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A Tragedy Mirroring a National Catastrophe: Conjoined Twins Die in Yemen Under Saudi Blockade

    A Tragedy Mirroring a National Catastrophe: Conjoined Twins Die in Yemen Under Saudi Blockade

SANA’A, YEMEN — Laying inside an incubator with a ventilator in the critical-care unit at al Thwarah Hospital in Yemen’s capital Sana’a, two-week-old Abd al-Khaleq, and Abd al-Rahim  Akram Ali Ahmed, conjoined twins, died on Saturday as their parents, doctors, and local officials looked on helplessly. The twins died after being prevented by Saudi Arabia…

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With 3.8 Million Yemenis Displaced Last Year, New Report Shows Country’s Crisis Growing Worse

    With 3.8 Million Yemenis Displaced Last Year, New Report Shows Country’s Crisis Growing Worse

SANA’A, YEMEN — A report from the Sana’a-based Yemeni government has revealed that the conflict in Yemen — sometimes called the “Forgotten War,” owing to sparse international media coverage — continues to grow more dire with each passing day. Among the report’s most troubling findings are the staggering number of people who were displaced by…

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Afghan Civilians Fear CIA-Backed Death Squads that Can Call In Airstrikes

    Afghan Civilians Fear CIA-Backed Death Squads that Can Call In Airstrikes

NANGARHAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN — Elite CIA-backed special forces in Afghanistan are leaving a trail of carnage in the country. As such units do not operate under the umbrella of the Department of Defense, they have been given near-impunity despite standing accused of war crimes. Last month, the New York Times cited “senior Afghan and international…

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Sana’a Civilians Killed as Saudi Airstrikes Target Yemen’s Capital

    Sana’a Civilians Killed as Saudi Airstrikes Target Yemen’s Capital

SANA’A, YEMEN —  “Saudi fighter jets were hovering above our head and launching very violent raids, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the war began three years ago,” 52-year-old Ali Abdul Salam Damesh told MintPress News. “The neighboring houses shook so much we thought an earthquake hit the area.” Damesh was one of…

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Analysts Confirm: Israel Used Civilian Airliners as Cover in Christmas Day Airstrikes in Syria

  Analysts Confirm: Israel Used Civilian Airliners as Cover in Christmas Day Airstrikes in Syria

As has become the normal practice, Christmas Day’s air raid by Israel directed against targets near Damascus was largely ignored by the US media. Given the fact that Israel has bombed Syria more than two hundred times, the attack itself, which wounded three soldiers at a warehouse, was not particularly notable. But what was significant was the…

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Yemeni Leaders Losing Confidence in UN as Negotiations Falter and Saudi Airstrikes Continue

  Yemeni Leaders Losing Confidence in UN as Negotiations Falter and Saudi Airstrikes Continue

SANA’A, YEMEN — Yemeni forces reportedly targeted Apache helicopters as well as a Saudi airbase in Bir Askar in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern region of Najran on Wednesday evening. The attack was carried out with a salvo of high-precision ballistic missiles dubbed the Badr P-1. The short-range ballistic missile uses a solid-propellant, an upgrade from its…

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Civilians Flee to Yemen’s Harsh Desert as US-Backed Coalition Step up Attacks on Hodeida

  Civilians Flee to Yemen’s Harsh Desert as US-Backed Coalition Step up Attacks on Hodeida

HODEIDA, YEMEN — At least 30 civilians have been killed or injured in a barrage of ongoing airstrikes that began last Sunday, targeting a restaurant, a flour mill, and a bus station in the area of Kilo 16, in Yemen’s southwestern Hodeida province. The United Arab Emirates (UAE), is thought to be responsible for the…

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Civilian Death Toll from US Strikes in Syria and Iraq: 1,061 (Official); 6,575-26,224 (AirWars)

  Civilian Death Toll from US Strikes in Syria and Iraq: 1,061 (Official); 6,575-26,224 (AirWars)

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, the U.S.-led coalition targeting Daesh (ISIS) published a casualty report that has drawn criticism and consternation from independent watchdogs and human-rights groups for severely underestimating the number of civilians killed by coalition airstrikes in Syria and Iraq since operations began in 2014. According to the “official” figures made public by the…

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Israel’s IDF Sets New Annual Record for Killing Children in Palestine

  Israel’s IDF Sets New Annual Record for Killing Children in Palestine

GAZA CITY, PALESTINE — The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have killed at least 35 Palestinian children, around 30 in Gaza and five in the occupied West Bank, making 2018 a record-breaking year for child fatalities in Palestine with nearly four months still to go. The NGO Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP) determined the total…

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In Yemen, Selling, Borrowing, Begging To Save Loved-Ones as Cholera Rages

  In Yemen, Selling, Borrowing, Begging To Save Loved-Ones as Cholera Rages

SANA’A, YEMEN — When his wife’s vomiting and diarrhea simply wouldn’t stop, 40-year-old Ali Sherwaid, an English teacher, did a quick accounting in his head, calibrating the catastrophe that had befallen him. With cholera ravaging his wife, 28 years-old and nine-months pregnant with the couple’s first child, Sherwaid needed to get her medical treatment. Problem…

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