Houthi Arms Bonanza Came from US-Backed Ex-President, Not Iran

By: Thursday April 23, 2015 4:00 pm

Claims Iran is supplying the Houthis with weapons ignore the fact the group was already flush with American arms from former president Ali Abdullah Saleh By Gareth Porter As the Saudi bombing campaign against Houthi targets in Yemen continues, notwithstanding a temporary pause, the corporate media narrative about the conflict in Yemen is organised decisively [...]

 

US Moves Warships To Yemen As Warning To Iran As Report Notes Iran Not Behind Rebels

By: Tuesday April 21, 2015 9:00 am

Dozens of people were feared dead after an explosion ripped through homes in Yemen's capital http://t.co/mxaGigskns pic.twitter.com/XbJS2ta56w — New York Times World (@nytimesworld) April 20, 2015 While US bombs and military equipment via Saudi hands attack forces within the country of Yemen, US warships have now sailed to positions off Yemen’s coast as the White House continues to [...]

Yemeni Americans Feel Doubly Betrayed as US Government Refuses to Evacuate Them from Yemen

By: Monday April 20, 2015 1:05 pm

Gadeir Abbas The US envoy to Djibouti spoke about the “tough experience” Yemeni Americans trapped in Yemen last week, however, what was missing from his remarks were any indications that the government will end its refusal evacuate tens of thousands of Americans from the war-ravaged country. Tom Kelly, according to McClatchy, acknowledged that hundreds of [...]

Report: War On Terror May Have Killed Two Million People

By: Friday April 10, 2015 9:00 am

A report issued by the Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) claims that US military operations launched after 9/11 known as “The War On Terror” have led to the deaths of as many as two million people. The report includes data from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as information related to drone strikes and other [...]

How Long Can Pakistan Avoid Joining Saudi-Led Attacks On Yemen’s Houthis?

By: Monday April 6, 2015 6:00 pm

Considering its own pressing domestic issues, can Pakistan afford to sign on to Saudi-led military adventurism in Yemen? Then again, considering regional tensions, alliances and fault lines, can it afford not to? By Zofeen Ebrahim KARACHI, Pakistan — Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government is trying to figure out how to stay in the good [...]

What’s Really Driving The Saudi-Led Attacks On Yemen?

By: Thursday April 2, 2015 7:00 pm

By Catherine Shakdam SANAA, Yemen — On March 25, King Salman decided to engage the Saudi military against the Houthis of Yemen, after the latter marched on Aden, the capital of the former South Yemen, where former President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi had sought refuge after escaping from house arrest in February. The Saudi intervention [...]

UN: Yemen ‘On Verge Of Total Collapse,’ Saudis Killing Civilians With US Weapons

By: Wednesday April 1, 2015 11:00 am

#Yemen: At least six civilians burn to death in further #Saudi led airstrikes overnight. http://t.co/ihmKEjuAzo pic.twitter.com/1KdkdLhqdV — AmnestyInternational (@amnesty) March 31, 2015 The United Nation has warned that the effects of the war in Yemen have pushed the contrary to the “verge of total collapse.” The UN focused particularly on civilians who are caught in the crossfire [...]

Saudis Preparing For Ground Invasion Of Yemen As Airstrike Hits Refugee Camp

By: Monday March 30, 2015 11:38 am

Dozens dead after airstrikes on camp for displaced Yemenis: An airstrike on a displaced persons camp in Yemen … http://t.co/AougTuy62E — Silicon Angel (@SiliconAngel) March 30, 2015 The war in Yemen has escalated with Saudi troops massing on the border preparing to invade the country to put down the Shiite Houthis rebellion that ousted Yemen’s [...]

Saudi Arabia Bombs Shiite Rebels In Yemen As US Pledges Support And Continued Drone Strikes

By: Thursday March 26, 2015 9:00 am

Saudis short of options to change tide in #Yemen’s war http://t.co/kSJalSPEXC @BloombergNRG pic.twitter.com/IwoMd9Zenk — Ian Fraser (@Ian_Fraser) March 26, 2015 Though it seems impossible, the Middle East is getting even more chaotic. Yesterday the Sunni Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and allies bombed Shiite rebels in Yemen known as the Houthis. The Houthis responded to the bombing with rocket [...]

Saudi Arabia Consolidates its Alliance Against Iran

By: Saturday March 7, 2015 5:00 pm

New Saudi king Salman bin Abdul Aziz is widely considered a hardliner, more hawkish than his predecessors on both domestic and foreign affairs, and his first few weeks in office have confirmed this reputation. He started off by getting his house in order, reassuring his American ally about the recent rejiggering of the royal hierarchy, ostensibly meant to pave the way for a new generation of leaders. He promoted the leaders of the kingdom’s counter-terrorism establishment, finding among them a new crown prince, a new deputy crown prince, and executives for various other administrations. And, after downsizing advisory circles throughout the royal court, he devoted himself to what Saudi Arabia calls “the blatant Iranian expansion” into the Saudi sphere of influence.

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