Pakistan Sends Combat Troops to Saudi Southern Border

Brigade deploys to shore up border against Houthi reprisal attacks from Yemen, but sources tell MEE it will 'not be used beyond Saudi borders' The Pakistan army is sending a brigade of combat troops to shore up Saudi Arabia’s vulnerable southern border from reprisal attacks mounted by the Houthis in Yemen, according to senior security … Continue reading Pakistan Sends Combat Troops to Saudi Southern Border

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Situation Escalates in Southern Lebanon

The situation escalates in southern Lebanon as Hezbollah and Israel step up the already harsh rhetorics against each other. On February 16, pro-Hezbollah media released a video showing a list of Israeli targets which could be destroyed in case of a new war. The list included 9 targets: The Negev Nuclear Research Center (a nuclear instalation located in … Continue reading Situation Escalates in Southern Lebanon

All Out War is “On the Table”: U.S. Considers First-Strike Attack against North Korea

The publication called Business Insider is carrying a story promoting a US first-strike attack on North Korea. The article includes a quote from the Wall Street Journal that reads, “An internal White House review of strategy on North Korea includes the possibility of military force or regime change to blunt the country’s nuclear-weapons threat, people familiar with the process … Continue reading All Out War is “On the Table”: U.S. Considers First-Strike Attack against North Korea

Korean Crisis Ahead? A Growing Tinderbox in the South

As the first military hardware associated with the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, commonly called THAAD, arrives in the southern region of the Korean Peninsula, the tensions around and within the  region seem to be escalating. A number of ongoing crises in South Korea are starting to take their toll, and could have regional and … Continue reading Korean Crisis Ahead? A Growing Tinderbox in the South

Mabkhout Ali al Ameri stands with his 18-month-old son, Mohammed, in the village of al Ghayil in Yemen’s al Bayda province. Mabkhout’s wife, Fatim Saleh Mohsen, was shot in the back of the head by helicopter gunship fire as she fled with Mohammed in her arms during a U.S. raid on January 29, 2017. The vehicle in the background was also destroyed during the assault.

Death in al Ghayil: Women and Children in Yemeni Village Recall Horror of Trump’s “Highly Successful” SEAL Raid

On January 29, 5-year-old Sinan al Ameri was asleep with his mother, his aunt, and 12 other children in a one-room stone hut typical of poor rural villages in the highlands of Yemen. A little after 1 a.m., the women and children awoke to the sound of a gunfight erupting a few hundred feet away. … Continue reading Death in al Ghayil: Women and Children in Yemeni Village Recall Horror of Trump’s “Highly Successful” SEAL Raid