Representatives of Saudi Arabia and Iran held a new round of talks in Baghdad. Iraq is now acting as a mediator to help the two countries ease tensions. The meeting reportedly discussed “unresolved issues between the two countries in accordance with the previously agreed roadmap, including diplomatic representation between the two countries.” The Iraqi press noted that, … [Read more...] about Tehran – Riyadh: the Ice Seems to Break
IBB, YEMEN — Yemeni lecturer and professor Mohammed Ali (a pseudonym, by his family’s request) was in a dazed state when he was suddenly told that he was being fired and would longer be allowed to enter the Saudi University at which he taught. Last week, the head of the university in Asir province in southern Saudi Arabia told Ali over the phone that his contract was being … [Read more...] about A Saudi Move to Deport Yemeni Professionals En Masse is Likely to Backfire Dramatically
SANA`A, YEMEN — When the well ran dry, Abu Yahya al-Hamdani, who provides water to many residents of the Saruf neighborhood in northeastern Sana`a, had no warning. Last week, the water table dipped lower in his water well and the pump began to suck air. For the families in the neighborhood, to whom the danger of water shortage suddenly became visible, the specter of dying of … [Read more...] about Can Saudis/US Use Water Crisis to Bring Yemenis to Their Knees?
The serious, or rather the deplorable, situation in Yemen – something that nobody knows how and when it is possible to change, and bring the country to a normal state of affairs – continues to profoundly disturb the entire world community. In this regard, the question arises: how did this country, located on the outskirts of the Arabian Peninsula, become plunged for many years … [Read more...] about Yemen is Trapped as the US and Saudi Aggression Carried On
With Saudi Arabia’s strategic partnership with the UAE largely unravelling in the face of a directly growing competition and rivalry between them — which in turn is an outcome of the UAE’s own bid to position itself as the new leader of the ‘Sunni Muslim world’, and Saudi Arabia’s bid to ensure its survival as the traditional hegemon – ‘Gulf unity’ is facing an unprecedented … [Read more...] about Saudia-UAE Rivalry Upends ‘Gulf Unity’
AL-BAYDA, YEMEN — President Joe Biden gave a lot of people a sense of cautious optimism when he took to the campaign trail and promised to bring a swift end to the Saudi-led war on Yemen. The oil-rich monarchy, supported heavily by the United States, has been waging arguably the deadliest military campaign of the past decade on the forgotten country for over six years, exacting … [Read more...] about Yemen: Biden Shrugs Off Campaign Promise as US Backs New Saudi Offensive and AQAP Support
It goes without saying that the so-called Syria’s civil war is the most dangerous and destructive crisis on the planet. Hundreds of thousands have already perished in this conflict, while around ten million Syrians have been displaced since early 2011. To start this conflict and then keep its fires burning, the US and its satellites have spent billions of dollars. It’s curious … [Read more...] about Washington’s Secret War on Syria by CIA Operation Timber Sycamore