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Saudi Arabia Killed Nearly 100 Civilians In Yemen With American-Made Bombs

Saudi Arabia Killed Nearly 100 Civilians In Yemen With American-Made Bombs

A Saudi airstrike hit a crowded marketplace in Mastaba, Yemen, on March 15, killing at least 97 civilians, including 25 children. “We saw people shredded to pieces. Some with no head, no hands…Unrecognizable,” one survivor told Human Rights Watch when a researcher from the organization investigated the site two weeks later. It was one of the deadliest strikes in 12-month-old …

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UK arms sold to Saudi Arabia may breach international law in Yemen, Labour says

UK arms sold to Saudi Arabia may breach international law in Yemen, Labour says

Labour is calling for the urgent re-establishment of parliament’s watchdog on arms exports to investigate whether British weapons sold to Saudi Arabia are breaching international humanitarian law in Yemen. Hilary Benn, the shadow foreign secretary, urged action by the House of Commons committee on arms export controls after it emerged that the body has not re-convened since the general election …

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Human rights activists project ‘Daesh Bank’ onto Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Berlin

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Human-rights activists have projected the Isis flag and the phrase “Daesh bank” onto the side of the Saudi embassy in Berlin. The “guerrilla light project” was organised by artist Oliver Bienkowski, who wanted to highlight the country’s relationship with the extreme Islamist movement and its much-criticised human rights record. Saudi Arabia has been accused of indirectly creating Isis through the …

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Germany approves arms exports to Saudi Arabia and Oman: ministry letter

Germany approves arms exports to Saudi Arabia and Oman: ministry letter

The German government has approved several arms export deals with countries in the Middle East, including delivery of 23 Airbus helicopters to Saudi Arabia, according to an Economy Ministry letter seen by Reuters on Monday. Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel has vowed to be much more cautious in licensing arms exports, unnerving Germany’s sizeable defense industry and signaling a change in …

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Saudi Arabia becomes world’s biggest arms importer

Saudi Arabia becomes world's biggest arms importer

Saudi Arabia overtook India in 2014 as the world’s biggest importer of defence equipment, fuelled by tensions in the Middle East, according to a study published Sunday by respected analysts IHS Jane’s. Global defence trade currently stands at $64.4bn, said the report from the London-based defence specialists. The figure has been driven by “unparallelled demand from the emerging economies for …

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Saudi Arabia blocks UN aid ship bound for Yemen

Saudi Arabia blocks UN aid ship bound for Yemen

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) says Saudi Arabia has seized a ship carrying food for Yemen over “humanitarian IT equipment” and diverted it to its southwestern province of Jizan, Press TV reported. The WFP’s senior regional spokeswoman, Abeer Etefa, said the MV Mainport Cedar was diverted to Jizan last Thursday while it was traveling from Djibouti to an …

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Saudi Arabia executes Sheikh Nimr

Sheikh Nimr

Saudi Arabia has executed Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr along 46 other people in defiance of international calls for the release of the prominent Shia cleric and other jailed political dissidents in the kingdom.

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