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Spain urged not to sell warships, arms to Saudis ahead of bin Salman’s trip

Truth NGO – A coalition of leading rights organizations have urged Spain, the last stop on the Saudi crown prince’s international tour, to scrap its planned sale of warships and weapons to the aggressive regime in Riyadh. UK-based rights body Amnesty International, British charity Oxfam, and environmental campaigner Greenpeace, and a number of other rights entities made the plea as …

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UK: Human rights organisations reject UAE policies in the region

Human rights organisations reject UAE policies in the region

The International Campaign for Justice and the Stop the War Coalition have called for a firm stance against UAE’s current policies In a statement received by Quds Press the two organizations called on countries around the world to stop rms deals with a state that is committing severe crimes in the region. They also called on the United Nations’ Secretary-General …

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European Parliament renews call for arms embargo on Saudi Arabia the day after Theresa May visits the country

European Parliament renews call for arms embargo on Saudi Arabia the day after Theresa May visits the country

The European Parliament has renewed its call for an EU-wide arms embargo against Saudi Arabia the day after Theresa May visited the country with a pledge to build a close relationship with its regime. MPs voted by 368 to 221 to back an embargo against the autocratic petrostate, whose intervention in Yemen has been blamed for causing thousands of civilian …

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Saudi poisonous gas behind Yemen’s cholera epidemic: Official

Saudi poisonous gas behind Yemen's cholera epidemic Official

A high-ranking Yemeni military official says Saudi Arabia’s massive bombing campaign with poison gas is to blame for the humanitarian crisis and cholera epidemic in the conflict-plagued Arabian Peninsula country. Yemen’s army spokesman Brigadier General Sharaf Luqman said on Sunday that Saudi Arabia is the main culprit for the current cholera epidemic among Yemen’s vulnerable population as Saudi fighter jets …

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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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Trump Has Killed More Civilians with Illegal Drone Strikes in 9 Months Than Obama Did in 8 Years

Trump Has Killed More Civilians with Illegal Drone Strikes in 9 Months Than Obama Did in 8 Years

While the mainstream media focuses on anything but the current state of U.S. intervention in the Middle East, the Trump Administration is breaking records by accumulating a horrific number of civilian deaths. Former President Obama earned the nickname of “Drone King” when he dramatically escalated the use of drone strikes, while also downplaying the number of innocent civilians who became …

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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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Jeremy Corbyn’s minister for peace calls for arms embargo on Yemen coalition

Jeremy Corbyn's minister for peace calls for arms embargo on Yemen coalition

Fabian Hamilton has called for ban on arms exports to all members of the Saudi-led coalition and for the creation of a Ministry of Peace A Labour government would ban exports of British-made weapons to all members of the Saudi-led bombing campaign against Yemen, Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow minister for peace has told Middle East Eye. “We should not be selling …

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Hundreds rally in Tel Aviv for recognition of alleged Yemenite children kidnappings

Hundreds rally for recognition of alleged Yemenite children kidnappings

Elderly mothers of children who disappeared are among traffic-blocking protesters in Tel Aviv; Likud MK who oversaw efforts to declassify documents on affair heckled Several hundred protesters gathered in Tel Aviv on Monday to call for government recognition of the alleged mass kidnappings in the so-called missing Yemenite children affair nearly 70 years ago, in a demonstration attended by several …

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