Iranian Warships Deployed Off Yemen Coast after US Bombed Houthi Targets

By Russia Today, Iran has deployed a fleet of warships to the Gulf of Aden, the republic’s naval commander has confirmed. The deployment follows US cruise missile strikes on Yemeni positions thought to be under Houthi rebel control. The Iranian Navy has sent the warships to international waters for a mission that includes entering the […]

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Allies No More? Saudi Suddenly Halts Egypt Fuel Shipments

By The Associated Press, Egypt says it has secured fuel imports to make up for a shortfall caused by Saudi Arabia’s abrupt decision to halt previously agreed shipments, avoiding a potentially politically costly fuel shortage and propelling the issue of oil onto the center stage of an escalating Saudi-Egypt spat. Saudi Arabia agreed in April […]

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Horn of Africa, Pivot of the World

By Gérard Prunier | for Le Monde diplomatique, Ethiopian army reconnaissance units crossed into the Tsorona region of Eritrea shortly before dawn on 12 June, and encountered Eritrean patrols. Within minutes, a long stretch of the former front line in the war of 1998-2000 erupted into heavy artillery shelling, tank movement and gunfire. Eritrea condemned […]

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Ethiopians Head into Yemen while Refugees Flee the Other Way

By Rachel Savage and Mohammed Ali Kalfood | for IRIN, Nearly 35,000 people have made the journey southwards across the strait (which translates as ‘Gate of Tears’) to the tiny authoritarian state of Djibouti since March 2015, when Houthi Shia rebels overthrew the Yemeni government and Saudi Arabia responded with a relentless bombing campaign. Just […]

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Saudi Arabia to Open Military Base in Djibouti

By Asharq-Al-Awsat, The Saudi Council of Ministers headed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz entrusted the Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who is also Second Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence, or whoever he delegates, with discussions with the Djibouti government about a draft agreement on […]

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Arab Coalition in Yemen Expands into the Horn of Africa

By Foreign Policy Diary, The Emirati Armed Forces has started to use actively the Eritrean ports. According to our information, at least, three landing craft belonging to the United Arab Emirates were docked in the port of Assab on September 16. A diplomatic row between Djibouti and UAE took precedence of these developments. On 28 […]

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