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As Saudi-Led Coalition Bombards Key Port, Yemenis Rush to Hodeida’s Defense

    As Saudi-Led Coalition Bombards Key Port, Yemenis Rush to Hodeida’s Defense

HODEIDA, YEMEN — On Wednesday, the Saudi-led Coalition launched its attack on the Red Sea port city of Hodeida in western Yemen, despite the warnings by the UN and international rights groups that the move would have catastrophic humanitarian repercussions. The Houthis, targeted in the attack along with countless civilians in Hodeida, have pledged a…

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Russian Diplomat on Syria: Iran, Hezbollah Not Our Chess Pieces to Move

    Russian Diplomat on Syria: Iran, Hezbollah Not Our Chess Pieces to Move

BEIRUT – In a signal of foreign powers’ inability to dictate terms to regional forces involved in the Syrian conflict, Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin has made clear that Russia has no intention to press resistance movement Hezbollah or Iranian military advisors to vacate Syria. The call to oust them from the country, along…

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The Real Story Behind Israel’s “Blooming Desert”

    The Real Story Behind Israel’s “Blooming Desert”

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – It has often been said that Israel, since its establishment in 1948, has presided over the “miracle” of making the country’s “desert bloom.” That heavily promoted narrative — which asserts that the Palestinians have long lacked the capacity, knowledge or desire to properly develop agriculture in the region — has often…

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In Yemen, Selling, Borrowing, Begging To Save Loved-Ones as Cholera Rages

    In Yemen, Selling, Borrowing, Begging To Save Loved-Ones as Cholera Rages

SANA’A, YEMEN — When his wife’s vomiting and diarrhea simply wouldn’t stop, 40-year-old Ali Sherwaid, an English teacher, did a quick accounting in his head, calibrating the catastrophe that had befallen him. With cholera ravaging his wife, 28 years-old and nine-months pregnant with the couple’s first child, Sherwaid needed to get her medical treatment. Problem…

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In Mexico, Resistance to Govt Collusion with Capitalists and Organized Crime Triggers Criminalization of Dissent

  In Mexico, Resistance to Govt Collusion with Capitalists and Organized Crime Triggers Criminalization of Dissent

MEXICO CITY — Leon Fierro spent 20 days in a Mexican jail on trumped-up attempted-homicide charges he says came on orders from the government. Upon his release, the human rights activist returned to organizing Mexicans against efforts to privatize their water, visiting Mexico City to speak out against the government’s efforts to intimidate him and…

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The US and NATO Are Establishing Terrorist Bases in Europe

  The US and NATO Are Establishing Terrorist Bases in Europe

NATO and the United States, which, together, claim to be fighting some sort of amorphous “global war on terrorism,” have enabled a terrorist group to establish bases in two NATO member states – France and Albania – and one NATO protectorate, Kosovo. After evacuating forces of the anti-Iranian terrorist group Mojahedin-e-Khalq from their former bases…

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Sanctions Aren’t Helping the People of Venezuela

  Sanctions Aren’t Helping the People of Venezuela

The financial blockade imposed on the Latin American nation is achieving its principle objective: to isolate Venezuela. However, the sanctions are also gradually creating open wounds within Venezuelan society. Wounds that are increasingly deeper that can’t be repaired so easily. Although the administration of Donald Trump wants to believe that these measures are the best…

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The Powder Keg for Imperial Powers Nobody’s Talking About

  The 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 much…

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Israel Accused of Committing ‘War Crimes’ by 300 Global Figures

  Israel Accused of Committing ‘War Crimes’ by 300 Global Figures

Israel’s forcible transfer of thousands of Palestinians has been denounced as a war crime by over 300 elected officials, legal scholars, academics, artists, faith leaders and activists from around the world. The universal show of solidarity to the Palestinians was published in an open letter which voiced strong opposition to Israel’s plans to forcibly transfer…

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Trump-Kim Summit Raises Cautious Hopes for Peace

  Trump-Kim Summit Raises Cautious Hopes for Peace

In time it will become evident whether the joint statement signed by U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jung-un on Tuesday will lead to a formal end to the Korean War, denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and an end what the North sees as U.S. provocations against Pyongyang. On the morning after,…

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