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Report Warns Yemen's Famine Risks Killing Thousands Daily
A new report from the Famine Early Warning Systems Network is cautioning that if the ongoing blockade of northern Yemen's ports continue, it will lead to a rapid deterioration in food security, and quickly lead to killing thousands of people daily. The report already puts 15 million people within Ye
Everywhere Surge: US Mideast Deployments Up 33% in Four Months
The Pentagon isn't always honest about troop levels overseas, but their quarterly reports have shown a precipitous rise in ground troop deployments across the Middle East since June. Perhaps most interestingly, these deployments came entirely after the announced escalations in Iraq and Syria had alr
Now is the Time: Research on Gender Justice, Conflict and Fragility in the Middle East and North Africa
Download PDF (716.39 KB) By Farah Kobaissy The realization of women's rights and gender justice in the Middle East and North Africa is inseparably entwined with conflict resolution and peace building efforts explains Farah Kobaissy. "No matter where you are, everyone says that now is not the time to
Hezbollah Leader Says 'Mission Accomplished' Against Islamic State
Leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah announced on Monday that Hezbollah has vowed to redirect its jihadi efforts from Iraq to Lebanon, describing its offensive against the Islamic State (ISIS) as "mission accomplished." Nasrallah's comments come as Lebanon, Hezbollah's most prominent stronghold, and Tehra
State Department Issues Saudi Arabia Travel Warning Over Terrorist Attack Risk
The Department of State Tuesday issued a statement urging its citizens to carefully consider the risks of travelling to Saudi Arabia due to the threats from terrorist groups and the threat of ballistic missile attacks on civilians by rebel forces in Yemen. The warning came just two weeks after U.S.-
Could Saudi Arabia and Iran really go to war?
Saudi Arabia and Iran's ongoing battle for power and influence rages on in the Middle East but analysts aren't convinced that an all-out war will happen, yet. Many neighboring countries have been drawn into the conflict with Qatar, Yemen, Syria and Lebanon becoming proxy battlegrounds in the fight f
You need to listen to what these 2 IDF soldiers have to say
What would you do if you were given the chance to change one of the world's most disturbing misconceptions and deceptions? StandWithUs' (SWU) tenth "Israeli Soldiers Tour" (IST) recently came to conclusion, when six teams of two reservist IDF soldiers returned home, after touring throughout the Unit
Hezbollah Forces Are On High Combat Readiness To Counter Israeli Threats
The situation in the Middle East is developing. The expected conflict between the resistance axis, primarily Hezbollah, and the Saudi-Israeli block is the current center of attention. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Iran wants to deploy its troops in Syria on a permanent basis "
Trump Admin Asks Supreme Court to Allow Travel Ban to Take Effect
In more immigration news, the Trump administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow Trump's latest travel ban to take effect, following an appeals court ruling last week that blocked part of it from being enacted. This latest travel ban removed Sudan from the original list and added the cou
Trump Admin Asks Supreme Court to Override Appeals Court Decision Limiting Travel Ban
Voice of America News/Wikimedia Commons After an appeals court allowed only President Donald Trump to implement only part of his travel ban, the administration requested on Monday that the Supreme Court override that decision and allow the federal government to fully implement the ban. The administr
Defeat of ISIS in last stronghold signals new stage of US war in Syria
Syrian government troops, supported by Iranian-backed Iraqi and Lebanese Shia militia forces, have routed ISIS from its last stronghold in Syria, the Euphrates River town of Albu Kamal just across the border from Iraq. Far from signaling an end to the US intervention in Syria, launched in the name o
US Sanctions European Companies Over Iran 'Counterfeiting Scheme'
If one were going to counterfeit a circulating currency, the Yemeni Rial seems like it would be among the last choices. A war-torn country with the worst economy in the Middle East and substantial inflation, Yemen's Rial is not even widely traded internationally, unsurprising given the country is un
Trump Administration Ends TPS for 50,000 Haitians
Over 5,000 Haitians with Temporary Protected Status Live In New York NEW YORK - This evening, the Trump Administration terminated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians living in the U.S. This decision affects 50,000 people, including approximately 5,200 individuals in New York. The Administr
Trump asks Supreme Court to allow full travel ban
The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court for President Trump's travel ban to be fully enacted after a California appeals court ruled that only portions of the ban could be put into effect. The White House argued on Monday that the latest ban "is based on national-security and foreign-af
Market Uncertainty Ahead as OPEC Looks to Extend Production Cut Through 2018
All eyes in the oil market will be on OPEC next week as members gather in Vienna for the cartel's meeting. Market participants expect OPEC, along with their non-OPEC allies, to follow through with an extension of production cuts through the end of 2018. The Iranian oil minister on Monday confirmed t
US designates Qods Force counterfeit cash operation
The US Treasury Department yesterday designated an Iranian network that has procured "advanced equipment and materials to print counterfeit Yemeni bank notes potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars" for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' (IRGC) Qods Force. One of the five branches of t
U.S. strikes al-Qaida in Yemen
WASHINGTON - U.S forces carried out two airstrikes Nov. 19-20 in Yemen targeting al-Qaida militants in Bayda governorate, according to U.S. Central Command. The results of the strikes are still being assessed, but the recent salvos carried out by U.S. forces in the region caps more than 100 strik
The battle for the lands of the caliphate
ANALYSIS/OPINION: Soon after taking office, President Trump ordered his national security advisers to provide "a complete strategic review of our policy toward the rogue regime in Iran." Last month, based on that review, he announced a new strategy "to confront the Iranian regime's hostile actions,"
Trump administration asks SCOTUS to allow all of travel ban to go into effect pending appeal
The third version of the travel ban places varying levels of restrictions on foreign nationals from eight countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Somalia and Yemen. A district court in Hawaii blocked this iteration of the travel ban from going into effect last month. But a three
NEO - Gangsterism, Mob Rule and War
Gordon Duff, VT Sr. Editor ... with New Eastern Outlook, MoscowThe Syrian Justice Minister Najam Al-Hamad sat next to Gordon as he gave his bombshell talk [ Editor's Note: We frankly get a little lonely being the only ones to write material like this. We are still waiting for our first Congressional