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Is the Bombing of Yemen about to End?

The fallout from the Saudi murder of journalist Jamal Kashoggi in Istanbul has far-reaching consequences. Not only did the investment fair of Davos in the Desert see some major deserters, but Bin Salman actually said something nice about Qatar.  Coverage of the Kashoggi affair has at long last also opened up major media coverage of the Saudi role in More...

by Daniel Martin Varisco | Published 9 months ago
By Daniel Martin Varisco On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Kashoggi, Yemen and the War on Journalism

For the past week, the news cycle on the Middle East has been focused, for obvious reasons, on the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Turkish authorities More...

By Sara El-Zelit On Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
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Israeli Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee delegation visits top officials

The Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Avi Dichter A delegation of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee was scheduled to begin on Monday an official four-day visit to Belgium and Holland. More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Saturday, October 6th, 2018
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What makes Yemen a “legitimate” state?

The media, reinforced by a mischievous U.N. resolution, consistently refer to the exiled Yemeni interim president Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi as the “legitimate” leader of Yemen.  The Huthis, who with the aid of More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Monday, October 1st, 2018
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The Banana Republic with very few Bananas

The Saudis are feeling offended that another country might criticize their dismal record of human rights. Last August Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland tweeted that a Canadian citizen, Raif Badawi, and More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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How many Children have to die?

The exact number of Yemeni children killed by Saudi bombing and malnutrition caused by the war has yet to be officially determined, but the number is certainly in the thousands. Overall the fighting and its consequences More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
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Talking about Peace

One thing seems clear after over three years of an unwinnable war in Yemen that has created the worst humanitarian disaster in the world: it is past time to find a way out for all sides. The UN envoy Martin Griffiths More...

By MENATidningen.se On Monday, September 10th, 2018
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Where is Princess Latifa of Dubai?

Princess Latifa has alleged that her father, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai, abused her since she was a minor and severely restricted her personal freedom. She attempted to escape in More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
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Socotra and Little Sparta

While the war on the Yemeni mainland drags on with daily deaths from violence inflicted from all sides and a largely ignored humanitarian crisis, there is a new twist in the overall dreadful scenario. The island More...

By Sara El-Zelit On Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
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Minister for Foreign Affairs calls on Israel to respect the right to peaceful protest

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström calls on Israel to respect the right to peaceful protest. Every state, Israel included, has a right to defend its borders, but all measures taken must be proportionate More...