Hadi’s Fall = Rise of South Yemen = End of the War?

Separatists just liberated South Yemen. Clashes broke out in the country’s interim capital of Aden, which was also the seat of government for the formerly independent country of South Yemen, over the weekend after President Hadi banned the “Southern Transitional Council” (STC) and its supporters from protesting him. The STC had given the Yemeni leader …

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Was Yemen the Most Important Story of 2017 and Why Was it Under-Reported?

2017 was a year which was dominated by the new US President Donald Trump, a General Election in the UK and the ongoing Brexit negotiations, terror attacks in Britain, and the crisis in North Korea. But why did Yemen not get a look in, considering it is the biggest humanitarian disaster on the planet? The …

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As the War in Yemen Spins Out of Control, Tehran Finds Itself Deprived of a Say

At the beginning of the month, highly influential former President of Yemen Abdullah Saleh was assassinated at one of his residences. It is reported that his body was displayed to the public to show them that the “traitor” was killed, while making “an attempt to escape.” It is believed that this longtime Yemeni strongman was …

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Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh: Traitor or Patriot?

The likely slaying of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh at the hands of his former Houthi allies following his call for peace with the Saudi-led coalition has prompted a flurry of discussion about whether he will go down in history as a traitor or a patriot. The former long-serving Yemeni president and leader of the …

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Yemen – Saudis Throw the Towel – Saleh is Baaack – Russia Wins

The war on Yemen has finally taken a turn towards an end. Former President Saleh is back in his leading position. They Saudis accepted their defeat. The Houthis will be thrown out of the capital Sanaa and return to their northern areas. Yemen is devastated and will need to rebuild. Everyone who participated in this …

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Are America’s Wars Just and Moral?

“One knowledgeable official estimates that the CIA-backed fighters may have killed or wounded 100,000 Syrian soldiers and their allies,” writes columnist David Ignatius. Given that Syria’s prewar population was not 10 percent of ours, this is the equivalent of a million dead and wounded Americans. What justifies America’s participation in this slaughter? Columnist Eric Margolis …

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Yemen’s Ansar Allah Movement (Houthis): What is it?

The Ansar Allah Movement was founded in 1992 under the name of “Faithful Youth Movement”. The movement’s followers are known as the Houthis, named after the founder of the movement Badr al-Din al-Houthi, who is considered its religious leader. While many believe that the Houthis are Shiites, they are in fact from the Zaydi faith, …

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