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Yemeni Journalist: Saudi Arabia’s Total Blockade on Yemen is “Death Sentence” for All

Saudi Arabia’s Total Blockade on Yemen is “Death Sentence” for All

United Nations officials say Yemen will face the world’s largest famine in decades if the Saudi-led coalition refuses to lift its blockade on deliveries of aid. On Monday, the coalition shut air, land and sea routes into Yemen after Houthi rebels fired a missile that was intercepted near the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Saudi Arabia says its blockade is needed to …

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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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Human rights claimants signed a war cooperation deal

Amid Yemen war, Saudi signs military cooperation deal with Britain

Britain and Saudi Arabia have signed a framework deal on military and security cooperation as the Riyadh regime intensifies its ongoing campaign against Yemen. According to the Saudi state news agency SPA, the deal was signed as British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon discussed military cooperation with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who serves as the kingdom’s defense minister and deputy …

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Some Arab countries and EU, block efforts for Saudi war crimes in Yemen

Some Arab countries and EU, block efforts for Saudi war crimes in Yemen

A brutal conflict and a fast-deteriorating humanitarian situation are devastating the lives of millions of children in Yemen and have brought the country to the point of collapse. A UNICEF report, Children of the brink, highlights the heavy toll that the violence in Yemen is having on children and the deterioration in an already precarious humanitarian situation. A Saudi-led coalition …

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Saudi airstrikes on Yemen amount to war crimes: HRW

Saudi airstrikes on Yemen amount to war crimes

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has denounced the air raids conducted by Saudi Arabia and its allies in Yemen as “war crimes,” calling on the United Nations to launch an investigation into the fatal strikes. The rights organization cited on Tuesday five “apparently unlawful” Saudi aerial assaults in Yemen between June 9 and August 4, which killed 39 civilians, among them …

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