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Palestine Redux?

War-Weary Yemenis See Threat in Israel’s Increasingly Public Role in Their Country

Many in Yemen fear that Israel’s ambitions in their country don’t end at the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait and rumors are circulating that land grabs reminiscent of those in Palestine could soon hit Yemen’s shores.

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With an Eye on Balkanization, Israel throws Support Behind Separatist Militants in Southern Yemen

Israel is hoping to capitalize on internal tensions in Yemen, throwing its support behind a UAE-backed militant group with eyes on secession and control of the coveted Bab al-Mandab Strait.

With an Eye on Balkanization, Israel throws Support Behind Separatist Militants in Southern Yemen

ADEN, YEMEN -- As the war in Yemen nears its sixth year, the situation in the war-torn nation is escalating as Israel enters the fray, throwing its support behind the Emirati-backed separatist militant group, the Southern Transitional Council (STC). The STC has already effectively captured Aden and more recently seized Socotra

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Trying to Hold Its Own, Yemeni Island of Socotra Figures in Both Saudi and Emirati Plans

The UAE managed to secure Socotra by winning the support of some local residents, likely a welcome reprieve from Saudi Arabia’s habit of trying to bomb Yemeni residents into submission.

Trying to Hold Its Own, Yemeni Island of Socotra Figures in Both Saudi and Emirati Plans

SOCOTRA, YEMEN -- A.S. al-Socotri remembers fondly the strange beauty of the quiet island of Socotra with its amazing dreamlike vegetation, with no boats in the sea, no lights, no planes in the sky. “Now,” al-Socotri, a resident of the island, tells MintPress, “a never-before-seen military build-up has changed the reality on this quiet

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Robert Fisk: Sudan Protesters Were Right to Fear the Arrival of Saudi and UAE Money

The US has found itself in an even more embarrassing situation than it did in Egypt.

Robert Fisk: Sudan Protesters Were Right to Fear the Arrival of Saudi and UAE Money

The Sudanese democracy demonstrators were the first to protest at Saudi Arabia’s interference in their revolution. We all knew that the Saudis and the Emiratis had been funnelling millions of dollars into the regime of Omar al-Bashir, wanted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court and now chucked out of power by a Sisi-like

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Few Good Men in Post-NATO Libyan Quagmire as Jihadists Battle Former CIA Asset’s Forces

It is likely that Saudi Arabia sees Libya’s Khalifa Haftar as a means of beating down the Muslim Brotherhood, which has a notoriously hostile relationship with the Wahhabi kingdom.

Few Good Men in Post-NATO Libyan Quagmire as Jihadists Battle Former CIA Asset’s Forces

TRIPOLI, LIBYA -- Libyan strongman and former CIA asset Khalifa Haftar’s blitzkrieg on the capital, Tripoli, has stalled for now as forces loyal to the internationally-recognized government have hamstrung his offensive in the suburbs. But the consequences of the operation are already

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