US Changes Its Role in Yemeni War As It Seeks to Impose ‘Peace Deal’ on Its Terms
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US Changes Its Role in Yemeni War As It Seeks to Impose ‘Peace Deal’ on Its Terms

In his first speech on foreign policy President Joe Biden announced that the United States would would end its support for Saudi Arabia’s genocidal war in Yemen. This would include a ban on selling weapons that facilitated ‘offensive operations’ by Saudi Arabia and its allies in Yemen. However, Biden went on to qualify his comments by stating…

New UN Report: Millions of Yemeni Children Face Acute Malnutrition
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New UN Report: Millions of Yemeni Children Face Acute Malnutrition

“The increasing number of children going hungry in Yemen should shock us all into action. More children will die with every day that passes without action,” the report says. Underscoring the urgent need to end a war that is responsible for what it calls the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis,” the United Nations on Friday published…

Saudi Arabia Stands at the Threshold of New Difficulties and Troubles
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Saudi Arabia Stands at the Threshold of New Difficulties and Troubles

A senior Israeli official told the London-based Arab news agency Elaph that the Saudis have stopped all behind-the-scenes negotiations with Israel. He claims that Saudi Arabia will not sign any peace agreement with Israel unless there is progress on the Palestinian issue. This and other reports in the world media came about two months after…

Egypt’s Search for a Fig Leaf: It’s Not the Handball World Championship
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Egypt’s Search for a Fig Leaf: It’s Not the Handball World Championship

Hosting major sports tournaments can confer prestige on a country, but in the case of Egypt, the 2021 Handball World Championship will do little to repair its relations with the US, Italy and states in the Gulf, argues James M. Dorsey in this analysis. Egyptian general-turned president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi sees the 2021 men’s handball…