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Saudi Arabia Blocks Food, Medical Supplies to Yemen

SANA’A – Yemen asked the international community to try and pressure the Saudi Arabia-led coalition, which has been attacking the impoverished country since 2015, into letting in medical supplies that are urgently required for the most basic healthcare to work in the country.  “We ask this of nations to pressure the Saudi coalition into relieving […]

MAJOR: Rival Saudi, UAE-Backed Terrorists Engage in Clashes in Yemen

Socotra, Yemen – Once-allied rival terrorists, backed by Saudi Arabia and the UAE respectively, engaged in intense clashes in Yemen’s strategic Socotra Island, exposing a deep rift in the Riyadh-led coalition. Clashes erupted between Saudi-backed mercenaries loyal to former President Hadi and the UAE-backed armed units of the so-called Southern Transitional Council, over the control […]

MAJOR: UAE-Backed Separatists Break With Saudi-Sponsored Terrorists, Declare Self-Rule in Southern Yemen

Aden, Yemen – UAE-backed separatists broke with once-allied Saudi-backed terrorists in Yemen, saying they will establish a self-ruled administration in the country’s southern regions. In a statement released early on Sunday, the so-called Southern Transitional Council (STC), which is supported by the UAE, declared emergency rules in Yemen’s port city of Aden and all the […]

MAJOR: Assad Receives Phone Call From UAE Leader as Syria Wins War

DAMASCUS – Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan held a phone conversation with President Bashar al-Assad as the SAA inches closer to win the war against foreign-backed terrorist groups. In a post on his Twitter account last Friday, bin Zayed said that he had exchanged views with Assad on the novel coronavirus, […]

Tourist Visa Scam Traps Indian Workers in Abusive Jobs in UAE

ABU DHABI – Exploitative employers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are increasingly using tourist visas to hire Indian nationals in a scam that leaves migrants open to labor abuse, police and activists stated. Indian migrants on visit visas – quicker and cheaper to obtain than work permits – are wary of reporting exploitation on […]

Russia’s Big Gamble in Libya  

By Steve Brown   First, the background.  When the United States abandoned the Iran agreement, that left Turkey’s oil imports adrift due to newly imposed US Treasury sanctions on Iranian oil exports. By December 2018, Turkey was forced to look elsewhere for its oil imports with Libya being the most logical choice by price and […]

MAJOR: Report Reveals UAE Using Gas Facility as Secret Prison in Yemen

SANA’A – The United Arab Emirates is running a secret prison in a gas facility operated by the French group Total in southern Yemen, according to information confirmed by Le Monde daily. The detainees of the prison – which is located in the industrial port town of Balhaf – have suffered inhumane treatment and endured […]

Yemen accuses UAE of attack on Yemeni energy company

SOCOTRA – The governor of Socotra Province, Yemen Ramzi Mahrus accused the United Arab Emirates of having links to an attack on an energy company in the archipelago. “On Wednesday, September 11, United Arab Emirates representative Khalfan al Mazrouei, who heads the Khalifa foundation, along with several members of the Southern Transition Council, attacked the […]