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What Else is Washington Hiding About US Participation in Yemen?

    What Else is Washington Hiding About US Participation in Yemen?

Sana’a  – For the past three years, the United States has attempted to disguise, manipulate, or outright deny its involvement in Yemen. Nonetheless, new facts come to light every so often that indicate Washington’s participation in the Saudi-led war is much more hands-on than officials let on.   The Covert Role of the US in…

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The Miseducation of Mohammed bin Salman

    The Miseducation of Mohammed bin Salman

Looking back over the course of a long impassioned life as attorney and activist, nothing has been a greater source of education and inspiration, for me as a person, than the decades spent working in the Middle East, Gulf and Africa. Enrolled, there, as almost a student of life, I’ve seen and learned much in…

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Judge Who Gave Saudis a Free Pass Orders Iran to Pay $6 Billion to 9/11 Families

    Judge Who Gave Saudis a Free Pass Orders Iran to Pay $6 Billion to 9/11 Families

NEW YORK – Iran has been ordered to pay a total of $6 billion to families of September 11 victims as part of a U.S. District Court ruling handed down on Tuesday. The ruling, ordered by U.S. District Judge George Daniels, blames Iran as well as the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the country’s central…

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New Report Reveals Involvement of 7,000 UK personnel in Saudi-Led Bombing of Yemen

    New Report Reveals Involvement of 7,000 UK personnel in Saudi-Led Bombing of Yemen

LONDON – While criticism leveled against the U.K. government for its involvement in Yemen has focused on the country’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia, newly published government documents reveal that the U.K.’s complicity in the conflict runs much deeper. The documents were made public in a newly published paper titled “UK Personnel Supporting the Saudi…

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How Western Meddling and a Dust Bowl Drought Ignited Syria’s Civil War

  How Western Meddling and a Dust Bowl Drought Ignited Syria’s Civil War

DOUMA, SYRIA (Opinion) —  The reported “chemical attack” at Douma, Russia has claimed, was fake news. One U.S. news agency has now confirmed from the location of the reported attack that April 7, 2018 was an uneventful day in this Syrian city and not one single person in Douma corroborated the story of a chemical…

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If the Leaders of the Two Koreas Can Meet, Why Can’t Those of Saudi Arabia and Iran?

  If the Leaders of the Two Koreas Can Meet, Why Can’t Those of Saudi Arabia and Iran?

The remarkable face to face meeting of the leaders of North and South Korea is being watched with hope by many observers, given the long decades of enmity between the two and the recent nuclear sabre-rattling of President Trump. At least in my circles, I see virtually no one condemning the meeting, though many are…

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Trump Should Ask Israel to Fund America’s Occupation of Syria

  Trump Should Ask Israel to Fund America’s Occupation of Syria

On 16 April 2018, the internationally respected analyst of Middle-Eastern affairs, Abdel Bari Atwan, headlined about Trump’s increasingly overt plan to break Syria up and to establish permanent US control over the parts it wants, “Attempting the Unachievable”. He stated that “The coming few months are likely to prove very difficult for the Americans and very costly, not just…

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US-Backed Coalition Bombs Wedding Party in Yemen, Killing Dozens

  US-Backed Coalition Bombs Wedding Party in Yemen, Killing Dozens

Weeks after President Donald Trump thanked Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince for his country’s use of U.S. military power, the U.S.-backed coalition bombed a wedding party in Yemen, killing at least 20 civilians including the bride. The number of casualties is expected to rise. On social media, journalist Glenn Greenwald reminded readers of the U.S. connection to Saudi Arabia’s…

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The Emerging Russia-Turkey-Iran Alliance Challenging NATO in the Middle East

  The Emerging Russia-Turkey-Iran Alliance Challenging NATO in the Middle East

An unusual triple alliance is emerging from the Syrian war — one that could alter the balance of power in the Middle East, unhinge the NATO alliance, and complicate the Trump administration’s designs on Iran. It might also lead to yet another double cross of one of the region’s largest ethnic groups, the Kurds. However,…

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With MSM AWOL on Yemen, MintPress News Series To Give Yemenis Back Their Voice

  With MSM AWOL on Yemen, MintPress News Series To Give Yemenis Back Their Voice

SANA’A, Yemen — As the U.S.-Saudi-led war against Yemen enters its third year, the people of this coffin-shaped nation on the Arabian peninsula find themselves struggling not only to survive but to be seen and heard by a mainstream media that is preoccupied with war in neighboring Syria, the resumption of Cold War-like tensions with…

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