the support of defenseless and honorable Yemeni nation or Hezbollah’s silence. That is why they tend to punish the Lebanese resistance movement through placing it on terrorist lists and adopting economic sanctions against it,” Sheikh Nabil Qaouk, deputy chief of Hezbollah’s executive council, said on Sunday.

    Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating military campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the aim of bringing the government of resigned president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, back to power and crushing the country’s popular Houthi Ansarullah movement.

    The Legal Center for Rights and Developments in Yemen, in a statement released on October 15, announced that the ongoing Saudi-led military campaign against the impoverished and conflict-plagued Arab country has resulted in the death of 15,185 civilians, including 3,527 children and 2,277 women.

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October 24, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In the World of American Politics, One Khashoggi Is Worth One Million Yemeni Lives. 12 Million Yemenis May Face Worst Famine in 100 Years

  • In the World of American Politics, One Khashoggi Is Worth One Million Yemeni Lives
    At this point we can only assume that the Turkish version of events regarding the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi is true. As always, I’m open to being proved wrong, and it’s certainly incumbent upon Ankara to release the audio evidence of which they claim to be in possession (though this, should it come out, will naturally be dismissed by the Saudis as fabricated or doctored), but the list of plausible alternative scenarios currently stands at zero. Khashoggi went into the Saudi consulate and was never seen again. If he had merely been kidnapped and jailed, we’d have heard from him by now. He would have appeared on Saudi state television and delivered some kind of scripted statement like Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri did last November. The House of Saud appears to prefer this time of year, autumn, for abductions and assassinations.

    If Khashoggi was, in fact, whacked out by a Saudi hit squad—complete with torture and Goodfellas-style dismemberment—as the Turks maintain he was, then Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is even crazier than we thought. Since being named heir apparent by his senile father, King Salman, the crown prince has been on a mission to establish himself as the region’s chief thug. This is no small task, but MbS, as he’s blithely referred to, seems up to the challenge.

    As Patrick Cockburn recently wrote, the crown prince’s list of failures, in so short a span of time, is impressive. His escalation of the war in Yemen has achieved nothing unless you count mass murder and mass famine as achievements. The Houthis are holding fast, and the country has been all but obliterated. Perhaps, though, the Saudis view Yemen’s destruction favorably. Like the US invasion of Vietnam, Saudi Arabia’s overarching goal in Yemen is to demonstrate to the region what happens when populations revolt against their oppressors. You want to upend the status quo and realize a degree of independence and self-government, you’d better be prepared to be pulverized. That’s the warning being issued by Saudi Arabia in Yemen.

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October 18, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

U.S. Responsible for 3,300 Civilian Deaths in Syria, Supporting Genocide in Yemen

  • Ben Swann Published on Oct 11, 2018
    A new report finds that the U.S is reponsible for more than 3,300 civilian deaths in Syria since 2014. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continues to back Saudi caused genocide in Yemen.

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October 13, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump Unwilling to Stop Selling Arms to Saudi Arabia Over Missing Journalist

  • RT Published on Oct 12, 2018
    Donald Trump has reacted to calls for Washington to punish Saudi Arabia, over the suspected murder of a dissident journalist, by suggesting he’s unwilling to take any actions that could harm the US economy. In particular, the president made it clear that he intends to protect the defence industry and continue selling arms to Riyadh.


October 13, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment