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Saudi Arabia using US-supplied cluster bombs against Yemenis

Truth NGO – A Yemeni journalist says Saudi Arabia is using US-manufactured cluster bombs in its deadly airstrikes targeting civilians in the impoverished country. Speaking on a live TV program on Friday, Hasan al-Buhaiiti displayed the fragments of a US-made bomb that had been dropped by a Saudi jet on the Hamdan district of Yemen’s west-central Sana’a province on Thursday. …

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8 civilians killed in Saudi airstrikes across Yemen in past 24 hours

Truth NGO – At least eight civilians, including women and children, have been killed in Saudi Arabia’s multiple airstrikes across war-torn Yemen during the past 24 hours. Yemen’s official Saba news agency, citing a military source, reported on Sunday that seven of the victims were women and children. The airstrikes targeted various areas across Sana’a, Hajjah and Sa’ada provinces. The …

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a Saudi jets attack Sana’a amid funeral for Houthi official

Truth NGO – Tens of thousands of Yemenis have taken to the streets of the capital, Sana’a, to hold a funeral procession for a senior official from the Houthi Ansarullah movement who was killed in a Saudi airstrike. The Yemenis gathered in Sana’a on Saturday to pay tribute to Saleh al-Samad, the chairman of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council, who lost …

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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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