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Iran loses ground in Africa as Sudan joins Saudi coalition in Yemen

  Special to WorldTribune.com Iran may be losing its grip on its gateway to Africa as Sudan moves closer to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has deposited $1 billion in the central bank of sanctions-hit Sudan over the past two months, the Sudanese state minister for finance said on Aug. 12. “We received a deposit for […]

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Eritrean plane forced to land in Saudi Arabia

Addis Ababa, 13 August 2015 (WIC) – Saudi fighter jets on Tuesday intercepted an Eritrean plane and forced it to land in King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Airport in Jazan, said Yassine al-Qassem, deputy media spokesman in the province of Jazan. It was not clear whether the plane was civilian or military, but Qassem said […]

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What are African countries really doing in Yemen?

7 May 2015 When Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser deployed tens of thousands of troops in Yemen in the mid 1960s for several years to support a nationalist coup modelled on his own, ‘It was a bloody and fruitless experience that historians call “Egypt’s Vietnam,”’ as The New York Times recently wrote. Will the current Saudi-led military intervention […]

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In Yemen, Trying to Save People Without Selling Out

From Foreign Policy Yemenis desperately need hundreds of millions of dollars in humanitarian aid being offered by Saudi Arabia. But relief workers are wary of taking the money while Saudi airstrikes continue. BY LARA JAKES MAY 4, 2015   Humanitarian aid groups that have been a lifeline to millions of desperate people in Yemen are considering rejecting a […]

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“Yemen is Going Completely Down the Drain,”says UN Refugees Chief

BY LARA JAKES APRIL 23, 2015 – 10:10 AM Thousands of refugees are fleeing Yemen every day to escape a country that the United Nations says is on “the brink of total disaster” as Saudi Arabian airstrikes continue to pound Houthi rebels who have seized control of Sanaa and other swaths of Yemen. U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees […]

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Sudanese at the Polls Today

April 13, 2015–Reuters reports that Sudanese voters are at the polls today for a three-day election that is being boycotted by the opposition. President Omar al-Bashir is expected to win. The presidential and parliamentary election is the first since the independence of South Sudan and the loss of one-third of its land and nearly all […]

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Somalia Authorizes Saudi Arabia to use Somali airspace for Yemen airstrikes

Addis Ababa, 8 April 2015 (WIC) – Somalia’s government has officially acknowledged that it has allowed Saudi Arabia to use its airspace for conducting airstrikes against Houthi militia forces in Yemen. In an interview with the BBC Somali service on Tuesday (April 7), Somalia’s Foreign Minister, Abdisalam Omer ‘Hadliye’, said that Somalia had “officially approved […]

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