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UK arms sales to Saudis topped £1.1bn in first half of 2017

UK arms sales to Saudis topped £1.1bn in first half of 2017

Britain’s sales of military equipment to Saudi Arabia hit £1.1 billion in the first six months of this year, according to the latest government data. The UK sold £836 million worth of arms and military hardware to the Saudi kingdom between April and June, up from £280 million between January and March, according to statistics by the Department for International …

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Israeli report: Israel sold arms to Myanmar during violence against Rohingya

Israel sold arms to Myanmar during violence against Rohingya

The Israeli regime has continued to sell advanced weaponry worth tens of millions of dollars to Myanmar even after a deadly government-sanctioned military campaign against Rohingya civilians in the Southeast Asian country came to light, an Israeli report has revealed. Israeli daily Haaretz reported on Monday that Tel Aviv supplied “Super-Dvora MK III” navy boats to Myanmar as recently as …

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UK uses troops to boost arms sales to PG states

UK uses troops to boost arms sales to PG states

The British government has been accused of using its soldiers to demonstrate and promote weapon sales to Persian Gulf Arab kingdoms amid their continued involvement in the Saudi-led military aggression in Yemen that has left thousands of civilian casualties. UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) is now facing new calls to reveal specifics of its use of British troops to …

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UNICEF says future of 4.5 Yemeni schoolchildren at stake

UNICEF says future of 4.5 Yemeni schoolchildren at stake

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has warned that the future of up to 4.5 million schoolchildren in the war-torn Yemen is uncertain as thousands of teachers refuse to attend classes for not receiving their salaries during the past year. “The future of 4.5 million students hangs in the balance,” Rajat Madhok, the spokesman of the UN the …

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Saudi-led coalition on draft UN blacklist for killing Yemeni kids

Saudi-led coalition on draft UN blacklist for killing Yemeni kids

A confidential draft United Nations report has blacklisted the Saudi-led coalition for killing and maiming children during its military campaign against Yemen, a report says. “In Yemen, the coalition’s actions objectively led to the listing for the killing and maiming of children, with 683 child casualties attributed to this party, and, as a result of being responsible for 38 verified …

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Report: Endless Israeli Occupations

Israel to construct 2,000 new settler units in occupied West Bank

Israeli officials are expected to advance plans for the construction of 2,000 new settler units in the occupied West Bank irrespective of the international outcry against the Israeli regime’s land expropriation and settlement expansion policies in Palestinian territories. An unnamed Israeli official told Israel’s Hebrew-language Haaretz newspaper that the plans could be approved within the next week. The official added …

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How Independent Kurdistan Will Allow Israel to Kill Two Birds With One Stone

How Independent Kurdistan Will Allow Israel to Kill Two Birds With One Stone

Iraqi expert told Sputnik, The Kurdistan independence vote scheduled for September 25 will play into Tel Aviv’s hands: an independent Kurdish state would allow Israel to solve its energy issues and weaken its regional rivals Iraq and Syria. For his part, a Syrian general revealed what steps the Syrian Army is taking to halt Kurdish separatism. Israel has good reason …

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UK exploiting Saudi-Qatar crisis with arms sales

Report reveals UK exploiting Qatar crisis for own profit through arms exports

Britain is exploiting a rift between several Arab countries of the Persian Gulf and Qatar through designating both sides as the “priority markets” for its arms sales, a report suggests. The Middle East Eye (MEE) report cited a list of 46 states highlighted by the UK Department for International Trade Defense and Security Organization as potentially lucrative markets for weapons …

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