As Tide Turns, Houthis Reject US, Saudi “Peace” Deals for the Recycled Trash They Are

The Houthis — empowered by six years of perseverance amid one of the most violent wars against some of the world’s most powerful military forces, not to mention the ability to reject the proposals set forth by those same powers — have little incentive to accept Riyadh or Washington’s “peace” offers.

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SANA’A, YEMEN -- March 26 marks the sixth anniversary of the U.S.-backed Saudi bombing campaign in the war-torn country of Yemen and massive demonstrations took place across the country on Friday in commemoration. Hundreds of thousands of people took the streets in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a near the besieged Sana’a International Airport, and

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The Battle for Idlib: Did Erdogan Capitulate to Putin in Moscow?

Did Russia grant Turkey a quasi-permanent occupation zone inside of Syria in exchange for a broader troop withdrawal from Idlib?

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There was a celebration in Syria when Russia announced a ceasefire agreement with Turkey on March 3 following a six-hour meeting between Presidents Erdogan and Putin in Moscow. Under the agreement, Erdogan agreed to pull back Turkish forces and not to contest territory that Syria had recently reclaimed from terrorist groups in eastern Aleppo and

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The New Idlib Ceasefire Forces Turkey-Backed Extremists to Fall Back

Putin and Erdoğan met in Moscow in a last-ditch effort to strike a deal over the escalating violence in Idlib, Syria. Steven Sahiounie weighs in on who prevailed and what likely comes next.

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Mideast Discourse — Turkey increased its military invasion of Syria last month to prevent the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) from liberating Idlib province from the occupation of terrorists, who are supported by Turkey and had been supported by the US before 2017 when President Trump cut off their funding through the CIA. The invasion of thousands of

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Hope of Hodeida Ceasefire Wanes as Saudis Talks Peace but Bolster Military Presence

For Yemenis desperate for a solution, it may be hard to believe the Saudi Coalition’s promises of a withdrawal from Hodeida after previous promises were made and subsequently broken.

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HODEIDA, YEMEN -- Representatives from Yemen's Houthis and the Saudi-led Coalition have agreed on Phase 1 of a mutual redeployment of forces under a UN-sponsored deal that would see both sides leave Yemen’s port city of Hodeida after months of failed attempts to implement previous agreements in the Red Sea city. The UN spokesman's office said in

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Before the Ink Could Dry: Saudis Violate Yemen Truce with Fierce Attacks on Hodeida

Saudi Arabia has violated the Hodeida ceasefire at least 50 times since Thursday, when the truce was agreed upon — launching 50 airstrikes as the ink on the deal was still drying.

Yemen | Saudi Arabia

HODEIDA, YEMEN -- Hope was quickly dashed for the residents of Yemen’s Hodeida after a week of peace talks in Sweden initially gave rise to a ceasefire between Houthi forces and the Saudi-led coalition.  But instead of peace, the sounds of fierce clashes and coalition fighter jets re-echo throughout the province. Saudi Arabia has violated the

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Prisoner Swap, Hodeida Ceasefire Mark Successful First Step in Yemen Peace Talks

The Saudi-led coalition and Ansar Allah, the political wing of the Houthi resistance movement, have agreed to a ceasefire in Hodeida and in the Taiz Province of northwestern Yemen.

RIMBO, SWEDEN -- Following three years of one of the bloodiest battles of the 21st century, the Saudi assault on Yemen’s key port city of Hodeida may be nearing its end. The Saudi-led coalition and Ansar Allah, the political wing of the Houthi resistance movement, have agreed to a ceasefire in Hodeida and in the Taiz Province of northwestern Yemen,

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