President Vladimir Putin Historic Speech ~ 70th session UN General Assembly

Originally posted on Where is Putin?:
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr. President Mr. Secretary General, Distinguished heads of state and government, Ladies and gentlemen, The 70th anniversary of the United Nations is a good occasion to both take stock of history and talk about our common future. In 1945, the countries that defeated Nazism joined their efforts to lay a solid foundation for the postwar world order. Let me remind you…

Day 194 Yemen Under Attack ~ Wounded Yemenis Crowd Hospitals ~ Waiting for the UN … zzzzz

Wounded Yemenis Crowd Hospitals TEHRAN (FNA)– The conflict in Yemen has overwhelmed aid groups with massive humanitarian needs arising from months of Saudi violence and destruction, as the Monarchy’s backing of terrorist groups and its air campaign in the Yemeni provinces has made the situation worse in the war-stricken country. [PHOTOS]

Iranian Ayatollah: Emancipate Islam’s Holy Sites From Saudi Control, Hand Mecca To ‘Men Of Piety’

SOURCE Saudi Arabia and Iran’s increasingly bitter dispute about Islamic pilgrimages to Mecca escalated after a senior Iranian cleric publicly called Saudi custodianship of Islam’s two holiest sites as “servitude” and called for their “emancipation.” Ayatollah Javadi Amoli, speaking to an Iranian seminary class, also denounced the Saudi government’s ongoing military campaign in Yemen, Iranian … More Iranian Ayatollah: Emancipate Islam’s Holy Sites From Saudi Control, Hand Mecca To ‘Men Of Piety’

The City Of Ibb

Originally posted on The Velvet Rocket:
A first view of the city of Ibb from a distance… Ibb is at an elevation of nearly 7,000 feet and the surrounding mountains ensure ample rainfall for the region, making this one of the greenest areas in Yemen: Interestingly (and coincidentally), the route we followed on the first…