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US approves $500mn missile sale to Saudi Arabia

US approves $500mn missile sale to Saudi Arabia

The US State Department has approved a possible $500-million sale of missile system support services to Saudi Arabia in defiance of global calls for Washington to stop providing Riyadh with military support due to the regime’s war crimes in Yemen. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday, saying Congress had been notified of the …

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UNICEF: Over 5,000 kids killed by Saudi war on Yemen

Over 5,000 kids killed by Saudi war on Yemen

Over 5,000 children have been killed by Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen since it began in March 2015, says a report by the UN children’s agency. The report published by UNICEF on Tuesday, noted that the Saudi war had killed “an average of five children every day since March 2015.” It added that at least two million Yemeni children were …

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British rights groups call on Theresa May to cancel Saudi crown prince visit UK

British Prime Minister Attends The 37th Gulf Cooperation Council

British rights organizations have called on the UK government to cancel the visit of the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed Bin Salman, to Britain, which was announced by the UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, last month. In a joint letter that was submitted yesterday to May’s office, the organizations said: “The Saudi Crown Prince is responsible for the crimes committed in …

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UNRWA lays off 100 due to US non-cooperation

UNRWA lays off 100 due to US non-cooperation

A United Nations agency that provides aid for millions of Palestinians across the Middle East has been forced to lay off more than 100 employees in Jordan because of the United States’ refusal to allow the transfer of financial aid to the agency. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) announced the …

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Saudi troops kill Shia youth in Qatif

Saudi troops kill Shia youth in Qatif

Saudi Arabian troops have fatally shot a youth during operations carried out in the kingdom’s Shia-populated Qatif region in Eastern Province. Abdullah al-Qallaf was killed on Monday while driving in his car in the town of al-Awamiyah. According to local reports, Qallaf was mistakenly shot by Saudi troops who were targeting a political activist. Following the incident Saudi forces removed …

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Recall of French baby milk products extended to 83 countries

Recall of French baby milk products extended to 83 countries

The head of French dairy company Lactalis says that a recall of baby milk products because of a salmonella scare has been extended to 83 countries from around 30. In an interview with French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche, the president of Lactalis, Emmanuel Besnier, said that more than 12 million boxes of infant milk products are now concerned. They …

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Israel ‘disappointed’ by India’s stance on Jerusalem al-Quds

Israel ‘disappointed’ by India's stance on Jerusalem al-Quds

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said during his visit to India that he is “disappointed” by New Delhi’s refusal to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the so-called capital of the occupying regime. New Delhi joined more than 120 countries last month to vote in favor of a resolution calling for the United States to drop its recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds …

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UN Slams Saudi Arabia for Human Rights Atrocities in Yemen

UN Slams Saudi Arabia for Human Rights Atrocities in Yemen

Widespread destruction from the U.S-backed Saudi airstrikes has displaced over a million people in the region. U.N. report on human rights abuses has accused Saudi Arabia’s coalition airstrikes for causing extensive damage in Yemen. Since the beginning of the war in 2015, at least 10,000 people have been killed in the region. According to information obtained by Al Jazeera, a …

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Video shows female patient left in chilly Baltimore

Video shows female patient left in chilly Baltimore

The viral video of a recently discharged patient being left outside in the cold wearing only a paper gown in the middle of night in the US city of Baltimore has caused widespread outrage and prompted an investigation at the hospital where she received treatment. http://107.189.40.50/ptv//program/20180113/baltimore_patient.mp4 Imamu Baraka was walking by a bus stop in downtown Baltimore on Tuesday night …

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